Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Year in Review

Another year gone by, a lot of stories that made an impact. Here are the ones that left me thinking about humanity . . . and where it's headed:
  1. Boston Marathon bombing
  2. Jodi Arias trial and verdict
  3. Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman debacle
  4. Shootings, shootings, and more shootings
  5. Lance Armstrong doping
  6. Oscar Pistorius murdering his model girlfriend
  7. The birth of the Royal baby
  8. Ariel Castro's Cleveland house of horrors
  9. Anthony Weiner sexting (yuck!)
  10. Miley Cyrus twerking (double yuck!!)
I could only hope for a better 2014. I hoped for a better 2013 but don't think I hoped hard enough. It's going to take a lot more than hope to change the way things are going. Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Great Escape

Ever want to run away? I do. I suppose I'm not having a good week. I think I've already checked out mentally. Physically, I'm trying to hang on.
Yesterday the kids had a snow day. The school called and woke me up at 5:30am to let me know school was closed due to the impending snowstorm. Want to know how much snow we got? A dusting. Thanks for burning 1 of those 3 precious snow days we get for the year!
The kids being home all day was a little rough. I've pretty much learned to ignore the yelling, screaming and crying unless someone is bleeding or I hear a loud thump. Needless to say, it was a long day.
Baby boy didn't want to go to school today after all the fun he had at home yesterday. I left him crying at drop-off. The guilt is wearing heavy on me this morning.
Tomorrow I have to take my mother for a colonoscopy. She's been stressing for weeks about this so by now it's rubbed off on me, and I'm completely stressed out.  
Today, my husband starts his vacation. He's using the rest of his vacation days for the year. That means he's home until January 2. Someone shoot me now!

Saturday, December 7, 2013


Call Me Cate at Show My Face hosts Six Word Saturday. Want to play along? All that's necessary to participate is to describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words.
Best gift to myself ~ sleeping in!