Showing posts from May, 2011

10 Questions Moms of Sick Children Ask Themselves

Did I brush my hair today? Did I brush my teeth todayDid I take a shower today?WTF day is it?Can I wear these pajama pants to bed even though I wore them all day?How long has this  puke been on my shirt?How can he sleep through the kids puking at 2am? How did the can opener get in the freezer?   Is it possible to be immune to the smell of vomit?   WILL THESE KIDS EVER GET BETTER???

Will I Watch The Lovely Bones Today?

Long ago I read The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, a beautiful yet soul wrenching book.  I had a real physical reaction when I read it.  Literally after reading that one part, that I won't spoil, I was dry heaving with my head resting on the toilet.  For reals.

I almost didn't finish it.  I pushed through and I am glad I did.  It is on my list of top 20 books.

Last month when we had an HBO free preview weekend I noticed the film version of 'The Lovely Bones'  was playing.  I taped it planning to watch it that night.  Well nerves and the desire not to go to bed and have bald Stanley Tucci nightmares, I held off.  Days turned into weeks.  Weeks turned into months and I still have yet to watch that movie.
This is not a decision I take lightly.  Watching 'The Lovely Bones is a commitment I have to fully give of myself.

Every morning I ask myself:
"Will Today Be The Day That I Watch 'The Lovely Bones?"

Then I give myself this simple quiz:

1. Are you happy thi…

Pepsi Refesh Vote Needed!

One of my blogging friends, and cousin IRL, is working hard this week to get the word and the vote out on her very special Pepsi Refresh Project.  She could use your help, go here and vote for her project!
Now if you are a wise voter, which I am sure you are, you want to know what you are voting for.   Patty is trying to start a Lego Skills Club for children on the Autism Spectrum in her local area.  What is a Lego Skills Club you ask?
"Children come together each week in developmentally staged groups from ages 5-17 years. During the sessions they focus on collaborative projects in a specifically designed LEGO® room. To prompt interaction among the children and help them come up with their own solutions, adult coaches divide up tasks so they have joint and interactive jobs to do. This collaboration requires close interaction and communication among group members naturally reinforcing social contact and good behavior."  From
Supplies and training are need to get…