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Thanks Dad

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January 31, 2008 at 1:14 pm 3 comments

Reluctant Practicer

 The struggle is to get Tony in the swing of anything, he has not one ounce of drive. I’m not competitive, either, is my Hubba so I guess it’s heredity….Junior Guards Prep is 1 hour four days a week for 1 month. I’m not asking him to train for the Olympics. Just 18 days of swimming for 1 hour.           Hubba and I do make him finish what he starts, but that’s just out of courtesy for his teammates like soccer, baseball, football… last spring he didn’t sign up for anything and we were O.K. with it. I’ve tried to explain if he would keep doing a sport and Practicing he would enjoy it because he would become more skilled.  I think it’s like when people give me dieting advice….deaf ears!img_1572-1.jpg 

January 31, 2008 at 11:44 am Leave a comment

Yah give me fever…

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Nick and Joe are both sick. Fever, cough, sleepy.  Today is day 5 for Nick and day 2 for Joe. I hope they get better soon, Nick has missed way to much school. The thing is they are super cuddly when they are sick, which feels so good that it makes it hard to wish it away.  As I was lying in bed with Nick on one side holding my hand and Joe on the other with his knee on my thigh I felt Joy. That’s right, Joy. My little boys feel comfort when they are close to me, how incredible a feeling. Man, the power to comfort, I feel like a super hero. Actually I feel loved and ain’t nothing finer than that!
 

January 30, 2008 at 9:19 pm 1 comment

The Melting Pot

. img_1540.jpgimg_1550.jpgGirl’s Night Out at the Melting Pot in Irvine.  Shari, Jack’s Mom, sent an invite my way so I jumped on the chance.  There were 6 of us. We chatted. I was the only stay at home Mom which felt a little awkward but I laugh in the face of awkwardness. We had cheese, salad, entree, and dessert.Yummy! Not enough food for Hubba Bubbas, Great for girlies!

January 30, 2008 at 12:44 am Leave a comment

Etsy

Have you been to the etsy craft mall site. It’s good, real good. They have everything in your wildest artlike dreams like: cupcakes in a jarrocket prints by a digital artist, lampwork bead bracelets,  yarn bunniespurses, fun scrapbooking embellishments, and vintage valentine cards. Type it in and there will be a handmade artist waiting to take your money!il_430xn18436374.jpg 

January 29, 2008 at 7:23 pm Leave a comment

Pasta and Playdates

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Joe’s Buddy, Ty came over for a few hours today, Tony went to Chases before Jr. Guards prep, and Nick B got ready for the Basketball game with Nick at our house. The madness ends with a nice bowl of pasta and some french bread, Oh then homework and Boys Scouts for Tony.  So as I walk away from the computer listening to Nick saying “stay, be cute” over and over to the dog, with my goal of sneaking a cookie from the cupboard I leave you with this “Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off dessert” – Erma Bombeck

January 29, 2008 at 3:29 am 1 comment

Southern Novels

I’m currently reading a Bailey White Book, “Mama makes up her Mind” I love rural small town novels. I learned so much growing up in a small town that I’m afraid my kids will never know. People with a life of rural education seem so much smarter to me than city people, don’t get me wrong it’s a different smart, a more genuine smart. These southern novels remind me of that. Ms. Bailey White also reads short stories on Thankgiving for the npr you can listen for free here.232323232fp344nu323486-859wsnrcg3233687796936nu0mrj.jpegMy childhood home. 

January 27, 2008 at 9:14 pm 2 comments

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