Is It Just Me…

Or does it seem like Saturday to anyone else?

I guess its the “snow day” that’s doing it. Ben is home, Kealey is home – life is, in general, thrown into chaos.

Random listing of topics I need to catch up on:

  • chillin with “Blue Shmeterson” at the dentist’s office
  • I think my tooth is decaying right out of my head (gross I know)
  • Christmas wish lists
  • Why i am still not done christmas shopping (oh wait i do’nt know the answer to this one…)
  • does blistex do more harm than healing?
  • my new toy!!!! the precious #2, Iphone (Precious #1 is ipod)
  • Kendall Updates (now she has reflux. awesome.)

wait – is it really snowing again outside or is that just blowing over from the neighbor’s snowblower…

I am so confused.

So yeah it’s been a couple days since last blog post. I get “reminded” by Ben that it’s been a while since I’ve posted since this is apparently his daily entertainment. Shockingly my adoring blog readers, who i am quite sure number into the thousands by now, have not been emailing me like usual asking if i am still alive. I guess everyone assumes that yes, I have officially lost it, and the crazy bin Ben checked me into doesn’t have Wi-fi. Which would never happen. He knows better than to go ANYWHERE without Wi-fi. My looney bin will be HOOKED UP fo shizz.Oh and yes – it apparently IS actually snowing again.

I really DSC_0015and truly love the snow. Its just the cold and the crazy drivers I hate. It doesn’t look like we’re going to have a White Christmas, per Bing Crosby’s dream, but there will at least be snow on the ground, which I guess will have to do.  I was just  looking through some old pictures…Remember days like this??? Where it was so hot we just wanted to complain?!?!? Who wouldn’t LOVE to go for a dip right about now?

Man I remember it being SO hot on the day i took this. It seems like SO much longer ago than 5 months. Maybe like 5 years. I guess time drags when it’s all one huge blur of sleeplessness, fussiness, diapers, feedings, snacks, cleaning up, laundry, and more diapers. But you know, I really wouldn’t trade a minute of it. It’s a crazy life, but it’s my life. and I know this craziness will pass entirely too quickly.

Ok –

on to the randomness.

So a famous, or maybe “infamous”  figure of some notoriety in my hometown is a man I’ll call ” Blue Shmeterson”, to protect the presumed innocent. Anyways, I am sitting in the dentists office a couple weeks ago, debating whether or not it was worth the public humiliation/effort to attempt to br**stfeed kendall in the altogether NOT private waiting room when in walks Mr. Shmeterson himself, and pulls up a chair pretty much knee to knee with yours truly. It was all I could do to not lean over and whisper ‘” Just tell me where you buried her, I promise I won’t tell a SOUL!” (I’d only blog about it.) But while I was sitting there, and watching him have to go through the ritual we all do as parents (taking our kids to mundane checkups and whatnot), it struck me that we’re all human. Monstrous as he may seem in the media, and probably in real life too, at the end of the day, he’s still a dad, and those kids still have to live their lives in spite of all the chaos. It just made me sad. Morose. Thoughtful. I can’t think of the right word. It made me something. And made me DEFINITELY decide to keep “the girls” full of milk just a few minutes longer.

And speaking of dentists…So my filling falls out one random day in July, blah blah blah, three dentist visits later they decide it can wait till after the baby to do anything permanent about it. So they don’t yank it, just leave it in my head instead. I am not sure why. Anyways – now I am pretty sure it has continued to just, decay, and there really isn’t a tooth there anymore. Just jaggedy edges. But honestly I am too scared to look to be sure. I’d rather just….I do’nt know. Be pleasantly surprised one day when i feel gum there in between my molar and … other tooth. But it is semi-disturbing still the same. So I thought I’d share it all with you. Cause I am thoughtful like that. (PS – I HATE the dentist so please don’t suggest I go back there. CLearly they don’t feel there’s an issue so I am not subjecting myself to their wily ways of charging you up the yin-yang to inflict bodily harm on you again.)

Christmas wish lists. Ahhh yes. My materialistic children who want pretty much any and every toy advertised during the prime marketing hours of 8 am and 3 pm on Nickolodeon and Disney Channel. If it looks plasticky, Taiwanish, and pink, its on the list. So we tried to narrow it down a little. Karissa is now AD. A. MANT. that she wants a “can-tar” (this is karissa-ese for guitar.) Nobody in her immediate world plays a guitar. Sure Uncle doobie and Uncle friend do – but she has never seen them play it, I do’nt think – doobie, maybe over the summer??? Anyways. I have no idea where this came from. But she INSISTS that not only does she KNOW how to play it, but that she is GOOD at playing it. Then she air guitars to show me like “duh mom, you just do this”.  So maybe Santa will bring her one. I am sure it will last all of about an hour in this house in Karissa’s capable hands. 2SS_4651But we’ll see. oh and for the record, Kealey’s one favorite special gift is one of those disturbing “Stylin’ Heads” (you know just a plastic head with fake hair and unblinking eyes) that changes from Hannah Montana to Miley Cyrus. I got one of those one time. Cut all it’s hair off within the first couple hours and then cried inconsolably when I realized that it didn’t magically grow right back so I could do it all over again next time I wanted to play with it. Hopefully Kealey has more sense than me.  Kaylen just wants more cheese, and I think Kendall would just be happy with a little peace and quiet every once in a while.


And life is starting to turn chaotic around me so I better get back to mom-hood. More randomness to come later.

Does anyone have a good recipe for “puppy chow”? You know that really good powdery sugary chocolatey chexy type stuff? Send me it por favor!

love and hugs,


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  1. did you ask blue about his new fiance?

    oh, and duh… karissa is trying to idolize your super sassy neighbor who plays guitar. at least she knows a rock star when she sees one.

  2. I just made two batches of the stuff today!!!
    Melt one cup of chocolate chips in microwave safe container for 1 min. Stir. 30 more seconds in micro. Stir. Add 1/4 cup peanut butter. Stir. Add 6 cups Crispix. Stir gently til covered. Pour 1 cup powdered sugar in gallon zip lock and add chocolaty crispix. Seal and shake. Put in fridge to cool down and ENJOY!!!
    Faith 🙂

  3. Faith wrote you the best recipe. I typically make it every year but other than the fact that it is good I have been all but kicked out because I did not bring it to a family event. My siblings love it!
    Karissa was playing air guitar the other day at my house as well so know that it would likely be a hit.

  4. Maybe it came from KidsTown? We have been playing air guitar, air drums, and air piano lately while singing.???