My 2011 Recap:
I seem to remember making goals and lists at this time last year. Then, I went back to work and my boss informed us that she was leaving and then I became the boss on Feb. 1st and all lists went out the window. I’m not sure if I accomplished anything on my original list and I don’t want to revisit it. I do want to celebrate some things though, so here they are: I am the Executive...
According to the Wii, this is the number of calories I just burned doing 26 minutes of Zumba. I hope it’s right. And I hope I can keep it up throughout 2012.
Dave and the kids just went and sat at FIL’s house for 2 hours waiting for his sister to show. She finally called to let them know she ran into some friends she hadn’t seen in like FOR-EV-ER and lost track of time and like maybe he can come back over tomorrow? Because she’s really busy this visit. Maybe the fact that I don’t fit into this family isn’t the bad...
Pity, Party of One Pt. 2
Growing up with my mother made me long for a “normal” one. As happens with most kids, I thought if I was “good enough” that she would become that way. (Mom has refused any suggestion of intervention/testing/diagnosis and simply states her problem is us. My RN sister thinks mom is most likely bipolar and that even if that weren’t the case, she would still be somewhat...
You can tell mom has had some time home from work when there is no more basil, garlic, balsamic vinegar, or parmesan left in the house.
I really love the fact that my three oldest kids are watching “Quantitative Easing Explained” on YouTube and howling with laughter at all the right places.
finallychelle replied to your post: My mom got me a Keurig Milk Frother for Christmas…. “I’d love to tour you around Temple Square, sometime! I’m there all the time and know it like the back of my hand…” I would LOVE that! I may be going to SLC for a museum conference next October.
My mom got me a Keurig Milk Frother for Christmas. Even before I joined the LDS church, I was never a coffee drinker. But a steady stream of visits to relatives in Seattle did make me a fan of milk steamers. Now I can make them at home in 90 seconds. It appears that I may have to forgive her for almost 40 years of behavior that can only be described as a mix between Joan Crawford and the mother...
frageelay replied to your post: I wrote about how nice it was to have some time… “I’m just a little bit in love with your baby. All of your kids are great but I spent the most time with her and she just burrowed into my heart. No YOU’RE sentimental and comparing your baby to some kind of awesome parasite!” I have very fond memories of your MIL’s face when I asked if she...
designated replied to your post: And everyone in between too! “You let your child wear a Notre Dame shirt?” We’re Irish. And it’s a shirt that fits him properly and is clean. Which is is the bigger part of that explanation.
I’m sitting in a dark theatre rebelliously posting to Tumblr because only my 14 year-old daughter and I are here. I guess she wasn’t kidding when she said she was the last person in town to see Happy Feet 2. Frankly, I have no desire to see this. Even her younger siblings had no desire to join us (They are holding out for We Bought a Zoo next week. Mmm Matt Damon…wait, what was I...
Oh, a Breastfeeding Debate
I know I said I would be posting more while on vacation and who knew today would provide me with such good material. Rather than try to have a debate, I will share my own personal experience and follow it with a funny story in a pitiful attempt to diffuse the tension because I grew up with a crazy mom who used to single my sisters and I out for daily attacks and sometimes making her laugh cut...
I do not have the time I wish that I did for posting here. But I read as much as I can. Basically I’m a Tumblr #FAIL I am probably over-committed personally and professionally, but I make it all work. (Mom of 5, Executive Director at a struggling historic house museum, Adult sponsor for a local teenaged girls group, teach children’s church on Sundays, etc…) At the end of the...
TPD respond to meth lab inside S. Tulsa Walmart →
toldorknown: According to police, Alisha Halfmoon, 45, began taking items used to make meth off of shelves at the Walmart located at 81st and Lewis in south Tulsa. She then began trying to make the drug while still inside the store. “She’s been arrested before for the manufacture of methamphetamine. While speaking with some of the firefighters on the scene she made statements that that’s...
Overheard from My Living Room
My 13 year-old is talking to her Dad in the next room. I can’t follow their conversation, but I just heard her say “Michael Bolton sucks.” I’m not sure how she knows he exists since I’m sure we’ve never played his music in our home. But clearly we are raising her right.
Relevant to a Recent Reply
A couple of episodes ago on Parenthood, a very post-partum Kristina hopped out of the family car to tell a kid she knew was teasing her son whose Asperger’s left him clueless to the situation and told that kid “I’m WATCHING you!” I am normally shy and retiring in public circumstances, but I had to laugh at that (and so did my two oldest kids) because it reminded them of a...
Truthful Tuesday Pt. 2
The concert was cute and I managed to slip out as soon as her class was done performing under the guise of taking the restless toddler out into the hallway. Win and win!
My 4th grader has a school choir concert tonight. I love to hear her sing, but I’ve got zero desire to crowd myself into a folding chair and sit in the smelly gym surrounded by a bunch of stuck-up soccer moms tonight. I’m going anyway, but that’s how I really feel about it.