• "funny",  "kids",  "life",  "motherhood"

    Parental Nightmares

    At some point, every parent has that nightmare that one day their toddler will wake up before they do and destroy the house while their still blissfully sleeping.  It happened years ago once with Nathan.  I woke up to him smashing a carton of eggs one by one onto the kitchen floor, giggling as he dropped each one.  Have you ever tried to wipe up a dozen eggs at seven in the morning?    Today I experienced an awful deja vu.  I had an instant panic attack the moment I woke up to an empty bed and an opened bedroom door.   (The fact that he still sleeps with us is a…

  • "hobbies",  "kids",  "life"

    Dresser Re-Do

    Okay.  I re-did this dresser during the summer and I must say that I am quite pleased with how it turned out.  Obviously, we had to replace a couple pieces of wood, but for the most part, it was an easy DIY project.  It took me about two days.  As for the knobs, I ordered the nautical themed knobs from Amazon and the top two were original to the dresser.  I just wrapped them in twine that I purchased from Michaels craft store.  I tried my best to take good pictures of it for you guys, but the lighting just wasn’t filtering into the kids room.  They have one tiny…

  • "recipes"

    Sloppy Joe’s

    Don’t feel like cooking but you have to anyway?  Yeah.  That’s how I feel most days, too.  For those particular evenings, I reach for my handful of really easy recipes that can satisfy my hungry mob on any given night.  My sloppy joe is one of those meals.  It only takes, maybe, twenty minutes to make.    You know, I don’t think there is a single American household that hasn’t made it at least once, if not a gazillion times.  It’s just that good.  And that easy.  So yeah…stash this recipe somewhere and make it soon.  It’s gooood.  I promise.   If you’re in need of some other quick dinners,…

  • "book review",  "Book Reviews",  "hobbies",  "knitting"

    Reads & Knits

    I was caught in that situation again, where I place a hold on all of the books I want to read at the library, and then they all arrive at the same time.  I always feel rushed to read them when this happens.  One book is mine and I recently finished it.  Bubba is now reading it and finds it as enjoyable as I did.   Here is the list of the books: The Dirty Life French Kids Eat Everything Jesus>Religion – Finished/great book to read.  The White Queen  I am almost finished with, The Dirty Life; I just started the, French Kids Eat Everything; I’m about a quarter of…

  • "Forgetting Susan",  "life",  "Liz",  "Novel"

    Forgetting Susan

    I had written this very long soliloquy inside my mind that was intended to be posted here, but with each passing day, I put it off to the side and mulled on it instead.  Now, here I am, two days past the actual day I wanted to reference to begin with.  A writer’s procrastination;  Nothing new. This is sounding like a much bigger deal than it really is, so I’ll just state what has been on my mind this month.   You see, November 10, 2010, my first novel was published.  I signed a three year contract with a small publishing company who had accepted my query letter & manuscript.  It…