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Make Up Your Mind!
It has been made clear to me over the nine years of my marriage that I am a mediocre housekeeper.  I admit it!  Scrubbing toilets and dusting tchotchkes just isn't my jam.  But even I have my limits.  This evening, the clutter started c ... [read more]
The Fun Continues
Turns out, not only is Z dyslexic, she is severely dyslexic.  And severely dysgraphic.  With highly probable ADHD.  And just to keep things interesting?  Irlen Syndrome.  Turns out we are learning disability overachievers.  Yay! [read more]
Rats, Foiled Again!
Irony?  I has it! [read more]
Um, Yay?
So this week I have had a simultaneous "Yay!" and "Oh, sh!t!" moment.  My baby girl, my first born child, my brilliant headstrong daughter is... [read more]
More Gardening for Masochists
So we left my fair garden back at square one.  (Get it?  Square foot gardening?  Ha!)  The first order of business was weed death.  Luckily, my dad-in-law (aka: Dr. Death) whipped up an extra strong batch of weed killer and hosed the wh ... [read more]
The Masochistic Gardener
So what do you do when you move to the desert?  Why, put in a garden, of course! [read more]
Life Lessons Suck
Tomorrow is awards day at Z's school.  Awards include Perfect Attendance, Honor Roll, Perfect Homework, the Principal's Conduct Award and the like.  We are a talented and gifted magnet school, so all of the first grade parents are invit ... [read more]
Have I ever mentioned that I lived in Italy when I was a teenager?  My dad worked for NATO in Naples in the early '80's.  Easily my favorite place I ever lived.  EVER.  I could see the Mediterranean from my bedroom window.  The people o ... [read more]
I Got a Rock
Q just had his fifth birthday (Mah baybee! Sob!).  For weeks ahead of time, he kept asking what he was going to get for his birthday.  Finally, just to give him an answer, I told him he was getting sticks and twigs.  His father joined i ... [read more]
It's Not a Tumor!
Last October, right before my birthday, I went in for my yearly eye exam.  I got the whole shebang: glaucoma test, dilation, visual field test.  That's the one where you put your head in this kind of space egg thingy and click a buzzer ... [read more]
Trailer Trash
The ranch has been in the family for about ten years now.  So it has been ten years since we set up our base of operations: a mobile home.  A very nice mobile home (Seriously!  It looks just like a house on the inside with drywall and e ... [read more]
Finding Balance
Lest you think this is some high minded new year's resolution post, um, nope.  If that is what you are searching for, move right along and I'll catch you next time. This here post is about MAH BAYBEE! [read more]
Thinking Small
So.  December happened.  Wow.  Holy over commitment, Batman!  Even though I got all of my shopping done well in advance, we barely managed to get the tree decorated in time.  Never the less, Christmas was great.  Kids had a blast.  Much ... [read more]
The Day I Became My Mother
My mom was a good mother.  She got all of the big things right.  High expectations?  Check.  Unconditional love?  Check.  Balanced meals? Checkity check.  [read more]
Thankful 2011 - Days 23 - 27
23.  I am thankful that I had completed my grocery shopping and didn't have to hit the H.E.B. the day before Thanksgiving.  Whew! 24.  I am thankful for my family, both immediate and extended.  We had a lovely time at my aunt and uncle ... [read more]
Thanksgiving Memories
I am thankful to be part of such a wonderful family.  We are spending the day with my aunt, uncle, and cousins, but here are some pictures of favorite moments from years past. [read more]
Thankful 2011 - Days 19 - 22
19.  I am thankful for family date night:  a DVD and pizza with the hubs and chillies.  Captain America was a big hit - even if Z & Q fell asleep before it was over. 20.  I am thankful that I can finally, Finally, FINALLY get the air c ... [read more]
Thankful 2011 - Day 17 & 18
17.  I am thankful for my Aqua Zumba class.  I get all the fun of Zumba without anyone ever seeing my legs - which is good.  It is really hard to keep the rhythm with all that resistance!  Luckily, none of the little 'ol biddies can eit ... [read more]
Thankful 2011 - Day 16
Today I am thankful for fun packages that come in the mail.  I ordered a cute pair of boots from Jessica London - on super sale, no less - and they arrived today.  SO cute!  And comfy like slippers!  Huzzah! [read more]
Thankful 2011 - Days 1-15
Okay, so I'm a little late getting started, but I still have a LOT to be thankful for!  So, here goes for the first half of the month: [read more]
Halloween Humor
Happy Halloween! [read more]
I ♥ Amazon!
There are a lot of people out there that hate on Amazon, but I'm NOT one of them.  [read more]
My Dog is Broken
Speaking of weekly vet appointments... [read more]
They Cut Off My Fierce!
Normal women have standing appointments to get their hair done.  Or a mani/pedi.  Maybe a massage.  Me?  I have a standing appointment with my vet.  [read more]
Take It All Off!
So.  A looooong time ago I mentioned something about cutting my hair.  Blah, blah, significant birthday blah give hair to charity blahbity blah.  There may have even been a poll? [read more]
Oh Boy, It's The Holiday Season
Yes, it's the day after Christmas and I'm feeling relieved. As much as I look forward to the holiday season, I probably look forward to it ending more. I can't really tell you when this transition started, but it's been here for awhile. ... [read more]
I recently made a significant change in my life. I made the decision to seek new employment after my current employment just wasn't allowing me the opportunities I'm looking for, especially at this point in my life. Probably one of the ... [read more]
Inner Beauty Tip of the Day-Mirror Mantras
I realize this may sound a little crazy, but I think that it's a really great way of starting the day off on the right foot. A mirror mantra is simply a way of encouraging and reminding yourself of what a good person you are, especially ... [read more]
Inner Beauty Tip of the Day-Give to Others
I realize that most of my tips are related to outward beauty, but I'd really like to focus this particular tip on giving to others. I really don't think there's anything more beautiful than reaching out and showing others some love. In ... [read more]
Beauty Tip of the Day-Stop Stressing Out!
Yes, I realize that this is a lot easier said than done, but very critical to not only mental well-being, but physical health as well. Too much stress in our lives can cause major problems, such as insomnia, fuzzy thinking, more frequen ... [read more]