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Prayers might help a friend. And you know I'm not the prayin' kind.
Thursday, May 05, 2016      11 comments

Gabe came into my living room as a cute, blonde baby in car seat and has grown to a strapping 11 year old funny man. I've known his dad since he was 3 as my DD2's best friend. Gabe collapsed at school last week and suffered a ruptured cereb... Read more
Cinco de Mayo; Not Mexican Independence Day
Thursday, May 05, 2016      11 comments

During the French-Mexican War, a poorly supplied and outnumbered Mexican army defeated a French army attempting to capture Puebla de Los Angeles, a small town in east-central Mexico. The battle represented the country’s ability to defend its so... Read more
Pictures of kids and shoes
Wednesday, May 04, 2016      12 comments

They don't look as wild in the pictures. The shoes or the kid. Ben can't sit still for 2 seconds. ... Read more
If the shoe fits, buy it and other gems.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016      11 comments

emoticon I walked a hefty 17,000 steps with ONEKIDSMOM through the streets of Boston a while ago and I was fine.... Read more
Off topic, Janet humor. Remembering wildlife in the house.
Monday, May 02, 2016      14 comments

It all came back when I mentioned the masking taped hole. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, The tape is 20 years old and still sticking. It only holds back the dust. DH has a history of aversion to squirrels, mice and the like. Long story short. ... Read more
I am claiming it and no one can take it from me! It's mine, all mine!
Sunday, May 01, 2016      17 comments

So there! emoticon I spent yesterday in a mutinous phase of marriage pondering the possibilities of stuffing ... Read more
End of an era, begining of a disaster. The stuff comes home.
Saturday, April 30, 2016      16 comments

I took DH to his office today to hand in his resignation. It went rather well and I believe that by the time the weekend is over, his grumpiness will abate. He's already called a friend and given the news along with a few chuckles; a good sign... Read more
Behaving: met a goal! Thanks for your support!
Friday, April 29, 2016      13 comments

Call me Miss Behaving! I have met my latest goal with a vengeance. I cut out my voracious after dinner sneak eating. Once I had DH tucked in, I found the kitchen. Who was it good for? Not me! I've made sure there was little to eat which made ... Read more
Got that out of my system. On to the next.
Thursday, April 28, 2016      9 comments

Thanks for "listening"! DH's cognition is still not up to par and he does not understand what happened December through February. A lot. He basically shut down every time I suggested he contact his employer for some "face time" while he w... Read more
Partially fizzled cranky pants
Wednesday, April 27, 2016      15 comments

fizzle 1. To make a hissing or sputtering sound. 2. Informal To fail or end weakly, especially after a hopeful beginning. n. Informal A failure. No, I am not a failure. I'm tired. I'm cranky and the world is not my oyster to... Read more
Look alike kids
Sunday, April 24, 2016      15 comments

I sent this to my DD. Caroline was seeming to be such a knock-off of her brother at the same age. Caroline at 6 weeks Lucas at 6 weeks ... Read more
For me, it's officially pollen season. My morning poem for Spring.
Friday, April 22, 2016      12 comments

The rising sun paints a misty pink and gray background for the unfurling leaves. Small rays escaping the clouds glance off my neighbor's car in a muted gold dance. My blue car appears green. Footprints of a rabbit show in the fuzzy yellow... Read more
Thursday, April 21, 2016      16 comments

emoticon I teased my British SIL that the parade in Great Britain was in honor of MY birthday, not HRMTQ. I hope... Read more
Teaching an "old" dog new tricks.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016      14 comments

I am learning. Today is day two of some serious exercise which I will see, hopefully 3 days a week. I am a tad sore from using muscles that have lain dormant. In the morning I will do my usual pool thing before DH wakes up. When I take ... Read more
Boston, the tourist perspective, if you haven't had enough SParkie photos!
Tuesday, April 19, 2016      15 comments

Barb partially described my passions. Architecture AND photos. I once photographed weddings and *mitsva's but that's old news. Duckling bronzes. ... Read more

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