Parking Enforcement and Tickets

Just now. I’m outside, and this student teacher is parked in front of our house. Not only is it street cleaning on our side of the street, but we have permitted parking after x number of hours. We’ve done this because we are close enough to the school...

Plastic Bag Hypocrisy

So, Culver City has banned plastic bags. Well, the plastic bags that stores put your purchases in. I’m not sure if I will have to pay to get one now, or if they are completely banned, but I am less than happy. Why? We reuse them as trash bags. They are the...

Roasting Pan Woes

Somehow this was inserted as a page. I have deleted it from that section and put it back up. I apologize for the repeat. ~ ~ ~ This past week, I picked up a roast for, well, dinner with the intent on making it the next night. I have never cooked a roast before, but I...

Purging for a packrat

My child is a packrat. I think most children are, but how do you get them to let go of stuff they no longer use. Lily doesn’t mind getting rid of clothes that don’t fit her, but toys? Oh, my God! You would think that I’d asked her to cut off her arm....

Looking for Tortillas

Have you ever tried to find organic tortillas without soybean oil? Or just tried to find organic tortillas period? Seriously, you’d think you were on a mission in search of the Holy Grail. I sent Charlie off to find some organic tortillas without soybean...

Trash, Cigarette Buds, and Dog Poop

Today, Lily and I walked to the library. On the way there, we say a woman standing out in front of a building smoking a cigarette. Right as we walked by her, she finished and threw the butt on the ground. Usually, I will stay silent. Today, I did not. I asked her if...