Bicycles and Sunburn

Yesterday I successfully got my kids to school on time, got myself to the county Title and Tag office to buy a license tag for my 80 lb lab mix dog, sat in a college english class attempting to write a review of a 1930’s blues singer names Memphis Minnie. By 11:00am, I was taking an exam in my General Psychology class, then back home to grab lunch before driving to the school to pick up my kids.

My son and I spent the afternoon taking apart, sanding, painting, and patching inner tubes on an single speed beach cruiser that he found in the trash in our neighborhood. It is amazing what you can do with a little elbow grease, and the stuff that is haunting a garage. 2 sheets of sandpaper, and a lot of elbow grease later, we had successfully renovated it enough to make a decent bike for my oldest daughter.

purple bike

They had a blast riding it around the block. Of course the real challenge is convincing him not to keep on taking it back apart now. Ah…. raising geniuses can be hard work!

Later on my friend brought her 3 girls over to play with my 4 kids while she attended a meeting, and we all went swimming, painted some pretty pictures,


played tea party,


had some dinner.  IMG_6149

Hello World!

Hello there! I am a fairly average person. I’m a mom. I’m a wife. I love adventure. I’m a little bit cuckoo sometimes. I tend to bite off more than I can chew when it comes to projects, I have done quite a bit that many people have not, and a few of the things that most have.

Some of my earlier adventures were chronicled in the antique world of Myspace years ago, but have since been lost to the sands of internet time. Facebook is nice, but not customizable enough for my wants. For this reason I decided to host my own blog, where I can build, plan, create and share the parts of my life that need a little more space than my own brain from time to time.

I am not a writer. I am not an english aficionado, or a grammar nazi, but then, neither was William Faulkner. Autocorrect has already chastised me three times during the formation of this paragraph. If you do read my blog, please don’t hate me for the inevitable sins that I am about to commit.