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30 Lists: Day 09 – 18

List 9 Keep Calm
09: Keep Calm and ____

  1. Take a nap
  2. Watch Once Upon a Time
  3. Deliver cookies
  4. Dream a dream
  5. Eat all the chocolates
  6. Snuggle with my love!

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18 March, 2014 · 8:24 pm

Come and Sit a Spell

Kids and Josh went into the rainforest. I popped a squat on a bench with this view

There’s a bench (not an industrial bench) at the Topeka Zoo that I will sit at when Josh takes the kids into the rainforest. I can’t go in there unless I have to because the smell and humidity make me sick to my stomach and causes a major head.

A Congo African Grey Parrot at Topeka Zoo, Kan...

A Congo African Grey Parrot at Topeka Zoo, Kansas, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So I sit outside, and wait. I have some quiet time to reflect on what is the meaning of life (42). I listen to the sounds of the birds inside the rainforest building. I hear the honking of the geese. I hear laughter of kids on a nearby playground.

It’s a peaceful feeling, though I am wishing that I was inside, enjoying the wonder of my kids’ enjoyment of the birds and animals. The ability to spend the rest of the day with my family, though missing those few moments, is worth more than seeing those few moments and feeling them ruined moments later when I feel the need to just crawl under the covers, with my trusty bucket friend. Just in case I don’t make it to the bathroom in time.

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Come Back September! Come Back

octobercalendar copy

Can you believe tomorrow is Oct. 01? Where the FUCK did September go?

Not listed on that calendar? Ethan’s Den Meeting because I’m not 100% sure what day it is.

  • 2nd: RenFest
  • 9th: Julie’s baby shower
  • 10th: Columbus Day (Josh should be off Open-mouthed smile)
  • 12th: Full Moon, which means Full Bore Bitch Open-mouthed smile
  • 14th: No school for kids
  • 15th: Girl Scouts
  • 16th: Scouts Gatherings… Josh goes to the zoo and I go to the farm Open-mouthed smile
  • 17th: Ethan’s Pack Meeting
  • 18th: Ethan has a field trip to a pumpkin farm Open-mouthed smile
  • 22nd: Girl Scouts. We’re gonna make flower pot ghosts Open-mouthed smile
  • 27th-31st: No school for the kids
  • 31st: Halloween

Somewhere in there, I’m to get ready for my NaNoWriMo Surprised smile


  • Creations by Julie
  • It Happened This Year – Monthly Paper Pack
  • It Happened This Year – Flair Pack
  • Say No 2 Piracy
  • School Rules {the Bundle}
  • Page Perfect WordArt – Halloween
  • Once Upon A Time
  • Some items come out TOMORROW for the Spend $10 kit *and* the Buffet at Gingerscraps Open-mouthed smile

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Weekly Winners: May 29 – June 04, 2011

All shots taken with a Canon Rebel XS , Sony Cybershot DSCW120 , or the HTC Surround Windows Phone
More can be found on my Flickr account

Let’s see … this week was a bit of a busy one. Why? Because Josh was on VACATION! So, that left us with lots of time to do THINGS! This week included the moving in of a new couch, getting haircuts, visiting the zoo, and going to Kansas City. Pretty fun, and exhausting!

So, since I have SO many pictures from this week, I’m just going to break them down by DAYS Laughing out loud

Sunday – 29th

Josh helped his dad move some things. Loan came through on the people buying his house, so he has to move Winking smile Don’t worry, he’s got a place to go Open-mouthed smile I stayed home with the kids and attempted to do laundry. Um, I didn’t do too well.

The pink results. Sock, undies, and a few other things

I … um, turned Ethan’s clothes PINK Surprised smile Not all, just a good chunk. He’s okay with it, because he got new socks and undies out of the deal Rolling on the floor laughing

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