Monday, December 27, 2010

Eat me out of house and home

My son is a growing boy who has become a teenager. He eats dinner, but he also munches constantly. Tonight, it was dinner, and then hot cocoa, then a cheese sandwich. He doesn't like his body image. Overweight runs in our family, but it doesn't phase him. Then my mom is no better. She makes cookies constantly and then has a fit when he eats them all... Then don't make them. No one in our house needs them. Makes me mad. Then she is the first to throw a fit!
Any suggestion on how to address this?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas! May your family and friends rejoice.

Friday, December 24, 2010


How do you address family members who are showing mental signs of aging? Any suggestions on how to be "politically correct"?

Monday, December 20, 2010

My son's Christmas wish

My sons wish for Christmas is for me to be home with him more, instead of working so much. As a mom, I guess I need to get my priorities in order. I don't want to work so much but I feel I must, to pay the bills and so my son has stuff and doesn't have to go without. I am torn and depressed. Now I am even more confused about the holidays. I have gotten to be such a scrooge anyway but this year I am crabby and confused.

Friday, December 17, 2010


My son still believes in Santa, and I have no intention of breaking his heart on that. It is special and I love him. Anyway... this morning I got a reality check... try a slap in the face with a really large object...

In his letter to Santa, he asked for the typical boy things... and then he asked for me to spend more time with him. I work two jobs and go to school... which takes me away from home. He asked Santa for me to spend more time with him because he misses me and loves me.

Now my heart and mind are torn. I guess I need to put my priorities in order and focus on what is important...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday obsession

My obsession over the holidays is watching The Muppet Christmas Carol over and over...and over... and over...

Stressed mom

When others start noticing I'm not myself, is that bad? I've been stressed and worried. I've been too busy to stop and think, let alone worry about myself. I can feel myself struggling, but I don't have time to stop or I will let people down.

Monday, November 22, 2010

My mom is getting older and there are problems

My mom is getting older and she feels that she is very much still with it. I have noticed that her hearing is going and so is her memory, but it tends to be everyone else's problem but hers... we didn't tell her or we don't speak loud (or clear) enough... or we just never told her at all.

But now there is an issue that seems to be slowly getting worse. My son is a big teddy bear and loves his grandma. He tries to give her a hug and she hits him or scratches him, saying he is going to hit her.

He has called me several times, telling me he is afraid of her. She tells me that he hits her and scratches her. If he hit her, she would have bruises or marks. It's almost like she is imaging what is happening.

This is taking it's toll on my son, as myself. I can't say anything to her, as she gets mad because it is me taking my son's side. I shouldn't have to play referee, nor should I be afraid to live a 13 year old with my mom.

I don't know what to do anymore! I want to cry. My son is having enough problems that this is just making it worse.

Any ideas? Anyone?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Enough Cake... Please!!

Okay - three birthdays, two days! So much for the diet. And please, no more cake! Yesterday was cupcakes, brownies, and homemade chocolate cake. Today was a double chocolate bundt cake and pumpkin cream cheese bundt cake. Tonight was chocolate cake and chocolate ice cream! Okay - that's enough desserts to last me till next October! The "year older diet" will need to start tomorrow!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


My life is torn between working to provide and spending more time with my son. I love him and want to provide, but he wants more time with me. How do I do this?

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Have you ever doubted your parenting skills or wondered if you could do it better?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Pet Peeves... For starters

If you turn the light on, turn it off!
If you leave the room, turn off the tv.
If you make crumbs, clean them up.
If you open the bread, seal it back up.
If you empty a container, throw it away, do not put it back in the fridge!
If you use the last TP, change the roll.
Until the next list...

Monday, September 6, 2010


I am an autumn baby, born within days of Halloween. I love autumn and the changing of the colors, but Halloween is not my thing. I'm not big on the holiday and all that goes with it. I am truly a Scorpio and an autumn girl, but Halloween is not me.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Selective hearing

I stood in the doorway until he realized I wasn't leaving. I told him he had to be off the phone by 8:30 - he agreed. 20 minutes later, I was in the door again. "What?" He snapped. "It's 8:30". "So?" He responded. He then told me I never told him to get off the phone. Oh man, this is going to be a long age 13!

