Archive | November, 2007

30 November 2007 ~ 2 Comments

Hip, Hip Hooray!!

Hip, Hip Hooray!!

I did it…I survived my first NaBloPoMo. I’m proud that I was able to make it through and I’m proud of all my blogging friends that made it too (here are a few): Mimi at The Things We Do Cathy at ArkieMama Crazy Working Mom Rose at It’s My Life Amy at Crunchy Domestic Goddess [...]

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29 November 2007 ~ 2 Comments

Meeting BlogHer Co-Founder Jory Des Jardins

Today I had the good fortune of attending a small presentation on BlogHer given by co-founder Jory Des Jardins. My husband’s company had invited Jory to Cincinnati to talk to them about BlogHer and the services they provide. Knowing that I am both an avid blogger as well as a member of BlogHer myself, my [...]

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28 November 2007 ~ 4 Comments

Avoiding the Gym….

 I got up at 5 a.m. this morning all pumped (not really) to go to the gym, only to realize that I hadn't charged my ipod and I couldn't find my gym pants. I ended up just using the time to catch up on all my favorite blogs.  By the time I would have gotten to the [...]

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27 November 2007 ~ 12 Comments

Pixies Have Nothing to do With Christmas

So tonight I drive to my Mom’s house after work to pick up the boys like I always do and things are normal. When I get there I hang out for a while as the boys finish up their peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. At one point SM does something rowdy, and before I can [...]

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27 November 2007 ~ 4 Comments

The end is in sight

It’s been one heck of an experience participating in NaBloPoMo but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t exhausted from the pressure of it all. This afternoon I received an email that gave me the motivation I needed to make it to the end: A message to all members of NaBloPoMoWelcome to the last [...]

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26 November 2007 ~ 10 Comments

Our First Parent Teacher Conference

Well tonight was our first official Parent – Teacher conference with SM's kindergarten teacher.  I had a zillion questions going in; What would she say that he needed to work on? How does he interact with others? Is he considerate? Is it bad that he still doesn't know how to tie his shoes (we are working [...]

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25 November 2007 ~ 16 Comments

It’s a Miracle…. I Made a Pie

It’s a Miracle…. I Made a Pie

Check it out. The woman that hates to cook and who always messes up recipes, baked a pie. That’s right, you are reading this correctly, I made a pie. A tasty, apple crumble pie. It is starting to look like baking might be my thing. First winning the cookie cook off at work and now [...]

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24 November 2007 ~ 5 Comments

Random Bits – Questions for the Holidays

After a long day of shopping, I’ve got questions…… 1. Dear Man in the Chevy Malibu: Who told you that framing your license plate with beer bottle caps was a good idea? I have a hunch that it was the same person that suggested you glue them directly onto the license plate. 2. Dear Retailers: [...]

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23 November 2007 ~ 2 Comments

Shopping Online This Year

Shopping Online This Year

This year I am trying to do most of my holiday shopping online. Today I was looking for Big City Engine for The B-Man and found it on one site for $44.90! The price almost made me fall out of my chair. Typically a train of this nature runs around $15 – $19.

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22 November 2007 ~ 4 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday surrounded by loved ones! I know personally I have a lot to be thankful for. This year we are hosting turkey day at our house. My parents and sister-in-law are coming over and we will probably eat around 5/5:30 p.m. Today is always a big day, not [...]

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21 November 2007 ~ 2 Comments

I can’t believe Christmas is coming

I can’t believe Christmas is coming

Stopped by the store today on my way home from work. I was surprised when I saw the Christmas trees and wreaths out. It wasn’t that I didn’t think they should be, just that it hadn’t occurred to me how quickly the Holiday was approaching. I know I’ve been asking this a lot lately, why [...]

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20 November 2007 ~ 2 Comments

NaBloPoMo

Anyone else out there exhausted?

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20 November 2007 ~ 4 Comments

Why I Love Blogging

Why I Love Blogging

Today I was on SiteMeter, a popular resource for tracking visitors to your Web site, when I realized why I love blogging. As I was looking over the list of my recent visitors by location it occurred to me that what has been great about blogging is that I have been able to make connections [...]

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19 November 2007 ~ 0 Comments

It’s the End of the World

It’s the End of the World

OK. So it’s not the end of the world, but it was pretty disappointing. When I got home from work tonight the boys asked if we could eat dinner at McDonald’s (or Donald’s as the B-Man calls it). I was hesitant at first (I do not really enjoy fast food) but gave in to their [...]

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19 November 2007 ~ 4 Comments

It’s the End of the World

It’s the End of the World

OK. So it’s not the end of the world, but it was pretty disappointing. When I got home from work tonight the boys asked if we could eat dinner at McDonald’s (or Donald’s as the B-Man calls it). I was hesitant at first (I do not really enjoy fast food) but gave in to their [...]

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