Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I am no longer of the minivan mom league.  YES!!!  Bessie was awesome to us for the 6 years we had her, but her time had come.  It was bittersweet to say goodbye, lots of good memories.  But now we've got a newer vehicle to help us with our travels.  It just needs a name.....

2011 Book Challenge Recap

This was my third attempt at finishing 52 books within the year.   Didn't quite make it in 2011, but I'm hoping to get beyond 52 in 2012!

Here is a recap of this last year's reading pleasures......

2011 Book List:

  1. Born in Death by JD Robb
  2. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
  3. Awakened by PC Cast & Kristin Cast
  4. Zuzu's Petals by Lauren Ward Larsen
  5. Naked in Death by JD Robb
  6. Glory in Death by JD Robb
  7. Immortal in Death by JD Robb
  8. Promises in Death by JD Robb
  9. Origin in Death by JD Robb
  10. Fantasy in Death by JD Robb
  11. Reunion in Death by JD Robb
  12. Holiday in Death by JD Robb
  13. Loyalty in Death by JD Robb
  14. Ceremony in Death by JD Robb
  15. Conspiracy in Death by JD Robb
  16. Witness in Death by JD Robb
  17. Treachery in Death by JD Robb
  18. Creation in Death by JD Robb
  19. Purity in Death by JD Robb
  20. Memory in Death by JD Robb
  21. Visions in Death by JD Robb
  22. Kindred in Death by JD Robb
  23. Divided in Death by JD Robb
  24. Vengeance in Death by JD Robb
  25. Survivor in Death by JD Robb
  26. Innocent in Death by JD Robb
  27. Betrayal in Death by JD Robb
  28. Judgement in Death by JD Robb
  29. Indulgence in Death by JD Robb
  30. Imitation in Death by JD Robb
  31. Portrait in Death by JD Robb
  32. Seduction in Death by JD Robb
  33. Three in Death by JD Robb
  34. Strangers in Death by JD Robb
  35. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
  36. A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard
  37. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  38. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  39. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  40. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 
  41. Destined by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast 
  42. Sing Me Home by Jodi Piccoult
  43. Cut by Patricia McCormick
  44. Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue by Stephanie Laurens
  45. In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster by Stephanie Laurens

Monday, January 9, 2012

rough week

The boy child had his tonsils & adenoid out last week.  And it has been a rough go of it since.  Ended up in the ER the same evening for a post-tonsil surgery bleed that cleared up by the time we made it to the ER (of course).  Then over the weekend, he continued his protest against fluids and food so back to the ER it was yesterday.  And he ended up being admitted until he could maintain his own hydration.  Which took place this morning.  Hooray! 

I admit I am pretty cool when it comes to my kids have surgery.  They have each been under before so I do not really get nervous.  But the worry this child caused over the last week has rung me out.  He is so damn stubborn.  (Hmmm, where does he get that from, I wonder?)  He looked so frail and scared yesterday, it took everything in me to not burst into worrisome tears.

But we survived, thankfully.  The most awesome part of all this is that he is already sleeping better! 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

the new year

i know most everyone makes some sort of promise to themselves for the new year and even though i find it slightly corny....i cannot help it.   i must do it.

i hope 2012 brings:
  • peace to our household
  • sleep, as in uninterrupted sleep
  • shedding of my of my fat arse, my preggo belly and firming up the jiggly arms
  • less yelling and more loving for our family
  • continued and growing friendships
  • getting even closer to being debt-free (hell yeah!)
  • falling in love with my partner all over again
  • lots of funny jokes with gut busting laughter
  • lots of changes at work, although i'm not too hopeful for this one
  • a smashing birthday party for the hubs as he turns the big 4-0
  • witnessing a dear friend reach one of his goals
  • two fantastic vacations with family
i guess i should stop now, huh?  don't want to be over the top, but i'm hoping more means at least a few occur in spectacular fashion.  ;)