Monday, March 26, 2012

Save a horse.  Ride a cowboy.  That's what they say. . .

Sunday, March 25, 2012

15 seconds of Kid Life...

I often have to be "pushed" to do things.  I usually would rather stay at home and do "home stuff" than pretty much anything else.  But...I have children.  And they require me to actually get out of the house and take them places most of the time.  Damn kids.

Yesterday was a beautiful day.  I managed to talk the kids into  force the children to help me clean, with the promise of "going somewhere" when we were finished.  It worked.

I decided to go to a nearby nature center, and take the kids on a hike.  We have done this in the past, and it is a nice walk and a beautiful trail.  I did however warn them that if we saw a snake, that I could be found back at the start of the trail, because I would surely high tail it out of there.  I also gave them the "tick" talk.  You know the one...the one that goes like this:

"Often times there are these little bugs called ticks that live in trees and out there "in nature".  They are tiny and they will attach themselves to you and stick their head in your skin and suck your blood."

I laugh at my sick sense of humor.  But it is true.  They do!

It became all Audrey could talk about the entire walk. "What if it sucks ALL my blood?"  "What if I accidentally scratch it's body off and it's head stays in my skin?"  "What if....what if....what if...."

Then I shake my head at my stupid sense of humor.....

The walk started off awesome.  The kids were having fun, it was beautiful out, blah blah blah.

And then, it became harder.  "It's hot!  My legs are tired!  I HATE NATURE!"

Seriously.  See what I get for "doing something".  Seriously again.  Why bother...but I kept going.  :)

I managed to capture 15 seconds without a complaint or a whine.  Ahhh, sweet success, I'd say.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Challenge and Change...

This was originally written by me in January of 2010.  Funny how some things never seem to change.

Two words I read in a newsletter the other day. Challenge and Change.

That is where I am.

But really, that is where I always am.

I have so much I need to change.
But everything is a challenge to me.
Unless it involves me being left alone, it's challenging.

That can't be "normal". But it is my normal. I don't want to do anything.

Which of course, isn't good for anything.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Every Moment is A Second Chance...

It is my hope that I can start over again. Every moment is a second chance.

Friday, March 16, 2012

You Are My Sunshine...

The above video is what I would like to call "Mommy medicine".  Two sisters, singing a great song that they obviously forgot the words to....but being loving towards each other.  Unfortunately, as of late, the sibling love has been absent in almost all ways.  What a refreshing change this beautiful song was to hear and see.

So....sing it girls.

I love you both.

Monday, March 12, 2012

For my dear sweet friend from the beginning of time....ED.  You know who you are.  :)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Learning Disability? Miriam School...

If you know me at all, you know how much Miriam School has changed the course of my daughter Julianne's life.  If only all schools could be so wonderful.

And my sweet girl is on the main page.  :)  My web star.  xoxo  We love you Miriam School.  Thank you for seeing the potential of my daughter.  You have changed her life.  and ours.