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Mr. Sun, please shine down on me…

Yay, the sun came out today.  And while the kids rode bikes and played hopscotch, I looked for signs of spring.

And here’s a little sneak peek of what I have so far for the spring boutique:

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My weekend part uno.

My mom came to visit from Florida.  It was in the mid thirties all weekend, and me and my family were wearing short sleeves.  I told ya this is what happens when you live in the coldest place in the US.  (Don’t quote me on that, I’m just guessing.) (ahem, we also have the most alcoholics here, too. :D)  My mom was bundled in her heaviest coat and whimpered when she had to go from house to car to store to car to house.  It was quite funny.  But not for her.

What did we do this weekend?  Lots and lots!

Friday night my mom babysat and I went on a double date with my main squeeze.  We went to my friend Laura’s husband’s show at this really cool coffee shop downtown.

Then, we went to this fancy schmancy restaurant for dinner.  I drank cosmos.

Okay, I didn’t get any good pictures in there.

And speaking of pictures, I forgot to show you the pictures that were taken just a mere hour before my double date.  This is how I have mastered the art of parenting kids in extracurricular activities. (okay, okay, soccer mom.  Except the soccer is baseball and dance :):))  My dd’s pictures were at 6 and our friends were supposed to pick us up at 7.  Basically, what I am saying is I rock.  And I didn’t even speed.  (yes, because her pics were taken at the dance studio).  Want a quick peek?

Now aint that cuuuute?

UHOH, I’ve got to go…I’ll be back later with part duex.

momma’s new year’s resolutions.

I just need to post a shout out to my main man (er, my only man): Babe, this past year was exceptional.  I hope next year is as good as this last year was.  Love you.

Funny thing is 2009 started out a bit rocky, but turned into a fantabulous year.

I’ve never really ever made new years resolutions.  Usually, I just hope the year will turn out great.  Sometimes it does, and sometimes it doesn’t.  I’ve had some shitty years and I’ve had some awesome years.  It all balances out in the end, right?

But this last year, I really made self improvements that I am proud of and I love that feeling.  So, I decided to start the year fresh, with some more self improvements.  You read in a previous post that one of those is to only buy reused, recycled, and homemade for my home and wardrobe, as well as for gifts.  I need to stop my insane shopping addiction.  Or, rather, I need to be a little more thrifty.  So, thrift shops are definitely not out.  Also, I am obviously not going to be thrifty on things we need, like food and undies and such.  So, that’s my number one resolution.

My second resolution is to take better care of my body.  I am going to start a detox next week, and I invite you to follow along.  It’s a month long and it isn’t all juice, you can eat food sillies.  Just good food.  I’m hoping that detox will force me to take note of how my diet needs to change (you know how I like cafeteria food.  That’s just absurd for someone who wants to eventually have a farm and join the slow food movement (kidding people, it isn’t ever going to happen.  But I like to think about it.)  So, ultimately this resolution will lead to me losing that baby weight.  Want to know a secret?  I gained 70 whopping pounds when I was pregnant and I haven’t even lost half of it.  It’s been four years (almost).  That’s not okay, I’m getting old, I don’t want it to get harder and harder every year.  Now is the time to do it.)  Anyhoo, here’s the website you need to follow along: whole living detox

My third, and most important, resolution is to spend more time playing with my kids.  The other day, my ds asked me to play bionicles with him.  Have you seen those?  They’re these really scary looking lego/transformers-like figurines that have set rules for battling.  Well, I told my ds let’s do it the old fashioned way and it was so friggin hilarious.  I kinda wish I had a video of it to show you my “awwk, you hit my arm, pow pow pow, oh no, aaaaahhhhhh, you got me” impressions of our battle.  Now, I can’t get the kid to leave me alone, he wants to battle the bionicles like every five minutes.  (note to the weary: of course, we do not use weapons, some of you know how I feel about those! :D)

So, who knows, after/during these successes (I’m hoping), I will be a better person (and mother!) in 2010.

Oh shit!  I just wrote 2010.  Weird! 2010.  Remember when you were younger and you’d say, ‘in 2010 I am going to be 34.’  But who knew I’d be 34, living in the coldest place – practically – on the planet, married to an awesome dude, living in a rad, red walled house, and went from cat lover to dog lover, started baking, knitting, and tending my own garden?  Geez, I just know 2010 is gonna rock it!!

besides drinking the vino, I like to have play dates

I like play dates.  What’s a stay at home mom to do with her days, besides a lil bit of laundry, cleaning, story telling, and play dates?  My mom says she remembers the days when you sent your kids out to play and you didn’t see them until the break of dusk.  But times aren’t like they used to be, momma.  We can’t send them out into the scary world that it is.  So, we’ve found other ways to meet the needs of the rambunctious kids and lonely mommas; it’s called a play date.

Besides being on a few chat forums (which is how you meet other mommas now a days), I’m in a “play group.”  Actually, it’s a group that met via online (so there ya go).  I adore these mamas.  We meet every Friday and take turns playing at each other’s homes.  Usually, it’s a 2 hour play time with a snack time and craft time thrown in.  Kind of like preschool, but at your house.  That’s how I like to see it anyway.

It’s always the same play group.  I’ll throw down dome names now: Kristy, Laura, Casey, Vanessa, Sandi, Diana, Julie, Cyndi, and me.  We all have kids in the same toddler/preschool age range (even though my ds accompanies us when school’s out).  Sometimes, I like to invite other mommas I know outside of the group, to mix things up, too.

Anyway, this week the part-ay was at my house.  Since it was halloween, we had a few fun things going on.  First, we had a sticker/coloring activity.  Then, we made ghost shaped muffins and decorated them with icing and sprinkles.  After that, it was free play and the kids played school.

So, I got some pix of what we did:

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SAHM searching for SAHMs.

Know what that means?  Stay At Home Mom.  SAHM.  Another world, I must say.  Have you ever been to the grocery store in the middle of the morning?  Well, let’s just say if you have been, I bet you don’t dare ever go on a weekend morning again.  And traffic in the middle of the day?  Non existent.  These are just the perks of being a stay at home mom.  That, and library events.  I mentioned before that meeting mommas online is essential to building your play date black book, but the library is the church of the SAHM congregation.  Anyway, my point is: there are many perks to being a SAHM and the library in the middle of the morning is one of them;  free story times, free books, movies, and entertainment – what else could you ask for?