Thursday, March 31, 2011

she's baaaaaaaack!

well, a couple days have passed and i have an announcement!
ANNE CLARA has returned.
i'm not going to ask questions, i'm not going to try to figure it out.
i'm just pleased as punch that she is back to our sweet anne.
as my mom and 'surrogent' mom(s) have said this week...
it will pass, it will come back, and everyone will live. (in a nutshell)
i really hope she stays.
~chat soon!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

this girl...

has been workin' me lately.
i am not sure what it all means, but she is experimenting with her personality.
i'm not so sure i am in love with.
her name could be changed to anne sassafras....
she is certainly capable to be wicked.
adam keeps smiling and's all you sara, it's all you.
so i apologize.  if you have endured this side of me.  i deeply apologize.
especially to my mother.
i just didn't think i would be saying it when she was 6.
i think it is all new. to her. to me.  no one knows what to do with it.
it's not that big of a deal.
i'm just not a fan of being on the receiving end of it. (i hear my mother saying this in my head....)
but on the flip side.....
i was feverishly spring cleaning this weekend.
our laundry room especially.
we have a utility sink in there that is never used for anything, really.
i just dump junk in there.  it usually is heaping.  i'll be honest.
well, it was clean.  spit shine clean.
anne comes charging in, and screeches OH MY GOODNESS!  WHEN DID WE GET A SINK??????
i just clutched the sink and wept.
later i laughed.
but at the moment, i wept. 
that evening, in bed, i told adam i was sooo very tired "because i installed a sink in the laundry room."
oh boy....
anne clara.
i love you.
you are a miniature version of me.
i will own a hair dye corporation before you graduate high school.
and that is the truth! 
~chat soon!

Monday, March 28, 2011

this will do....

Happy Monday!
~chat soon

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hi Mother's me again.*fixed*

I'm writing to you for the second time this weekend. Your deposit of winter weather this fourth weekend of March has been quite an unwelcome surprise. I do have to admit however, this morning, the sun shining and the blue sky made for a huge smile in awe of its beauty. I took a picture or two, so we will all remember this. LETS GET ON WITH SPRING! Fondly, Missouri

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dear Mother Nature,

I think you are being a JERK!
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011


it's tuesday.
i have not posted anything since...well, was it saturday?
or last thursday?
either way, been awhile.
it's been busy here.
not bad, not good. just time consuming.
oh. and it's starting to be spring.
which means i have nasty-ness pouring from my head. (pleasent huh?)
anne is 6 so it makes sense because since i was pregnant with her...i have not had allergies.
allergies used to be my mortal enemy.
march it started.  june it ceased.  september it started.
horrid.  coughing, teary eyes, snot....just nast.
 so the point is, my mom says, your body changes every 7 years.
we are 'looking it in the eye'
hello allergies.
i'm not impressed.
can you tell i haven't been sleeping.
ants have reclaimed their habitat in our abode. (they are my nemesis.)
but flowers are blooming, trees are budding, and although i may own the kleenex brand of tissue by june, things are really good.
i'll get back on the picture train here soon.
happy tuesday.
~chat soon!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

missing teeth...

A few weeks ago, Anne lost another tooth. We laid it on the counter, went about our business, and when it was time to put it under the pillow the thing was GONE. We did everything but put out an All Points Bullentin for it. To calm Anne down, I had her write a note. (pictured above)
Fast forward to this past Thursday...she was at Debbies because Anne was on Spring Break. Debbie and I spoke at lunch and she mentioned that Anne was crying. She was very worried about her loose tooth and that Daddy would pull it at dinner time.
I told her not to worry about it, Thursday's aren't good days for that (what else do you say???)  and that we would think about it tomorrow. :)
After work, my phone rings. It's Debbie. She is telling me that Anne pulled the tooth.
HOLY MOLY. I thought.
But there is a problem. Anne is a little freaked out by blood. She pulled the tooth, saw the blood on the tissue and flushed the whole thing down the toilet. The tooth is gone. For real now.
I was sharing this story with Michelle, who just happens to work in the nurses office at my school, and she whips out a 'voucher' that lets the ol' Tooth Fairy know that your tooth fell out but you can't find the tooth now.
Michelle saves the day.
Thankfully, the 'voucher' system is a little less guilt laiden then the lette that Anne wrote!
~chat soon.
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

the SUN!

