Saturday, October 4, 2008

I Was Overdue

For the first time in too long a time, I actually watched my daughter sleep. Since she's 3 and interested in everything, there seem to be fewer opportunities to just quietly observe her.

Anyway, today was a weird, blurry day with my husband taking the kids on a number of adventures to give me some quiet time to write and him some time just being a dad. When they returned, my son was already out for the count and my daughter was teetering.

As he got my son in his crib, I laid with my little miss as she fought sleep and recalled the morning's events. Sleep caught up to her before she could finish, which allowed me to just enjoy watching her as she quietly snoozed.

It was a blessing, and so much bigger than any book or blog.

The perfect time to count....

In Celebration of Big Noggins Everywhere

My son recently had his 15 month check-up and the results are officially in:

Height: 75%

Weight: 50%

Head Circumference: 95%

Way to go, my little bobble head!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Mugs For Jugs

Thanks to everyone who turned out for the great (and very funny) fundraiser at Swedes. The dedicated crew not only raised a lot of money for their wonderful cause, they did it all while donning ridiculously large, Halloween inspired "jugs". Too funny...especially when I hugged her goodbye.

Needless to say, the team is very close to their entry requirement, with just a few hundred dollars to go. They've been training like crazy, they've been wrapping Swedesboro in pink ribbons, and they've been donning oversized anatomy....and now they need your support.

I know that times are tough and that we are on the verge of a financial apocolypse (trust me when I tell you I know this....I give thanks every day that my husband's ride home does not invlove a bridge....shout out to the bailout), but nothing raises the spirits brought down by a recession than doing good deeds for others.

So even if it's only 20, 10, or 5 dollars out of your pocket....anything you can give would be greatly appreciated.

Click HERE to give some good to one of my favorite girls...a gift that will help girls everywhere.

Oh, and just to make you feel really lazy....Debbie's training involves six hour walks and endless exhaustion.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

An Explanation

I managed to land a pretty huge writing project (I'm still not sure how) and, as a result, the next two weeks will most certainly be a blur

That being said....I'll blog when I can.

Thanks for hanging in there. I'll be back with avengeance on October 12th (if my deadline can be trusted).

Ex libris,

The Maid

Monday, September 29, 2008


One. of. those. days.

Speaking of Apple's Dad

I listened to this song non-stop for an entire summer....

A Daughter's First Love

Building on today's "Picture of the Day", I remember an episode of Oprah (back when I watched television for myself....), when Gwenyth Paltrow appeared to endorse her latest movie. Along with her craft, she also waxed poetic about being a new mother to little Apple as well as her doting husband, Chris Martin.

Though most of what she said was less than memorable, I distinctly remember a moment she shared with her father, Bruce Danner, who passed away months before. She spoke about how her father surprised her with a trip to Paris when she was in high school. He whisked her away, showed her all around the city of lights, and left leaving her greatly impressed upon.

As they shared the flight home, he turned to her and said:

"Do you know why I took you to Paris? Just the two of us?"

"Why?" she inquired.

"Because I wanted the first man who brought you to Paris to be a man who will always love you and never break your heart."


As many of you know, Debbie the Great has been mentioned more than a few times on my blog (check her out HERE and HERE), and this latest post further validates her greatness.

Debbie, along with a few of her greatest, coffee loving cohorts, has organized a group to participate in the annual Susan G. Korman 3 Day Cancer Walk. "Mugs for Jugs", as her team is named, has not only committed itself to raising awareness by taking part in this grueling event, but has also committed themselves to raising the astounding entry fee required for participation ($11,000 for the team).

As of today, they are closing in on their financial goal, but are still in need of support!! can donate to their team HERE, or if you prefer, you can join me and a bunch of other winos at the Swedes Inn in Swedesboro this Wednesday night at 7 PM for a very special fundraiser. The maids of Mugs will be "guest bartending" with all tips going to their efforts.

If you'd think you'd like to enjoy a girls night out while supporting such an important cause, feel free to email me for directions. Also, if you want to take advantage of a designated driver, I am sending out an open invite to my house for a ride to the esteemed watering hole.

Thanks, in advance, for any consideration you can give!!!!

Shout out to Jugs everywhere......

Quote of the Day

"In general my children refuse to eat anything that hasn't danced in television." --Erma Bombeck

Picture of the Day

Enjoying the times now, when Dad is still her favorite dinner date.
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