In our quest to teach the little cherubs the value of a dollar, hard work and earning your money, I believe that Mr. P and I have created monsters (See June 17 post regarding "THE LIST").
Friday, June 27, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
My credit I find
Sunday, June 22, 2008
A friend sent me this email yesterday. I absolutely love the moral of the story.
Friday, June 20, 2008
It is definitely past time for me to give a big old shout out to Eldest Niece and Nephew and Bro-In-Law #1.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Miss Samantha graduated today. She stood proudly with Me, Mr. P, Maternal and Paternal Grandparents in attendance. Then, as many of the other children left with loving parents, she got a swift kiss on the head, a murmured "Have a Great Day, I'll see you after school," and off we went.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Could it really be true? Are there ONLY 2 more days left until cherished bambinos are released from the lovely educational system and returned to my tender-loving arms for 11 weeks of major quality time?
Posted by DMLD at 2:39 PM
While stalking one of my favorite blogs, Grosgrain Garage, read about a new online shop she discovered.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Well, we spent the weekend without eldest child. He was unceremoniously dumped at grandparents to get moving, earn some money to pay for the broken cell phone in previous post, and hopefully learn a valuable lesson in the process.
Friday, June 13, 2008
In yet again another perusal of new blogs, found another one that makes me smile. Check out this blog, SIMPLYNUTMEG.COM, especially her post "Filch It Friday: What Dad's Really Want For Father's Day" (June 6 post). Thinking one of these ideas might just be the easiest way to go. BEWARE: MATURE READERS ONLY!
Mr. P and I have this frequent conversation. It goes a little something like this - "So, tell me again why we had children." "For the tax write-off and the occasional incentive." "Oh".
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Father's Day is just around the corner. As usual, I thought it was NEXT Sunday, not this Sunday and have yet to even consider gifts. Let's see, I know what Mr. P wants, but the new I-phone doesn't come out until July 11. How do I know this, because I thought the Apple sight said June 11 and rushed to the nearest store to wait for it to open this morning. As I sat in the parking lot - ALONE - I was thinking, "Wow, it's unbelievable that more people aren't rushing over for this grand new invention." Silly me, I was literally a month early. After being told this by the store personnel, they watched me bop out with a "See you next month!" Yes, just another group of people perplexed by me.
Monday, June 9, 2008
In my perusal of many, many blogs, I have seen quite a few that mention the fact that blogging is cheaper than Psychotherapy. As I most certainly agree with this, I wonder if blogging is actually just another insane thing I need to add to my list of things I need Psychotherapy for.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Yesterday, Miss Samantha had a field trip. Strange to have a field trip on a Saturday, I know. Miss Samantha is a school bus safety. For those of you who don't know what this is, it is when the children are hired to help the bus monitors. The safeties are to help keep the other children seated and quiet and also to help them cross in front of the bus safely at their bus stops without actually getting hit by inattentive motorists. Knowing my daughter so well, and the fact that her nickname at home is "Cyclone Mary", I wonder if the bus company is making a wise decision by depending on her to be attentive enough to put the safety of the younger children in her hands. :) The actual requirements for the job are to be in fourth or fifth grade. Because it is such a coveted position of envy, the grueling process of applying for this job consists of your name being pulled out of a hat. :)
Friday, June 6, 2008
It has been brought to my attention recently, that I just may possibly be the world's worst relative. You see, considering that my family only consists of myself and an older sis, you would think that it wouldn't be too hard to keep track of the goings on in her everyday life.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
So Mr. P had his doctor's visit today. For the first time in almost 5 months, we actually got some good news. Oh where, oh where to begin? First off his hip is doing great. It is almost completely healed! His transverse processes are also doing very well. The one that was hanging is almost fully healed and the other 2 (the ones he completely severed) have miraculously begun to start fusing themselves back onto his spine. Can you imagine?! His fibula is starting to heal nicely, there has been significant bone re-growth - Oh the miracles of modern medicine (Remember the bone stimulator I mentioned in an earlier post?) and the many pieces of his ankle are also starting to come together slowly.
It is 2:30 a.m. While the rest of my family are sleeping soundly, all snug in their beds, I am yet again up and wide awake. I have had this crazy habit of waking up at the same time every night for a while now. About 2:00 a.m. I wake up and can't get back to sleep. I have been doing this for so long, that I actually forgot what it is like to get a full night of restful slumber. No matter what I do, it's the same thing every night. Going to bed early doesn't help. Going to bed late doesn't help. Sleeping aids don't help. And even my old trusty standby - Benedryl - doesn't help, although it is working out quite well for my allergies.
A while back, I was so tired during the day that I was taking a 2 - 4 hour nap every afternoon. I tried to stop this, thinking that was the reason I couldn't sleep at night, but no matter how hard I tried, by 2:00 p.m. (must be my bewitching hour) I wouldn't be able to keep my eyes open.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
What does it mean to be a true New Englander? Some say that it is when you have been born and bred and lived your whole life here. Some say it is the enjoyment of the change of seasons. Still others say it is all about the attitude. Many New Englanders are found to be cold, distant and antisocial.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Just found this blog today - thinkinfyou If you are a mom - a MUST read. She is funny and ingenious. Actually added her to the list of blogs I stalk - but I actually left a comment on this one. :) Glad I checked out her site, you will be too.
If you read my profile, you all know that I work for my darling hubby, Mr. P. Usually, I go into work 2 or 3 days a week, do some bookkeeping and all the other things that need to get done that no one else will do and call it a week. However, since Mr. P's big accident (see May 28 post) we have pretty much been attached at the hip.