Monday, January 24, 2011

Tired and Cranky and a NEVER-ENDING To-Do List

We are tired and cranky over here... probably due to a plethora (I love that word) of snot, related coughing, and general malaise. This weather, this gorgeous weather, is actually not helping. It is kicking up all kinds of dust, pollens, and the warmth is making some flowers think it is spring. I am not complaining, just stating the facts, ma'am.

Anyhow, the bedtime resolution I made a few weeks ago... not. going. well. There is simply too much to do. And, 8-10pm is NOT an optimal time for productivity. I am worn out and slow and ready for down time. Thus, my 2 hours of whiddling down my to do list turns into 1 hour of attempting to do things I have no brain power or physical energy to complete successfully, followed by sitting in front of the tv for a "break", ending in 2 hours of tv watching and ohmygosh, it is WAY past bedtime! What was I thinking?

UGH. So, tonight it is to bed, and our adventures tomorrow will likely wear me out, but I have banned TV after the kids go to bed in the hopes that I can be productive knowing sleep will be upon me so very soon.

Hey, look... while typing this message, my laundry was miraculously folded! CHECK! Oh and dishes... DONE! My equally tired and crabby and busy spouse is on FIRE! (maybe I should keep typing... shhhh). :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Did you hear the news???

I am going to be an AUNT! I am so excited and oh, my kids will have a cousin! :) Check out my brother and sister-in-law's website.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Naming a Business is Like Naming a Baby

I (We) are trying to come up with a clever name for our business venture... only we don't have 9 months.  We have found it to be quite difficult.  We don't want to change it later on when we decide we didn't really like this name or that name.  We had one decided on for a while, but I thought it wasn't really something I would want to say over and over again as a mom taking my kid somewhere (if that makes sense). There are some clever business names out there, we just haven't found THE one.  So, we are reaching beyond our two brains (and our kids' and spouses' brains) in the hopes that someone has a new clever something that we Love love love!  And, please don't be offended if we don't like your suggestions, I am sure it is lovely :)  We are just super picky... Hence all the difficulty.  Maybe we need to hire a advertising or branding person... nah, too expensive.  so, Tag, you are it.

1. Fun
2. Catchy
3. Simple
4. Art and/or Child Related
5. Optional: Related to developing, special needs, etc.

Ready, Set, GO!

Oh, WAIT... We are desperate for inspiration, so there could be some yummy chocolate chip cookies involved...  

Okay, NOW... GO, Internet, GO!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


My Little Man was superkid last week at school. Along with all the "special jobs" the superkid does, he also gets to hear a lot of wonderful things about himself from the kids in his class. We brought home a life-size poster on Friday and after reading it we are sure of 2 things:
1. We are not worried (we never were) about his academics. He is doing well. Other kids have noticed.
2. We are glad we put him in PEPP... apparently we are still working on some 'issues' with self-control! :) Ahh... a few more months to work out the kinks!

"(Little Man) tries to keep his hands to himself. He walks quietly in the hallway."

Sidenote: Just used Adobe Photoshop Elements "Panorama" feature to connect three images... amazing!  Took me several tries, however, to get the image small enough to upload.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Squeaker got new glasses... Check them out!

Now, we can't decide if he looks more like Peter Parker, The guy from Wheezer (Rivers Cuomo)/combined with Buddy Holly (Wheezer song reference), or Justin Timberlake... maybe you can decide? I am sure there is another celebrity look-a-like that would be better, but no time to keep pondering. We love the glasses, though.

House Progress

New Roof... CHECK!

New Paint... CHECK!

New landscaping... Well, almost done. The weeds do add a little something, though, no?

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Resolving Underway

Update on Resolutions:
1. Done, as evidenced by original post. I love checking things off.
2. I am averaging 10:30 pm for bedtime, which is a step in the right direction, but having trouble waking up at 6. Will keep trying. I have over 300 days to work this one out.
3. I started on book, given to me by my mother in law last Christmas, but have trouble finding time these days to read. Having trouble finding time to blog, eat lunch (skipped lunch the other day for no reason other than I forgot), or vacuum.
4. Business plan underway, but really need to get on this one. Again, with the time thing.
5. Checking out local gyms today.
6. Check out this blog!

Whew, I am already exhausted!!!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Evil Momma

Recent conversation with Squeaker:

Me: Squeaker, no hitting, time out.
Squeaker: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! (at the top of his lungs)
Me: silent
Squeaker: Runs away screaming NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Me: silently points to time out spot
Squeaker: goes to sit and glares at me. Shouts NOOOOO, Momma! No!
Me: walks away
Squeaker: wiggles away from his time out spot to play with toys
Me: calmly puts him back in his time out.
Squeaker: NOOOOOO! Evil MOMMA!
Me: What? Do you really think I am an evil momma?
Squeaker: No, mommy, I love you so much. crying
Me: thoroughly confused by the emotional lability.
Squeaker: says calmly, "Is my time out all done?"
Me: not yet. You just started.
Squeaker: NOOOOO, EVIL MOMMA!!!!!

I am not kidding, this is real live crazy over here. :)

New Year, New Resolution

I am not one to make solid or achievable new year's resolutions, but I am turning over a new leaf. Hey, my first resolution:
1. Make an obtainable New Year's Resolution

Here are my others:
2. Get more sleep! (I believe this will fix many other "would be" resolutions, like "be more patient with kids") Stick to a 10pm bedtime and get up at 6am every morning to get a jump start on my kids.
3. Read more books that I did last year. This should not be hard as I only read 1 book last year. Oh, and this does not count books read to kids (which is in the billions) - only books for me as my list of books to read does not get smaller with each passing year.
4. Start my own business (with a partner).
5. Exercise regularly and for longer than 3 months. I did keep up with soccer last year, but I need something more that a once per week thing.
6. Be more creative with meal planning.

We'll see how this goes. :)