Archive for March, 2014

After the Bell

Sunday, March 30th, 2014 by by

“Is today the day I’m going to Desmond’s?”

“No Felix, you’re going home.”

“Are you guys coming over?” (more…)



Friday, March 28th, 2014 by by

“Mom? Have you ever had a Sasquatch encounter?”

“Not that I know of. Have you?”

“Not yet.” (more…)

Friday Five: What you don’t need

Friday, March 28th, 2014 by by

Lately I’ve been surrounded by people either getting married or giving birth to their first child.  Watching these events through the eyes of experience makes me realize that sometimes the enormity of life gets in the way from appreciating its simplicity.

With that, here are five things that you DON’T NEED:

1)  A big house.

So many people put “having a big house” as the summit of their goals.   (more…)

Making Puppets in Preschool!!

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 by by

I volunteered to come to Baby Bear’s class and do some crafting.  Baby Bear wanted to make puppets, so we did a little puppet show with some sock puppets and the kids got to make a puppet to take home.



Not A Fan Of OPK…….Other People’s Kids

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 by by

I’m just not. I love my kids, my friends’ kids, but I draw the line there. Most kids annoy me, not all, but most. You see, I never wanted to have kids of my own, but then the teenager happened, and I liked her. Then I turned 30 and Lex happened, and I liked him, too. Then Lola happened, she’s pretty cool, I’ll keep her. But other people’s kids, well, I’d prefer to not get too close. I don’t know why I am this way. I don’t mean to be, I just am. I have a terrible time connecting with my bf’s kids. Doesn’t help that his daughter is terribly jealous of me and acts out every. single. time. she. comes. over! It’s exhausting. His son loves me though and gets my sense of humor. Just like his Dad. :) One out of two ain’t bad. And honestly, if I can be honest here, I really don’t care if she likes me, she doesn’t have to. She just has to obey the rules and behave herself while she’s at our home. That may seem harsh to some people, but that is just the way I am. I’m not mean to OPK, I just keep my distance. Wow….it just dawned on me that I am going to be a terrible grandmother.


Coming Up For Air

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 by by

Whew. That was rough.

My first three weeks back to work are now under my belt.

I shouldn’t say that it was rough — I mean, Baby Girl sleeps through the night and transitioned well at day care, my re-entry to the classroom only had a few small bumps, and I managed to keep up with Spark’s appetite in the pumping department (quite the feat…that girl loves to eat!). It could have been a whole lot rougher!

The biggest difference between going back to work with one kid vs. two kids is that (more…)

Mediterranean Feta and Salmon Stuffed Peppers

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 by by

Feta Salmon Stuffed Peppers
A friend in college made something similar to this for me.  It had dried cherries and tofu.  I wanted to make this with Salmon and it was delicious!  (more…)


Waking Up To the Garbage Truck

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 by by

garbage truck photo: Task 20 - Identify correct vehicle - Garbage truck TASK23Trash-Truck.jpg
I’m not gonna lie…the last couple of days I have felt stretched to my limit.  I may have had a few minor meltdowns.  I may have left a note on the kitchen table informing people that I was going to shut off their phones and close my chauffeuring business if they didn’t start helping me clean up around this joint.  I may have envisioned a few times swerving off my intended kid pickup/drop-off route and high-tailing it to some remote location.  Alone.  With a radio station of my choosing playing the entire time.

Instead I have kept plugging away and increasing my use of under-eye concealer at the same time.  I would dream about (more…)

Places I’ve Pumped #1

Monday, March 17th, 2014 by by

A few weeks ago, B and I took the kids back to Iowa to visit family. We don’t have any grandparents out here in CO, so we decided to take advantage of free babysitters while we were back.

We flew in on Friday and convinced Normie to go to an ISU basketball game with us the next day…and then got her to drive. In the snow. Heh.

Squishy Baby stayed with B’s mom and sister, and Zeb hung out with my parents. I had brought 2 bottles worth of milk on the flight, so we were good to be gone for a good chunk of time.

We had some brews at our old familiar bar, Welch Ave. Station, and then got a warm ride to the colliseum with two nice old guys, Bob and Tom. After halftime (once the beer was out of my system), I headed to the bathroom to pump. I had my battery pack with me and found a nice big stall. It was very clean and I was able to hang my bag near the door of the stall.

Not ideal, but I didn’t want to miss much of the game finding somewhere else.