Wednesday, September 30

Cool site of the Day!!!

Have you ever found a blog, and after reading a few posts you instantly thought to yourself " I wanna be friends with this person"....??




Well, that's how I felt last night. The blog is "Theta Mom"...and after 2 seconds in, I KNEW that I would follow this woman know matter where she posts. It's a wonderful blog, wonderful layout and design, lots of cool stuff, and amazing well written posts.    Soooo, if you're not already following, you should definately give it a look....

.... just sayin' 

Happy Bloggin'
Michele

Picture Day part deux

Good Morning Everyone...
For those of you just joining... it was Trinity's "picture day" at school yesterday. I forgot to take a picture before she left, but managed to catch some when she got home.



















She picked the outfit herself. And she insisted that my friend Alex do her hair before going to school.  Oh yeah,..... that's right, I was not allowed to do my only child's hair on her very first "picture day". I would be lying if I said there was no pang of jealousy .... it was small, but I felt it.
I never trusted my mother to do my hair later in life. The Dorthy Hamill electrical cord home perm "episode" did it for me. I walked around for 6 months looking like the tip of a poodle's tail... but again, I digress.

However redundant... just wanted to share the "pre-pictures" of the "picture day" picture....

What the hell did I just say???? the word and the sentence has lost all meaning to me now...I'm not even gonna delete it.  That's too funny!!!
more coffee needed ~ STAT!

Happy Blogging,
Michele

(Oh... I just added that little linky thing that suggest previous posts.... I'm scratching my head over this.  Some of the old ones I'm not so proud of..... what to do, what to do?? " )

Tuesday, September 29

One Lovely Blog Award

Wow... 2 Awards in one week.  I gotta tell ya, I'm feelin' the love. 
Thank you so much to Jeniel from "What's Wrong With Mommy"....
Here is a link to her site...
What's Wrong With Mommy?

The rules of the "One Lovely Blog Award" are:
Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Here are my 15 lovely blog picks:
Mama's Losin' It
PHAT Mommy
Peeling an Orange with a Screwdriver
Sugar Britches
June Cleaver After a Six-Pack
Dirty Pantaloons
The Mama Dramalogues
Jenna In the Ditch
Book Blab
Keeping Up!
Martini Mom
Single Mom Survives
Memoirs of a Single Mom
Why is Daddy Crying? - Journal
Monkey's Momma

Try and check them all out.... they are some of my all time fav's!!!  Hilarious stuff!

Over the Top Award.... (blush)

I just have to say that since joining some network community blog sites.... I have never had so much fun finding other mothers who shine so brilliantly. 
I'm having a great time.... and my house is a mess to prove it. 
I wanted to take a minute to RAVE about all the fantastic, wildly creative mothers out there.  The blogosphere, and the real world are a much better place for having you in it. 

On that note, I recieved a couple of awards this week from fellow moms.  How cool is that feeling? Wow....
So, without further hesitation... here we go. 
I will feature one today, and the other tomorrow.....
The latest was the "Over The Top blog" award given to me by Nikki, from the Chocolate Mousse
Stickycrumbkisses

If you haven't been .... check it out.  She's amazing!!!
Thank you so much, Nikki..... you rock.

So,
The rules of this award are to:
answer the questions with only one worded answers (those are below)

- thank the blogger who gave it to you over and over and over (that's exaggerated a bit) :)

- pass it on to 6 of your favorite bloggers
Picking only 6 was tough.... all the blogs I follow are so great, but maybe next time around.
I would like to give this award to:

Two Peas In a Pie @                 http://www.twopeasinapie.com/
A Day in the Life @                   http://onlyparentchronicles.blogspot.com/
Lunchbox Limbo @                   http://lunchboxlimbo.blogspot.com/
Diapers and Wine @                  http://diapersandwine.blogspot.com/
Why Mom Drinks Rum @          http://www.whymomdrinksrum.net/
Moments of Mommyhood @     http://momentsofmommyhood.blogspot.com/



So, on with the questions:
1. Where is your cell phone?
..purse
2.Your hair?
...wet
3. Your mother?
...Hmmm?
4. Your father?
...home.
5. Your favorite food?
...crab
6. Your dream last night?
...weird.
7. Your favorite drink?
..coffee
8. Your dream/goal?
...harmony
9. What room are you in?
..bedroom
10. Your hobby?
...blogging
11. Your fear?
...Death
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?
...Alive
13. Where were you last night?
...Home
14. Something you aren't?
...shy
15. Muffins?
..blech
16. Wish list item?
...true love
17. Where did you grow up?
...Alberta
18. Last thing you did?
...laugh
19. What are you wearing?
...jammies
20. Your TV?
...off
21. Your pets?
...none
22. Your friends?
...working
23. Your life?
...stressful
24. Your mood?
...peaceful
25. Missing someone?
...always
26. Vehicle?
...SUV
27. Something you're not wearing?
...underwear
28. Your favorite store?
...??
29. Your favorite color?
...Indigo
30. When was the last time you laughed?
...today
31. Last time you cried?
...today
32. Your best friend?
...Lisa   Book Blab
33. One place that I go over and over?
...Walmart
34. One person who emails me regularly?
..Nathan
35. Favorite place to eat?
...Boston Pizza
In my haste to get her out the door this morning.... I completely fogot to take a picture before I dropped her off.   Damn... I really wanted a picture before "the picture". 

