Summer boredom?


Life around home

“Work is the best way to turn around from being grouchy and bored to cheerful and motivated. Physical work especially is good. However, almost no one likes starting to work. So, you have two choices: either make your kids do it anyway, or make it fun.” -AZ

June 4, 2018

A nifty little gadget


Life around home

You know how little girls’ tights come through their very first wash covered with fuzz dots? You know how head covering veils get nubbly after a while from tiny snags? And sweaters don’t look new anymore because the surface texture gets roughed up? This takes care of it all.

April 27, 2018

Four-week cleaning schedule


Life around home

I do not enjoy housecleaning. I enjoy only the afterglow. In fact, I have almost resolved to spend as little time housecleaning as possible for the rest of my life. But I do not enjoy a messy house either. In light of these facts, I tried an experiment that I just completed: my first month on a four-week cleaning schedule rotation, where I scrub for a few minutes each morning and that’s it…

March 19, 2018

In which things go to pot


Life around home

For Christmas he bought me an Instant Pot An instant best husband of the year pot And my delight has been, in ongoing ways, unbounded For Christmas I bought him Or rather, we bought us The game of Catan An instant route to all manner of marital stress and difficulty   So that was pretty […]

January 12, 2018