archived mama

 

2017
Feb
02
Moving forward...
“So it has been a very long time since I've written.  Life took a downward ...”
Mar
03
Living the Dream
“I want nothing more than to stay in Hawaii when Corey 's time is up ...”
2015
Dec
02
It's been a year...
“It has been almost a year since I last blogged and so much has changed ...”
30 Days of Lists: Day 1 & 2
“ This list is about all the things that December is for.  What it means, what ...”
03
30 Days of Lists: Day 3
“ Today's list is about spreading cheer.  This is something I am having a hard time ...”
04
30 Days of Lists: Day 4
“ Today's list hits home. I lost both my of my parents this spring within 5 ...”
07
30 Days of Lists: Days 5, 6, & 7
“ My music tastes just might be a bit eclectic...!  The pic is clickable for a ...”
08
30 Days of Lists: Day 8
“ Some of these might be a tad bit unrealistic, but a girl can dream, right?!  ...”
09
30 Days of Lists: Day 9
“ Today's list was hard for me.  If there is anything I am good at, it ...”
10
30 Days of Lists: Day 10
“ Today's list is about books.  Now anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed ...”
11
30 Days of Lists: Day 11
“ I changed today's prompt a little because a lot of the changes that happened in ...”
14
30 Days of Lists: Days 12-14
“ When I still lived in NY, holidays meant everyone came to my house.  Now that ...”
15
30 Days of Lists: Day 15
“ Today's list made me think a bit.  I don't think that most of us really ...”
16
30 Days of Lists: Day 16
“ Today's list is about going places, big and small!  This could have been so much ...”
17
30 Days of Lists: Day 17
“ My favorite things to wear... this list changes wildly from season to season, even day ...”
18
30 Days of Lists: Day 18
“ This list could be so much longer, but I settled for a few of my ...”
21
30 Days of Lists: Days 19-21
“Overrated trends... there are so many!  The pic is clickable for a larger view of ...”
22
30 Days of Lists: Day 22
“ I probably could have gone on and on and on...!  The pic is clickable for ...”
23
30 Days of Lists: Day 23
“ I am hoping that 2016 will be everything that 2015 was not, so my yes ...”
26
30 Days of Lists: Days 24-26
“ This list is a great way to think about how you want to be in ...”
27
30 Days of Lists: Day 27
“ There are so many things to like about this time of year.  The pic is ...”
28
30 Days of Lists: Day 28
“ This is probably NOT the best list for me to do, but maybe it will ...”
29
30 Days of Lists: Day 29
“ Last year's goals were largely an epic fail.  The only one I halfway kept was ...”
30
30 Days of Lists: Day 30
“ Today is the last day of 30 Days of lists for the year!  The highlights ...”
31
30 Days of Lists: Day 31
“Today is a bonus day for 30 Days of lists for the year!  Here's to hoping ...”
2014
Jan
01
Happy New Year!
“For the love of 2014 I don't believe in resolutions.  They are a setup for failure. ...”
07
Reflecting...
“I have been doing a lot of thinking lately about life and relationships, all kinds ...”
08
A down day...
“There is a down side to being reflective.  Memories.  Frustration.  Sadness.  The reminder of how ...”
16
Owning it and accepting it...
“This has been one of those days when I have had moments of being inexplicably ...”
Feb
25
A little R&R...
“I have been neglecting my blog lately, and I should know better.  Even if no ...”
Mar
04
Meh...
“I feel like all I ever blog about is sadness and negativity.  I hate that, ...”
07
Where do you go from here?
“I suck at letting go.  I can also torture myself with the best of them. ...”
10
Saying goodbye...
“This weekend was pretty awful.  We had to say goodbye to our beloved Steer this ...”
Apr
10
Anniversaries and Army life
“I think that Army marriages should have some kind alternative numbering system.  I wrote a ...”
Jun
04
Divine Secrets of the Blah Blah Bloggerhood: 1-7 June
“ (logo linked to this week's page) I wish I knew then... This week's prompt is about the ...”
11
Divine Secrets of the Blah Blah Bloggerhood: 8-14 June
“ (logo linked to this week's page) Prompt:  Five Things You Didn't Know About Me Only five?!  I ...”
19
Divine Secrets of the Blah Blah Bloggerhood: 15-21 June
“ (logo linked to this week's prompts/challenges) Prompt:  Summer Bucket List What are your goals for this Summer? ...”
27
Divine Secrets of the Blah Blah Bloggerhood: 22-28 June
“   (logo linked to this week's prompts/challenges) Prompt:  Places I've Been Have you been somewhere interesting? Do you ...”
Sep
05
Living, Learning, and Feeding the Soul
“Living and Learning I am a big believer in trying to find a silver lining or ...”
10
A little bit of insight...
“I had a homework assignment this week for my Craft and Practice in Creative Writing ...”
16
Trying to get my sh&t together...
“There is so much going on right now that I have no idea which direction ...”
Oct
02
What's really been going on with me...
“So, it has been pretty obvious that there has been some stuff going on with ...”
Dec
03
30 Days of Lists: Day 1-3
“This is my first time doing 30 Days of Lists, and I love it!  It ...”
04
30 Days of Lists: Day 4
“Today's list made me a bit homesick.  Frown  It's all about friends and family, most ...”
