The Fine Art of Negotiation

Mikey: Nico, get out of my face. Nico: I’m not in your face. Mikey: Nico, please! [tap tap tap] Nico: … Mikey: Dude, I can’t see what I’m doing. [tap tap tap] Nico: … Mikey: Oh my…Nico! You’re hovering! It’s annoying. Stop. Nico: I’m not hovering. Mikey: Are you seriously [tap tap tap] kidding me right now? [tap tap tap] I… Read More

I’m Still Blogging, Just Not Here

I just wanted to let everyone know that I’m still blogging! I just moved my blog over to a new site. There was some confusion with my last post, and I apologize for having written it so poorly. I hope to see you at my new blog! Please visit me at Mrs. Kendall

The End

After 1531 posts and over 37,000 comments, I’m going to slowly step away from this blog, at least for the time being. I’ve been feeling uncomfortable here for some time. I haven’t been happy with the direction I was taking, and no matter what I did, it didn’t seem to get better. Right now, I don’t want to give up… Read More

Zombie Training

We decided to let Nico join the Boy Scouts. He loves it! Loves it so much that he gets dressed, without being told, two hours ahead of time. This past weekend the troop went to Corona for the Green Zone 11 Apocalypse Training (survivalist training with the word zombie in it to sound cool). Nico loved it. Mikey liked it…. Read More

All Hallow’s Eve

If it’s possible to be a grinch outside of Christmas, I suppose I’m one when it comes to Halloween. I can count on one hand the number of times I have carved a pumpkin. It’s something I never really did as a child, so the Mister does it with the boys every year. I find the ghoulish decorations depressing, and… Read More


My teacher’s in-service (I was well enough to go) was in Yucaipa at St. Francis X. Cabrini Catholic Church, which has to be one of the most beautiful Catholic churches in the area. It was stunning and huge! As I exited the freeway, I noticed that the famous apple orchards of Oak Glen were to the left. Going to the… Read More