Nov 19, 2017


As I hear my friends complain about the snow they are getting, today I am grateful for the rain I see outside mine.

Nov 18, 2017

A Little

So today, I am a little down.  I have been trying to be positive and I will keep that up, but yesterday, my family was having a conversation in which they mentioned that they miss the way I used to cook before I was working.  It is hard to be inspired to cook great food when I am always in a hurry, with sixty-seven things to do at once.  I just feel like it is one more reminded of how badly I am managing things.

Okay, now to think of something to be grateful for . . . Okay, I am overlooking my kid's scattered junk, the fact that I need to call the furnace guy to get our furnace going (another expense), the chicken I have NO idea what to do with, and looking for gratitude inspiration . . . I am grateful for a quiet cup of hot coffee early in the morning before the kids get up.

Nov 17, 2017


I broke my favorite mug today.  Boo!!!  It was perfect and I am a little sad.

Nov 16, 2017


I have my hopes up again.  I am really excited about new possibilities.   I really, really hope that I can work this out.

Nov 14, 2017


I am making efforts to be positive even with work being as awful as it is and I am trying to find good things about each day.  Today, I am grateful for hot coffee by a warm, cozy fire. There is something lovely about the smell of freshly lit fire filling the kitchen.

Nov 13, 2017


Another favorite thing about this time of the year is seeing my kids in warm snuggly jammies.  They are just so sweet and cute it makes me smile.


My favorite thing about this time of the year is the Christmas Movies.  I love curling up with a hot cup of coffee, snuggling under blankets, and watching every Christmas movie I can until the season is over.  It just makes me feel warm and happy.

Nov 11, 2017

My Idea

I have this philosophy that when something I want doesn't work out, it is usually for the best.  It is a little like the song "Unanswered Prayers", in the end I will be grateful for the way it worked out.  So most of the time, when things don't work out, I tell myself something better is around the corner as long as I am patient.

That idea keeps me from putting myself in the hope, and stressing myself out for something that isn't going to be positive in the end.

Nov 10, 2017

Oh Well

The thing I was hopeful for didn't work out, but I am hopeful that an even better option is around the corner.  I really feel like good things will eventually come our way.

Nov 7, 2017


Little Prince seems to be feeling better.  He is grouchy, but he is up and around and asking for food (I hope he eats it).  He hasn't gotten sick yet today. So here's hoping he is getting better.

Nov 6, 2017


I lost a friend the other day.  I got to know her
on a parenting board 15 years ago when I had Princess Belle.  It is hard to fathom the kind of pain you can feel from the loss of someone whom you have never met in person.  But Jane was a special person who meant a lot to me.  She was a kind, supportive, thoughtful friend, a devoted mother to her son, and quick to give smart, intelligent, loving thoughts to all around her.

I can't put into words the way it feels like a little light has gone from the world with her passing.  I feel for her son and the tremendous loss he is going through.  I can't find the right words but I can't let any more time go by without expressing my intense sadness at the loss of such a dear person.  I guess, I can sum it up with the words of Lou, another mom from our board, "I swear her heart gave out from working overtime caring for others ... she was one of a kind."

My Poor Boy

This is the face of a sick little boy.  The girls snd I are taking care of him.

He is completely listless.  He won't move, he just lays down, quietly miserable.

Nov 5, 2017

Laugh Now

It's okay, you can laugh at me.  I forgot to change half of the clocks in the house, therefore, I arrived at work over an hour early!!!  Oops!  So I drank coffee, chatted, and killed time until time to start work.

Nov 4, 2017


I was off work today.  I spent the day exploring possibilities and feeling positive.   I hope I can carry this attitude into work tomorrow.

Nov 3, 2017


I am trying, I really am.  I try to have a positive attitude.  I really am.  I put on a happy face and go to work as my kids beg me to stay home.  I bottle up all my stress and be happy, bubbly, and positive.  But sometimes at the most inopportune time, it slips out and I am embarrassed.  At work today I stressed and pushing through and someone said something nice and I burst into tears . . . AT WORK!  I hate that.  SO embarrassing, I am over-tired, overstressed, overworked and constantly in pain.  I guess that is why I lost it.

Nov 2, 2017


I am feeling really hopeful and positive today.  There are good possibilities on the horizon and I really hope some of it pans out.

