Monday, September 22, 2014

Ebay hunting again

In the past I worked the Ebay and On line yard sale sites and I have gotten some pretty sweet deals that carried me through Christmases and Birthdays with smiling kids.
The batman Cave was probably the best. $50 for a cave that cost about $80 new plus she gave me a tub full of cars, a helicopter, a submarine and over a dozen guys. Ava still plays with it 2 years later.
I am working my angles again.
$12 snow pants should be here Wednesday so we are ready for the big kid to sled whenever it hits!
P.S. I will be sledding this year. Terrified but I will.
Anyway, I am on a Midnight shift and I am bored so I find myself shopping again. Hey, it's free to window shop.
So due to the fact that I need new sneakers I started saving some that I liked for a day when I have the cash.
So now they haunt me. Apparently Facebook trolls my whole life and these shoes keep showing up in my feed and on my sideline ads. I know, I know....I want them too but the money is not right at the moment so we wait and damn the computer snoops.
The second part of my story is that it all of a sudden occurred to me that I am shopping exercise clothes. I like to run outside and it is getting cool. Pants and/or capris are needed. The stuff I have is crappy, old and doesn't fit.
Again who is this person?
I don't care. I like her and hope she stays because we have a lot more work to do.
P.P.S. 11 weeks flour/sugar free and almost 15 lbs down. :)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

I'm aiming for this.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Team Deneen Car wash

I joined Team Deneen to run in the Girly-girl P.A.R.T.S 5K to raise awareness and money for testing for Ovarian cancer.
I was told my Nana died of this horrible disease when I was little.
This weekend the girls and I helped out in a car wash  and they did a great job. I ended up being "the waver". I felt like I didn't work but I was exhausted and starving by days end. Who knew waving and cajoling people in was so hard.
The girls washed cars, waved, danced and Ava was the squeegy master.
We are proud to say we raised about $900 in 4 hours. Can't complain about that!

Thursday, September 4, 2014


I am not sure what is gong on lately but I feel hungry. Like hungry to take on something, tackle it, chomp through it.
I am "trying" to get through the Couch to 5K program again so I can run, like really run. The other night I set out sort of late but I didn't want it to go another day. I use this 5K route that is
hills and it seemed every time the voice came across my headphones saying Start Running I was looking at an uphill.  Yeah, bring it! I pictured those hills making my legs stronger and my but smaller (hopefully anyway).
It sounds crazy because I am running at 2 minute intervals at this point but you know what? I can't wait for tomorrow.
I went to the library the other night for another reason and left thinking about Zumba. WTH is that? The librarian is a Zumba instructor and a terrific woman. I was thinking this would be a different exercise and I like to dance....not in front of people. Who am I?
Last week a friend mentioned ball room dancing and I thought how fucking scary....I might be in.
So now I am running a 5K in Sandwich September 27.
And deeply committed to a 4 mile race October 26.
Throwing around the crazy idea of an Inflatable 5K October 5th.
 I am not sure what the Hell is going on and every morning I wake up I am waiting for this bubble to burst and me fall back to reality.
Could this be my new reality as I feel myself changing, growing, healing?
God Damn I hope so because I love how this feels.

1st day of school 2014

Can you tell my the face that she is over it?
I really think this is the year she is going to take off-growing up wise. Like she looks older, more mature, organized and pretty confident.
I for one am still nervous. I haven't seen any real homework so the shit hasn't hit the fan yet but we have a good start going I think.
Now this girl below is also doing well. She was a little rough last night but it was a food issue otherwise she is hungry to be reading Harry Potter. Mornings have been smooth and she loves Mrs. Turner.
Could it be that the Fooseberry's are finally grabbing this world by the horns and riding it. Yes!!
Good Luck to you all and may your mornings be as smooth as butter.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Never going to be completely ready

I'll admit I am burying my head in the sand a little.
I wish we were more ready but really we are.
They have clothes, shoes and backpacks. I spend an arm and a leg to cover snacks for lunches.
I just don't feel like we are ready. maybe it will be fine because there is no big fanfair. We get up and head out to work and the babysitter everyday by 7:30 anyway but now I would like their hair brushed before we leave.
Tonight we will get it all ready and waiting and start the first day of Fifth and Third Grade.
I am not sure who is more worried me or them?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

This is what I want to be and be around.

This article and many more like it can be found here:

for the women.

Warning: F-Bombs ahead!

This is for the women who don’t give a fuck.

The women who are first to get naked, howl at the moon and jump into the sea.
The women who drink too much whisky, stay up too late and have sex like they mean it.
The women who know they aren’t sluts because they enjoy sex, but human beings with a healthy sexual appetite.
The women who will ask you for what they need in bed.
This is for the women who seek relentless joy; the ones who know how to laugh with their whole souls.
The women who speak to strangers because they have no fear in their hearts.
The ones who wear “night make up” in the morning or don’t own mascara.
The women who know their worth, who plant their feet and roar in their brilliance.
The women who aren’t afraid to tell a man to get the fuck out of her heart if he doesn’t honour her heart.
This is for the women who rock combat boots with frilly skirts.
The women who swear like truck drivers.
The women who hold the people who harass or wrong them with fierce accountability.
The women who flip gender norms and false limitations the bird and live to run successful companies giving “the man” a run for his name.
The ones who don’t find their success a compliment just because they have a vagina.
Women like Gloria Steinem who, when she was told, “We want a writer, not a woman. Go home,” kept writing anyway.

This is for the women who drink coffee at midnight and wine in the morning, and dare you to question it.

For the women who open doors for men and are confident enough to have doors opened for them.
Who use “no” to be in service for themselves.
Who don’t give a damn about pleasing the world, and do sweetly as they wish.
For the superheroes—the single moms who work three jobs to make it. I salute your resilient, cape-flapping, ambitious selves.
This is for the women who throw down what they love, and don’t waste time following society’s pressures to exist behind a white picket fence.
The women who create wildly, unbalanced, ferociously and in a blur at times.
The women who know how to be busy and know how to plant their feet in the earth and get grounded.
These are the women I want around me.

Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44

05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05

6/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26

6/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05

7/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52

08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31

08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30

10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10

05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17

05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50

08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37

10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00

09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31

10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20

8/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24

5/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25

6/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04

8/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04