Monthly Archives October 2011

PTSO Budget Meeting

My job on the PTSO board is as parliamentarian. No, I didn’t know what it was either. It’s my job to read the charter and keep us on track legally and time wise. Yes, I find that extremely funny as well. I can be pretty shy and slow to warm up to a situation, but…
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Mission Completion!

The last couple of weeks, I’ve been in “re-coup” mode. Aside from giving birth, running 13.1 miles and the journey it took to get to the start line was most likely the hardest thing I’ve physically had to do. Not only was my body tired, but I had a lot of catching up to do….
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Easy Ghost Craft

Today, we were all feeling a bit better after being wiped out by some nasty head cold thing, so I spent the day fine-tuning some medical appointments/information for The Older, and then had a meeting with ADT for their oh-relocation-would-have-been-free-but-now-that-your-system-is-out-of-date-you-need-to-pay-with-either-the-balance-left-on-your-credit-card-or-your-first-born-it’s-your-choice meeting. By the time I finished my shift at work following that and picked up…
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The Words No Parent EVER Wants To Hear Their Child Say……

“I don’t want to live anymore. I just want to die.” Those are the exact words my teenager said to me last Thursday. I was heartbroken, scared, angry and of course, confused. She has been doing so well these past few weeks. She’s been so happy. Everyday when I’m making dinner, she rattles on about…
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The Commute

This morning, like every weekday morning, Bob rode his scooter to school and I skip-ran behind him. I never quite catch him but my voice always does. “Careful, Bob! That’s a driveway! Look out for the alley! Careful, Honey! Wait for me at the curb! Doing great! Bob! Bob! Bob! Just look out for that…
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2 sisters

Erin’s been really interested in family relationships lately.  With Allison’s birth and having grandparents and other family in town, it’s been fun trying to help her understand how we’re all related.  Her favorites are her brother and sister though.  lol Yesterday in the car, she announced that she had 2 sisters. I said, “Yes, you…
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Fall Craft for Kids: Tree and Leaf Wall Decoration

Materials: 5 white sheets of Bristol Board pencil paintbrushes brown, red, yellow and orange paint scissors leaf shapes (cut-outs) that are roughly 4-5 inches in height (You can trace real leaves or use printables from the internet) 2 large (12 x 18 inch) sheets of green construction paper 6 large sheets of blue construction paper…
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Some News!!

On Wednesday morning, I got a phone call from my husband at the office. I really hate it when he calls the office phone to tell me something, because in the past it has always been not great news. The last time, I remember him calling me there was to tell me that his grandmother…
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Canning Grape Jelly

This week, I completed my first canning project: grape jelly! It was so much fun, I did it again the next day! I’m pretty excited about this since not only will canning my own fruits, spreads, and butters be so much more affordable than buying them at the store, they also taste better, and I…
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Best

“Did you hear they already canceled the show that premiered on Sunday?” I asked. “After one show? That’s rough,” said Jeff Bob walked into the kitchen, “Mom? They’re canceling Sunday? Can they even do that?” “No, Babe. No one can cancel Sunday.” “That’s good because Sunday is one of my best days.”
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