try try again

Time and again i feel impressed that i should be blogging. Not like a ‘here i come with my amazing world’ kind of stuff, but just the randomness of daily life from my heart and mind. And i log in here and click around and get lost in the complicated world of dashboards and settings and portfolios and have no idea what to do. So i clock out of here and think i’ll do it another day. Hmph.  (BTW, it’s way too much work to shift left and type right to capitalize the letter i.)


What to do with leftover Halloween candy

November 2012 179

Too much candy?  2 great solutions  I came up with and use every Halloween:

Bag up mini candy bars and other favorites in snack size ziploc type bags and put with popcorn bags, and popcorn  –  you are ready for movie night treats!


Set aside the candy that is colorful or that no one likes – bag up and be ready for Christmas Gingerbread house decorating


Easy Peasy. And both solutions keep the candy away from your lips, and your hips, for awhile anyway.

A Day in the heart of  Motherhood:

“this is NOT what I signed up for, I’m so tired of all this!” 


“I’m not worthy of these amazing little people, they are such blessings!”

two towels

I found the bin of ‘ summer towels’ today. I’d found two pool towels in our pool bag early on in the summer and that’s what we’ve been using for every wet event. Today i looked at that bin with at least 8 towels and one toweled robe and wondered how it was we hadn’t bothered to get it out. Then i realized something profound for a summer time household = I knew exactly where the ‘two towels’ we’d been using were. My sons knew where they were. We had kept serious track of them all summer because they were the only available towels!  

Life is simpler with fewer things.  I put the lid on the summer towels bin and pushed it back to the corner. Two towels is better than ten.


Too Pretty

Too many mom blogs that show manic details of a perfect life flanked by shining white walls. It’s not real. I am real. And life isn’t always pretty. This is my place to throw out my real ideas to other real moms. Keepin it real.