05
30 Days of Lists: Day 5
“Today's list was about changes, about reflection.  And this prompt is exactly why I am ...”
08
30 Days of Lists: Days 6-8
“I am playing catch-up today with my weekend lists.  It was a rough weekend and ...”
09
30 Days of Lists: Day 9
“Today's list is all about those people who have influenced us in some way.  It ...”
10
30 Days of Lists: Day 10
“Today's list is about our favorite recipes.  I could have had so many more than ...”
11
30 Days of Lists: Day 11
“Today's list is about having too much to do and not enough time to do ...”
12
30 Days of Lists: Day 12
“Today's list is all about traditions.  Sadly, some of them have fallen by the wayside, ...”
15
30 Days of Lists: Days 13-15
“Playing a little catch-up this Monday morning!  It's been a long weekend of baking and ...”
16
30 Days of Lists: Day 16
“Today's list challenge is about me, the things on my to-do list, the things I saw or heard ...”
17
30 Days of Lists: Day 17
“Today's list is about our desks.  In my house, that is Command Central.  It is ...”
18
30 Days of Lists: Day 18
“Today's list is about those things we want to cross off our list.  Our to-do ...”
19
Taking a step...
“So, I took a big step recently and finally went about sending in some letters and ...”
2013
Jan
11
Why have I been so quiet?
“For days, I have wanted to blog.  I have opened it up almost daily and ...”
13
Adventures in ink...
“Yesterday my eldest went from ink virgin to tatted up.  While I don't see him ...”
15
For the love and wisdom of Mr. Ty
“Blessed by camouflage... There are times when it really strikes home just how much the Army ...”
The Bodhisattva's Vows of Universal Love
“I love these verses... 16. May those who malign me, or harm me, or accuse me ...”
23
The suckiness of change
“I am undeniably fed up with people lately, disturbingly so.  Disturbing because it isn't any ...”
24
Fresh breezes and blooming flowers
“ Kiss The Earth by Thich Nhat Hanh Walk and touch peace every moment. Walk and touch happiness every moment. Each ...”
28
Authenticity and Transformation
“ Transformation is my favorite game and in my experience, anger and frustration are the result ...”
Feb
04
Weekends & Mondays
“ E aloha kekahi i kekahi. (Love one another.) Hawaiian proverb Weekend in the Lady Lair I buried myself in ...”
06
Moments of Clarity
“Disclaimer:  This post is not about political views or anything of the like.  It is simply ...”
14
Growing Up & the Meaning of Love
“ Ty: Mom, I don't ever want to grow up because I can't imagine life without ...”
Mar
07
What a week,... and it is only Thursday!
“I don't even know where to start!  So much in just a short amount of ...”
08
The good and the bad...
“The good... Well, the telling of the children went well!  I told Donovan who responded with ...”
19
When do I get to be excited?
“This pregnancy hasn't been as much fun as I would like it to be.  Unexpected, ...”
Apr
09
Tryin' to get my learnin' on...
“I have never in my life tried so hard to learn something in my life ...”
Sep
05
Changes...
“ The pain and anger of it all... I haven't written in months... I just haven't been ...”
12
Crafty Witch and Pseudo-Hermione
“ The Crafty Witch I spent part of yesterday afternoon updating PDFs for my own crochet designs, ...”
13
Crocheting + Studying = Crudying
“ This is what I do during the REALLY long studying sessions I have every day. ...”
Holy SH*T!
“ That was my reaction upon discovering a piece of news.   The back story... I was talking ...”
19
The Tween Years are going to kill me.
“ I wish I drank.  There are days when I think that a little shot of ...”
23
Not a happy Mama, not a happy post...
“ This week has all the makings to be a pretty craptastic week.  This Saturday was ...”
27
New pattern added...
“ I uploaded a new pattern today to my Ravelry store, also available here on my ...”
Oct
02
I can't count to 300...
“ I am working on a new design that I am tentatiively calling the Desert Shells ...”
04
Sugar Cones... in yarn!
“ I literally just finished the Sugar Cone Skully Hat by Julie of Gleeful Things and ...”
21
Craftiness and non-seafood shells and scallops
“Frankenbeanies and Slouchy Boys I have made the Boy Beanie by Laura Killoran a whole bunch ...”
28
College and Crochet
“A little bit of Hermione... I am truly loving most of my classes this semester!  I ...”
Dec
31
2013 in Review
“ I honestly don't want to remember most of 2013.  It was a year of sadness, ...”
2012
Jun
21
I was so ready to move...
“ I was so ready to move to Arizona this summer, so ready.  After the last ...”
22
Jaded
“Sometimes it just shocks me, how cruel people can be to one another.  And how ...”
25
I've been thinking...
“I have been thinking a lot about negativity lately, and how much of it there ...”
Jul
03
Pipe dreams
“Sometimes I wonder if writing is just a pipe dream.  I feel like I am ...”
13
Changes are afoot!
“We are finally moving, something I was beginning to think would never happen.  We have ...”
19
Journeying...
“ Although I don't think she intended it to be this way, my friend Renee has ...”
20
The challenge of questing...
“ There are days when my quest to destress my life and live with more positivity ...”
22
Letting it go...
“ There is a website out there, Blessing Manifesting, that I love.  Dominee is incredibly inspiring ...”
24
Fluffy bunny psychobabble BS??