The more I think about it, the more redundant it sounds.

Picture Day.......


Can you guess these Celebrities???

It's "Picture Day" for Trinity. She is super excited.... and I ended up taking a trip down memory lane.

I remember my first "school picture". It was sad, really. What was my mother thinking?
I don't have a scanner (really, I don't)
So, visualize it.... if you will
First we'll start with my face:

Cheesy missing front tooth grin, complete with big, goofy, '70's circa, googly glasses ~ and thanks to Michael Stewart (my first crush through grade school) and his endless farting, I had a crinkled up nose as well .... ~ .
Oh yeah, and lets not forget the home perm.... sweet holy shit ~ the perm!!!!! There are no words.... really. Dorthy Hamill chewed through an electric cable.
And, the real kicker (the shining moment)......... A booger ( that's right) of the dangling variety!!! How awsome is that???
How am I looking to you so far? Still with me??

Okay, so..... on with the fashion :
THE MOST ~ GAWD AWFUL ~ polyester get-up that K-mart ever put on the rack. Paisley blue print top, with stretchy matching pants (if you can imagine) and itchy as HELL. The shirt had a Dickie with a white collar ~ also paisley (hey, it was the '70's) ~ with gigantic lapels hanging out the sides, and long sleeves with big white cuffs. Clearly, it was hideous.

HID ~ Eeee ~ US
But then, like I said, it was the '70's.... I mean seriously ~ who DIDN"T look hideous back then?

I don't think I ever forgave my mother for that..... until today.

This much I know.... whatever I stick her in, or how I do her hair, she will eventually see it as an epic fail. There is no escaping this...
So,... I have decided to pick out the stupidest looking outfit and get it over with. Give her the blue, and purple hair she has requested, and call it a day!!

and there ya have it....
Michele
Yes, yes, that's the plan.
Celeb's L-R (Christina Aguilara, Demi Moore, Pamela Anderson, Leo DiCaprio)

Sunday, September 27

Denial... it's what's for Breakfast

Denial. Denial. Denial.
A lovely little word.
"De-ni-al. // : a refusal to admit reality or the truth."
Reality slapped me in the face today. I think my daughter is spoiled.... I'll let you decide for yourself:

"Mommy, I'm hungry"
"What would you like for breakfast, my love"
" Umm...... scrambled eggs and peanut butter toast"
"Sorry honey, we're all out of eggs, but I'll get you some toast"
"Awwww..... I WANT EGGS"
"Well,.... we don't have eggs. please put that whiny voice away..."

Now, I must emphasise.... how much I LOATHE the whiny voice. Seriously..... I can handle a lot of things about parenting. Whining is NOT one of them. Tolerance ~ zero!!
But, (le sigh).... life is categorically unfair, and I have been blessed with a child who is able to add a pitch to her whiny voice that sends me over the edge. 0 - crazy in 3 seconds flat.

But, off I go to make the "peanut butter toast".

Whiny voice has ceased. Blood pressure .... normal.

Yesterday she liked the little triangles I made. I decide to repeat the fun.

So, I make the toast. I cut the toast in triangles. I am proud of the toast. I bring her the toast. She looks at the toast. Then, her face squishes up and ..... I brace myself.
I have seen this look before......

" Awww, I don't want the triangles like that. I'M NOT EATING IT!!!! .... HMMMPH"

Plate is flicked across the table (that's right..... flicked!..lord held me). Arms crossed in a huff.

I pause. Not eating it?

I ask myself...... "Did she just do that, over a slice of freakin' TOAST? " The voice said ...... "Yes Michele, she did." My child.... my darling, sweet, loving child is spoiled.

and so, I finally said: (in my best "mom"voice) EXACTLY what my mother said to me!!

(although, I did sound more like Tom Hanks shouting... "there's no crying in baseball" )

"C'mon.... there's no crying over toast....!!!!! Eat it, or don't eat it. But, you know what? ~ there are lots of little boys and girls in the world who don't have enough to eat."

"Fine then." she replies with the defiance of a teenager. " maybe you should just give it to THEM"

Little White Lies



So..... I lied to my daughter today.
I know, I know....... Gasp.
I told her that McDonald's was closed until tomorrow. ~ She is now telling the neighbours that they ran out of french fries.
Which got me thinking....
I did some research and this was what I found.
According to a recent study:
"The average parent will tell their child almost 3,000 little white lies as they're growing up - just to get their own way."

"Eight in 10 parents said they often told little white lies to their kids to protect them from the truth, whilst 46 per cent made lies up if they didn't know the real answer to a question."

"Interestingly, the majority of parents polled agreed their children pretty much stopped believing everything they were told by their eighth birthday."