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Oct 31, 2017


Started my day drinking coffee while the little girls put up Halloween decorations.  They had so much fun!

Oct 28, 2017


I have no motivation to do things today.  I am so tired.  So beyond the regular cooking, cleaning and such, I am doing next to nothing.  I am drinking coffee and enjoying quiet t8me until it is time to leave for work.

Oct 27, 2017


Early day into work today. It was crazy getting ready because the cable guy was in to fix our cable and I had so much to do before my shift.   At least I get to go home early today.

Oct 26, 2017

Taking A Moment

Just taking a moment to enjoy the relationship my girls share:

Oct 25, 2017

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Little Prince is obviously happy to be home.  He played with his sister's for a couple of hours and then went to bed and slept for 14 hours!!  He is a happy, contented boy today.

And as for the girls, I have them working on the messes they made.  While they are happy to have me and my cooking skills home.

Oct 24, 2017


Well, it has been a long day, but we are home and Little Prince and Prince Charming are resting.  I am trying to clear up the disaster that the big girls made while I was gone.  I am on my third load of dishes and my second bag of garbage.

Oct 23, 2017

Today's the Day

Today went really well.  Little Prince didn't sleep that well last night but he handle the surgery super well.  I am so proud of him.

This is him enjoying the hotel room:

In the hospital hiding

Loving the toys the nurses brought him

Medicated and falling asleep.

Eating lunch trying not to worry about my boy 

Out of surgery sleeping off the meds.

Awake but feeling groggy

Feeling better

Watching the lights waiting to leave the hospital.

Oct 22, 2017

On Our Way

We are on our way to town for Little Prince's dental surgery.  I am a little nervous but he is just excited about the car ride.  I love this boy.

Oct 21, 2017


It occurred to me that in all my getting through the day to day stuff, I had in no way prepared for my trip to Halifax for Little Prince's dental surgery tomorrow.  So today before work, I ran around getting things together and getting easy foods for Princess Belle to get for their meals while I am gone.  I had literally 15 minutes to see the kids before work.

Oct 20, 2017


I got called into work early today and basically missed my family today.  I saw them long enough to make supper, tidy the kitchen and then leave for work.   When I got home, they were in bed.  I came up a complete mess and a quiet house after working nine hours.

Oct 19, 2017

Little Prince

Little Prince threw a big temper tantrum as I was leaving for work.  It took me 15 minutes to get out the door.  He was yelling and kicking and scratching.  It was horrible!  I hope he had a better time after I left.

Oct 18, 2017


I am making an effort to be more positive lately.  I am also getting the girls to help me more.  I have to work, I hate being , but I don't have to be miserable all the time.

Oct 17, 2017

Next Week

Next week, Little Prince has dental surgery.  I am a little nervous for my boy, but I know he needs it.  It will mean several days in the city, staying one hotel, I hope it all goes okay.

Oct 16, 2017


In my continued effpet to count blessings, I am loving the way the fall colors are brightening up the valley.

Oct 15, 2017


Today, I am grateful for big snuggly hugs from little girls in fuzzy jammies, little giggles, that first cup of coffee in the morning, and people who make me smile when I am feeling down.  I am grateful for the little things that get me through long days.  Today I counting my blessings, it is a good thing to do, even on days when they are harder to see.

Oct 14, 2017

Farmer's market fun

I dropped by opening day of the Winter farmer's market today.  It was a nice time out before heading home to make supper before I leave for work.  I caught a few moments of the mayor facing challengers in a Conner competition and that was fun, as was chatt8ng with the Farmers.  I got some great stuff and an going to make salsa and salsa Verde out of some of my haul.

Oct 13, 2017


I guess the thing that has been on my mind is that I don't feel very good at this whole balancing act.   In my head, all I can do is list all the way I am failing my kids, I lay in bed and go over all things that I am not doing well, and all the ways that they let me know they are feeling the loss of my presence.  I just feel l8ke a failure.

Oct 12, 2017


After a lovely couple of days off, spending time with my kids, feeling grateful, I am going back to work.  I would honestly rather have teeth pulled.  I know it will be fine, I will enjoy my work-mates, but I just want to be home with my babies.  I guess the fact that Little Prince had me up a lot last night and so I am SO tired isn't helping.