“ As is probably clear from my posts lately, I am really on a mission to ...”
25
Gifts & Wishes
“ Today has been one of those days when it would have been all too easy ...”
26
A Balancing Act
“ I discovered a new blog today, Effervescense by Kylie.  Kind of ironic, considering the things I ...”
27
And so the week ends...
“ It's been an enlightening week, full of ups and downs.  It started out with downward ...”
30
Boundaries
“Last Tuesday, I talked about the fabulous journal prompts offered by Dominee of Blessing Manifesting, ...”
31
Unraveling the Knots
“ “You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to ...”
Aug
01
Wishing on a Wednesday!
“ I took a step back since posting yesterday, trying to figure out where to start ...”
02
Making changes
“ I am last priority.  At least, that is the way it has been for a ...”
03
Negativity and Joy!
“ On Wednesday, I wrote a little bit about negativitiy and how I seem to be ...”
08
Chaos, Birthdays, Apologies & Wishes
“A little bit of chaos... We are down to 21 days and a wake up before ...”
09
Where is the line...
“The Serenity Train derailed today, at least partially.  When it crashed, it took with it ...”
10
Dealing with the bad stuff & the wisdom of oracles...
“I have been thinking a lot about the questions I asked of the world in ...”
11
How easy it is to fall...
“The last few weeks have been all about change for me..  It is needed and ...”
14
Letting it all go...
“ That seems to be the theme of my life lately, letting go.  I'm moving, so ...”
15
Wednesday Wishes!
“Craziness.  That is the word of the times.  Moving across the country with three kids, ...”
19
The Stress Spiral
“ &  The past few days have thoroughly tested me, over and over again.  Not falling into ...”
27
When reality slaps you in the face...
“I expected a lot of stressful moments with this move, but not one of them ...”
Sep
12
Inner Journey: Day 1
“As I am sure is apparent from this blog, I love Dominee of Blessing Manifesting! ...”
13
Inner Journey: Day 2
“ Today is Day 2 of the Beautiful Body Acceptance Inner Journey.  Yesterday's exercises kept me thinking, ...”
14
Inner Journey: Day 3
“ Day 3 of the Beautiful Body Acceptance Inner Journey is here, my hardest day yet. Today's daily affiirmation... I ...”
15
Inner Journey: Day 4
“ Today is Day 4 of the Beautiful Body Acceptance Inner Journey with Dominee of Blessing Manifesting!   The ...”
16
Inner Journey: Day 5
“ Day 5 of the Beautiful Body Acceptance Inner Journey with Dominee of Blessing Manifesting!   Today's daily affirmation is ...”
Oct
01
Balancing...
“ I have come to realize that the key to most of the things I need ...”
02
Giving in & Giving up
“This whole positive thing I was going for?  I am pretty much done with it. ...”
04
From the shadows to the light
“ This is the first card I drew from my new deck of oracle cards, the Oracle ...”
05
Crossroads & babies
“ My card of the day scared me a bit today.  But, as in all things ...”
10
The path to enlightenment
“I am not a fluffy bunny girl.   That is just who I am.  I am ...”
11
Fun stuff (and free!)
“Way back in January, I got my first VoxBox from Influenster.  I had never heard ...”
15
Monday Madness
“This has been an illuminating weekend, even if I spent most of it tethered to ...”
17
Making wishes on a Wednesday
“ It's been awhile since I have "wishcast" but today's prompt is a good one, and ...”
24
Wednesday Wishes
“ Today's wish is about saying "yes".  This sounds so very simple, the simple act of ...”
25
VENT WARNING: Don't put me in a box...
“I have always believed in the cliché that you can't judge a book by its ...”
30
Lessons Learned
“Note:  I feel it necessary to remind readers of my disclaimer. Judge not lest ye be ...”
31
Samhain Blessings!
“ My Samhain altar (Click for a larger view in a new window.) Blessed Samhain to all! Samhain (pronounced ...”
Nov
01
One of those days...
“One of my goals for November was to let go of the resentment and anger ...”
02
A little Friday Joy Jamming!
“ I am so glad this week is coming to an end.  Some of it has ...”
06
Faeries in my future
“Today is a big day in my world.  It is registration day for next semester ...”
07
Wishes in the wind
“ Today's wish is about change.  There are a lot of changes that I wish for, big and ...”
Dec
09
Catching up...
“ Time flies... It's been more than a month since I last blogged.  I had been good ...”
2011
Jan
05
Grrrrr,...
“Nothing says loving like being made to feel that I am good for nothing but ...”
06
Can I have some vodka with that?
“It's probably not a good sign when I title my post with alcoholic references before ...”
17
WTH?
“I swear, the total cluelessness that goes on around here is going to make me ...”
26
WARNING: Bitch Fest Ahead
“I haven't blogged much lately, mainly because I seem to have a real lack of ...”
28
The Diva vs. The Menfolk
“Where does it all go wrong?!  Clearly, waking up is my first mistake.  I have ...”
31
Where do you find it?
“Sometimes I think that is the biggest obstacle in my life right now,... the lack ...”
Feb
09
What to do?
“I used to blog religiously, each and every day, but I definately don't anymore.  It ...”
Mar
08
Apnea vs. Kim,... apnea wins.
“I am really hard to keep a positive spin on things, but starting almost every ...”
