Thursday, February 13, 2014

Snow Day! Again!

Well, we got bundled up and headed out for a bit today.

It was a nice break in the morning and now everyone is relaxing and getting in a little TV time, which has allowed me to make sure I am caught up on my work and still have time to blog.
Loving the snow!
Here is our attempt at a snowman. The Lady was the one who brought out the strawberries for eyes.

Not sure if that was the best use of our fruit, but they did the job.

Hope everyone is staying warm and safe today. We will see what the rest of the day brings. . .

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

On Eating Paint and Wiping Out

So, my hubby left on Friday for 10 days in Florida. To be fair, he is working most of the time and stuck in a conference room for the majority of the day.

Still. . .

I feel like I either see my kids for 2 hours a day or 24. There doesn't seem to be a middle ground.

Being the mobile, on the move group that we are, we always have plans for the weekends and my parents were very gracious to let us come to their house to sleep over.

Packing for the four of us at this point is usually no problem. This time the Lady did have her own separate bag because we were trading kids with my sister and the Wild Woman was going to come with us while the Lady slept at her cousin's.

We piled up the ridiculous amount of blankets, stuffed animals and pillows that my children travel with, I told everyone to get their shoes on and I went out to move the cars around in the driveway and throw some stuff in the trunk.

As I was walking into the house from outside I heard QT talking to me.

QT: I mixed the paint and eated it.
Me: What?
QT: I eated the paint.
The Little Lady: He mixed up all the paint and ate it.
Me: WHAT!!!!!!!!! (Frenzied running into the room to remove the green paint from his mouth that he had eaten off the paint brush like it was some sort of snack. He had also mixed it into his cereal bowl and now we had green Raisin Bran.)

The paint was non-toxic. I had also asked the Ladies to put it away about 15 times. QT, never liking to be too dirty, insisted on changing his clothes.

This is why things take forever to do. After throwing on another outfit we all piled into the car and headed out.


Really the next thing of note that happened is that I totally pulled my vag on the corner of 77th and Lex.

These things happen. The streets of New York can be mean.

They can also be covered in black ice and coupling that with a pair of traction-less Uggs and two bags filled with bottles of Snapple, I mean you are really asking for a split-style wipe out.

I'd like to think I fell gracefully, like one of these Olympic ice skaters who just rolls right into the next move. I am pretty sure it was as ugly as it felt. Two people did stop to help me, which was very nice.

Luckily, I was able to walk limp away with a few scrapes on my hand, a bumped knee and an appreciation for all the stretching I have been doing in hot yoga.

Also, none of the Snapples broke, which was also good news since I was delivering the majority of them to my girl who had some major back surgery and second only to the painkillers there is nothing better than Diet Peach Snapple.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

#TBT The One With the Best Friend

I have had the same best friend since I was 18 months old.

There isn't much more to say except that there is no way I could put into words what she means to me.

I would not have been able to get through the last year without her.

Love you. 

Here are a few pics that go way back. . .

My favorite yoga move. Just laying there.

Nursery School

Nursery School Graduation

Rocking the ET shirt

First Communion, before I bit it in the dirt and had to wear an orange bib over my dress.

Oh 5th grade.

Another black and white, many, many, many years later.
Baby shower for her first born!

Best photo bomb ever. Love this pic.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Super Bowl Snow Day

I think the day after Super Bowl should be an official holiday.

If I lived anywhere else except the East Coast, I would have been in my bed by 9, instead of waiting for the interminable game to end, trying to be entertained by sub par commercials and realizing that I still had to get three kids home in their beds and ready for the next day. It just goes too late. And let's be honest, I am not NOT going to watch it, so I am forced to deal with the repercussions of being out late with the kids.

But then the phone rang this morning at 6 a.m. and that sweet robotic voice said those words we all long to hear "All schools will be cancelled today due to the weather."

And then I thought "Oh Punxsutawney Phil, you were right. You were so, so right."

And then I thought, snooze.

Luckily, I did come home last night and get everything organized for this morning. So even though I still had to get up and out the door to work, I was ready.

In fact, I didn't even see the kids this morning. Usually that would really bother me but today it was great. Not only did we not have to rouse three sleep-deprived children from their warm beds but I didn't have to feed, clothe or make breakfast for anyone.

Obviously, it took a few minutes to clean off the car and the roads were pretty slow going. I am not going to try and guess how long it will take me to get home this afternoon, but if this was an official holiday (as we all know it really should be) I would be home in my pjs snuggling with QT and trying to convince him that we didn't need to watch another episode of Team Umizoomi and reading with the Ladies and maybe, just maybe, taking a well deserved nap.

How did you spend your Super Bowl?

Hanging out with family and friends? Check.

Stuffing your face with wings and chips? Check.

Winning some of the Super Bowl pool? Check.