Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hump Day Haiku

mama's new passion
has her wondering aloud
what could be better

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

All in a day's chat:

I don't think I even knew what chicken cordon bleu was in college.
And The Bird is all up in the ancestry tree.
I think she might have a little bit of the matriarchal procrastination gene....
Doing her mama proud.

Monday, November 28, 2011


Today's Aquarius Horoscope from Cafe Astrology

It's a better day for making adjustments than for pushing ahead with gusto, dear Aquarius. Conflicts with others can arise over differences in beliefs. This may be a day in which communications get crossed, errands and short trips are disrupted, or appointments get rescheduled. Adjusting your plans may be in order, and accommodating inconveniences figures strongly. It may be time as well to re-evaluate matters that you previously thought were completed. It's not the best time for negotiations.
Creativity: Good ~ Love: Fair ~ Business: Fair

It was bound to happen...a not-so-good horoscope. But it's okay. I had an amazing Thanksgiving holiday spent with my twenty-year-old 'children' who are turning into a couple of people with high integrity and fine character. I am so lucky. So, yeah, I can handle whatever the day has for me. I can take it.

How's your day shaping up?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


spanning many years
and many more miles these days
my heart over runs
Thanksgiving Blessings, everyone+

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

Parenting, feloning, bribing and parenting:

Is feloning a word?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Follow Through

Nov 21, 2011
Today's Horoscope for Aquarius

Today you may come up with some attractive new ideas to advance your career and increase your income. The only question is whether or not you can follow through. Some of them may be workable and some may not, but if you're serious, you should do some research to figure that out. The future looks good if you take the necessary steps to turn your ideas into reality.

All I need is to make sure I follow through. Follow. Through. There's only one challenge with this: Aquarians are idea people. We come up with the plans. We have the vision. Now I need to do research and follow through? Well, I say let's get to it. Can somebody help me with all this "necessary steps" stuff? Thanks.

How's your day shaping up?

Friday, November 18, 2011


It's here!!! Our very own Virginia Blister CBW's book! Spawned from her blog! And we couldn't be more proud. Get your orders in! December 5 is the big day. Couldn't happen to a better person. xoxoxo

Thursday, November 17, 2011

This-n-That Thursday

It's all about me. Yawn:
  • I misplaced my tweezers for a day. It was hell.
  • I am going to play bridge tonight for the first time in a long while. I feel lucky. I hope they have lots of money.
  • I am in a wardrobe crisis. The s-word is in the forecast for this afternoon. And in the 60's by Sunday.
  • I am obsessed with Van's gluten-free blueberry waffles.
  • I have killer shin splints.
  • I have new chewable vitamin D3 things. They taste like rum candy. I swear.
  • I cannot wait to see my babies next week!
  • I got that shellac polish for a manicure on Saturday. I love it.
  • I also got a big, faux Princess Diana ring. I love it, too.
  • I have to run a half marathon in 47 days. It ain't gonna be pretty.
Now tell me something random about you.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


those who know me well
can tell you how weird I am
but they wouldn't dare

Your Quirk Factor: 36%

You have a few little quirks, but you generally blend in well with society.

Only those who know you well know how weird you can be.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

Group Parenting Skillz.
I haz them?
A well-intended plug for dishwashing powder:
And a shopping son winds up the conversation...
I have become the silent minority.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Only on Monday

Today's Aquarius Horoscope from Cafe Astrology
Emotionally, you could feel a tad out of sync today, dear Aquarius. This can actually be a good thing, as your mood could push you out of complacency and into action. You have the opportunity to work on resolving problems from the small things forward. Aim to create order out of something today, whether it involves cleaning out your drawers or freeing your mind from clutter - or both, as taking care of irksome problems can help clear up your mind.
Align Center
Creativity: Fair ~ Love: Fair ~ Business: Good

A "tad out of sync"? Well it is Monday. And I guess I better get going on creating some order. Sigh.
Is yours any better?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

This-n-That Thursday

Randomness from an addled little brain:
  • I am lacking "transitional" clothing in my closet. What to wear when it's in the 60's and humid. In November?
  • I am hopelessly dependent on my reading glasses.
  • Augie and I are running a half marathon on January 7. We are horrifically underprepared as of now.
  • Can someone explain Rick Perry to me?
  • Can someone explain why anyone would want to be the POTUS?
  • The Bird and I went to a beautiful wedding in September, and the resident dog was named POTUS. His humans are both attorneys in DC. Isn't that clever?
  • We had a police chase in Westport yesterday. No one was hurt, but a Bentley got clipped. Oh, and they finally caught the guy--a really bad guy.
  • Seriously. I have nothing to wear to work today. It's so hot out there. And I am still seeing piles of snow from our little Halloween "dusting."
  • Does arthritis pain wake you up at night? My right hip does.
  • I cannot get enough ricotta cheese. It really is an odd thing.
  • I'm getting my hair done tomorrow. It is way overdue.
  • I guess I need to get going. I seriously don't know what I'm gonna wear today.
UPDATE 8:52: I have decided on black pants and a nice gauzy blue tunic that The Baby Bird brought me from Morocco! Now, carry on.....

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

Mad parenting skills...
And, mad college counseling skills...

I haz them....

Monday, November 7, 2011


Monday, Nov 7, 2011

This is a time period of gradual maturing of your attitudes and overall approach to life. You become more in tune with your inner needs and tendencies, and you make changes that allow you to spend more time doing the things that you really enjoy and that you instinctively are attracted to, rather than what serves your more worldly ambitions, needs for security, and what appeals to you as the logically correct thing to do. You are willing to sacrifice some benefits in order to live a life that suits your temperament and interests now. This attitude is very wise and you can make great strides in getting your life on track. You are more in tune with your instincts and your life tends to come into alignment with your inner nature. Consequently you feel more contented, more "in your own element", and more creative.

I think I may need to re-read this one a few times today. But from what I can tell, it's pretty favorable. Right?

How's yours?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Pretty Much True

Happy Friday everyone! Now go get your weird on!

You Are 40% Weird

Normal enough to know that you're weird...

But too damn weird to do anything about it!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hump Day Horoscope

I know. I know. But this one is just too good not to share. And because of that? I declare that horoscopes are real today.

Nov 2, 2011
Today's Horoscope for Aquarius

It's an excellent day for you! Although no major events occur today, there's the promise of freedom in the coming months. A fundamental shift is about to occur in your occupation and love life. As the months unfold, you can expect to be more visionary, more creative, and perhaps more rebellious. You'll be much more effective than in the past two or three years.

Every word of this is magic. Every. Word.

I hope yours is just this good for you. Because, you know, they are all true today.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

We have taken our conversations to a whole new level! Introducing Group Message:
It's where I get to talk to both of my babies at once! And where they get to help me tackle this technical world. Together, they will help me master this new iOS business. I hope.
It takes a village.....