Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I'm gonna write for 5 minutes and drink my tea.

I'm doing a wee little writing exercise tonight. I'm writing for about 5 minutes, no stopping, no editing, no going back and changing. Just gonna write and flow and drink my tea. Whoa, just aged myself about 20 years. I'm starting to drink Tazo's "Calm" tea at night. We'll see how it goes. I even bought myself a new tea pot today at Target. Dang, another 20 years out the window. When did I get so old? Where's my cane? The college version of myself just pointed at the today version and laughed and taunted, "Old!!" and "Tea pot!!"

My dog ate a dollar tonight. I mean, really?

The wee ones and I made very fancy cupcakes tonight for a tea party we're putting on tomorrow. When Tyler cracked his egg, he cried because "egg slobber" got on his finger. Kid was straight terrified of the egg yolk. He cheered up when Regan farted near the batter bowl, and then asked if I thought the cakes would taste "farty" tomorrow.

The house is officially back on the market today. Round 2!

Regan had kindergarten registration at her new school district tonight. (The one we will move to next.) She loved it, and I was rather impressed. She loved that they assessed her privately, and she was confident that she "was smart and didn't miss any." I asked about what they did in the room with her, and she was rather quiet about it. So, I left it at that.

I made dinner tonight for the first time in about a three weeks. I'm not kidding.

Time's up. 8 minutes.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Hey readers! I'm working on a little question and answer post for you! I announced it on Facebook and got TONS of great ones, but wanted to give you all a chance to ask away! Nothing is off limits, AND one of you will get a little gift from me just for taking the time to ask. You can ask in the comments section below, or email me at It's going to be a good one!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Little lady.

 My little lady...
Not a day goes by,

That I don't look at you,
And become breathless.
Your beauty fills the room.
But even more importantly,
In five little years,
You've taught love,
You've shown grace,
And you've changed minds about what matters.
You made me a mama.
The proudest mama,
To the most precious, loving little lady I could ever hope for.

Never has there been a minute that I wished for something different, something more.
You are my dream.
I may not have known exactly what I wanted or what I needed, but you were it.
You were the answer. You are always the answer.
Every day for the rest of your life, you are mine and I am yours.