Mar 31, 2019


I spent yesterday going through all the boxes that we had in storage.  We purged at least a third of the stuff in there (possibly close to half). It was a lot of heavy lifting, a lot of dusty junk, and a lot of memories.  I am so glad to be done with that area. 

Mar 29, 2019


We had a productive day today.  We cleared all the boxes out of the storage area so that we can go through them and purge the junk.  And we went into town to get more boxes.  It isn't a very exciting thing to talk about, but I have been putting it off and I am glad to be getting it.

Mar 28, 2019

Doing It Again

Little Prince apparently had a fabulous day yesterday.  It affected his sleep.  He woke up for the day at about 5 am.  When this VERY sleepy, very sleep deprived, mommy got him up, he greeted me with the words,"Birthday?"  Asking for another birthday party today.  Silly boy!  And then, he asked for birthday cake for breakfast.  What a funny boy! I am so glad he enjoyed his day yesterday. He opened his own presents, blew out his own candles, clapped his hands and said, "Happy birthday!" And ate birthday cake.  This is the first time he has done all of those things on his birthday.  And it is quite possibly my favorite birthday ever.  So, I can't blame him or wanting to do it all again today.

Mar 27, 2019


Prince Charming is finally home and so we had a little 'do for Little Prince's birthday.  He blew out his own candles for the first time!  He loved his presents, ate his cake, and his chicken.  He had a great time.  It was so sweet.

Mar 25, 2019


We have had some hiccups with regards to our move.  We won't be able to get movers after all.  It sucks because it means we have to get a uhaul.  That means hiring a driver and getting help to load and unload the truck.  I am s broken old lady when it comes to my back and my knees.  So I will be dependent on helpers.  Yuck!!!!!  I wish I could afford movers but it is what it is.

Mar 23, 2019


I will be glad when this move is over.  Every day I am packing, organizing, and preparing for the move.  I feel old and tired my joints hurt.  The worst thing is that, having to choose a house from so far away means that I am not at all sure that we will be be there longer than a year.  It is the right town, but I am afraid that it will be too small for our large family and that there won't be enough storage.  This whole thing is stressful.

Mar 21, 2019


Seven years ago today this beautiful boy came into our world and changed our family forever. I love my baby boy, he continues to surprise and amaze me every day.

Watching him grow every day:

2012 - newborn

2013 - 1 year

2014 - 2 years

2015 - 3 years

2016 - 4 years

2017 - 5 years

2018 - 6 years

2019 - 7 years

Mar 20, 2019


I turned 47 today.  It is hard to believe that I am almost 50 years old.  It doesn't bother me.  There are worse things than getting older.  I mean the alternative really sucks.  So while this year, my birthday will pass without notice.  I will sit here listening to my kids play in the other room and sip my coffee with a quiet whisper of happy birthday to me.

Mar 18, 2019


I have been doing okay regarding, Prince Charming's grandmother's passing.  I guess because I can't get to her funeral, I didn't really have to face it.  But when I read her obituary, it became more real.  I was suddenly overwhelmly sad.  I just remembered all the time we spent with her.  So many meals, holidays, visits, barbecues, and just doing laundry there when we didn't have a washer.  I know she was sick, I know she hasn't been herself for a long while, but I am just sad.  It is hard to believe that I am never going to see her again.

St. Patrick's Day

Here are some pictures from our St. Patrick's Day.  We are pretty broke and it was pretty minimal this year, but I did my best to take the kids minds off of their dad being gone for his grandmother's passing. The kids seemed to be pretty good.

Mar 17, 2019


Prince Charming lost his grandmother today.  I am sad for him and his family.  I can't tell you how many lovely Sunday dinners we enjoyed at her table and how much she did for us in our early days of marriage.  I love her.  She will be missed.

Mar 15, 2019

While the Cats Away?

While Prince Charming is away, I am trying to get some things done.  I spent the morning running errands, dropping things off for charity, doing paperwork, cleaning out the van, and getting more boxes.  I spent the afternoon working in the pantry, getting some things ready for the move.  And the evening, I spent watching a movie with the kids.  It was the highlight of my day.

