Friday, April 30, 2010

Hello Weekend!


I am so freaking happy it's Friday.


Thursday, April 29, 2010

President of Nothing

Hello Everyone!!!

For those of you who do not know me, my name is Mig. I have been with the Mother's Club in one form or another for the past ten years. Since this was the year that we didn’t have any nominations for elected officials, myself and a few others have stepped up to do what we can and I am proud to say that I have chosen the role of President. I can only hope that I am able to fill the very big shoes of those who have had this role before me in what will be an unusual year.

My first order or business is to promote our yearly YARD SALE!! This is one of our biggest events and we hope to be able to raise enough funds to offer one scholarship to Local High School #1 and one scholarship to Local High School #2 as we have done in the past. This year’s yard sale will be held at the Old Town Hall on Saturday, May 8th from 8 AM to 3 PM. Drop off will be on Friday, May 7th from 4 – 9 PM. We would appreciate any and all donations that you have for us. The only limit this year is that we won’t be accepting any Computer Monitors or related items and we won’t be accepting any TV’s. But feel free to send along everything else you have.

I will also be looking for volunteers to help out and will send a schedule out shortly.

The second order of business is a special request, from me. I would like to know who is interested in joining the Mother's Club this year. Our Vice President as well as myself, have decided to waive the $30 membership fee for this year. So please email me back and let me know, as I don’t want to be sending you emails if you are no longer interested in being part of our group.

The third order of business is assistance from everyone in trying to locate any Mother's Club inventory that you may have (party items, committee stuff, officer boxes, aprons, banner, craft fair signs and anything else that could be out there that we need to keep together). If you could let me know, where you are and what you have, I will come and get it.

Some recent Mother's Club, is that we are looking at merging our group with another Mom’s Club. There are some legal issues that need to be researched before we move forward with that, so we have decided to run each of the clubs side by side for this year. I would like to invite each of you to visit the other Mom's Club site and set up an account, as we will begin using it as a forum for upcoming events and for discussions.

I hope that you will decide to rejoin and help the Mother's Club transition into a club that has technology, continuity and gives back to the communities as many mom’s before us have done.

Thank you for your time! Mig, President

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Typical Conversation In Our House

Scene: My son is in the living room, so are my three cats. The cats are in a semi-circle staring at the half-door that goes into our kitchen.

Me: (leaning on half door) What's with the cats?

Meowing ensues from all three, in addition to the piercing stares.

Son: Huh?

Me: The c-a-t-s? Are they hungry?

Son: Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you they are completely out of food. I didn't want to give them cat treats.

Me: When were you going to tell me this?

Son: Well, I'm telling you now.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


How my day went.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday Run Around

I hate it when I know ahead of time that my week is going to be a ZOO. As I did our family calendar for the week, each day has something on it. Appointments, evening meetings, volunteer stuff, book group, and ending on Saturday with checking out a rumored to be huge Yard Sale.

Not bad really but just long and busy. So Wah!

This morning I'm taking my daughter to the dermatologist. We are hoping to get back some results on the ten tubes of blood she gave about four weeks ago. She has some hair loss and we are hoping to figure out what is going on.

We shall see. In the meantime this doctor is treating her acne and it's totally working. For the first time in a long time, my girl has beautiful skin. (but some scaring, which I guess she can treat that also)

Should be an interesting appointment.

I'm not looking forward to the rest of the day, which involves lots of WORK but what can ya do.

Happy Monday everyone!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Fandom MeMe

1. The first character I fell in love with: Was Jan-Michael Vincent, he played Stringfellow Hawke, in Airwolf. I used to fall asleep thinking of him rescuing me.

2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now: Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek - The Next Generation. I just never get tired of watching him command his ship.

3. The character I would shag anytime: Robert Downey Jr. in any freaking movie. He has got something that I just WANT no matter what character he plays.

4. The character I'd slap: Amanda, (Health Locklear) in Melrose Place. She used to totally annoy me with her evilness.

5. Who are my 3 favorite characters. I have way more than three ... but here goes ... Eliza Dushku in Tru Calling. Michael Hall (David Fisher) in Six Feet Under. Kristen Davis (Charlotte York) in Sex In The City.