18
Miniature Dwarf Condos For Sale
“I am pretty sure that dwarves have opened an unauthorized condominuim in my head.  Premium, ...”
Apr
07
The government shutdown,...
“NOTE: Parts of this blog were lated quoted and used in a news report on ...”
08
An open letter to the military haters,...
“This is an open letter to those military haters out there that seem to think ...”
19
Bubble wrap & a muzzle, oh, my!
“I am not entirely sure which of those days this particular day is.  I do ...”
May
02
Bin Laden is dead,...
“Bin Laden is dead.  Some part of me never really thought that would ever happen.  ...”
03
From a friend, a bit of an OBL vent,...
“The following post was not written by me, but by a soldier and a friend, ...”
05
Can't we all just get along,...
“I am so ridiculously sick of being harrassed and threatened and warned, just because of ...”
08
To hell with "Mother's Day",...
“Apparently Mother's Day is just another day to say "screw you" to me.  Not one ...”
11
Snarky, snarky,...
“What is with all the snarkiness on Facebook lately?  I have seen more statuses advertising ...”
30
Conforming to non-conformity,...
“I think trying to remain unique and having my own identity is becoming a neverending ...”
Jun
10
A Stoli & coffee kind of day?
“My "fluffy bunny" happy attitude seems to be AWOL.  Between children and adult drama, I ...”
14
Even a chimp can learn a habit in 3 weeks,...
“But apparently my 9yo cannot.  I'm telling you, it is a battle of wills lately, ...”
16
Water bottles & my lady underpinnings,...!
“It is probably not saying much for yourself when you are so easily defeated by ...”
Jul
06
Hair goo + shower caps = Sexy Mama
“I'm telling you, sometimes it is terribly hard to manage all the sexiness that is ...”
07
Face Plants & a Beast of Terror
“Technically, it's a Thursday.  But I am fairly certain that it is actually a Monday ...”
08
I don't get paid enough for this BS.
“I swear sometimes that I must talk to my children in Swahili.  Or serious issues ...”
15
Abuse & truck repairs = craptasticness
“This week has been what is known as craptastically crappy.  I am pretty sure I ...”
16
Balancing deployment vs. the rest of life,...
“One of the things the sucks the most about deployments, besides the obvious distance, is ...”
20
Bamboo shoots & sadists
“It is almost 2pm and my right eye still feels as if I have been ...”
21
Hobbit homes, pink waders, & snarky Mama
“I really need a cave to run away and make into my new home.  Of ...”
25
At my wit's end,... a rant!
“Clarifying note:  This is not about Soldier Daddy! There are times when the struggle to be ...”
26
A few of my favorite things,...
“I am so drained by all the pain and anger and betrayal running rampant these ...”
Aug
09
Whatever,...
“Blah.  That basically sums up my mood.  About all I ever really feel like doing ...”
15
Seriously?
“What exactly does it take for the importance of a given situation to get through ...”
Sep
11
Remembering,...
“9-11.  It's a day none of us will ever forget.  I remember it as if ...”
Nov
09
Ah, my long lost blog,...
“I am such a bad blogger.  I used to make it a part of my ...”
Dec
09
VENT WARNING: Is this the spirit of the season?
“I just received the most hateful email I think I have ever seen, and it ...”
2010
Jan
01
New Year's 2010
“Happy New Year!  It is 2010, and I can only hope that this year is ...”
04
GRRRRRR,......!
“So we are a few days into the new year, with mixed results.  So much ...”
06
They're gonna make my blonde hair GRAY!
“Clearly I wronged someone in a past life and my sins have come back to ...”
19
Blogstipation
“I have been suffering from massive blogstipation for days, a term coined by my friend ...”
21
The sad truth,...
“Sometimes there are moments when my heart is touched and my faith in humanity is ...”
27
Lost in life,...
“I have barely blogged at all this month, but it certainly isn't for lack of ...”
Mar
25
Am I drowning?
“This is been a pretty sucky week overall, and it isn't even over yet.  I ...”
29
Weekend wrap-up!
“Lady of leisure,... NOT! I spent most of the weekend lounging in bed, which sounds a ...”
Apr
01
Blogging in the sunshine,...
“There is nothing better than sitting outside in the sun with a glass of iced ...”
02
The Army vs. Family
“Where does the time go? Donovan decided on a college last night.  He is a future University ...”
13
9th, 8th, or 3rd Anniversary?! ♥
“I guess it depends on how you look at it!  It is our 9th anniversary ...”
23
Craftastic endeavors ♥
“Now that I have my table back, I have been doing lots of crafty stuff ...”
May
10
Betty White & Mother's Day!
“Mother's Day,... Mother's Day was just about perfect, which was a refreshing change from my normal ...”
12
Botox & Butterflies
“Botox is not for me! I have determined that, no matter how wrinkly I may get, ...”
26
Tales of poo,...
“The last two weeks have been insane and nonstop drama.  Let's see, it all began ...”
27
Thoroughly miserable,...
“I miss blogging every day like I  used to, but it just doesn't happen.  It ...”
31
Taking a stand,...
“Since my last post, I have pretty much dropped trying to put on a happy ...”
Jun
02
How do you let go?! ♥
“How is it possible that I am old enough to be the mother of a ...”
03
A little mold, a little confusion,...
“My head vs. the mold & mildew My head hurts so much at the moment that ...”
