• Musings

    Do you want to build a puzzle?

    I know the song is asking if you want to build a snowman, but yeah, it’s south Texas, snow doesn’t tend to happen here often. This year has been all sorts of things for us: scary, frustrating, uncertain, along with seemingly being caught in a loop a la Groundhogs Day. But one thing that has been almost constant is our collective desires to have something we can control. Even something as simple as completing a jigsaw puzzle. “Jigsaw puzzles?!” You might be thinking. “You mean those boring old bits of paper making up images of old paintings that retirees do to pass the time?” Yes, those things, but stick with…

  • Musings

    I’m all out of sugar

    It’s 20 days until Christmas and 27 days until 2020 is behind us, but who’s counting? I have become an avid coffee drinker since becoming a mother. I have also become an avid two-Splenda-in-my-coffee person over the course of the 7 years I’ve been a mom, (to those worried, I drank decaf while pregnant) so to be without (fake) sugar for my coffee is a big deal. There have been times when I’ve been almost out, but the grocery store run was soon approaching so I made due with just more creamer in my coffee and even a spoonful of real sugar on those splurge mornings. To help the morning…