Archives for October 2012

NaNoWriMo 2012: Let’s Write and Be Awesome

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NaNoWriMo 2012: Let's Write and Be Awesome

I've been sitting on almost 30,000 words of a book for the past year. I know I need to go back in and add some stuff to the beginning and I'm lazy and then have a tendency to edit because I feel I need to reread what I have written so I'm familiar with the ...

A Parenting Levity Video for Your Saturday

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So after yesterday's "thing" at the gas station on base where the manager blocked us in the bathroom cause she thought I was beating Ollie and everything breaking in our house the past few days, me getting soaked by the toilet when I broke it and let's not forget the spider post, I figured what ...

Obviously She Thought I Was Beating Our Son

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public bathroom

I make a concerted effort to ensure I warn our kids about changes to a normal routine. If we're going to have to change the way something goes, I'm going to warn these two about the change so many times they end up rolling their eyes because I've warned them so many times. We were going to Target after ...

I Killed My Fifth Black Widow Spider Yesterday

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Before we moved to Alabama, I had only seen one Black Widow. It was a quick association since she quickly became VERY WELL acquainted with my shoe. In Arkansas, you worry about Brown Recluses. Those fun, fun spiders that slip into your shoes and between your sheets and wait to bite you so they can laugh while your ...

When Just About Everything In Our House Fell Apart

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Cara and Ollie toilet shopping

This has been a very destructive and expensive bit of time. The navigator in my SUV goes all wonky sometimes and decides to run off of battery power instead of its adapter. When it does that, it goes big time dead. The kind of dead where you have to take it out of the SUV and ...

I Broke the Toilet

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Cracked Toilet

So this happened last night: Take a look at the bottom of the tank. See that crack? The water in the tank really appreciated that crack since that crack made it possible for the water to attack my bathroom and me. We are now a one toilet house. This sucks.

The Parent-Teacher Conference

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Cara and Ollie 10.6.12

Today has been an enlightening day. After my post about Cara's anxiety over school, I was ready to get her school stuff sorted out and get on with life. Tucker was home today so we had plenty of time to discuss what we wanted to talk about with Cara's teacher. Looking back on my post, I worry it ...

I Feel Like I Failed My Baby

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Cara's White Dahlia

"I have something to confess: my clip hasn't moved up to the top every day." That was Friday pickup. The way class discipline goes is Cara has a clothes pin that starts out on "Ready To Learn." Her clip can move up two spaces and down two spaces. There's nothing wrong--in our eyes--with her clip staying at Ready to ...

Ukulele Orchestra Video Made of Awesome

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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Everyone has their way of winding down from the day. Cara and Ollie like to freak the hell out for no reason cause they get punchy when they get tired so they wind down by driving us crazy. Sophie does this weird slurpy, licking thing and it's just...yeah. Sophie, stop that? I sit on the back ...

Sophie the Pit Bull Ate a Box of Chicken Juice

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Sophie the Pit Bull is Guilty!

All of Cara's permission slips are due for her field trip[link] tomorrow so today was Errand Day. The way things work when we get ready to leave the house is I make sure Ollie's gone to the bathroom, I make sure he's put his pants back on, I grab my phone, I make sure our bathroom door ...