Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Wishes

I wanted to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to any American folk tuning in and Happy Thursday to everyone else. Hey, you can have a happy Thursday now and then, right?

Today we will dine at my parent's house with the usual menu, and I wouldn't change a thing. I love that I am back in my hometown so that I can share the holidays with family. I wish that it were easier for Mr. D's parents to come here because then we would see them more often and they wouldn't miss out on all of the amazing stuff their grandkids do every day. But I am glad for the times we do see them, and they just sent us a lovely package of homemade cookies to enjoy. Yum!

And as much as I may have grumbled about my mommy stress last week, I love my kids with every ounce of my soul. I am so thankful that they are part of our lives and make each day a new and exciting adventure. I am also thankful for Mr. D, who loves me whether I'm glad or mad; I wouldn't want to share this crazy ride with anyone else.

May your blessings be many and your heartaches few.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Reason #732 that I am not a SAHM

I have just spent the last five days visiting my cousin and her family whilst Mr. D attended a conference (that I normally attend, too, and all*). However, since he was headed off to DC, I decided that we should invade my cousin's home and tour the museums all week. Mission #1 was accomplished. Mission #2? Well, not so much. Yesterday we were scheduled to meet a friend for lunch and hit the Smithsonian. Grand plan, no? And the late meeting time (noon, of course) ensured that any child-related mishaps would not impinge on our dining, right?

I am such a fool.

G decided that yesterday morning was the perfect time to master the art of whine-like-a-banshee-until-mommy-wants-to-completely-lose-her-shit. I believe his mentor will be quite thrilled that he reached a level orange state of crisis. Translation: I yelled at him and then locked myself in the bathroom for a moment of peace. I know. Very mature. But I did not throw him out a window--definitely good.

There are days when I am at work wondering what the kids are doing and wishing that I could be there to experience every moment of discovery with them. And then there are days like yesterday where I am reminded why it is that I must get some time away. At the moment, as a WOHM. I wouldn't mind a WAHM opportunity, but there would definitely be daycare involved. Definitely.

*In case anyone is thinking that it is completely sexist of Mr. D to attend the conference and leave me with the kids, the conference is far more applicable to his current job, making him the better person to attend. I'll get back to it soon enough.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Bob couldn't have said it better

I love that the motto of our president elect is "Yes We Can." It's simple, it's appropriate, and it's motivational. It makes one believe that anything is possible, and I think yesterday's election results are evidence that it's true. And I love most of all that "Yes WE Can" implies that we're in this together, working as a team. I am truly excited about an Obama presidency.

Now where did I leave my hard hat?

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

It's your turn

I voted this morning. How about you? Go out and make your voice heard.