Dear Farleys,

The four of you are in the family room sitting not so quietly watching Duck Dynasty. I just had to yell,”Stop talking about weiners,” and you know I don’t like to have to yell or remind you about using bathroom words. We spent the afternoon waiting for teacher calls that came later than anticipated and searching for glue sticks and plastic folders with brads in specific colors. All in all, it wasn’t a fun day. It wasn’t one that will live in infamy for any reason other than the fact that Ethan threw up three times during the night, but … Read more…

Day of Lo-o-o-o-ve

When I was growing up in Lynbrook, NY in the 70’s, Valentine’s Day was not a big deal.  My parents didn’t celebrate the day with each other because they were divorced.  I sort of remember decorating shoe boxes and making cards but the cards didn’t have candy or toys attached to them. In middle school and high school Valentine’s Day was a day to get roses from your friends or maybe some guy.  The Student Council used to sell roses leading up to the big day.  They were delivered in homeroom and you had used to wait with sweaty palms … Read more…

Something made me happy

Lots of things made me smile today…I’m happy that we have power and don’t have any damage. As I drove around town I saw lots of devastation. I am happy that life seemed to be back to normal. I spoke with and saw Lisa a half dozen times today (not that i didn’t during the storm but that just seems to be a sign of normalcy) and the boys ran around playing manhunt while we entertained our powerless (electricity wise) friends for dinner. I also found a new way to get some peace and quiet. I hadn’t heard from my … Read more…