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  • Hanging From the Lampshade

      Morning number two found Snowflake and Snowman hanging by ribbons from our kitchen island lights.  Each had two jingle bells hanging from a ribbon, a gift for our little ones. Jude is becoming especially watchful of our elves.  He ate a carrot tonight, under their watchful eye.  A whole slice of carrot!  And he […]

  • The Elf on the Shelf

    Our elves arrived yesterday…  We came home from Target to find them sitting under our tree.  At first, we were not sure of what their purpose was, but after reading the book we realized they are Santa’s helpers, sent to be his eyes and ears to decide whether or not our children will be on […]

  • Jar of Hearts

    Yup.  That’s right. My streak of pop song covers continues.  Today’s dish is a serving of ‘Jar of Hearts’ by Christina Perri.  Heard this song on the radio and got all weepy and knew I had to cover it.   Click to play: Jar of Hearts Revision:  I added a second version in the original […]

  • Black Friday 2011

    This year in support of our 99%, we chose to boycott Black Friday sales (no, that did not prohibit us from looking at the ads for the deals).  This was the first black Friday in years where we have not counted ourselves among the early risers hustling through the Targets and Toys R Us stores […]


This is the archive for November, 2011.


Gigi Said

  • Topless Tapas 2012-11-03 18:44:52-

    Tami was leaving to go out with her friend and the kids begged to go with her. I said, "you don't want to go with mom, she is going to the Tapas bar and we are going to stay here and play games."

    Gigi stiffened, "That's weird", she said as she blushed. I processed fast and realized the problem. "TAPAS bar. It means 'small plate', not TOPLESS bar!"

Jude Said

  • Nicknames 2013-01-04 21:30:33-

    The checker at the store asked our always conversational little boy what his name was. He replied "Jude" then added "but sometimes they call me pumpkin brown". LOL.

    And they are right. We call him that after the folksong that we sing sometimes.

A long time ago…