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Closed for summer, thank you for all your support !

Spring, try again.

Yeah, so it's Finally spring!

Whooooo! *High 5! *

Oh, p.s. it's only 29 degrees and it's supposed to snow {again} on Monday.

{photo from}

{thanks Michelle for posting this photo 1st, lol.....}

Spring, I think you need to try harder.

A lot harder.

Hey Mommy? Oh, nevermind.....

{Scene: me in bed, presumably still asleep, this morning, 6 a.m.}

Second son: {knocks, comes in} Hey.... Mommy? Mommy? Mommy? Mommy?...... Mommy??

Me: mmmohhgjfjdummmm...huh?

Second son: Mommy? Mommy? Hey, uh, Mommy? Mommy? you're awake, right? Mommy?

Me:  uuugghhhhh?!

Second Son: oh, nevermind...... {exits}

Me : gah! {now awake, no turning back, I get up to start coffee}

Yes you are

I can't draw. I can't paint. I cannot take any sort of pencil, crayon, marker, chalk, pastels, paint, clay, or mashed potatoes and render any identifiable person, place or thing.

I never could.

My stick figure people, and more laughable, my stick figure "animals", are exactly the same {if not worse} as they were when I was 3 years old.

animal drawing


resolutions now?

Happy New Year everyone!


I have never much cooperated with the whole happy new year/new year's resolutions thing.

I don't feel like sleep deprivation is necessary to "celebrate" hanging up a new calendar {even though I love me a new planner} .

December 31st feels {suspiciously enough} exactly like January 1st.

Buh-bye 2012

Well, we are almost all done with 2012!

 I'm feeling a little boastful about some of the 'trends' that I managed to avoid {again} this year.

1. Kardashianything

2. Angry Birds with Friends

3. Honey Boo Boo

4. Uggs

5. Any Real Housewives of anywhere

6. jeggings, and it's cousins "hey! leggings are not pants", and "yoga pants are for yoga, you are not doing yoga!"

7. Never ever ever, Adele, Goyte, or Call Me Maybe

Saturday of silence

In light of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I am observing a day of silence here on the blog.

I can't yet talk about this event, and to talk about anything else would be inane.

If you pray, please pray.

Hug your children {or children in your life}.


Frankenstorm? Oh dear....

Hello and Good Morning!!

Thank you to all of my new email subscribers! <waves> Isn't it great? Pops into your inbox Saturday morning, you can read at your leisure, and if you have something to say, you can just reply to this email. Pretty awesome!

Merit Badges for Parents

This might not be the most coherent post I have ever written.

I am up at 3:30 am, on a Saturday.

"Why?", you may ask.

Not because I am up to some wicked fun cool stuff..... nope.

Parenting stuff.

The best parenting stuff always seems to happen after 1am, you ever notice that?

This was an epic battle with the teenager's nosebleed. He is fine, me.... I'm ok now, but when the 2 little dudes get up in 3 hours.... well probably not so much. Start the coffee IV, stat!

When I Grow Up

I finally know what I want to be when I grow up!

Awesome, right?!

Except.... well except it's kinda too late. Not hopelessly too late, but, well, most days it feels that way.


Some people totally know from the get go, they want to be a teacher or a nurse or a scientist or whatever. And so they do. I so admire my many friends who have done exactly what they set out to do.

{Sometimes I Feel So }Uninspired

Mr. Winwood says it better than I can today......

I'm going to rest and take a day or two to recharge ~ much love to you all!


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