Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I think I have discovered the source of my lack of creativity....it is called lack of sleep.  Last night for the fourth night in a row, I had less than two hours of sleep.  Try to go to sleep early....maybe I sleep for the first 30 minutes....then I wake up and am up until 4.  Since the alarm goes off at 5:30, this is not the best scenario.  Melatonin did not even do it for me last night and I cannot take Ibuprofen or Tylenol this week as I am having a colonoscopy on Friday....  You think the thought of the prep and procedure has something to do with my sleeplessness....I could go to sleep right now but that would not work since it is 8:00AM and my work day is just starting. 
Thanks for listening.....time to go to ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!  Oops sorry I dozed off for a minute.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Someone important....

Last week and again this week, JBM had a writing assignment where he was asked to write about someone important in his life. We started by making a long list of options....should I be concerned that I had to twist his arm to add his Mom and Dad. I was concerned that we were not obvious choices......
Anyhow, the list was narrowed down to three people...Grandpa, Cool J (Ellen's son) and our Colonel friend at West Point. The Colonel was the choice both times. When he was done with his pieces, the thing that impressed me the most was JBM's reasoning...."the Colonel is important to me because he lives his life to guarantee the freedom and safety of mine." For a child who hates to write this is a rather profound point....and very true.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


No this is not a recipe.....I wish it were.

I was thinking yesterday about why I have not blogged in such a long time. It is mostly because I am a member of the sandwich generation and I am the filling of the sandwich. My Mom is 93 and my son is 10. Trying to balance their lives and mine is a daily challenge....

I love my life and everyone in it but there are times I resent not having a few moments to breathe. Soon enough I know I will have plenty of time when Mom is no longer with us and Junior Bird Man is out of the house.....I relish the days I have now....but my Gold status at Kohl's is in jeopardy!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Let's try this again.....

If I still have any followers, you most likely noticed that I have not blogged in several months. Somehow. coming up with something witty and interesting to write about each day lost its appeal for a bit and life seems to have taken over....but enough whining....I am going to try again to be entertaining or at least get some thoughts out of my mind to share with those who still care.

Until tomorrow........

Monday, April 25, 2011

New Season

After a brief hiatus and marked absence of sports participation....the new season starts today. Baseball! FlyBoy is not managing the team this year but is assisting as a coach. The jury is still out on the manager....and the team but JBM is happy to be back "into the swing of things." I think that was a pun intended on his part.

Happy Monday. Will have some vacation photos to share later this week of a surprise encounter for JBM and me.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Better Days?!

So I am hoping that this week will bring some better days....nothing life shattering going on but a few things that have left me feeling less than enthusiastic.....

Got the results of the school nurse certification exam that I spent six months studying for....I missed passing the exam by one question! So I spent some time this weekend dusting off the books and making a plan to study some more and take the exam again in August.

Had some "minor" oral surgery last Tuesday. Saturday night it occurred to me that six days later, my mouth should not still be swollen, I should not look like I am carrying a golf ball around in my mouth, my mouth should not be throbbing and it should not be warm to the touch....can you spell infected! Now on antibiotics for 24 hours and feeling much better. The packing comes out tomorrow and I hope that the graft took! Glad this happened with the last surgery and not the first.

On a happy note....it is Spring. Although I did drive through snow on the way to work today.

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

And a week later......

Last night was the Squirt House championship game against the Devils. JBM's team is the Rangers. The Rangers were flat and the team's goalie looked like he wanted to be somewhere else.....JBM and his line played their hearts out but the team lost 2-0. The Rangers were robbed of a goal in the third period by the referees but that is what live sports is all about.

Lots of tears at our house last night and in the locker room after the game....it is hard to watch but you've gotta love the passion! TSAnnie tells me that the tears will shift from JBM to me some day....that has already happened.

On to baseball.........waiting to see what team he will be on. FlyBoy has chosen not to manage this year.