6. What are my 3 favorite pairings. Carrie & Big (Sex in the City), Ally & Billy (Ally McBeal) and Madelyn and David (Moonlighting)

7. Which character I'm most like. I don't think I'm like any character really but if I think really hard about it ... I come up with ... Dorralee (Dolly Parton) in Nine to Five

8. The coolest thing about the canon: I have no idea what the question is. A movie? A camera?

9. The lamest crappiest thing about the canon: See #8

10. My guiltiest pleasure in this fandom: Is seeing all the good TV I have seen over the years (and there is so much more I want to watch.)

11. What story I wish I could read (or art I wish I could see): I would like to see the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo's work.

12. What story I wish I had written/still want to write: Is the one where Brad Pitt actually stays with Jen Aniston and they have eight kids and live happily ever after.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Saturday Run Around

As usual, I think I can have a leisurely morning, until I remember I needed to be someplace five minutes before I should have been there.

Unshowered. WTH?

The rest of my day consisted of this ~

  1. Bank & Post Office Errands.
  2. Laundry
  3. Trip to the mall to return jeans that were TOO BIG.
  4. Back in time for lunch with a High School Friend.
  5. Chat away the afternoon (nagging in the back of my head was all the stuff I had to do!)
  6. More laundry.
  7. Bathroom cleaning.
  8. Hallway cleaning.
  9. Realize the jeans that were switched out STILL HAVE THE THEFT PROOF TAG ON THEM.
  10. Declare that someone really doesn't want my husband to wear those jeans. (envision THIRD trip to the mall to get the damn thing taken off and get majorly annoyed!)
  11. Dinner, which didn't magically prepare itself. ARG.
  12. Bathroom cleaning (this would be my own bathroom).
  13. Bedroom cleaning.
  14. Bill paying (BOO!)
  15. More laundry.
  16. Vacuuming.
I'm finally ready to end my Saturday. Where the heck did it go?

Friday, April 23, 2010

The End Of the Week

I am so glad it's Friday.

I'm looking forward to a busy weekend but it starts with a night out, eating and shopping.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Forgetting Administrative Professional Day

I am off work today. My Jeep is in the shop. Getting brakes.

Today is Earth Day. Celebrate by planting some seeds. What? You don't have any seeds? Well then pick up some trash? What? Too gross. Okay then just say Thanks to Mother Earth for providing to you and leave it at that.

I will be buying some dirt today and getting some little seedlings started. I've got sunflowers, chili peppers (seeds not the band) and some other seed I can't remember. I know I also want to get some green beans and sweet peas. I grow all of it in containers on my deck.

I'm crazy like that. (well crazy AND no wildlife eats them, so there!)

Anyway, I also hope to watch the movie Ponyo with my oldest today. I hear it's a cute movie.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

100 Things About Me

I was reading over at Say-La-vee and was reminded how I hadn't done this here.

1. I love blogging.

2. When I was young I had a diary.

3. When I got older I had a dated journal.

4. I was never good at faithfully writing in either.

5. Leaving large spots of time accounted for.

6. My friend introduced me to this blog world.

7. I am grateful to her for it.

8. My first blog was discovered by my boss.

9. I had no idea he found it.

10. Until I blogged about what a gigantic ass he was.

11. The next day he started to re-read the entry to me, I stopped him, apologized and offered to resign. He wouldn't hear of it. So I hastily deleted my blog.

12. I wish I had put more thought into that.

13. I lost an entire year of good writing.

14. As it turns out, My boss cut and pasted every entry to a word file. He tried to hold it over my head. I assume he thought I would sue him.

