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Bonus Kid Birthday

My oldest daughter’s boyfriend is turning 21 today, and we’re barbecuing hamburgers and celebrating with an ice cream cake. Turning 21 during quarantine is definitely the worst – ask my daughter, who celebrated her 21st at the kitchen table with us in March. We had her taste a selection of different wines and she hated …

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Salad Days

*Like actual salad, not euphamistic salad. Yesterday, I chopped and washed all 900 heads of lettuce I bought at Costco, and packed it into mason jars, along with peppers, cucumbers, carrots and celery that I chopped up. And then I realized that my fridge doth overfloweth and had to spend a few minutes playing “how …

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Quaran-cleaning

We’ve reached the point of stay-at-home seclusion where my Virgo son has gone full Kondo. He cleaned and reorganized his room last week, and then tore into the downstairs bathroom, carting out bags of things that he decided lacked joy. I’m pretty sure most of the joy-killer products and tools belonged to his sisters, and …

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