Category Archives: Crazy Me

Geographically Challenged

My husband is pushing the kids to learn U.S. geography by offering them rewards if they can learn to correctly identify all the states on the map. There’s a website that he’s using for this. I don’t know what it’s … Continue reading

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This Snowy Morning

As I’ve learned the hard way, the number of posts in my drafts folder is an indication of my mental state. The higher the number, the worse the state. Earlier this month, the number was in the thirties, possibly the … Continue reading

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Thoughts 1/28/22

There’s a snowstorm coming our way. I’ve looked at the snow menu and I’m ready to place my order. I’d like the Snowball Snow, individual portion (just enough to feed one Snowman), served medium-cold, with a side of light breezes, … Continue reading

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Funny Translations

I found an unpublished post from 2015 in my drafts folder. I can’t believe that it sat there so long. It’s still funny, and for me it’s also nostalgic, so I’ve decided to publish it now. My son wanted some … Continue reading

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English Is So Weird

One of the things I love about the English language is how interrelated so many of its words are. For example, when I was looking up the meaning of “kenspeckle” (a Scots word that means “well-known” or “conspicuous”), I was … Continue reading

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SITY: Points of View

In January of last year I showed you a picture of an ant farming aphids on a maple-leaved viburnum. That picture had been taken in the late summer or early fall of the previous year. During the spring of last … Continue reading

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How I Met My Book: Part IV

Previously in How I Met My Book I told you about some of my hand-me-downs, unexpected loaners, and permanently “borrowed” books. This time I want to tell you about my treasure trove of old paperbacks. I keep most of them … Continue reading

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Legos, Lists, and Stairs

I’ve gotten so used to stepping on Legos that I don’t even bother to say “Ow!” anymore. I spent most of today thinking that I would make a to-do list. I haven’t done it yet, and now (as I’m writing … Continue reading

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We Agree

The dishwasher broke a few days before Christmas. Excepting our brief stay in Vermont, I’ve had to hand-wash dishes every day since. A couple of times, as I was washing dishes, my husband has said to me, “It’s painful to … Continue reading

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The Power of Procrastination

It’s after 4:00 p.m., and I ought to have done more gift-wrapping by now. In fact, wrapping is one of the few tasks that I had on my to-do list for the day, and I haven’t done it yet. Come … Continue reading

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