15. I didn't. I never spoke of it again. He gave me the file. So I didn't really lose it.

16. I'm afraid to go back and read that last entry.

17. I think about #'s 8-16 often. I worry he will find me again.

18. I recently invited my husband to read.

19. I'm not sure if he has.

20. I love books.

21. Biographies are a favorite genre.

22. I can draw.

23. I hope that one of my three children use that talent that I passed on to them.

24. Always wanted three children.

25. It took ten years to convince my husband to try for #3.

26. If he suggested a #4, I'd go for it in a heart beat.

27. I don't think I will ever be ready to stop having babies.

28. I have always loved children.

29. School and me, don't get along.

30. Regardless of my Bostonian accent, I try to speak correctly.

31. I swear too much sometimes.

32. Exercise and I, get along.

33. When I was eighteen I used to do a workout routine while listening to a tape recording and looking at a booklet.

34. In the basement with my dad's weights and sit up board (he made himself) surrounding me.

35. My first music cassette tape was RUSH Moving Pictures.

36. I played it on my boom box.

37. My first serious boyfriend got me into music.

38. He used to write the lyrics to songs, in notes, to me.

39. The first one he wrote for me was "Eat Me Alive" by Judas Priest.

40. I don't know why I remember that, I just do.

41. I'm adopted.

42. I spent the first three months of my life in an "adoption center".

43. Nurses took care of me.

44. My parents had three babies to choose from.

45. They picked me.

46. Because my hair matched theirs.

47. I have an older brother, he is their natural child.

48. He is bi-polar, diabetic and they think suffered brain damage at birth.

49. My family life revolved entirely around him. (IMO)

50. I love my parents and my brother.

51. Even though they drive me nuts.

52. They are nice and thankful people, who raised me right.

53. There was no alcohol in our house whatsoever.

54. I grew up in a "dry" town.

55. I had my first drink at fifteen.

56. A shot of Wild Turkey.

57. I have never really liked the taste of any hard liquor.

58. I can tolerate Margaretta's.

59. With salt.

60. I don't like not being in control.

61. I call myself Type A but I don't really know if I am.

62. Those who know me, are laughing at that statement.

63. I am an ex-smoker.

64. I started smoking Marlboro's, in the red box.

65. I used to tuck them into the top pocket of my jean jacket.

66. By the time I got to Business School, I was smoking Marlboro Lights.

67. I don't think I was ever really addicted. I could take it or leave it.

68. I love the act of smoking and if it weren't so deadly, I'd probably still smoke.

69. I taught myself how to drive a standard.

70. My first car was standard. I bought it knowing I had no idea how to drive it.

71. I loved my first car. It had an on-board computer that sounded like "Kit" from Knight Rider.

72. I consider myself lucky.

73. I try to see the good in people, even when they tell me themselves they are bad.

74. I'm trying to take a simplistic approach to life.

75. My first step is to stop buying/bringing stuff we don't need or won't use into the house.

76. Speaking of houses, I love mine.

77. A good day for me is cleaning my house.

78. I love cleaning.

79. I don't care how freaky that makes me sounds. It makes me happy.

80. I like the smell of Lysol.

81. I don't like the smell of bleach.

82. I'm super organized.

83. Organizing is another thing that makes me happy.

84. My two oldest children are messy.

85. I hold out hope that it will change.

86. Even as a teenager, I was a neat freak.

87. My youngest likes to keep things tidy already. She's only three.

88. Black is my favorite color.

89. My Dad likes to tell me that black is the absence of color.

90. If I have to choose another color, it's a toss up between red and purple.

91. Those last two are my oldest kids favorite colors.

92. I am good at trusting my instinct and believing my first thought on things.

93. You'd be surprised at how accurate you are when you don't second guess yourself.

94. I want to travel across the U.S. someday.

95. If I could see the seven wonders of the world, I would do it.

96. I hate flying.

97. I'm a white knuckle flier.

98. I love warm weather but not hot, sticky, humid weather.

99. I am awful at any sports.

100. If there is any sort of ball playing (football, basketball, soccer) and I am sitting close by, I am almost guaranteed to get hit in the head.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Do I have a headache. (Tense much?)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Weird Monday

I almost wore my slippers to work this morning. By just a chance I happen to look at my feet before I got into my jeep (think everything else was in the car but ME) and saw them.


Then I drove the way that I take my son to school. Except my son doesn't have school this morning, which I knew and was trying to remind myself but forgot once I saw my slippers.

And Then I spent the day having to ask everyone I talked to on the phone for their name TWICE. Because I wasn't hearing it the first time? Because everyone was talking like they were in jello? Or I wasn't listening? So if you spoke to me, you had to repeat yourself. (Note to self: Men do not have the patience for it.)

Thinking caffeine was the solution, I had some FOCUS. A mix you add to a bottle of water, infused with fruity goodness and said caffeine. I mixed myself some and proceeded to drink up.

