United States of Motherhood: October 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Procrastination and the Playroom Purge

Yes that is a huge mountain of toys I have been whittling away all DAY long.  This is what is left after 8 hours in the playroom !!  


My two oldest no longer play with anything in here so use it as a dumping ground for anything they don't want anymore.  After 6 bags of garbage, about 10 bags for donation and a few larger items to sell on Craigslist, it's like I never even started. 

Of course 10 year old hoarder comes home and loves every toy and must play with each one...same kid who hasn't entered this room in weeks!! 

Sigh this is what I get for procrastinating  playroom purges. I probably should have waited until they hit their teen years, right?? 

How often do you purge...I think it's been five years and 30 birthdays and Christmases ago for us!!  

Well some needy kids will hopefully enjoy them now too... if I ever finish and a toy avalanche doesn't finish me off first.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ohhh the Cutes: Saved from Being a Frogburger

Guess who we just saved from inside the hinge of the sliding glass door on the patio from becoming a frog burger?

Yes, ohhh the cutes.  He was smaller than my thumbnail.  And jumpy.  And scared.  You could see his little heart beat through his skin.

Silly billy froggie.

Somehow you  managed to pick up a dog hair coat on your travels by our back door. I cannot imagine how that happened.  My house is a modicum of cleanliness. Wink!

Escape on this wet and rainy Seattle day, little froggie.  My baby girl and I will rest better knowing we are froggie super heroes!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Who Won the Presidential Debate?? The Shiniest of Two Turds

JUST FREAKING AWESOME!!  Please watch and have a sense of humor! Still cracking me up!!  Go Abe and the shiniest of two turds!!

So who won, my friends??

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mmm Adult Shakes: Dairy I Can't Quit You!!

"Mmm ADULT SHAMROCK SHAKES at a paleo restaurant... 

(taken at Dick's Kitchen in Portland)

...and that's why they call me paleo-ish!!" 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Paleo Options at Starbucks

Probably not kosher, but I have decided to start bring my own breakfast to Starbucks.  The 'Bux needs some #paleo and #glutenfree options.  Everything had some sort of grain...even the protein packs.  

Sigh... So I bring my turkey, red cabbage and broccoli slaw with me on swim meet weekends while I wait for them to get on board! 


Friday, October 12, 2012

Pouting Pups and Muddy Paws

Damn right you should look chagrined.  I caught you just in time as you were about to walk with ankle (do dogs have ankles??) deep muddy paws onto my white carpets...

....and now you are pouting at me for throwing your butt in the bath tub to wash off your paws?!

 I didn't even give you a bath, you unnatural water-phobic lab, retriever, and goodness knows what else mutt!! 

You are lucky I love you especially after JUST CLEANING THOSE CARPETS!! 


Ok, ok, I'll give you a cookie...just stop it with the sad puppy dog eyes.  Yes, call me a sucka again!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Kitty Nixing For Blueberry Muffins

Just discovered the rescue kitty who eats hardly anything, poo poos the most expensive of kitty foods, and developed an eating disorder at the rescue shelter until we adopted her?  

Yep, apparently she has an affinity for BLUEBERRY MUFFINS!!!


Now Seb?? Seb says, "HOLD the FRONT DOOR!! Did someone say MUFFINS??"

...And I sadly weep inside because those warm, fluffy, steaming muffins are not paleo/gluten-free, so no muffins for me!


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I forgive you, Seattle

Well hello autumn!!

Seattle, I forgive you for your dark, rainy days with scenes like this!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Yes We Are Cheating on Swimming with Football

Friday night lights again.  This time it's the Homecoming game.

I've got one kid on the field as sports trainer for his sports medicine course, one in the parade representing  the Skyline Youth Football League, and one on the stands cheering them on dressed to the gills in spirit!  

Never thought I'd be watching football as a mom...especially since I don't even know the rules. 

 And yes mark this as the first day since late August where my kids did NOT go to swimming. 

 Yep 100% attendance broken.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

On Crossfit, Marriage & Rx-ing: Skies the Limit:

Ok all you Cross fit crazies out there:  Totally going to brag, but not about what you think!  

My husband rocks. 

I am a lucky girl!

 He just surprised me with this around my neck. 

 "RX?". You say?? What is RX?  

Well he was commemorating and cheering me on for finally "RX-ing" or doing a workout as prescribed.  In this case? "Randy."

...And now I have a reminder of what I can do if I just put my mind to it!! I went from a 10 year couch potato to Rx-ing a workout in less than 6 weeks. 

Skies the limit...especially with this guy by my side!

Monday, October 1, 2012

My Pup Has a Weed Problem: Help?

This is Seb's fave grass bar.  Every walk requires 5 minutes at least to partake of these killer fat and juicy grassy stalks.  He rarely eats grass at home, but these are irresistible.  If he were a human, I'd call this crack!  

Why, Seb, why?  

Am I raising a doggie vegetarian at heart??

Or is this a weed problem?  Heh!

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