Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Shameless plug for a friend

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I love supporting local small businesses and friends braver than I  am to do such wonderful things.  Now, go like her page and go to the Giveaways section.   Thanks!

Monday, April 22, 2013

last minute homework...

Erin asked me if we have photos of my Grandparents and the Husbands Grandparents.  How fortunate she is that we right around the corner from my Mom's house.  I think she planned it.  So Mom graciously lent me some photos.  And I scanned them.

My Dad's Parents and My Mom's Parents

I am such an old photo junkie.  I need to scan the rest of them I have and save them to disk.  They are so fragile now.  

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Spring = Ants

This is an ant pile.  In my drive way.  About 9 inches wide.

Its spring so that means ants.  We live in a house that is on a concrete slab.  So, when the weather starts to warm up, my little friends here start to come out and say hi!  They greet me in the kitchen.  Say hello in the bathroom.  And even sometimes get some reading in with Erin.  One of the big downfalls of the area is the ants.  We can usually get it under control pretty quick.  But this lovely little pile of doom showed up this morning.  With all of the rain the last few days, the tunnels under the driveway were flooded so up they come.  And Out I went with the Ant killer.  I understand that every animal and creature has its place.. but damn it, not in the middle of my driveway or in my house.  


It was 4:20pm when I found out about what happened at the Boston Marathon.  Erin summed it up best
"It could have been a lot worse".  It could have been.  My heart goes out to those in that area and all the families who have been touched by this event.

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

― Fred Rogers

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

so confused

I used to watch General Hospital all the time when I was in JR and SR High School.  I haven't watched it in a looooong time.  It got crazy and well, I lost interest.

The TV is on right now, providing background noise to down out the sound of the wind and rain.  I happen to have on that channel.  All I can say is Wow..  freaking wow.  Still crazy, still off the deep end.  When the hell did Anna come back??

What the...

My job changed a few months back - It was either go on unemployment or join a different team, be a consultant and then travel. I chose the latter as health insurance and paying bills became my priority.  But this led to the family discussion of me being on the road.  We knew going into this adventure I'd be on the road for a week at a time, maybe once a month depending on what was going on.  In July, I will be gone 3 weeks in a row.  3!  Texas, downstate NY and Detroit.  So I told the child about this as she'll need to be in some sort of camp during those weeks.
Child:  Mom, I don't like your job
Me: I don't like my job either.  Why don't you like my job?
Child:  You are never home

Wait what?  I work from home.  I was last on the road in February for a week.  Nothing in March.  And I travel at the end of April and a week in May.  Then I'm home all of June and out for 3 weeks in July.  Now granted, this is kind of extreme and I really don't want to do it either but it is what it is.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wow.. I'm boring..  not an interesting bit today at all.  Sort of sad if you think about it.  Even my dinner was blah.  Forgot to eat lunch... maybe I'll be entertaining tomorrow.

so for now I'll give you my hubby, rocking out.  'Cause that's what he does

Tuesday, April 09, 2013


it was a case of nerves.. she's not happy with the teacher and had a panic attack.  Its all good now.

Suck it up buttercup

School started back up yesterday and someone didn't handle it well.  I was all for it ("get the hell out of my house so i can work in peace!") but E wasn't having any of it.  The now 10 year old had a massive case of nerves.  Anxiety sucks but when you are 10 and don't understand what it is sucks more.  I know I have anxiety.  I know my symptoms.  She on the other hand doesn't.  As soon as I mentioned school this morning the stomach hurt.  And I warned her that there will be no phone calls home (I'm so freaking mean...).

I  totally can sympathize with her.  I get it! I've been there.   A lot.  Pretty much on a daily basis before any work calls that I have.  But I refuse to let her be beaten by this - Suck it up buttercup.  We got this crappy thing called Anxiety and its something a lot of people deal with.  That's the key - we need to deal with it.  So I got her talking about dinner.  She mentioned wanting to cook dinner so I asked her - I changed the topic from school to cooking.  She loves to cook and I will gladly let her cook or bake (saves me from doing it all the time).   I should have picked up on when she was little that cooking and baking would be her outlet.