Video: Sledding

As you saw from Kyle’s last post, there has been some snow in this part of the country. My sister, and fellow Shelblog! contributor, Lauren and I decided to take advantage of the snowfall to have a little fun.

Check out the fun:


Happy Christmas?

One evening last week I collected all the catalogs we had received  in the mail.  They all promised that the one item everyone was longing for could be found within its pages.   With Christmas only a few weeks away, I wanted to make sure that if I did find the perfect gift, I could order it before having to pay exorbitant late shipping charges to receive it by Christmas. I curled up on the sofa with a cup of tea and a notebook.

In a catalog called Uncommon Goods was the following item in their “Gifts Under $20” section. I was flummoxed.  First, who would be happy to receive these as a Christmas gift? Second, what are they exactly and why would you want them? I am embarrassed to even ask as I did raise three boys, but a diaper seems to be a safer choice.  Generally, I do not give diapers as Christmas gifts so….Somehow finding out these are manufactured in China made me laugh.  (See for an explanation of “Split Pants” for the Chinese solution to the Pee-Pee TeePees.)

If I have just completely missed understanding the joy parents of little boys would feel upon receiving the Pee-pee TeePees, you can purchase them for your friends and family at  Happy shopping!

Will history repeat itself?

I don’t know what they’re saying, but I do know the final score was 1-0. The 1950 U.S. win over England was one of the most historic in World Cup play. Now, the U.S. Men’s National Team has a chance to face England again – for just the second time in the history of the most popular sporting event in the world. The date is June 12 in Rustenberg, South Africa.

It’s going to be awesome.