Index to Blog Posts

Date Title Categories and Tags
Apr 2017 Accidental Wonder , , , , , , , Bird-Brained
Mar 2017 The Lousy Cook Decorates a Cake–Redux! The Lousy Cook, , , ,
Feb 2017 The Lousy Cook Makes Bread The Lousy Cook, , ,
 Jan 2017 The Lousy Cook Makes a Fruitcake The Lousy Cook, , , , , , ,
 2016
 Dec 2016 Santa Visits the Lousy Cook–Twice! The Lousy Cook, , , , , , ,
 Nov 2016 The Lousy Cook Takes a Cooking Class
 Oct 2016 The Lousy Cook Decorates a Cupcake
 Sept 2016 The Lousy Cook Decorates a Cake
 Aug 2016 What a Writer Does on a Peaceful Island Writing Retreat in a Cabin Nestled in the Woods Overlooking a Harbor Writing, ,
July 2016 Rolling Backward Through the Years family, humor, motorcycle repair, motorcycle sidecar, parenting, parking on hills, Washington State Ferry, Marriage, Motorcycles 
June 2016  Long-term Marriage Bird is a Verb, Foster-Adopt Families, , ,
May 2016 Shoring Up Mother’s Day Bird is a Verb, Foster-Adopt Families, , ,
Apr 2016 Getting Smart (Finally!) for the Annual Science Fair Bird is a Verb, Foster-Adopt Families, , , annual science fair, bird identification, birders, birding, birds, homework, math problems, trifold boards
Mar 2016 Store-bought vs. Homemade Bird is a VerbFoster-Adopt Families, , , , , , , , ,
Feb 2016  Trumpeting Our Success Bird is a VerbFoster-Adopt Families, , , , , ,
Jan 2016  Speculating on Speculums , , , , , , , , , , Bird is a Verb
2015
Dec 2015 Land: A Toy!
Nov 2015 Patti Smith is No Crazy Cat Lady Foster-Adopt Families, ,
Oct 2015 Re-Hound Foster-Adopt Families, , , , , ,
Sept 2015 Well, I Never!
Aug 2015 Snide-ex with Stridex Foster-Adopt Families, , , , , ,
July 2015 First Place! blog contest, Judith Martin, Miss Manners, National Society of Newspaper Columnists, Writing
July 2015 Bird-Brained Birdventure Foster-Adopt Families, Audubon, bird identification, birding, Bluebirds, Eastern Washington, heatwave, humor, parenting
July 2015 About the French Toast Foster-Adopt Families, baby birds fallen out of nest, bird identification, birding, heatwave, humor, Mom and Pop restaurants, parenting
June 2015 Mother-Son Bonding is for the Birds Foster-Adopt Families, , , , , ,
June 2015 Pondering the Annual Science Fair Foster-Adopt Families, , , ,
 May 2015 12th Mom, Her 12-Year-Old, Their 7th Mother’s Day Foster-Adopt Families, Marriage, , , , ,
 Apr 2015 Gym Platypus, Not Gym Rat , , , , , , ,
 Mar 2015 12th Mom Fumbles the Pass Foster-Adopt Families, , , , , , ,
 Feb 2015  The Things We Kept and Schlepped Marriage, , , , , , ,
 Jan 2015 Birth of a Family, Birth of a Book Foster-Adopt Families, Writing, , , , , , , , , , ,
 2014
 Dec 2014 My Favorite Rejection Letter Writing, , , , ,
 Nov 2014 When Momster’s Not ‘Beast’ Foster-Adopt Families, , , , , , , , ,
Oct 2014 How to Wash a Motorcycle Marriage, Motorcycles
