Yesterday was my last day of vacation staycation off. I just don't know what to call it. It's probably no secret that a vacation with two kids 3 and under is hardly restful, so while calling it a vacation is wrong, even the "-cation" part of staycation just rubs me the wrong way. Here are some handy reminders that I may need to review when planning our next trip to ensure sanity next time around: If at all possible, avoid making the first day of your time off a 19 hour day of packing, … [Read more...] about Vacation recap
As I mentioned a couple of days ago, every year I reach my breaking point. When I am just completely out of patience with the heat. By mid to late September every year I find myself thinking "Where in the HELL has summer gone?" as darkness falls earlier every day. But then I quickly realize "Oh wait. It was here." It's just that what I think of as summer - a season designed to spend as much time outdoors as possible - stopped by here way back in February or March. Then it just gets too hot to … [Read more...] about So That’s Where Summer’s Been: Indoors with the Rest of Us
Baby & I went for our nightly walk around the 'hood last night and, when we got to the park about 7:00, we stopped for a few minutes to watch a girls' soccer team practice. This morning, we just got back from our morning walk around the 'hood and found the exact same soccer team practicing. 13 hours+ later. Same uniforms, same mom cars, same coaches. Wow that is one long practice! … [Read more...] about Intense Competition For Such a Young Age
I used to spend my lunch hour going for walks. I no longer am afforded that luxury because, unless I want to stay 10 hours a day (and I don't!), I gotta use all my break time for pumping. But today I had to run across campus for something, and it is a spectacularly beautiful day. It may be February elsewhere, but right now it's a blissful 75 degrees and sunny here. That's not what I'm here to talk about, though. I would've had to forge across campus even if it were cloudy and a brisk 65. In my … [Read more...] about What is this ‘window’?
I am exhausted. Despite baby sleeping longer and longer at night, I am about to face plant into my keyboard. Baby is super alert during the day, which is not necessarily new or tiring in and of itself, but she also requires something NEW. Every. 10. Minutes. That toy? I've played with it before. That cute baby in the mirror? What, like I've never seen my reflection before? That book? I've CHEWED IT ALREADY. WHAT ELSE YOU GOT? One of the few activities that distracts her from the same old, … [Read more...] about Walk. Repeat.
Is it wrong that what bothers me about what I found on my morning walk is the poor grammar? … [Read more...] about Unfiltered Thoughts: Poor Grammar