04
The Poop Storm of 2010: Adventures in Revulsion
“Setting the scene,... It all began early one morning about 2 weeks ago.  The youngest three ...”
08
Moments & stress
“In just a moment,... It is amazing how much the outcome of a single moment could ...”
Sep
16
Soldier Daddy & his two women,...
“I am pretty sure Soldier Daddy is cheating on me.  With the Army, and that ...”
17
!! WARNING: MILDY DISGUSTING STUFF AHEAD !!
“I love my guys, I really do.  But sometimes they can be disgusting little creatures.  ...”
20
Who am I?
“Sometimes I think being a mother is just about the most frustrating thing to be, ...”
Oct
07
Love me some Jimmy & JT!
“I have had this for a couple days and kept forgetting to share!  I finally ...”
20
“It's only Wednesday and I am ready for the weekend, which is probably NOT a ...”
21
Bus accident
“Pretty scary stuff, since this accident happened just down the road from us.  We live ...”
22
Psychotropic water???
“Judging from my interactions with my children lately, I am pretty sure that the water ...”
23
The first-born is home,...
“But only for the weekend!  We haven't seen him since the day we moved him ...”
Nov
15
Monday came too soon,...
“High school at 40,... It amazes me sometimes how much capacity for high school drama grown ...”
Dec
16
A bad blogger,...
“I have been a bad blogger for the last several months!  I used to blog ...”
2009
Jan
05
Deployment Drama & Blown-up Blogs
“The Drama of Deployment Well, where do I start?! Corey was supposed to deploy for ...”
06
A temper fit of historical proportions!
“I have no idea who or what Ty was channeling last night, but he was ...”
07
Bad timing = no sleep for the Mama
“If there was ever a morning when the Mama could have used some extra sleep, ...”
08
Snow Blues & Testosterone
“Snow Blues I think the snow hates me.  Frown   Or the school district.  Or both.  Or ...”
09
Testosterone Quartet vs. The Mama, plus Obamaness
“And I think I am losing,...! Being a mother of 4 boys ain't all sunshine and ...”
10
Party Central
“My foyer smells like a bar. I am usually pretty laid back when it comes to ...”
12
This, that, & 1 week down,...
“ The countdown begins Well, Week 1 of the deployment is now over.  He is in Afghanistan, ...”
13
So sad,...
“I have lost any urge I had to blog today. I found out today ...”
14
Feeling blue,...
“I usually blog first thing in the morning, but I have opened up a new ...”
15
Camou News, Cheetah Girl & Old Friends
“Poor hubby! Having only a few minutes, Corey called me this morning, still waiting to make ...”
16
Noteworthiness & Apple Green Warmth
“Noteworthy blogs,... Every once in awhile I come across a new blog that really gets to ...”
19
WTF?
“Sometimes, being the understanding Army wife/vet really bites.  I have barely heard from Corey since ...”
20
A day in history,...
“Regardless of your political views, today is a one of those days that will always ...”
21
The first day,...
“Well, what is there to say about yesterday that hasn't been said by a thousand ...”
22
Reevaluating life,...
“Most of the time, I question the value of closure.  Sometimes, bringing up the past ...”
27
Too much thinking,...
“I have spent the last few days lost in thought, I guess.  I suppose coming ...”
28
Exploring the Multifaceted Mama
“I just want to thank Flutter, Renee and Becky for their advice on yesterday's post.  ...”
29
Kid drama
“What the hell was he THINKING? This is what I was asking myself yesterday morning when ...”
Feb
02
News from the front and otehr random this of (non)interest!
“GI Joe Corey Updates So, the man has been on the move, spending a day right ...”
04
Bah, humbug!
“I am usually a pretty laid back person, fairly accepting of pretty much anything.  But ...”
12
It just doesn't pay enough!
“There are days when I just want to pull my hair out by the roots ...”
14
Happy Valentine's Day!!
“Valentine's Blues Since The Husband is in Afghanistan, I am feeling sort of anti-Valentine's today, but ...”
16
One of those days,...
“Today has been one of those days where I am thoroughly and completely depressed.  I ...”
17
75% of my children hate me,...
“And I could give a rat's ass! Last night, it was Donovan that hated me, but ...”
20
Yee haw!!
“Yippee! My new living room couches are here!!  I had a three-piece (a couch, loveseat, and ...”
23
Not a good start!
“Monday morning came early today! Not that I didn't expect it, but 0530 still came too ...”
24
Ginny & Her Baubles
“I recently reconnected with my friend Ginny from high school through Facebook and have now ...”
27
Dono Drama
“I am so frustrated that I just want to scream.  Every day is a struggle ...”
Mar
03
A sad week,...
“I guess I haveen't really been in the mood for blogging much lately.  Last week ...”
06
There are dwarves mining in my skull.
“The migraine from hell is upon me. I feel like there is a clan of dwarves ...”
09
One of those days,...
“Sometimes it's the little things,... That either make you want to cry, to laugh, to smile, ...”
10
My idiocy continues!
“I think I must be an idiot.  That probably won't come as much of a ...”
11
My aching head,...
“For the second day in a row, the walls have been shaking in my little ...”
12
Teen guys are the bane of my existance.
“What the hell is it with teenagers?  One minute they are laughing and HUMAN and ...”
17
The luck of the Irish to you!
