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How to medicate with legal substances

Last night after we received the final estimate on how much it’s going to cost us to replace the sewer line — more than our entire kitchen remodel — I called the neighbor who had deluded herself into thinking that Jon and I were going to a costume party as plumbers to give her the [...]

He loves it when we call him Snugglebunny especially in front of his friends

When renting doesn’t seem like such a bad idea

In winter there is a ferocious monster who roams the streets of Salt Lake City terrorizing neighborhoods. It’s called the Abominable Snow Plow, and with one quick pass of your house it can dump ten feet of dirty snow from the street into the driveway you just spent two hours clearing. The first winter we [...]


My big girl

Leta must be experiencing a growth spurt because she has eaten three full meals a day for several days in a row. Jon and I both know that this probably won’t last, so every time she eats a good meal we shower her with positive feedback like, “Such a good girl!” or “What a big [...]


This is the bunny doll I bought from Loobylu. The other doll came with a name, but this one I got to name, so I call her Molly because she looks like a Molly. Yesterday she brought me much happiness when I needed it. Thank you, Claire.

I wish I knew then what I know now

While having dinner at my mother’s house on Saturday night I got to catch up with my sister’s two oldest children. Her oldest, Mariah, is almost 15 and sometimes I think she was sent to the wrong person because in every way she should be my kid. We have the same build, the same mop [...]

Green like the eyes of the man I love

The extent of the religion in this house

Yesterday morning when I mentioned to Leta that the Easter Bunny had brought her a basket full of goodies she presented me with a blank face. I don’t know what I was expecting because we hadn’t ever talked about it before and she didn’t know that she was supposed to be excited. I could have [...]


Every morning after we all lounge in bed with a bowl of generic Fruit Loops and a huge serving of the local news Leta indicates that she has had enough of our boring morning routine by chirping, “Change dee diaper?” It’s always a question, and she always nods her head vigorously when she asks it. [...]