Friday, August 27, 2010


Okay, so we are slow in technology. We just got a Wii a few weeks ago. My son saved his money and boiught it on his own., but mom paid for the sales tax, the warranty, and the rechargeable batteries. Oh well. Today I splurged and bought my own controller - kinda tough to play with one controller! We played at least 6 sports tonight as two-player. It was a blast and an hour flew by. Cool!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Why do my feelings always get hurt? Do I let my guard down too often or am I just a fool? You hurt my feels again and my spirit is crushed... Until the next day... The next time.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Strength vs. Trust

I have two small tats on my wrist. One kanji for strength and one for trust.
As I continue to look at these symbols, I originally had the thought that these are strong points for me. People comment and compliment how strong I am, with all I do, and how trusting I am to give so much. But the more I start to think about it, the more evident it becomes that these symbols can be either my success or my failure. I try to be too strong, but wanting to do everything myself and wanting to be responsible for everything and everyone. I know I can't be, but I can't get past that thought. I trust so many people that I tend to get hurt. I trust and believe, which can be a good thing, until I get hurt by trusting the wrong person. I always give people the benefit of the doubt, I get hurt, and then it happens all over again. It is truly amazing how the first time we look at something, is not always how we see it again.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Another Day

When I am working, he calls me constantly and wants to know when I will be home. When I'm home, he's either playing video games or listening to music. OR he follows me around like a puppy dog, from room to room, not saying anything. Drives me Nuts! I promise I won't run away.

Friday, August 20, 2010

It's Been So Long

I know it's been a while since I have blogged. The world just seems to keep on spinning and I don't always have time to take a breather, let alone a potty break! My world has been busy, spinning out of control, as summer is coming to an end, school is getting ready, supplies and clothes need to be bought. All with money and time that I don't seem to have. And then my college class is ending and my final has to be done, so that takes even more hours that I do not have.
I will be back... soon.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Crabby Day

Didn't have good sleep. My child was crabby this morning and my mood only added oil to the water. Throw in my cranky mom and there goes the day. Thank goodness I was in church or I might have hurt someone! Argh!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Easy California Spring Rolls

Crab (real or imitation)
Leaf Lettuce
Carrot matchsticks
Julienne Cucumbers
Avocado slices (optional)
Rice Paper Wrappers

First, for the wrappers, I have found two types. You need to check the ingredients to tell the difference. One is made primarily from a tapioca (which is typically sweeter, with a definite flavor) and the other is rice (these are thinner, more flexible, with little or no taste). From experience, I prefer the ones of mainly rice. (although they are slightly more expensive).

Wet the paper, as instructed (it will absorb water and get more flexible). These wrappers will get sticky, so making them on a plastic cutting board is suggested.

Layer the ingredients in the lower third, leaving room on the ends to wrap and tuck.

I usually lay a few baby spinach leaves and some spring greens. Head lettuce holds water and may be too bulky - leaf lettuce works well.

I then put down some crab, either a stick, or you can shred it up and lay it down.

Last, I pile on the veggies, laying them over the crab.

Roll carefully from the end, until it is rolled once and then tuck in the ends and roll the rest.

Ready to eat.

If you are going to put them in a dish for later, wrap each in a slightly damp paper town to keep them from sticking together.

Ready to go.

I either use a sweet chili sauce or Japanese spicy mayo to dip these in.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

I love my child, but...

I love my son. He is the center of my world, but there are days when he drives me nuts. He follows me around the house and just keeps chattering. I need a few minutes of alone-time. I need a few minutes of quiet-time. Just a few...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


How many 12-yr old kids eat Sushi? He wanted to go to a local restaurant. I took him. He chose the rainbow roll - seaweed, rice, raw tuna, avocado, and raw salmon. He LOVED it. OMG! I am thrilled. At 12, you have no fear and no pre-judgements. I fight the "texture" issue but he doesn't. He'll train me yet! :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Emotional struggle

I am struggling and it bothers me. I am starting to doubt a lot of things. Will my son be okay? Is my mom fit to keep watching him? Is she a part of his behavior? Am I responsible for all this? Is this all my fault, ultimately?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Don't try this at home...

Don't try to dunk french fries in a ketchup bottle... And don't let the kids see you do it. They will want to know why you're pouring all the. ketchup into a bowl!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July

Just hanging out today - nothing special. Hanging with my son and trying to get my new business websites on-line. Looking to finally make a difference in my life.

