The Were-Rabbit’s Baby Bunny

FringeKid with Charlotte the bunny

This was the biggest weekend of the year in our town.  Most of the towns situated along the Erie Canal have a town wide celebration each summer.  It’s like a block party on steroids. Last year, because my husband had a preaching schedule that brought us down south for most of the summer, we missed […]

How My Friday Turned into A Monday

obey drama llamas

Or this post could be titled: How I Was Banned from Convenient Care I love my parents to death, but some days I suspect they may be the death of me, especially on a Friday turned Monday.  After many phone calls from the Drama Llamas, I started having bouts of paranoia coupled with night sweats […]

A Two Slushy Kind of Day

a trip to the zoo

Today is a two-part post kind of day. First part is What I Wore Wednesday and the second part is our trip to the zoo.  Since I’m only showing one outfit, I thought I’d combine the two; however, I did get dressed more than once this week.  I promise! Dress:  Target (too long ago to […]


Zoo animals

Single Brown Fleecy Female in search of Tall Dark Handsome Furry Dentist. Enjoys dinner at the hayloft and free range grazing. Interested in hanging out with friends and comparing wool. Is known to spit occasionally, but only when prompted. Please send all inquiries to the zoo.

The Summer that Once Was

Well, summer’s over, but it was nice when it was here.  I guarantee we enjoyed two whole weeks of it.  I have absolutely no idea what we’ll do when the kids finally get out of school.  Maybe we’ll be snowboarding by then, or something.  Hopefully something else, but you just never know. We did go […]

The Tropics Would Be Nice

slippy lizard

Slippy, FringeBoy’s lizard, is having troubles.  He slipped into a coma yesterday afternoon, maybe hibernation is a better word.  I don’t know, but I do know Slippy is freezing to death.  I may have to make the ultimate mom sacrifice and get on a one-way flight to the tropics with him. This morning his tank […]

The Cost of Free

fish up close

I told you how doing a simple favor for my neighbor ended up with me spending a whole bunch of money.  I’m still confused by how love thy neighbor turned into buy my kids fish, but life is funny like that.  I just have to go with the flow until the flow ends up draining […]

Bat Blood on My Couch


Good glory the end is near! There was a bat in my house tonight.  A. BAT! Help me Lord.  This is not funny.  I don’t deal well with wild animals, especially wild animals that carry rabies and fly around in the night.  One lone bat could fly into my hair and get lost for a […]

Running for our Lives

Last night after dinner I needed to get out of the house.  Do you ever have those moments when the desire to “go out” feels similar to what inmates must feel when they decide a jail break is in order? Not that I’ve ever been involved in a jail break, so I don’t speak from […]

Devil Dog On My Porch – Dream Houe, Part 5

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Deep Fried Tomatoes & Bakes Potatoes, Part 6 Devil Dog on My Porch (Prt. 5) It’s Not Only The Moose Watching (Prt. 4) Closing – Not a Naked Dance (Prt. 3) Our Dream House (Prt. 2) From the Beginning (Prt. 1) “Really?  The house is still standing?”  John asked into the phone with me hanging […]

Attacked by a Nutter-Butter eating…

2 days on the Hudson 081

You remember my post from not too long ago when the FringeFamily was being stalked by a super-intelligent mouse with illusionist characteristics, don’t you? If not read My Husband Didn’t Marry an Ax Murderer, but then come right back.  You really will need some background info on our rodent escapades. About two days after the […]

My Dog Does Chicken Voodoo

A funny looking rooster chicken

By Laura Conley I passed out on the bedroom floor near the doorway from being super ill.  I awoke hearing my dog, Hunter, whimpering over and around me.  I couldn’t raise my head, which was face down on the blanket I was wrapped in, dampened from breaking my umpteenth fever. With all the voice I […]

My Husband Didn’t Marry An Ax Murderer

mousein bread

Mousecapades – Part One When it comes to rodents, I don’t have a heart.  I know some of you catch and release, but quite frankly, the only way I want to see a mouse is dead. Yes, I am evil.  Yes, I can be a little more humane.  Yes, I can see my need to […]

Exotic Travel With A Cow & A Bus


Despite any misgivings about raw chicken or fortune cookies predicting my dire future, we are ordering takeout tonight, Chinese style.  It’s been one of those gray, depressing, frigid days of winter.  They shuffle through January and February at speeds slower than my overloaded computer. Don’t misunderstand, I am not wishing my days away.  I want […]

Considering Adoption? Plan Your Family!

Ya, I know it’s a repeat, but it’s been a long time and I’m out of words tonight.  Shocking, huh? What causes reasonable, relatively intelligent adults to desire the company of a four-legged beast? Perhaps my family experienced an emptiness that they attempted to fill with the love of an animal. Perhaps their need for […]

Judgement FREE Zone


Have you ever watched Dr. Oz? Recently I began using the Dr. Oz show as my exercise time.  Since it’s too cold to traipse around town on foot, I’ve succumbed to doing leg lifts and saddle bag busters in my living room.  I don’t have an ipod.  If I did, I’d be running at least […]