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Dec 09
2011

Pantry Clean


Today I cleaned the pantry. A colony of ants took residence in my house since the temperature dropped from reasonable to where-is-my-puffy-coat-from-Minnesota cold, and I could not risk finding a character from a Bug’s Life lounging in my rolled oats. After taking everything out, wiping the boards clean, and lining them with this funky red liner, I could breathe again. Sigh.

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Nov 21
2011

It’s Beginning to Look a lot like


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May 01
2011

The Laundry Situation II


A month ago I decided to look for a housekeeper. I posted the job on care.com and was surprised to receive so many responses. At first I thought it would be difficult to narrow down all the applicants to just one, and then I started reading the responses. I posted the job for Saturday morning, between 6-9AM, because the boys have gymnastics later in the morning. Well, I received all types of responses from people…

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Feb 02
2011

Dallas Ain’t No Minneapolis


Today is ice day number two. The boys’ daycare and my work are closed. Oh, and Coserv keeps intermittently shutting off the power. We’re literally trapped inside a cold house because the roads are hibernating under a sheet of, what looks like, the frozen tundra. Growing up, I used to not-so-affectionately call my hometown the frozen tundra, but there a several things I appreciate about Minnesota (and yes, there are black people in Minnesota, in…

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Feb 01
2011

Library


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