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  • Friday, May 31, 2013

    Letter Fun...

    Liesl and Leia love playing with their magnetic Leap Frog
    letter and learning toys.  I'm so glad I snagged them from the bag of stuff
    my husband wanted to sell at the garage sale!

    Thursday, May 30, 2013

    Another Visit From The Tooth Fairy...

    Guess who lost a tooth as he was getting off his bus...
    Yep...that would be MY son!
    And a bloody mess, it was!

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013


    There's no link to click, but that's okay, right?
    The message is loud and clear.

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    Cousin Love...

    She's 3 and her cousin is 11. I wonder what they're talking about.  My guess is that
    they're plotting world domination. Hmmmm...

    Monday, May 27, 2013


    Life is always better after a solid workout.
    Feelin' the burn...

    Sunday, May 26, 2013

    Her Day...

    Today is my niece's special day.
    It is her very first baby shower.
    I can't wait to see the look on her face when she
    sees how much all of us care so very much about her.
    What a wonderful day it will be!

    Saturday, May 25, 2013

    Rules Are Meant To Be Broken...

    Um, these would so NOT apply today.
    Makes me glad I was born 100 years later.

    Friday, May 24, 2013

    One Of My Hobbies...

    I am so glad that my kids love to read as much as I do!

    Thursday, May 23, 2013

    Food Is Medicine...

    I truly believe this. 
     I believe that food can be your best friend or your worst enemy.
    If you eat crap, you're going to feel like crap.
    It's so important to choose the fuel for your body wisely.
    This is the only life you get.  Live it well, not sick.

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    A Good Motto...

    It can't hurt to think this way. 
    Embrace the motto.  It's so positive!

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    Penis Dentata...

    My Sister posted this on her Facebook page and I couldn't help but repost it here.
    It makes me very glad that I don't look like a penis with teeth.  Heh.

    Monday, May 20, 2013


    I hope they're always friends forever.

    Girl bonding...
    Boy bonding...

    Yesterday was a wonderful day.  The kids had their friends over and everyone had
    fun.  It's a shame the day had to end.  I love it when the kids have a good day.

    Sunday, May 19, 2013


    This is the quietest all four of my children have been in I-don't-know-how-long.
    Don't worry, though.  Nothing's wrong with them.
    The sand may be hypnotic, but the quiet didn't last long.
    However, I savored that moment to its fullest.

    Saturday, May 18, 2013

    I Sing The Body Electric...

    Having three daughters, I am very aware that they need to be
    taught how to love their bodies and themselves.  The best way to foster a healthy
    body image in my girls is to show them how much I love my own.  Working out is one way.
    They see me do that and ask me why I'm doing it.  I simply tell them that
    I love myself.  It's a start.

    If I treat my own body like a temple, maybe they'll do the same with their own.
    They might be little girls, but it's never to early to start.

    Friday, May 17, 2013

    He's All Boy...

    Jack loves his scooter...a LOT!
    He's so active and needs a physical outlet each day.
    I love his string bean body, but he's not nearly as skinny as he looks.
    My healthy boy, my love.
    (Sorry for the blurry picture! He's so fast!)

    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    Something Amiss...

    Ok, this picture is a bit blurry, but can you tell me what seems amiss about
    my niece's dogs?  They have an expression I just can't put my finger on.

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    Anything Is Possible...

    I truly believe in this.

    If we constantly reinforce what a child cannot do, then he or she will
    never have any expectations to drive him or her; they will only focus on their shortcomings.
      If we believe in our children enough,  then they can move mountains. 
    Rather than focus on what children cannot do, we need
    to praise all the things that they can do.  Without that encouragement, they will
    never believe they can do anything at all.

    The possibilities are endless if you foster them.

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013


    There's no such thing as a quick and easy fix when it comes to lifestyle changes.
    You've got to believe in yourself enough to commit. Change is good, but you have to want it badly enough.
    Are you ready?

    Monday, May 13, 2013


    This is an absolutely intense picture of Mick Jagger.
    I just might frame this.

    Sunday, May 12, 2013


    For all the Moms out there, especially mine, this one's for you!

    Saturday, May 11, 2013

    Evil Pinterest Fairies...

    I love, love, love lime, but not enough to put it in my armpits in place
    of my deodorant.  Maybe I'll try it...on a day when I don't have to see any people...
    or before a sweaty workout.  And I've read that you need to reapply it several times
    throughout the day.  Duh.

    Has anyone tried this?  Or is this just something the evil Pinterest fairies put out
    there to make the rest of us look like fools?

    Friday, May 10, 2013

    The Enemy...

    I am tired of being my own worst enemy.
    I think it's time to kick my own ass.

    Thursday, May 09, 2013


    Jack is writing an interesting story here. 
    Notice the Hello Kitty bandaid on his index finger.  He was bitten by his
    friend's bearded dragon yesterday and he couldn't wait to write about it.

    Today should be an interesting day in his classroom.  Heh.

    Wednesday, May 08, 2013


    If you don't take care of yourself, you cannot possibly take care of anyone else.
    I'm learning.

    Tuesday, May 07, 2013

    Food For Thought...

    If you sit back and ponder each of these, I'm sure you'll come up with several instances where each one has applied in your own life.  I know I have.

    Monday, May 06, 2013


    Sugar and I have a love-hate relationship. 

     However, I am proud to say that I gave up all added sugars three months ago. It took a while to adjust; the first three days were the absolute hardest.  After that, it was easy.  It was simply adjusting to a new mindset. I've lost ten pounds without any exercise at all.  However, I've hit a plateau and I've
     taken some measures to do more than just change my eating habits.

    I've had a lot of time to think about  own health since my father passed away six months ago and I have resolved to break the cycle of health patterns that have plagued my family for generations.

    If you want to know more about what I'm doing, feel free to comment with your email address and I'll tell you what I'm doing to better myself and help others in the process.  I could use some company on my journey.  We can support each other.

    Sunday, May 05, 2013


    "Life is a daring adventure, or nothing at all."
    -Helen Keller

    Saturday, May 04, 2013

    The Elephant and the Whale...

    Hubby and I are taking Jack to see this play today.
    It is an autism-friendly performance, which means that the audience will be
    primarily made up of kids on the autism spectrum.
    I'm really looking forward to this!  Jack LOVES the theater!

    Friday, May 03, 2013

    Control Freak...

    I think #2 is the hardest one for me.
    Not having control pisses me off.  Sigh...

    Thursday, May 02, 2013


    This will be me one day.
    I've been feeling quite witchy lately and the only potion
    I can make in my cauldron involves sleep, peace, and
    less stress.

    Anyone care to add a few ingredients to get me out
    of my slump?

    Wednesday, May 01, 2013


    I need a break from many things.

    I need a break from grief.  I need a break from monthly photo challenges.  I need a break from work.  I need a break from routine.  I need a break from everything that brings me down.  I need a break from pretty much everything.  I need a break from sadness.

    I need a change.  I need an overhaul of certain aspects of my life.  I need peace in my heart or I just might break.  I need a new perspective.

    I don't know if I'll ever achieve any of these things, but I sure as hell will die trying.

    Ugh.  I just want this funk to lift and move on to someone else.  Hasn't there been enough darkness in my family already?  Sigh...