the sun is out. and it is darn near 80 degrees.
i am so excited.
i can't stand it.
it just totally changes everyones disposition.
i love it!
oh man.
had a great day teaching.
the students were engaged and pumped.
had a good lunch with a good gal at work.
today was good.
whoop whoop!
~Chat soon!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

how cool.

sunday, was our sweet friend katy's 5th birthday.
julie is her momma.  julie is a perfect party planner.
i wish i had an ounce of her creativity.
just an ounce.
it was an awesome party.  carnival theme.
i really think she should enter her idea into some contest.
or start a business.
either way. totally cool.
complete with a face painter.
a five year old's heaven!
~Chat soon

Monday, March 14, 2011

well this would be nice...

If it were December, but it is March.
Either way, it's pretty.
Anne is on Spring Break and our school is off today (not for snow).
So it's a win, win, either way! :)
~Chat soon!
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Saturday, March 12, 2011

I have earned...

Hands down.
I'm the sole recipient this week.

Here's the shake down.
Thursday was Grandparents day at Anne's school.
It was quite an event, in the life of a kindergartner.
Adam has a networking meeting he goes to every Thursday morning, so he was not home.
I asked Anne to wear her 'fancy uniform shirt' (the button one that has a rounded collar.)
She threw I have ever seen.
I had to tap her cheek, I had to spritz water in her face.  Nothing would get her to calm down.
Finally, she admits, she thinks she looks like a boy when she wears that shirt (the boys wear oxfords)
None the less, because she had  reason, that I thought was valid, she put on her normal shirt.  We discussed it, it wasn't a boys shirt etc. life was good.
I was ashamed that our morning had to be that way, but whatever, that is how it is sometimes.
It was a super exciting day, because Anne would get to eat breakfast with the Grandparents at school.  They had asked for fruit trays, bagels,  One thing that day, that we didn't HAVE to accomplish (eating).
Fast forward.  My parents met me at the babysitters house to carry on the transportation for Anne to school, since they would be going anyway...Kate was so sad (head hanging and everything) that she wasn't five yet, and not able to go with them.  Sniff.
I dropped Kate off, and tearfully set off to work.
(now remind you the day before was a normal school day and parent teacher conferences, making for an obscenely long day.)
I kept watching the clock, anticipating when I could call mom to find out how it went.
Finally 11am came.
Dial the number....
Dad, Sara.
Mom there?
Hi, How did it go?
Oh good, it was cute.  We took her to class then went in that one room and ate breakfast.
Oh, then did they bring in the kids to eat?
Um, no.  Just us.
No. Why?
I DIDNT FEED HER!  I DIDNT FEED HER!  The invite made it sound like you all were eating together....
and on and on and on.
I ended the call.  Marched in the bathroom.
and cried. hard.
Poor baby.  I for sure was going to be taken in as unfit mother.  Making her almost wear a shirt that made her feel like a boy, trying to get her to stop having a fit by spraying water in her face, and now SEND HER TO SCHOOL HUNGRY.
Friday comes.
I send her in casual cause.
Misread the calendar. 
It was uniform Friday, not casual Friday.
Date night last night.
Sit and stare day today.
I should be back in the game, very soon!
~chat soon!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


thats all i got.
just the amount of energy to make odd noises.
i'm a hard worker.
i work long hours.
but not all the hours are at my job.  does that make sense?
it's parent teacher conference time.
2 long days.
2 very long days with lots to think about before, during, and after.
it will pass.
and the weekend will come.
i will REJOICE! ;)
~chat soon!

Monday, March 7, 2011

too sweet...

Not to share.
Happy Monday!
~chat soon.
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Saturday, March 5, 2011

wave therapy...

My friend Robin, talks about Wave Therapy.
You know, sitting at the beach, listening to the waves, feeling the sun.
Perfect therapy.
This week was long.  I think I will try this.

~Chat soon!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Anne lost another tooth last night.
She couldn't eat.
Adam reasoned with her, that it was the best option.
He just yanked it.
Right there at the table.
I was done.
Anne has died and gone to heaven...
There is no tooth insight and its neighbor is nearing its exit as well.
We are going to have a toofless chick for awhile! :)
(i act like this is so cute...i'm really sick about it. she's big. and now will have big teeth to prove it.)
~chat soon!