Anything else you want me to do?


I’ve been a stay at home mom now for over 9 years.  Each year the girls have been in school… the more I’ve been volunteering.  Usually I’ve been a class mom for one or both of the girls’ classes.  This is the first year since Zoe was 3 that I’m actually NOT a class mom.  […]

Hoping our iMac will get well soon


While  in the middle of writing something the computer screen suddenly become one big pixelated checker board. I turned it off and on.  Then it was a screen covered in stripes.  Kind of like those stripes on baby blankets everyone gets for thei newborns. Then the screen went completely white.  A sad lonely desolate white. […]

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5 little things that make me happy 1. Tootsie Rolls 2. Watching the cats chase after fallen leaves as they are being blown in little whirlwinds. 3. A late morning nap when you have a headache. 4. Zoe’s slow but noticeable improvement as she practices her violin. 5.  This video… because the Holderness family is […]

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5 little things that make me happy 1.  Getting into the classroom and seeing the kids excited about art. 2. Matinee Club. 3.  Heated car seats. 4. Sangria with my sister-in-law. 5.  Zoe’s blog post from today.

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5 little things that make me happy 1.  100 on a spelling test (see… studying DOES help) 2. Crossing things off of a to do list. 3. natural bliss Sweet Cream coffee mate creamer. 4. Being able to read my kindle books on whatever device I have with me and being able to sync up […]

Crumb Books


Oh Ana….  you keep me thinkin’. Ana got off the bus today.  She ran into the house just like every other day… yelling whatever was the most exciting thing for the day.  Sometimes it’s about scheduling a play date.  Sometimes it’s about an assembly.  Sometimes it’s about a drawing.  Sometimes I have no idea what […]

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5 little things that make me happy 1.  An entire weekend of Zoe & Ana playing nicely together (mentioned a couple times in a very quiet whisper voice for fear of ruining it). 2.  E-Z Pass 3.  The fact that Zoe & Ana BOTH can sit for a ridiculous amount of time exploring an owl […]

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5 little things that make me happy 1.  Selfie… it really does give me a 1/2 hour of smiles. 2.   Bubble gum flavored chewing gum. 3. Drive-thru Starbucks. 4.  Mü  (Thank you Erica, for introducing me!) 5. Zoe’s excitement over a 100 on her science test (wish us luck on tomorrow’s spelling test).

My DVDs on the shelf…

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We don’t buy DVDs anymore, really.  I mean… we buy them for Zoe & Ana.  The new favorite Disney movies… or classics to have on their shelf.  That kind of thing.  But MY movies?  The same movies and series have been on the same shelf on the same wall for I don’t know how many […]