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I am a mother of three boys and one girl, my youngest son Walker is developmentally delayed with no diagnosis, I am divorced and re-married, living life as I never imagined. I may be cynical, but I try to see the world as it is.... no frills but plenty of laughs.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Entries wanted

That's it... I am ready to embark on a project that I have threatened to do for many years now.  Its quite a simple idea, men have theirs, why can't us moms have our own? Sure, its not quite the same, but it can be seen in public places like your kitchen or office.

Here it is ladies..... the Mommy Porn Calendar for 2011....

Meet Mr. July!!!

and Mr. December!!
Send in your entries ladies.... we will be voting on all 12  months!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lunch time Oasis

I live in a house with a bunch of vanilla mouths!  This is a term that one of my oldest and dearest friend's mother used to call me!

I have to admit, that up until I returned to college I wasn't one to be too adventurous with my food selection, Chinese take out was as crazy as a suburban white mom would go! While at New Paltz I took a class on peer mentoring and found myself smack in the middle of some cultural challenges. I not only was out of their age group (I'm sure they must have joked about the old lady taking classes) but each peer I was assigned was from a completely different back ground.  One girl was Dominican, another African America from Queens, another girl was from China and a young man from Taiwan. (yes, for those politically incorrect, there is a difference!)  One of the easiest way for me to get these kids to open up was to use my most valuable resource... $$$ Yup, I'm not ashamed, I would take them out to lunch and they would get to pick the place.  This opened my eyes up to a whole new world of food, and I tried it all! 

Flash forward a few years, and my life is just not that exciting anymore!  So when the house is quiet.. and the babies are in bed, I dream of a mini vacation to somewhere exotic. Who knew I could find a simple passport right in my grocery freezer?

Sunday, April 18, 2010

update...fly by

Where have I been you ask? Well, this weekend started out with a trip to the Emergency Room.  I must say that with four children I am very lucky to have waiting this long to take this parental journey.  It was not something I would have signed up for if I had had my way! My poor Dylan!  Friday during his school chorus concert he passed out and fell off the risers, landing face first on the hard concert floor!  He was so brave!  He got 9 stitches on the day before his 9th birthday!  Talk about adding more grey hair to my head! 

I give nurses a hell of a lot of credit!  I almost passed out watching them stitch his chin back together! I kept telling him though it will make a great story for his grand children one day!

Aside from that, it has just been none stop busy around here!  Baseball season is under way which means that the hippie mobile is constantly on the go driving one child to a baseball game just about every night of the week.  I am looking forward to warmer weather so me and the babies can actually get out of the van and play in the grass!

Hope to be back on here more.... 

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Head, shoulder, knees and .....

The warm weather of the past week has made me get out all of my spring and summer clothes, and do the whole seasonal clothing swap.  My dream bedroom has a closet big enough for me to leave everything in it all year round! Although that would take the surprise out of finding things that I totally forgot I have!  This year was especially exciting since last spring and summer I was in maternity clothes.  What wasn't nice was the way they fit. I decided though, that i am not going to beat myself up for my weight, because right now I just have too dam much on my plate and adding a diet would certainly put me over the edge. 

I love my long skirts!  I love sundresses too, but with nursing Sawyer those are still out of the question.  Excitedly, i washed and ironed everything and happily put on one of my favorite tie-dyed skirts from Sunshine Studios.  To my horror though, I forgot one very important piece, my toes!  I can't stand naked toes in sandals, unless they are perfectly manicured and clean.  (which my feet are never) Luckily I had the opportunity to go and get a pedicure.  
A pedicure is my idea of heaven!  Nothing is better than a warm soak and a good rub! The massage chair rocks too!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Back in Black

Easter Splendor

so hosting a holiday is really not my thing... there is the planning,the cooking.. the cleaning and then just having everyone in my house and not being able to go home when I want.  And did I mention cleaning???

My mother decieded that this year it would be "easier" if we all came to my house since Walker and Sawyer have so much stuff, then they could be in their own homes and feel more comfortable. Needless to say I was a little stressed (a paper being due did not really help).

I was able to get my paper done the night before and everyone really pitched in, I just had to make a ham, everyone brought everything else and it was really informal, but nice.  I am glad that we did it and the day was beautiful!!

My older boys were home, which was especially nice since its been a few years since we have had them for Easter.

No egg hunt (Mason told me he knew I was the Easter bunny because he found my stash on the top of the refrigerator) which disappoints me! They are also getting to big for Easter outfits and pictures... bummer...but even with my complaining... I'd do it again!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Think Tank

All this time I am spending with Walker in the HBOT tank has really given me time to just sit and think.  Let's face it, most moms do not get an hour a day to just do nothing.  Now, I am actually not doing nothing for that hour, I am entertaining Walker and making sure that he is comfortable and that the mask administering oxygen is staying in place, so really there is only about 10 - 15 mins here and there that I actually get to do "nothing". So what do I do?  Think.... yes, all kinds of things, yesterday I was stressing about a paper that is due for school this week and the holiday preparations that have to be done for Sunday (that's a whole other blog entirely!) by the time our hour was up, I had quit school, re - enlisted and quit again! I really don't know what I was thinking, adding more to my plate! I guess I was thinking that I needed something for me, but why didn't I get start getting pedicures or massages? So now what I am supposed to do? I am almost half way through my first course, I am half way through the HBOT sessions with Walker so really this craziness of life will settle down... right????