Thursday, April 29, 2010


Pictures that I took and Brian took all mixed together.....he did better at taking the shots that people posed for.....I took the random ones.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

somewhat productive

I promise I was somewhat productive today.....

.....relatively speaking, of course.

The horrible secret hiding behind this neck brace...

There is something that I have been hiding.

Something that I have always been able to take care of on my own. So that no one would ever have to know.


Unfortunately, this neck surgery and limitations with the neck brace and recovery have kept me from doing so many normal things....

And admittedly, it is nice to have to say no to taking out the trash, lifting the laundry baskets and vacuuming. Doctor's orders, you know.

And even though I don't like it that I get tired out much quicker than I used to, I do enjoy taking one or more naps a day.

But I have this secret that I have hidden.
And I haven't been able to take care of this secret because I can't move the way I could before surgery.

Once this neck brace comes off, the only way I will be able to deal with the issue before me is by seeking out professional help.

A professional with a bunch of wax.

because plucking is just one of those "normal" things that I just can't do.

Ball Games

Now that I've slept I can say that the last couple of nights of ball were fun.
Claire is a little more serious than Tookie.

Rephrase.....claire is a little more serious about playing ball than tookie. tookie is serious about making up new chants and cheers and some of those details that make the difference between watching a girls game and a boys game. does that make sense?

Although, last night when I was putting Tookie's hair up in ponies I told her she looked cute.

She responded: "Playing ball is not about being cute, mom."

Right. I know that. I probably am the one who told her that.

Now I should probably go nap before the next game....
Did I mention here that I have exactly 4 days in the next 2 months that do not have a ballgame on the calendar?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010



Watching 6 innings at a time....and I'm ready sleep.

That's pretty bad.

darn....i gotta hurry up and get some energy here....or it's gonna be a long season.

The Bulletin Board

I was trying to figure out a place to place a white board or bulletin board. A place where I can quick jot down an idea or project or what i have to do.....

A place that is out of the way but still a place I can see all the time.....

I kept going back to the same place.
Which is the perfect place to use as my "white board"
I'm there alot anyway.

my mirror.

how sad am i?
"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." ~John Wooden

Monday, April 26, 2010

That Which Does Not Kill You

They say that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Do you think that is true? I'm not so sure that I am convinced of that.

But I am sure that those things which have not killed me (yet), I am probably just going to write about.


On my second attempt at keeping a public blog. Were you around for "Once Upon a Mom's Life"? That was my first blog from a few years ago. This might be sort of like that. Only better. Cuz I am better now than I was then.

Feel free to browse. And come back later and browse some more because I will have probably made some changes and worked out a few kinks.

Unless, of course, you would rather get stung by a bumble bee that was swarming around you for minutes and minutes....but you were not able to actually see could only hear it....because you have been tied up in a neck brace for 4 weeks.

And you are allergic to bee stings.

If that's the case, then skip this blog.