It didn't help, AT ALL. Instead from that point on, if I spoke to you on the phone, I need to follow up my first phone call with two more phone calls to finally figure the whole thing out. After a few rounds of that I was hungry.

Lunch did not help at all and went entirely too fast.

I trudged through the afternoon and finally get myself and my youngest home. Where I was greeted with two over-enthusiastic teenagers wanting to make dinner for us. Bonus right? Absolutely, except the entire recipe involved nothing we had in the house (well we did have a few of the spices.).

So I took two teenagers and my youngest to the grocery store, which was busy and in direct relation to how much flipping out there was to be done by my unwillingness to buy copious amounts of chocolate. (I have ruined my youngest, SO NOTED!)

Finally we went home. And there was much busy-ness in the kitchen. As I sit here now I'm trying not to think about all the plates, pans and utensils that were strewn about my once clean kitchen and how all of it will get cleaned up.

Dinner was delicious (but a tad cold) and so very thoughtful.

However, I still feel as if my brain is made of fried oil.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday Stealing: The MeMe Time MeMe

01. Real First Name: I don't know what my first real name was. Sorry.

02. Birthday: February 17th.

03. Where do you live: In Taxachusetts.

04: What are you studying/What are you working as: I'm an Executive Assistant, Therapist, Purchasing Agent, Referee and Customer Service Rep, various moments through the day.

05. What makes you happy: Life.

06. What are you listening to now/have listened to last: Blues Traveler - Runaround. I love the harmonica in any song.

07. What is particularly good/bad about your blog: I am overly critical of myself, so I'm not going there. M'kay?

08. An interesting fact about you: I collect bookmarks but I rarely ever use them in the books I read. I use scrap pieces of paper or old receipts. (not sure if that is interesting, or just plain weird.)

09. Are you in love/have a crush at the moment: I am in love and I might have a crush too, just to keep ya guessing.

10. Favorite place to be: On the beach by the ocean somewhere. It speaks to me.

11. Favorite lyric: "First time I laid my eyes upon you, All my dreams were answered. First time I kissed your tender lips, my love to you I surrender."

12. Best time of the year: 4th of July. It's usually sunny and warm.

13. Weirdest food you like: Hummus and feta cheese.


01. A film: The Thomas Crown Affair. (if you like Pierce Brosnan, you will love it.)

02. A book: The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (warning it's Rated X) by Anne Rice.

03. A song: Lifehouse's "Everything". You tube it, it's very moving.

04: A band: Kings of Leon. I don't know if you'd like that type of music, but I sure do.


01. One thing you like about a blogger that you have not met: I like all the blogs I read, but on blogger in particular, really cracks me up. Everytime I read her posts.

02. Two things you like about yourself: My smile and my hair.

03. Name three things that you need in a lover: Experience, experience and experience!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


I am not motivated today. In honor of this, here is a list of things I will not be doing ~

  1. Dump runs. (yes the soggy, mold laden boxes can stay for yet another week.)
  2. Yard Work. (yes the weather is too cold and rainy to pull weeds and clean the flower beds.)
  3. Clean Out (no putting together piles for the upcoming yard sale.)
  4. Any sort of house cleaning. (it all is semi-clean to me, that counts, right?)
  5. Taking out the dog. (she pees inside anyways, so why bother!)
  6. Leaving my children alone. (I've got all this idle time, might as well bug them, while I can!)
  7. Balance my checkbook (why do today what you can put off until tomorrow.)
  8. Cooking of any kind. (no explanation required.)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hard To Say No ...

Actual conversation with my three year old.

"MaMa, I want chocolate."

"Not right now sweetie, I'm making dinner."

"But I really want it MAMA!" ~jumps up and down excitedly~

"After dinner."

"I'm angry at you now. ~stomps foot~ I am not going to be your cutie pie anymore!"

I had to turn away to keep from cracking up.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

When You Can't Even Think Straight

I think allergies are seriously kicking my behind today. I'm thankful I have no forks handy because I might have to scratch my eyes out.

They are that itchy. Honestly.

I just took some PM Sinus Meds and I now plan to lay like a vegetable in my bed and watch American Idol.

