All skill

All skill

We were playing Rummikub tonight all together when Peter told me, “Do you know that the first two times I played Dad Rummikub I beat him?” “That was lucky!” I commented. Peter clarified: “No, it was all skill. Pure skill.”

Overwhelmed by whipping cream

Overwhelmed by whipping cream

We seem to have had a proliferation of funny quotables this weekend. I caught a few of them on paper. For example, we just sat down to a minimal dinner with a maximal helping of dessert: angel food cake with berries and freshly whipped cream (after 

Show up at ballet, and the TV cameras are coming

Show up at ballet, and the TV cameras are coming

This week I went to ballet class, only to discover that the news cameras were coming at the end of class. My first thought? Thank goodness I didn’t wear my leotard and tights! Yoga pants must have been an inspired fashion choice today! LOL. And 

Clay snails on the toilet

Clay snails on the toilet

During the weekend, Peter and Anna pulled out some clay and created some pieces that they didn’t want to squish back into the bag when it was time to clean up. I walked in the main floor bathroom later to find their collection displayed on the 

The phone call

The phone call

We just watched this tonight. Hilarious blast from the past! Texting youth who are paranoid of actually calling someone to ask for a date: here’s your tutorial. 🙂 (#lovethehair)  

LOL: A good way to end the day

LOL: A good way to end the day

Last night Lane shared this Studio C clip with me. I laughed until I cried.  A hearty belly laugh is a good way to end a day.  

LOL: More pressing

LOL: More pressing

Julia was helping me with laundry when she asked me what to do with some pillowcases*. “Put them on the ironing board,” I answered her. “I have other things I need to iron as well. I never have time for ironing!” I told her, and then 

LOL: You look like a boy!

LOL: You look like a boy!

This morning I was flipping through some dating and wedding photos from many years ago when Anna saw this photo of me at the airport with my grandparents before I left on my mission. She said, sadly, “Mom! What happened to you? Your hair! You look 

LOL: Great lemon taste

LOL: Great lemon taste

Cod liver oil has a great lemon taste? As my children would say, “Yeah, NO.” Today I pulled out the cod liver oil to have a teaspoon for myself. Anna looked up worried and asked, even more anxiously, “I haven’t been bad! Why are you 

LOL: Is not! Is, too!

LOL: Is not! Is, too!

I’m working in the mud room this morning and a song comes into my head: “Is not!” “Is, too!” “Is not! Is not!” “Is, too! Is, too!” “Is not! Is not! Is not! Is not!” “Is, too! Is, too! Is, too! Huh!” And I remember what it’s from: Bill