August 29, 2011

my voice...

I haven't had anything to blog about.Why? Because my voice has seemed to left me. I feel beaten down. There are things I'm dying to say... to talk about to vent about and I can't say them.I've lost my voice... Where did my voice go?

I used to have opinions about EVERYTHING..and ANYTHING.. and now... I'm just "meh". If I have an opinion, I'm afraid to voice it. I'm worried of offending you...or you and especially you. I'm worried about giving certain people one more thing to use against me.

How do you stop worrying about what people think of you when it can affect your life? When it can be used against you.?

August 14, 2011

I've been sick..and busy...

Oh for the love of  Harry Potter, of all the times to get sick. I get sick in the week or so leading up to school starting. I know the new school year in preschool isn't as busy or complex as it is in public schools but there is still a ton for me to do. I've been working on lesson plans, bulletin boards  and organizing my classroom. I was really sad to miss work on Friday but both Monkey and I had a fever of 102.( mine was 102.1 and his was 102.4). It's Sunday and the little dude is better and I'm feeling more like myself just with much less energy.

In all this downtime, I've been napping, reading and pinning things like crazy. I'm hooked on pinterest. Darn you, Janette. :) But thanks to pinterest, I've finally nailed down the tattoo, I want to get for my mom. I promised her that I would get one for her since she never did and then couldn't get one when she was so ill.

I thought of all sorts of tattoos to get. Should I get her name? How about a symbol for her? What would a fitting tribute to the woman that raised me, that loved me and that was my best friend be?  She was a Leo, should I get a lion? A rose because that was her favorite?  None of those seemed fitting. I started to think of a phrase that would encompass what my mother meant to me. Maybe the proverb she always said to me?

“There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots, the other is wings.” or maybe a symbol of that? but what?

The answer hit me when I saw this...

Wait before you freak out...I'm not thinking of getting the ribcage and script. Just the script. It's a line from my favorite poem and I know Mom would love it. I want it either around the flower I got when my mom and dad were with me or beside it and I would love to include a very simple heart near it.

Now, I just need to pick the font , funds and find an artist. I'm really happy with this choice. I've been planning and trying to decide since before my mom passed away. I know she would like it.

Now, I should get back to work before I get lost on pinterest again.....

Oh by the way... go follow me on there, kay?!

August 6, 2011

Summer Wish List, No thanks..

It was on my list of things to do.To make a list of fun things to do as a family or just for me this summer. It never happened. There were sooo many things I wanted to do over the summer. A lot of bloggers had posted awesome Summer Fun Lists and I just failed at it!

So I'm skipping it. I'm so over the summer anyway. It's too DANG hot! I'm doing a Fall Fun List instead.
I love the fall. It's probably my favorite time of year, if you don't count Christmas.

So here it is...

Fall Fun!

 Go on a Hayride

Go Apple Picking

Make Cider
Jump in the leaves with Monkey
Take pumpkin patch pictures
Make Jack-o-laterns
Go to a football game
Go to a Craft Festival
Make a Fall Wreath
Make a list of all I'm thankful for

Go to a concert or two
Take family photos outside

Bake an Apple pie

What are you hoping to do this fall?! What should I add to my list?

August 2, 2011

A Doctor and A Date in One Day. *now with pictures*

  I had the other day off from work to take Monkey for his 2 year check up. Monkey is huge! He turned 2 on June 9th and he is 36 inches tall.. Umm that's 3 feet! He also weighs 36 lbs! Doctor Crazy thinks he's too chubby. He might be a little chubby but C and I aren't small people. We weren't going to have a thin baby.

Doctor Crazy suggested I have him run around more. Um, how long has it been since she spent more than 5 to 10 minutes with a toddler? All he does is run! He runs from the minute he gets out of bed until he's runnning back into bed.

After the appointment with Doctor Crazy we headed to drop Monkey off with my aunt so that we could have grown-up time. Um not like that! Shesh. We just wanted to do lunch without trying to make a 2 year old eat his veggies or pick up his cup a million times.

We had a yummy lunch at Genghis Grill and then we headed to the movies to see Captain America. I enjoyed the movie especially considering I haven't been to the movies since Twilight Eclispse and I hadn't been to the movies with C since You Don't Mess With The Zohan. *We don't get out much*
Captain America was good but it wasn't great. I'm not really a movie reviewer but it didn't blow my mind. It was decent and I'm glad we saw it.

Being alone with C reminded me how much fun we used to have together. We even played in the Arcade afterwards and took our pics in the photo booth. :)

Super fun.