I can remember my first pair of glasses that I wore at four years old. They were 1980s-style (too-big-for-your-face) with a little cluster of strawberries on the arms near the hinge. I have had very poor eyesight for my entire life. My wonderful husband, however, has excellent eyesight. And thankfully, our son seems to…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 21, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
Each morning, Stephen, my baby, asks me if he has to go to school. "Third grade is boring. We don't even do anything. We don't have enough recess. School is for attendance." Oh, baby... you don't know boring yet, I remind. Get dressed. Did you eat? Get your backpack. Do…Continue
When I was a little girl in 5th grade, I had my first eye test. I failed it – miserably. My mom took me to get my first pair of glasses and I thought I was the coolest kid ever. Back then, it was pretty rare for kids to wear glasses.
As I moved through middle school and into high school, more and…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on April 5, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
When I was growing up, most people I knew must have had pretty good vision. I say that because contact lenses weren’t the norm like they are today. If a person couldn’t see well, that person wore glasses. And most of the people I knew didn’t.
Sure, my grandparents wore glasses, as did the lady at the front desk of our library, and probably a couple of…Continue
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** A healthy household makes for a happy mama.
** My kids are HUGE fans of "skip the shower" nights.
** If my purse contained as much money as it does crap, I would be a very rich lady.
** Asparagus = awesome. Asparagus pee…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 3, 2012 at 10:37am — No Comments
I have several (unfortunate) pet peeves. Many of them are creeping up right around this time of year because they mostly revolve around the theme of entertaining and food service… For one, the idea of mistakenly drinking from someone else’s glass is extremely disturbing (eww, cooties) and second – but way more peeving: I CAN’T stand the thought of the nearly…
Added by Audreyvp on December 22, 2011 at 1:09pm — No Comments
** The next time my kids PROMISE me they'll stay in bed if I read just one more itty bitty chapter, I'll know they're totally full of shit.
** Screw Santa -- MOMS are the ones who need elves!!!!
** No matter how many times I return it to the basement, an Australian boomerang keeps reappearing on my kitchen…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 16, 2011 at 10:22am — No Comments
** I totally know how Jack Torrance felt. Cabin fever can suck it.
** Only 25% of the pee in this house actually makes it into the bowl (and that 25% belongs to ME!)
** My referee whistle needs to be a helluva lot louder.
Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 11, 2011 at 11:25am — No Comments
I have a summer cold. It sucks.
I rarely get sick, but I guess my number came up and the Cold Fairy decided to whack me with her sick stick. Colds in the winter aren’t so bad, because you can curl up on the couch with hot tea and lemon and be miserable with yourself. But in the summer, not so much. The garden doesn’t care that my throat hurts, and the basil and kale certainly don’t give a shit that all I want to do is take a nap. Nope. And apparently, the children still expect…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on July 6, 2011 at 9:06am — No Comments
I am always looking for new projects and hobbies. I love art projects and crafty hobbies, although I never stick with one project too long. My house is filled with piles of projects unfinished…knitting, stained glass, needlepoint, sketching, painting. The only crafty hobby I have stayed with for any length of time is cross-stitch, although some projects took me years to complete.
Added by Lanita Moss on April 25, 2011 at 8:37am — No Comments
I am getting older. How do I know this? I can’t read labels anymore. I can’t read
emails on my iPhone anymore. I
have to hold my book farther away from my lap and my arms are getting
tired. I need reading glasses.
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