seen and heard

I think it's been so long since I've posted there were cobwebs on my blog page. Almost every both morning I have this jolt of inspiration and need to write it down on here. And then my day gets swept up in a tidal wave of errands, appointments, chores, and kid stuff ....more

Never say always

Our oldest daughter has a fall birthday that lies after the cut off date for kindergarten. This was both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because I didn't have to decide "when" to send her to kindergarten ....more

feeling old

Over the last year a few new things have happened that have pointed towards signs of...maturing (getting OLD). Most of them are easy to dismiss. Not liking most new music genres, not knowing who the Kardashians are, constantly yelling at the dancing tv shows that have all of the new dance forms that you think are ruining the art form, hitting the halfway mark to 40, things like that.Then stranger things showed up ....more

feeling old

Over the last few years a few new things have happened that have pointed towards signs of...ageing. Most of them are easy to dismiss. Not liking most new music genres, not knowing who the Kardashians are, hitting the halfway mark to 40, things like that.Then stranger things showed up ....more

a little less sensitive please

A few months after we moved into our home I walked outside to see Ty on a ladder drilling some lights above our bedroom window. "Motion sensor security lights" he informed me. He then installed three more around the property ....more

parenting progress

Things I frequently say these summer days... "THIS is why we can't have nice things!" "Because I said so" shudder "You're going to have to learn how to manage your time wisely" "Stop reading over my shoulder!" "Chew with your mouth closed!" "Maybe you should call grandma and see if you can visit!" Bwahahaha "I'm sorry you feel that way" "I hate to break it to you but there isn't a waitress coming over to clear your spot" "No you can't have ice cream at 8am" seriously, I've said this a dozen times. "Go ask your dad" "Go look again" "You cleaned the entire bathroom that fast?" "You only have to brush and floss the teeth you want to keep" "If you out your shoes away like I ask you won't lose them"...more

new york in words II

It's hard to explain in word what the city experience was for me this time. I hardly have the right to presume I know what it is actually like, but I can write my small perception of being there a week....more

new york in words

One of my favorite essays from E.B. White is about taking cameras with us everywhere when we travel, and as he watched technology advance people started to live their experiences through a lens, instead of..living it. That has stuck with me ( I really need to find the title and reference it) for over 11 years now. People have been asking me, "How was the big apple?!", "Was New York as amazing as you thought?", or my favorite..."Do you want to live there now?" ....more

new york in words

One of my favorite essays from E.B. White is about taking cameras with us everywhere when we travel, and as he watched technology advance people started to live their experiences through a lens, instead of..living it. That has stuck with me ( I really need to find the title and reference it) for over 11 years now. People have been asking me, "How was the big apple?!", "Was New York as amazing as you thought?", or my favorite..."Do you want to live there now?" ....more

showtime-recital recap

Phew, can you hear that? It's me breathing. I feel like I can get to writing a bit more on here now as our spring recital is OVER ....more
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