Thursday, December 29, 2011

Annual End of Year Questionnaire...

I suppose I'm making a New Year's Eve habit of this, 2008 , 2009, 2010.  I think it's good to have a bit of reflection at the end of each year.  It maybe gives you some direction to head in in the morning.  I feel somewhat discouraged that each year my bits of reflection point me in the same direction but I never seem to get there.  Perhaps I shall reflect on that.

1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before?
We took the kids on a cruise to the Bahamas.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't think I made any resolutions but I did happen to admit to my therapist (my new bff) that I am a bit of a self-saboteur and tend to make a mess of anything that I proclaim to be my next "thing".  So perhaps not wanting to make a resolution at all is a good step? 

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
YES.  Oh, my dearest Amy gave birth to Claire who is the sweetest most perfect baby girl.  I still look at her and can't believe that she's here.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

5. What countries did you visit?
The Bahamas and The Grand Turks

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
Sanity? Peace of Mind?  Mad money?

7. What dates from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Early July is etched in my memory.  We took a big long vacation and Baby Claire was born.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
My biggest achievement I suppose is listening to my gut and finding a new RA doctor.  I have to learn to trust me.  I trust me where the kids are concerned I don't know why I have self-doubt when it comes to my own self.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Hmmm.I had sort of a major downward spiral of panic attacks in the early fall.  I'm not sure why I see it as a failure but I do feel that my body betrayed me.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Just the usual Fibromyalgia, RA, anxiety - I'm quite sure I can't handle anything else.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
The best?  Oh I love showering the kids and Matt with treats during the winter holidays.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Matt's for putting up with me and my crazy moods.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
The entire Republican Presidential Hopeful club and that Sandusky perv.

14. Where did most of your money go?

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Floating in a cerulean blue sea with my family.

16. What song will always remind you of 2011?
I can honestly say that I don't associate songs with years. I don't usually know who sings what or when they sang it.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? meh
b) thinner or fatter? about the same
c) richer or poorer? i have no idea
How's that for inspiring?

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
I wish I'd done more day trips with the kids where we weren't connected to any electronics.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Worried. It gets me nowhere.

20. How did you spend Christmas?
We spent it quietly, just the four of us.  It was a great day.  Everyone got up and enjoyed emptying their stockings and then we opened gifts and had a big breakfast.  We played with new toys, took naps, and enjoyed each other.

21. Did you fall in love in 2011?
I fell in love with that little Claire.

22. What was your favorite tv show?
I'm such a tv whore. I think my favorite show is House or Big Bang Theory I can't decide.  Ooh ooh  I have a new favorite too, Homeland.

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
I've tried to copy what I say to my kids "Hate is an awfully strong word".

24. What was the best book you read?
I think I read 60 books last year and the one that marked my heart was The Invisible Bridge.  I still find myself thinking about it at random times.  You should read it.  It will humble you.

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
I'm musically lame. I wouldn't call anything I listen to a discovery.

26. What did you want and get?
I wanted a car starter for my car but didn't say anything to Matt.  He thought of it as well and got it for me for Christmas.  Thank you honey!

27. What did you want and not get?
A cure.  A magic pill. The realization that it could be so much worse and to stop whining...

28. What was your favorite film of this year?
We don't see many films in the theater so the pool of choices is shallow.  I got a hearty laugh out of Bridesmaids and No Strings Attached made me feel gooey with love (shut up I know it's lame).

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I don't remember what we did on my birthday - I'm sure Matt and the kids took me out to eat and I'm sure we went to Kan Pai with Mike and Amy.  YES.  We did go to Kan Pai because that is where the incident for which Amy will never forgive Matt occurred.  I turned 29 again.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Comfortable shoes.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?
"Do These Pants Button"

32. What kept you sane?
My therapist Kim and .5mg of Alprazolam as needed ;-)

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
I became really interested in Steve Jobs and was sad when he passed.  I am always interested in Barack Obama.  I love me some Bradley Cooper and of course my forever boyfriend Matt Damon.

34. What political issue stirred you the most?
The right for gays to marry.

35. Who did you miss?
I miss my Dad.  Sometimes he's in a dream and he's there and alive and it isn't weird so that's nice.

36. Who was the best new person you met?
 Claire.  This little girl is getting so much attention!!!  Who else did I meet this year?  I'm trying to think...

