Wednesday, June 30, 2010 of those weeks...

I found a pill.
A self-medicating pill.
How many can I take in a day?

Child A still on crutches
Child B still sporting dry ringy patches that will stick around for 30 days
Child C still blotchy, yet no longer contagious
Dog A still making messes
Dog B joining in
Cat A moved onto mice (thank you neighbors)
Cat B has tapeworms
Mommy A has restless leg syndrome
extreme heartburn (will baby have hair or no hair?)
gestational diabetes
placenta previa
and, oh yeah, a very long "to-do" list
Daddy A is MIA (lucky man!)
Nanny still on vacation (hopefully, not permanently!)
Maid still inconsistent this week... what day are you coming??
Contractor still cannot remember who we are
Lawn guy still late (the rain... he's forgiven)
Dishwasher has same vile smell as washing machine (coincidence?)
Compost pile still wilting and maggoting

So far, I have taken 3 tablets to start the day!

Friday, June 25, 2010

lemons sometimes don't make lemonade

You know when you are going to have "one of those days" when ...
the day begins in the wrong direction:

* like when one child SPRAINS an ankle and the morning is spent waiting for XRAYS

* like another child is diagnosed with RINGWORM

* and yet another child is diagnosed with FIFTHs DISEASE

* so who will take care of the 5th DISEASE'd child because a Pregnant Woman should not be in their company ??

* the dog vomitted GRASS and CAKE at the back door and front door

* a cat brought in, yet, another SNAKE

* the washing machine smells vile

* the compost pile is molding

* Mommy NEEDS a NAP!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Try on a Refreshing Drink this HOT Summer!


1 scoop of Raspberry Sherbet
1 scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream
Fill with 7-UP

PS  Alcohol optional according to your individual tastebuds.
PPS  Sans alcohol for the little people!

Monday, June 21, 2010

It's Raining!

Leave those umbrellas at home.
The humidity is rising.
The temperatures are getting high.

It's raining BEACHBALLS, Hallelujah!
It's raining BEACHBALLS!

We are going to go outside and get ourselves soaking wet.
We pumped up enough beachballs to last all summer long.
Our pool resembles a Jimmy Buffett concert in Margaritaville!

The colorful beachballs are just what this neighborhood needs.
Along with Patriotic flags donning the sidewalk from Memorial Day to the 4th of July.

Happy First Day of Summer to All! 

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Daddy's Day!

To all the Fathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, Brothers, and Men in our lives ...

Happy Father's Day!

We give thanks to you for being the best role models.

PS  the Big Bobber Cooler can be purchased at "Bed, Bath, and Beyond".

Thursday, June 17, 2010

twinkle twinkle

There are little fireflies that light up our front yard every night.
We spray ourselves with 'OFF',
The girls grab the nets,
And an empty jar with holes in the lid.

We stand watch on the front porch,
waiting to spot the first firefly near the oak trees.

Firefly Light
Firefly Bright
The first Firefly I see tonight
I wish I may, I wish I might
Have the wish, I wish tonight

We catch fireflies and place them in our jar.
The release of the fireflies occurs in the backyard,
so that our yard becomes full of twinkling lights.
The release of fireflies is like watching 'fireworks'.
The fireflies fly up into the night sky,
releasing their TWINKLE.
We make our wishes!
We hope your firefly wishes come true, too!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

another blog's giveaway

Check out for a giveaway from "Tiny Looks Kids Boutique".  Follow the directions at "All the Mommies" to enter for this Fabulous Giveaway!  Good Luck!!

Check out the adorable merchandise from "Tiny Looks" at

Adorable Green Paisley Dress!

Very clever and beautiful carseat cover!

wee tennis

Feeling overly confident and athletic since my LASIK surgery ...
surely, I have the BEST eye-to-hand coordination NOW.
LASIK not only fixed my eyesight, it fixed my ability to play TENNIS. 

I went to the club and signed up for TENNIS LESSONS. 
Lessons before ambitious Team.
Team of attractive, tanned, leg-toned, club women.

After registration, I quickly drove to the "athletic boutique",
which specializes in outfitting the "perfect" tennis player.
I walked out with some very cute tennis skirts.

And the coach was extremely patient.

SECOND LESSON:  I still suck.
And the coach was helpful but awed.

THIRD LESSON:  I really suck.
And the coach offered to refund my "tuition" IF I never returned.

FOURTH LESSON:  I really really suck.
I picked up my refund.
And I now JUST wear the tennis outfits. 
Keep the racket in my car.
And use the tennis balls as STOP indicators in the garage.

Wii Tennis came into my life.
I don my tennis outfits.
I attempt to play tennis with my Wii remote.
After each attempted Wii Tennis Game,
I receive the "polite, or not so polite"

Monday, June 14, 2010

desperate housewife?

IF I decided to UNPLUG all the technology in our home,
THEN I may be the perfect housewife.
For somebody.
For anybody?

Does sitting at the table
with a glass of soda
and a glass of wine
and a glass of water
and a platter of lemon bars
and a book of crosswords
and sudoku
and Soap Digest
and a smut novel
count as being
"The Perfect Housewife"?

Not desperate.
Not perfect.
Not ordinary.
Just housewife.

Monday, June 7, 2010

cats for sale

actually, you would return them because they are on the high maintenance end of felineness.  and I would not put any unsuspecting victim through the rigamarole that we endure on a daily basis --
cats for rental ...
guaranteed to catch any critter that needs capturing in your home or yard
guaranteed to eat uninvited insects
guaranteed to be low maintenance for a short amount of time
guaranteed to perform properly and adequately
guaranteed to return to our home

ps... don't let their adoring furry feline faces deceive you
pps... the tennis ball is for me.  and parking.  and a guarantee that I stop. 

Saturday, June 5, 2010

torrential downpour

there is nothing like a good rain at the end of the day.  especially when you want the sky to turn a little darker for the benefit of sleep time.  as every mommy and daddy knows, putting the children to bed "on time" in the summer is rather difficult -- nearly impossible.  how can they go to bed when there is still two more hours of day light? 

Thursday, June 3, 2010


A photo recap of my baby's 2nd birthday party.  I love decorating and celebrating for birthdays and holidays.  I am passing on that love to my girls.  Because darling daughter #1 took it upon herself to design, create and decorate for her little sister.  Now that is "Sister Love" !  At least for the first 12 hours of the day, because by 8:00 pm they were very "tired" ... probably, of each other. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


My baby turns two today.  I do not know where the last 729 days have disappeared.  AND ... this is big ... she is potty trained.  Yes, she has been potty trained since she was 21 months old.  I did not have to do anything to accomplish this great FEAT.  She did it on her own.  No pullups.  No little potties to clean out.  No bribing.  No begging.  Nothing.  I am so proud of her.

Happy 2nd Birthday, Petra!!

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party photos to follow...

Until then... here are some photos of the butterflies that the girls hatched from caterpillars: