Monday, May 30, 2011

Previously Unwritten (with some new) Gratefuls

Many previously unwritten, but not unnoted:

405. Mo's college decision made.
406. Spring sprung... sprang. Whatever. Spring exploded.
407. El's orchestra trip to France and Monaco.
408. Lasts...some snuck by and some were celebrated and a few more are to come.
409. Mo's quiet way of serving without expecting anything in return.
410. El's taking charge of the family boo boo's and her fascination with healing, anatomy, biology, life.
411. Mo is 18 years old! 18 - A legal adult who can take herself to the doctor and sign her own documents and other stuff that I delight in discovering and then telling her to do it herself.
412. Prom hoopla.
413. New appreciation for some mature, established relationships.
414. Encouragement.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Allergy World

Welcome to Allergy World, where all your favorite allergens meet you at the gate...

Allergy World has something for everyone: from the fast-paced Staccato Sneezo to the leisurely Eye Burner, our rides are designed to capture your attention in any season. Spend your morning on the Cough'nWheeze, your afternoon with ItchyThroat or The Incessant Dripping, and your evening on the old standby Iknowitbugsyoubut I'msufferinghere.

Enhance your experience by taking a side trip to our very own EczemaNation and don't forget to grab some Miserabilia to share with friends and family!

Once you've discovered Allergy World, you'll return year after year. Guaranteed.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

it is senioritis

Monday, May 9, 2011

The Best Mother's Day Gift Ever

Several years ago my Mother’s Day gift made me jump up and down. I even squealed and clapped my hands.

I felt special. Important. Appreciated. Thrilled. Yes, I was thrilled!

The gift wasn’t jewelry, perfume, or flowers. It wasn’t a day at the spa. It wasn’t breakfast in bed, a picnic lunch on the beach or dinner at a nice restaurant.

That year, I asked for a specific gift. Steve thought I was joking at first. He raised his eyebrows. I said it again. Again with the eyebrows. I assured him that this was all I wanted. Truly...


The rest of the story is here.

Today I blogged at Northampton Patch. Actually, I wrote this last week and then I hemmed and I hawed, I stalled, I almost backed out and then I came to the conclusion that it really isn't a big deal if my neighbors and my kids' classmates and their parents see my run on sentences and lazy grammar and excessive use of commas and the word 'and'.

Want your voice to be heard? Want to see if there's a blogger in your neighborhood? Now that I pressed 'submit', I do.

I started following Patch months ago when I found a link to an article (with video!) about our girls' winter choral and orchestra concert. It's a great source for local news and events.

See if there's a Patch in your community.