Thursday, June 27, 2013

Letting Him Go

So I just realized that I only have a week left with Matthew home!  He'll be leaving on the 5th for his almost 5 week trip to Florida.  Now, for the last 8 days Lucas and I will also be down there.  Even Eric is coming this year but unfortunately he can only stay for four days.

I know he'll have a ton of fun, but I'm still having trouble letting him go.  Again.  Last year we went down to visit my mom for a week and lucky Matthew stayed for an additional two weeks before my mom brought him home.  This year she's bringing him down first and we'll bring him home.

I feel like I'm missing his entire summer vacation, but really what can I offer him?  Mima has a pool, a dog, chickens, an RV park on a lake where he can fish and boat.  A basketball hoop in the driveway.  She even found a bike for him at a yard sale because he was upset about not being able to bring his bike down there.  In the meantime, I'll be adjusting to a vastly different work schedule than we're all used to; I'll probably be too tired to do much of anything with poor Lucas this summer.

And I know he'll be well cared for!  I have no concerns in that department at all.  I'll just miss him!  And Lucas will miss him!  And daddy will miss him!  And he'll be too busy to even call us more than twice a week. 


Tuesday, June 25, 2013


I'm already falling behind on posting.. I don't mean to, but I feel pulled in so many different directions.  I have the blog, promoting my husband's new business, Obssessities, I own a group on Cafemom and admin for two others and trying to keep them active takes a bunch of time.. plus, you know, it's SUMMER!  The weather is gorgeous and we're spending a lot of time outside so.. that cuts my day in half also.

So I apologize.

On another note, I took the boys to the Dr today.  I got some phone numbers for taking Matthew to a psychiatrist for a.. maybe ADHD diagnoses and got the Dr to tell me which ones would be more med-free friendly if it came down to it.  Lucas is definitely knock kneed.  When he puts his feet together his knees are in each other's way.  Also, we might start trying some lactate free milk for him, as sometimes he gets a slight bellyache after having breakfast (cereal with milk) or yogurt, or sometimes even ice cream.

Other than that, I have two healthy boys who are begging to get back outside!

Friday, June 21, 2013


So my husband has always wanted to start his own business.  When we first started dating we talked about opening a store together.. a party store!  We were going to name it Celebrations and it was going to be the best damn party store in the world!  Well...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Renaissance Fair

Way back when I was just the mother of one!

Even more freaky!
Of course there had to be a juggler juggling fire and balancing on a ball!
This guy didn't really belong, but he was cool.  And TALL.. my mom is NOT a short woman and he's towering over her!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Guess Who's Getting a Raise

So the other day I was talking about being considered for a supervisory position at my job.  Saturday morning I talked to my store manager and the overnight manager about it.  They'd already decided who they were going to fill the supervisory position with.. and it wasn't me.

But there were TWO positions that I'd applied for!  The other one is still a full time overnight position and I was still very interested in it.  So I had my meeting with the managers and they gave me some very positive feedback.  I left with a strong feeling that I'd be chosen to fill the position.  So, again, this was on Saturday morning.