Thursday, March 27, 2014

Life of Play

From early morning this little on loves to play. I watch her, often from a distance. Her little hand explores textures and shapes. As the sun breaks through the spring fog she likes to press her little nose against a cold spring window. She looks out at cars passing by while she holds a plastic dinosaur in her hand. She growls and chases one of the foster kittens, the puppy follows her closely. 
She sits on one of the outward facing bookcases and stares intently at brightly adorned pages full of fire trucks and animals. She points and laughs.
She crawls upon my lap and nurses upon my breasts. Her blue eyes gaze into my brown ones. Her tiny hands wrap around my finger. She sleeps, I sleep.

The sun has set and by this time numerous colorful cloth diapers have been changed. She is on the rug playing with Legos. She's happy and talking to the blocks. 
She's happy in her life of play.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Cleaning Up

Working on my house for Lent. I've got to get the laziness out of me.

My dad is bringing us some new chairs for the gathering room. That means pulling out old and delapitated couches. That means rearranging and decorating changed to the gathering room.
It also means being somewhat jealous of the clean streamlined spaces I see on Apartment Therapy and the beautiful, colorful paint jobs on Offbeat Home. 
My gathering room is a modge podge of craigslist curbs alerts, thrift shop finds and remenants from people who have passed. While I'm no way embarrassed of my home, sometimes I'm jealous of the internet homes, sometimes I wish I had the money for several ikea items instead of paying for baseball for six kids. 
Somerimes I wish I had a nice console stereo and tons of vinyl and not tons of toys. 
This is the life I chose. Fingerprints, tubs of toys and furniture that doesn't match. 

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Lent began on Wednesday. The kids and I went to Mass. They were pretty excited and except for Dexter, this was everyone else's first Ash Wednesday experience. They liked it and are enjoying Lent.
Waylon gave up Minecraft. That's pretty awesome.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

10 Reasons: Why I Might Cancel

1: My son has a seizure. It's not very often anymore. But, he's not himself afterwards and needs to be watched after.

2. My daughters mania is plummeting and this is followed by things I don't care to mention. It usually means she needs an emergency med. 

3. Someone in my home is starting a new medication, and probably needs to be watched. Never know how antipsychotics and anti epileptics will work or not work.

4. One of our pets dies. This happens and my kids are always very upset. Circle of life, but I need to console.

5. My kids get a last minute call in to a specialists. Sometimes waits are up to 6 months.

6. My husband is having a bad day and just wants to have us home. 

7. I'm having a bad day and need a time out.

8. Family emergency. I have a large extended family. Often times you just have to show up.

9. Friend emergency. Not that you're not important to me, but when someone is in crisis...they know who to call.

10. Marc Harmon is at my door....