Monthly Archives: January 2014

Help Bring Back Global Warming

March 18, 2013 002Yeah ,yeah, I know all about the importance of being environmentally conscious, the threat of global warming, and polar bear habitats but maybe we’ve gone too far?  (I live in Minnesota.  It was 12 below this morning.  Apparently other parts of the nation are having a bit o’ difficulty with oh, let’s just say, below normal temperatures and freaky weather patterns.)  Maybe all this conservationism has actually reversed global warming and we are all headed uncontrollably for some sort of global deep freeze (anyone concerned about the desert rat’s habitat?).

All I’m saying is maybe we need to reverse some of our conventional thinking to even-out the atmosphere (for the sake of the desert rat… and stay-at-home-moms who may no longer be a functioning part of society if school is canceled one more day this winter.)

Here is my 3 part plan (I’m taking credit for this plan however there was a part of Obama’s speech on Tuesday that I missed when I had to get up and supervise teeth brushing, so he may have already made these suggestions.):

flourescent lightbulb1.  We need all Americans to change-out their new flourescent bulbs for the old energy suckers.

2.  Leave the lights on and crank up your thremostat…to 80…for a week.

3.  If you drive a Prius…stop.

If we all pitch in together we should be able to warm this planet up!

Thank you for your time,


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What a Glorious Opportunity Today

What a glorious opportunity it is today that school has been cancled…again…due to cold weather.  I was just thinking that I really don’t get enough time with all six kids at home, at once, all in the same square footage, with the lucky break that it is too cold for them to go out to play or go anywhere.  Days like these are few and far between (except for last Monday…and next Monday for grading day…and President’s day…and the last Fri of Feb. for conferences…and oh yeah that 18 day stint of winter break…).  I think we will spend some quality time bonding:



Josh-his room


Cassie-play room


Ah yes, what a beautiful day!



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You’ll Know Which Kid is Mine

undershirtMiddle School band concert tonight.  A week ago I asked my son if he had everything he needed (black pants, black shoes, white shirt).


“You have a nice white shirt?”


You know mother’s intuition?  It was created for a reason.  This morning I had him lay his things out so he would be ready to go.  That “nice white shirt” we talked about?  Oh yeah…white undershirt!

Anybody see that angry lady at Target today with the dress shirt in her cart…yeah, that was me.


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“Snow” Day (Again)

glass of wineCracked open a bottle of wine around noon today when I found out that school was canceled AGAIN tomorrow (perspective: the kids had 16 days off for winter break and then they had today off for extreme cold weather and now…now they have tomorrow off…need I say more?).  My very resourceful teenager called to say, “Hey mom did you hear we don’t have school tomorrow again? (long pause while I picked myself up off the floor) and if it is still too cold on Wednesday they will have to cancel school the whole week ’cause you can’t have a 2 day school week.” (Not sure if that’s true or not, but the thought of it made me pour another glass).

“Hey, yeah, thanks for that info JOEY!”  I could tell he was beaming at the other end of the phone.

You know that song “Heart and Soul”?  I taught Lexi and Johnny how to play that on day 2 of winter break.  They have been practicing…a lot.  So I am going to sit here with my glass of wine at noon, listening to Heart and Soul…go ahead and judge!



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Focus on the Family Article

Here is the link to the article I wrote for Focus on the Family’s Thriving Family magazine!

Thriving Family


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