Category Archives: comedy

Homeschool Headmistress: Remembering to Practice

Monday, March 1st 2021 . Today’s parenting triumph in the Distance Learning Environment is *remembering* -finally- that Young Miss has *asked* us to remind her to practice her cursive. And how. What are the three things kids need again? Love, … Continue reading

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Adventures in Food: An Offer I Can’t Refuse

Sunday, February 28th 2021 . Boy *insists* on making me Breakfast in Bed this morning! When he first offers, I say “Thank you but I’d rather get up and come be with the family.” He says, “No I just really … Continue reading

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At Rise: BAD Morning

Saturday, February 20th 2021 . AT RISE: It is Saturday morning. Dad is cooking breakfast and Mom is the table. The closed door to Boy’s bedroom is on the other side of the table. The door opens. BOY: [Emerges from … Continue reading

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Adventures in Food: The Flesh Wound of Omelettes

Friday, February 19th 2021 . Gavin was pretty pleased at making his own omelette today, as he should be. He didn’t even fret that a hole was exploding out the side of it. He said; “This is the ‘Just a … Continue reading

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CJ’s Valentine Tour

Sunday, February 14th 2021 . One advantage about losing all your work to the pandemic is more time for the kids. On this day we manage to drive our daughter around town to bring Valentines to a few friends. . … Continue reading

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Look at That Cat: Domestic Sports

Saturday, February 13th 2021 . So what if I should be embarrassed by how much of the day is spent looking at our cats and making up dumb stuff about them. What can I say; it’s CircusKitchen Quarantine. . . … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: Banana Bread

Tuesday, February 9th 2021 . On this (first ever second presidential impeachment) day, I managed to make banana bread for my Distance Learners. . . This is about all I’m good for, in terms of proctoring L’Ecole a la Maison; … Continue reading

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A Tail of Three Kitties

Monday, February 8th 2021 . My Monday Morning. Aka; “Getting Up Is Hard To Do.” . My bed runneth over.

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Puppy Gets Mad at Hiccups

February 6th 2021 . What a treat to get emails with content like this from your own child. Dog gets angry at his own hiccups [0:17]: .

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Hospital Clowning: A Tribute to Beards with Dick Monday

January 2021 This may be among the greatest work by our illustrious Laughter League director, Dick Monday. Probably my favorite anyway. . A Tribute to Beards [4:33]: .

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