As if the School Board knows how badly the Midwestern winters suck the life out of me, the kids always have a five day weekend in February about a month before their week-long Spring Break.  Officially the break is for spring semester Parent/Teacher Conferences and President’s Day, but I used this year’s free days to take […]

I know I’m about a month late in posting this next series, but we took Better Half to the Royals vs Red Sox game on Father’s Day.  Sadly, the Royals were spanked by the Red Sox, but we did have gorgeous weather and peanuts so it was a fun time nonetheless. On Today’s Date in […]

While in Billings, Montana, we had a chance to attend a Billing Wolves indoor football game.  After their season finale win against the Nebraska Danger, fans were invited down to the field to meet the team.  After my youngest daughter scored autographs from several players, she moved to the line waiting Thomas “Frenchie” Chameraud’s autograph. […]

One section of my garden is dedicated to perennial flowers, especially those that attract bee and butterflies.  One of the first plants to flower each year opens up small, bluish/purple flowers, and I’ve finally identified it as flax. While my flax exists only to be beautiful and attract pollinators to my garden, the plant is […]

Better Half and I had the amazing opportunity to celebrate the release of Chefs Megan and Colby Garrelts latest cookbook, “Made in America,” with a dinner featuring several recipes from the book at Rye KC.  My absolute favorite was the fried chicken quickly followed by the corn fritters, oven roasted carrots, and lemon cake. On Today’s […]