routines · schedules · slice of life

Excuses at Naptime #SOL21

Ari still needs a two to two-and-a-half hour nap to be cheerful. If he doesn’t get an afternoon nap, then he’s a complete grouch.

beauty · COVID-19 · food · slice of life

My Allegiances Have Changed

As many Americans know, masks have become a polarizing issue. For me, they’ve forced me to make changes to where I choose to spend my money.

CONVERSATIONS · slice of life

The Legend of Great Uncle Carl

Today’s latest and greatest Ari moment can only be told after you know the Legend of Great Uncle Carl. There aren’t many tall people in my family or my husband’s side of the family. According to Schaefer Family Legend, Great Uncle Carl, my father-in-law’s uncle, was tall. Just how tall was Great Uncle Carl? I’ll… Continue reading The Legend of Great Uncle Carl

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We have no bananas today!

I told this story orally to my mom. She encouraged me to preserve it. It’s a keeper — that’s for sure!

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It’s Marty!

Does your grocery store have a robot that cleans the floors? Ours does. I’ll give you a guess about who adores said robot!

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Who’s Idea Was This?

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is an expression my local grocery store didn’t take into account when they replaced the carts.

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I’d like to blame the time change, but that wouldn’t be fair. Ari had trouble staying asleep before the day changed from Saturday into Sunday. By 11:30 p.m. last night, Ari cried out three times, which is unusual. I told Marc, “I think it’s time to bring him into our bed so we can sleep.”… Continue reading Sleepless