So, I turned 39 today. I’m trying to feel positive about this and embrace the moment and all that jazz, but Ima keep it real and just say that it kind of sucks. I have a case of the birthday blues and feel pretty stupid and petty about it. And if anyone says “its better than the alternative”, I will punch you in the face. … Continue reading 29 and holding. Plus 10.
There is a screaming contest happening on my back patio right now. The neighbors are probably going to call the cops or otherwise stage some sort of intervention. Kiddo had a birthday party at the house earlier today and is now embarking on that rite of passage known as her first slumber party…hosted by yours truly. Two girls, one a cousin and the other her … Continue reading girls be cray
Kiddo is breathing heavy beside me, borderline snoring through the thunder and lightning. I love storms. At least those of the non-threatening, not gonna blow your house away kind. The snoring blond bundle turns six years old tomorrow. I’m not going to say the usual “I can’t believe how big she’s getting”, or “She’s growing up so fast” because while those things are true, that’s … Continue reading summer storms
…but people keep dying and getting sick on me. Since my last post two more grandmothers have passed, this time on The Accountant’s side, and also within a few days of each other. Its been sad and exhausting. Four deaths within less than three months…too much. Kiddo has been sick with a stomach virus, then I got it and still have it, and now I … Continue reading yeah, its been a minute…
Happy Birthday! This sounds like us, doesn’t it? It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea. – Dylan Thomas Also, we need a more recent picture of us…we both look WAY cooler now. Love you! Continue reading for my brother
I’d love a nap but its already 4pm and that would just be bad news bears. Its been an extremely full day already. Kiddo had yet another birthday party to go to, this one all the way across town at one of her friend’s homes. They had water slides and kiddie pools set up and they all had a blast. But I am really hoping … Continue reading saturday busyness
Five years ago today I endured hours of labor and came out of it looking pretty rough. (see photo evidence) I’ll never do THAT again. Heh. No, I’m not kidding, seriously, I won’t. One kid and done with that, so y’all can stop asking me when I’m having another. For real. Stop it. Right now. Zip it. I was looking back in the archives on … Continue reading more than princesses
Today…kiddo’s wild birthday party with some of her friends at “the bounce house place”, as we call it. Whew. It was a hit but, whew. Kid was SO stinkin’ excited. This is a really fun, if exhausting, age. Her actual birthday isn’t until Wednesday so I guess we’ll just consider this her birthday week since we are kind of celebrating it over this weekend and … Continue reading party central
Today was pretty great. Hubs was off work too so we took the kiddo to school and spent the day together. We went to the gym and got our sweat on, then rode the motorcycle to a monstrously large parking lot so he could give me riding lessons without endangering others, next was vegetarian sushi for lunch, sweet cece’s for dessert, capped off with a … Continue reading time spent
This blog and I haven’t been on speaking terms for about a month it would seem. Which is kind of nice in a way because it means I’ve been too busy actually living life to take time to write about it. Or, more likely it means that I am lazy. At the moment I am using this space as yet another means of procrastination for … Continue reading i do stuff, i just don’t write about it
What are those nuts called that are shaped like kidneys? I like those. And peanuts. Peanuts are my favorite. Almonds I will tolerate but they don’t really do it for me. I just ate this and it was good. I had a turkey sandwich, baked Lays and an apple for lunch. Exciting noms no? Stuff is happenin’ around here. Tomorrow I’m moving into a new … Continue reading snippets
Ok, honestly today kind of did, but yesterday was good. The Accountant’s birthday was yesterday but we were too tired to celebrate much. Poor guy. Tax season is killing him and I’ve been immersed in federal grant land for weeks. But we have a sitter lined up for tomorrow night so we’ll do something in honor of his big day. Although, truth be told, I … Continue reading Today….did NOT suck!
