Communist Savings Time

March 13, 2013

Tweet “It’s a communist plot.” “No. It’s. Not.” I said.  “You’re just an old grump.” “Because I lost an HOUR of sleep.” “Papa, this happens every year, and, personally, I think it’s nice to come home to some daylight.  And besides, it’s not like you have anywhere you have to be.” Geez. We have this argument […]

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The Bean menagerie

February 28, 2013

Tweet We have two snakes in the house. Their names are Ichabod Crane and George Washington. The kindergartner named them. One is yellow and the other is blue. They’re plastic. But I still scream when I see them and run through the house with Moose following behind me going, “Sssssssssssssssssssssssss.” “No, please don’t get me. […]

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The elliuns have invaded Maison Bean

January 25, 2013

Tweet Me:  What is that? Jax:  Elliuns Me:  Huh?! Jax:  ELL-EE-UNS Me:  Oh, okay. But, no, it wasn’t okay.  I still didn’t understand what he was saying.  It was actually Papa who interpreted for me. Jax was saying aliens. I guess being a gink has its benefits. In Bean news: Jax has been tearing up […]

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The Bean elves wish you a very merry Christmas

December 24, 2012

Tweet It’s been a crazy December. My Christmas tree had scoliosis–Sissy and Buzz had to jury-rig it. Hyacinth has really started to get old. It’s like when old people who can’t hear talk loud, except Hyacinth barks loud. Jax was named at Terrific Kid at school. He’s learning to read and burning up the basketball court. […]

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Papa is a gink

December 7, 2012

Tweet Me:        Hello. Papa:    There’s a rule that you gotta know the meaning of the word before you play it. Me:        Who is this?!  What word? Papa:    Fez. Me:        It’s a hat. Papa:    A shriners hat with a tassel.  Grandpa Bean had one. Me:        It’s still a hat. Papa:    What is a “gink”? […]

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All you need is love… or at least some sympathy

November 8, 2012

Tweet Me: How do you know if you’ve broken your toe? Mimi: It’s excruciating. You. Know. If. You’ve. Broken. Your. Toe. Me: It hurts, but I wouldn’t call it excruciating. Mimi: You haven’t broken it then. Or either the couple of glasses of wine you’ve had have dulled the pain. When Mimi makes digs about […]

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Will a picture do?

October 17, 2012

Tweet Because I’m still in the abyss… and then I drink chardonnay and watch my grass.  It’s not growing anymore and my zinnias are all gone, and sometimes I have to go to a soccer game. xoxo, Jenny

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October 8, 2012

Tweet Back from the abyss… but just barely. Scene:  Jenny’s bathroom, Maison Bean.  Jax is in the tub with Moose.  Jax has been asking a lot of what-will-happen-if questions, and, frankly, Jenny is tired of answering them. Jax:  Mommy, what will happen to me if I drink this water? Jenny:  The dirty water in the […]

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Ramblings, the blogging abyss and Bean news

September 20, 2012

Tweet I know, I know, I know.  I am a slacker.  I’ve fallen into the has-been-blogging abyss from which most bloggers do not return.  I love blogging.  It’s just that I hate to write half-assed posts (like this one), and so I make a big production out of writing a post and then sometimes it […]

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Kindergarten, the new first grade

August 27, 2012

Tweet Back in the Stone Age when I went to kindergarten, it was no big deal.  I don’t remember my first day or much of anything except that my best friend was a girl named Sarah Lynn, and there was a little boy named Robert whom I chased around the playground declaring my undying love […]

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