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011?
It's okay to push back and say no sometimes.  Overwhelming yourself will not make others happy.

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
I can't think of a song but I copied the following quote onto my calendar for 2012, I want these words to be my inspiration for the new year:
"She turned her can'ts into cans, and her dreams into plans.  She listened to her heart above all other voices."

That's about it for 2011.  I hope you join in this meme and link your blog posts here.


Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Festivus...

Happy Festivus to all my readers. I encourage one and all to air your grievances here.

1. I'll just repeat my grievance from last year that my body is a douche and still haunting me with its pain and swelling and joint Shit. I'm over it.

2. My stupid house won't clean itself for another year.

3. I need more than 24 hours in a day. Id like more sleeping hours and more hours for cooking better meals.

I'm off to participate in the Feats of Strength!!!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Blog Stats for Mom...

That's a pixel grab of my blog stats from yesterday.  My Mom (if she ever finds this blog again) would be so proud to know that that blog post is the #1 Google hit for the search "pierogi in virginia".  She'd probably also say "and that's the last time that they were made there" and she'd be right because I don't cook.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Petty Theft...

I have a confession to make.  Whenever we go to my Mother's house for vacations, when we are leaving I tend to accidentally pack something awesome in my suitcase that technically does not belong to me but once it gets unpacked totally does.  I'm a bit of a clepto, only with my Mother, and usually only with things she makes, not things she buys.  This visit, she was kind enough to give me the gorgeous teal throw blanket that she knit because I suggested that it was just the perfect color for me.  She bought me the same shirt that I borrowed and when I tried on the pants she had just bought herself, she gave me those too.  She refused me the lovely velvet gloves that I coveted.  The only one of those I would have stolen if denied, was the blanket (I'm so not kidding.  That thing would have been in my suitcase under my underwear so fast...I've done it before, I've got a quilt on every bed and couch to prove it). This year I made out like a bandit and this morning I had to call to confess to a crime I didn't even intend to make.  It was warm Thanksgiving week so I only wore my coat one time and apparently also wore the coveted velvet gloves and then left them in the pockets.  I hadn't worn that coat since and this morning I put it on, looked around for gloves, put my hands in my pockets and said "Yay gloves!  Oh SHIT!  Oh no no no no no.  She's never going to believe me."  Matt didn't believe me either.  He looked at me and said "Right.  You accidentally put them in your pockets."  Mom said the same thing when I called.  They're lovely gloves and she's coming to visit soon.  Perhaps she'll get them back.  Perhaps I'll find things missing from my house.  This might turn into a fun little game.  Too bad I can't steal furniture.  I'd totes steal her bed.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Read This...

I've been reading like crazy over the past week and a half. I've finished four books. For the first time in a long time, I've loved a whole series of books right in a row. I miss the characters when I'm done reading and I wish there were more of them to read.
First up there was "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close". This is the story of a nine year old boy and the search for something that belongs to his father after his father dies in one of The World Trade Center buildings.  The story deals strongly with the relationship the boy has with his grandmother and her long ago history.  I really and enjoyed it and I had no idea, until this morning, that this book was to be released as a movie this winter. I'm really excited to see the characters in movie form. I'm also glad I already read the book first.  There's so much unsaid, but written, between the characters that I'm afraid the movie will screw it up. 

Then I read "The Story of a Beautiful Girl". I adored this book. I miss the characters. I ached for their story. I wanted to know them.  To be vague and brief, it's the story of a young woman in an institution in the 1960s. 

Next I read, "The Unwanteds".  This is a YA book and was described as a cross between The Hunger Games and Harry Potter.  I felt like it was more of a cross between The Giver and Harry Potter.  I liked it much more than I liked either The Giver or The Hunger Games so I'm hoping that Lisa McMann continues on with this as a series.  It didn't consume with me with love the way that Harry Potter did, but I think most kids would enjoy this book.

Yesterday, I finished "Mudbound".  This was another book that touched me.  I loved all of the characters, even the ones with flaws.  I didn't want this book to be over.  Clearly, every book needs an end but I wanted more of all of these characters especially Jaime and Ronsel.  "Mudbound" is what one of the characters dubs the farm that her husband moves them all to after WWII. 

