Category Archives: Welcome to my world

Mom Challenge

I don’t deal well with clutter.  And chaos.  And living in a disorganized manner.  Therefore, my patience and focus are being stretched to their very limits by our current situation as we deal with the home renovation aftermath.  I find myself snapping at the kids, and my husband.  Actually chomping at the bit to get to work so as to get away from this mess.  It’s only been a week, and yet I feel like I’m at my wit’s end.

In an effort to distract myself, I signed up for pinterest this week.  Such a cool site (aka a massive time suck!) that’s given me all sorts of inspiration and creative ideas.  I stumbled across this today and have decided, in the interest of my sanity, and my children and husband’s, that maybe now this would be a good time to implement this little challenge.  To focus myself on what really matters, which is not the fact that I still can’t cook in our kitchen, and little clouds of dust still whirl around me with every step I take.

Thus, tomorrow, I began the 30 Day Mom Challenge:

Of course, these are all things I try to strive and do on a daily basis anyway, but hey – sometimes we all need a little help, and a reminder of one’s priorities.  And besides, I like lists!  Here we go!


You Made A Fool Of Me

There are only a handful of television shows that I always go out of my way to watch, that I have a vested interest in.  So You Think You Can Dance is one of those.  Out of the talents I wish I had been born with, the ability to dance would be right at the top of the list.  The movement of their bodies inspires me so much.  The lyrical way in which they can use their limbs to convey the emotion from the music just floors me.  This performance, in particular, speaks to my heart.

 “And now, you have no interest in anything that I have to say.
You made a fool of me… tell me why?
You state that you don’t care, but we made love, tell me why?
I want to kiss you, does she want you with the pain that I do?
I smell you in my dreams.
But now when we’re face to face, you won’t look me in the eye.
No time, no friendship, no love.
You made a fool of me.”

– Meshell  Ndegeocello




My little girl believes in magic.  As every 7 year old should.  Specifically, she’s on close terms with the Tooth Fairy right now.  Today, she was an amazing trooper while the dentist extracted her front tooth.  (It was a partial from when she broke it as a toddler, and the new tooth growing in above had nowhere to go; thus, the need to remove it.)

She thinks she looks like a vampire.  My husband says she looks like a hillbilly. Her brother calls her “The Toothless Wonder”. I think she looks like a sweet girl who now speaks with a lisp and has difficulty eating corn on the cob. 

I also think she looks like a girl who wakes up sobbing at 3 in the morning, just absolutely distraught that the Tooth Fairy hadn’t visited.  It took some explaining that Ms. Fairy had a big old world to tend to every night and just hadn’t made it to our house yet to get her to calm down. Still…she was restless and awoke to every little rustle of the sheet.  I’m surprised the Tooth Fairy was even able to sneak in undetected.

But she did…oh yes, she did. *grin*




This is my internal conversation when I saw these.  And yes, they came home with me. 

1.  My black ballet flats have a hole in the toe.
2.  These will go with everything!
3.  They can be worn to work and in a more casual setting.
4.  No socks needed, so that’s one less item to have to buy/wash/find the matching in the rush of the morning.
5.  Sunday is Mother’s Day!

Yes, I can justify just about anything!


Scoot, Scoot, Scootin’

It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood.  At the end of the road we live on, there is a little park that we have visited many times over the years.  The best part of the place though, is the truly excellent biking/walking/running/skateboarding/scootering (you get the drift:)) path that encircles the whole park. I would guestimate it is about a mile around.  Today, we went biking and scootering.  Sister Bear was too quick on her bike for me to catch a photo, so here’s J-Bo blazing past me on his scooter.  It was so good to soak up some vitamin D together.



The Day We Thought Would Never Come

Five years ago (the same month we bought our first home), my husband became an electrical apprentice.  For those past five years, not only has he been working 40 plus hours a week, at whatever job site he is required to travel to, but has also been attending class two nights a week.  I’m so proud to say that the day we thought would never come, finally came.  My husband graduated tonight.  I admit, I teared up a little.  The pride was just pouring out of me:)

Here he is with his graduating class.  Approximately 20 guys were certified as journeyman electricians in the ceremony, what they call “breaking out”.

Can you see the palpable relief on his face? The weight that’s been lifted from his shoulders?  Look how happy he looks:)

I guess I could call him Mr. Journeyman now….but I prefer the term Sugar Daddy. hehehe….


Posted by on April 30, 2010 in Husband, Welcome to my world


31: One of the Following

At times that you don’t find me posting on this blog that often, or maybe you notice that I’m not quite as religious about leaving comments on others pages as I like to be, you can likely bet that one of the follow has occurred:

1.  Work has gotten crazy.   (It has.)

2.  The kids have started springtime sports.  (They have.)

3.  The kids have birthdays coming up.  (They do.)

4.  Or, most likely, I’ve discovered a new author and am drowning myself in his/her backlist of titles. (I have been.)

So that’s what I’ve been doing. What about you?


Posted by on March 8, 2010 in Mom's Brain, Random, Welcome to my world