Here are my fav top five:
  1. If you punch daddy in the crotch, he will give you candy.
  2. When the ice cream truck chimes that means they're sold out.
  3. Disneyland burned down
  4. It's bad luck to name every ant you see
  5. "Drinking water protects you from the monsters."
I wish there were more. Oh, how I wish there were more. I think we could all use some good back up ideas.... seriously.
Do you have a funny white lie you want to share?

Friday, September 25

Friday Flashback

I must admit.... the creative juices have eluded me. At least when it comes to interesting and funny things to write. Let's see.... what's it called now ~ Blogger blocked???

I HATE IT.

I could just ramble on about some mundane subject, or event that will have you rushing to stick needles in your eyes rather than read any further, but I will spare you.... for today.

What I will do however, is post a couple of pics. Before and after, if you will.
And it pretty much sums up how fast she grew up right before my eyes......

showing "Lolly" some luv...


and then ..... "poof"

And yes, I know...... before I blink she will be in High School, crying over boys, getting her period and begging me for a tatoo and some freakish body peircing ~ but that's a post for another day!!!!

Happy Friday!

and there ya have it,
M

Thursday, September 24

Awsome Blog

... in my travels today I found a blog that almost made me pee.
http://www.whymomdrinksrum.net/

underneath her Blog Title she writes:
"If You Call Me a Mommy Blogger I'll Stab You"

Seriously... pee'd. Definately worth checking out!!

STAT

Starting off like any other morning in our house, Trinity, with her Lucky Charms and favorite TV shows ; and I upstairs enjoying that first sip of morning coffee while checking out the latest on Facebook and waiting for my brain to wake up and join the fun... why is it taking so much longer, the older I get, for those foggy mornings to clear up? Not sure when that happened, but.... I digress.

Anyway, all is well. All is routine. Then out of the blue I hear a frantic voice coming from downstairs. It's Trinity. The desperation is clear, the words are not.

So, thinking that she is perhaps bleeding, or something must be on fire, I jump from my chair. My leg bangs into the keyboard tray, spilling hot coffee all over. "Shit". I then trip over my purse, stubbing my toe, and spilling purse contents all over the floor. "Shit" ..... I am now leaving little trail of red spots all over the carpet. The pain from my toe has travelled to my brain. I start to hold my breath..... then,

Oh ya, ....... right. The girl. Blood. Fire. Focus Michele.

Half way downstairs, she comes barreling around the corner at full speed and wipes out. She immediately starts to wail. I see no blood. She is not on fire.

So, there we are at the bottom of the stairs, both frazzled to some capacity. Both wondering what the hell is going on. This continues for a few minutes. Her eyes widen, and she begins her desperate cry for help that started all this in the first place. It went something like this....

"Mommy, Mommy..... HURRY!! I need a bucket. I need medicine and a temperature thingy ~ STAT!! Baby Abby is throwing up. She's really sick. Really. Hurry, hurry. I'll get the bucket, and you get the medicine and temperature."

This is the emergency. This is why my thighs are scalded with hot coffee and my baby toe is bleeding.

Wait a minute.... did she just say "STAT"?

So,...... yada, yada, yada. ~

Baby Abby is now doing well and resting on the couch, with a puke bucket by her side.

Trinity is back to her TV show and cereal.

And I am laughing my ass off.

and there ya have it,
M

Nothing....



I got nothing.


Seriously.


Been sitting here, staring at the ominous blank screen for nearly 10 min. Oh, there is lots in my head, but nothing worth putting into words. Actually, feeling very scattered . I have "mom-dumb", (a cute little quote that a friend shared this morning... made me laugh.)

It's sooo true. The "mom-dumb" thing. And I'm sure it's safe to say that I'm not the only one... somewhat comforting. Most times I can hide it pretty well.

Not today.

I went into the freezer tonight, to grab some ice... and do you know what I found?

The TV remote.

NOT EVEN KIDDING.

So, at the risk of writing an astoudingly stupid post. I think i'll just call it a night and try again tomorrow. Which is today... but not really, cause it's early ~ or late, however you look at it.

See what I mean.

Wednesday, September 23

"There will come a time when you believe that everything is finished.
That will be the beginning." (Louis L'Amour)

Tuesday, September 22

Tackle Me Tuesday


















FLY ~ Finally Loving Yourself

Hello Everyone,
It's Tackle Me Tuesday, where every Tuesday I will be posting about housework, family, parenting, or just plain "whatever" kind of tips. Pick one thing, and get 'er done.

OVERWHELMED??? Then check out this site..... it's absolutely awesome. Seriously.
I can not begin to explain my love for this site. I have recommended it to many friends, but then I got to thinking why on earth is it not on my blog. I cannot say enough. It's amazing. AMAZING!!!

Now,... for those of you who with a spotless house, organized closets, and a creative idea for just about every little corner of your house, this site is not for you. But, if you join the ranks of overworked, under medicated, slightly ADD mother like me, then well...... the Internet gods have answered our prayers.