Since I was on a roll, I decided to restart a book that I've started twice but ran out of time because the library doesn't think that it should be at my beck and call.  Thinking of what it was going to cost me in late fees, I just decided to buy the book on Kindle.  SO, I started the first few words of "The Invisible Bridge", and then the cough syrup took over and I fell asleep.  This book gets such good reviews that I'm determined to get into it enough to not let other things distract me.  I've got a good hour and half at gymnastics tonight to get a tight hold on it.  Wish me luck!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

This Morning...

5:00-5:59am - listened to husband cough himself silly, wait for him to make the connection between coughing uncontrollably and the need for cough syrup.

6:00am - alarm clock goes off.  Get up.  Ask husband if he has taken his cough syrup recently.  Yes.  Ask for clarification.  1am.  Stumble around house trying to figure out where husband might have consumed cough syrup at 1am, find it in medicine cabinet (interesting).  Thrust bottle of cough syrup at husband.

6:10am - Tell children to start getting up.  Get in shower.

6:15am - Smallest child comes into bathroom I'm in (there are two other choices) and minutes later starts yelling "MOM, I need toilet paper".  I explain that I'm somewhat occupied and wet, could she perhaps look under the sink herself.  "Found it!".

6:20am - Finish shower to discover that smallest child left bathroom door open letting in cold air and left the new roll of toilet paper on the floor next to the shower.  Yell to child and explain that she is not being a responsible member of the family and look pointedly at the toilet paper "Oh".

6:25am - Shiver and note that husband has stopped coughing uncontrollably.  Hmph.

6:25-6:35am - make-up, hair, yelling at children to move it along

6:35-6:40am - get dressed by choosing clothing from various laundry baskets, note that I will be late.  Collect all the things.  Kiss the children.

6:45am - Leave house.

6:59am - arrive at work.  SIGH - the next 8 hours should be relaxing in comparison.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Random Things I Think...

I'm just going to jump into this one as there isn't really a good lead-up to these particular random thoughts.

Do you have a particular personal policy on choosing your bathroom stalls? I start thinking for example, that at work the large group bathroom has four stalls and we have roughly 100 women who work in the office.  If we all each used a random stall each time we went to the restroom, we'd each be exposed to 100% of the other female worker's germs.  BUT if the stalls were divided evenly among us, we'd each only be exposed to 25% of the female work population's germs. Think about it.

Also, ever since seeing Vh1s pop-up video of Jewel's Who Will Save Your Soul in which one of the pop-ups claimed that the first stall in a bathroom is the least used and the cleanest, I have whenever it is not obviously messy, chosen the first stall.

Here's the video for your obsessive compulsive enjoyment:

Aren't you glad that you don't live in my brain?

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Where Did My Babies Go...

I'm starting a new phase of parenting and I'm positive that I'm not ready.  I'm no longer parenting toddlers and preschoolers which I think I'd gotten pretty rock-starish at, I'm now parenting pre-teens and it's a whole new world.

I thought pre-teenness began somewhere around the age of 11 1/2.  No, this is not true.  Skyler is almost 9 and while she may still act the baby, she's definitely got a bunch of pre-teen going on.  Zack is 10 1/2 and we're now well into issues like hair *wink* and deodorant and face cleaning and locking down the internet.  I'm learning, slowly.

One issue I'm not a huge fan of is that kids this age are mean.  We try to raise nice polite kids but they're constantly exposed to kids who have been parented in a totally different style if you get my drift.  Last night when we were getting ready to Trick-or-Treat a child in the neighborhood called Zack fat.  Zack can usually fend for himself but he's really really sensitive to being called fat.  A third child came and told me and I marched right over to find this kid's mother.  I asked the child what he called Zack and he had no problem telling me that he said that he was fat.  I asked if it didn't hurt his feelings when someone else called him a name.  I found the mother smoking her ciggies and having a beer (klassy), we had words and she ended with yelling at her son "just stay the fuck away from those kids".  Lovely.  Can you blame the child when he learns from someone like this?  She's his primary adult figure.  What can you do with that? 

I had a long talk with my kids that that child wasn't being taught manners and how to behave and in all likelihood his parents called him names and so that's what he's learned to do.  They understood and were, I think, appropriately appalled at the behavior of both mother and son.  I think we'll chalk this one up as a learning experience.  Heaven forbid we just get some candy and call it a night.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Total System Failure...

From awesome blogger Hyperbole and a Half

This is how I feel most weeks days...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

And We're Off...

