Wishing I had time to Blog…

Not sure if I should be happy or sad that I am not the only one who finds her/himself  wishing I had time to get the thoughts in my head onto the screen … http://cindis.blogspot.com/2010/10/ive-won-award.html

Maybe someday technology (and/or Big Brother) will find a way to allow us to really download everything floating around up there.

I could use a good Brain Dump/ fDisk…

Published in: on October 14, 2010 at 9:27 pm  Leave a Comment  

Is Mother’s Day really for Mothers?

Less than a week till Mother’s Day – Let the negotiations and planning begin!

Had conversations today with the 2 mothers in my life, my mother and my mother-in-law, about plans for next Sunday.  Is my brother coming in?  Are we going out? Are we staying in? Are we all celebrating together? Is my family having to see each mother separately?  So many questions, so many details to work out…

During both conversations, I was asked “what did I want to do? After all, [I am] a mother too!” (Oh so that’s how you both became grandmothers!)  While I still believe that everyone is entitled to their special day, I have long ago given up on Mother’s Day being about me.  As a mom, it is my responsibility to coordinate everyone else’s efforts to celebrate me!  I shouldn’t have to make sure that my kids made a card and/or gift to give me. In prior years, we have gone out to brunch, lunch and dinner (not all in the same year!).  We have had BBQs at each of our homes (again, not all in one year!) And 2 years ago, I pushed my agenda and we had a kid-friendly picnic in the park. Last year child number 3 was 4 days old – don’t ask me what we did! Somewhere in the nurse, diaper, sleep, repeat cycle, there must have been food and grandparents, the kids probably made cards at school…

So, what do I want to do for My Mother’s Day this year? Have A DAY OFF! No cooking, no cleaning, no diapers, no whining… am I booking a day at the spa, checking out the latest double feature, celebrating the events that led to motherhood? No. I just want to enjoy what my house sounds like empty!  Is that so awful?  To celebrate being a mother by not being one for 8 hours? I’d even take 4!  If it weren’t for my kids, I wouldn’t be celebrating! But if I am making all the plans, am I really celebrating anyway?

Published in: on May 3, 2010 at 3:06 am  Leave a Comment  
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Hello world!

I’ve thought about blogging for quite a while now. It’s on one of my lists.  And of course, there are so many other things on those lists that I should be doing right now.  And yet, here I sit!  My head full of ideas, my fingers doing their own thing… and of course, I must give credit to that voice in my head screaming “What are you doing?” There’s cleaning to be done, food to be cooked, laundry that isn’t going to wash itself (of course, maybe that’s because no one ever left it long enough to see if it would really walk itself to the washing machine and jump in!) …You all know the drill, you’ve all heard the voice, haven’t you?  Does yours sound like your mother too?

While I would love the opportunity to sit here all day and put to paper (well, screen) all the ideas that have been in my head for months and ignore the fact that I am expected to have a family hagaddah suitable for use in just a few days, I will have to make that project my creative outlet for now and return later to explain why 3 is a magic number….

For now, Bob Dorough‘s explanation with have to do… Thank you Schoolhouse Rock – 3 is a Magic Number!

Three is a magic number,
Yes it is, it’s a magic number.
Somewhere in the ancient, mystic trinity
You get three as a magic number.

The past and the present and the future.
Faith and Hope and Charity,
The heart and the brain and the body
Give you three as a magic number.

It takes three legs to make a tri-pod
Or to make a table stand.
It takes three wheels to make a ve-hicle
Called a tricycle.

Every triangle has three corners,
Every triangle has three sides,
No more, no less.
You don’t have to guess.
When it’s three you can see
It’s a magic number.

A man and a woman had a little baby,
Yes, they did.
They had three in the family,
And that’s a magic number.

3-6-9, 12-15-18, 21-24-27, 30.
3-6-9, 12-15-18, 21-24-27, 30.
Multiply backwards from three times ten:

Three time ten is (30), three times nine is (27),
Three times eight is (24), three times seven is (21),
Three times six is (18), three times five is (15),
Three times four is twelve,
And three times three is nine, and three times two is six,
And three times one is three of course.

Now take the pattern once more:
Three! . . .3-6-9
Twelve! . . .12-15-18
Twenty-one!. . .21-24-27. . .30

Now multiply from 10 backwards:
Three time ten is (30 – Keep going), three times nine is (27),
Three times eight is (24), three times seven is (21),
Three times six is (18), three times five is (15),
Three times four is twelve,
And three times three is nine, and three times two is six,
And three times one…
What is it?!
Yeah, That’s a magic number.

A man and a woman had a little baby.
Yes, they did.
They had three in the family.
That’s a magic number.

Published in: on March 26, 2010 at 3:41 pm  Comments (1)