There is so much to say about this site, that it would take days for me to organize a proper review. So, I simply encourage you to check it out and see for yourself.
My job today is "Baby step #1".... polish my sink. hmmmm, sounds easy enough.
and there ya have it,
M
~ anyone got a "Tackle me Tuesday" tip for the day? Post a comment below and share it with us. I personally need all the help I can get....

Final Layout

Okay. Decision making. Not a strong point, but I'm working on it.... that, and the fact I get bored way too easy. Perhaps that's why I'm single. But that's a post for another day.....

Truth be known... although the bubble hearts were cute and all... I found it very distracting ~ much like the floating fairy. This layout just feels, well.... cleaner to me. So, this is how it will stay. For now.

Let me know what you think....

Monday, September 21

Sweet Caroline.... Whoa, whoa, whoa...

If any of you saw my post today on Facebook, you would have discovered what my precious little girl thinks of my singing voice. Her delivery ~ anything but subtle.

Along with not being able to enter her room anymore when the sign is posted "No Mommz alwed"... I was apparently "NOT ALWED" to sing in the house when she is home. Oh, I could sing all I want, but only after she had gone to school.

"Please don't sing when I am home, Mommy. It's okay if you want to, but you can only do it while I'm at school".

Silence. Ouch.

I thought about this. Pondered even.

And then you know what I did?

Yep.... I broke into song. Sweet Caroline. Loud & Off Key.
♫♪ WHOA.... WHOA.... WHOA..... good times never seemed so good!!!!♫♪♫

I sang it over and over. While she was getting dressed. While she was brushing her teeth. While she was doing her hair. While she was putting on her shoes. On the way to the car. In the car. Getting out of the car....

She finally laughed.

"All right, Mommy. You win."

and there ya have it,
M

Moody Monday

Ahhh, Monday's. A new start. A fresh week to embrace. Pfffttt........

I must start off tonight with an apology. It appears that my"Marvelous Mom's" week will have to be postponed until next Monday. Have been handed a little too much on my plate the next few days, and want to make sure that I can devote the proper time and attention to my "super mom friends" and their stories.

On top of all the extra work (which I am not complaining about)... have been extremely moody today. Wait a minute.... who am I editing for.... BITCHY is the word. Up, down, sideways, then back again. Not sure why. Don't care. Just want it to stop.

Will spare you the dribble. We've all been there.

So, let's just say this ~ Woke up grumpy and.... yada, yada, yada.... that guy at the Macs store tonight isn't gonna ask me for my freakin' I.D. any time soon.

and there ya have it,
M
Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to visit my site, and for all the wonderful things that you are saying.

I must say, I was not prepared for the overwhelming response, now that I have got my "name" out there, so to speak... and let the world know what a truly amazing daughter I have.

For those of you that don't know me, and those of you that do.... Thank you for following along in my struggle to be a good mom, and have a place to share, and remember all the wonderful stages of her childhood. I hope that she can look back on this one day as a tribute to how precious and loved she is.

I love to write. I love to journal. I love to blog. It just makes sense.

This week, I would like to feature some awsome "MOM's" in my life.
Some of them blog, some dont. Some of them should, some of them wont. But I will be devoting this week to feature a different "awsome mom" each day and tell you my reasons why I think she is so special. So, stay tuned, and be prepared to meet some amazing new women, who make parenting seem effortless.

And of course, the musings of Trinity. The star of the show. My video link should be up and running by then. I am super excited to be featuring some funny blogger video stuff of her as well. For those of you that know her, she is quite the little ham and ... absolutely LOVES the camera. I cant wait. Seriously.

Happy Monday Everyone...

and there ya have it,

M

Sunday, September 20

"No mommz alwed"

This is posted on Trinty's bedroom door.

Translation: " No Mom's Allowed"

On the other side, is a big smiley face... " Mommz may prooseyd"

Translation: "Mom's may proceed" ( this cracks me up... "proceed")

I have been instructed by my 5yr old roomate across the hall, that I must ALWAYS check the sign before attempting to enter her room when the door is closed ~

"Just in case I am still mad at you for something" she said.

The Underwater Castle in the Sky


His name was "Moe"... named after the little robot from Wall-E who did all the cleaning up.


Sadly, today at 8:47a.m. "Moe" went to the Underwater Castle in the sky. He is survived by fellow goldfish friends, Eva and Wall -E II.


R.I.P. Moe. You were a good fish. Creepy looking as hell, but a good fish.


Funeral services will be held today at 7:00 p.m. in our backyard under the crabapple tree. A few words will be given by Trinity... and a popcicle stick will be planted in his honor.

Nothing To Wear

From the floor of her bedroom she sits ~ surrounded by a mountain of clothes that have been thrown askew in a fit of frustration. She is naked and sobbing. Tears stream down her face.


"I have NOTHING to wear" she cries.


And there it was....... The time in every young girls life ~ A rite of passage to Womanhood. The "I have nothing to wear" moment. Every woman has said it, every woman has felt it..... Every woman has "meant" it when she said it.


I was 11, my first time. NOT 5 !!! And this is where I was at a loss.

I mean, ... what do you say to comfort someone who has only just learned to dress herself ? I was clearly not prepared for this. Nor was my reaction the right one.
I laughed.
She screamed "Get out of my room".


