Thursday, June 30, 2011


have a safe weekend
mama hits the road today
and not in this truck

This-n-That Thursday

So random even I cannot follow it....
  • I always go into the same stall in the bathroom at work.
  • I could eat turkey and avocado every single day.
  • Hummingbirds are vicious with one another at my feeder.
  • My dermatologist is quite the comedian.
  • That Moroccan Oil hair stuff is The Best.
  • I think I've finally reached the weight I want for my 'before' picture.
  • Gah.
  • I have become OCD about ticks.
  • Do you ever have a day where you feel like you are under water?
  • A summer fever is the worst.
  • I am looking forward to tomorrow...and my Mini-Blister-Bash!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

Such a talkative young man:

Sigh. And, yes, he got his meat snacks....

And this one? I think we all wish we were on this adventure...
Me? I just sit here at the ready. Waiting for a possible food order, or a travelogue. This emptying nest is a fascinating place to be...if not a wee bit lonely.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday Motivation?

Aquarius Horoscope
For The Week Starting June 27, 2011
Money is a bit tight for you right now as unexpected bills need to be paid. In two weeks it ease off and get better. You need to work harder on your dream now because it could become a reality within the next two weeks. Set your goals high and go after them one at a time over the next two years because you are on a roll now. You want to do the best you can within that predicted time frame.

This seems like an awful lot of work for an Aquarian. All this goal setting, working harder and going after... I like it better when it says it's just going to fall on me. Guess I'd better go get in the shower.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday Frags

The MV Explorer sets sail from Nassau.
With some very precious cargo.
  • I got to talk to The Bird for 3 minutes this morning!
  • She needed me to do something online for her.
  • It's nice to be the mama.
  • Big local race weekend for us at work.
  • Augie is going to come help us.
  • He has to get up before 6 each day.
  • Such a good boy.
  • And next Friday?
  • I'm heading back to the land of genteel folks.
  • If only for a few days.
  • And boy do I need it.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

This-n-That Thursday

Even when they're home, you're still in an empty nest:
  • Since The Bird is at sea, Augie is doing his best to entertain me.
  • His strong work ethic is getting in my way.
  • Plus, he won't go shopping.
  • But, he does like to eat.
  • Too bad I don't cook any more.
  • Or go to the grocery store.
  • Meanwhile, The Bird can email me from her ship.
  • She loves it, and will be in Barcelona next week.
  • I feel more lonely than I did when I dropped them off for their first year.
  • But, I will be having a vicarious trip to Barcelona....
  • Thank Goddess for my friends, my friends, and my friends.
  • Speaking of friends, I'm hatching a plan.....
  • And in other news, I think I have diagnosed myself with every disorder you can possibly have.
  • And I'm serious.
How are you today? Got anything for me to do?



You Are Analytical

You are both clever and practical. You strike the perfect balance between two extremes.

You spend time with your head in the clouds, but your feet are still firmly planted on the ground.

You tend to be a bit reserved, but those who know you know how much you care.

You prefer your own company, but you're always willing to make room in your life for a kindred spirit.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

Stepping up to the plate to keep me company....
But we're gonna have to work on his reading choices.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Overnight Success?

Aquarius Horoscope
For The Week Starting June 20, 2011

Take quick advantage of those new opportunities that are being presented to you. You may be taking a trip meeting new people who will also open new doors for you. Listen carefully to what is being said even if you have heard it before. There may be a new advantage for you or something you overlooked last time. There is an aspect here that means you could be an “overnight success” - just pay attention.

Guess I'd better get dressed and get out there. You?

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bon Voyage

66 Days.
8 countries.
God speed, my baby.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

This-n-That Thursday

  • I love being home alone.
  • All of the nearby Starbucks are undergoing renovation.
  • By home alone, that means without humans. Not dogs.
  • Aren't hummingbirds amazing?
  • Whoa, Vancouver? What is it about hockey??
  • Did you know leukemia is still the number one killer of children?
  • I hate cancer.
  • I love my job.
  • My Baby Bird has been gone for a day and I already miss her.
  • However, I will have a nice, vicarious trip this summer.
  • I wonder if Augie will step up his mommy time?
  • I love Yerba Mate tea.
  • Have you ever bought anything from that Sky Mall magazine?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


These are almost better than my horoscopes....

Contemplation is in Your Big Picture

It's likely that you have a lot to sort out right now, and your mind has already begun the process.

Things seem incredibly complicated at the present moment. You know you need to take a deep breath and slow down.

Whatever you are turning over will work itself out, and you trust yourself to come up with the right answers.

For now, you've pulled over from whatever journey you're on, but you'll be back on the road soon enough.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

Bossy Birdy....
And in two sleeps? She leaves for the rest of the summer. Semester at Sea....I'm gonna miss her more than anything. At least I'll be having a nice, vicarious trip to the Mediterranean. But still, I really gonna miss her.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday Blahday

This makes me wanna go back to bed.....

While domestic matters tend to be pressing right now, dear Aquarius, responsibilities to the rest of the world also call you today. It can be difficult to focus and concentrate when you're feeling pulled in different directions. It can also feel as if you can't get away with much today - as if others are judging you for what you have and haven't done. Take time to center yourself and avoid bringing your emotions to a place where you're better off just getting the job done.

Creativity: Good ~ Love: Fair ~ Business: Good

I hope yours is better.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Serenity

for whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea
-e.e. cummings
Gay Head, Massachusetts

Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday Haiku

mama's baby bird
goes far from the nest next week
until then she's mine

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Shoe Test

Seeing as it's Wednesday, and I have no brain cells left, here's another one of those ingenious quizzes for y'all to take. And this time? It's kinda interesting.

You Are Cowboy Boots

This doesn't mean you're country, just funky.

You've got a ton of attitude and confidence.

You're unique, expressive, and even a little bit wacky.

You wear whatever you feel like – and you have your own sense of style.

You are straight shooting and honest. You tell people how it is.

Low maintenance and free wheeling, you're always up for an adventure.

You should live: Where you can at least get to wide open spaces

You should work: In a job that allows you to take change

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

Maybe parents really shouldn't text.....

Monday, June 6, 2011

Dear Bank Account:

Please take note of my horoscope this week. My silly daughter tells me that these things aren't true, but I think she is just being bossy. I would like the automatic deposit receipt emailed to me, please. I have things to do. Places to go...

With love from your favorite Aquarian,

There could be a nice windfall of money for you within the next two weeks and it comes to you without even lifting a hand. Any investments you may have, are taking a sudden turn upward. You have opportunities now through you own creative endeavors. These opportunities will come in on their own. You do not have to look for them. It is too easy for you to overspend and waste money.

Is yours this good?

Friday, June 3, 2011

Happy Friday!

Be safe....

Thursday, June 2, 2011

This-n-That Thursday

Things I'm wondering about this week:
  • If I'll ever pick up a golf club again.
  • Why babies are so cute.
  • If the New Hampshire primary is 8 months away, how are we supposed to endure the chatter until then?
  • Grey eyelashes.
  • Is good fortune more about luck or preparedness?
  • Why do so many people get married in June?
  • How much longer this Weinergate is going to be news.
  • If "they" are right about forecasting a busy tropical storm season this year.
  • All things Celtic.
  • Cupid.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Just Your Average, Logical Mama

What's yours?

Your IQ Is 105

Your Logical Intelligence is Average

Your Verbal Intelligence is Genius

Your Mathematical Intelligence is Above Average

Your General Knowledge is Above Average