Happy Birthday, Ross!

I just had to send out a very special wish of a happy birthday to my dear husband. I have been very lucky that he found his way into my life and I hope we get to spend the next 41 years together! I love you, Ross. Happy...

Taking a Sick Day

As the title says, I am going to be taking a sick day today. The combination of bipolar Wisconsin weather, my husband's 12-hour shifts, and my son waking at two every morning finally did me in. I'm not deathly ill or anything, but enough so that even writing this post...

Taking a 360 with Weight Watchers

I received the following free or discounted in the hopes that I would share my honest opinion. I know many people in my life that have had great success with a very popular weight loss program known as Weight Watchers. I have tried their online program in the past and...

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Image Source Today was my mom's... ummm... 39th birthday. I'm still trying to figure out how it is that I am getting closer to her age again. This same strange phenomenon occurred in my 20s... only then she was 29 for several years. You'd think she were fibbing about...

Post-Holiday Wrap-Up

With the all of  the preparations and parties of the holiday season and my husband on vacation until the new year, my attention to my duties as blogger have been a bit slap-dash for the past several weeks. I've been missing a lot of my daily and meme posts... plus...

Xander’s First Snow

We finally had our first real snow here yesterday. Ross and I took Xander outside to play with the snow. This was really the first year he was truly old enough to appreciate the fun of it. He was just two months old for his first snow and had only been walking a short...

Traumatized by Santa?

We took Xander to see Santa last night. It left me wondering why we all torture our young kids with this childhood right of passage. What is it about a child crying on Santa's lap that makes us both sympathetic and amused? Then I remembered that although I have my own...

I Can’t Explain It

Why am I up when I'm completely exhausted?! I can't explain it. Xander and I had a very challenging day. He seemed determined to make himself miserable... and I got caught in the crossfire. He was in to everything he's ever been told not to touch. He was throwing...

A Short Vacation

Image Source I have decided to take the weekend to recharge. I'm feeling a bit run down and getting a sore throat. I think I've just had too much on my plate the last few weeks and then the holiday season jumped into the mix. I'm trying to do twenty things at a time...

Birth to 3 to Layoff

I just wanted to make a quick apology to my readers for the lack of updates today. I know I missed out on a few opportunities available today and I regret that. Today didn’t quite go as planned… We’ve had some concerns that Xander is lacking in his speech skills....

Can It Really Be? Two Already?!

Two years ago today Xander was born! It was almost three weeks past his due date. Labor was pretty rough and when he was finally born he had to be rushed to the hospital because he wouldn't start breathing. Three weeks and a lot of stress later... after nearly...

A Walk in the Woods

Ross and I have had mixed emotions about some of the pictures we've had taken of Xander for his milestone ages. The pictures are okay... and that's about it. For the price you pay, it would be nice to love your pictures. So we decided to head out with our camera and...

A Long Survey Pays Off

Prior to the Olympics, I was offered a chance to participate in a study on my Olympics viewing habits. The company offering it was Opinion Square. Reviews and opinions on the company are very mixed... some very negative. They promised some very large rewards for...

New Year, New Beginnings

Image Source I suppose this will be the usual resolutions for the new year post. This year I will carry on my annual new year resolution to get fit and healthy. This year it will involve getting serious about tracking calories and a steady workout schedule. I also...

Catching Up on Summer Plans

Its been a crazy week of more unpacking, decorating, parties, and getting ready for summer classes. I've also been trying to find every bit of laundry I have so I can play with my new washer and dryer. They are Maytag high-efficiency front-loading washers with more...

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