Fire Pit Finale

I selected this area for the fire pit. My pet project. M2 and Baby K helped me clear out the space so we could make the fire pit area. Baby K and I tilled the ground to ensure no more grass would grow underneath Baby K and I put down the sand before the rocks.... Continue Reading →

Work Backfires

Today my kids learned that sometimes life is also not fair to Mom. Unfortunately they learned it as I tried to eliminate curse words through the tears streaming down my face. Nope it wasn't them this time it was actually work. I explained to the kids at the beginning of the pandemic that sometimes you... Continue Reading →

Learning Skills

Today was one of the worst morning starts ever!!!!! OMG M2 and N going at it over a pair of shoes that M2 said N could borrow that both wanted to wear today. UUUUUGGGGGGGG, the real issue, today we had orientation for their new volunteer job of cat care at the local animal shelter. Both... Continue Reading →

Tag Sale Day 2

I got up early today to have a little alone time and set up my Kindle. M2 came out and wanted to know what she could do to help and I told her that we would haul stuff out in a minute. She went back to bed and then I got the Kindle set up.... Continue Reading →

Tag Sale Day 1

I knew a tag sale would be a lot of work. I knew this because my friends all told me so and I had no reason to think they would lie. I am organized so I thought it would be easier, nope still hard. So here is how it unfolded... The town I live in... Continue Reading →

Re-Evaluating Things

No worries, kids are fine LOL. Recently after a conversation with my counselor I decided I was not really happy. The problem is that some of the things that make me saddest are in fact the very kids I love so much. So my therapist asked me to look at my life and determine what... Continue Reading →

Lunch Dates

Today I had the chance to reconnect with a male friend who I use to date many years ago. We have a long history which includes some dark parts and some sunshine and roses parts. Truth be told, except that he hurt me badly the first time I would probably date him again. I love... Continue Reading →

Gad Awful Rooms

I must admit I am not a neat freak. HOWEVER clutter bothers the bejesus out of me. Enter three teen girls. M1 likes to throw stuff on her floor. She hoards food and I find it in drawers, bins and sometimes under her pillow. M2 throws stuff literally everywhere. She does not hoard food but... Continue Reading →

Workplace Conundrum

I am not sure I write about my job but as of today things got a bit sticky. Let me start by saying I work for a great guy and my cubicle mate and I are super close. Love the team, love the job, the Director....well not everything is sunshine and roses...sigh.... So my boss... Continue Reading →

Serving Others

My kids are a bit self centered. They tend to be a bit self absorbed and often do not think about others first. Well all right they are teens some of this is normal but just to be safe, enter community service. Tonight our church helped serve dinner at a center for individuals with HIV/AIDS... Continue Reading →

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