Oct 2014 Oh So Safe Cider-Maker’s Wife, Foster-Adopt Families, Marriage . , , , ,
Sept 2014 Foot in Mouth, Pen in Hand Writing, , , , , , ,
Sept 2014 No-Doors from a Four-Door (Four Scenes) Motorcycles, ,
August 2014  Ten Influential Books Writing, , , , ,
 July 2014  Trapped Foster-Adopt Families, Writing . , , , , , , ,
 June 2014 On Flexibility , , , , , Cider-Maker’s Wife, Marriage
 May 2014 More Lamentations from the Cider-Maker’s Wife , , , , , Cider-Maker’s Wife,
 Apr 2014 Drano Dreams and the Writing Mind , , ,Writing, ,
 Mar 2014 Potential , , , Marriage
 Feb 2014 Airing Out a Quarter-Century Marriage , , , , , , , Marriage
 2013
 Dec 2013 My Own Private Planet , , , Cider-Maker’s Wife, Marriage
Nov 2013 On Loving Men Who Aren’t My Husband , , , , , , Marriage,Motorcycles,Writing
Oct 2013 A Dressing for the Occasion , , , Marriage,Writing
Sept 2013 The Bully’s Mother Foster-Adopt Families, Marriage,
July 2013 Barking While Black Writing, ,
June 2013 The Secret Sauce of Marriage Foster-Adopt Families, Marriage, , , , , , , ,
May 2013 The Newest in Exercise Equipment , , , , Cider-Maker’s Wife, Marriage
Apr 2013 Romance Novels and the Seven-Day Erection , , , , , , Marriage, Writing
Mar 2013 Further Lamentations from the Cider-Maker’s Wife , , , , , , , Cider-Maker’s Wife,Marriage,Writing
Feb 2013 Sinking Your Teeth into a Groundbreaking New History of Hockey, Part II , , Foster-Adopt Families, , , , , , Motorcycles,  Writing
Jan 2013 Sinking Your Teeth into a Groundbreaking New History of Hockey, Part I , , Foster-Adopt Families, , , , , , , Motorcycles, , Writing
 2012
Dec 31, 2012 Nothing Happened This Year , , Foster-Adopt Families,
Nov 26, 2012 Nada Las Ho Ho Ho’s , , , Foster-Adopt Families
Oct 30, 2012 Guest Blog Post By My Dad , , , ,
Oct 8, 2012 Husbanding the Hooch , , , , , , Cider-Maker’s Wife
Sept 24, 2012 The Hive Mind , , Foster-Adopt Families,
Sept 5, 2012 Do the Hele Wiki , , , , , , , , , , , Foster-Adopt Families
Aug 22, 2012 Summer Rerun – Brain, Child Essay , , , , Foster-Adopt Families
Aug 7, 2012 Ode to Socks , , , Foster-Adopt Families, Salon.com essay
July 19, 2012 Mule, Not Mewl , , , , Foster-Adopt Families
July 5, 2012 Dragon Scales Foster-Adopt Families, bonding, music lessons, parenting, recorder, violin, Amy Chua, Dragon Mom, Tiger Mom
Jun 19, 2012 Mistaking My Face for an Ashtray Frankenstein, housewife, motherhood, parenting, shingles, vacation, writing, Foster-Adopt Families, Marriage
Jun 19, 2012 Why I Like “Frankenstein” WritingFrankenstein, Frankenstein’s monster, Mary Shelley
May 26, 2012 The Lament of the Cider Maker’s Wife , , , ,
May 13, 2012 Sweeping Mother’s Day under the Rug , , Foster-Adopt Families
May 05, 2012 The Theoretical Dump and Run, V , , , , , Foster-Adopt Families
Apr 28, 2012 The Theoretical Dump and Run, IV

