• NaBloPoMo

    36 things I learned in 36 years.

    I’m 36 years old and one day. I am another year older, wiser, but still not any more mature. 36 things I learned in 36 years – in no particular order: Make your serving size. Leftovers aren’t good. They just aren’t. There may be a few recipes or meals that hold an exception but I can’t think of anything worth mentioning. Eat the serving size in front of you. Seconds are better than leftovers. Eat and exercise like you have heart disease and diabetes. Because you will if you don’t exercise. This one is not fun. I know. But it’s necessary and maybe, just maybe, it will become fun. People will think what they…

  • Parenting

    Oh Dad.

    Let me get you all up to speed here. The big news is I got a job. It involves research and a lot of creative writing. I probably don’t need to tell you that I’ve been having a blast at “work”. It’s not even work to me. It’s free time away from my kids so I can have some fun – with a paycheck. Since I went back to work, life at home has shifted. Things just don’t get done anymore without me home all day. Grocery shopping. The gym. Playing with the kids. Cleaning the house. Laundry. I get like 2.5 seconds to get stuff done at night. At…

  • Humor

    Mom jeans.

    Sometimes I feel like I have to apologize to the public for my outfits. I have a warped sense of style when I get dressed in the mornings…or afternoons. This week, one of my outfits consisted of: ankle length capri jeans with side zippers at ankle. A tank top with opened sweater layered on top. An oversized belt. Oh, and flip flops. I was trying to be hip. You know, pulled together like I just easily woke up and whipped up the outfit in a carefree way. I really have no clue what I’m doing. I walk out of the closet and see Scott staring at me from grooming himself…

  • Humor

    Advice #3

    To Emma and Kate:Advice #3:  Put away your shopping cart after you’re done.No matter how cold, rainy, snowy, hot, etc…I have never worked at a grocery store and put away shopping carts.  I don’t even know anyone that does this.  But I would think it would make someone’s job much easier.  And less car dings.

  • Humor

    Advice #1

    I’m bored and I started clicking through blog after blog…I came across this interesting one.  500 Pieces of Prudent Advice for My Baby Daughter I decided, why not? Who knows if they will listen…but here we go. To Emma and Kate,Advice #1:  Wear sunscreen. I just came across an article today on how fast the sun will age your face.  Luckily, I didn’t mind the pale look in the summer as a teenager.  I got too hot and bored just laying out.  I thank my younger self for not being like everyone else.