“Did you know,... 1.  That the harp is the national symbol of Ireland, making it the ...”
18
Babies & Tattoos
“Welcome to the world, Michael Kai! My stepsister Kristin had her baby last night at about ...”
19
F*&k my life,...
“A quote from my friend Jess' husband Matt that seems appropriate today.  Nothing new happened, ...”
20
Breakdowns and hazardous duty pay!
“Feeling a little less out of sorts,... For the moment, I think I have gotten over ...”
23
Weekend Wrapup
“My broken blog I woke up yesterday to a broken blog, and I have absolutely no ...”
24
I shoulda stayed in bed!
“Holy bus drama, Batman! I sent the youngest three out to their bus this morning, unaware ...”
31
Happy Birthday, Ka'lani!
“My Ka'lani is 12 today!  How is that even possible?!  I remember being pregnant with ...”
Apr
01
Birthday News & a Slap in the Face
“The Birthday Boy Well, the boy had a great day full of well wishes from friends, ...”
03
ER and finding my way!
“The last ER  I watched the series finale of ER last night, threatening children into silence ...”
06
Monday Morning Wrapup
“I need to get a taxi license! I think that I should get my taxi license ...”
08
A fantastic start to my day!
“Of course, any day I have to get up at 0530 already has at least ...”
17
Catching up!!
“Remembering Grandma Ethel I know I haven't written in a bit, but I have had good ...”
20
AARRGGHH!!
“The end of my last shred of sanity! I think teenagers are the bane of my ...”
21
I HATE WORMS, &, quite possibly, Miss California!
“I am a worm hater. I know,... who actually likes worms?!  At least, who over the ...”
24
Kid Tales & pretty in pics!
“Spring Concert Fun Last night, Scott and Ty had their annual Spring Concert, which I always ...”
25
The flaming bitch switch!
“The quickest way to turn me into a flaming bitch is to be an ass ...”
30
California Blues
“Miss California and her anti-gay platform You know, I am all about freedom of speech and ...”
May
01
Genetic Deficiencies in My Children
“Maybe it is a genetic thing? There are certain character traits that my boys seem to ...”
04
Weekend Wrapup & then some!
“Who knew? I had to take Ty to the ENT clinic at the hospital in Watertown ...”
06
Photos Galore!
“Spring Concert, Part Deux Last night was Ka'lani's spring concert, and he was looking all kinds ...”
08
One of those days,...
“Most of the time, I am okay with being on my own without Corey.  I ...”
11
Pictures, pictures, and more pictures!
“A Night in Paris! It rained ALL day Saturday, in a big way, but thankfully it ...”
18
Way to go, Donovan!
“Congrats to Donovan! We got some fabulous news in the mail Friday night!  Donovan got into ...”
19
The effect of teens on a Domestic Goddess
“There are days,... When I just wonder if I am going to make it through Donovan's ...”
20
Priorities, people!
“Sometimes I just don't get the things people bitch about.  This morning was a perfect ...”
21
O445 came early, & other stuff, too!
“If there was ever a need for coffee,... It would be this morning!  My friend and ...”
25
Remembering,...
“I know that everyone always says "Happy Memorial Day" today, but it always seems kind ...”
26
Weekend Wrapup
“Sleep, blissful sleep! The kids had a four-day weekend, thanks to an unused snow day on ...”
27
I anti-♥ thieves, but I ♥ cool crafty stuff!
“I anti-♥ thieves! Nothing pisses me off more than someone with no integrity or honor.  Donovan and ...”
28
♥ WARNING: Graphic Post Below ♥The things kids learn on the bus,...
“What the HELL?! It is a damn good thing that I am somewhat level-headed.  Not only ...”
29
Can I get a pink strait jacket?!
“Holy Shiznit, Batman! That was all I had last evening when Ty threw the temper fit ...”
31
Sometimes,...
“Sometimes, I just want to hide. There are days when I just want to run away ...”
Jun
01
Thank God for Monday!
“:♥:  NOTE  :♥: Ladies, don't forget to check out the sticky post above and SIGN UP!! The ...”
04
Hi, my name is Rudolf!
“I am too sexy for my nose! Yesterday was the annual 5th and 6th grade track ...”
05
*&^#*^#$^ Mothers
“And I wonder,... How the hell does someone get investigated by Child Services, think it's funny, ...”
08
I hate my cats.
“Anyone know of a good recipe or pattern utilizing a cat, or two cats?  Since ...”
09
Sick kids & a broken Santa
“The revolving door of sick children! Monday began with the exhausting process of waking up unwilling ...”
10
Birthdays, sickos, & Amaretto boobs!
“Happy birthday, Corey,... PART I! Okay, his birthday is actually the 11th, but in his current ...”
11
Birthdays & a Kid-Free Zone!
“Happy Birthday, to the twins! Today is Corey's 30th birthday and would have been my grandmother's ...”
12
Where's the bubble wrap?!
“I'm having,... a day! Ever have one of those days when you should have started the ...”
13
The Peas & Smart Kids
“I'm going to shoot the radio. There is a distinct possibility that I may go postal ...”
15
Coffee, birthdays, & kids, oh, my!
“ It's Monday and I have coffee. Thank the Goddess.  It has been one of those weekends when ...”
16
The lighter side of life in the sandbox! Hooah!
