Meanwhile, back at Hogwarts…

Summertime for the Rossmans is jam-packed. The kids spend a lot of time with both sets of grandparents, as well as their cousins from Arizona who spend a few weeks in temperate Oregon every July. Meanwhile, Dr. Rossman and I go about our work weeks, visit the kids at their grandparents’ on the weekends and […]

My Demands are Simple

Today there will be no: arguing talking about poop, farts or related topics fart sounds horseplay arguing in the car new messes Today there will be: Starbucks handmade gifts clean rooms clean fingernails posing for photos without objection brunch quiet reading quiet drawing quiet anything snow

Royals

Did you watch the Royal Wedding? Or were you like me who forgot to set the alarm? I awoke last Friday morning to a severe tongue-lashing from my 7 y.o. daughter who I’d promised to wake for the big event. I remember watching Diana’s wedding when I was 8 and I thought it would be […]

All in a weekend’s work

People are always asking me how I paint so fast, and really – I don’t.  I think I actually start painting them in my head the moment I first see the photo, then more so the night before I get to work. The actual painting part is just a formality by then. This weekend, for […]

True Colors

I am not fun. My kids will tell you. I have never  been one to play blocks and Barbies, Hot Wheels or board games. I can’t sit still that long. I mean, I do my best but I’ve got stuff to DO. Always. However the kids and I do spend some good times in my […]