What I’m Doing on My Spring Break, Part 1

The kids and I made a list of all the things we want to accomplish over Spring Break, and it looks like I’m already setting them up for disappointment. It’s Day 3 and we’ve only marked one thing off the list. I’ve done a lot of painting and they’ve done a lot of going over […]

MEAT Here.

The mister and I don’t get out much. The combination of work, gym, homework management, hobbies, children, cooking and housework kinda takes the wind out of our sails come Friday night if you know what I’m sayin’. But last weekend, we kicked off my spring break with dinner out in the big city. I threw […]

Girl Gone Wild

I haven’t had Spring Break since I was in junior high. In high school, I worked full-time at Puppy Love dog grooming to earn money for my horse habit. In college, I had that work study job in the Psychological Services department making posters for support groups. Every year spring break rolls around and my […]

List: St. Patrick’s Day

I’m wearing green today. I wear green every day because my wedding ring is an emerald. I have been listening to The Chieftains all morning. My St. Patrick’s Day playlist includes The Chieftains, The Corrs, Sinead O’Connor and The Cranberries, among others. I will not make corned beef and cabbage tonight. I don’t drink beer, […]

Calm

I was home with a sick kid today. It’s different being home with a sick kid than it is when they’re not sick. When they’re sick with a fever, they’re quiet, and calm, and sometimes even less demanding. They want to snuggle. All. Day. Problem is, even when I stay home to “snuggle” there’s always […]