Posted in October 2011

Thoughts on Halloween

1.  Why is it that the boys wanted the stupid Dum Dum lollipops and could have cared less about the GOOD candy? 2.  I put some makeup on Bear to complete the “Princess Jasmine” ensemble….and promptly decided that she looked a little too much like “Toddlers and Tiaras”. 3.  Does no one give out Mounds … Continue reading

Dexter Dog

Yesterday, I had to do something I’ve never done before.  I had to say goodbye to our dog, Dexter, and D Paul and I had to make the heartbreaking decision to put him down. Dexter was my first “baby”.  We got him as a 12 week old puppy soon after our second wedding anniversary.  He … Continue reading

The Cleaning Lady Phenomenon

My husband thinks I am very, very funny.  The night before the cleaning lady comes, I spend 2 hours picking up the house. (He helps.) In his mind, the cleaning lady is there to clean, which clearly means that she is also going to pick up all of our junk.  I, on the other hand, believe … Continue reading

The Day Job

I am often asked what it is that I do at “the day job”. Well, my “official” title is Dean of Students.  I work at two different elementary schools, one two days a week, the other for three days per week. The short answer that I give when people ask what I do is “Whatever … Continue reading

Missoni, meet Lillioni

If you pay any attention at all to anything in the world of popular culture, you probably heard that Missoni had a line of clothing and housewares at Target.  For those that are saying “uh, what’s Missoni?’, they are known for knitwear with chevron patterns.  I find their stuff to look very 70’s retro.  The … Continue reading

Meet the Cast, Part V

I suppose at this point since I’ve revealed the deepest and darkest secrets of my immediate family members, it is only fair that I introduce myself. Hi, I’m Jessica.   I’m a 37 year old married mother of three, living in a farther out suburb of Washington, D.C. I’ve got a pretty cool job as … Continue reading

Shopping Therapy

Today was a day off of work for me, as students and teachers were off to allow teachers to attend the state conference if they so choose. I chose to do my professional development with the learning specialist at one of my schools.  At an outlet mall.  Our sessions were titled things like “Ann Taylor … Continue reading

Meet the Cast, Part IV

Part IV – D Paul (the husband) I just spent 20 minutes trying to find a recent photo of my husband. Let’s just say I need to do better at taking photos of something other than my kids. However, I shall not allow this small detail to derail this post.  Meet D Paul, my husband. … Continue reading