Come visit and see what's available...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Swimming Injury

Did you know it was possible to dislocate an appendage while at swim lessons? From recent experience... Yes... Yes it is. Just wondering what the ER visit will cost!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Quality time with my son

This week, I had four days off... from both jobs. I took him to swimming lessons, we went out for breakfast, we went for lunch (he wanted to try sushi), we put up the pool, we grilled out for dinner, etc. He actually told me that he enjoyed having me home with him. It made me feel so good to know he appreciates me.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Mom Moment

When I left work last night, I am at home until Monday morning. This is my normal vacation time, while my mom is busy. My son and I went to breakfast, swimming, shopping, made homemade pizza, and got our pool set up. The best moment was when he gave me a big hug and said "I'm glad to have you home." I felt so good. Awwwwwwww.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I am my mother's daughter

It's official...

I am my mother's daughter. As I sat here this morning, trying to relax, I suddenly decided there were things I had to do. I had to clean out my closet and then organize the stuff for my business I am re-applying myself to.

I find that I am trying to do so many things, for everyone else.

Let me give you an idea... working two jobs, going back to college, teaching sunday school, re-starting my business, trying to put give-away packets together for an upcoming convention, helping my son with his robotics team, blogging, etc.

Did you know that you cannot put more than 24 hours in a day?

As I think about everything I am doing, I am tired... but doing so much... for so many others... and not taking time for myself... I see my mom in myself... because that is how she is.


Friday, June 18, 2010


I am a mom, who works two jobs, and is raising a child.

I multi-task...

If you don't directly address something to me, don't assume that I am listening to you. If I am not looking at you, my brain is not paying attention to you; instead, I am planning my evening, thinking about my child, what we have in the fridge at home, what time I'll get home tonight, when I will have spare time...

I multi-task... So excuse me if I am not paying attention.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Having a difficult day already

Yesterday was rough - started out bad... anything that could go wrong... DID!

Today is starting out just like yesterday. I am stressed and frustrated.

I failed my college course, so I need to retake it... I absolutely hate economics - I don't understand it... and now I have to retake it! That made my morning even worse than it already was - and I didn't think that was possible.

I need to do something with my life and make my commitments. I feel like I am going in circles and digging myself in a hole.

It's gonna be a long day...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Frozen Hard boiled Eggs

Fridge got cranked up too high... froze pretty much everything on the top shelf... or that contained water...

Including the hard boiled eggs...


Monday, June 14, 2010

A Week of Freedom

I have officially turned in my last two finals. Keep your fingers crossed that I don't have to retake either class...

At least now I have a week to myself... to blog... and to work on my home-based business.

It's sad when a week to myself is a big deal!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A new one for you...

A spoonful of peanut butter and Pinot Noir...

Tastes like PB&J


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Summer Vacation

Okay, school is officially out!

We are now on summer vacation and Gramma is officially in charge.

My son has already found that the cell phone is completely available - there go my 1000 minutes a month! And you wonder why I don't have texting on his phone.

This is going to be a long summer.

Cell phones, video games, etc. etc.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Note to self...

When allergic to grass

DO NOT roll around in the yard

While playing with the dog!




Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Cargo Pants - Human Chipmunk

My son loves in cargo pants. It has become evident as to why...

The school year is ending and he needs to empty his locker. I would, as a parent, assume the backpack would be a great place, but I am wrong... AGAIN! What else would you use the cargo pants pockets for??

Last night he was at the orthodontist and his cell phone rang. He couldn't find it, although we could clearly hear one of his pockets ringing. Instead, as he dug, we found: magnets (from his locker), his glasses (in their case), his retainer container, several pens and pencils, etc etc etc. Those pockets remind me of Mary Poppins and her magic carpet bag.

Maybe I can quite carrying my purse if I switch to cargo pants??!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010


My cat snores... And talks in her sleep!

Children and cell phones

My son has a phone. He doesn't have texting because it's not necessary. His friend recently got a phone. She calls him all hours, even after I tell them to get off the phone. She doesn't respect this. Just because she has free reign, he doesn't. How do I reign this in?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Favorite TV Shows

Ghost Hunters

NCIS (Abby is my hero!)