Yes, I really am that exciting.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

One Good Thing Today

  1. I do not have to work tonight.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Eyebrows are Funny!

I'm reading this book, well, actually I'm always reading A book ... but this one has a part that is worth sharing! (and it isn't x-rated even, so yay!)

As a side note, my youngest came out with a little tidbit saying "eyebrows aren't funny" and nodded her head up and down with a serious face.

I could see if we had been talking about faces, noses, drawing or something like that. But we were in the living room and she just came out with it and added how her teacher told her that.

Alrighty then.

Fast forward to my reading this section in my latest book, a biography, on Ozzy Osbourne. I read his wife's book a couple of years ago and laughed like heck. This one ... is no different.

Ozzy is going on about his drug, liquor induced, crazy escapades and throws in this ...

"Another one of my favourite tricks at Outlands Cottage (a house he owned) was to shave off people's eyebrows while they were asleep. Believe me, there's nothing funnier than a bloke with no eyebrows. (a true statement no?) People don't realize that your eyebrows provide most of your facial expressions, so when they're gone, it's hard to show concern or surprise or any of those other basic human emotions. But it takes people a while to realize what's wrong. At first, they just look in the mirror and think, Christ, I look like sh#t today. One guy I did it to ended up going to see his doctor, 'cos he couldn't work out what the f&ck was up."

Now that would be seriously funny. He adds this ~

"I went through a period of giving the eyebrow treatment to everyone: agents, mangers, roadies, assistants, friends, friends-of-friends. Whenever someone turned up to a management meeting with a face that didn't look quiet right, you knew they'd spend the weekend at my house."

Oooh that's bad.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Me Me MeMe

1. Never in my life have I been: A messy person.

2. The one person who can drive me nuts is: My mother. The older we both get, the nuttier she makes me.

3. High school was: Not a positive experience for me, I might harbor some grudges to this very day.

4. When I’m nervous I: Giggle. I find this not attractive in a 41 year old woman.

5. The last song I listened to was: Puddle of Mudd - Spaceship

6. If I were to get married right now my best man/maid of honor: My friend Jenn. I wish I knew her back then so she could have been at my wedding.

7. My hair is: Messy. I just woke up, dudes.

8. When I was 5: I used to walk home from school ... all. by. myself.

9. Last Christmas: Is not my favorite. No gifts from Santa for me.

10. I should be..: Doing some sort of cleaning or painting right now but instead I'm here.

11. When I look down I see: My feet and the latest book I'm reading.

12. The happiest recent event was: Yesterday, I got a ton of stuff done, I love that.

13. If I were a character on 'Friend' I would be: Monica. I'm a total neat freak, right down to how things are placed.

14. By this time next year: I hope to be in better financial shape than we are right now.

15. My current gripe is: ALLERGIES. They are driving me up a wall.

16. I have a hard time understanding: Anyone who has trouble speaking English. I try to be nice about it, but it frustrates the crap out of me.

17. There’s this girl I know that: Kicks my butt in Scrabble every. time. we. play.

18. If I won an award, the first person I would tell would be: First of all, I don't win awards but I guess if I did, I'd tell my husband first.

19. Take my advice: "Everyone has their own dragons to slay."

20. The thing I want to buy: A Kindle. It has been #1 on my list since before last Christmas.

21. If you visited the place I was born: Good luck with that because I have no idea where I was born.

22. I plan to visit: the Grand Canyon.

23. If you spent the night at my house: Be prepared to sleep with three cats.

24. I’d stop my wedding if: I have no idea, this is a weird question.

25. The world could do without: People who think only of themselves.

26. I’d rather lick the belly of a cockroach than: Eat my veggies. What?

27. Most recent thing I’ve bought myself: Some cute clothes at the Salvation Army Store.

28. Most recent thing someone else bought me: My son bought me a bag of M&M's. Love that boy.

29. My favorite blonde is: Goldie Hawn. Overboard is my favorite movie.

30. My favorite brunette is: Julia Roberts. Pretty Woman anyone?

31. My favorite red head is: Kathy Griffin. My life on the D list. Love it.

32. My middle name is: Marie.

33. In the morning I: Got to sleep in.

34. The animals I would like to see flying besides birds are: Pigs. If nothing else so I can see what all those people do, that make the statement "when pigs fly."

