The Time of “I Don’t Wanna”

Photo: This year, I’m learning applique. I was at my favorite fabric store today  (followed by pretty yummy Thai) to pick up fabric and embroidery thread/floss to replicate this piece that my sister did for me back in ’16. I call her Our Lady of Smiting and I give her a kiss whenever I go down…

What Would You Have Me Tell Them?

  The Husband convinced me to get out on the Fourth and take two little boys for their first fireworks. I had a bad attitude about it all damn day, too. “It’s gonna be hot,” I said. “There is a good breeze,” he countered. “You’ve mowed the lawn and done other physical labor today,” I…

The Gift of 24 Hours

Photo: Sitting in the command seat plottin’ menus and shopping lists and tasks to be done… you know I love that sort of stuff! Tis the season to stay organized! The Husband took the boys to Connecticut on Saturday and didn’t come back until Sunday afternoon. And I? I partied like it was 2010 (also known…

A Cacophony of Mommy Fail or, as some call it, Wednesday

  I have Mommy Perfection Syndrome. Mommy Perfection Syndrome (MPS) is a mental disease that requires you to not only look like you are the perfect mom to the outside world, but that you also actually be that perfect mom to the insiders of your family. Symptoms include not asking for help, not accepting help when offered, smiling through the…