Friday, September 28, 2012


Bikers, bikers everywhere and not a one to ride! That's ok though, I'll survive. I think I am getting a bit cynical as the years pass. Don't get me wrong... it is WONDERFUL for Fayetteville and all of NWA that the rally has gotten so large. HOWEVER, for those of that live here, it reminds me greatly of the dreaded time of the college kids returning. Suddenly, our quiet little city is covered with people whom have no idea where they are going but are in a great big hurry to get there. OWE VAY! But, the huge pack of bikes that caused me to miss my exit on the way to take Ken to the doctor was not the highlight of my driving experience today. Oh, no, not even close! It was the lady driving down 412 putting on her make-up, merging onto the interstate and continuing to apply! I'm talking 70mph putting on mascara in the rear view mirror. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I guess at least she wasn't trying to talk on the phone or text at the same time.

On a completely different note, this mornings breakfast was FABU! Banana pancakes are so fast and easy.

3 rather ripe bananas
1 egg + 1 egg white

THAT'S IT! Well, coconut oil in the pan to cook them. Set your pan on the lower side of medium and let them cook slowly or they will burn before you can flip them. No syrup or needed however some almond butter or honey on top is an added treat.

Oh wait, lets change direction AGAIN! I am SO EXCITED for the season premier of Once Upon a Time. I have laughed SO hard at Modern Family and Big Bang Theory. The only other prime time thing we really ever catch is OUT. Kendall and I have been re-watching season 1 on netflix to prepare. Unfortunately, I forgot about the ugly troll episode and Kendall slept on a palate on our floor that night. My bad...

Ok, I think that is all the randomness that I have for the day. Hope yours is GREAT!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Laundry Runeth Over

School has started back and we have slowly settled into a rhythm. The beat fluctuates but the basic 3/4 time still holds strong. Keegan is playing soccer and still struggling with allergy induced asthma. Kendall is going to pre-school two days a week. Mimi Blackwood and Meagan Sturegon are the most amazing women I know as they have gotten my little girl to actually care about learning!! Murphy is still perfectly Murphy has fallen into the roll of big brother to his "Baby Biolet". Then, there is Violet the 3 1/2 month old that is TEETHING! No, it is not my imagination either. There are 2 little white bumps on her bottom gums. The child has been in a hurry for everything!

Yesterday, I started thinking about OCD. I believe everyone, to a point, has some OCD hiding in them somewhere. I think motherhood brings out some interesting OCD in the best of us. Yesterday, I was exercising and, while doing bow to boat on the floor, had a clear view under the sofa. I literally stopped what I was doing to move the sofa and sweep the floor...which led me to re-sweep the whole living room. The only thing under the sofa was a Finn McMissle. However, most of my OCD issues lay far from cleaning and much, MUCH closer to child care. You know the feeling, "nobody else can do this nearly as well as I can." If you want to step on a mom's toes, mess with her routine. Joey recently went out of the country to visit his brother for a while. My dad came to hang with the kids and I  while Joey was gone. As he is retired, he has come many times over the years lend a hand. Every time he does this, my mom will call several times just to make sure he isn't in the way. What she doesn't ever seem to realize is that Dad falls easily into our routine. He just kind of fades into the background and goes with the flow. This is fantastic because my kids hone in on an variation to said routine and will bring it up regularly. Kendall's current favorite is "Moooooommmmm, we NNEEVVEERR get to watch a movie for quiet time anyyyyymmooorrreeee!!!!" Really kid? So maybe the routine is my OCD.