Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tree Down, Sick Baby, eWork

I took the tree down yesterday.

We don't always take it down so soon, but yesterday I was cleaning and organizing and taking out trash all freakin day and it just didn't seem like anything was getting done!  I needed something that I could point out to myself to feel accomplished.  So... down came the tree.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Day After

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had wonderful Christmases with your families.  I know we sure did!  Eric took a stand this year and made everyone come to OUR house and... they did!  It was wonderful.  Even though our apartment is tiny we made it work.

The boys got... everything known to man, it seems.  I still don't have a complete inventory, just one of the many things I get to do on the day after every year.  Cleaning, organizing, and throwing away are on my list this morning.  I'm sure many of you are going through the same routine! 

So I just wanted to say hi now because it could be years before I get my house all sorted! 

Saturday, December 22, 2012



Friday, December 21, 2012

Who Was Your First?

Don't get your panties in a twist, I'm not asking about *that* first!  Who was your first favorite band/singer?  What was your first favorite song?  Do you remember?  I listened to a lot of music with my mom in the late 80s/early 90s.  I liked my mom's music a lot when I was little, and a lot of it I still really love (take Madonna, for example.  Loved her music back then, but not her new stuff).  It wasn't until I was 10 when I really found my own favorite band.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Most Real Things...

So, Matt is in 1st grade and already he's getting teased by a few girls for believing in Santa Clause.  Already?  What happens in theses houses that the magic has been extinguished so soon?  These aren't kids whose households just don't celebrate in that way.  These are kids that say their moms & dads bring them presents "from Santa."  Maybe they have older siblings who've ruined it for them.  Maybe they overheard a conversation between two adults.  Who knows what happened?  I actually feel bad for those little girls.

Matthew still believes.  His faith hasn't been shaken.  He can't fathom how those girls don't believe.  And that is SUCH a relief to me.  I hope he believes for the next five years.  I hope he believes for the rest of his life!  I have all kinds of excuses waiting in the wings in case the questions start getting more pointed.  I want him to believe as long as possible!  There's a part of ME that still believes!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

An Alternative to Instagram (Updated)

Have you heard the news?  Instagram's new TOS give them the right to distribute and/or sell any of your public photos!  Because of this I and a lot of my Facebook friends will be deleting our accounts before January 16th, when the new Terms go into effect.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Back in Action

My last post was all the way back in September! We lost our internet connection because the neighbor who was letting us use his wifi moved. At the time we couldn't justify the monthly expense. Now, finally, we've got our own internet set up. And cable. Thank God for cable!

So what have we been up to? Getting ready for Christmas, of course! The tree is up, the shopping is mostly done, and our scout elf has been keeping the kids entertained ;)

Eric has been working himself ragged, putting in 70+ hour weeks at his job. The kids barely see him except for Saturdays, when he's off. I thought he'd be coming home cranky, but he's really just too tired to be in a bad mood. I can't wait for Christmas to be over so we can see him.

Matt's been doing well in school, Lucas is... well he's almost three, so... you know how it is.

I'm down to working just one day at Kohl's. When Eric has Sundays off again I think I'm going to wait at least two weeks before I tell them I can work Sundays again. I just think we need to spend some time all together as a family.

So, that's the quick update. More soon :)