YES. YES. YES. YES.
nevertoooldtolovemuppets: A lot of profanity just flowed out of my mouth. Profanity of joy. MUPPETS FOR THE WIN. (Bret McKenzie, you are a delight.) IS JASON SEGEL CRYING? OH MY GOD, BRET THANKED JIM HENSON. I’M SO HAPPY GUYS. I’m so happy too! (And since I can’t say it better, I’ll just reblog it!)
I went to sleep alone last night because my husband got pissed and took off at about midnight. I woke up this morning to the news that my good friend’s brain tumor surgery went well, but that his PET scan showed the return of his lung tumor and a new one on his adrenal gland. He left for MD Anderson this morning leaving us with atypically upbeat and snarky Facebook farewell. My husband...
Stream of Consciousness Saturday
This morning I took my oldest and two of her friends to a leadership training workshop. I usually have to stay and chaperone these things, but the state leaders take care of workshops like this. It was weird to drive home without them. Really random things are making me cry at the drop of a hat including most of the songs on my iPod. I’m turning 40 in May, I’m probably pre-menopausal....
She set herself up for that one
I didn’t get to watch the last two Harry Potter movies during last weekend’s self-proclaimed marathon, so that’s what we did today. As the final credits rolled, my 10 year-old daughter thought she would tease me by saying: I can’t believe these movies still make you cry after all the times you’ve watched them. To which I had no choice but to answer: Always It was...
I Wasn't Fishing for Compliments
But all the hearts on my SST picture are making me smile because I really don’t think of myself as particularly attractive, much less sexy. So thank you all, you made my night.
It's Good I Have a Messy Desk
Otherwise, I might be napping on it right now. So sleepy…
What Kept Me Going
The kids and I are watching Glee. The topic du jour is teen suicide and Mr. Shue is asking the kids to think about what the things are that they want to experience in life, but haven’t yet and to focus on those when the rough times come. At the commercial break, my older kids and I brainstormed what they are looking forward to in the future and they asked me what kept me going during my...
My Kids Survived the Movie
And more importantly, so did I. I had just finished grocery shopping and pulled into the theatre parking lot when they called to say the movie was over and they were coming out to the car. They, of course, felt like really big stuff for having gone to the movies with their friends and not their mom. And while it scares me, it’s better to let them practice being independent now rather than...
Cutting the Cord
I just dropped my 10, 12, & 14 year-old’s off at a local movie theatre to see a movie with a group of kids they perform with each summer. By “dropped off” I mean that I parked, went in and bought their tickets, watched them buy refreshments, ascertained that at least one trustworthy person over the age of 16 was there (age range of this group is 9-18), and stood like a...
Dear Older Couple at the Table Next to Ours.
Yes, they are ALL ours. That’s right, we did more than replace ourselves when we reproduced. And yes, my zero populationist father-in-law has never forgiven me for it. But he is proud of these kids who, you might notice, have not disrupted you once during your meal. In reality, my husband and I listened to our hearts about how many kids we should have instead of his dad or the newspapers....
We're Going To Go Back There Someday: Some Oscar... →
nevertoooldtolovemuppets: So, as most of you know, the Academy Awards are coming up a week from now. According to both The Muppet Mindset and Tough Pigs, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy are set to be presenting at the Oscars. Both web-sites have pretty definite sources in their pieces, so it’s looking pretty official… Please sign the petition, even if the Oscars are dead to you.
Harry Can Talk to Snakes
It seemed like such am extraneous detail at the zoo with the Dursley’s, and yet it wasn’t…
I woke up at the normal time, squared away a few small daily details, and allowed myself the luxury of going back to bed for an hour or so. I got up again with the two year-old, made some chocolate chip muffins for breakfast, and got caught up on the Internet while the kids watched My Little Pony. (And by “the kids” I mean my daughters. My son feigns great disinterest in the happenings...
My Husband is Cleaning the Living Room
Hold me, I’m scared!
I Finally Made It Home
And it was worth the extra time I spent eating some good pizza and driving my daughter and her friend to their other friend’s performance. I kind of suspected it would be.
