Sunday, May 01, 2011


that's the word of the moment. if my body is not then my mind is. if my mind is not then my body is.

this baby is really showing me my age. i. am. exhausted.

i am almost done with this semester. i am almost done with this school year, real job. that gives my a couple of months to recoop. oh wait....i need to take a class or two this summer. i am just not sure it will happen. just. not. sure.


Tuesday, April 05, 2011

the D O G

...he is a part of the family. ....we worry about how he feels. ...what he eats. we pay him enough attention. we wonder where he is when he is not in the room. he makes us laugh and smile. we make sure his water is fresh. and he has treats. IS IT TO MUCH TO ASK THAT HE KEEP HIS DOG HAIR TO HIMSELF?

Sunday, April 03, 2011


i have a love love relationship with oatmeal. i can eat it morning, noon and night. i said AND not OR. and i have eaten it that often. a pat of butter, a clump of oatmeal and a sprinkle of sugar. fills my tummy. not instant. no extra flavors. no added fruit or nuts or berries. i passed on my love to rowdy one as well. oatmeal is my go to meal when we are tired, hungry and the pantry is empty. it is my meal when nothing else sounds right. and my meal when we need to be warmed up. oatmeal.......yum. lyn

Sunday, March 27, 2011

that feeling again.....

blue depressed zapped overwhelmed low tuckered out exhaustion weepy tired yeah all those words have been used. it got me good this weekend. all i want to do its sleep. i have so much to do. my plate is full: school, work, family, cooking. all i want to do it grow this baby in a calm way but life is kinda getting me all worked up. give it to Him and let it go. easier said than done. but i continue to try. luckily He is patient. lyn

Friday, March 25, 2011


baby coming. oct 2011. a bit of a surprise. i mean we talk about it all the time, for like the last two years. but then nothing so we kinda just rock along. talk about it a little less. we are getting older. it will be fine. then..............HELLO!

happy, scared, sad, confused, excited, terrified, overwhelmed, questioning, joy, fear, content.

yeah that is pretty much it in a nutshell by the minute around here.

i go from what the hell are we doing to oh this is the happiest i have been in a long time.

my mind says your old, to old and then in the same breath what a blessing.

all normal. all natural. all ongoing.

baby, it's been a long time. can't wait to hold you tight.


Tuesday, March 08, 2011

out of the mouth of rowdy one....

"good food brightens the spirit"

that is what he told me tonight as we ate.

we were watching jamie at home on the cooking channel and jamie was cooking a chicken tomato potato something. rowdy one wanted to go to the store at that moment and get everything to cook it. i told him we could make a quick stir fry. he was good with that.

it is basically pw's sesame noodles and then i stir fry whatever veggies i have and add them. YUM! tonight we had cauliflower, purple cabbage, broccoli, carrots and squash. i have also done the same recipe of hers but instead of noodles done brown rice or couscous. all good.

rowdy one helped me make it. he comments on how colorful it is and then...then....says good food brightens the spirit......i stopped for a second and just stared. did jamie say that? no, i did. i smiled. he is such a blessing to me!

cherish the little moments.


Thursday, March 03, 2011


life overwhelms me. i don't want to read (GASP!). i don't want to get online (DOUBLE GASP!) or cook (not so much a gasp).

at the moment i am overwhelmed. with school, kids, work, laundry, homework, yard work, housework, people, news, blogs.......

overwhelmed and spent.

i just want to stay in bed for the entire weekend.

see ya on the other side......