Archives for March 2011

Boys are weird.

I remember when my mom used to pick me up from school, I couldn’t wait to tell her what I did. This seemed to be the case with every girl I knew and know, too. Even though he’s only in preschool, sometimes it’s like pulling teeth with the Oldest Kidlet. Case in point, yesterday. This week, the preschool was offering Pony Pictures. As in, a photographer was coming in to take a picture of the kids on a pony, and they’d get a ride. But there were two days, and I’d forgotten to ask what day the big kids were…

Mike Huckabee needs to think first.

Twice in the span of a week, Mike Huckabee has said some crazy things. First, Mike Huckabee criticized Natalie Portman’s pregnancy (then backtracked). Then he said that Obama spent his childhood in Kenya, and then backtracked when it was pointed out that he was wrong. Behavior that’s extremely problematic for someone who’s planning on running for president. Yes, everyone makes mistakes. But by now, it’s been well established that Obama didn’t grow up in Kenya and isn’t secretly Kenyan. So if you’re trying to call up how this might influence his policy in Africa on a news show- it might…

Ch-Ch-Changes…

Earlier this week I freaked out friends and family by talking about life changes vaguely in the same post as me being depressed over the loss of Jerad. I mentioned I wasn’t quite ready to talk about some of these changes, but I am ready to talk about one of them now. I know I’ve mentioned that we’ve been gearing up for the Oldest Kidlet to go to kindergarten. We’d signed up for a tour of his school (the private Church based school that his dad and uncles went to), and were gearing up for their aggressive kindergarten program… when…

I’m done with Charlie Sheen.

I admit, when Charlie Sheen first started to let loose via radio interviews and emails to TMZ, I was amused. While it seemed like he might have been using drugs- mostly he just came off as another celebrity who was angry and honestly had no idea why they weren’t the center of the Universe. But then he kept talking. To the point where Charlie Sheen has managed to saturate and then oversaturate every corner of media. His crazy was all over ABC, and then NBC. He’s actually been on the Today show for three consecutive days. That’s not including the…

Really, I’m fine!

I’ve learned a lesson. Talking about changes in my life and how I’m struggling with the death of my friend in the same post makes for one completely misleading tone. The stuff going on in our life isn’t bad! I just wanted to give a bit more time before I started blogging about it. But we’re all fine, I promise! There isn’t any need to worry about me, just send happy muses my way. I admit, I hit a rough patch last night when it came to missing Jerad- and I think that from now on I’ll make sure that…

Struggling to find words.

There are so many things I wish I could talk about. We’ve had some big changes in our life, and I’m still waiting for some time to pass before I can talk about them. (Before anyone leaps to conclusions, no, I’m not pregnant) However, in the rest of my life I am struggling to find words. I sit down to write blog posts about mundane things, and suddenly the words disappear as though one of my kids is stealthily hitting the delete button. Don’t even get me started on my creative writing. I haven’t been able to get much of…