Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Gudetama

Chuy just told me that she is feeling very Gudetama.


Friday, December 08, 2017

SNOWMAN

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Georgia Tech Glee Club on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1953





The fight song is very dipsomaniacal. 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Halloween 2017


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Old School Cartoons

Star Blazers and
Battle of the Planets

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Six Years Old


It has been quite a busy time for Chuy.  She had an epic birthday party with six desserts (pumpkin whoopie pies, rainbow jello, banana pudding, coconut pie, popsicles and chocolate sheet cake), then I brought whoopie pies for her class and tae kwon do on her birthday proper and she got to choose dinner (beef tacos).

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Chuyism

Mommy the watermelon tasted like wine

Monday, September 18, 2017

Chuyism

So much to do, one little lady

Who are you talking about?

BOTH OF US MOMMY

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Irma the beyotch

Hurricane Irma came up to visit.  She is an unwelcome cunt.  She made it so that the kids have not been in school and I did not have power for about 30 hours.



Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Chuyism

Venga Venga Venga Findamishun pull

What does this mean?

It is a song about butts in German.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Actual Conversation

Minjenah: Chuy, if I pack you a sippy cup for your lunch, please do not lose it.
Chuy: Mommy!  I am not Kidlet!
Kidlet: I AM STANDING RIGHT HERE!

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Picture Kidlet Took

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Monday, August 07, 2017

First Day of School

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Happy Feet

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Why I am patriotic

Because we get to bitch and moan about the people in power and we get to oust them when we convince enough to do so.

Because America is advanced citizenship.

Because of all the countries in the world who became independent at that time, we are the ones who stuck the landing.

Because if you work hard and smart enough, you will win.

Because my father came to this country 43 years ago and spoke no English because he had a daughter and knew his daughter could not be all she could be in the country he was in.  But in America, she could.

Because despite the old white men who want us to never change, change is the only constant.

Because we will continue to progress despite how hard old white men do not want us to.

Because I know more people who are civic minded today than I did a year ago.

Because I have MEMORIZED the numbers of my senators and their staff HATES me.

Because despite it all, people still want to come here.

And because some white dudes in 1776 never knew that it would get this far and more importantly if those old white dudes rode on a New York subway they would not recognize the America that they started.

America is a vivid, vibrant living thing and Americans do not acquiesce.

We will in fight and continue to be deeply divided but we do not stop going.

I love this country as only an immigrant can.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Betty Lindberg

The girls got to meet Betty Lindberg.  She holds two world records and ran the Peachtree this morning.

At 92.

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Sunday, July 02, 2017

Chuyism

I will be really sad when everyone else is dead and I am the only one still alive.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Cats are not very substantial

This storycorps made me chuckle.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

My Girls

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Kidletism

I am washing my gardening clothes.  They are filthy.

Mommy the water looks like zombie drool.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Conversation between Yohboh and Chuy

Chuy: Donald Twump is the worst president
Yohboh: How many presidents do you know?
Chuy: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Madison, Barack Obama and Twump.

#HamiltonKids4Eva

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Wonder

I read Wonder while waiting for the kids at tae kwon do. I thought Kidlet would like it.  So she read it and we talked about it.  That happened and I liked it.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Announcement from kidlet

Chuy is the best sister ever.

I wanted a fidget spinner and Chuy made me one!

Reading list for kidlet and me

I love his animation.

So I will read this list.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

HAHAHAHA

Monday, June 05, 2017

Nine years too late

I am watching High School Musical 3.  Zac Efron was a very cute child.

Monday, May 29, 2017

To the certifiable idiot who stole my Jon Ossoff sign




Do you think that it would change my vote? NOPE
Do you think that your candidate is so weak?
Because stealing the opponent's sign seems to be a critique
Of how you know your candidate is past her peak!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Things Little Sisters Say

That's not fair!

I'm telling.

MY TURN!

I am not playing!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Apparently

Apparently it takes over eight hours to clean a ten year olds bedroom.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

PreK Graduate

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Sabrina performs!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Minjenah's Superpower

My superpower is to invite people over. And feed them too much.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Ava performs!

Monday, May 08, 2017

Chuyisms

Mommy this costume is hideous.

Sometimes I like to investigate different bathrooms.

I don't like this pizza but do not throw it away, I will eat it.  But I do not like it.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Listening in --the WTF edition

Chuy, you have to promise me that you will do something when I die.

What?

You must burn my fingernails and toenails.

