October 31, 2008
October 26, 2008
Tonight, I leave the kids and J-man at home. I will be staying with my mom and she is taking me to the hospital tomorrow morning at 5:30am. Ouch!! At least I won't have to think about not eating that early in the morning. I'm a little nervous and anxious as the hours tick by today. I can't say that I'm excited about it all but I'm very relieved to finally have a long lasting solution that won't affect my quality of life. The result is what I'm excited about.
October 23, 2008
to etsy.com goodness.
to hard working hubby.
to gorgeous fall weather.
to Starbucks pesto turkey baguettes.
to funny redheads.
to beautiful five year olds.
to dancing, lollipop lovin' toddlers.
to Halloween costumes that turn out fabulous.
to bearded puppies and gentle old timers.
to people who compliment my new haircut even though I hate it.
to understanding teachers.
to fresh sheets.
to warm apple cider and pumpkin patches.
to the noggin channel.
October 22, 2008
For a sneak peek, go to Images by Kathryn.
October 21, 2008
October 17, 2008
Wonder Boy had his five year portrait taken in a Navy blue linen suit. So I if want to hang the pictures together and have them sort of match, then I think I should go with the dark plaid. But the green is so friggin' adorable. I need help!!!!
October 16, 2008
There have been times I've sometimes wondered how I manage to quietly, stumble through my days without ever really talking to another adult in person. And, if I just disappeared, would anyone notice? My impact on this world is so itty, bitty, tiny that if I were to just up and vanish one day it wouldn't make a huge difference. Nobody would care right?!?! I was there one minute, gone the next. Heck, nobody ever really knows where I am throughout the day anyway. My kids might wonder why they didn't get lunch or how come nobody told them to close the refrigerator door or flush the toilet for the millionth time however.
But then I'm reminded that I have really terrific, fabulous friends. Sweet women that give from their hearts and never expect anything in return. Friends that share midnight texts, drop off ice cream, shoes and house flyers; friends who go to the movies with me, exchange comments on facebook, call for coffee dates. Friends that are tipsy dancers, Karaoke singers, soft shoulders, wine poorers, laugh inducers, walking partners, understanding ears, inspiring warriors, fabulous mothers, trusting and kind-hearted people. Friends who have perfect timing when I'm blue and make me smile. Friends from the past, friends with shared histories and little inside jokes; friends who know my secrets. Friends who know what makes me laugh and cry and hurt and angry. My friends, my sisters, I thank you! Thank you for knowing my strengths and my weaknesses and loving me anyway. For the feeling is quite mutual!!
Two days later, I received a card in the mail from my Maid of Honor and dear friend. Her note made me smile with just one word. I reflected on the mini conversation in the antique store and I thought to myself, this is what family is: Inside jokes. Shared tears. Trust. Laughter. Acceptance. Memories.
So Kelly! Thank You! You are family to me and I raise my "f@#!ing caaaazzmo" in your honor.
October 12, 2008
October 11, 2008
October 10, 2008
We added chicken soup, tissue, lemon tea, hand sanitizer and throat lozenges to a paper lunch sack. Simple and sweet! Miss O would say it was "easy, peazie!"
October 9, 2008
October 8, 2008
October 7, 2008
Currently I'm writing from my mom's computer ..... I had to drive down to have an ultrasound for my pending surgery. It was super quick so I was glad. I ended up keeping the kids from school today and we've all enjoyed a bit of rest and break from the norm.
After my appointment the kids and I helped my mom clean her house and then they made carmel apples together. I just sampled a piece and it was very tasty. Yum!
Julie::I hope things go well with your knee.
Wendy::Can't wait to see your new digs.
Amanda::Hang in there!
Carrie::It's been so fun reconnecting.
Amy::Thanks for the support.
October 6, 2008
Angus turned the big number one on September 30th. I had meaning to put a little video together with AC/DC "Back in Black" or "Low Rider" as his theme song. I even had a little snip it of Angus running slow motion in the back yard. How funny is that!!! But as usual life got in the way and I never got around to it. However, even without the music, it's still fun to look back at what a difference a year makes in dog days.
September 30th was also a big day for another little Mr. Man......Happy Birthday to Nathan!!
October 5, 2008
October 3, 2008
This week was a field trip for the Divine Miss O's school. We tagged along. It was a tour of the police station and city hall which was a total snore for the poor kiddies. But you can't blame the gal, she tried very hard, she was just really out of touch of what would keep 4,5,6 and 7 year olds entertained. We did get to go to the fire station and of course it was a big hit by all. The kids loved the fire engines and seeing where the fire fighters sleep. They tried on their equipment and explored the aid car. Very cool. Then we ate lunch at the park and played on the playground. It was somewhat stressful keeping track of the girls since all the kids were all wearing RED!!
this is one Halloween bash,
you simply can’t ignore!