Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Look At Me...

Hey, look at me. I look all different AND I'm at a new address. Of course, I don't think anyone can find me yet. Still working on that. If you do find me, the actual address is:

Don't ask. I'm trying to make things easier in the long run.

Updated to add: Please leave a comment if you've found me. I'm trying to figure out if you've been able to find me.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I am...

I have recently realized it is time to come to a place of acceptance. Acceptance of myself. As I near 40 (keep breathing, I still have a couple more years) I need to work on my feelings about myself. (More deep breathing needed.) It looks like it may take all the remaining time to come to that place so I must start working now.

The election was a catalyst that made me realize I am tired of apologizing for who I am. I am tired of being told that what I believe isn't 'American' or 'nice' or that it makes me less somehow. I am tired of some of the labels that identify me being said as if they are terrible things one must not admit to. The following are labels that apply to me. They are all things that I've been made to feel less than proud of by someone or other.

I am a liberal.

I am a feminist.

I am a mother who works outside the home.

I believe all women should have the right to choose.

I believe in socialized medicine.

I believe any 2 consenting adults should be allowed to marry.

I try to be open-minded.

I will not apologize for these things. If anything I should be proud of them. I hope my children can say the same things when they are grown. I am not sorry.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Some of my Favorite Things

Sometimes it feels as if life is just getting away from you. I work, care for the kids and there seems to be no time left over except to collapse into bed and watch a little TV or, as is more often the case, fall right asleep. In fact, right now the boys aren't even playing any sports and I still seem to be lacking time. I will say that I spend a lovely 15-20 minutes 3 days a week visiting with a friend of mine when I pick up the littles after work. That time alone is such a gift.

I do cook actual dinners about 4x's a week. But the house is still trashed and special projects aren't getting done. In fact, I haven't even started the holiday newsletter. A fact made all the more appalling by the lack of one last year. The lack of any holiday missive actually. Between the Bar Mitzvah, job interviews & the holidays themselves I had no energy left for sending out holiday cheer. I suppose I should send a little something out this year.

I've also really wanted to post here on a more regular basis. It actually makes me sad that I don't take the time to do it even when I intend to. I think it's a combination of being out of practice, putting too much pressure on myself that I need to say something worthwhile and not just waste everyone's time with bullet points and the busy factor. I barely get on my computer at home anymore and at work I'm usually pretty busy. Ok, that's a lie. I am busy but I could totally find the time if I was so inclined.

Anyway, here is a little list of some of my current favorites for you:

My new boots: Velma in dk. brown. Now I just need them in black. (purchased on sale, plus 1/2 off when buying son new sneakers AND a $10 off coupon. - I ROCK!)

Coffee that's so worth the shipping: Back Dog Coffee (My favorite is the Tanzanian Peaberry - but they're all yummy! I tried them at a Virginia Wine Festival and was more excited about the coffee then the wine.) Also, I have a code for 5% off your order for new customers (to give to friends and family) - if you're interested it's 46UVLC2F.

For the hard to buy person on your list: uncommon goods

Music I can't stop listening to: Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog (bought for $5 when Amazon had it on sale) I'm totally annoying everyone in my life because I insist on playing it over and over.

New TV show I actually think about days before it's on again: Life on Mars - I think I'm in love with Sam. Also, this show is so good, so funny, just WOW. Love it.

Ok, off to do a little work before going home.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

No Help from the Girl Scouts

The cookies arrived today.

I have to ask...

What are they thinking selling cookies around Halloween? I think my scale will be "broken" for the next 2 months.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Meme

I haven't done a meme in ages and this seemed like one I could handle. I also haven't posted in ages even though yesterday I left the empty post page open a good portion of the day and entered not one letter. What can I say, life is busy and I'm lame.

44 lame things about MoMMY.

1. Do you like blue cheese? I'll eat it when appropriate.

2. Have you ever drank alcohol? hahahaha - have we met?

3. Do you own a gun? does Nerf count?

4. What flavor Kool Aid was your favorite? Ick.

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointment? Depends what it's for. Todays? Yes. HATE.

