Nonsense and Nothingness

This is my second attempt at this post of pointless nothingness.  I was out for bear the first go around.  All I’ve got to say is don’t read a bounty hunter book just before writing….you come across all burly when you’re not!


I feel old.  I know I’m not (Dang it!), but I feel it for some reason.  I’ll be turning 37 (3 away from 40!) on Sunday and for some reason this birthday is wearing on me worse than any other birthday.  Maybe because I’ve got more white (not gray) hair on my head than brown (Thanks Rachel for making me look all sassy!), or maybe because I find myself falling asleep around 8:30pm and still wanting to sleep in till noon.

I’m not sure what it is, but I do know I’m running away from it.  All the way to Kansas City!  Gonna go hang with my homie, Stacey!  Woot!


My children almost didn’t make it alive to 2009.  That 2 week holiday break just about killed them and me both.  It was an excruciatingly long break.  The boys were extra whiney and gripey.  They were fighting with each other like they’ve never done before.  It was horrible.  I am just now recovering and feeling some remorse over our time together.  I couldn’t have done much since I still had to work, but I should’ve been more prepared.  I walked into that break like I’d never had a child before!  Now that our routine is getting back into action, my boys have gone back to saying “Thank you, Mom” and “Yes, Maam”. And when I ask them to do something, I now get to hear, “Ok” or “Sure”, instead of “WHAT?  Why do I have to do it?  I did it last time!”  I love and kiss all over them every time I hear an “ok” vs. a huff!

Those boys are my life.  I’m proud of them and want them to know it.  I don’t really have a resolution this year, but I guess the closest would be to encourage and love my boys to pieces.


I’ve been working on something for 6 months and I think I’ve just about nailed it down.  I’m very excited as this is going to be a family affair and I really think it’ll work.  A part of this new thing (that is all hush-hush for now) is me going to BlogHer ’09. I’m SO excited!

I’ve been to 50 gazillion conferences but they have all had to do with Higher Education.  Being a Foreign Student Adviser meant I had to go and learn about new rules and regulations all the time.  See, since 9/11, our government has decided to force all the rules that were already there.  If they had been, most of those terrorists never would’ve made it into our country.  They’ve been licking their calf ever since.

So, as I see it, I have until mid-July to lose 30 pounds, 10 years and all of my goofy accent!

This could be interesting….maybe I should vlog my journey!  Wouldn’t that be a hoot!

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  • I wish D… and I could come hang out with you and Stacey! Know that we’ll be there in spirit, wishing you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You’re not old yet, sweetie – because I’m 2 years older than you and I’m not ready to be old yet!!! 😉

  • What?! Loose your accent!? Are you kidding me? That is one of my favorite things about you.

    And you know I don’t like hush-hush! I’m your neighbor for goodness stinkin’ sake! You better be dishin’ to me girlfriend!

    Who are you and what have you done with my JenGi?

  • Pshaw! Age is just a number. Unless it’s a WiiFit age. Then you just ignore it. 😉 I hope you have a wonderful birthday celebration with Stacey. So wish we could be there with ya’ll!!!

    Accent? Really? I have a pretty goofy one too. It comes & goes depending on how tired I am.

    Can not wait to hear about what you’ve been cooking up!!

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