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So we FINALLY found a babysitter.  We booked her about a month in advance for this night. A date night. Just the two of us, going out and doing whatever we wanted to do. Did I mention that we got to plan and anticipate this evening for a month!?

My husband wanted to go and see a band at the local music festival. He says that it’s because that’s what we did on one of our first dates. Awww … sweet, right?  It’s an outdoor festival and it’s calling for rain that day but it rained a little in the afternoon so we think it’s passed us by – as do thousands of others I might add. The sun is shining, the sky is lovely and blue.

We go out and enjoy a nice dinner, well, a decent dinner, but it was an adults only dinner so that ups it from decent to nice.  You forget how to talk, you know? When you haven’t had an ‘adults only’ dinner in so long, you forget how to talk about stuff other than the kids.  Oh, and work. When does he start part time montessori? Will I be able to get her in a program just for her? Oh, did you see what he did the other day? Wow! Can you believe what she has started doing now? Do you like the new-to-us Roomba as much as I do? (To be clear, the answer here is YES! I HEART the Roomba but that is a whole other post!)  How is the new project at work going?  I’m thinking that we might as well be saying ‘How about the weather?’ when I hear myself actually say ‘Hey, look at the sky.  Clouds are coming in.’   Oh, good.  Our meals are here.  Cheers.  And I gulp down my cosmo.  Damn that was good.  What clouds?

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I don’t even know what to say about this.  Seriously.  I am shocked and appalled.  I am sitting here wondering what exactly I could not see on this video that called for such action because in the country that I live in, surely there was something that you can’t see on the video.

If you could do ANYTHING, regardless of time or money, what would you do?

I stole this post – literally, cut and pasted the whole thing … well, aside from this little blurb … from the very funny Megan Hook over at Undomestic Diva.  It got me thinking …

What would you do?
Would you quit the job you’ve always hated to begin a career you’ve always wanted to try?
Would you systematically cross off the items on your bucket list?
Would you leave a less than perfect life to start anew?
Would you start a business you know you’ve got the skills to make successful?
Would you finally put that book down on paper that’s been swimming in your head?
Would you devote your self and time to a cause that you care deeply about?
Would you relocate your family to be closer to the people you love?
What would you do?
And, would you still be you?

As for me, well: Read the rest of this entry »

Okay, so there are a few sites I am currently feeling compelled to keep checking in on, you know, aside from the usual Twitter, Facebook, momstown.  Kind of like train wrecks really.  But here, see for yourself:

Cake Wrecks: seriously funny cake disasters

The People of Walmart – strangely this site makes me feel better about myself. How sad is that?

Texts From Last Night – I must warn you, some of these are pretty crude.

So, my latest hobby is cakes – could you tell?  Not exactly diet friendly but fun none-the-less.  My latest was 2 dozen cupcakes for a butterfly themed party for a 5 year old girl.  They were just so sweet and cute (if I do say so myself) that I couldn’t resist posting them on the main page.

Aren’t they just so cute?  And, if I do say so myself, they tasted delish too!

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She requested vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with vanilla and chocolate butter cream icing.  And everything on them is totally edible – and yummy.

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The chocolate cupcakes even had a little surprise inside them.  They were filled with raspberry puree.  Mmmmmm.

Yeah, breastfeeding is great.  Uh huh.  Easy (once you cut through all of the initial pain and suffering), no screwing around with cleaning and sterilizing bottles yada yada yada.  Well, my daughter had a good run and I had a few more months in me, that was until she turned my nipples into her personal chew toys!

I’m not kidding.  And no, I’m not talking once.  Or twice.  I’m talking about at least once at every feed for about a week.  Then she took a break for a week, lulling me into a false sense of security, thinking that she finally understood how to appropriately handle the responsibilities that come with being breastfed.  Yes, there really are unwritten rules about this, first being, DO NOT BITE OR CHEW THE FOOD SOURCE!

But then she started again.  Thoughtfully, she’d look up at me with this big adoring smile and maybe even a cute little giggle if you were lucky.  All while holding my nipple clenched in her teeth.  Read the rest of this entry »

Wow.  I can’t believe it’s been so long since my last post.  We are, finally, no longer the house of sick – which is awesome.  The nicer weather is arriving and the reality has finally set in.  I have less than three weeks to get myself a new bathing suit for our trip to the cottage.  Yikes!  I hate bathing suit shopping but I have begun preperation, albeit a bit too late but it’s better than nothing.  I am reading a book called The End Of Overeating by Dr. David Kessler and I’m actually finding it quite interesting.  I skipped ahead a bit to the spot where he offers some ideas – one of which kind of hit me, simple as it was – one of which is to make rules for yourself and just keep reminding yourself of your rule.

I don’t eat: chocolate, chips, deep fried, candy, cookies.

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A mom. A wife. A sister. A friend. An Aunt. A chauffeur. A referee. As any mom out there knows, you become what you need to be. The trick is to not lose yourself in the process. Today, we choose to lead our families back to a healthier state. Physically. Mentally. Together.
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