I think I just cracked my jaw trying to bite into a Granny Smith apple. Ouch. Tomorrow I will attempt to make a spider costume by hand. This will go either very well or quite badly. Good thing we have a leftover pirate outfit and a fairy princess dress in the closet for potential backup costumes. Yum, this apple is making me want some green … Continue reading Tis Thursday
Kiddo’s birthday was yesterday. There was just enough family, there were way too many presents, there is never enough cake. She had a crazy fabulous fun time. I can’t believe I have a three year old. You’d think I’d get used to it eventually but so far, nope. She’s a blessing and a source of much love and frustration in one tiny fireball of a … Continue reading three years ago yesterday
I feel like I’ve sufficiently conquered the week, even though its only Wednesday. That second work “thing” I had to do is now over and it went pretty well. Not perfect and some unexpected things occurred, but overall feedback was positive. Now on to the next thing. I had lunch with a coworker the other day who gave me some good advice. My problem is … Continue reading conquering the week
*this was in my drafts so the timing is off, but whatever..i’m posting it anyway. So, this blog is on FIAH lately huh? I don’t know why but I’m just in the mood to typie typie typie these days. About mundane and random things that no one cares about but me, no doubt, but that’s why I have a blog. For me. Anywho. I get … Continue reading various goings on
The thing about getting older is that we acknowledge the things that make us quirky and hopefully embrace them. Or at least laugh. So, in the shower there are various bottles of shampoo, body washes, conditioners, etc. You know, smellygood girlie stuff. Shampoo and conditioner always in matching bottles because I buy the same brand. I have recently noticed that I will pick up a … Continue reading older & weirder
This weekend I mean. I’m sick yet again. Its my bi-monthly sinus infection. Welcome Back Snotter and all that jazz. I’m sure the clinic will just throw amoxicillin at me since I’m a regular. I’m wondering if a visit to an ENT or some such is in order. And don’t faint, but I am THIS close to trying that neti pot thing that my friends … Continue reading kind of the pits
Quick weekend recap…lovely weekend with The Accountant. Mom came to stay with Sam on Saturday night so hubs and I got a hotel room in the city and lived it up like almost 40 year olds tend to do. (Well, almost 40 and almost 35 year olds anyway. Guess who’s younger?) Thanks mom, you rawk. Know what I hate? Those little ankle socks that don’t … Continue reading sup?
i want some. jolly ranchers i mean. the green apple ones are my favorites but the grape is a close second. hope everyone had a nice easter. the easter bunny stopped by and left sam some new shoes, a couple of outfits, bubbles, a book, stuffed animal and lots of candy that was mostly consumed by mommy. the weather was lovely and well, it was … Continue reading jolly ranchers, easter & a birthday
This is me. Spreading sunshine everywhere I go. Yep yep. I mean, can’t you tell? Heh. The not-so-funny thing is, I really am a fun lively laughing joking person when I’m out from behind a desk. Can we say “you got off at the wrong stop lady”? Yes we can. Eh, anyway. Stuff ‘n things. Ummmmmm, I got nuthin’ I guess. Oh wait, here’s some stuff…the … Continue reading why the long face?
Last night was a first. I got a tattoo. A rather large tattoo on my back. I’ve wanted one for ages and had originally thought I’d get one to mark my 30th birthday. But that was four years ago and it didn’t happen. This was the year apparently and as I told my friend, I decided to go big or go home. I went big. … Continue reading so, i really wasn’t kidding
Below is an exerpt from an email my mom sent me yesterday (her birthday). She is a teacher. I thought this was funny so I’m sharing. ‘Cause that’s what I do. I was able to use my birthday as an excuse all day to torture the 7th and 8th graders with Simon and Garfunkel music during the usual Tuesday group work/music time. Students usually request … Continue reading kids these days
…we need something better doncha think? So first of all, Happy Birthday to my mom today! Love you much! xoxo! And secondly, this gave me a happy yesterday when I got it in the mail…its a huge birthday card of New York and you push a button and Times Square lights up all kind of crazy. It’s hard to tell here but the lights move … Continue reading after the blarg post…