“I got looking at soldier videos on YouTube this morning and found a ton of ...”
17
♥ Accepting Applications ♥
“Yesterday, I posted an ad on Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter, but the 140 character limit ...”
18
Lots of pics from Soldier Daddy!
“Corey called last night and also sent me some pics from Afghanistan!  There are some ...”
19
♥ Ty's the Man ♥ & Vids for you
“My little man is graduating! From kindergarten, granted, but still a big deal in my world!  ...”
23
This & That, and pictures, too!
“My kindergarten graduate! I am so glad there is waterproof mascara, because I SO needed it ...”
25
Up way too early for no good reason.
“The first day of summer vacation and I am up at 0700.  What is up ...”
26
The day coffee couldn't cure,...
“Yesterday was one of those days that just basically sucked.  Usually coffee will cure most ...”
28
How come things just never change?
“I feel so completely beaten down that all I want to do is cry, all ...”
30
My life in pics & my devil child!
“This is what happens when the big brother gets made the slave of the little ...”
Jul
01
Dresses & Drama
“A present for me,... I bought a new dress for myself yesterday, which I LOVE.  It ...”
02
Rain, rain, go away,...
“Because it means my children have to stay inside and that may not end well ...”
03
A Hallmark moment was had by all,...
“To set the scene, the classic tunes of the movie Grease were playing in the ...”
05
I anti-♥ mold & mildew, but I ♥ sun!
“I hate mold & mildew! I suppose that really isn't surprising, seeing as how I am ...”
06
A little of this and a little of that!
“A whole lotta not much going on,... The downside of summer vacation is that a whole ...”
09
How my day started,...
“It was just after 5am, sound asleep in my lovely turquoise bed.  The room was ...”
10
Why "adult" ads should be on TV LATER,...
“Scott: Mom, let's go eat there! (pointing to the TV) The Mama: (looking up from her ...”
14
Weekend Wrapup, a day late!
“Wedded Bliss Selina's wedding to her Marine, Brian, was Saturday and it was beautiful. The morning ...”
16
The life and times of a career Army wife,...
“The other night, I was watching the local news and there was a story about ...”
17
I would appreciate some good drugs.
“Muscle relaxers, painkillers, throat soothers, something.  Along with a tall Swede named Sven who gives ...”
21
Holy hell,...
“Insomnia sucks. Sleep is a bitch.  Truly.  Sleep hates me and I don't know why.  I ...”
22
Where's my zen?!
“After the trauma of having to deal with the testosterone-fueled drama of my middle two ...”
23
From dance to camou,...
“From dance to tears,... Ok, so I watch So You Think You Can Dance.  It is ...”
24
Is it time for bed yet?
“The Daily Drama,... It is barely 0900 and already all I want to do is go ...”
29
It's all about choices,...
“Donovan and I went to see the Army recruiter yesterday in Watertown.  It was part ...”
31
Unexpected friend requests,...
“I got a friend request on FaceBook this morning and I really don't have a ...”
Aug
06
My life in pictures,...
“Our trip to the Rennaissance Festival,... We headed to the Sterling Rennaissance Festival last Saturday and ...”
12
It's official. I am old!
“That's right!  I am 39.  And, no, I am not ashamed to admit it!  I ...”
14
Hmmm,....
“Maybe I am just being overly cynical and suspicious.  I don't know.  I guess it ...”
17
Has Hell frozen over?!
“So the weirdness began when I started seeing my ex-husband's name and picture start popping ...”
21
The principle of the matter,...
“Reconnecting with the ex has been awkward, but hasn't really been a bad thing.  I ...”
28
As the summer ends,...
“It's still August, but is definately feels like fall is here already.  Summer weather didn't ...”
Sep
01
Where did the summer go?!
“Redeployment blues,... Well, Corey left for Afghanistan yesterday, at the absolute butt crack of dawn.  We ...”
02
This and that,...
“0530 will come too fast,... Tomorrow is the first day of school which means the start ...”
03
Educating the yard apes & ♥ing the hubs!
“School days = 8 hours of quiet! Back to days of waking up at the butt ...”
04
Dragging ass & WordPress blues,...
“Bleary-eyed & dragging ass,... Blah.  That is the basic intelligence level I have got going on ...”
05
What the hell is wrong with people?!
“I hopped on to Facebook this morning, hoping for a little stress-free playing around, only ...”
06
Ouch.
“That is all I have today.  Ouch.  I have hardly slept the past couple of ...”
07
When life gives you lemons, stop eating citrus,...
“That is my basic outlook on life right now.  For a lot of reasons.  But ...”
08
A completely lazy weekend,...
“We spent the weekend imitating garden slugs.  In other words, we did as little as ...”
09
Do I speak in Swahili?!
“I mean, I know I am a trained linguist and all, but Swahili is NOT ...”
10
Drama, drama, drama!
“::UPDATE:: Well, it appears that my drama-loving "friend" was not directly responsible,... this time.  Somebody else ...”
11
Birthdays, 9/11, & life,...
“Every year, this day is bittersweet for me.  On one hand, it is my son ...”
12
Introducing Seamus,...
“A little humor in the face of adversity goes a long way.  My dad, my ...”
15
Remembering,...
“I still miss you, Grandpa! Frown It has been 12 years today since my grandfather passed ...”
16
Oh, what a night!
