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Operation: Conciliation

Day 23: DON’T YELL AT THE KIDS I never yell at my children. And my children are perfect angels who never disobey direct orders, keep impeccably tidy rooms, always eat their vegetables, and never ever stuff almost an entire roll of toilet paper in the toilet. So yeah, occasionally I yell at my children. Doesn’t […] Read more…

Operation: Deprivation

Day 22: DO NOT GET ON FACEBOOK ALL DAY I’m a recovering Facebook addict. I opened a Facebook account almost 2 years ago, but it wasn’t until I hit my 300 friend milestone last year that I realized I was obsessed. I changed my status update daily. I challenged friends to Scramble games. I sent […] Read more…

Operation: Creation

Day 21: MAKE HOMEMADE PLAY DOH I’m not a crafty person.  I don’t scrapbook.  I don’t make elaborate craft projects with the kids.  I don’t make my own Christmas cards.  I figure, if you can buy it, why make it?  But I’m a good cook, and I’m an expert recipe follower.  So I’m sure I’ll […] Read more…

Operation: Recuperation

Day 20: REST, REST, REST Life has been so crazy this week that I pretty much just ignored the fact that I was sick and not getting any better.  But today is Saturday, so we have no obligations.  And we woke up to a couple inches of snow on the ground, so we’re stuck in […] Read more…

Operation: Intellectualization

Day 19: START A JANE AUSTEN NOVEL I consider myself a pretty well-educated woman.  And I have no idea how I have gotten this far in life without ever having read a Jane Austen book.  I got myself to the library the other day and checked out “Pride and Prejudice.”  I chose this particular book because of a […] Read more…

Operation: Undecoration

Day 18: TAKE DOWN THE OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS Yes, it is January 28.  Yes, our Christmas lights are still hanging in our front yard.  Yes, my husband was supposed to take them down before he left.  Yes, the lights look tacky.  So yes, today I will unwind them from the trees, neatly stash them in […] Read more…

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