I left her alone for a minute, mostly to regain my composure, and stifle the smirk on my face at how absurd she looked surrounded by all those clothes. I waited a moment. Then re-entered.... "mommy mode" in tact, and attemted to redeem myself in her eyes.


Some shining words of comfort were spoken. And she got back on the horse.
Crisis averted. Outfit picked.

White flowered t-shirt, denim capri's, ......... red/green christmas socks that say "Ho, ho, ho"
Now, that's an outfit!!!!

And there ya have it!
M

My OB said what???

This is a great little site, with lots of hysterical quotes.

Worth a look....

http://myobsaidwhat.com/

Here's a sample:

It Will Confuse The Baby.

”“You can’t deliver on hands and knees because that is backwards…and it will confuse the baby.” -L&D Nurse
I posted this a while ago.... sometime last year. But I just had to share it one more time. It can be found at http://t-shirts.cafepress.ca/item/my-mommy-is-blogging-this-toddler-tee-smiley. A great little site with tons of super cute stuff.
(* Lilah.... I have a feeling you're gonna want one * )

Saturday, September 19

I Has the Blah's

Today was a write-off.

It started out like any other day.... with the exception Trinity not tickling my feet at 7a.m. (yes, that's how she wakes me up if I'm still asleep) ~ truth be known, I absolutely LOVE someone touching my feet, so I pretend to be asleep and milk it for all I can ~ is that wrong of me?

Anyway, Yes.... with the exception of my "foot tickles", it started off like any other day. Coffee in hand (treated myself to a Timmy's), computer on, and then ..........ahhhh, a little facebook time. I indulged a little longer this morning... it's Saturday, after all.

Cleaned up the house a bit. Stood in the doorway of Trinity's room, and pondered ~ "Hmmm, I don't remember hearing the hurricane that whirled through here. So, after moment or two of assessing the damage, I simply closed the door and backed away nice and slow.

Then ..... it hit me. I mean ~ HIT ME, the outta the blue kind. I puked. Then, I puked again. and then, ....... I puked again. It was official ~ I had a flu bug, or "The Blah's" as Trinity calls it.

Seriously ~ No warning. No internal dialogue between my stomach, mouth and brain. One minute I felt great ~ the next, crying like a baby over an apathetic toilet bowl, wanting my "mommy" to hold back my hair and get me a cold cloth.

And just like that.... the day was ruined.

Until Trinity came bounding through door, filled with pictures and stories about her day with Dad. And just like that..... all was right again with my world .

And there ya have it,
Michele

Pyjama Bloggers Unite


I seem to have unwittingly joined the ranks of pyjama
blogger.


Had a quick search.... I appear to be in very good company. It's comforting. I am definitely not the only mother who's internal clock takes full advantage of a quiet house.


During the day, I am so tired I can feel my eye muscles relax enough to see double. Have to literally give my head a shake to stop it. I painfully go through Trinity's bedtime routine, longing for the moment when I can shuffle my feet across the hall and call it a night.


But then, it happens......
As soon as I get back to my room, sit down for one last visit on facebook, and a cup of tea...... my second wind. Not even kidding. It's insane. The feeling of having absolutely no responsibility for the rest of the night is exciting... and like a good visit with an old friend, I never want it to end.


And on a night like tonight, when Trintiy is with her dad, oooooh, I drag out this small taste of life BC (before children) and before I know it I'm doing a 2a.m. slurpee run and joining all the other baggy eyed bloggers.

I have tried everything out there. Right down to the little blue pills that leave that awful taste in your mouth. I will not take them when Trinity is here... they knock me out too hard. It will pass, I'm sure of it. In the meantime, it might make for some interesting posts.... who knows.


Any special cures out there? Feel free to share ~ I'm game for anything.


And there ya have it...
M

Fahsion Sense

For tonight's sleep over at Daddy's place, we have decided on pink and purple hair. To match our yellow shirt, red skirt, pink hoodie, and striped blue socks.

Hysterical.

You can see her comin' a mile away.

She thinks it looks "fabulous" ( her new favorite word this week)... so, who am I to argue ~ I've been in my pyjama pants all day!!!

I was treated to a "breakfast cafe" just outside my bedroom door this morning. It was all ready by the time I got out of the shower. When she told me she had a surprise, I was just thankful that she didn't cut her hair again..... but, no....

She grabbed her little pink table and stools, put it in the hallway and served us our breakfast, which included: applesauce, oranges, and ritz crackers. Oh, and juice. It was wonderful. So cool. (and much more appetizing than the cottage cheese concoction she made a while back. Things are improving LOL )

Anyway,  she is off with her dad for the weekend. 

And there ya have it,
Michele

Friday Funny's

Sleepless nights and 5yr olds who start bouncing on your bed at 6 a.m. ~ is there a snooze alarm for that??

Ah... remember the days when the snooze button meant something? I do. We were fast friend for years. Loved the snooze... all about the snooze, actually looked forward to the snooze. I remember setting my wake up time earlier than necessary, ...... that's right, just so I could hit "snooze".

