Tuesday, September 23, 2008

And I Didn't Have a Piece



But I did lick the bowl(s) while I was baking it.

My first EVAH commissioned cake. Baked for my BFF's 4 year old niece.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Old Skool Technology

Soccer practice.

Drama Rehearsals.

Volunteering at the local farm to care for their pasture-fed chickens.

PTA Meetings.

Belly dancing.

Birthday parties.

Chairing 1st Grade Activity Night at Hansel's school.

Cinderella's visitation schedule with Maleficent.


My calendar is quickly filling up! HALP! 
I don't know how Blackberry and Palm users can keep track of your schedules on such a tiny hand held.

So yesterday, I gave technology the snub, went old skool and purchased a Day Runner!
I might be a former dot com goddess, but I'm still a pen and paper whore.



Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I DEMAND a Refund!


My darling 12 y/o stepdaughter, Cinderella, now wears a bigger bra than me.





It's. Not. FAIR.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Finding Common Ground REDUX

I had a lovely conversation with Maleficent a couple of weeks ago.
Yes, that's right... LOVELY.
(And yes, that's right a couple of WEEKS ago. We don't talk every day. We are not BFFs, but on those rare occasions when we do have to speak I try my damnedest to make it pleasant.)
It started with me apologizing for Cinderella being dropped off late from camp.
It wasn't my fault, of course. It was Prince Charming's. He picked up the kids and forgot it was Maleficent's visitation day, so wound up getting Cinderella to her Mom's an hour late.
Oh, it's fine. I was starting to get worried at first but then figured it *had* to be just that Prince Charming was dropping her off. And I know how he's always late.
He is our (sometimes) neutral ground. Just another tie that bonds us, as it were.
Ex Wife. Current Wife.
We have both dated him, lived with him and married him. 
We know his quirks, his habits - the good, the bad and the ugly.
And, during the course of this conversation, learned that we both developed the EXACT SAME tricks to deal with his idiosyncrasies. 
"OHMYGOD, you do that too? What about ...??"
Yep, done it all.
When we are able to share a laugh at my husband's expense, it breaks the tension.

Thanks, hon!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Breakfast...

***UPDATED TO ADD***
Track my progress for the next 21 days through my Utterz (located on the right column of this blog).




And lunch.
And dinner.
For the next 21 days.

That's TEN PILLS THREE TIMES A DAY PEOPLE!!!!!
Taken with the MONDO >20oz shake.

No caffeine. No dairy. No alcohol.
Organic fresh fruit and veggies. Lean protein.

Today marks the first day of my 21-day cleanse.



Monday, September 8, 2008

Validation

I appreciate you stepping up to the plate and getting things done for Cinderella, especially since I can't.
She can't because she's not allowed since losing custody and all parental rights.
And she can't because her current medical condition prohibits her from being as active as she once was.

I take it with a grain of salt, but recognize and appreciate the effort it must have taken Maleficent to thank me.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Tween Walks Alone


This was Cinderella for a good majority of our vacation last week.
Moody. Pouty. Isolating herself from us.

Makes for a great picture, no?