“The Story of the Amazing Goose Boy Once upon a time, there was a boy named ...”
I wanna have a hissy fit!!
“Sometimes I just want to throw my hands up and throw myself a complete screaming, ...”
17
Crap.
“I have been trying to post a blog all day long, but I haven't gotten ...”
18
Yard apes, man parts, & memes
“Ah, germs! You can tell that the school year has begun!  So far, in just 1 ...”
19
Goose poop & icy windows,...
“Both are tell tale signs that fall has come to Northern New York. The Canadian ...”
20
It is what it is,... which is?!
“Another long night of virtually no sleep.  I can't seem to clear my head long ...”
21
Migraines & madness,...
“I broke my cardinal rule of not fighting with Corey while he is deployed, but ...”
22
My cleft palate cutie!
“Road trip! So Ty and I are taking a little road trip tomorrow!  We are leaving ...”
23
To Syracuse & back!
“Holy hell!  What a day!  Let's see,... we left for the cleft clinic at 0630, ...”
24
My son, the Super Hero!
“There once was a little-known super hero known as Donovan.  He didn't wear a cape, ...”
25
Adventures in yarn,...
“Sometimes I think I am an idiot! I bought some cheap, but yummy feeling yarn from ...”
26
It's about choice and respect.
“There is nothing I hate more than labels, even though I know sometimes they are ...”
27
Holy migraine, Batman!
“I think the combination of stress plus no sleep has come back to bite me ...”
28
Grudges
“I pride myself on being open-minded and forgiving, but I am definately having issues with ...”
29
Coiffed, waxed, & plucked!
“Have I ever mentioned how much I hate rain?!  Especially when I have just been ...”
30
Ungrateful neighbors & good friends!
“I am all about helping people out when they need it, but sometimes there is ...”
Oct
01
A whole lotta nothing!
“I have been trying all day to blog and I finally realized my problem.  The ...”
02
Reading & Sneezing!
“Finally! I finally finished all the library books I had out so I can now read ...”
03
Domestic Bliss
“Blah!  I got up way too early for a Saturday morning!  Donovan and Ka'lani had ...”
05
Life as a Household 6!
“NOTE:  Click here for a definition of Household 6! Sometimes something happens that just slaps you ...”
06
♥ing the Soldier Daddy & my Blackberry!
“♥ing my Soldier Daddy! It is the little things that make me adore him, more than ...”
07
My birthday boy!
“Happy birthday, Ty-man! My baby is 6 years old today, although it definately doesn't seem possible! ...”
08
Adventures in mothering boys,...!
“There are some things, as a mother, that remain over my head and dealing with ...”
09
Dive bombed,...!
“Is it a bad omen? Is it a sign that things are not going to go ...”
14
The life and times of a tired Mama!
“Just so you know, 45 minutes of sleep is not recommended!  Holy crap, I am ...”
16
Telepathy, teenagers, & aging,... oh, my!
“Wife Telepathy delayed? Soldier Daddy usually has very good Wife Telepathy, but it thoroughly failed him ...”
20
What to do?
“How do you tell someone that you consider that a friend WITHOUT ruining the friendship, ...”
22
Pumpkins & flowers
“Note to self,... A mug resembling a pumpkin may be cute, but may not be the ...”
26
Candles, Tupperware, & Mil Wife Support!
“I have always been all about supporting other military wives whenever possible in their business ...”
27
Awkward moments & NaNoWriMo
“NEVER fall asleep with Oxygen on your TV. Some people sleep walk, some people sleep eat.  ...”
29
Adventures in Man Land
“Being the married single woman that I am at the moment, all things plumbing fall ...”
Nov
02
Bloggy issues & news from the front
“What the blog?! Sometimes I truly think my blog is possessed by gremlins.  A few months ...”
03
Early morning giggles & political posses
“Early morning humor,... Note: Scott and one-liner comebacks don't usually go together so points to ...”
04
I ♥ Gold Canyon Candles!
“I got my box of candles from Gold Canyon candles that I bought from Caroline yesterday ...”
05
Rants in the face of tragedy
“ NOTE: Contents may offend.  If you want to continue the hate, feel free to use ...”
11
Happy Veteran's Day!
“Happy Veteran's Day to all of my brothers and sisters in uniform!  I also thank ...”
17
T-Rex Ty vs. Mamasauraus
“Ty growled and growled at me this morning, earning himself the nickname of T-Rex Ty.  ...”
23
Tales from the Life of the Multifaceted Mama
“The story opens with an early morning trip to an elementary school.  The Multifaceted Mama ...”
Dec
07
To the drama queen,...
“Get your own life and your own friends.  Just because I am friends with someone ...”
10
The countdown begins,...
“We are two weeks from the end of deployment now,... FINALLY!  I still refuse to ...”
14
On mothering boys,...
“Sometimes mothering boys is a lot like running an obstacle course.  You just never know what ...”
18
The blahs,...
“I have barely blogged at all this month but I have had no motivation whatsoever ...”
24
Christmas Eve Blues,...
“ I woke up this morning with a serious case of Christmas Blues.  It has been ...”
27
Soldier Daddy returns! ♥
“After only 5 delays, Soldier Daddy is finally home. And what a gigantic cluster ...”
30
Different paths to the same,...
“Sometimes it amazes me just how divisive religion and faith can be.  I hate the ...”

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