Mar 14, 2019


With late-night preparations for Prince Charming and an early rise to drive him to his ride home, I had about four hours sleep.  I am so tired.  I am barely functioning today, but I have a long list of things that I would like to accomplish tomorrow.

Mar 13, 2019


Prince Charming got a call from home that his grandmother is sick and is expected to pass on at any moment.  It is really sad.  He has always been close to her.  We are running around getting things ready for him to go home for her funeral.  We can't all go.  So he will be gone for a week or so and I will be here with the kids, preparing for our move in seven weeks.

Mar 12, 2019


I was down in my basement today, sorting through the stuff that I have down there. I have to say, I have the grossest basement ever!! It is full of spiders and dirt! I wish I had never brought things down there.  When I came up, I had to head straight to the shower.

Mar 10, 2019


So the guy came by yesterday to do a survey of our stuff to give us a quote o  moving us home.  I get so stressed when anyocomes to my home, but I got through and now I am just waiting for his email to give us the total.  Fingers crossed that he gives a reasonable price!

Mar 8, 2019


I am exhausted because I have been working extra hard to pack things for our move.  I really hope I can be completely prepared for this move.  I hope we have enough room in our new place. 

We have some movers coming to give us a quote to move us.  And we have some questionnaires to fill out for other movers tomorrow as well.

Mar 7, 2019

Getting Ready

I packed a lot today.  It feels so good to be getting so much accomplished.  I have four bags to donate as well.  Every day I am getting more and prepared for our move. It doesn't feel real, but I am getting ready.

Mar 6, 2019


When Little Prince is really upset, he loses his words (his language is limited enough as it is).  The thing is, when he is upset, I need his words the most.  I need to know what is wrong and he breaks my heart.  Last night he woke up sobbing.  He was completely inconsolable.  He had almost no words.  I worked out that he had a nightmare.  But, he had reverted to baby talk, babbling to me as fast as he could.  Looking at me through his tears, willing me too understand.  Breaking down in tears again.  It was so sad.  I hate that he had a bad dream.  My baby boy is the most overprotected boy in the world and he still has bad dreams.  Boo!!!

Mar 5, 2019

Corny pancakes

Today for pancake day I made two kinds for fun. The corn pancakes were a huge hit.


1/2 cups milk
1 can creamed corn
1/2 cup flour
1 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg (lightly beaten)

Combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to blend.

Add the milk to the dry ingredients and stir to blend.

Whisk in the beaten egg.  Add a little extra milk if the mixture seems dry.

Drop onto a hot, greased grill or drop in an iron skillet and fry until golden brown on both sides.

Serve hot with butter and syrup as for pancakes, or serve them as bread with butter.

Mar 4, 2019

New and Yummy

I tried a new vegan recipe today.  I put it together from a rice dish I used to make.  I made this sauce and served it mixed with vegetables and pasta.  I can see so many variations on this.  My family LOVED it.  I doubled it and they polished off a huge pot within half an hour.

Yummy Yummy Sauce

2 TBSP vegan margarine
2 - 3 Tbsp flour
2 cups vegetable stock
1 TBSP soy sauce
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
garlic powder to taste
salt & black pepper

Melt the margarine in a small pan over medium heat. Add the flour and cook for 3-5 minutes. Add the vegetable stock, soy sauce, and salt & pepper to taste.  Bring to a simmer and let cook until the sauce begins to thicken. Stir in the nutritional yeast and let simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and taste to adjust salt & pepper. Season with Garlic powder to taste. Combine with rice or pasta, and or vegetables, and sauce. Serve and enjoy!

Mar 3, 2019


I wasn't feeling well today and accomplished nothing at all.  I did finish watching Republic of  Doyle again.  I LOVED that show.  It is fun and makes me a little homesick for Newfoundland.  The last episode made me cry like a baby.  Such a good show!

Mar 2, 2019


I was at a local trade show today and I got a free haircut!! I going to color it at home later, but I do like my new cut.

Mar 1, 2019


Little Prince has decided that clothes are unnecessary again.  He insists on taking off his clothes every chance he gets.  When he can't get his clothes off, I find him with his arms stuck out the neck or some such silliness.  He is such a funny boy.