Why I'm Not On My Way Home
I spent all day today watching the clock, looking forward to nothing more than a 3-day weekend at home. Fifteen minutes before it was time to go, my daughter called. I was busy shutting down the office and didn’t pick up my cell. It rang again. Fearing something was wrong, I picked it up and she immediately started begging me to take her and a friend to the school performance of some of...
Too Much Interaction For (this week)
I’m trying to come up with a good TGIF slogan that does not involve the word “Friday” although I’m glad it’s that too. I am much better behind a keyboard than when interacting with live humans and that is what I’ve had to do a bit too often this week. So now, I’m annoyed by every question the copy repairman asks, even though he is just trying to fix our...
Dear 18 Year-Old Me,
While it’s great that you finally figured out that man who abuses you physically and emotionally has no place in your life, it’s also OK to set your sights higher than simply a man who doesn’t. P.S. Brian and Mark are adorable and fun, but they’re both gay. Don’t worry, they will still love you 20 years from now. Just not the way you are hoping for at the moment.
I can go for days without reading or posting because I get so busy. And then when I do post, it’s not nearly as compelling/funny/intelligent/etc… as I would like it to be.
Even though it’s an unpopular paradigm, wear your heart on your sleeve, and mean...– Geoff Rickly (via thursday-band) Inspiring me today.
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2yellows: Julie could use our help. As you know, Julie is currently undergoing radiation treatments to her brain for stage IV breast cancer. She has been fighting this battle since April 2010 and has shared it with us along the way. She will continue chemotherapy and whatever treatments are needed once she’s through with her radiation treatments. These treatments have left her in a state where...
Not Enough Snow
The weather wasn’t bad enough to warrant school or work cancellations, so I didn’t have any writing time today. Well, I did, but that was writing a grant for the museum. And then entering 150 addresses into a spreadsheet which doesn’t count as writing at all, but did keep me busy all day at work. Will I ever get a chance to write something that isn’t museum-related? Or is...
I feel that for every few gratuitous reblogs, I should post some original content of my own. But it’s been a long week and I’ve got a lot to do in case there is no horrific ice storm and I actually have to take the kids to school and myself to work tomorrow. So enjoy the Muppets and Harry Potter and let me do what I need to do this afternoon. Keep in mind if we DO get a ton of ice...
My Hope for Tonight
Just over a year ago, my uncle’s heart gave out after a year of clean living wasn’t enough to compensate for the decades of drug abuse that came before it. In that year, he made a lot of amends, won the hearts of my children, and if he didn’t completely regain my trust; he was well on the way there. I’m so sad we didn’t get more time with him, but I’m so...
I said it on Facebook and I'll say it here too:
While I can think of a million inappropriate one-liners, all I want to do right now is listen to “I Will Always Love You” and feel very sad. A few years ago, GenX lost our King of Pop and now we’ve lost a Princess. RIP Whitney. What a waste of an incredible talent.
Bonding with my Daughter
Picture me sitting on the sofa with my laptop getting caught up on email/Tumblr/FB/etc…after a fun Friday evening of chaperoning several 9-10 year-old girls at a hotel sleepover and an even more exciting Saturday shoe shopping with my kids at the mall. My 14 year-old daughter sits down next to me with a book in one hand and a bowl of M&M’s in the other. She sets the bowl between...
insooutso: Our friend’s eight-year old is in the recovery unit at St. Jude. She had four tumors removed from her lungs, one of ten surgeriessee silting from what was once a rare form of pituitary gland cancer. Her medical bills, had she been billed, would now be well into the $3+ million (MILLION) dollar range. I know some of you are pissed at Komen and are looking for an outlet for your loose...
As most of you already know, I am the Executive Director of a small museum. As qualifiers for this job, I have a Master’s in Museum Studies, but what has helped me more than anything were the years I spent putting back together a broken PTA when I was a SAHM. This really isn’t that much different. In fact, I’m pretty good at stabilizing shaky non-profits and would someday love a...