Sunday, March 17, 2013

80 million things on my mind.

Approximately 950 gazillion things on my to-do list.

Trying to figure out what I want to be and do when I grow up...whenever that might be.

Trying to get enough sleep at night....that's HARD!

Watching in amazement as time flies by and my kids get big. Someday maybe I'll even have pictures to prove it!

Blogging...not so much. Maybe someday. After I grow up. :)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

In which the spambots get on my nerves, and I think about writing

I can't believe my blog is so popular with spambots! Ha ha.

I had a big epiphany last night that I really, really, REALLY need to create stuff right now. Also, that I have trouble making decisions. I'm sure this is no shock to anyone who actually knows me. But it was big for me. So I have to decide what to create now! Oh no!

I've been working on a book, off and on, for several months now, or at least I can call it a book idea. And that is really fun...but part of my struggle with NOT having a career is the social isolation, and guess what? Writers=isolated. Hm.

So I've been mulling over whether to start a writer's group. I know someone who already is in one, but they focus rather heavily on performance, and that is NOT what I'm interested in. So now I'm thinking of what I want to get out of it, and what might work. Should it just be a group of people who all get together at a set time and write in silence, then have a chat? Should we come to the group with a prompt we can work on every time? Should it be bigger or smaller? How can I keep it from just becoming a chatfest, or do I really care if it's just a chatfest, because maybe then I'll go home and write alone?

I don't know. Just what I'm thinking on these days. What you give attention to is what you get more of, so now I'm giving my attention to this writing thing. Time will tell.


Friday, January 18, 2013

Pointed Musings

I miss blogging. It's a different kind of writing, but my favorite thing about it, aside from the fact that it's so easily accomplished and keeps the words flowing, is that it provides a sense of community, less isolation than my offline life.

So the question is, if I want a place to write about ME and to post the (probably really bad but still fun) creative things I've written, should I post them here, or get a new spot for myself?

I probably can't help but still post updates of my kiddos. I'm just not sure if the two things mix well, or if they should be together. Thoughts appreciated from anyone who might still get updates from this blog! Cheers~

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

The blog that's not a blog....because lazy is good

Wow...a month with no Looks like I've had just enough time to write a few status updates on Facebook instead. For those of you who missed them, here's what January was like...

Nathan just woke up from his nap, to James saying..."Bubba! Let's get into mischief!" =)

My blood sugar's almost 400 (which is SUPERrare for me) and the dog just ran off and took a bath in cow patties. Great.

Wow. I seriously underestimated the amount of recovery time we would need from being so sick of the holidays. Today is one of those days I count as a success b/c I have managed to keep the kids fed, mostly clothed (PJs count, right?), and away from plastic bags and sharp knives.

upper body workout: check....shoveling manure/compost.
lower body workout: check...walking to the store with family.
time for crunches?, no. ;)
Good day, though!

I love kale chips. I just made some, ostensibly for myself...and I think I got to eat like 5 of them. The kids were pulling on my legs and begging for a bite. Yes! Yay for veggies! =)

Pinterest: proof that you can make a picture of ANYTHING with a hand and/or footprint.

I was cooking dinner just now, and J and N were playing in the living room. N wandered in to the kitchen to play. A few minutes later he started yelling his head off: "BUBBA! SANTA! BUBBA! SANTA!" Turns out we (and by "we" I mean "the kids") had stashed our little Santa in the kitchen cupboard at an undisclosed time during the holiday season. A Very Exciting Find, at least for the one-year-old!

...And now they're hopping around to country music and shouting, "YEE-HAW!" =)

Meanwhile...J and I were discussing the need for bathing today.
Me: Well, if you don't take a bath sometimes, it doesn't feel very good. Like if I didn't take a bath tonight, I would probably feel slimy tomorrow.
J: You wouldn't *be* slimy, though, Mom. You'd just be....gross.

Accomplishment for the day: Ben (inadvertently) taught Nathan to say "Cankles!" ...that "repeat everything" stage is killer. ;)

"Mama, Mama, see! see! IGHT-ING! IGHT-ING!" (lightning, in case you can't speak Nathan)

Sleep deprivation is the worst....followed closely by Extreme Allergy Attack.
Ugh. Definitely a case of the Mondays in there too. =(

James just now: "Mom, did you see how nimbly I climbed all the way from the table over to this counter? I didn't even touch the floor ONCE!"

James just wrote me a note, as follows:
He told me it says, "Mom, I love you. I can't wait!" go to his friend's house this afternoon. He is superpsyched! Note to self: plan more playdates! =)

Thought for the day:
The problem with making slow-cooker meals is that I always want to eat dinner at 3 p.m.
That will be all. Good night, facebook!

Good night for now, too, blogger!

Sunday, January 01, 2012


Happy New Year!

My resolution is to not let myself get stressed out during the holidays in 2012. I did NOT do a good job with that this year. I don't really worry about resolutions...I figure you should just try to make whatever changes you want to make, whenever you can make it. But a new year is a good time to think about what you want to accomplish...and I want to accomplish a zen-like level of letting go, as opposed to trying so hard and stressing out so much.

Thus, if you haven't gotten anything from us this year for Christmas...that's because I can't do everything. AND...I probably won't get around to it next year either. Someday. Some day.

Anyway. I hope your holidays were unstressful and you have a great year!

I have the best family ever.