35. Once, at a bar: I managed to pick up three different guys. They all called me the next day. Whoops!

36. Last night I was: Asleep by 9 pm.

37. There’s this guy I know who: Has perfectly manicured eyebrows. I don't think they are naturally like that but I'm afraid to ask.

38. If I was an animal I’d be: A black panther. Might as well aim high right?

39. A better name for me would be: Chatty. I talk ALOT.

40. Tomorrow I am: Working. Boo.

41. Tonight I am: Goofing off. Yay!

42. My birthday is: Past already. I've got a whole year of being 41 ahead of me.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Things I Have Done Before 11AM On A Saturday

  • Washed three loads of laundry.
  • Skipped Kickboxing.
  • Pushed my 3 year old on the tree swing.
  • Dried two loads of laundry.
  • Attempted to wake my 13 year old because his friend, who slept over, was awake. (FAIL)
  • Taken one trip to the dump (bagged leaves from last Fall, ew). Two more to go.
  • Drank a tall glass of Coca-Cola.
  • Check on my 16 year old to assure myself that she was, indeed, in her room.
  • Found her creating her own Anime Comic Book.
  • Chased a squirrel out of my emerging strawberry plants.
  • Twice.
  • Tried to call to the Cardinal in my yard, using the bird call book we have.
  • Made a list of what needs to get done for the rest of the day.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Finally Friday!

My pre-schooler has a fever, sinus infection and croup.

My 13 year old has a cough that would wake the dead.

I'm home from work today.

Not a bad thing.


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Paying Tribute

I was getting some lunch today and as I was walking up to the establishment I noticed this woman in front me.

She was dressed in army fatigues. It was at least 65 degrees out and here she was, covered head to toe, completely with regulation uniform, boots and patches on her sleeve.

I wanted to say something to her. And as I stared at the back of head, noticing the tidy little bun that she had bobby-pinned her hair into, I found I couldn't think of anything to say.

Instead I just stared.

She ordered this full sized chicken sandwich and got just a bottle of water to go with it. As I watched all this ... I was thinking about this woman's mother (she couldn't have been more than twenty two, if that) and how she felt when her daughter told her she was going into the Army. A sense of pride maybe?

And then I thought about my own children. My daughter, who is High School now, tells me that the recruiters for all the armed services are in the lunchroom every day. This could easily be her.

It's a good thing, what these young kids are doing to support our "free" country. I cannot even imagine the scars that some of them bare from their first tour out.

I guess I just wanted to thank her, for her willingness to do her part. And maybe next time I will find those words and I will be able to say them.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I have not always been a big fan of my husband's guitar playing. Shocking, I know. I actually struggled with it in the beginning years of our relationship. We lived in a teeny tiny apartment. He was a few years into playing when I met him, but Slash, he was not. I used to think he'd turn his amplifier up, just to annoy me (you know because back then, it was only about me ... heh).

What he did do was practice. Playing parts of songs, over and over, caught up in his own world. While I, woman who cannot even drowned out a restaurant conversation that is happening at the next table, listened to every. single. note.

I found no comfort in his playing, if anything I found it annoying. Then he decided to try and add singing along with the guitar playing.

And as God is my witness, I became incredibly embarrassed for him. I have no other way to explain it. I couldn't keep a straight face anytime I heard him singing. I actually wanted to hide my head under a pillow. I thought that my feeling like that was horribly wrong. It's not like he has ever been Idiol gone bad, he actually has always sung decently. It was really me that couldn't get past it. Turning red was my silent tribute to his singing.

I met a girl years ago, that my husband used to play guitar with her boyfriend, and she said the very same thing to me, all on her own one day. And I figured it was normal (course maybe now, it was more like we were both freaks, but hey, work with me here). He continued to practice, sing and play any chance he got and I? Got past the embarrassment of it.

Only took me fourteen years or so. Not bad right? Hey, I never claimed I was perfect. I have a hard time handling many things ... I just hide it well.

The more people my husband plays for, the more feedback I hear about how much they enjoy hearing him play. And as he gets more and more (and years) of practice under his belt, he reaches a comfort level in really letting go and feeling the song he is singing.

