Posts Tagged ‘sunday’

blogging dilemma

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

I miss blogging. I’m trying to make a comeback but like Gloria Estefan said: the words get in the way. She was probably talking about a dude but it applies here.

I’ve decided to stop holding myself to some unknown absurd standard for what this place should be and for what I should discuss and just go for it. Informal, off the cuff, and mostly unplanned. What’s the worst that could happen? No one reads? Been there.

I survived.

It’s been over six months since we returned from the UK and a lot has changed. I’ll get to processing and discussing all of it eventually, I’m sure but for now let’s talk about today.

We’re enjoying an ordinary Sunday. Our plans include attending a church service at 11 a.m., doing a bit of shopping (Ms. Cameron needs a bed like yesterday), and beaching like whales on the couch while watching football.

Simple. Fun.

I’m leaving to Wisconsin tomorrow afternoon and heading from the office to the airport sometime in the early evening (I should look at my calendar – it’s right here – right on my phone – yet I refuse – why?). I’ll be there until Thursday which if my shameful maternally battered memory serves me correctly is my longest business trip to date and definitely the longest I’ve been away from both kids at a stretch.

Sad panda.

I don’t sleep well when I’m away from my family but then again I don’t sleep too fabulously with them either. These kids are huge and their elbows are pointy.

I’m looking forward to sampling Wisconsin cheese. I’ve only been there once and didn’t have enough time for a true cheese tasting. I don’t believe there’s a state with better cheese than Vermont but I’ll reserve judgement for now.

Happy Sunday.





iPhone Sunday.

Sunday, November 25th, 2012



Stream of Consciousness Sunday: My Husband

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

I have a few hours to myself this morning (it’s pretty amazing even if I spent most of it cleaning – ahh the silence) so I’m catching up on blog reading and writing. Thought it’d be fun to link up with Jana’s Thinking Place for Stream of Consciousness Sunday.

SOC is a great way to empty your mind, exercise your free writing skills, and meet some great bloggers. I  recommend giving it a shot. Set a timer. Write for five minutes. No editing. Add the Stream of Consciousness badge. Publish. Link up. Check out the other SOC posts. Easy and entertaining.

This week’s optional prompt is:  Who has dropped into your life and made it better?

Here goes.


No one judge me for this shot. I got a macro lens and clearly have no idea what I’m doing.


A new week.

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

My husband has been gone all weekend. He is stuck at school with his team preparing for another case competition. He leaves early in the morning and comes back in time to snuggle the kids before they sleep. So, I am on my own as usual : )

We have had a fun weekend. Friday we went to the Science Center (if you look closely at the pictures below you can see that I forgot to remove the stickers from their hoodies), Saturday we played outside, made some googly eyed turkeys, and played with the BabbaBox I was sent to review.

I don’t want to give away too many details but that thing is awesome. Beyond awesome. I am signing up for it. Period. I *hate* wandering around the craft store aimlessly buying random things to glue and paste. This is going to make my winter a little less dreary. I know it.

There is a Thanksgiving meal today at the business school for student families but I don’t think we are going to attend. My husband is exhausted and in the throes of case prep and I am cleaning and packing since we hope to leave for Massachusetts tomorrow night (this depends on whether my husband’s team wins the case competition and if they do we are in trouble because my husband’s flight to London departs on Tuesday).

I would love to see some of the spouses and children. It has been awhile since we attended a school event but with a one and two-year old getting in the mix while I clean and pack I do not see how I can prepare some Thanksgiving side dishes in the next four hours. I haven’t even showered yet.


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I hope your weekend was wonderful.

Happy Sunday : ) 

Sunday Lazy Sunday

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Sundays are my favorite day of the week. Usually. I am still adjusting to not having my husband around for most of our Sundays. He has a lot of catching up to do with his school work and a case competition to prepare for. He is leaving at the end of this week and headed to NYC for the competition and his sister’s wedding.

He won’t be gone long and I am used to being alone with the kids but I keep wondering when our pace of life will slow down a bit. I know that day isn’t far away but the constant whirlwind of business school life is tiring. Sometimes I am so overwhelmed I don’t check the family calendar. It stresses me out to see all the color coded meetings, classes, excursions, and deadlines.

Our short, crazy trip to Indianapolis was a success. Pweezy missed us but had a wonderful time with his grandparents. I’ll tell you more about Indy & this past weekend later : )

The grandparents have returned home, daddy is spending the day at school, and I am taking advantage of nap time to get reacquainted with ye olde internet.

I read this and it made me so happy it brought a tear to my eye.
These are making my mouth water. I need to make them soon.
This photography critique post helped me a ton. As someone that requests critiques regularly it is important that I learn to provide them as well.
Don’t forget to check out this giveaway.

Today I plan on bundling up the kids, going for a walk, cleaning my kitchen, watching some Halloween cartoons, and patiently waiting for my husband to come home. I am crazy excited about trick or treating with the kids for the first time tomorrow. Pweezy and Cmoney have participated in several Halloween related activities at Cornell during the past few weeks. They are pretty amped up for tomorrow. Pweezy alternates between being a ghost and superman. Here is a preview of my little superman.

 little superman

Have a happy Sunday. What are you up to today?

The perfect day.

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Yesterday was perfect. Start to finish.

The kids let us sleep in a little (9 a.m. woot!), I went for a short run (ALONE!), we found a cute place to buy fresh apple cider donuts (it isn’t our beloved Shelburne Farms but the donuts were phenomenal), and carved pumpkins together as a family at Cornell. We had daddy all to ourselves for most of the day. Pweezy requested pizza for lunch. We went to a fabulous Italian restaurant. Daddy went to school to study.

That was it. Simple and perfect.

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The three of us are on our own today. I am sure today will be a great day but yesterday was perfect.

Today I am jealous of Bethenny Frankel’s Sunday routine

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

It is Sunday and I am a creature of habit. It is time for Fadra’s Stream of Consciousness. Check out her blog, read the rules, and grab the button if you would like to participate. There are usually a bunch of really cool bloggers that link up. You might “meet” some new people and have the opportunity to get something off your chest.

#SOCsundayHere is my five minute unedited rant of the week:

I am not a huge fan of Bethhenny Frankel. Nope. Not at all. She has a big mouth and often puts her foot in it. I am referring to her comments regarding breastfeeding in public. Aside from that, meh, she seems nice enough.

Last night I was wide awake comforting a cranky teething baby and decided to read the New York Times. I came upon this atrocity: Bethenny Ever Relaxing.

I want Bethenny’s Sunday. Sure my Sundays are nice (I do everything in my power now that I do not have to work outside the home to ensure this) but I would like a Sunday like hers.

Bethenny Frankel NYC

Image Courtesy of The New York Times

It sounds so relaxing and fabulous to live womehere where one can just plop the baby in the stroller and head outside and find amillion different cool things to do. Vermont is beautiful but there is not much to do and it is cold. FREEZING!

My time is almost up. I am looking forward to my brunch and dinner guests today but I am srill mad at Bethenny for living in such  a fabulous neighborhood.