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Apr 21, 2012 The Theoretical Dump and Run, III

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Apr 14, 2012 The Theoretical Dump and Run, I & II

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Apr 07, 2012 The Lingo of Bluff-Tough Love

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Apr 01, 2012 How to Make your Kids Hate Television

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Mar 25, 2012 The Telly Kibosh

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Mar 18, 2012 He (Not) Said / She (Not) Said

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Mar 11, 2012 Always Never Land comedy romance, germs, marriage, marriage counseling, middle age, Nora Ephron, soap
Mar 04, 2012 A Wrinkle in Laundry

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Feb 26, 2012 Dungarees–When Life Throws You Dung

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Feb 19, 2012 Breaking the Jell-O Mold

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Feb 12, 2012 Sizing Up Your Betrothed

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Feb 04, 2012 Weighing in with my Advice to Brides

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Jan 28, 2012 Sometimes a Daft Notion

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Jan 22, 2012 The Cider Maker’s Wife

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Jan 15, 2012 It’s All In a Name-Spelling

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Jan 08, 2012 Torque: Necessary Force Used by Wives

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Jan 05, 2012 Venting

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Jan 02, 2012 What are the Two Biggest Parenting Mistakes?

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 2011
Dec 29, 2011 When Lack of Lingerie = Legumes

, , , , Foster-Adopt Families, Olive Garden

Dec 29, 2011 Aqui, Gato Gato

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Dec 26, 2011 Alas, Poor Olive, I Knew You Well

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Dec 23, 2011 Searching for Middle Ground

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Dec 21, 2011 Reader, I Awakened Him

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Dec 19, 2011 The Importance of Being an Onion , , , Foster-Adopt Families, gifts for teachers
Dec 16, 2011 Please, Sir, May I Have Another Sock? , , Foster-Adopt Families
12/05/2011 On Generosity juggling, parenting, Foster-Adopt Families
 12/02/2011 You Should Be Worried kilt obsession, kilt searches, search terms, writing
11/30/2011 On Breathing insomnia, marriage
10/1/11/2011 Love Letters marriage, empty wrappers
9/18/2011 Hypochondria parenting, Foster-Adopt Families, bruised feet, tie-dyed socks
09/10/2011 Stains Stained clothes, fashion, parenting, Foster-Adopt Families
09/1/2011 Lamas and Llamas car camping, insomnia, motorcycling, road trips, Foster-Adopt Families
8/14/2011 Full Moon: Car Camping Trip, Part III car camping, marriage, road trips, Foster-Adopt Families
8/7/2011 Repellant: Car Camping Trip, Part II car camping, marriage, road trips, RVs, mosquito repellant, Foster-Adopt Families
8/1/2011 Motorcycling vs. the Math Mobile: Car Camping Trip, Part I car camping, homework, marriage, parenting, road trips, math practice, word problems, Foster-Adopt Families, Motorcycles
7/1/2011 Happy Anniversary, Baby, Got Bees On My Mind anniversary, bees, marriage
6/1/2011 Reflections, Deflections, and Misperceptions bachi, fate, karma, kindness, marriage, writing, Foster-Adopt Families, Motorcycles
5/1/2011 Neighbors in Drag ADHD, gaurdian angel, neighborhood, parenting, ritalin, Foster-Adopt Families
4/1/2011 Epiphanies, Effigies, and Getting Lit fruit crop, hard cider, marriage, parenting, wassail, Foster-Adopt Families
3/29/2011 Warm and Fuzzy bunraku, childless couple, magical son, momotaro, nicknames, puppet, Foster-Adopt Families
3/1/2011 Lions, Hyenas, and Boners, Oh My! hyena behavior, nature documentary, no television, parenting, Foster-Adopt Families
2/1/2011 Zen and the Art of Not Falling Asleep While Reading about Motorcycles family, motorcycles, writing, , Foster-Adopt Families, Motorcycle memoirs, women’s motorcycle memoirs
1/14/2011 Quickies family, reading, writing, books read last year Foster-Adopt Families, Writing
1/1/2011 New Year’s Rearview Mirror (where Ordinary Acts are Larger than they Appear) family, Foster-Adopt Families, thanks and appreciation
2010
12/27/2010 What’s the Difference Between a Violin and a Fiddle? family, Foster-Adopt Families, new violin
12/17/2010 The Chicken Army and the Barnacle Wars Foster-Adopt Families
12/15/2010 Mele Kalikimaka family, Foster-Adopt Families
9/14/2010 Privy to a Stimulant new toilet, home repair, toilet box, bidet, Foster-Adopt Families
9/6/2010 Motherhood Drives Me to Drink coffee, instant coffee, flavored creamer, Foster-Adopt Families
5/9/2010 The Red Surfboard surfboard, Hawaii, Wally Froiseth, Coast Guard rescue
3/16/2010 The Rites of Spring bees, date night, bee houses, Foster-Adopt Families
2/21/2010 Proving that Hollywood Follows the Ballard Fashions Jeff Bridges, The Dude
1/22/2010 Pooches, Poltergeists, and Potty-Training dog books, Infertility,Writing
1/10/2010 All I Want for Christmas ice maker, Foster-Adopt Families, Infertility
1/5/2010 Submissive in 2009 submission goals, Writing
12/30/09 Santa Proved His Existence in Ballard Santa, missing shoe, Little Monster nickname, flavored vodka, Family, Foster-Adopt Families, Troll comments
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