Some random thoughts tonight: Why is there only one Chinese restaurant in Clermont? One of the cats now has a buzzcut, she looks like she’s made of velour. Wal-Mart has the cheapest basic grocery goods but I avoid most of the meat. I need more sleep. Actually it’s because pregnant women get severe leg cramps […]
Now begins the tedious task of bringing order into a chaotic household. There is a yard sale coming up and I already have three bins for it of nothing but kitchen items. There are clothes to sort through, which I like least of all, and boxes of other things that must be sorted. What can’t […]
As this email goes out today I will be at my mother’s funeral service. It’s impossible to say everything you want to say, or how to even begin to sum up someone’s life. I spent a lot of time going through the old photo albums my dad pulled out and realized that my mother had […]
This is going to be a brief note. For those who have asked where we are, we placed my mother in hospice this morning. We were there all day and now my sister is down from Atlanta to take over our shift for awhile. We deeply appreciate the people who have come by from church […]
I’d like to say a work for the helpfulness of the Joomla forums. I’ve been impressed these past few weeks with the dedicated users so quick and eager to give each other advice. There haven’t been too many issues I’ve run into that I couldn’t find some other Joomla user had run into before, and […]
I love the way the book turned out. Clients can be so much trouble and they’re being trouble for Scott this week, so I have to get back to helping him out. I made dinner in a crockpot today so why am I so exhausted?
Tomorrow I have a blood test my doctor is really insistent I go to. The problem with Down Syndrome testing at this point in the pregnancy is the test is not reliable enough to really know anything for sure. All it tells you is if the conditions are right for the possibility of the disease, […]
So the big news we discovered last week is that the upcoming baby is a girl! My sister thought Scott might be disappointed it’s not a boy, but the first thing he said was, “Now I don’t have to worry about playing catch.” Learning the sex led to a spirited discussion about what kind of […]
Baby peas have no eyes. After watching my mother struggle with ovarian cancer these past two years, your perspective on living can’t help but be radically altered. There are things I wish I’d gotten done sooner. Other things I wish I’d appreciated more. Things I wish I had time for now. There is no such […]
I found another fun review that I had to translate to read, which we think is in Romanian and can be found at Metropotam by Comixfan. I apologize for getting such a huge kick out of messy translations. My favorite Google translator mishaps include: the strip has “answers to all young Internet users and fur”, […]
We got a very intriguing review from the Art Patient last week. It’s very positive, although some of the details are a little confused. Ask Maridee was the version of the strip we created for the syndicate, and the strip as it is now is our reversal of those changes. The conversion of Matt from […]
That’s a big statue. I was going through my mother’s cookbook and found my grandmother Jones’ scrapbook of recipes. She didn’t have a lot of money so she clipped a lot of article recipes, and I happened to find one from the 1950s that lists the common traits of The Man Who Likes to Cook. […]
I’m not keeping my days straight. The only reason the strip went out so late was because last night I thought it was Monday night, not Tuesday night when setup needed to be done for Wednesday. I’m really losing track lately.
It turns out that the rest of the universe also wants to return from the Keys on Memorial Day. We were in line for hours getting off the islands and didn’t get back until 2 in the morning. Even though I couldn’t drink, I loved Key West. It was exciting, beautiful and exotic, the food […]