Friday, May 3, 2013

Should I Start a New Blog?

So I'm really tempted to start a new blog.  An anonymous blog with no identifying personal information so I can just puke out all the stuff in my head without a filter and it wouldn't matter what I said or who read it because no one would no who I was.  Not like any one is really reading my blog anyways, but I always hold back what I really want to say or vent about just in case it might hurt someones feelings or be taken out of context.  Maybe I just need to kick it old school and buy myself a diary with a lock.  What do you think?  Should I just get over it and say what I really want to say in this blog?  Or should I start a "mysterious mommy blog" and be anonymous and free with my thoughts? 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Let's Try This Again

Ok, so I "said" I was back but I guess I didn't really mean it.  6 months between posts is pretty terrible.  Proof that it's hard to find time for oneself when you're a parent.  A lot of things have changed in six months. I'm not going to blog all the juicy details now.  You'll have to check back later for that.  I'm just getting my blogging feet wet again.  Testing the waters with a quick post then I'll see if I can make it back later this week for another post until I'm swimming in the waters again.  Anyone taking bets?

Sunday, October 7, 2012

I'm Baaaaaaaaaack!

Ok, I'm pretty sure no one was holding their breath and waiting for my next blog post.  But in case you were; I'm pleased to announce...I'm baaaaack!!  We'll see how long this will last but I'm hoping to get back in swing of things and post on a regular basis.  I know, I know don't bite off more than you can chew Marie...but I'm going to try my darnedest.

A lot has changed in the last 8 months.  I quit my healthcare job and went back to marketing.  I missed marketing so much and I don't think I ever said it (on this blog - I said it to myself everyday) but I hated my healthcare job.  I like the people I worked with with and the people I took care of but the job was NOT for me.  In the last post that I did in February I mentioned Gary Germer & Associates - and that's were I work full time now.  I love it so much.  I work with my wonderful friends doing work that makes me happy.  I work in the antique, appraisal and estate liquidation business - I get to work with and find beautiful treasures.  It's basically a dream come true for me.  Next week we move our office from a little shop to an over 3700 sq. feet location - so excited!

The kiddos are growing like the proverbial weeds.  The twins (Mollie & Addie) are about 3 years & 10 months and Jaxon is 2 years 5 months.  How time flies when you're parenting.  Jaxon is in daycare and the girls are in pre-school.  Even with the kids out of the house for a couple of hours a day a couple of times a week our home is still a three ring circus.  There is rarely a quiet moment.  They are all testing the boundaries and apparently their vocal chords too.  But despite all the ruckus they are pretty loveable too - even when they're taking permanent markers to our walls.  So I've got Jaxon on my lap now trying to pound on the key board.  So I believe that's my cue to exit.  It's time to start on dinner any how - believe me you don't want to see these 3 hungry monkeys when they don't get their dinner on time.  Here's some pictures for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy.

Addie

Free labor!

Thumbs up!

Jaxon - shaved head for the summer.

Keeping cool at the lake

Addie's electric

Addie & Mollie at summer concert at the park

Mollie loving the ice cream
 
Everybody dance



Friday, February 17, 2012

Gary Germer & Associates

OK, so here's some blatant self (and friend) promotion.  In addition to my healthcare job outside of the home I do some marketing from home in my spare time (OK, you can stop laughing, we all know there's no such thing as spare time).  The company is Gary Germer & AssociatesGary is the Portland's leading antique authority.  They do appraisals, estate sales, consignments and they have a lovely retail gallery online as well as brick and mortar.  If you love art and antiques or have need of their services please look them up.  I would love to help their business grow!


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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Mommy Moment

Ahhh...Can you hear that?  No?  Me neither, that's because it's silent.  Yes, a rare & delicious treat in our household.  Jaxon, after a several minutes of delirious crying, has fallen asleep.  NeNe, PaPa and Aunt Diana have taken the girls to see the latest Chipmunk movie.  And me?  I am having a mommy moment; a few minutes to myself to do absolutely nothing (or at least nothing that requires much energy).  A little lunch, email checking and web surfing.  Hmm, "Mommy Moment".  I like that.  Maybe I'll have to create a place for Mommy Moments on the blog.  However, like all good things, my moment is coming to an end (otherwise it would be called a mommy marathon and we all know that those are the stuff dreams are made of).  In addition to being M.O.M. (Manager of Munchkins) I also have a job outside of the home. So, it is off to the swing shift I go.  Wishing you all your very own mommy or daddy moments in the near future. 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

What do you think about this?

Dad uses Facebook to teach daughter a lesson: A 15-year-old puts up a Facebook post bashing her parents for making her work too hard, dad reacts by posting a video response to her grievances on her Facebook page.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sick. Again. Really?!?

I feel like I have spent the last 6 months being sick.  I honestly think I've had more sick days than well days.  I just got over a humdinger of a cold, had a week break and now I'm sick again.  I think my body is trying to tell me something.  I have really great intentions of taking care of myself and sometimes I actually follow through, but most of the time I'm a whirling dervish trying to take care of everything else but myself.  Even when I do take a sick day from work I still find I don't get the rest and relaxation that my body craves; it's really hard to call in sick to being mom.  So I've taken my vitamins (and cold medicine), drank my water, ate my chicken noodle soup and took a little nap.  I think this evening will entail some hot tea, a bath, more cold medicine and off to bed shortly after the kiddos hit the sack.  So if you have a cold, are getting a cold, or just got over a cold I wish you wellness.  If you are well, enjoy it!