Archive | August, 2011

Absenteeism

I disappeared on ya’ last week, didn’t I? I didn’t call. I didn’t write. I didn’t let ya’ know we were running away. With the first day of school hanging over our heads and the bumpy beginnings of what we expect to be the roller coaster ride of Mom’s health issues, we needed to get […]

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The 10-Day Wait

It’s official. I am now the parent of two school aged children. (And my BFF is now the parent of a high-schooler which makes her WAAAAY older than me, I don’t care what her birth certificate says.) Yesterday Jordan and I headed over the elementary school for her first day. I guess it’s her first […]

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Good Morning, Irene!!!

What a difference a day makes. Yesterday evening the kids and I were entranced by this beautiful sky… …as we drove home from my parents’ house. (Don’t worry, I pulled off the road in order to take that photo…no drive-by’s for me.) This morning we woke up to this… …which means I’ll be spending my […]

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And He’s Off!!!

I’m thrilled! Jacob’s not. School started yesterday, and trouble began brewing at seven a.m. That’s when Jacob spied me slipping my camera into my purse. “You’re not going to try take any pictures, are you, Mom?” And though he assembled his words so they sounded like a question, I recognized it for the command it […]

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Ninety Percent

I am either the world’s worst do-it-yourself-er or the world’s best attention-deficit-disorder-er. (Five seconds after typing that sentence I decided I was both. At the same time. Feel free to be awed by my ability to multi-task.) I begin a project with the best of intentions, get it nearly complete, like 90% complete, and then […]

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Drive On

Jacob is convinced he can drive. He thinks it’s “ridiculous” that he has to wait “six whole years” until he turns sixteen to get his license when he already drives “better than half the idiots on the road”. (Where he gets the idea that there are idiots on the road I dunno, ‘cuz I’d never […]

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Pass the Olio Please

The other day I mentioned that I’d developed PinOlio, and I told you how stupid I was for ordering a patio set that didn’t speak to me. Let me just say…I was so so wrong. Not about the stupid part, because I am definitely stupid sometimes…but about the patio set. I was reading one of […]

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Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde

Lately I’m Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde. I’m happy dancing because of the start of school is nearly here, and at the same time I’m playing a dirge for the end of summer. It happens every year at this time. Last Friday, as my typical celebration slash panic set in, I loaded the kids into […]

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My Stupidity Knows No Bounds

The Hubster’s quite puzzled by my recent obsession with our front porch. He doesn’t “get” that the porch is the first glimpse, and the first impression, that people have of us. I’d like both to be good. And so I’ve been trying to create a welcoming outdoor space. (Note the use of the verb “try”.) […]

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Sometimes Ya’ Get Lucky

Friday I posted about the great deal on the I-don’t-really-love-it-but-it-fits-in-my-budget patio furniture I found at WalMart. The kids and I picked it up, brought it home, and I proceeded to try to assemble it. Now…what I’d like you to understand here is that I’m fairly handy. I’ve built furniture…from scratch…using big girl tools and cut-off-a-major-body-part-if-you’re-not-careful […]

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