Law & Order SVU

The Penguins of Madagascar

Phineus & Ferb

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Obsessive... or just weird? **ADDITIONS**

I have to eat all the yellow jelly beans first.

I throw black jelly beans out... YUCK!

Tri-Cut manila file folders must be collated - don't take just one position - it throws my sorting all off!!

I cannot use fine point pens they write too scratchy!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Yummy Organic Food, when in the neighborhood

Found a local restaurant with organic and vegan food.

Totally awesome food. Something new to try.

If you're in the neighborhood (Brookfield, WI), visit Cafe Manna.

BlogFrog Community

Totally addicting! You just have to try it!

Decisions for your child... right or wrong?

As a parent, have you ever made decisions that you thought were in the best interest of everyone, but then, as time goes by, you start to wonder if the decision you made was the best? Could you have made a different choice? What will the outcome be? Should I have looked at it different? Will this turn out the best or have I made a bad choice?

Monday, May 31, 2010

Battle Scars

Today was the day to attempt ninja kitty's claws. I call him NK because he does a vertical jump and reaches 6-ft up on our door frame. Anyway. Claw clipping day is NOT fun, but might be entertaining to others. I have to cover him with a blanket, lay over him and reach for one paw at a time. Today wasn't so smooth - one gouge on my wrist, one on my ankle, and one UNHAPPY furball! But I did get two front paws done. Only two more cats to go!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Feeling Guilty

I am suddenly feeling guilty. I am wondering if all this is truly my fault. My child is a good kid, kinda quiet, big heart, kind, but he has not been himself.

I have enrolled my child and I in a counseling session. I know that I have a lot of skeletons in my closet and a lot of demons who haunt my mind, but I know the stories behind them.

I am wondering if my skeletons are what is causing my son to be the way he is? Bad enough that he inherits my anxiety traits... now the attitude thing. Am I a bad parent? Do I criticize too much? Am I the problem?

It's amazing what goes through your mind when you face reality eye-to-eye. You truly wonder if it's all your fault?

Obsessive... or just Weird?

I have a few quirks...(but doesn't everyone?)

1 - I eat curled/folded potato chips first (even if I have to dump the entire bag in a dish).

2 - My socks have to have 1 right and 1 left.

3 - Turn the lights off when you walk out.

4 - Cheese has to be on TOP of the burger.

5 - The round part of a bun in the top.

6 - The icons on my desktops are arranged a certain way.

7 - Paper torn out of notebooks have to have the ragged edges torn (or ripped) off.

8 - All monetary bills must face the same direction.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My Wine List

(No particular order... trust me...)

Red Rock Merlot

Graton Cellars Chardonnay

St Jacob Riesling

Annie Amie Pinot Noir

Bubby Bitch

Monday, May 24, 2010

It's 90 outrside... and 78 in our house!!!

Okay, I am so glad summer is coming, but there is a reason that we live in a house with central air. I am at work all day, which can range anywhere from having the heat on in the morning to having my fan on in the afternoon. I like warm weather, but I hate being hot. If I had to choose, I would prefer to be too cold, so I can dress in 20 layers if I need to. When I am too warm, I am miserable... and you can only strip off so many layers before you find yourself in an awkward predicament! Oh, beside being too warm... and miserable.... I will be sure that those around me will be miserable too! I have always been taught to share the wealth!! hehe!

Anyway, back to the topic at hand... my mom and the house. I understand that she is old... and "always cold" but there has to be a common ground.

Today we hit at least 90 outside. I came home tonight after job #2 and my car said it was 68 outside. 68 sounds comfy to me... especially after you walk into our house... and the thermometer reads 77. Yeah... not! The air is on, yes, but only to cool to 77. What are we thinking?????? Mom is in bed, under a comforter and the windows are closed. I am sitting here half-naked, trying to adapt to life in a sauna. We are not in "dry heat" country - we are in the mid-west for crying out loud! Heat is hot and cold is cold. Deal with in. If you're cold, put more clothes on. Just don't make me sweat with the oldies in a house like a sauna!

Friday, May 14, 2010

What next??? Is anyone listening?

Being a single mom, it seems like I am running constantly and answering to everyone except myself.

I am trying to get my home-based business off the ground, along with the thought of blogging. I feel like I am in a spin and not sure where or when I am going to stop.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

My Brain Hurts!!!!!