Holiday shopping season has official started here in the land of Molnar. When I see the first gift that gives me inspiration I'm off and running. I'm definitely going to try to keep it all to a minimum this year but you've got to spoil the nieces and nephews and I started with these two books (I'm the aunt that insists on sending books for every occasion):


I've already got a crafty plan to go with these books.  I've got ideas for two of my three nieces.  I have NO ideas for my own kids.

Have you started your shopping?  Got any great ideas?  I picked up on great idea from Swistle, she recommended grabbing a $10 gift card to Target each time you go through there.  This way, by December, you should have enough stock piled to use as gifts for teachers, teacher's helpers, the bus driver, your mail person etc.  It's hard to buy them all at the same time, $10 a week seems much easier to swallow and if you don't end up needing them for gifts, you can supplement your own shopping needs.  You're Welcome ;-)

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Rest Well Steve...

Steve Jobs passed away yesterday from a long battle with cancer.  He inspired so much of what I touch every day in order to get through my day.  His genius will be missed.

Steve Jobs

Thursday, September 22, 2011

What I'm Watching...

Oh gosh.  I'm running behind.  As I noticed my DVR filling up this week I realized that I hadn't done my annual fall season line-up.  In case you're dying to read all about all my previous fall tv watching here is 20102009, and 2008.

Before we get started I need to get a few things off of my chest.   Earlier this year, Matt made me and TIVO break up.  He just couldn't stand the love that we had for each other and demanded him or the TIVO.  When I refused to choose, he disconnected sweet TIVO from the television and put him on a shelf in the closet and hooked up a rotten awful Verizon DVR.  I hate the new Verizon DVR and I'm pretty sure that it hates me.  It makes this buzzing sound that only I can hear.  It doesn't record things it thinks I might like to watch.  It doesn't make that awesome beeboop sound that I love.  It has had to be replaced once causing me to lose everything that I had recorded.  I'm not impressed Verizon, not impressed.

Alrighty on to the awesome.  These are the shows that made it through from previous years.  I have no idea when they are on because the art of digital recording is magic.  I'm pretty sure a unicorn that pees rainbows makes it happen.

Already watching:
Big Bang Theory - love love love
Chuck - this one might not make it through.  We're losing interest.
Gossip Girl
Two and a Half Men - I love Ashton Kutcher
The Mentalist
The Office
The Good Wife
Mike & Molly
Glee - dipped in awesomesauce and covered in sprinkles
Modern Family - I've said this before, if you aren't watching this, you're wrong.

Up for Review:
2 Broke Girls - I really liked the pilot
Allen Gregory - I like the premise, but I have no love for adult cartoons
Free Agents - the pilot was "meh"
Hart of Dixie
Last Man Standing
New Girl - this was cute
Secret Circle
Up All Night - the pilot seemed forced and can we dicuss that the Mom character's name is Rheagan and the child is Amy?  Who came up with that one?  They are wrong.  They probably don't watch Modern Family either.  I'm rooting for Christina Applegate though.

This is what I'll be doing this fall.  What about you?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


We have successfully completed seven days of the school year and so far Zack is in love with everything school related and Skyler is battling the same old problem of not being able to keep her cute little trap shut.  I wrote the teacher an email saying that while I sympathize with her, this has been a Skyler problem since she started talking (the child talks in her sleep) and that I've tried everything.  If she's got any ideas on how I can help in the classroom to let me know, otherwise there isn't much I can do.  This feels like giving up, but there has got to be a teacher on this earth that can make that child shut her mouth.  Good Luck Mrs. Third Grade Teacher, you're going to need it.  Skyler's interpretation of the problem is that she's not the worst one.  *eye roll*  I tried explaining to her that having someone be more wrong than you are does not give you a pass.  

Zack's school gives the kids the opportunity to try a strings instrument this year.  I wanted less than nothing to do with this.  See the thing is, I am not musically inclined.  I have no knowledge of a stringed instrument (although I might be able to rock a recorder) and I just saw this as another giant responsibility suck that would mean me yelling at children to practice their noise makers and break my ear drums in the process.  Add to that the cost of renting an instrument and you have one grumbly Mommy.  Zack soldiered on and he and the instructor decided that he'd do well at learning the bass. 

Not my child, not my bass
The reason why this is awesome is that 1. not many children want to play the bass and the school has four so Zack can play theirs without having to rent one.  B.  This monstrosity is too large to bring home and thus I will not have to hear it or argue with a video game playing child that he should be practicing.  3.  He'll probably look pretty cute when I do get to see him at concerts.  :D  Happy Mommy.

