Friday, January 23, 2015


I'm not one, really, but I hardly ever have trouble sleeping. When I do, I'm convinced I'll never sleep again. It just feels like that.

Today was a long day. Always rushing. it seems.

I feel tired, so I hope that will help me stay asleep--instead of waking up every time my eyes are closed for more than 45 seconds like last night.

Somebody today told me to have sweet dreams. I'm just following directions. 


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Trivia Texts

CG has gotten into the habit of texting me random trivia facts.  It's hilarious!  I'm not sure why she decided to started doing it or where she gets the info, but I love that my "new text message" ringtone goes off a couple of times or so each day.

Here are a few things she's sent:
  • The peach is a member of the rose family.
  • The coconut palm is sometimes called the "tree of life."
  • Lemon and salt can be used to treat rust spots and clean copper pots.
Admittedly, I had to Google something so I could text her back.
  • Butterflies taste with their hind feet.
  • A cat uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through.
I bookmarked the website I found because they have over 10 pages of trivia.  :)  Otherwise, I'd never be able to match her mad random facts skillz. 

I'm sure I'll have more to share later. Screen shot will be included.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Book of Days

I haven't done it the last couple of years, but this year, I'm writing all the birthdays & anniversaries on the new calendar this year. I get them from my "Book of Days."  I love being able to keep dates in one place ;)

It doesn't mean that I won't miss some, but it does mean if I do, I can feel extra guilty about it!


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Pinterest Sunday

I decided Pinterest-Board-Sharing-Day is going to be on Sundays instead of Saturday, which is Small Business Saturday.  There are a few local businesses I'd like to showcase, but won't be able to get permission in time for this week's installment. 

Today's Pinterest board is  Thanks for your time

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Bad Tuesday

Disprezzare Martedì , ma sarà tutto finito


Monday, January 12, 2015

The Mother of Teenage Angst

Glad to know I'm not the only mama who is at her wit's end with her teenager.

*Big breath*
*Baby steps*

Isn't there some type of adult angst? I believe I've come down with a bit of it, and I'm going to call it Motherhood Malaise.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Pinterest Saturday - "Listen UP" Board

I've been yammering away about Pinterest of late, so I thought I'd implement a weekly Saturday post that includes a link to some of my favorite boards instead of copying & pasting them one pin at a time.  There are cuss words on some of them. Maybe a bare bewbie or two, and quite possibly the nearly naked Adam Levine pic. Mentioning this so everyone is sufficiently warned and no one will be unexpectedly offended. This holds for all the boards, not just this one.

For the debut installment, of course, it's all about meeeeeeeee!  This board is for quotes I need/want to remember, whether they made me cry, laugh, receive a life message, or hear a different point of view. Some of them even piss me off because they're right, but I needed to hear it.  Serendipity is awesome. Who knew she liked Pinterest, too!

Listen UP

There's one that the Universe intends for me to read this day. I'm looking for it now.  :)

Friday, January 9, 2015

Some days aren't amazing

Today wasn't that good of a day. I remembered how I tell the kids all the time to look out for something amazing. Sooooooo................

The amazing part of today is that in about 20 minutes, I'll be horizontal under sheets & fleece. I already turned on the heating pad to warm up where my feet go.

Pre-heating is amazing, now that I'm thinking about it.

And peanut butter M&M's.  Deliciously amazing when combined with milk.

Here's a funny cartoon I pinned today.  ;)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Why work when I can blog?

It's too cold to work. Bummer. Sadly, employment doesn't consider good weather as a job requirement.

Wouldn't that be great?  Future bosses could offer that as a big-time benefit.  "You only have to work if it's above 70 degrees and sunny."


Dreaming on while I pile on the coats over my sweater.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


 The Christmas tree is finally bare and the yard waste guys will pick it up tomorrow.

Yay me!

Monday, January 5, 2015


The first school day after Christmas vacation is nightmarish.  Not quite as bad as in August, but a close second.  The night of the first school day is full of drama and chaos.  By Wednesday, the routine will be smoother.  :)

In the meantime, that's the reason I did not get all the decorations down and put away. It looks like Holiday Central in the living room. Translation:  It looks like the dollar store on 90% Christmas markdown up in here.

I could put some of it away and do the rest later.  It's better to do it all at once, though. Did you catch that? Reason #2.

I noticed today that plenty of my neighbors still have their Christmas lights up, too, and it looks pretty. Reason #3.

Friday, January 2, 2015

In search of the "other" paper art I love

Pinterest reminds me over & over that I used to love scrapbooking, and that it was a healthy outlet for me.  It's visual and tactile, and with some music in the background for audio, I could get in the zone.

photosPHOTOSphotos. Pretty papers and accessories! Who doesn't love adhesive squares? Writing by hand and admitting I love my own handwriting. Contrasting colors, matching colors. Stamp pads, pens, and hand-cutting letters for different projects.

How's this for paper inspiration? So unique and classy.

Now I'm seeing projects in my make this weekend :)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Two Thousand Fifteen

Charles Osgood will say "twenty-fifteen" on CBS Sunday Morning. :)

I am in the midst of purging pre-planning. I keep worrying that I'm a few piles away from being a 20-minute blurb on Hoarders.  I brought home a couple of boxes w/ lids from work--things I'm purging are going in those boxes before I throw them in the trash. I'll have a cooling off period before I give anything the final toss.

New Year's pics that say, "Welcome 2015!!"  JS is holding his sparkler between two fingers, and looks like he's using The Force to hold up a ball of light. CG holds hers like a wand.