Special Sadness

There is a special sadness when you are the final episode of a show you have binged.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

SISTERS

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Family and Friends

You can choose your friends but never your family

Friday, March 31, 2017

Sick Girl Sleeping

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Chuy was sick earlier this week.  Feverish and sleepy

Monday, March 27, 2017

Matching PJ's

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Life gets busy

I made a friend.  She is someone who went to middle school with my husband.  She is sweet and kind and funny and thoughtful.  She had a baby a year and five days ago.

She is currently in law school and had her mother watching the baby.  Due to some health issues, her mother could not watch the baby.  Which left my friend in quite a pickle because she needed someone to watch the baby.

So now I am playing with a year old two to three times a week.  It is delightful and exhausting.  I am getting middle aged and babies require more energy than my five year old and ten year old combined.

Did I tell you Kidlet is making dinner on Saturdays now?  Because specialization is for insects.

And this baby is loud and funny and chubby and fun.  And her name has my name in it, so we are cosmically linked.  But it is very tiring.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Watching MOANA

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Sunday, March 05, 2017

GRRR

Chuy cut her hair.


Saturday, March 04, 2017

Two Consecutive Nights of Sleep

I realize that on average I do not get two consecutive nights of quality sleep.

I have had a bit of a cough this week and after one good night of sleep, I feel better.  So if I got two nights of good sleep this stupid cough would go away.  That has not been the case.

Last night, Chuy woke me us by screaming that SHE WAS HUNGRY.

This morning I was awoken to her screaming about her tangles in her hair.

I just want two consecutive nights of quality sleep.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Chuyism

Plum skin is kinda like fruit prosciutto.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

SO GOOD

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Chuy comes running into our bedroom and screams POTTY.  Then she poops and after a rather loud plop, she moans in relief, "SO GOOD."

Monday, February 13, 2017

Sleeping Smitties


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My Little Badass

Last week, Chuy was sparring three little boys at once.

SHE WAS KICKING ALL THEIR ASSES!

#RaisingABadAssBitch

To Thine Self Be True

I have been thinking about how people can change.

For example--Drug addicts have to become addicted to something healthy or at least non destructive.  Or they remain drug addicts.

I also think cheaters always cheat.

And whatever your sexuality is, it is.  You can be poly amorous and if you are in a monogamous relationship, there will be a part of you that will chafe at monogamy.  And the one who is committed to the monogamy will on some level always know.

I also really believe that if there are a lot of words to explain something, it is bullshit.  Own your shit.

I think if you are an adult and you choose to be in situations that are not healthy for you, that is your choice.  I give you a proverbial shoulder shrug and wish you the best.  

But somethings, for my own sanity I will not choose to be around it.

Because to my own self I must be true and I cannot stand people who believe their own bullshit.


Saturday, February 11, 2017

POOL PARTY

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Pool parties in February are too much fun!

Funny Things

Chuy and I are watching cooking channel and they are featuring a bakery that makes whoopie pies.  I make whoopie pies as well but the only ones I make are pumpkin.  Chuy looks at me at says, "I DID NOT KNOW THERE WERE SO MANY FLAVORS!"

I am making all this food for Kidlet's birthday party.  Chuy has licked the beaters five times.  When Kidlet gets home, I let her lick the beaters for the strawberry cream cheese frosting.  Chuy is dejected and says, "It is not fair"  Kidlet gives her one of the beaters to lick because she is a stellar big sister.

I made whoopie pies last night an offered to share one with Yohboh this morning.  He told me he did not want one at 8:30 in the morning.  I said, "I am a grown up!  I can eat a whoopie pie now if I want!"

Chuy got Kidlet a birthday present and cannot wait for her to open it.

Kidlet turns ten tomorrow.  Isn't that simply astonishing?

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

All That We Share

Saturday, February 04, 2017

This is Great

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Kids

My little girls like to play together.


Monday, January 16, 2017

There is an invisible book of life that faithfully records our vigilance or our neglect.

We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. 

We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. 
In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. 
Procrastination is still the thief of time. 
Life often leaves us standing bare, naked, and dejected with a lost opportunity. 
The tide in the affairs of men does not remain at flood -- it ebbs. 
We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage, but time is adamant to every plea and rushes on. 
Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words, "Too late."
There is an invisible book of life that faithfully records our vigilance or our neglect.

Martin Luther King Jr.
April 4, 1967

Sunday, January 15, 2017

NINJA TURTLES

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Snow Day Bust

We were supposed to have 4 inches of snow.


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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Makes me smile

Monday, January 09, 2017

Making Cookies

Kidlet has forgotten how to smile?

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Friday, January 06, 2017

Understanding

Kidlet is watching Kids Baking Show on  Demand.  She turns to Chuy and says, "This show is making me freaking hungry but I cannot stop watching!"

Chuy nods in complete understanding and agreement.