Skyler has moved up another level in her gymnastics classes and we moved them to a weekday as Saturdays are now filled with soccer games.  The only day during the week that we don't have something going on in the evenings is Friday and by then I'm so exhausted that I'm not going anywhere anyway.  

Welcome to fall, it's never a dull moment!

Thursday, September 01, 2011

September First Baybeee.....

Do you hear that sound?  That is the sound of Mothers rejoicing everywhere!  It is September 1st baby and that means only ONE thing to me!!!!  The kids are going BACK TO SCHOOL!  I am going back to a regular schedule.  I have my new Erin Condren life planner all loaded up and ready, ridiculously loaded up and they haven't even started yet.  I want to party.  I want to sing.  I want the door not to hit them in the a** on their way to the bustop. 

Can I get a Woooohooooo!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


The end of summer has brought out my crafty side.  I read eleventy-three kajillion craft blogs (and by read I mean skim for goodness) and they've all got my creative juices flowing.  Usually I don't bother to take pictures of my crafts as the first run is usually a surprise to me if it comes out right and after that I'm bored by it.  I'm my own worst enemy I tell you. 

Last week I was reading Tatortots & Jello and one of their projects sparked my interest.

I'm not sure what inspired me.  The use of canvas?  I have a canvas at home that was nagging at my brain from a project gone wrong.  I was eager to use it for something else lest I feel bad for having to toss it.  The silhouette of the bird?  The fun of ripping up little bits of magazines of which I have many that have never even been read?  I'm not sure but I liked it.

Sunday morning while Matt and the kids were clearing up broken tree limbs from the back yard I supported them by sitting on the front step Mod Podging bits of ripped up magazine onto the previous project-gone-wrong canvas.  I mean I was THERE right?  Actually I started by telling Skyler she could help me with a project but she didn't have my vision and soon she was convinced I was downright nuts and wandered off.  Oh boy was she sorry later.  While the Mod Podge dried I contemplated a stencil.  I didn't have anything awesome on hand so I pouted a bit.  Then I got the idea that I wanted an "M" but the stencil I had was the wrong size so I traced and cut and let me show you what I came up with.  It's all sorts of awesome and oh yes Ms. Skyler came back when she saw me get the paint out.  But did I let her help?  No Ma'am.  You need to stick around for the long haul if you want to play with the good stuff.  Mean Mommy.

It's way better in person!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I Declare that it was meant to be...

I want to share with you one of my favorite blogs in the whole wide world.  THE WORLD people.  This is huge.

I can't even remember how I found eighteen25 but there were magic sparkles in the air and angels sang when I did.  The ladies there find the greatest crafts and things that I have to have.  Sometimes they have a tutorial and sometimes there's a giveaway.   I'm going to share with you my favorite craft they've shared ever.  I made these for the kids' teachers last Winter and they were a huge hit.  They are simple craft boxes with dividers inside that you fill with all sorts of teacher treats.  The kids have fun decorating the outside and you feel like super mom with very little effort.  I can't wait to make these again this year.  Zack is in 5th grade which is his last year at his elementory school so I need to leave my mark as Awesome Crafty Mom when really I'm Super Lazy Crabby Mom.

Blog post with instructions here
Now, that ^  is my favorite of the projects that I've seen on eighteen25 but my favorite post of theirs was a contest in which little old me WON something that I had been coveting for awhile.  You know how I have quite the collection of personalized silver necklaces?  You don't?  Well read about that here (after glancing at that link I've realized that my collection has grown by at least three that I can think of).  The one item that I coveted for my collection was out of my price range.  :( 

I wanted a finger print of each of my kids to be set in sterling.  These run on average about $100 per fingerprint and I have TWO children.  I'm no math whiz but that's right around $200 and their fingers aren't getting any smaller.  Well low and behold eighteen25 ran a contest for a designer that sells these and I won a $100 gift certificate.  Back to that math, that left me at about $100 I needed to sneak out of our bank account.  I hemmed and hawed and sat on it until one day Tina Steinberg ran a bogo (that's buy one get one for you non-shoppers) deal.   Hot damn, now we're talking.  After all was said and purchased, with shipping and various design choices, I walked away at $40 which is so much easier to sneak out of the checking account.  I mean it's 20% of the original cost.  How could I not buy it?  I think I made the right choice.  Don't you?