Now, ........I don't even own an alarm clock anymore.

Insomnia. Seriously. Why does it only happen at night? I don't have it during the day. I could nap in the afternoon at any given moment. Pillow, throw blanket, blazing sun in my eyes. Whammo ~ I'm asleep.

I have tried to "power nap" during the day, after a long sleepless night... this is not recommended with an imaginative child running loose in your house.
Which got me thinking about all the wonderful, creative things she has done over the years:

~ She has given the goldfish a bath, with half a bottle of sunlight dish detergent. Bubbles everywhere. Great fun.

~ She has posed to take a picture of herself, buck naked on the kitchen table, covered in finger paint from head to toe... wearing nothing but rubber boots... (must find that pic... stay tuned)

~ Unraveled every roll of toilet paper in the house because "curious George" did it, and mommy laughed.

~ Made me a wonderful mixture of cottage cheese, sour cream, apple sauce, and shredded carrots for breakfast. Which of course I had to eat, while she watched with glowing anticipation. Threw up in my mouth a bit, but still smiled and said "yum"

~ Of course, followed by a flavoured coffee.... consisting of coffee grounds, cold water, squished raspberries and chocolate sauce. Yum. Lookout Starbucks.

~ She has painted my toenails while I slept. Each a different color.

~ Gave me a new turtle tattoo, on my calf, with a black felt pen of the permanent kind ....

~ ... And then made a sideways Happy Face on her "girl parts" with her markers. ( Her father was particularily impressed with this one.) I don't have to tell you where the nose was.

There's more... but I'll save those for another post. Perhaps we'll have a "day" each week... where we can all share the crazy things children do. I shall give that some serious thought.

Suffice to say my napping days are over.

For now, I will be content with looking like a Zombie and tell myself that underneath the tired saggy skin, and bloodshot eyes is the heart of a woman who is vibrant, charming, and not quite in her 30's yet!!!

Thursday, September 17

Things I Never Thought I'd Say

Sometimes, The words linger in my mind, just long enough to make me burst into laughter.  Ahhhh, Motherhood....  Somewhere ~ my mother is smirking! 
Here's just a few... feel free to add your own!

“Yes, you can eat under the table as long as you are quiet.“


“Please dont bat mommy's boobies around like that.”

“That’s called your vagina.”

“My ‘agina?”

[stifled horrified laughter - good lord that sounds wrong coming from her]

“No, Mommy was wrong. Those are your lady parts.”

“We do NOT eat lightbulbs. Ever!”

Fairy Dust

    Oh, and it gives me great pleasure to announce that the little floating fairy got the axe!!! She was driving me crazy.  Very cute idea, but very distracting. LOL

     Ya, that's right....  I killed a fairy.

Attempted Abduction

Let me just start off by saying.....
What the HELL is wrong with people??? I know perverts have come in all shapes and sizes, probably since the beginning of time, but I will NEVER understand it. 

     Apparhently there was an "incident" at one of the local schools here in Airdrie a few days ago, involving an 11yr old girl.  She broke free from the bastard that grabbed her, and managed to escape unharmed.  My heart goes out to this young girl and her family.  How tragic!  It's great that she managed to go "physically" unharmed, but man o' man.... emotionally???  Like I said, my thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family.  I will be walking Trinity to school until she is 18! Seriously. 

    They have not caught the man asshole so far, but seem to have a fairly good description of him and the vehicle he was driving.  Let's hope someone knows who he is and turns him in, or they just plain catch him.  I think they should bring back "stoning".  Wouldn't that be cool to throw rocks at this guy??? I'm kidding, of course. 

    If anyone would like more information on him, ie: description etc.  just let me know.  It's plastered all over my facebook page.  And from what I hear, it was in the news yesterday as well.  At first, we all thought perhaps it was a hoax, but sadly it is not. 

"Stranger Danger" .... let's keep our kids safe!!!!

    

Hump Day

       Well, Hump Day has come and gone without any major upsets in our little chunk of the world. Trinity is absolutely loving school. She seems to be adjusting to it just fine, like we knew she would. She loves her teacher, and has made some cute little friends. Can't believe how much it really does take me back to my early school days. I am loving every minute of it so far.


        Her teacher called me aside yesterday after school to ask about Trinity's reading skills. I didn't know what to say. Trin has been reading for a while now. We do flash cards and stuff everyday. I don't push it on her or anything, she just always wants to learn more..... I'm very proud of her. When I told her what the teacher said, she just shrugged it off, like it was no big deal!

       Had the nicest surprise today as well. A friend of mine dropped off a mountain of clothes for Trinity!!! Allysia, if you're reading this... thank you sooo much.

       Not really anything too funny or interesting enough to make fun of today. Just a regular day in the life.... I welcome it, in a way. We've been all full up on crazy around here.... and while it doesn't make for an interesting blog read, it makes for a much calmer "mommy"

       We did go and watch her dad play volleyball tonight. All her "Auntie's and Uncle's" play on Nathan's team, so it's super fun for Trin. She gets a chance to see everyone. Got to watch over my friends baby girl, Leah. She's almost 9months old, and cute??? OMG... cutest EVER! Seriously, such a doll. Love her to bits. We chatted a bit, smiled at each other, and sang some songs. Great fun!

