Sunday, March 29, 2015


Victoria is doing Raz kids ( a great reading program) on the IPad. Benny is boycotting a nap.  Both a squeezed into my lap.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Night Leftovers

Today is the first day of SPRING!  It is gray and 41 F right now.  It is supposed to reach 54 F, but not until this evening.  Monday is only going to be 39 F.   I guess I can wash the snow pants and boots and but them away, right?

I have been working my way through L.A. Law.  What a great show!  I watched it more than (gulp) 20 years ago.  It's very 1980's, complete with big hair, shoulder pads, and ringing phones.  Harry Hamlin was hoottt! 

I don't know if I've written about it, but V still is waking us up early and telling us she is afraid of the dark.  Despite nightlights and the fact that we are mere feet away.  I can't take anymore of it.  We've tried bribery, threats, talks, etc.  Nothing is working.  We even told her she could see the new Cinderella movie if she stayed in bed.  No, not working.  We won't let her get in our bed, but it still is not working.  Benny is also up sometimes and now is free to roam around.  At least if we put up the baby gate at the top of stairs, keep it dark, he will get the message and put himself back to bed. 

My family is driving me crazy.  So much drama.  You think living a four hour drive away would help them to leave me out of it!  I have so much to deal with here right now.  I'm crazy busy, but that doesn't stop them.

P made me a gluten free fish fry about three weeks ago.  I can't stop thinking about it; it was amazing.  Food in general I think about all day long. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015


A post about me.  Today is a big day for me.  I have now lost 80 lbs since 1999.  I am not brave enough to post a before picture. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Lost tooth

Guess who lost her 1st tooth!  Did you know the going rate for the tooth fairy is $4?  She received $5 in an envelope with a note I wrote in flowery handwriting.  It was so exciting for her!  Last week we went to the dentist and he took a panoramic x-Ray which showed Victoria inherited her dad's teeth!  No genetic mutation teeth.  Thrilled about this!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Paul usually gets the kids ready in the morning and drops them off so I can get to work.  If I had to do this and pick up too, I think the stress would do me in.  Benny has been such a fussy, Groucho in the mornings.  Crying, whining, tantrums.  I listen to it as I am packing up to leave.  After some milk and Max and Ruby, he is always better.  He can be smiley.

Monday, February 23, 2015

100 days of school

I downloaded blogger for my phone! Maybe I will be able to post more?  Apparently 100 day collections are very popular projects in early elementary school, a way to celebrate 100 days of school.  We were assigned to find 100 objects around our house and display them in a unique and creative way.  They also needed to be countable by 10's.  We had no shortage of pennies, so this is what we decided on.  I made V do all the counting and lettering.  I did help with gluing.  Unfortunately when thr poster board bent, pennies would fall off.  I fixed his by adding clear packing tape across the pizza part.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Store cuteness

It’s been crazy snowy around here – thus no school for two days. Monday our daycare also was closed for the first time in 18 years. Today it was open, so P dropped Benny off on his way to work. I worked at home with V for the morning, then we switched and I went in for the afternoon. We were out of fruit and vegetables, so I picked up Benny after daycare and just he and I went to the store. I love one on one time with each child so much. He was delightful. He wanted to ride in the cart. He loved the free samples. “Hmmm, dEE licious”. “What’s that?” was uttered approximately 30 times. I dropped something on the floor – “uh-oh, spaghetti-o’s”. “Mama, buy that!”. “pizza mama, pizza!” I’ll treasure this age always. It’s the best.