Spelling is Hard

No, my first name ain’t “baby.”  It’s Janet.  Jannette if you work for Starbucks.  Actually, it’s jannette, with a little “j.” Do they teach this skill in barista school?  I think it must be one of the first things they learn.  Maybe the class is called “Spelling is Hard.  Let’s Make It Harder.”  You have…

Eat Dirt

Adding to my list of things I never thought I’d hear myself say… “I adore you so.  Even if you do eat dirt and then puke it up.” I do adore her so.  And she does eat dirt and puke it up.  And I continue to love her.  I’d like to find a person I…

Who You Callin’ Grandma?!

Somewhere in the last year or so, children stopped accidentally calling me “Mom” and started accidentally calling me “Grandma.”  It happened again today.  I’m not pleased with this turn of events. I drove back to my office pondering what exactly it is about me that caused this shift.  Is it the extra weight I’ve put…

Overheard at Wal-mart

This might have to become another regular feature around here.  Because I hear some doozies.  Today’s was a charming man saying this to his lovely wife, “Go ahead on and dye yo hair.  Ain’t gonna make no difference.  You still ain’t got no teeth.” Granted, I was at the ghetto Wal-mart.  Shortly after I moved here, I was…

Mani Monday: Nail Strengtheners

What’s on my nails today is nothing.  Well, not completely nothing.  I have on a couple coats of Nailtiques Nail Protein Formula 2 Plus.  I started using this regularly a few months ago, and it has helped my nails tremendously.  I use it alone once in a while, but usually it’s the base coat under whatever…

No Roly-polies

This week I was visiting a preschool class, and they were playing outside.  A little boy came up to me and earnestly asked me to find him a “pulley pulley.”  I was lost.  I told him maybe he should ask his teacher to help him.  (Always a wise move, but basically I had no clue…

Size Matters

I bought a new pillow.  My old pillow was getting too flat, and I’m a side sleeper, so it was hurting my neck.  The new pillow is slightly puffier than the old one.  The difference is subtle, but I think you can see it. Now my neck hurts, but in the completely opposite way.  Also,…