This is how I feel most days

Oh Lemuel, I hear you.

Photo strip of Lemuel and Olivia from Midnight Texas TV show

Groan… I’m up in daylight… walking into the sun.

Iceland vs. California

A couple of weeks ago we went to Iceland, and we came home to a California on fire. We know at least one family who lost their home and several others who were evacuated but eventually were able to go home. Right now our autumnal temperatures are in the 80s and 90s (Fahrenheit). I think I want to go visit Iceland again sooner rather than later.

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Silly Rabbit

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Trix cereal is running a beauty contest for rabbits. The winner gets to have its photo featured on boxes of cereal and be the silly rabbit that doesn’t get the Trix. I guess our rabbit actually wants his share of cereal because here’s what happened when I tried to take some pictures of him. (more…)

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DIY Laundry to Landscape Greywater System

We just installed a greywater system that lets us redirect water from the washer to the planters in our front yard. It was a one day project, and best of all, no permit is required in California!

the finished project

Here’s how we set up our system, including the parts we bought. If you would like to replicate this system, your parts may vary based on the locations of your washer, sewer pipe, and rain barrel. Check out the links at the end for more examples, parts lists, and regulations.

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Fairy Rings

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With all the rain we’ve been getting here in Southern California, mushrooms are popping up in lawns everywhere. I’ve really enjoyed watching the circle of mushrooms emerge on our front lawn. They appeared on a day when all my electronics were going wonky, and as I told the kids this was because there was too much magic in the air, they nodded very seriously.

I’m lucky they still play along with me. 🙂

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Happy Thanksgiving 2014!

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Another gorgeous turkey cooked by the hubby. We finally finished eating it on the last day of Thanksgiving weekend. R.I.P.

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Um…

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Our teenager used Google Translate to verify an essay about his family for Chinese class. He described his dad as being tall. Here’s what Google Translate had to say about that.

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En Français

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We’ve been watching our favorite movies in French language mode. It’s a blast. Everything is funnier in French.

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Beautiful

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A month ago I learned how to play poker. I can’t believe I’ve been alive this long and only now learned how to play this game. Poker is beautiful. It’s more beautiful than chess.

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The beagle-sized spiders in the power lines are making me nervous, not gonna lie.

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