For the last few nights, Indigo (our 10 month old Aussie) has been on the nocturnal prowl, barking at anything that moves…sometimes all night. I imagine she is trying to protect her territory from raccoons, possums, coyotes, and skunks.
With the summer drought and winter in the air, these critters…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on September 30, 2011 at 8:20am — No Comments
When I was little I watched shows like Star Trek, The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, and Happy Days. With the exception of flying through space at warp speed, and a family band touring on a psychedelic bus, these shows were about normal families, doing normal…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on September 28, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
In years past we have celebrated with cake and singing, taking time to celebrate the expansion of our…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on September 27, 2011 at 10:18am — No Comments
...I can’t sneeze, cough, or laugh without peeing my pants, twenty pounds have decided to take residence around my midsection and along my jawline, and today I forgot to wash my hair when I was in the shower. Completely forgot, and then wondered why my hair felt…dirty…when I was styling it. …Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on September 26, 2011 at 8:32am — No Comments
We live in the country, quite a few miles outside of the Kansas City suburbs. I drive into “town” four or five times a week to buy groceries, to go shopping, or to go to the gym. My drive is mainly spent on country…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on September 23, 2011 at 9:28am — No Comments
Sometimes I wonder if I am screwing up my kids or if they are screwing up me. A part of me has always thought that somehow my mother’s issues became my issues, and as hard as I try not to be like my mother…I’ve become my mother. Frankly, I think mothers are the reason therapists have…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on September 22, 2011 at 8:24am — No Comments
My grandfather always told me that the color of the wooly worms was an indication of how hard or mild the winter…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on September 21, 2011 at 8:29am — No Comments
When Elle was in the lower grades of elementary school, she brought home an assignment. They had been studying the 50 states in school and how the states related to the students. The worksheet was a map of the United…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on September 20, 2011 at 9:48am — No Comments
Living in the country has a lot of advantages. It is quiet, there is plenty of room, and we have very few neighbors. It’s not that I didn’t like having neighbors when we lived in town, it’s just nice not having to worry that someone will be peeking in the windows when I am dancing around the house…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on September 19, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
The weekend starts with pre-parade cocktails, followed by a ringside seat on the parade route. After the parade, it’s on to a late lunch…followed by more…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on September 16, 2011 at 8:34am — No Comments
When I think of the Russians and what they wear on their heads, I think of furry military hats or colorful babushkas (head scarves) tied around the babushka’s (grandmother’s) heads. Before I adopted Elle, I rarely thought of baby beanies we put on our infants heads.
Added by Lanita Moss on September 15, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
I realize my popularity may wane when I admit that I hate soccer. I don’t get it, I didn’t play it growing up, and I don’t understand what all the fuss is all about. But, this doesn’t stop me from…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on September 14, 2011 at 8:08am — No Comments
Reactive Attachment Disorder is a disorder of relationships, so it isn’t surprising that children with RAD aren’t warm and fuzzy huggers. I never really noticed this with my daughters. I am a hugger, so I was always hugging them. I didn’t…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on September 13, 2011 at 8:22am — No Comments
The Devil’s playground is not would you would assume it to be. It is not Las Vegas, or a strip club, or Nordstrom’s handbag department. It is a suburban parking lot. With two exceptions, every fender bender I have ever been in has occurred in a parking lot.
Added by Lanita Moss on September 12, 2011 at 8:13am — No Comments
I pride myself on being a reasonably fashionable person. I make an effort to keep my clothes up to date, my hair in style, and my makeup fresh. So, it is with much angst that I have watched Elliott slip into the sloppy styles sported by her middle school friends.
Added by Lanita Moss on September 9, 2011 at 8:03am — No Comments
I have a very odd sense of humor. I love nothing more than embarrassing my children by car dancing at stop lights, or driving a white VW Beetle convertible covered with colorful daisy decals, or driving around in the same car, top down, with a stuffed deer head in the backseat.
So, it isn’t really surprising that before…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on September 8, 2011 at 8:33am — No Comments
Fifty. One to screw in the light bulb and forty-nine to sing.
Twenty-nine years ago I was a painfully shy, eighteen year old college freshman. I can’t…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on September 7, 2011 at 8:28am — No Comments
I have a stress fracture right now, but it isn’t in my bones.
It is in my…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on September 6, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
This time of year is always difficult for me; some times are harder than others. I call this time around his death my blue cloud period. Some years I am so deep in…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on September 2, 2011 at 9:08am — No Comments
You can never truly understand a person until you have walked a mile in their shoes. I don’t know what it’s like to be adopted, or to be given up at birth, and I don’t know what it’s like to have reactive attachment disorder (RAD).
Added by Lanita Moss on September 1, 2011 at 9:17am — No Comments