My Vacation and Its Lack of Politics

The biggest surprise on my recent vacation was the surprisingly apolitical feel of Washington DC.

I was expecting see election propaganda everywhere, power brokers making deals all over the hill, protests on every corner, and an intense atmosphere of political machinations.

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The Kind of Campaigning I Can Get Behind

I don’t know about you, but I can hardly wait 3 weeks for this political season to be over. Amidst all the bitter attacking and take-yourself-too-seriously-ness of the campaigning, these videos are the best thing that’s come out of either campaign for a long time…

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Hostile Takeback of My Own Blog

My Lovely Sister has indeed been busy while I’ve been gone!  Thanks for humoring her personal, thoughtful posts.  Much to her chagrin, I DID have internet access in my hotel room, but chose to stand idly by whilst she exercised her blogging muscles.

After all, I was on vacation.. even from blogging!

Therefore, I hereby invoke the hostile takeback of my own blog.

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They’re the people that you meet when you’re walking down the street

They’re the people that you meet each day!

To start my report on my recent vacation to our nation’s capital, I’d like to first talk about the many personalities we encountered there… because a vacation isn’t so much about the things you see as it is about the people and cultures you experience.

It didn’t take long, either.

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Don’t Cry

I know what you are all thinking.  W.E. comes back tomorrow.  He will be back which means that TLS’s reign is over.  Today is my last day of free reign.  I know it’s sad.

Last night I dreamt that when we sold our other house and bought our new house, there was $22,000 that was never transferred to us, and so we had “bank error in our favor, $22K in our pockets”.  Boy was I sad when I woke up.  Continue reading Don’t Cry


I didn’t think that people would think that I was a ‘great’ person or anything from the commando story.  I am not trying to ask for pity, or anything of the sort.  I am not hero or anything else, I am just a normal very imperfect person!  I just think that, in hindsight, stories about your kids can be really funny.  It was just meant to be a funny story.  Not unlike the poop story… okay the poop story must be shared.  It’s funny…

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Going Commando

So, I decided a funny “family oriented” story would be a nice change of pace from W.E.‘s political rants. I have tons of hilarious stories about my kids, but thought I would just share one.

Ok, and sorry this is probably major birth control for all you childless people out there.

Background: I have four daughters.

E is 9,   J is 7,   K is 3,    and   S is 2.

They all have their own personalities, but K has been the most crazy of our kids so far. She is tiny weighing the exact same amount as S.

I am not using this as a bragging notation, but as an explanation on this kid’s energy level: she crawled at 4 months, pulled herself up to furniture and walked around it at 6 months, walked by 9. She didn’t sleep a full night until she was about 3. She had had 2 surgeries for her constant ear/sinus/eye infections by the time she was 15 months. This kid kicked my buns as a mom.

2nd background info: Hubby is a workaholic and travels a lot for work.

3rd background info: PTA as a “Reflections” contest at the school where kids can enter their “artistic creations” and get awards. Our oldest, E, is a great story writer, so I forced her (kicking and screaming) to enter the contest. She won at the school level and was going to get an award at the regional level. We got a call to come to the awards ceremony. Hubby was out of town. Here’s the story I wrote the night after the ceremony.

This was last year E is 8, J is 6, K is 2 and a half, and S is 1.

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