       Oh, and tomorrow Trinity informed me that we are going to play a new pretend game ALL DAY!!! She get's to be the "Mommy" and I get to be the "little girl"! Should prove interesting !

And there ya have it,

Michele

Wednesday, September 16

Tuesday, September 15

The Last Word

One last post for the day.  Couldn't resist.  Laughed so hard, I almost pee'd.  Seriously ~ not even kidding :)
Goodnite all,
M

Loose Teeth

Keep forgetting to tell you all. Trinity officially has 2 loose teeth. One up top, one on the bottom. Can't believe it actually. I don't know why, but for some reason I never gave it much thought that she would be losing her teeth soon. I must say, it came as quite a surprise.

She's pretty excited. She is constantly wiggling them. Constantly asking me to wiggle them. Asking complete strangers if they want to wiggle them. Funny.

She has been "pretending" to have loose teeth for a while now. There were a few older kids in daycare that were loosing their teeth, and she wanted to be like the "big kids". So, it took me a while to take her seriously. I endulged her request and felt them move.... WOW!!

She is already contemplating what she is going to ask the tooth fairy for. So far, she has decided on a computer! One of those requests where you just look at them, smile politely, and say... "we'll see".
The tooth fairy is on "the welfare" in my house. She'll be getting a toonie, and a pack of stickers!! LOL

And there you have it,
Michele


Sweet Dreams!
Comments from pYzam.com

Bubble Hearts

Okay.... I realized that I have somewhat strayed from the original idea of this blog.  It's about Trinity, and all the quirky things she does.  Kinda like a journal of her days (not a boring post about grocery shopping. :) ... so, I decided to let her design it. 
Of course, we went with pink and purple, and hearts ( can't have a web page without bubble hearts).... and a floating fairy. LOL

She loves it.
I love it too....

She is off to the new dayhome today. I will have her there a couple of mornings during the week.  The lady we go to also has a son in Trinity's kindergarten class.  I think it will work out just fine.  (fingers crossed)

And there ya have it,
Michele

ps.  the fairy's name is "Sharpay" ....  and if you run your mouse over her, she will move out of the way :)

Monday, September 14

Monday, it lasted all day

Well, for those of you with me on facebook, it's been no secret the problems I'd been having with my computer. I am happy to say, however, that today ended on a good note. New computer is up and running like a dream.

Not much to post about today.

Trinity was excited to go to school. She talked about it all weekend. Couldn't wait to get there this afternoon.

Went grocery shopping, which I loathe!

Overall, pretty boring Monday.

I'll try and be more interesting tomorrow.....

And there ya have it,
Michele

A Good Quote

While we try to teach our children all about life...

Our children teach us what life is all about..

Super, Duper Sunday

Changed the layout of my blog today.... not sure if I like it. Been tweaking it, off and on all day. Just can't seem to get it right. Maybe I'll keep it, I dunno. I love fall.... it's my favorite season of ALL .... just can't get the colors right....


Great day today. Busy, but awsome!

Nose Creek Park in the morning. Farmer's Market. It was nice to spend the morning with people that are so easy to be around. I was thinking of driving down ~ then told myself, Geesh, Michele it's like a 5 min walk. I think my friend Bonnie would have shook her head at that one, so I kept it to myself : )
Lots of fun... only spent $5 on a hand knitted cradle purse for Trinity. My self -discipline amazed meLOL
Did you know that Airdire has a Choir??? Hmmm..... I had no idea. They were very good. Trinity loved listening to it....

Then we were off to her cousin's birthday Party... cupcake cake and ice cream. 7 or 8 little girls giggling was fun to watch. Had a nice time.


Then, a trip to Calgary to visit my father. Haven't been in to visit him as often as I would like. Hoping to get in on a more regular basis, now that I will be working more from home. Was very nice to just sit and visit... wish we could have stayed longer. And I dont think I say it often enough, but a HUGE kudo's goes out to my step-mother for all that she does for him.... day in and day out.! I know it's hard on her, but she never complains.
We love you Mama Max.... for who you are, and for all that you do!!

Trinity started to doze off on the way home. So cute when they do that. Car rides still make her sleepy. Had to carry her in the house.... out like a light in 5 seconds flat. I'm pretty lucky that way. She has NEVER fought me on bedtime. Sometimes, she will even put herself to bed. It's funny.

May be working a few lunch shifts at Paul's Pizza during the week. So for those of you that live in Airdrie, stop by for pizza! Serving friends was always my favorite. It will be nice to get back into it a bit. I miss it in some ways... it's just gonna be nice to be in and out... no late nights shutting down the bar on a Friday night. Those days are long gone for me.... thank goodness. Although, I do miss bartending!


Let me know if you like the new layout. Got some ideas from a friend who just recently changed her layout too. I love what she has done with her site..... I guess I'm just not feeling as creative today.

