Saturday, October 25, 2014

It's been a while....

A lot has changed... where to start?

First, I actually have a real full time job.  Why?   in short... God.  The CFO quit her job the same day that I started my new job.  We took a HUGE pay cut but we have not regretted the decision even for one day.  For every dollar we gave up we got more time together as a family.

I will hopefully post more soon.  I want to but I have a job:)


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Yes, I am getting back into blogging after a long hiatus.  Unfortunately I think it is therapy which means if I was not doing it then I was "good" right?  So now I am screwed up again?  Or wait... is it just the realization and I was once again fooling myself... much to ponder.

I am not strong on perfection.
Jasper Johns


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Coming up on four years!

I can't believe it has almost been four years as a SAHD!  I am now posting on

Have a great day!


Friday, March 11, 2011

Still on the new site

I am still posting at but I thought I would share what is now my favorite quote as I also despise glitter:

Glitter is the herpes of arts and crafts.
Demitri Martin


Friday, February 4, 2011

A new web site for the blog

After much debate (internally) I have decided to get my own URL for my blog,  I have put up my first post there.  I still have a week to change my mind but I think private hosting is the way I want to go.

Don't worry, if I do use it exclusively I will keep this one up and linked to the new one!

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
Arnold Bennett


Thursday, February 3, 2011

We are killing some trees now

As with me when the Triplets get into something new they REALLY get into it!  After having a boys sleep over at Nuke Doc's house the Triplets have enjoyed doing color by numbers and mazes that they, yes they, print off the internet.  They print, draw, color and tape (in their room) quite a bit these days.  It is a good thing we get deals on paper from Staples and buy one get one on tape from Publix:)

Jackson keeps it pretty simple.  No, that is not his handwriting and yes, I know I misspelled WALL-E:)

Addison adds her creative flair.  Notice the dots around the maze.

William likes to do some freehand.  I think he is in a modern/abstract art phase:)

An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs. 
Edgard Varese 

At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.
Salvador Dali


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My Roombas are home!

Oh how we have all missed our friend, the Roomba.  I have been on and off the phone with Hammacher Schlemmer over the last week.  I noticed they only shipped out one Roomba so I called them.  It turns out they sent one as a replacement and then decided to refund my credit card for the other one.  Did I mention that it was a credit card that I cancelled two years ago?  Lovely!  I also noticed that they sent it to the address where I lived three years ago, TX.  This despite the fact that I called them before shipping them back to make sure everything was good to go.  The representative then said "It looks like you have two accounts, one in TX and one in AL.  You should have cancelled the TX one."  Huh?  How should I have known that they created two accounts for me?  So I politely but firmly said "Since it seems that this is all my fault what do I need to do right now during this phone call to make sure it does not happen again.  I want to be sure that before I get off the phone with you I have done all that I need to do since this seems to be my responsibility."  She giggled and said "please hold."

She came back to say that she cancelled the TX one and was having the Roomba that was sent there shipped back to them and they would send me another one.  OK, no worries.  I went online and ordered another Roomba to replace the one they refunded me for.  Did I mention that the credit card company does not show a refund yet:)   I checked the tracking numbers Monday on the new one I ordered and the original replacement Roomba they sent.  My order was to be delivered Tuesday, good.  The replacement somehow got re-routed to where I live now and was out for delivery!  Wait, what is that, NO!  Right after UPS says "out for delivery" it says "sender requests return of package."  IDIOTS.

I called Hammacher again yesterday morning and after getting in a fight with the voice unrecognition software (I had to disparage it's code by asking it how many punch cards the programmer had to put in to change a setting) I finally got to talk to a carbon based life form.  She said that she could see where the UPS package was headed back to them so she would send out another Roomba, the other person had not sent one out.  BTW, she confirmed the missing refund.

When we got home from the YMCA yesterday we were greeted by not one Roomba but two!  I would call Hammacher to let them know but I do not have another 20 minutes to donate to this cause.  I bet a third one shows up Friday:)

Household tasks are easier and quicker when they are done by somebody else.
James Thorpe (1888 - 1953)