8:05 pm - Tue, Mar 4, 2014
#firstupdateinforever #passiveagressive #momisannoyed 

But you make the cutest faces when you’re annoyed.

#firstupdateinforever #passiveagressive #momisannoyed

But you make the cutest faces when you’re annoyed.

3:16 pm - Fri, Jan 4, 2013
(After a pause:) That’s one very important ingredient. There has to be a certain amount of practicality.
Patty’s response when I asked her if one should marry for love. And… of course.
3:16 pm

Ma, why would they live at the base of the volcano?!?

Because they grew up there. People live a lot of places and nobody knows why.

Surprise! WLIW 21 WORLD channel was on tonight. (I highly recommend it to all you nerds out there! Ch. 132 if you’re a cable customer.)
6:00 pm - Wed, Nov 21, 2012
Practical stuffing!   Do it.

Practical stuffing! Do it.

9:52 pm - Fri, Oct 12, 2012
The best way to get better at writing is to read more; the best way to get better at reading is to write more.

Patty taught me that, and it’s made a big impact on my life. Read to your kids!

Also, her classroom flooded this week… so if you see her, give her a hug!

10:19 am - Tue, Aug 21, 2012
 Caption Contest! At the suggestion of Cousin M, I’d like to give all of you the chance to give me suggestions for this lovely photo of Aunt N and Practical Patty holding a box of baking soda near the stove. You can submit as many times as you like! (Please refrain from profanity – even if it’s hilarious, I still won’t post it here.)
The winning caption will be posted with the picture next week. Good luck and be practical!

Caption Contest!

At the suggestion of Cousin M, I’d like to give all of you the chance to give me suggestions for this lovely photo of Aunt N and Practical Patty holding a box of baking soda near the stove. You can submit as many times as you like! (Please refrain from profanity – even if it’s hilarious, I still won’t post it here.)

The winning caption will be posted with the picture next week. Good luck and be practical!

12:53 pm - Mon, Aug 20, 2012
This is how Practical Patty plans for a barbeque.  (YAY GIANTS!)

This is how Practical Patty plans for a barbeque.  (YAY GIANTS!)

3:30 pm - Sun, May 13, 2012
What a marvelous day to kindle in the sun.  Please spend your mother’s day in practical bliss!!!

(When she realized that I was taking a picture, she started to wave.  I wish I had been video taping.)

What a marvelous day to kindle in the sun. Please spend your mother’s day in practical bliss!!!

(When she realized that I was taking a picture, she started to wave. I wish I had been video taping.)

10:07 pm - Thu, Apr 26, 2012
Patty bought a cookbook that goes over “the basics,” since my sister and I have culinary expertise that focuses heavily on pancakes.

Despite this, we BOTH knew about #6 — Patty’s been saying this for years.  C even sold knives at one point.

Patty bought a cookbook that goes over “the basics,” since my sister and I have culinary expertise that focuses heavily on pancakes.

Despite this, we BOTH knew about #6 — Patty’s been saying this for years. C even sold knives at one point.

12:46 pm - Sun, Apr 8, 2012
Happy Easter, from Practical Patty!

Happy Easter, from Practical Patty!

7:19 pm - Sun, Mar 18, 2012
Sunday clothes, for church, are monday’s work clothes.
9:58 pm - Sun, Feb 12, 2012
You can never have too many serving spoons.
6:11 pm - Tue, Jan 24, 2012
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Practical Patty said: 

If you don’t want your pretty birthday cupcakes to go stale, but also don’t want to smush the frosting, then put a toothpick in them before covering with saran wrap. 

Which I did.  Then I became panic-stricken as I realized my error. HOW DO I DEVOUR ALL OF THESE CUPCAKES RIGHT NOW IF I HAVE THEM COVERED IN SARAN WRAP?!?  
Thank you to Aunt P. for such an amazing bday gift.  Cupcake credit goes to Audrey @ plays with food … these are peanut butter and jelly cupcakes, and they are absolute HEAVEN.

Practical Patty said: 

If you don’t want your pretty birthday cupcakes to go stale, but also don’t want to smush the frosting, then put a toothpick in them before covering with saran wrap. 

Which I did.  Then I became panic-stricken as I realized my error. HOW DO I DEVOUR ALL OF THESE CUPCAKES RIGHT NOW IF I HAVE THEM COVERED IN SARAN WRAP?!?  

Thank you to Aunt P. for such an amazing bday gift.  Cupcake credit goes to Audrey @ plays with food … these are peanut butter and jelly cupcakes, and they are absolute HEAVEN.

5:11 pm - Mon, Dec 19, 2011
Holy. Cow.

Holy. Cow.

6:51 pm - Sun, Nov 27, 2011
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Even if we get an impractically huge tree, Practical Patty will look at every single tree on the lot.  If we’re lucky, there will be one that fits into her very practical, specific parameters.  (It’s hard to tell, but she is holding a ruler up to the trunk in the picture on the right.)

Even if we get an impractically huge tree, Practical Patty will look at every single tree on the lot.  

If we’re lucky, there will be one that fits into her very practical, specific parameters.  

(It’s hard to tell, but she is holding a ruler up to the trunk in the picture on the right.)

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