6. What do you think of hot dogs? I think they are acceptable about once a year. Otherwise, ick.

7. Favorite Christmas movie? Don't have one.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? STRONG coffee with milk.

9. Can you do push ups? hahahahah - again, have we met?

10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? My wedding ring

11. Favorite hobby? Reading

12. Do you have A.D.D.? Definitely not.

13. What's your weight? ick.

14. Middle name? Miller or "of Many"

15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment? I should be working. I hope the child doesn't have strep. I have to pee.

16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? Coffee & seltzer (that's really about it)

17. Briefs or Boxers? Hello - Boxers, or how about the combo, Boxer-breifs.

18. Current hate right now? yearly exams

19. Favorite place to be? Ocean

20. How did you bring in the New Year? Do not even remember - it's been 11 months.

21. Where would you like to go? Bimini

22. Name three people who will complete this? ah, no.

23. Do you own slippers? yes, yes, yes

24. What color shirt are you wearing right now? Burgundy

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Ick.

26. Can you whistle? Sadly no.

27. Favorite color? Black? green? Depends.

28. Would you be a pirate? Yes, although I'd need a serious supply of Dramamine.

29. What songs do you sing in the shower? Don't sing in the shower. Only the car.

30. Favorite Girls name? don't have one...

31. Favorite boys name? I suppose the ones I used to name my children

32. What's in your pocket? key to office bathroom

33. Last thing that made you laugh? Plumbers working in my office talking about "lubricating the shaft." Why yes, I am a 12 y/o boy.

35. Worst injury you've ever had as a child? Flattening my hand as thin as paper at 2. Nothing broken though.

36. Do you love where you live? I love my house. I love the location - for the kids. But the house needs lots of work & I'd rather live in a city or at the beach when the kids are grown.

37. How many TVs are in your house? 3 - sadly most of them only get 3 stations.

38. Who is your loudest friend? Um... that's my title.

39. How many dogs do you have? 1 - he is plenty.

40. Does someone have a crush on you? Doubtful

41. What is your favorite book? How do you pick just one?

42. What is your favorite candy? So many choices... something with chocolate? peanut butter? Good & Plentys? Anything without coconut.

43. Favorite Sports Team? whatever one the kids are on

44. What song do you want played at your funeral? Don't want a funeral. But I do want someone to play Amazing Grace by Drop Kick Murphys in my memory. (Must include the bagpipes or forget it)

**Obviously I have issues picking one favorite anything.

Thanks to CursingMama for the meme.

Updated to add: Forgot #33. It's there now. Go read it.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Let Freedom Ring!

I had a whole post I wanted to do on the passing of Prop 8 in California but then I read much more eloquent writings here and here. Swistle's post led me to here which led me to here. So you can see what I think of Proposition 8 passing below.

To sum up... People, stay out of other people's business. Commitment is good. You judging others is bad. Now go read those other people who explain it so beautifully.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Now you go out and vote too.

Yes, I actually got up early and was at my polling place by 6:35 am. I was #30 to vote. I rock! Now tell me how you rocked the vote.

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Weekend of Chocolate

The party was not FAIL.

YAY! Fun was had by all. Children were kept out of trouble. A few grownups got into trouble or at least drank too much. (Although, I was not one of them. As I was too focused on the children. Although, I did miss when the sheriff stopped to speak to the 12 year old and his best friend for LYING IN THE MIDDLE OF A DARK ROAD AT 9:30 at NIGHT. The husband was on the front porch "watching" the boys play football in the road while I supervised smaller children play ping pong and get hopped up on sugar in the garage. End of extremely long parenthetical side.)

I realized this morning while I read from my feeder that I did not take one single photo of the event. Seriously, WTF? Does it not say photographer on my degree? So I guess I still get a big FAIL on that.

I am proud to announce I only ate 2 pieces of candy on Halloween. And 2 brownies. And 1 slice of pizza. However, the rest of the weekend I ate my body weight in chocolate. It was to save the children. Really. All that chocolate isn't good for them. No really, that's what I'm told. To be fair, they ate their body weights in chocolate also. Fortunately their body weights are considerably less then mine.

And now I must get back to work...