fig newtons

It’s late and I should be in bed but I’m up stress eating fig newtons instead. This does not bode well for my weigh-in tomorrow morning. Whatever. I’ve logged over 8 miles of wogging and 10 miles of biking the past three days so I don’t feel too bad about it. Current worry: Kiddo got in some trouble today at her after-school program. The   … Continue reading fig newtons

girls be cray

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

not exactly what I had in mind

My Facebook status from this morning… Kiddo scrunches her nose up and says “ewwww” as we smell a skunk on the way to daycamp this morning. Then she says, “Ohhh mommy, I know what you can do for your new job! You can be a polecat catcher!”. New job title…Finn, Certified Polecat Catcher. For all your polecat catching needs…Business cards coming soon. That kid, always … Continue reading not exactly what I had in mind

Love Mommy

I really do have the most awesome kid. I was teary most of yesterday afternoon. I hate crying in front of kiddo because I don’t want her to be worried about anything. But yesterday I couldn’t help it. I just told her that I’d had a bad day. She gave me hugs and patted and stroked my arm like I do to her when she … Continue reading Love Mommy

the latest

It’s been a crazy, but good week for various reasons. I’ve made some headway on my personal to-do list, hung out with friends, made some plans, and did some thangs. Next week’s list includes drastically ramping up the job search and figuring out/solidifying some vacation plans we have brewing. The weekend is looking promising. Kiddo is so excited that she can hardly stand it. Some … Continue reading the latest

bribery by clothespin and blogging milestones

Good Morning board: I’m trying something new with kiddo in an attempt to make our mornings go more smoothly. Mornings with her are hit or miss. Sometimes she’s raring to go and cooperative without too much nagging. But on other days she’s a royal pain, to be blunt. Oh sure, I can make her get up, get dressed, eat breakfast, etc and we always make … Continue reading bribery by clothespin and blogging milestones

next stop, juvie hall

Kiddo was/is having some adjustment issues at school. To put it bluntly, she’s punching kids. Yes, punching. She’s gotten in trouble two days in a row for channeling Rocky Balboa. Fabulous. For the record and in my kid’s defense, she has attended day care from 8 weeks to 5 years old, and we’ve never had this issue. I’m shocked I tell you. Each day the … Continue reading next stop, juvie hall

Kindergarten: And So It Begins

Ok I’m back y’all. And if you aren’t my parents and don’t want to read about my kid’s kindergarten adventures, move right along now. Here are the highlights… The most excited kid I have ever seen busted into our bedroom at 6:00 am all dressed, with backpack on. Ready to go! As spazzy as if it were Christmas morning. She’ll get over that pretty quickly … Continue reading Kindergarten: And So It Begins

various thoughts at 3 am

Emotional rollercoaster today. It’s not something I can explain here. Its just…all the things. Bleh. Life is weird. As mentioned in the title, it’s an ungodly hour and momma is up pacing, nervous as a cat. #1stdayofkindgergarten Last day of daycare today for kiddo. Teary pickup. Last long commute home with her. Not so teary, for me anyway as kiddo was in a mood. Probably … Continue reading various thoughts at 3 am

quick rant

Really? The county school system just left us a message letting us know about the PreK program that we could enroll kiddo in if we wanted to hold off on kindergarten another year. Hello, it is two days before and you are going to tell me about this NOW? No way. Kiddo is primed and excited and I’m not holding her out a year but … Continue reading quick rant

kindergarten jitters of the mommy kind

Its gonna be a weird week I think. Kiddo starts kindergarten and momma’s nervous. Kiddo’s been commuting 45 min to an hour every day with me for five years to the daycare at my work and as of this week I’ll be making the commute alone. No Disney princess movies blasting in my ear, no handing bags of cheddar goldfish back and forth, no spilled … Continue reading kindergarten jitters of the mommy kind

so it goes on the 4th of July

It rained today. I don’t mean it rained for an hour or two, it rained ALL dang day. We didn’t really have solid plans for the 4th anyway but if we had planned on outdoor activities, they weren’t happening. So we ventured to a lazy late breakfast at one of my favorite places that tries a little too hard to be reminiscent of Paris in … Continue reading so it goes on the 4th of July

Life isn’t like the movies, and how do babies get outta there

Frances Ha. 9 out of 10 stars. At first I found the dialogue a bit disjointed and awkward but I don’t know if I just got used to it or it appealed to me more after it settled in my brain after sleeping on it. Shot in black and white, it was lovely to look at and Greta Gerwig made the movie work I think. … Continue reading Life isn’t like the movies, and how do babies get outta there

friends, Jesus + the Burpee catalog, nerdwear, and Frances Ha

A friend and someone I admire very much told me the other day that she loves when I blog because it’s like “getting a hug over the internet”. I’m wondering if she may be reading a different blog because this one can get tedious sometimes. But really? Her comment may have made my day. Friends are kinda awesome. You should totally get some if you … Continue reading friends, Jesus + the Burpee catalog, nerdwear, and Frances Ha