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Mar
11

It’s All My Fault

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Yes, there is snow on the ground here in Pittsburgh.

And it’s all my fault.

Why?  Well first off, just last week I said this:  “As long as we can make it past parade day, I think we’ll be clear of any big snow.”

Shit.  Parade day is tomorrow.

Plus, I put my faith in that damn groundhog.  He definitely deserves a punch in the face.  Definitely.  But there is a ray of sunlight in all of this…and it will be around an hour later than we’re used to.  Don’t forget to “spring forward” tomorrow before you go to bed.  And if you’re just in a big ol’ drunken stupor because you’ve been celebrating at the St. Patrick’s Day parade (or at Downey’s House)?  Just set that clock forward before you leave the house.

Have a great weekend!

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Mar
05

Spring Love In Bloom

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About a month ago, all Chloe could do was complain about “Dylan.” She would get off the bus and complain that “Dylan is SO loud! Dylan gets on my nerves! I hate Dylan! Blah, blah, blah.

About two weeks after that, she stepped off the bus, looked up at me with a crooked-teeth smile and asked, “Mom, can I have a play date with Dylan?”

“I thought you didn’t like Dylan?” I said.

“ILoveHimNowAndHe’sMyBoyfriend.”

My brain thought, “Oh shit, here we go.”

So, I told her that I didn’t have a phone number for Dylan (a small white lie, I suppose I could have looked it up in the directory). A week later she was home with a phone number. So, I guess I have to set up a time to hang out with Dylan.

Under strict parental supervision.

Her teacher even said that she can see that they’ve been very buddy-buddy. It’s quite cute. He’s cute. She’s cute.

It’s a big ol’ bucket of cute.

And hopefully not a glimpse into the future I’m gonna have to deal with.

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Feb
26

Excited For Entertainment

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Just wanted to share…the second Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie is coming out March 25th. I don’t know who’s more excited, me or the kids! So, here’s the preview. Watch all the way to the end. Trust me.


Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Online Trailer

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Feb
24

The Weather Might Not Be Spring, But…

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Yes, the weather definitely can’t be spring yet.

Damn groundhog.  I would have taken Chloe to punch him in the head, but there was too much snow.

The kids ended up not having school on Tuesday, which put them home for SIX DAYS IN A ROW.  Don’t get me wrong, I definitely enjoyed them.  But without having the luxuries of summer activities like the pool and just BEING outside, they were ready for school.  After about four days.

So, the weather is definitely still winter.  But me?  My attitude is gearing up for spring.  I’ve started re-arranging stuff in the house.  I’m gaining a new sense of purpose, and I’m motivated.  That’s MY big sign for spring.  I never, ever start projects in the winter.  Well, I might start them, but I stop them in about five minutes.  I’m enjoying my renewed energy, and I’m relishing in my great attitude.

And I won’t even let sleet, rain, snow or ice ruin it.

Point is, if I have this feeling, I know that ACTUAL spring is coming.  Soon.  So hang in there.  Trust me.

Hell, I may even wash my car.  Poor thing hasn’t been washed since October.

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Feb
21

In Flux

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OK, I can’t decide if this is winter weather or early spring weather. I’m not sure if I should let Chloe “punch that groundhog right in the face,” or tell her to cool her jets. Bad news? 3-5 inches by tomorrow morning. Good news? Well, it should melt pretty quickly. I’ll let the deciding factor be this: If we have a two hour delay tomorrow, I will say it’s still winter, and let the punching commence. (The girls have already been home for five days straight, a two hour delay may be just the thing that would push me over the edge). No two hour delay, and I’ll happily go about my day just waiting for the sun to melt the evil stuff that fell from the sky.

By the way, Girl Scout cookies are in. I will be sorting and figuring tonight, and will take most of them to the restaurant for pick up. If you’re lucky, I’ll deliver them on Wednesday.

Unless I have to take Chloe to punch a groundhog.

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