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I'm a Recovering Drama Queen. I got tired of the same old lines.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monumental Day

Peanut started kindergarten today. What a great feeling. She was so beautiful and bright eyed. She embraced her first day with courage. I am so proud to be her mom. Pictures to follow.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Leave a Message

Picked Peanut up from school yesterday. While I was driving her home I asked her to help me out by not making a huge mess in the living room b/c someone was coming for a second showing of the house (yes, I said SECOND SHOWING!). Looked in the rear view mirror at her and she just sat there with this blank look on her face. I said, "Did you hear me?" Then I said, "Are you going to help me out when we get home?"...nothing...so I said, "Are you going to answer my questions?"...she gets wide eyed (in a very defiant teenager way) and says, "Nobody's home, leave a message". Fit of giggles after that from both of us. Guess you just had to be there, but there was something in the way she said it that made her sound so grown up (and bratty). She said she made that up, but I'm holding onto the hope that she just heard it on a show!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I'm not going to try it, you try it

Trying to step outside of my comfort zone and look at my future differently. Keeps reminding me about the Life Cereal commercial from the 70's...and in this instance I may actually be Mikey...only I'm not drinking cola and eating Pop Rocks.

Monday, August 17, 2009

A stone's throw away

Peanut and I sat on a bench just outside her new school yesterday. We talked about what going to school means and all the new experiences she's going to have...and all the things she can be when she gets older as a result of doing well in school. Then we walked around the perimeter of the school grounds for a bit. Took a walk over that bridge that leads to the apartments...bubbling brook below and trees that canopy over it. It was just beautiful. Paints a nice picture. I am pretty frustrated right now because my house hasn't sold. If it doesn't sell, then we won't be able to move to the apartments in September, and I'll have to forfeit the unit they're holding available for me. Felt pretty desperate yesterday afternoon...and that special moment I had with my daughter is what I'm clinging to right now.
I'm tired of things just being/feeling slightly out of reach all the time.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Bedtime Chatter

Peanut had a hard time winding herself down last night and didn't fall asleep until about 10:30pm. When she came out of the room at 10pm to tell me she couldn't sleep I crawled into bed with her for some cuddle and talk time. She started talking about never wanting to leave my house or her dad's house...even when she grows up she said she wants to still live with us. Not the first time she has brought this up and it's so cute and sweet. She even said that she doesn't want to go away to college because then she'd have to move out of her houses. Funny kid and I'm sure that will all change. She also mentioned wanting me to move in with her daddy when she grows up. Was sensitive but firm about there never being a possibility of my moving back in with her dad. Also told her that I definitely could not live with her dad if he got married again...and vice versa. This brought on a case of the giggles which I just love! We got slightly off topic and started talking about all my brothers and sisters. "Mom, how is it that you have so many brothers and sisters?", she said. So I told her about my parents divorcing and remarrying and having more kids. She got kind of serious and said that she wanted a stepdad who was handsome. That works for me too!

Monday, August 10, 2009

August 10th, My Favorite Day of the Year

Papa Sam and Grandma Ann were married almost 59 years when my Grandma passed away in July 2000. Their anniversary date was August 10th. Always thought it would be neat to get married on this day (yes, I said "neat") 59 years is just amazing...they stuck it out and in the end loved each other more than in the beginning. So on this day their life started together which is why I am here today.