You may think shopping for art supplies is a fairly mundane task. My husband would agree with you. But the other day I was standing in front of drawing pencils when I heard the unmistakable sounds of a kid pooping. Yes I’m serious. So much for being boring huh? While shopping for drawing supplies (new […]Read More Poop on Aisle 2
When the call came in, I thought it was a joke. “You want me to do what?” “I think you’ve got the wrong number.” “Am I on candid camera?” Sure enough, son Austin and his wife Nicole were asking me to dogsit. Yes, for real and yes without supervision. I was as shocked as you […]Read More I Dogsat a Pooch.
I remember when I got my driver’s license at age fifteen. That, my friends, was a big deal. I felt so cool in command of my white 1981 Ford Granada. My car windows were even adorned with one of those Garfield cats held in place by suction cups on the hands. I was sure to […]Read More This Should Be Part of the Driver’s Test.
I’ve always kinda known this. Some things you just do – without anyone telling you. Yet when the DNA results came in, I just stared blankly. “Well, I guess that explains a lot,” I thought. There it was in black and white. “Good News! Your new trait has arrived. Do you tend to play it […]Read More DNA Results Confirmed It.
For my birthday this year, Eric and I spent a weekend in Mt. Dora, a quaint nearby town with old Florida charm. It’s well known for its lakes, quiet country inns, antique shops and festivals. There’s an old railroad station in the center of town along with a variety of dining options and it’s all […]Read More Where Can I Get a Blue Bubble Suit?
You know those crazy questions people ask as icebreakers? Things like “what’s your second favorite movie” or “ if you could be a vegetable, which one would you be”… Yep, those questions. I never have good answers to any of them so they frustrate me. But there’s one question that if asked my answer will […]Read More Dogs? Nope. Well, Maybe on Tuesdays.
One visit to San Francisco changed me. I went hiking. (Yep hell hath frozen.) Eric and I went to SF for our oldest son’s college graduation. It was our first trip to the area so we started with the typical sights. First, there were these seals. (They are technically sea lions, but they said I […]Read More I’m Not a Hiker.
Ever hold on to something so tight for so long that it becomes literally painful to let it go? Like someone has to pry your cramping fingers from the thing as you fight them tooth and nail? I bet you’ve held on to things longer that you should like an old frying pan or something. […]Read More The Day the Tree Came Down.
“Hello, my name is April Thomas and I had bad eyebrows.” In fact, I’m sure I now belong to a society of former bad eyebrow folks. Like we all went through the intervention, the admission of guilt, the dedication to making a change… the whole multi step process and now we’re on the other side. […]Read More I Had Bad Eyebrows.
In “celebration” of school starting back up for many of you, here’s a little throw back for ya. Not one of my best moments as a mom, but it sure makes for a great story. Just don’t make this mistake. (This post was originally published February 27, 2012 and updated In August 2022.) The school […]Read More Back to School Tip: Cookies and Razors Do Not Mix