Monday, August 08, 2011

Shop 'Til My Husband Drops...

I went on a bit of a shopping bender last week. I just want to show you a couple examples of the awesome that I picked up. And by picked up you know I totally mean the internet because that is the Mecca of shopping (after Tarjay of course).

Have you heard of Snorgtees? Zack and I love this online t-shirt store, it's full of snark and sarcasm and awesome. Zack is known at school for sporting funny t-shirts and so I let him go through this online site and pick a few for back-to-school. This time he chose:

We think they're pretty hysterical.  His last choice had something to do with Bacon being awesome which is appropriate for him as he can not only put away an enormous amount of bacon but he also considers himself to be a meat-a-tarian.  I think we'll order a few more soon.


THEN on Thursday I texted Matt and said "Can I spend $200?".  I completely blame my bloggy friend Kelly because she posted on Facbook that Woot had a deal going for a Refurbished Dyson for $200.  I've been jealously eying these forever.  My Kirby weighs more than Skyler and how can I expect her to do all the vacuuming if she can't move the damn thing.  I sold it by saying that I'd sell the Kirby for $200 (easily) and we'll have super clean floors forever more (hahahahhahhahahaaa).  I can't wait to get it.  I'm SO excited SQUEEEEEEE!

^ my new bff ^

I'm sure there was more shopping done last week but this was the exciting stuff.  Do you love Snorgtees?  Do you have a Dyson?  Tell me about it!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

*** NEWS FLASH ***

There just might be something to this evening exercise thing.  Last night I took the kids to the local spot for evening walking and exercise.  They were excited to get out of the house, I was nervous for the whining and the temperature, it was hovering around 95*.  I made them agree that we would walk first and then they could play on the brand new play structure which was gleaming in the distance.

We walked.  I walked.  Skyler whined and talked and whined.  Zack kept up behind me and reminded Sky why she shouldn't be whining.  I basically refused to talk to them.  I just kept trucking on.  The further I got the less likely that she could break me down and snap a nerve.  It was hot, sweat streaming down your back hot.  We got around the loop and they could see the brand new enormous play structure.  Their interests sparked and off they went.  I sat recovering from my pounding, over-heated brain.

When it was time to leave, the kids were agreeable and both kept thanking me for thinking of coming there.  They didn't fight (as much) that evening, ate their dinner, and went to bed at a decent time.  It was a sweaty miracle. 

I'm not sure what to make of all this.  Could exercise possibly be good for you? 

Monday, August 01, 2011

Petty Problems...

I haven't bitched about nothing lately, you're due.

There's this clerk at my local Target (aka Mecca) who drives me bananas.  I try to avoid him but our schedules must be synced because he always seems to be there (YES I go to Target too much. They now sell groceries so BUH-BYE mean old Wally-World).  Do you want to know why he bugs me so much?  I'll tell you, oh yes I will.  EVERY time he starts to ring my order he says "Is this everything?".  Not at the end of ringing it up like "oh do you have any coupons?", NO, at the beginning.  I just want to say "No dumbass, I thought I'd load up the counter here and then go finish my shopping, can you wait?"  Last night, I finished unloading my cart and stood at the credit card thingamajiggy.  The entire belt was filled with my order, there were three order dividers if needed, and he says "All the way to the end?".  YES those are my f-ing items, ALL THE WAY TO THE END.  How about you keep beeping items until you see a divider or you see another person put items down.   I can't fathom how this is his job for at least a year if my memory serves, and he hasn't figured out how to determine where one order ends and another begins.

I'm clearly testy having been alone with my children for 10 days but really.  EVERY time I go there.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


I think maybe it's possible that my hiatus might be over. I keep feeling the desire to write, to share, but I'm also hesitant to commit to the idea that the blog is here, waiting to be written all the time. Let's set that aside for the moment.

Most recently, we


The weather was that ^ color for realz.  It was to die for.  I wanted to float in that water fo-ever.  I wanted to lay in the shallow water, on powder soft sand and sift for shells for hours.  I did do that, but I wanted to do it for more hours over more days over more months.  It was delightful.

 (matt and Mom)
 (me and Sky)
(Sky and Zack)
 (Lighthouse in Nassau for Matt's Mom)
 (Me and Zack parasailing)
 (Matt and Sky parasailing)

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