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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

the homesick boy scout part 2....the rest of the story.

So the 2 scouts came home today from winter camp.  Stinky, smelling of wood smoke even after their first shower in 5 days.  Gonna take several more, I think, to restore them to like - new condition.  Kid 1 says he brushed his teeth once.  Which is more than z…
Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Homesick Boy Scout.... (and oh yeah, I got my hair done....)

My husband asked me what I would look like if I didn't do anything to my hair. Because he thinks I'm high maintenance.  And expensive.  And then he asked me what I would look like, say,... if I was a homeless woman.  And I told him I hope I never have…
Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas isn't the ending of the story. It's just the beginning.

Over the last week I've listened to a friend talk to me about marriage issues and her fears along that road.  And all I can do as a friend is to be the ears that listen, not the voice of truth.  Because I don't have any anyway. 

And I watched my son si…
Sunday, December 22, 2013

And the decisions of so many people played a part in the outcomes of our lives.

She didn't see a future in the relationship.  But he did.  He wanted to marry her and raise the baby.  And if she wouldn't marry him, he wanted to raise the baby anyway.  By himself with the help of his family.  But that's not what she wanted for …
Friday, December 20, 2013

My husband said my new sweater reminds him of Clint Eastwood in The Good The Bad and the Ugly

My husband said my new sweater reminds him of Clint Eastwood in The Good The Bad and the Ugly.  I think he just meant the sweater... not me.  But you never know. And I got home yesterday and he had kid 1 mowing the lawn or mulching leaves with Target bags…
Monday, December 16, 2013

No Gifts for You !

I can be a little like Scrooge at Christmas.  Or maybe more like the Grinch... all green and ugly and ready to steal the roast beast from little children.  At least my husband and boys think so -  because David says every year.... EVERY year, I get all frustr…
Friday, December 13, 2013

Watch me, Mama....

Watch me, Mama....  Kid 3 said to me as he played ping pong at the YMCA last night.  We were waiting for big brother to finish karate class.  I had already been up there for hours earlier that day at work, and now back for the evening  -  But this time I foun…
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Do that one more time and I'll pop both your eyes out.

This is not a Christmas post.  Or an advent post.  Or a happy holidays post of any kind.  This is a chronicle of my day and the way my kids tried to kill me - by making me want to beat myself in the head with a hammer while I baked them chocolate chip cookies…
Monday, December 9, 2013

For your week... may you remember what Christmas is all about.

For your week.... 

May you remember what Christmas is all about.  



Friday, December 6, 2013

Is Santa Real? We're in a pickle it seems... as we say here in Texas

So it's exactly 19 days till Christmas and I have a tree with no lights or decorations and not a single gift bought.  And we're iced in and going nowhere  - housebound with a scared dog and a grumpy 13 year old.  Trees are falling all around us and…
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

I finally get it.... the season of waiting.

We're usually the last people in the entire world to decorate for Christmas.  And today I totally needed Santa's full staff of elves to get it started.  Turns out the house isn't quite so festive when it's just dirty.  It looked like the pig f…
Sunday, December 1, 2013

Look, they brought their liquor in a jug.

My vertigo has returned with a vengeance.  The kind where I cant walk a straight line, bend over to properly shave my legs or drive in my own lane of traffic.  Kinda like Like I'm driving under the influence - with my three kids in the car. But I'…