Back in the Nest 💕

My baby chick is back in the nest! 

Special gratitude as always to Southwest Airlines for safe travel and smooth operations and the entire state of Florida (with special emphasis on dear friends) for being such amazing hosts. 

My "baby" (not such a baby" anymore but bear with me) has now flown twice as much in her life as I have. I'm proud of that. 

Life as a mom of a not-so-baby also means accepting - and loving - the fact that she's super excited to see me, she just needs to greet this gem first. 

(He got three hugs before I got a "hi" but who's counting? #YoungLove) 


Cankles & Spa Day

   

Spa day in the heart of it all in January looks like this 💕 #Spa #Grey Finally using my 2014 Christmas gift. Also, there are not enough hot towels in my life. I also do not have cankles. They just appear that way in photographs (apparently). 

Adulting is Overrated


I'm not adulting today. 

I'm taking a not-sick day.

I got up,
Showered. Put on cute lounge clothes, blew out my hair, announced to Mr. Wonderful that he was getting me good pizza later, and that I would not be adulting today. 

Queso dip and chocolate cookies. 

It's what's for breakfast.  

Boys to Men



Nothing quite prepares a player for that first time taking the field as a freshman on a high school team. No matter how talented a player, those first forays onto the field were better described as “deer in the headlights” than “impressive athlete.” ... Click to Read More: Weekly Read: Boys To Men

Wekly Read: Who me? R.S.V.P.




... Now, let’s just say you did return from one round to be informed that a few kids had hopped off the wagon back in the woods? I’m asking for a friend because I did not maybe lose two or six kids in the dark of night at one point. Nope. Nothing to see here. Click this link to Read More 

Weekly Read: Relax


It is difficult to give parenting advice when you are in the thick of parenting. I fear the jinx, bad karma, or just looking really stupid when things blow up.
 Boywonder, however, has reached that age where he is actually 18 and done with some things. In these cases, I feel marginally safer giving advice. I have the benefit of hindsight and knowing how it all turned out ... 
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