Anyway, gonna go and grab some much needed beauty sleep.

And there ya have it,
Michele

Sunday, September 13

CityView Article....

Airdrie City View Friday, September 11, 2009
Never too young to give back
COVY MOORE
Rocky View Publishing
Donations come in every size, but
it’s not every day that a five-yearold
girl donates to the Canadian
Breast Cancer Foundation.
Trinity -----, of Airdrie, recently
held a cookie and lemonade stand
in conjunction with her mother’s
multi-family charity garage sale.
Trinity’s original thought was to
sell a few cookies and cups of
lemonade for profit but after asking
mom what the garage sale
money was for, she changed her
mind.
“She made about $25 that day,”
said Trinity’s mother Michele.
“She asked about what we were
doing with our money, so in fiveyear-
old language we explained
‘sore boobies’ and that mommies
can get really sick.”
Trinity immediately said she wanted
to give her $25 to the cause, and
it began to balloon from there. A couple of jaws dropped when
she said that,” said Michele. “I had
some friends of mine say how cool
it was, and they are going to match
her donation.”
Michele says it was not the easiest
of conversations to have with
her daughter, but seeing her reaction
made it worth while.
“She is so amazing, it was overwhelming,
I don’t know how to
describe it,” said Michele. “I am so
proud of her.”
From the generosity of friends
and family, Trinity has raised about
$500 so far.
As the number of donations continued
to grow, Trinity’s aunt
Bonnie, who plans on participating
in this year’s Run for the Cure
brought forward the idea of Trinity
participating. Trinity is now registered
to partake in the CIBC Run
for a Cure to be held at South
Centre Mall in Calgary on Oct. 4.
Including the money that has
been raised by herself and her aunt
Bonnie, more than $1,000 dollars is
expected to go to Breast Cancer
research.
In 2008, 55 communities and
170,000 Canadians participated in
the Canadian Breast Cancer
Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.
Together, they raised $28.5 million
for breast cancer research, education,
awareness and programs.
To pledge either Trinity ----- or
Bonnie ----- on their Run for the
Cure, visit
www.cibcrunforthecure.com, or
visit Trinity’s Facebook group page
titled Trinity’s Lemonade Challenge.
cmoore@airdrie.greatwest.ca

Saturday, September 12

I Have The Dumb


Well, now that I have decided to keep up with my blog..... Murphy and his stupid Law have set in. I GOT NOTHIN'

Me thinks this insomnia has taken it's toll on my creative side. Oh, it's in there somewhere, buried under a mountain of everyday life. Bills, laundry, dishes, housecleaning..... all that stuff that I loathe.

I have a friend, who is absolutely neurotic about housework, especially laundry!!!! She came to my house today.... I could see her top lip break out in a sweat when she checked out my laundry room, just for fun.....

The look on her face was hysterical....
"Doesn't THAT bother you, at all?" She asked.

"NOPE"... was my only reply.

Which got me thinking. I really don't care about that stuff, not like I used to. I mean, I was NEVER Martha Stewart ~ and for that matter, never wanted to be. But, I must say... my housecleaning has taken a back seat to walks in the park, and playing Barbies with Trinity.

I figure, we each have about 17 pairs of underwear.... so, we're good for a few weeks at least!! LOL

All kidding aside. My house is not "dirty", just ..... well, an absolute disaster. It's frustrating sometimes, yes. But I can find you something as small as a thumbtack at the drop of a hat. If I organized everything, it would probably take me twice as long to find it. So, in the meantime, it will get done, when it gets done.

My daughter is a happy, well adjusted, confident, caring little girl. And in the pictures she draws of me ~ I'm always smiling :)

On that note, I think I'll go throw a load of whites in the dryer and call it a night.


And there you have it,
Michele

Friday, September 11

School Daze


First day of Kindergarten....

In some ways, I thought the day would never come. Now that it is here, I feel like all I did was blink.

First day of school went off without a hitch. She was up, dressed, teeth brushed and breakfast made all by 6:30am. Too funny. She let me sleep through the whole thing. How thoughtful.


I seriously think the most over-used phrase in the world is "time goes by so fast".... but I find myself thinking, and saying it all the time!

The strangest thing was how much it brought back memories of my own childhood "firsts", and how I felt my first day of kindergarten. I remember what was going through my mind, what macaroni covered with glue tasted like, what the school smelled like, .... and what the jiffy markers smelled like.....~ OH THE JIFFY MARKERS!!!

My second day of Kindergarten.... my teacher, Mrs. Harvey, found me in "house centre" with black marker spots all under my nose. I was complaining about a headache. Was very sleepy. Sooo, off I went to the nurses room to lie down until my mom came to get me. I can still see the smirks everyone's face who tried to warn me about "sniffing" the markers. I threw up on the way home. Ah, good times. I still love that smell.

Which brings up a new "fear" about parenting.... MEMORIES!!!! When she was a baby, and I did something stupid, I took comfort in the fact she was too young to remember. Now... I'm feeling the pressure! And feeling like a "MOM" on a whole different level.

But, all that aside. A great first day of school.