For about five years now, he has had a band of one sort or another. Sometimes it was just a drummer and a base player and sometimes it's those two AND another lead guitar but regardless of who he is playing with, one thing is very clear to me ...

He is more dedicated than any of them combined. And if I take the time to look back, at his practice over the years, I can see why. He watches. He takes it all in. He dissects sections of song to learn, he puts in the necessary time to be successful.

Now, I normally avoid Wednesday night band practice like the plague. So what if I pass up an opportunity for a live band performance every Wednesday night. I've got some nice quiet, alone time waiting for me in my bedroom for a good two hours.

Except tonight, I changed it up. Tonight, I went out and I listened and I watched. And instead of passing judgment or being embarrassed or any of that, I took a good long look at the musician my husband has become.

He's earned it. He has become an excellent performer. The whole package. And while I can't say that I plan on sitting through every band practice. I might sit through more of them that I ever used to.

Accepting an important part of someone else, is a huge step and it only took me eighteen years to do it.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

One Long Day

I have zero to write about.

Other than, today ranks right up there with the longest day ever.

Monday, April 5, 2010

I Did It For The Sweatshirt Really ...

I borrowed another Mom's pass and went into the Anime Convention. I have to say, this year I wasn't as impressed by the hoards of people in various states of dress. Wait, I think already said that ... or implied it.

What I did like, was something one of the Mom's had done. She signed up for this. They gave her some goodies in exchange for six cheek swabs.

You know how sometimes in life ... you feel compelled to do something. Can't explain why. You just know, deep inside of you, that its the right thing.

I felt that way when she was telling me about it. So on Day #2, with a pass bearing the name "Betty" (not her real name but we sure did tease her about it) I went over to the kiosk and took an application.

As I answered the basic questions easily. The family history part? I can't answer at all. I left it blank. I turned in my semi-complete application and within minutes a young guy sat with me to review it.

"So you have no family history?"

"That's right."

"You are adopted?"

"I am."

"And you don't even know your origin?"

"Does Adam & Eve count?"

"~laughs~ ~leans in toward me~ Seriously? You have no idea what origin you are even?"

"Mine was not an open adoption. I don't even have an original birth certificate, only certification from the Town Clerk that I was indeed born on that date."



"Well, make something up then."

"Er ... okay." "German."

"Sounds good to me."

It was sort of surreal the whole conversation. It takes me by surprise when people honestly don't understand how I can have no idea about that part of my life and be okay with it. But I am, okay with it.

Anyway, I did my cheek swabbed, got some goodies too and was on my way in under ten minutes. And since the day I did that, I have a nagging feeling, intuition, dejavu that I will be a match for someone.

We shall see.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sunday Stealing: The 35 Questions x2 MeMe: Part II

36. If you suddenly became single or are single, do you think you could last in a relationship for 12 months or more? I think if I suddenly became single, I'd stay single for awhile. What I mean is, I wouldn't be in any hurry to get back into it.

37. Do you forgive or forget? In all honestly ... I have a hard time with both.

38. Do you trust people? Not like I used to, that is for sure.

39. What are you not looking forward to? You know my first thought was to write LIFE. But that's silly, I'm already in it. I'm not looking forward to taking my three year old to the dentist on Wednesday. She has a cavity in her mouth that is so big, it's eaten half of her tooth.

40. Do you get mad easily? I get annoyed easily is that the same thing?

41. Tell us about the last time you were told you that you have pretty eyes. I can't recall. I hear more about how big my eyes are, than how pretty they are.

42. Do you have strange dreams? Heck yeah and they seem oddly familiar too.

43. Ever licked someone's cheek or forehead? Yes I have, also does smearing boogies count? Because I've done that too. (not on purpose ... SHEESH!)

44. Tell us about the last time you fell asleep in someones arms. That'd be private and it's a wonderful thing.

45. When did you last play a game? I played Lucky Ducks recently and won.

46. What do you have on you at all times? Lip balm.

47. Do you go out in public without getting all dressed up? Yes and that is when I see the most people I know. You would think I'd of learned that by now.

