Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My Addiction

I've been trying to quit.


For almost 9 months now.

But I just can't.

I'm not strong enough.

And I cannot keep it a secret anymore.


I'm back on the juice.

When I told a friend a while back that I was trying to quit, her response out loud was the response in my head "Why on earth would you ever do that?"

I had a good reasons:
  • trying to eat/drink clean
  • trying to eliminate high fructose corn syrup
  • trying to cut back on calories.  

Any while those are all good and noble reasons, here were the results: 

  • Didn't make a difference in my waistline
  • Mornings around these here parts have been miserable!!!!
  • Mama hasn't been happy, which means?  Nobody's been happy. 

You know how I posted yesterday that I'm too overwhelmed?  And that I probably wouldn't post for a while?

Well, one hit and I'm cured.

Okay, maybe not cured, but already mornings are looking up.  Which means the rest of the days are looking up.  Which means maybe I'll become productive again.

I'm weak, I know.

But at least now maybe I can start looking forward to mornings again.  Because mornings in the summer months around here are really nice.  Front porch sitting, sound of the waves, morning devotional or journaling, sipping my morning coffee laced with my drug of choice.  Mmmmmmm.....

Hello world - I've returned.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I don't want to rant here.  Or complain.  Or whine.  That's not the purpose for my blog. 

However, at this time, I need to state that I'm seriously overwhelmed right now.  With a lot of "things": like getting the house clean, planting my summer herbs, doing research on a project, figuring out how to upload videos from my new vid camera, working my Disney scrapbook, reading the 7 books I have in progress, doing my menu planning, food shopping, etc etc etc. But I'm particularly overwhelmed so much more by the thoughts and decisions that occupy my brain  Things that are too personal and private to share right now - but could really use prayer. 

So every night I'm exhausted.  And what do I do?  I go to bed, too early.  Which means of course that I don't accomplish what I need to.  What I do accomplish is a lot of worry and anxiety while lying in bed each night, unable to fall asleep because my brain is spinning.  Cycle of chaos.  And it doesn't help that Paulo is in the exact same situation at the exact same time.  You know how usually, hopefully, one spouse is "up" while the other is "down".  Not the case here currently.

So please bear with me this week while I try to get some semblance of order and priority and don't have a fun post for the week....maybe two.  Don't give up on me though.  I have lots of great posts planned (another thing on my list of to do's).  And just to ensure a little patience and understanding, I'm going to bribe you with some pics of the boy....which is all you really stop by for anyway - hee hee!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Long overdue post - fun with cousins

We've been very busy, so let's catch up.

We hosted Easter this year and had a great day.  My cousins came up from CT, Drew and Alyssa came from the city, Paulo's dad came from down the street, and Rob and Erin even stopped by for dessert.  Which, Rob made..... REALLY!! Isn't it adorable?  It was super yummy too!!
Thomas loooves playing with his cousins.  They are all girls, and all 6 years old, but they are so sweet with him.  Here are Madison and Rilynn on Easter with the boy.
McKenzie was with her dad on Easter, so she and Carrie came the following weekend for a fun filled trip in Boston. 
We went on the duck boat on Sunday.  It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day - just right for our duck tour.  Thomas even got to "drive".  I didn't have my camera that day.  Call me a bad mama but I was solo and I knew I'd be concerned with keeping Thomas from falling out of the boat.  Carrie and McKenzie had a sleepover at our house and then we all went back into Boston on Monday to go to the aquarium.  It was very fun!  This was Thomas' first trip but definitely not his last.  He wants to bring daddy back!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Creatively Simple

Like my new valances?  I've hung them in the office.

They are linen napkins!!  
And no I did not sew, or iron fuse tape. 
I've just folded them over the curtain rod.  
When you find a printed/patterned fabric you like,
you just got to go with it!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Tis the season

Aaaahhh - it was sooo lovely today to have the windows wide open and the breeze blowing through the house.

Booooo - it was so yicky today to have the windows open, the breeze blowing through the house, and Thomas rubbing, rubbing, RUBBING his eyes. 

Yes folks - as I gladly welcome the warm weather, the sunshine and all things blossoming, my poor son is suffering with this seasonal/environmental allergies.  And in just 48 hours he has it bad.  So starting tomorrow we button up the house again and go straight to central AC as needed.  Don't get me wrong - we are darned lucky to have the central air, especially since it is medically advised until about July 4th weekend, but its yicky to have to keep the house all closed up. At least I washed some windows and the sunlight can stream in.

Tis the season I guess.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Jesus is Risen Weekend!!

Jesus had no servants, yet they called Him Master.
Had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher.
Had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer.
Had no army, yet kings feared Him.
He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world.
He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him.
He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.

Friday, April 2, 2010


Last night's prayer from Thomas -

Dear God,
Thank you for the playground
And the slide.
Thank you for the Dinasaur Train
And thank you for the Gigomanosauraus
And thank you for my food
And thank you for my best friend Daddy. 


Could you just about die laughing??  I almost did.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Aarrrgh - my eyes!

What the heck is that outside?  In the sky?  Way up high?  Is it....could it really be..... it hurts to even look......

Its the SUN!!!  Quick all you New Englanders - get outside quick.  Forget the SPF, forget the coat ...




Get into the light!