Day 210 – Awareness

Recently there has been a trend in Facebook Challenges.  In the dead of winter we began to see men (mostly young) posting video of themselves running around in the snow in shorts or underwear and then taking a swig of a cold drink and then nominating another 3 friends to do the same within 24 hours.  To what benefit, I am still not sure.  It was never proclaimed and to me just seemed like a trend of silliness.

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Day 209 – Confessions of a “Sharer”

I am a “sharer” of information.  I am on Facebook a lot, I have a blog and I have many boards on Pinterest.  Anytime there are free anythings(kindle books, apps, printables, recipes, ideas etc.), I will share it.  If there is a good deal at the mall or grocery store, you can be sure to see a post by me giving all the details and where to go to get it.

I share experiences good and bad and I have no qualms with using the “feeling like” emoticons on Facebook.  I have a hard time telling people that I am fine when people ask me how I’m doing when I am not fine.  It just doesn’t feel right to be dishonest.  Why would they ask if they just wanted the typical response every time? Read More

Day 208 – New Year’s Resolution

I just read a blog about how having three children is a whole other universe to having two children.  I agreed with it but laughed a little.  Well, maybe a lot.  It could have been one of Calvin’s maniacal laughs really but it is morning and Andrew decided it was going to be a mischievous day for him.  It really hasn’t been more than an hour since he has woken up and I am already on the verge of calling in some reinforcements. Read More

Day 206 – The Day I Share My Take on Staring

I realize that this was supposed to be a series of pictures but I was inspired today while on a picnic at the park with the boys so I am writing this one.

One of the issues parents say they struggle with is staring from other people.  They really don’t like it.  We were always told when we were young that it is impolite to stare at other people.

Here is my take.  I actually don’t mind it, in fact, I would even like to encourage it.  Yes, you heard me right. Read More

Day 203 – Sunday Antics and Mishaps

Andy got a haircut.  My phone is not taking good pics so I am going to have to change to a real camera!
Andy got a haircut. My phone is not taking good pics so I am going to have to change to a real camera!
Ethan's new do and clean upper lip so the PB won't stick to the stash.
Ethan’s new do and clean upper lip so the PB won’t stick to the stash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethan usually likes to climb on this while it is upright.  He decided he wanted to walk on it's side.
Ethan usually likes to climb on this while it is upright. He decided he wanted to walk on it’s side.

 

....but Ethan's foot got in the way when he tipped it over.
….but Ethan’s foot got in the way when he tipped it over.

Day 201 – I Had a Dream

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Well, yesterday was kind of hectic and Andy was home so I did not get my pic in.  But I had a dream last night.  I don’t usually dream because when I am allowed (by the boys) to sleep, I sleep really soundly.  But last night I had a dream.  I dreamt that Ethan had fallen out of my parents upstairs window and I was hanging out the window holding on to him, half way out the window myself.  I managed to pull him up where John grabbed him then after Ethan was inside John was able to pull me in.  That was it.  Strange and short.  Thankfully, we live in a bungalow!