On Tracking

This showed up on my Weight Watchers app on Sunday. It’s congratulating me on two weeks of tracking. Every thing that has gone into my mouth in two weeks has been logged into the app. I’ve weighed empty skillets and then weighed them full of fun to determine the weight of my portion. I’ve counted…

Ch-ch-changes

A few years ago, two if I remember it correctly, I made a post about Big Daddy leaving his long time job. At the time that I wrote it, his leaving was all but assured. He had an offer. He had tendered his resignation, but even with those assurances, life had other plans, and he…

Going to the Fair

If you’re from Northwest Michigan, or have spent any time up there, you might have a TV jingle stuck in your head now. Last weekend, we finally managed to get to the Renaissance Festival. It’s been on my to-do list for years. Years. Summers would come and go with the Renaissance festival never getting crossed…

Bottoms Up

A few times a week, I hit up Starbucks. I don’t go often, like I did when I lived someplace that had a Starbucks ten minutes from my house, but if I’m in the area where there is on, I’ll usually grab a drink on my errands. Typically, I drink non-fat iced caramel macchiatos. At…

‘Tis the Season

Most of my classmates are turning 40 now. I think there are a few stragglers that won’t turn into later this year (I’m looking at you, Nanners), but the vast majority of us have turned over another milestone age. You know, before Facebook, I always wondered what some of my old friends were up to…

Boxwood Joggers

So, I wanted this to be another entry into my “Great Things to Sew” series that started with the Vivie dress a few weeks ago.  However, I’m not sure that this is a great thing to sew. Last spring, I bought the little girls joggers before our Disney vacation.  They were lightweight and soft and…

About that Forty before 40

A friend asked me about my Forty before 40 list the other day. The truth is, I didn’t finish it. I actually didn’t even come close. In looking at the list, it was far too ambitious for the 28 months I actually had to complete it in. I was being an optimist, I guess, but…

How NOT to be THAT Mom

I think most of the nations kids are now officially back to school. My facebook, which shows friends from across the country, have all featured their First Day of School picture, so I think this is time to have a talk with all of you. Maybe some of you are sending your first little one…

This Girl

She sings all the time.   It drives Baby Bee batty, but she’s just that happy. She wakes up in the morning, bright eyed and happy and she sings. I think it bothers the Princess when I say that Littlebit was never really terrible when she was a toddler. It’s just true. She was always…

Stars

For some reason, I’ve had the lyrics of “I Sing the Body Electric” from Fame stuck in my head. I’m not sure if I sang it in choir in 1992 or 1993. We sang it at commencement. I think it might have 1992 and my school might have done Fame as the spring musical. That…