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Taking one day at a time...

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  • Friday, February 28, 2014

    Cut Us Some Slack...

    We're all so tired of being sick all the time.  So very tired.

    I have been sick for three weeks now.  And for most of that time, I have not had a voice that was even remotely normal.  I went to the doctor on Wednesday and got antibiotics.  She gave them to me because I've had it for so long, even though it's viral.  If the meds don't work, I'll need to see an ENT doc to see what's going on with my vocal cords.  Ugh.  Just what I need, a camera down my throat.

    Leia has a horrific cough.  Liv has the same thing I do, minus the losing of her voice.  And Jack was in bed when I got home from work yesterday.  He's sick now, too.  WTF?!

    Liesl, the child with the cast iron immune system, is unaffected by it all.  And Hubby is fine, too.  The rest of us are pretty miserable. 

    I really need spring to show up sometime soon.  I need to open the windows in this house and air out the germs. 

    Of course, with this next major snowstorm, I doubt spring is in the near future. 

    Someone, please whisk me off to a tropical location where I can bask in the sunshine and drink fruity cocktails all day long.  I seriously need a vacation and spring break is still six weeks away.  Ugh.

    Thursday, February 27, 2014


    I wonder if I would get in trouble for using one of these... Heh.

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    Oh. Em. Gee...

    Now THAT is funny!

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

    Money, Money, Money...

    Hey, Illinois! Are you listening?

    Monday, February 24, 2014

    Friendly Advice...

    Do you think this is inappropriate for teachers to pass out on Report Card Day?
    It wouldn't be for every parent; only a select few.  LOL!

    Sunday, February 23, 2014


    Wow. This is so true that it's quite scary. 

    Saturday, February 22, 2014

    What Box?...

    There has never been a truer statement.

    Thursday, February 20, 2014


    Too funny, but so true!


    That's the truth! Wow!

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014


    I love this!  So very true!

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    Choose Wisely...

    Life is all about the Law of Attraction. 
    What you put out there will come right back to you.
    Choose your thoughts wisely, for they will bring to you exactly what you
    are emitting into the universe.

    Monday, February 17, 2014

    The Giver...

    I always feel this way about movies made from books. I am currently reading The Giver with my classes and the movie will be coming out this year. I am so excited that they will be reading this classic before they get a chance to see the movie! It will most certainly open their eyes to the differences of its interpretation in film and as a reader. Yay!

    Sunday, February 16, 2014

    Reading & Thinking...

    I am so glad my kids love to read! 

    Saturday, February 15, 2014


    I'm going to respond with this next time someone asks me if Liesl and Leia are twins.
    I bet their reaction will be priceless!

    Friday, February 14, 2014

    My Bloody Valentine...

    Happy Valentine's Day, Bitches! 

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

    I Love Apples...

    There's a reason we have so many apples in our fruit basket.  Heh.

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014


    I have a dark sense of humor. Anyone who knows me well, knows this.
    And anyone who doesn't get it, doesn't know me well at all. 
    I'm just sayin'.

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    Who Are You?...

    Are you reading this, Liesl?

    Monday, February 10, 2014

    On The Other Side...

    I miss you, Dad. Happy Birthday!
    I hope the fishing is good where you are. Sigh...

    Sunday, February 09, 2014

    Stir Crazy...

    I am so sick of this weather. Snow. Cold. Snow. Colder. Snow. Bitterly cold. Snow. Dangerously cold. At the rate we're going, the kids will be in school in July. Yet in a few months, I'm sure I'll be bitching about how unbearably hot is is. Ahhhh, the seasons...I love/hate them all.

    Saturday, February 08, 2014


    I can't believe my oldest baby is nine years old today.
    It wasn't so long ago that I could feel his kicks from inside.
    Happy Birthday, Little Man Jack!
    I am so grateful for every single day with you!

    Friday, February 07, 2014

    Poor Java...

    It will most likely be late May before all this snow we have actually melts completely. It's OVER our backyard fence in some places. And we're getting more snow tomorrow, too. This has got to be one of the snowiest and coldest winters we've ever had. Even Java doesn't know where to shit anymore. Yeesh.

    Thursday, February 06, 2014


    Hysterical!  I love it!

    Wednesday, February 05, 2014

    LOVE This!...

    I really need to frame this and put it up in my house.  Except for the "say your prayers" part, I am all for these rules! I would rephrase "say your prayers" as "stay humble." That would work better for us.

    Tuesday, February 04, 2014

    Fifteen Years...

    Today is our 15th wedding anniversary. We have known each other for 22 years; been a couple for 21 years; and eloped in Maui in 1999. In the past 15 years, we have had one house, two dogs, and six cars, all while having four children within four years. It's an amazing life, really. It's crazy, chaotic, and filled with moments that are anything but ordinary. It is never easy, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. After all, I married my best friend and I'd do it all over again if I had the choice. 

    Happy Anniversary to us!

    Monday, February 03, 2014


    I must be getting old.
    Time is so precious that I cannot entertain the idea of wasting it. 

    Sunday, February 02, 2014


    Velma will always be my favorite!

    Saturday, February 01, 2014

    The Old Days...

    Is it odd that I miss the whole card catalogue experience? I really want one of these for my home.  They are so cool looking and they're ancient now.  I'm such a nerd!