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grownups are stupid

grownups are stupid

She comes skipping into the Big Top with these on her head.

Corn nuts!

She looks up me with her judge-y look and correct me.

These are NOT corn nuts. They are but-tons.

I explain to her that I know this style as corn nuts because that is what her mommy called them when she was just a kid who always wore corn nuts on the top of her head because she liked to…back in the day when Elisabeth Hasselbeck wasn’t annoying and shrill and was Elisabeth Filarski on Survivor the Australian Outback…wearing her hair in corn nuts…she inspired Holly…then..... 

Daily Fallon #44

Daily Fallon #44

 

My Uncle Daniel is pretty awesome! I can’t wait until I’m like three years old so that I can seriously drive him crazy. Hazel tells me that it is so much fun.

 

This is mine

This is mine

Years ago a family member declared that I was a Golden Retriever. I was insulted and hurt because a Golden Retriever is a dog and having been called a dog to my face by classmates through junior high school and high school the last thing I ever expected was a family member would, you know, call me a dog. But then it was further explained that it was my personality that was like that of a Golden Retriever based on one of way too many pop-psychology personality inventory exercises that were all the rage in the late 80′s and 90′s. Truth be told, I am, for the most part, a loyal, non-demanding, accommodating, adaptable, sympathetic, co-dependent, peace-maker kind of person who does hate confrontation and change.

a rare moment where he is right

a rare moment where he is right

Years and years and years ago, Bill told me this is exactly what happened when he saw me for the first time. I didn’t believe him then. But I do believe him now…29 years later as we try to steal a moment to wish one another a Happy Anniversary today. We did fall desperately in love. We did get married twenty-nine years ago TODAY. And we had kids…we had a lot of kids.

If you are wondering what one gifts a couple who has been married for 29 years they say that it is new furniture. How in the world did “they” know? We need a dining room table and chairs please.

Happy anniversary my darling husband and thank you for more than 29 years of desperate love, marriage and kids…lots of kids.

daily Fallon #42

daily Fallon #42

Coming home on this never-ending road trip to hell and backyou try riding strapped into a car seat facing backwards with only the back of a beige leather seat as your view and tell me it is not a road trip to hell…I am REALLY glad that Mi-ma is the designated driver. Now, let’s see what is on the drink menu here…for Mommy…of course for Mommy! ....

Learning

Learning

We’re always learning…aren’t we?

This weekend my younger sister, Ange, received her Masters of Science in Natural Resources Wildlife at Humboldt State University. That means there has been a whole lot of learning going on for her. She’s not done yet though. Remember, we’re always learning. But this weekend was for celebrating Ange’s hard work and achievement so far. She so deserves it.

not nearly mom enough

So Time Magazine prints an article about attachment parenting…like it is this new-fangled thing…and places on its cover a picture of a mother who, OH MY GOD, is breastfeeding her child. No, not her adorable, dimply, sweet-smelling baby, but her nearly four year old child.

Oh!

My!

GAWD!

And once again, we mommies, being the tools that we are, react, respond, over-react…just like the media knew that we would.

Seriously?!