Road trips…

So as you may have read on facebook we have a broken hotel wall and Eva has a chipped tooth. We also saw a police standoff with a dozen policemen pointing their rifles towards the woods and a motorcycle towing a coffin. All of this was reminding me of a list of quotes that Justin kept on our trip to Orlando last year. Enjoy as I spend my weekend with Clark Griswold….. Julie: Don’t bug your brother – he has enough issues. Alex: Was that a burp? Julie: No it was throwup. Julie: There’s an accident 5 miles ahead. Ethan: … Read more…

I feel so old

I walked out to the mailbox today feeling kind of spritely. (I’m not even sure what spritely is but….I’m sure I felt that way!)  It wasn’t catalog and magazine day for the mailman I guess because I only had a few letters.  (Does your mail come in spurts? Our mailman must hold all the catalogs and magazines because every once and awhile I get a dozen at a time.) I noticed there was a letter from Shea, my cousin.  I thought back to all of the letters we exchanged as we were growing up.  Writing back and forth from Long … Read more…

friends

Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold. I’ve been thinking about this song today.  I saw the movie Bridesmaids last night and it made me think about my friends…my old friends.  The movie was more about friendship than I thought it would be.  It was also more about bodily functions than I thought it would be too and I seriously thought I would lose control of mine during some parts because I was laughing so hard. Actually, I guess it wasn’t the movie that started me thinking about old times it was a … Read more…

A Gift from the Stars

I’ve been feeling a bit discombobulated over the last few days.  I’m not sure why but I think it might be because my Dad’s birthday has been approaching.  And it finally arrived today.  We always did something special, as most families do, to mark my Dad’s day.  Many were spent at our summerhouse, grilling on the deck or having lobster races in the kitchen.  I have a bag sitting about three feet from me right now in my office that has every single birthday card I gave me Dad in it.  He saved every single one along with my Christmas … Read more…

Please read the whole blog before you decide to hate me

My daughter, Eva seven year old extraordinaire, has a southern accent. Actually not just an accent she has the full drawl. She says y’all without the apostrophe. And that scares me. I am a New Yorker. Not upstate New York….Long Island. I am a city girl. I didn’t even know what the Civil War was before I moved to Richmond. Well, I did but it was just a blip in my Social Studies career. I never watched Gone with the Wind until I lived in Richmond. I never made eye contact with strangers or brought brownies to new neighbor’s doors. … Read more…

I drink my calories

I was sitting at a baseball game a few weeks ago with the other moms and I desperately needed a fountain Coke.  One of the moms said that she doesn’t drink her calories unless of course it is a glass of wine.  I’ve thought and thought about it and I can’t get the idea out of my mind.  Part of the reason I can’t forget about it is that I think that it is a great idea but I can’t do it…….I won’t do it. I can give up cheese, milk or any dairy products.  I can easily give up … Read more…

I get it

In response to stop-complaining.html?spref=fb Dear Jenni, Ok…so I have been trying your “I GET” idea all day.  I think it is a valid point.  We live lives of luxury – not always just in the monetary sense but in many different ways.  The things that stress us out are problems that many people would love to have.  But, here is what happened when I applied I GET to my day. The twins had a playdate.  Their best buddies in school are a set of boy/girl twins.  They play so nicely together and it actually allows me to get a few … Read more…

Relay for Life

Alex walked about 9 miles for cancer today.  He and his classmates raised over $23,ooo for cancer.  They hosted a spaghetti dinner for their parents as a fundraiser. They created informational brochures about different types of cancer.  They made PSAs about cancer.  In short, they learned a lot about a disease that is unfortunately very present in their young lives. When I was growing up cancer was some disease that was far enough removed from my life.  I remember one of my parent’s friends died of breast cancer.  She didn’t live near us so I never saw her sick.  My … Read more…

Should have known it was almost a full moon

I was nervous and excited this morning about a meeting with a new friend. We are working on a blog idea and I have the perfect amount of excitement and nerves about it. I got up with Coco and worked out and then began the task of making it look like four children did not fly through the kitchen looking for breakfast and packed lunches. Eva didn’t want to wake up. I carried her downstairs and she fell back to sleep on the couch. The twins stole the marshmallow fluff and ate several spoonfuls(I found out when we got to … Read more…

Crazy + Crazy does not equal Crazier

I may regret saying this but if your life is crazy and you add a little more crazy somehow your life doesn’t get crazier.   At least it seems to be true of late here.  Life was pretty calm in the Farley house when the twins arrived.  And that changed very quickly.  With a 7 year old and a 3 year old your life can settle into a routine.  Of course every child has his or her moments but things can be predictable.  You can also play man to man defense most of the time with two kids.  Now, we are … Read more…