48. Do you like fruity or minty gum? I like both. HEEHEE.

49. Favorite musician or group? I'm a closet Journey fan. These days I like Kings of Leon and Sick Puppies.

50. Do you like anyone? Yes?

51. Favorite computer game? SIMS 3 World Adventure.

52. First album you ever went and bought with your own money? Rush.

53. Think back five months ago, were you single? Nope.

54. Do you believe in celebrating anniversaries? The idea is that celebrate everyday but who doesn't like getting sparkly things for the occasion?

55. Do you think someone is thinking about you right now? Well, I suppose.

56. Last thing you bought? Pasta Salad, chips, frozen burgers and a baby bottle pop (which ruined someone's dinner, btw.)

57. Are you a jealous person? Yes. (I don't feel this requires any explanation.)

58. Does it take a lot to make you cry? Nope. I cry wicked easy.

59. Do you have a friend of the opposite sex you can talk to? Talk to ... ? Like a girlfriend? No. But there are a few guys at my work I can have conversations with.

60. Have you ever had your heart-broken? Yes. Haven't we all?

61. Have you ever done something while drunk that you still cannot believe you did? Ahhh yes, I called some fat. Indirectly. It still embarrasses me to this very day when I think about it.

62. Is there anyone you secretly wish you could be spending your time with right now? No. I'm LOYAL.

63. Do you text? Like a junkie. Pity for someone at my age ...

64. Do you wish someone would call or text you right now? Don't tempt me.

65. Is your life anything like it was a year ago? It's different now because there is way less money to spend and more bills to pay. Shoe string budget ... I believe is the term.

66. Go back one year on your blog. Leave us a link to your favorite post. This requires too much effort on my part. Sorry.

67. You can only drink ONE liquid for the rest of your life, what is it? Coca-Cola (the real thing!)

68. Tell us about someone that you have lost contact with someone you wish you didn't. My pen pal from grade school. She was French and we met while I was on a family vacation in New York (Lake George), she was with her Mom. We exchanged addresses and wrote to each other for years. For my 18th graduation my parents gave me a plane ticket to France and I spent an entire month with them. I lost touch with her almost 18 years go and it still makes me sad when I think about it.

69. What is the last thing you said out loud? Ouch.

70. Will this year be better than last? This year has sucked so far. I am not comparing it to anything.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Abbreviated, Part II

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Add, a three year old, carriage and SNACKS.

Friday, April 2, 2010


The ride into the city on the train was just chock FULL of excitement.

You would have never known it was Good Friday.

Did I mention the excitement?

The line into the convention was loooooooong. I saw a few parents that had the same bored look in their eye (I hope I looked a little more excited than they did!). It was interesting to see this role playing take place around me. One person behind me reached through us all and tapped someone on the other side (picture us among a maze of ropes, ropes that weave you back and forth until you get to the front) who turned around ... called the other person by their "role" name and proceeded to have the weirdest conversation you could imagine. Then it would end. And they'd step back into line ... eventually we'd move forward a little bit. It took me a few seconds to catch on that they really didn't "know" each other.

I got my boy hooked up with his weekend ID. (pssst. he really didn't need me but I wasn't about to wait by myself)

Before you could say tiddlywinks my kids were gone. Cell phones charged. Money in their pockets. Buh-bye.

My friend and I (a mom of my daughter's friend) sat on the bench in this giant expensive mall and watched hundreds of different people walk by, in various sorts of costumes. Such as ...

Boulder-like man guy carrying a big weapon.
Orange Mouse Thing
Glamorous Geisha
Guys dressed up as female characters - I saw one guy completely pull it off, he had the matching dress, tights, hat and shoes, fit to a T, others were large fat boys in mini skirts and horrible fake wigs.
Hello Kitty
Giant Mouse carrying a Machine Gun

I got no pictures of any of it this year. I was going to lie and say I forgot my camera but honestly? I just wasn't in the mood. I did get a cell phone picture of my kids in their costume but that was. it. sorry.

I spent the rest of the time eating overpriced food and looking at the prices on items that I will never, ever own. The train ride home? Looooooooooooooooooooooooong.

The end.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Well, it's that time of year again.

This convention is in Town. And we are going tomorrow. Taking the train, riding the "T" and I'll be hanging out in the nearby mall, reading my book.

My kids are incredibly excited. I plan on taking pictures.

It's suppose to be in the high 60's tomorrow, possibly 80's on Saturday.

I can't wait to walk around in the sunshine.