I feel helpless. I hate that feeling. Since I hurt my foot and broke my toe last week, my mobility has been severely limited. I hate it. The best way for my foot to heal is to rest it. So, I do. And as I do, I look around the house at a million things that need to get done, unable to tackle most of them because I’m on crutches. My husband, Chris, has been amazing through all of this. He’s made every meal. He’s done all the laundry. For the first few days, he even got up to dress
I’m part of a group on Facebook. A group of fabulous bloggers. These Bloppies, as we call ourselves, inspire with their talent. They help me stay motivated to write, even on days when I’m not “feeling it.” This group pushes me to be a better blogger, a better writer. Many of these bloggers have likely been read by many of you, my readers. They have had their writing and blog posts featured on the Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, In the Powder Room, and other places. Seeing what they have done inspires me to do more. Because of them, I’m seeking
The week I was without my computer proved to be a busy one. It was a week where my parents came for a visit, Ginny celebrated her 3rd birthday, and we spent a day with family on Easter! A lot to do and a lot to blog about, but I didn’t blog about it. I was missing my computer, as I described earlier in the week in Overheated. I guess things happen, and that is just a part of life. Instead of writing a lot about that busy week, I figured I would share that time in pictures as well
I had a pleasant enough week. It was fairly quiet and uneventful. I got some Christmas baking done; making oatmeal raisin, oatmeal chocolate chip. and white chocolate macadamia nut cookies plus divinity. My husband was on overnight shifts all week. I hate those shifts. They are a necessary evil, but I never sleep well when DH is on these shifts. The nice feature to these shifts is he is home during the day. On Wednesday we took advantage of that fact. We went shopping to get Toddler #1 some new boots. She was very excited! Then we had lunch at Chili’s as part
Wow! We are fully in November now, heading full steam ahead to Thanksgiving! I love Thanksgiving. To me, Thanksgiving is all about spending time with family. This year, for the first time since I got married four years ago, I will be going to spend Thanksgiving with my family. We don’t leave for another couple of weeks, but I can’t wait! I’m getting very excited at the prospect of spending time with my parents, my niece and nephew, my sister and BIL, and my aunt and uncle. It has been a long time. I’ve missed that familial energy. My parents
It has been another busy week. Not in the same way as last week, but busy nonetheless. I’ve been working on this blog and my genealogy blog. I’ve been doing genealogy research for the first time in over a year. Genealogy is a bit like crack for me. If I get started, I get obsessed and won’t let it go. Sometimes it is better not to start when I know that the time isn’t available. I don’t know why I figure time is suddenly available (it isn’t), but I’ve missed working on my family tree. I’ve missed it a lot.
This past week was a busy one! My family had a lot going on and a lot of preparation for my baby’s first birthday celebration (2 weeks early, but who’s counting?). I recently became an active member of the local chapter of MOMs Club International. There were a couple of activities I participated in this week. Monday morning we went to Ergadoozy, a local indoor activity center for kids. We spent over an hour there playing and “socializing”. (Okay, I socialized, my girls played.) Then Wednesday night, I had my first EVER moms’ night out. It was a painting party.