Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Olympic Moments

I was unable to post this last Thursday due to technology issues while traveling.  Am posting now for your pleasure.  On Facebook, I discussed the moments in life I find truly Olympic.  Click here to read more.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Lightning in a bottle

When's the last time you chased a lightning bug? (aka, firefly) (aaka, Lampyridae, you are welcome,  Big Sister Bear)  Today on Facebook, I'm thinking about a great summer pastime.  Click here to read more.

Friday, July 6, 2012



I say


C'mon.  I couldn't resist!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


A conversation overheard during our drive:

Brother Bear:  Mama Bear, I need to know where the "drive around us" button is located.

Mama Bear:  The "drive around us" button?  What do you mean?

Brother Bear:  You know, the button you push so that it makes the lights blink and other cars know to driver around us?

Mama Bear:  Oh!  Yes!  You mean the "hazard lights."  The button is right here (pointing to hazard light button on Swagger Wagon).  Why do you need to know where that button is?

Brother Bear:  Well, in case something happens to you while you are driving and I have to jump in the front seat and take over driving, I'll know what button to push so that the other cars will know to go around us while I get the car safely stopped.


CyberBears, there are times in life when you see a trait in your cub and you are proud and comforted to know that they share your DNA.  Other times...not so much.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

To do...

  • Sleep in (well, relatively "in" since I have young cubs).  CHECK.
  • Drink a cup of coffee while overlooking the river.  CHECK.
  • Play in the river, "ride the rapids," and find interesting rocks with the cubs.  CHECK.
  • Enjoy a leisurely lunch with my Mama and Papa Bear.  CHECK.
  • Cuddle up in the porch swing with the intent to read, knowing full well I'm going to be lulled into the loveliness I call a "Porch Swing Coma" instead.  CHECK.
  • Sit in the rocking chair on the porch listening to the sound of my cubs collecting sticks for the fire pit (they are very helpful when they know s'mores are the end result).  CHECK.
  • Forget to brush my hair.  CHECK.
Ahhh, summer vacation.  Thank you for taking my summer to do list full of empty busyness and making it chock full of important nothingness.