Category: My not-so-smart moments

Google Calendars Are Great For An Active Family…If You Actually Use Them. 12

Google Calendars Are Great For An Active Family…If You Actually Use Them.

This is off-topic picture is of Paisley. Since he (she?) belongs to the girl I call my ‘Adopted Daughter’ I think it makes her my ‘Adopted Granddaughter.’ She’s cute, but she scared the crap out of me. You know how I always say I’m perpetually early? I am. I do this because I’m terrified of being late. The less familiar I am with the activity or location, the earlier I try to be. So, when we had Nikki’s first “soccer evaluations” last night, I wanted to get there EARLY. She moved up an age-bracket and they have these evaluation sessions...

Ice, Ice, Baby. 9

Ice, Ice, Baby.

I was slow to start using Instagram because some of my favorite bloggers/photographers use it so much that I have grown to miss their regular camera photography. However…it’s a great tool to add spice to an otherwise boring photo. And I really needed to use this photo here to show you exactly how I managed to turn a crappy injury into the STUPIDEST OUCHIE EVER. What this picture is showing you is me: Icing my shin splint. I get anterolateral shin splints, which is a different variety than the average person. But – the treatment is still the same: ICE,...

The Moral Of The Story: Making Fun Of People Is Not Nice 55

The Moral Of The Story: Making Fun Of People Is Not Nice

If you do not spend a lot of time online, especially reading blogs, you will probably find this entry either (A) Boring or (B) Overly excited. If this is you, I apologize and suggest you ignore the entry entirely.) Awhile ago I was alerted to a mistake I had been making repeatedly in blogging. I had been saying things like, “It didn’t even phase her…” when I should have been saying, “It didn’t even faze her.” (God, I hope I got that right this time.) Two different – very kind – people alerted me to this at the same time....

Seussical Day…What Day Is It Again? 6

Seussical Day…What Day Is It Again?

So…yesterday I ordered tiny bouquets for the 6 Marching Band members (NikkiZ’s Who cohorts) for “Tomorrow” which is what I said yesterday. Evidently yesterday I thought “Tomorrow” would be FRIDAY. (Are you confused yet?) But it turns out that today is Thursday and I will now have flowers for tonight and tonight is not Friday so the kids won’t even still be there after the show to hand them out. Because, you see, tonight is actually Thursday and we are sending them home to go to bed each night after they do their small bit on stage. The point of...

This Story Starts Out About My Kids And Painting… 18

This Story Starts Out About My Kids And Painting…

It’s really hard taking pictures of small children. I prefer the shotgun approach in that I take so many photos, periodically I’ll end up with good ones. With AndyZ, I can barely ever even get him to look at me, let alone smile. I have an arsenal of questions I ask or things I say to try to get his attention… Where’s Momma? Do you see a bird? Where’s E-Ya-Ya? and then…of course… Where’s your nose? Not the best one to use when we’re fingerpainting. AndyZ is already showing the mad art skillz that most daycare kids learn. Because these...