And I Only Need a Brain.

(This post was written in early 2010, I just found it in my drafts to be posted!)

It is taking everything I can NOT to go completely ballistic about something that happened at my daughter’s school.


H:  What do we need for class?

Teacher: Your Brain.

H:  Okay, I’ve got that.

Apparently this is a normal question she asks the class. Okay, fine, I mean a brain is important to “bring” with you.

Teacher: Apparently, you left it at home yesterday.

H: What?

At this point she was  probably bawling.

At this point of the story, I was raving mad. Hannah tells me, “It gets worse mom.”

So I listen as I was cursing inside. Even now as I’m writing this my face is hot and I’m angry.

Here’s what happened.

The previous day, the class was in the computer lab working on their poems. The teacher didn’t have time to get around and check everyone’s before printing so she told the kids who hadn’t printed their poems out to leave their station open and she would get it after class.

Hannah leaves computer lab and goes on to the next class.  Thinking nothing of it. The teacher told them to leave it logged in.

Next day, the teacher confronts Hannah after giving her the “brain” one liner. Says she wrote all this nasty stuff on her own paper?


Yeah, you would have had to leave your brain at home to write nasty stuff about your fat butt and ewwwyyyy on YOUR.OWN.PAPER.

Come’on, it doesn’t take a brain to figure she didn’t do it. Luckily, the principal agreed with me and the person who was really responsible was punished.

Moral of the Story:

NEVER leave your computer station open at school even when the teacher tells you to.

10 Years

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Summer Relaxing…

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My personal blog is taking a short break and we are just chilling out!

Wordless Wednesday {Proud Mom}


The Vicious Cycle of Weight Loss

This picture was taken this fall, 20 lbs lighter than I currently am. So imagine what that thing looks like now.

I really thought that almost 50 lbs I lost in 2008 would stay off because 140 lbs felt good.  Apparently, it doesn’t stay off  if you take a year off from exercising and become a bad vegetarian.

I just have to remember how good it felt to be 140 lbs. It felt good. I felt healthy and looked healthy. I just have to remind myself everyday!

It just seems like I can’t get motivated until I’ve really hit rock bottom. You would have thought I could have convinced myself to get back on track at 150, 160, 170….but I didn’t. I still didn’t feel disgusting** yet.

**Disgusting to me is when my thighs rub together when I walk, when I can’t lay down without my double/triple chin gagging me, it’s hard to tie my shoes because of the impossible muffin top, etc.

I’m back on track as of the end of April. Once I go into something full force, I can’t stop. It’s like an obsession. I just need to get obsessed about running again. Like this –>>>

I could blame it on my blog but let’s face it, it is just another excuse. I have plenty of excuses not to exercise but none of them are good ones.

It's Not About the Things

As a child, my grandma came to every sporting event, every rehearsal, every little event we invited her to. To this day, she still does this for her grandchildren and her great-grand children. Sometimes there is scheduling conflicts between events amongst the kids but she is somewhere at one of the events you can count on it!

These are the things you remember. I don’t remember what she bought me for my 10th birthday but I do remember she supported me when I played soccer, softball, or had a school program. She is always there supporting us in full force.

It’s not about the things. It’s about the people you care about and the people who care about you.

Wordless Wednesday: {Eli Love His Vest}



Wordless Wednesday: Little Girl Growing Up

To think at one time she was my baby girl.

She is growing up. Beautifully. Okay, so I couldn’t go completely wordless.


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