Saturday, June 21, 2014

Is this Heaven?

"Field of Dreams" was on again last night. It's so hard to believe that movie was made 25 years ago. It ages well. Or doesn't age. Whatever. It's such a good movie.

And Iowa is a little bit heavenly. Especially at Steve and Nancy's place.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Confirmation Class 2014

Hank chose Isaiah 41:13 as his confirmation verse:

"For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you."

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New Wrestling Coach #QOTD

(very excited tone/current wrestler) "... And I think we should work on the brand. We should have robes for the meets. You know - warm-up robes..."

(less excited tone/new coach) "You mean like Apollo Creed?"

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Car Talk

(awestruck tone of voice) "So, today this kid sucked a cookie out of a plastic bag and the bag went down his throat. When he pulled it out it was in the shape of his throat. It was so cool! I don't know how he did it and he must have been able to breathe through his nose because it was in there for awhile!"

(not awestruck tone of voice) "I don't care how cool it was, I did not spend the first 10 years of your life cutting your not-dogs and tofu-pups into microscopic pieces so that you could one day impress your lunch buddies by choking to death."


Sunday, May 11, 2014


taught us to laugh.

And if you can't do that, what's the point? It's the best thing.

Happy Mother's Day to all.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Mooching Another Post from Marcie

I'm linking to Marcie again. I prefer taking pictures over using words to communicate (oh the irony) but I'm not even feeling picture mojo. Winter did its best to beat us to a pulp BUT WE LIVED DAMMMIT! Eff you, Winter. Maybe I'll warm up by July and start feeling more creative. This is hilarious: Better than the Wet Sock

Saturday, February 15, 2014


I think this is the last match for the season for Hank. We are so happy he's found a winter sport that he enjoys. He didn't win this one (he only won a few this season) but he has learned a lot and had a lot of fun. Can't wait until next year.

2014 Team Sectionals from hanksmom on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Caught in a Compromising Position

Investigating shouting sounds coming from basement:

Me: "What's that hold called?

The choke-ee: "It's called 'The Strangle-Hold' and it's very illegal. I'm getting penalty points up the wing-wang."

Last Dual Meet

We're going to have to find a new hobby with the end of wrestling season approaching. It's been a lot of fun.

Saturday, December 14, 2013


Last week, in his first ever wrestling tournament, Hank was pinned by a guy, pinned a girl, pinned two guys. The matches lasted less than one period. A LOT less.

He wrestled same age-kids in a JV tournament yesterday in the Wisconsin Dells and the outcome was a bit better. He sent me a late night email that contained more than one exclamation point. That is some out-of-the-ordinary emoting coming from that kid.

Today he gets to enjoy the varsity tournament and cheer on his teammates. Later, water park fun.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sunday, December 08, 2013

"Always Be Prepared" or, "I am Not Boy Scout Material"

I ran out of contact lenses today and had to wear glasses to church. Could only find an older pair that had very recently been gnawed by The Duke. Not only were my frames chipped and chewed, the prescription was old to boot.

I tried to not make eye contact with anyone at church.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Do not read this post if you are offended by the f-bomb.

This is a rough draft and I'm stuck on the title.

"The Day the Dogs Ran Away and Onto I-394"

"The Day the Motherfucking Dogs Ran Away and Ended up on Motherfucking I-394"

"Thanksgiving 2013: The Day I Hurled the F-Bomb at a Perfect Stranger"

"Open Letter to the Lady on Xenia Who Rolled Her Window Down to Yell, 'YOU THINK THE FUCKING RED LIGHTS DON'T APPLY TO YOU,' When I Burned Through the Red Light at Golden Hills Drive Because There Was Zero Traffic at the Intersection and I was Racing to Save My Motherfucking Dogs Who Ran Away and Ended up on Motherfucking I-394; I'm Not Sorry I Yelled Back at You, 'HAPPY FUCKING THANKSGIVING.'"

"Thanksgiving 2013: What Kind of Maniac Would Quit Drinking on a Thanksgiving Holiday?"

"Thanksgiving 2013: What Kind of Idiot Would Quit Drinking on a Thanksgiving Holiday, Especially One in Which Her Motherfucking Dogs Ran Away and Ended up on Motherfucking I-394?"

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving Eve

If you like Christmas, music, Christmas music, dogs, and Walk Off the Earth, have I found a video for you:

Saturday, November 09, 2013


Are you feeling down in the dumps? Do you suffer from seasonal affective disorder? Do you ever get cranky and start to feel sorry for yourself? Watch THIS VIDEO at least every day. Twice, if necessary.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Terrier is for Terrorist

John Wayne is a bad listener, food thief, underpants thief, runaway, barker, a nonstop barker, a biter, a dog with no sense whatsoever of personal space and not even bathroom privacy, a door scratcher, a screen scratcher, a couch digger, a dirt digger, a greedy bone thief who takes Tammy's bones right out of her mouth, and a bad, bad walker on a leash.

But he's so cute.

Update: How could I forget toilet drinker?