Rants

Strength, or insanity?

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So we all know how well things were going last week before our trip to Tucson. Well lucky for me, the fun just continued… As soon as we boarded our flight on the way out, Lana turned into that kid. Screaming, writhing, kicking, flailing, coughing, snotting, you name it. She was utterly out of control. […]

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To-NOT-Do List

March 26, 2014

When preparing to fly across the country with 1 small and 1 slightly bigger toddler, here is a list of possible scenarios: Get a head cold. Pass said head cold onto both toddlers. Toddler 1 becomes so snot-filled that she does not sleep for 3 nights and counting. Toddler 2 becomes so snot-filled that she […]

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Polar vortex + Money pit = I hate winter!!

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This morning I heard Ryan get up at 5 a.m., go out to the dining room, and start fiddling. Before I even heard him hurdle the baby gate and lumber down to the basement, I knew exactly what was happening. The furnace died. Again. Shit. I think this is the 3rd time this has happened. […]

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The first time of many, I’m sure

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Yesterday we went to an annual family Christmas party, and it’s always a great time. Ryan has a really big family, so fun always ensues when everyone gets together. And this year was no different. Except for one thing… There were 2 little girls there, one of whom was 6 and the other must have […]

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Bad day

December 7, 2012

I feel like a complete and utter failure. It’s mid-day and I’ve yelled at Della more than once. I’ve put her in bed with no lunch because she refused to do the simplest of tasks and repeatedly screamed “No!” in my face. That obviously didn’t work as she screamed and flailed at me even more, […]

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Well this is no fun

October 8, 2012

So you know how I mentioned that I’ve developed carpal tunnel syndrome in my right arm these past couple weeks? Yeah, it can kiss my @$*! Last night it got so bad I finally had to get out of bed at 4am and move onto one of the recliner ends of the couch in the […]

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Tear down the wall!

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Ryan and I went to see Roger Waters perform “The Wall” at Wrigley Field Friday night, and it was pretty amazing. The stage was enormous, and the wall they constructed covered the entire outfield, from foul pole to foul pole. It was over 3 stories high, and it served as a giant projection screen for […]

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