Adventures in sledding, 3 year old style

Last night, it snowed.  We got about 4" of snow, which is a big deal, since it doesn't snow much where we live.  The kiddo was thrilled to see the "snowball" as he calls it.  All he wanted to do was play in it, but he had gymnastics this morning, so I thought it best to wait until later to head out into the white stuff. After lunch, my husband stopped at the store and picked up a sled for him. … [Read more...]

Monday Listicles – Crazy jobs? Never!

Well, it is Monday again, and this week I am determined to get back into the swing of Monday Listicles.  If you've never heard of the Listicles, check out the super-fun Stasha  for the weekly topic.  This week, Squashed Mom decided that we should write about the top 10 odd/funny/strange jobs that we've had.  That was pretty easy.  Despite my very young age, I've held lots of jobs over my life, as … [Read more...]

One word for 2012

It's the first day of 2012, and although I know that I could make New Years Resolutions, I know that I won't stick to them.  Instead, I am going to follow the lead of a number of people, including Amber at, whom I've known for longer that I will admit to you, and come up with a word that I will try to live by for the next year. Sound easy?  It wasn't for me.  It's been a big year … [Read more...]

Searching for the Christmas magic

I am having a strange Christmas. Normally I love Christmas, getting the tree up and decorating it, sending and receiving cards, shopping for things that I hope that people will love. This year feels a bit different for some reason. I've been sick pretty much since November, first with bronchitis/pneumonia, and now my bronchitis is back. I find myself struggling with finding the energy and … [Read more...]

Pushing the limits and breaking barriers

Tonight was a great night.  My limits, both physically and mentally, were pushed.  When I thought that I couldn't possibly do something even one more time, someone was there to help me up and give me the kick in the butt I needed to do it.  As I write this, I am exhausted.  My body is covered with bruises and pole burns, and tomorrow I figure that I will probably feel like an old lady, and be … [Read more...]