Archives for November 2012

Topsy Turvy Day.

We’re reaching the end of the first week of TheBoy’s job. And I think the one having the hardest time dealing with the change is me! The kids are completely fine waiting for their dad to come home from work. They see him in the morning, send him off on his day… and run out to welcome him home. They give him goodnight kisses, and all in all, they are very happy. (I think they’ll be even happier when they can coax him outside to play on the weekends) Certainly, he’s a lot happier- even though he sits twice as…

Drizzle, LEGO and Star Wars.

It’s a rainy day here in SoCal. Which means that it isn’t actually raining. It’s been drizzling most of the day, heavily enough to ensure that the roads (and my windshield) stay wet, but not enough that you need an umbrella. Which is why I was surprised when on the way home I saw a river running on the side of the road. But when I noticed traffic come to a stop up ahead, I realized that either a water main had burst, or someone had hit a hydrant. I apologize that the picture wasn’t better, but there were Highway…

The Wired Mom: Facebook and Privacy

Yet again, on Facebook, there’s a slew of copy/paste statuses claiming to protect your privacy. It seems to happen about once a year, and out of the 300+ people I follow, I wind up seeing a fair amount of these. This time, this is the post that’s going around: In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, illustrations, comics, paintings, professional photos and videos, etc. (as a result of the Berner Convention). For commercial use of the above my written consent is needed at all times! (Anyone…

New pants. And dinner out.

Last night, on the eve of TheBoy’s first day at his new job (which means, yes, today’s his first day), we went out to celebrate. And to shop. You see, I’ve been after TheBoy to buy a new pair of pants for the last few months. For the most part, we don’t buy new clothes unless we need them (admittedly, I confuse need and want when it comes to boots). Earlier in the year, I bought a couple new pair of jeans because mine were stretched out. And it was time for him to do the same. Not only had…

Mistakes I’ve Made: The Wee Hours of the Morning

We had a lovely Thanksgiving here. The food was ready on time, everything was warm… and a lovely time was had by all! Only I made the mistake of eating all the side dishes, two of which had dairy in them. Usually I (TMI territory here) wind up with cramps and other urgent type digestive issues. Back before I had the diagnosis, it would occasionally get worse, and I’d vomit for hours until my stomach was completely empty. Around 1:30am, I woke up from a dream where I was in a world of LEGOs that kept vomiting little LEGO pieces.…

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’ve been a wee bit out of it this week. Sorry for the lack of posts. Last year was a success when it came to Thanksgiving, so far as allergies went. I cooked the day before, making the Little Kidlet’s meal. So we’re repeating that. Right now I’m roasting a turkey breast (which doesn’t seem to be as golden as I’d hope, but we’ll just keep going with it) and already made LK’s sage stuffing. (While it’s too late to buy the ingredients for this Thanksgiving, this is a GREAT stuffing, so add it to your lists for your next…

This week is a blur.

I know- I said I’d blog about the party… but that was part of the problem. This weekend was a sprint to get ready for the party, and then afterwards, the Little Kidlet got sick. A common cold for my uncommon child. So my week’s been spent running around, taking care of a sick kid… And I’ve also been saying goodbye to Imagination Situation, the web series that I am still honored to be a part of. Creator Roby Brown is moving on to other projects, and wrote this post to explain it all. Hopefully I can take a breath…

Can we all just stop being jerks?

I was going to blog about my boys’ birthday party, but I haven’t collaged the pictures yet. So, that’ll be tomorrow. My facebook feed is still full of people bitter that Romney wasn’t elected, spreading memes about what a horrible person Obama is. I’m slowly unfriending the people who don’t seem to care that these memes are based on lies. I just can’t tolerate that level of anger over something that happens ever four years. With this election, I’ve been hoping that we could realize that the problem wasn’t necessarily the candidates- it’s the parties. Both are trying to edge…

Keurig, I don’t like your ads.

I should say up front that I like Keurig. My parents have a couple (my dad uses one at work) and we used it over Christmas. Everyone enjoyed getting to have what they wanted- from my tea to particular blends of coffee. And yes, my eco friendly parents have the reusable cups that they use for both tea and coffee at home. But the ads… I’m sure you’ve seen them. There are two adults and a kid in the kitchen. The adult that isn’t the mother asks about how the Keurig works, and the child answers with an imaginative story.…

Wardrobe Malfunctions. (No, not that kind)

In looking over my new Instagram profile, I wouldn’t blame the internet for coming to two conclusions: 1. I only have one cardigan, and I wear it every day. 2. I only own three tshirts, but I wear the Star Wars shirt all the time. I have two cardigans, but I misplaced my black one for the last couple months, and so I only wore my teal ones in the morning. I know. I am horribly lazy- I have a couple light jackets I could wear. I do have a lot more tshirts, but apparently I wear the Star Wars…