Deep Breath. Start Again

  Today's start was such a tease. Allie woke at seven, and Kaylee slept in until eight. Woot! I was allowed that most coveted of experiences the morning shower! Not having to wait until naptime or night is a rare but welcome treat. Before eight in the morning I was showered, dressed, looking and feeling human again. Today was going well! It was going to be awesome! Somewhere the universe was quietly laughing at me. It rapidly went down hill from there....more
I hope today is an easier today.more


8:50am: I think I hear her. Yep. She's crying. She's sick. Poor baby. I struggle to put my feet to the floor because my body is saying, if you move from this bed I will launch a revolt... try me sister... I dare you....more


As I was getting ready to leave work, my friend invited me to go to the gym. I didn't have my workout clothes, I told her. She responded that she had plenty. I had a really bad day, I told her.This is her response, copy and pasted from the email:If your alive and breathing on ur own then its a good day...Perspective. By those standards, today was awesome....more

Color me crazy

Before my husband, Marc, was able to get the word hello out of his mouth, I ambushed him on the telephone. “I got to ask you a question.  How do I look in orange,” I asked.  “What?”  “Orange!  How do I look in orange?” I repeated.  “OK,” calmly, he replied.  “Can we please try this again, slowly?  What… are… you… talking about?  Orange?  Can you please elaborate?”  I rambled in response, “I am at my wits end....more

Marty J and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

I feel terrible for not blogging on Friday. It's been bothering me all weekend, but really, this is the first opportunity I've had to post, and sadly I didn't have a Friday dance post saved for last week. To quote the famous children's book, Friday was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day....more

Good Days and Bad Days

Good Days = Good Mommy I go to sleep early and get 8 uninterrupted hours of much-needed rest. My boys sleep in a little bit, giving me a chance to get ready for work in a dark quiet house. I actually fix my hair instead of throwing it up in a ponytail. My usually tight jeans that were dried in the dryer too long actually fit. The first shirt I grab looks good. Feeling energetic, I fix myself a protein shake, pack my son a nutritious lunch and start my day. Heck, I might even make it to the gym during lunch and cook a meal for dinner. Oh, and my coffee is perfectly brewed with the perfect amount of half & half... ...more

How Far Is Heaven?

This is my favorite song by Los Lonely Boys though they are not singing on this vid. Theirs could not be shared, but that's ok because this guy did a good job not only with the song, but with the beautiful pictures. ...more