Thursday, September 23, 2010

So, about that class.....

I dropped it.

It was WAY too time consuming. If I could go about at my own leisurely pace, I would have enjoyed the topics, but I just can't focus 10 hours a week on that right now. I guess I should have known that, I mean I can't even finish a task most days without an "intermission" to attend to son or daughter. But I really didn't realize just how much time it would require.

Anyway, it was a good experiment. What it did provide me with is the realization of what my priorities are, and what I want to spend my very limited time on. So that's good. And I have a nice new textbook I might read one day....

Sunday, September 19, 2010


One of Molly's first words is: shoes. Should I be worried?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Big Girl

Tonight with our dinner, we all had corn on the cob. Well, except Molly. Molly got cut corn. This apparently just would not do in her world. She had to have corn on the cob just like everyone else. She wanted to be a big girl. So I gave it to her.

It was so cute for her to be so proud to be holding this big corn, but then so funny for her to try and eat it with her little mouth. I think she managed to eat a little. But after that, she discovered that it was even more fun just to bang with it on the table.

It is interesting to see what constitutes being a "big kid" at different ages. For 15 month old Molly, today it was having corn on the cob. For four year old Emmett, it was picking out, and changing his clothes without any help.

Monday, September 13, 2010


Here is the setup: Because I work 12 hour days, my husband is usually the one to drop off and pick up the kids from day care. But, we take turns on picking up a sick child early.

It was my turn last Wednesday. Molly had a stomach bug. I picked her up, then went to Emmett's classroom to get him. As I was waiting in the hallway for Emmett to come, Molly threw up all over me and the floor. Apparently they had macaroni for lunch that day. I would like to add that the last 2 times I picked up a sick child, I was also thrown up on at the school. My timing is impeccable.

However, having to soldier on, I cleaned up with school paper towels, which needless to say, did not provide much absorbency. Once I finally got the kids to the car, and strapped in, I got in the car and decided I would take my shirt off to drive home as not inflict my seat belt with the remnants of the expelled. Who would see, right?

As I approached our house, I spied my father-in-law's truck in the driveway. Crap! I drove past my house and around the block. I carefully put my shirt back on (ugh) and made my way back to the house. It was not until I was in the driveway, that I remembered he had left his truck there because he was travelling with a friend up north. Double ugh. I put that nasty shirt on for nothing.

What's a mom blog without a good barf story, right?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Free doughnuts for a year!

Yes, Chapel Hill now has a Krispy Kreme!! I happen to work in walking distance of that good or bad? There is nothing quite like a hot doughnut, is there?

Even better? Notes from a Mom in Chapel Hill is giving you a chance to win free doughnuts for a year! Check it out:

Good Luck!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My brain hurts.

After the first week of class, my brain hurts. I think I might have sprained something in there that hasn't been used in a while. I have read several chapters of the text book and am now working on case study questions. I am being asked to calculate total fertility rates, ponder why we calculate fertility and mortality rates differently, and think about how a rate would go up or down in any given circumstance. Ouch.

However, I will say that it is fairly interesting so far. I had no idea that the US does a census every ten years because it is mandated in the constitution to determine who/how many to put in the House of Representatives.

In other news, I am so ready for the heat of the summer to be over. I am looking forward to sweater weather. I want it to cool off a bit so the kids can play outside more. But, those leaves....