Halloween, Part 1

I’m a little behind the eight ball this year with regard to Halloween. I mean, we took that vacation earlier this month so I didn’t have time (read: energy) to decorate the house like I usually do. Plus, my husband put our upright freezer right underneath the door to the attic, so I can’t go […]

Down on the Farm

We live in the city. Not like a really big city or anything, but a neighborhood, where the kids are walking distance from school and I could ride my bike to the store if I wanted to. (I don’t.) As a kid, I grew up in the country, ten miles out of our small town. […]

Lessons

I learned a lesson today. It was the kind of lesson that you know, if you’re a parent, your kids teach you without either of you knowing it. The kind that makes you feel very, very small. God knows I’m not a model parent. I’m moody and ill-tempered. I have little patience. I swear. I […]

Beige

The family took a long weekend vacation to Arizona. (Thanks mom and sis!) We needed it. I can’t remember the last time we took a vacation as a family, nor the last time my husband took more than one day in a row to just relax. Or me, for that matter. Let me tell you […]

Dia de los Muertos

There is this show coming up at the end of the month that’s calling for art inspired by Dia de los Muertos. I had such luck painting my daughter as a two-headed girl a few weeks ago, that I thought I’d try my hand at painting her as a Catrina figure. Today we drove to my parents’ house […]