Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What did you make today?

I made this!


It was my attempt at stress-reduction tonight. I am battling my sinuses ... and it is a bitter fight. A simple cold never stays a cold in MY system. It is almost always "promoted" to sinus infection status almost immediately. I wish I knew why ... and wish there was a way to stop it. But anyway ... it was fun trying to de-stress! What did you make today?

The Witching Hour ...

A blogger/tweeting friend of mine brought up the witching hour tonight in a tweet of hers. I guess I only think of the witching hour coming once a year ... on Halloween, but as was revealed, this is apparently the term used to refer to that crazy time of the evening when your kids are constantly underfoot and driving you crazy as you try to transition from one routine to another.

This is the part where I sigh in relief that I am indeed NOT the only mom out there who experiences this!!! Do you have this happen now, if you have kids in your house? Do you remember it, if your children are now grown?

I'm sure there are ways to try and ease this "witching hour" time. And no... it does NOT include a margarita mix. ;) For me, I'm just glad to be HOME tonight, because that "witching hour" is MUCH more intense after coming home from being out and about all evening!!!

How do YOU deal with the witching hour??

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Penscrappers challenge entry for May ...

Vote 4 me at!

I really was happy with how my page turned out in March. I didn't get an entry in last month, but have created a page this month. If you click on the image above, you will be taken to the page I created. If you like it, please vote for me! :)

Here is what the page looks like ... full credits are located at the penscrappers site, which I link to above:

Thanks for taking a peek at the contest entries, and I hope you will vote for my page!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Hail-o (Hello), it's MAY!!! What is this?!

We had rain/snow in the forecast for Friday and Saturday. I don't know quite what to call what came out of the sky, but come it did. Hail, sleet ... whatever it was, it sucked, LOL. I mean seriously ... it's MAY! Poor Blake was stuck playing soccer in it. LAST weekend he got to play on a very windy day, and the weekend before that he was stuck playing in the rain the whole time! Hopefully he will get to enjoy the last two games with WARM weather. :)

Some catch-up ...

April 18:

I was able to talk Chase into putting on pants and a coat, but he refused to wear socks and boots. Sandals were good enough. LOL. Blake and Julia were down the block at a friend's house.

Monday, April 19:

Blake had soccer practice and pictures, so he had his shirt on.

Wednesday, April 28:

Chase sitting on the bleachers with me while Julia had T-ball practice.

Saturday, May 1:

Blake's 3rd soccer game of the spring season -- the first time I brought my camera (very odd!). He was given the spot of goalie for the first time! It was super windy and that made it very cold. I was regretting wearing capris and sandals, and regretted not having the kids wear pants too. BUT, at least it was sunny! I even managed to get either sun or wind burn!

Julia's 3rd soccer game was this day also. She wasn't really into it, and kept stopping to chat. I love this picture ... even though she should have been running! Her team had pictures today in the wind. They were supposed to take pictures the previous Saturday, but it was rainy and most of the kids didn't show up. They practiced for a while, but there was no game. Blake had to play in the rain for his whole game ... poor kid!