Have you ever been in one of those situations where there is so much that needs to be done, but there are not enough hours?  Last night, I sat in front of the computer screen, working on one task, trying to make headway, but felt even more stressed than I did earlier.  As my hands are typing and my eyes are reading, my brain is trying a whole multitasking thing!  My hands and eyes are working on one project and my brain is reminding me of the other 4 things I am supposed to be doing.  None of the tasks are minor or unnecessary… but what I was working on really couldn’t be put on the top of the priority list.  There were other things more important, but I guess I just didn’t want to think that hard. 

Friday, May 7, 2010

You Know It's Going to be One of Those Days

I should have known, by the way I was feeling this morning, that this was going to be a long day!

In my routine, I have patterns and set processes... must have something to do with my OCD. When people or things modify those, I tend to get a little bit edgy.  And then that leads to sarcasm. And then I am just get cranky and that pretty much takes care of my mood for the day.

This morning I had that type of day, where people were in my space and messing with my "me" time. I then got frustrated and started getting stressed... and then my tone took on sarcasm.

Anyone who crossed my path got run over.

Most days, I am level-headed and willing to just let things go, but in this mood, hell no. When I am like this, there should be a warning sign on my cubbie (and it's not even due to PMS!).

Monday, May 3, 2010

Asking About A New Dad

I have been divorced for almost 8 years and my son has been without his dad for at least 6 of them.  It seems like lately, he asks about his dad. I am not going to lie to him because that is not fair.  But then he throws me for a curve when he asks if I am going to date someone so that he might have a new dad someday. Okay, so now what?  I have had a bad run with guys and really don't have time to go looking. I am so busy with all I do that I don't want to take away more time from my son...

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Talking to My Child About Obesity

Our family history is not the heathiest, to say the least. We have history of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, etc. etc. etc.
My son is tall and right now, very solid, for being 12 years old. The problem is, I want to make him realize that some of the things he eats are so bad for him. We don't eat out hardly at all - maybe two times a month, and then it's either for breakfast or Chinese, not fast food. Our family also has a bad history of being overweight. That is something that I have struggled with for MANY years. I am sorry to admit that I have been down the eating disorders road... both of them. It is something that is hard to live with and you never really get over it... there is no miracle "cure". My son is unhappy with his weight and he wants to diet, but I know he just needs to change his eating habits. I guess it all depends on how badly a 12 year old wants to change.

Friday, April 23, 2010

My Tween and Electronics...

Has anyone had “experiences” with kids and electronics? Our house seems to have had its fair share…

First, let me give you a little background. I am a 40-something mom, who grew up with no video game system (a what?) I dragged my feet, over and over, and stood my ground. I was not going to be the one to buy a video game system… no matter what kind! I did not have one, my theory is that there is no reason to need one. Yes, want one…maybe. Need one…no.

My son worked hard and earned his own money…and he actually saved up…which is what he bought his first Game Boy with!

It seems like once we have one system, the world starts spinning in hyper drive. Someone gave us a system for the tv, then he bought a DS, then someone sold him an Original Game Boy (which did not come with the detachable light… Awwwwwww) Another friend then gave him an original Atari. Okay, so now we have more game cartridges and game systems than we know what to do. For the love of Pete, he is the only child in the house… I sure don’t play those games. I couldn’t play them with a joystick on the big arcade machines, what makes you think that, as I am getting older, with reading glasses and stiff hands, that I would even think of trying the hand-eye coordination. I get nauseous just watching roller coaster advertisements on tv. Oh sure, I can hear it now...let’s call the paramedics because mom got sick while playing a hand-held video system. Yeah… NOT!

Now, the games are all labeled and put together…thrown into boxes, labeled with masking tape, and sitting in our basement…with all the other boxes of “I gotta haves”.

By the way, we never did determine which cords go with which units, and/or if they even work. One Game Cube system can never have too many controller… I think last count it was 5 or 6. Do they work? Hell if I know… I don’t think he does either!

And then there are ear buds for the MP3 players. First I made him use them on a portable CD player because I refused to buy him an MP3 (I know, I am a mean heartless mom who doesn't care... boohoo... sob... sniff...). The first set of buds, they eventually died because a tween boy and dollar-store merchandise do not necessarily go hand-in-hand, unless it’s giving the store more money for something they keep breaking!

