Monday, July 7, 2014


Well, thank the lord! I gots a job. I start on Monday. I had an interview this morning and within an hour got a phone call with an offer! Yay! 

I need to go shopping! 

After 7 months off, going back to work will be a challenge. Hopefully mr goo will decide to start sleeping all night so I can too. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


I've been reading the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I just recently found out there's going to be a tv series based on the books. Umm yay!!! It makes me wish we had Starz. With a star like this... 

Can you blame me?? Hott! 

Saturday, June 7, 2014


Shoes!! Well, sandals actually. After finally busting through my last pair of old navy cheapies, I didn't have a single pair of easy to wear summer shoes... So I went shopping around the interwebs and here is I what I found.


I must be really into brown this year... And flat... Hmmm

What about you? Any new sandal purchasing this year?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mother's Day

My mother's day was a good one :-)  it started out with mr goo sleeping all night!!! What an awesome gift. He woke up at 6:15, yay! Granted the next few nights have been multiple wake ups but there's some hope, right? (Of course monster was up a couple times that night but one kid sleeping all night is good news to me!)

After everybody got up and were eating breakfast we lounged around watching tv and taking cat naps. JT gave me a gift and card along with a sweet card from the kids. I can't wait to schedule my massage! I'm trying to decide when is the best time, weekday or weekend? 

We had lunch at a local Italian place, went for a nice Sunday afternoon drive and then just spent time together as the 4 of us. It melts my heart thinking of the years to come with my little kiddos growing up.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

A few things

I love my kids, don't get me wrong but between the hours of 9 pm and 6 am, I just can't stand that they're awake. Is it so wrong to give mama a little break? 

Like in the Sheryl Crow song, I've been living on coffee and nicotine only without the nicotine and sub in ALL THE CAFFEINE instead. Will I ever get to sleep more than 4 hours in a row again?

I've been reading again, yay!, and remembered how much I like mystery-murder type stories. James Patterson and JD Robb being two recent authors.

Drove home the other day through torrential downpour. Stupid decision from the one who doesn't like storms. It was like driving through a sheet of never ending water. 

Mother's Day is tomorrow. Excited to spend the day with my husband and kiddos going to lunch and if it's nice, the park/farm zoo near our house. Which reminds me, need to get the grandmothers cards!! 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Day in the life -- Thursday, April 17

Why is this taking so long to put together?!? I swear every time I've sat down to write this post, some one or the other needs something or cries or something!! I've been trying for a week. Anyhoo... here goes nothing.

Today is (was) Thursday April 17, 2014. Monster is 2.5 years old and Goo is 3.5 months old.

12-6 am
Feed baby, crawl back in bed, pray for more sleep x2

6-6:30 am
Feed baby, replace pacifier, hope for more sleep

Wake up, JT overslept, rush to get monster ready, Goo crying too

Monster and dad leave. Play with Goo, change diaper, feed baby, watch tv, feed self. Baby naps, clean bathroom, laundry, feed cats, do dishes, take out garbage and other things I get distracted by like the mail. 

Goo is awake, we play, practice sitting, tummy time, check the weather, schedule a massage (Christmas gift from my mom!), get Easter clothes ready, text JT and Annie, more tv, more playing, feed baby, eat lunch, look for jobs, work on resume. 

Feed baby, talk to JT, drink caribou (yum!), shower, change baby x2, fight baby to sleep, laundry, hold sleeping baby (aww), read blogs, check instagram and twitter, watch twins game, mail time, feed baby more, monster comes home

Not many pictures from this time of day due to screaming children... and frustration. 
Start supper, screaming baby (oy! for an hour!), Monster screams too (not to be left out), Monster takes a late nap, hold the pacifier so baby sleeps..., try to eat supper, watch TV, eat frozen blueberries.

Nana arrives. Jt and I go to yoga. Get home, take out garbage. Monster to bed. Goo to bed. Feed him again, fight sleep again, I read, JT watches hockey game. Fight baby to sleep some more... what is with him today? Finally I crash out and hope that Goo stays asleep. 


Wednesday, April 9, 2014


We went to visit a preschool class this morning with monster. She seemed to have fun playing with all the kids and teachers. It was kind of hard to watch but good at the same time, seeing her with all those other kids around her age.

It was an integrated class where half of the kids had needs, be it language delay or something like that, and half were "normal" kids. I think it's a good idea for monster to be exposed to a regular classroom and regular preschool, and language, hopefully that would help to advance her skills quicker than being in just a special ed class. Though, one day would be just the "special" kids and the other two would be with all the kids.

I can't believe she is so old. It's hard to watch. Probably because she's not walking and talking yet, I don't see her as a big girl but still as my baby.

Along the same lines, we had a contractor come out to give us a bid on building a wheelchair ramp off the back of the house. We'll probably have him do a deck and a new sliding screen door out there too! Very exciting, you know except for the fact that monster needs a wheelchair... I'm hoping she won't need it for much more than transportation to school and back. I'd better start pinning some ideas for the first days of school and for the exterior of the house. Lots of fun updates and work to be done!!!

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