The Last Day of School 2012

Like always it felt gone by in a blink.  The kids grew inches and gained pounds and blew through shoes and jeans and clarinet reeds   Time stomps forward.  We have a seventh grader now. I get misty. I grab them with my hands and yank them toward me and smother them into me to…

The State of the Estate-Week Two

Big Daddy and I put in some more work this weekend.  We’ll still not done. Dear GOD WILL WE EVER BE DONE? Have I mentioned my great dislike for weeding?  If not, let it be now mentioned that I think weeding is a terrible job.  The landscaping in front of our house is weeding intense….

Another Week Sans Carbs AND the Menu Plan

This way of eating is easier than I expected. I’m not overly strict with it at this point and I know that as time goes on the little allowances I make for myself will have to dry up. I’m now down 5.5 pounds for the month. Eating has been easy but it takes a lot…

Televison and Memory

Yesterday, a friend posted on Facebook that three of the four original Wiggles wouldn’t be performing as part of the group any more. Admittedly, I was surprised that it had taken the group so long to be over playing the Wiggles. Between the extensive touring and the television shows, I’m surprised they staved off exhaustion…

The benefit of sewing from a versatile pattern

I love to sew.  Like a lot of parents, I find it hard to find time to fit in the things that I love most to do.  When I do have time it’s usually at the end of the day and I’m tired.  That means, to get the most bang for my buck, I try…

The State of the Estate

Last week I got a bee in my bonnet.  I announced that I wanted nothing for Mother’s Day but labor.  Big Daddy is on a money saving initiative, so that suited him fine and the girls have no choice.  The yard needed some help.  Our lawn looks amazing.  Big Daddy and a lawn service has…

But the Carbs! Think of the CARBS!–and the menu plan.

I have a confession to make.  We are (mostly) giving up carbs. Did you die a little?  I know I did when I came to the realization that removing the vast majority of carbohydrates (and ALL super processed carbohydrates) was going to be what we needed to do for our weight control and our health. …

Mother

On Sunday mornings, three sets of feet make their way into our bedroom.  I can’t say three little sets because The Princess’s feet are bigger than mine now.  Baby Bee stumbles in during the night and fusses at my side until I haul her in over top of me and into the snug middle.  Littlebit…

Cinco de Mom

Five years  ago this morning she was here.  Barley.  Not really.  I think by then she was probably more than half way between here and there.  I think she’d been there for a while.  She hadn’t been lucent in so long.  A gift, I guess. I didn’t say goodbye.  Not in so many words.  I…