The second pair, he borrowed from me. The last thing I told him was to keep them in the case when he is not using them. Can you see where this story is going? It was only a couple days later when he picked up a bud from his floor. Gee, I think something might be missing… Yup! Both buds. Apparently cats do not like to play with buds while they are attached to a 4-ft cord. Makes it kinda hard to run, play, and not be noticed. So, to solve the problem, get rid of the extra baggage… Now we have enough toys for all three cats… two ear buds with the squishy cushions on them and one long cord with a plug adapter. Woohoo!! Guess sharing came first in their mind. The third pair then got lost and the forth had the wires broke (because wrapping them tightly around something, pulling the wires tight and bending them the wrong way would seem like the logical thing to do!) I don’t understand why they even come in a case, if it doesn’t work! Damn cases, what's the use anyway?!

In the midst, we have managed to lose one MP3 player (headphones and all), several video game cartridges (maybe they shrunk when they went through the washer and dryer?), and a couple cell phone chargers.

I know, all these items are hidden somewhere with all this missing socks that never come back out of the dryer! Or maybe the mice are having a dance party – listening to the MP3 player… 'cuz I don’t think those buds were broken… yet!

Oh yeah, one more for you… a friend of mine gave him a small MP3 player. I was against it because he should not be able to have one if he isn’t responsible enough to keep track of it. I finally gave in. Now, all I hear is how it’s full. He wants a different one, with more memory. Gee, I guess the common logic of deleting some songs is obviously something far-fetched. Can one person truly listen to 400+ songs at once? I bet he doesn’t even know what songs are on the unit????????

Oh well, until next time.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Let me introduce you to my tween – Part I

Being a mom can be hard enough some days, but being a single mom in her 40-something stage of life, now that’s just difficult.

I have a child, who will soon be leaving the tween stages and turn into a full-fledged teenager (heaven help me!).  He is a good kid and I love him to death, but one of these days…

First, he is up at the crack of daylight, which is a good thing… since I don’t have to fight with him to get out of bed. But then again, it does have its bad side… he feels the need to wake me up to ask permission to make breakfast. In my theory, as long as it doesn’t involve sharp cutlery or using open flame, I think there is little damage that can be done to cold cereal or untoasted pop tarts… or even a cheese sandwich.

He hates combing his hair, and when he does, I am not sure if it actually touches his hair or if he is using some magical force to push the hair back into place.  Oh, and then there is the bangs. It must be today’s style to live your life looking THRU your hair. I brush it to the side and he casually flips his head and puts it back where it was. After the first three times, I learn my lesson and stop… probably should have just left it alone to being with, eh?

This is actually the first child I have found who doesn't run naked through the house when the water in the tub gets turned on!! He is actually drawn to it… This child can run up the water bill with the best of them.  He can soak in a hot bath, with or without bubbles, until he turns into a prune and you need to cut the steam with a knife. Another is the shower – I was always taught to wash my hair first and then bathe. Not him,  he takes this wonderfully hot, lengthy shower, for quite a while, and then, once it’s so hot you can’t breathe, then it’s time to wash the hair.  Ok then!

To be continued…

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Low esteem runs in our family, at least with my son and I My son is taller than most in his class, he wears glasses, he has a slight weight issue... and now we throw in braces. My son is in a spin, not sure what to think or feel. I feel helpless, not sure what to say. Is it bad I feel this way?!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

School Issues

My child is in middle school. This year and the transition is hard. I am struggling as a parent. I don't know what to do. We have experienced bullying, cyber-bullying, and many other issues. Any thoughts?

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Today's Cartoons

This morning, my son was watching cartoons. I could not believe what was on. What happened to Bugs Bunny and Road Runner? No wonder our kids are the way they are. And we let our kids watch this? It's bad when we don't have to censor the movies, but we do have to monitor cartoons.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Is sleep optional?

I have found that being so busy, I seem to hit a rush of energy and I don't seem to have any thoughts of sleeping, at least until I stop moving. Is this normal, or has someone figured out how to fit 30 hours in a day?

Just want to say Hi.

Welcome to my blog... This is my life... Wanna trade?

I have decided to start this journey, as a way to express myself and possibly address issue as they arise. I am new to this, so please bear with me as I get my sea legs here.

Hope you enjoy my journey... or is it an adventure?
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