Daily Ramblings

Is Tomorrow Christmas Yet

by Heligirl on December 3, 2012

in Daily Ramblings

I made a big mistake recently. I decorated the house and started talking about Christmas the weekend after Thanksgiving. Parents with older kids, I can see you pointing and laughing. Please stop. I may break down and need to be admitted to the psych ward, so thin is the ice I now tread. In my […]

Princesses On Ice

by Heligirl on November 15, 2012

in Daily Ramblings

This past weekend I took Sweetness to Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream. What hooked me in me was her current complete and total obsession with everything Rapunzel. She recites the movie based off the instrumental soundtrack for goodness sake. Obsession isn’t a strong enough word. When I saw this Disney event included a Tangled […]

Fall Foliage

by Heligirl on November 3, 2012

in Daily Ramblings

We don’t have a lot of fall foliage here in the Pacific Northwest the way the do in the Northeast. After all, we are the Evergreen State, right? But there are those collections of trees (mostly man planted) that can give the fall color I love. Last fall I broke down and put some of […]

Halloween Fun

by Heligirl on October 18, 2012

in Daily Ramblings

As the weather starts to shift here, I’m digging out the old craft supplies to make some fun indoor activities. When I was at Target today I saw this little bag of mini pumpkins for $3.49. Perfect. With some paint, glue, crafty embellishments and even a few markers we had ourselves an hour of crafty […]

Kindergarten Reality Slap Down

by Heligirl on October 5, 2012

in Daily Ramblings

This week I read a little sentence from a friend on Facebook that sent my whole world into a spin: “Early enrollment for next year’s kindergarten opens next week.” My reaction: “Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!” This has nothing to do with not being physically prepared. Sweetness turned 5 two weeks ago, has all of her shots, is starting […]

Friday Funny

by Heligirl on June 22, 2012

in Daily Ramblings

So we bought these little tropical fish to keep Sweetness’s water frog company. We bought 3. Yesterday, one died. She was playing on her new best friend so I wasn’t going to bother her. I fed the fish, unceremoniously picked up “Floater” and tossed him in the trash. That evening at dinner I figured I’d […]

The Best Sitter Ev-er

by Heligirl on June 20, 2012

in Daily Ramblings

I have wonderful memories of this swing set my brother and I had when we were kids. You remember the kind, those metal frame jobs that you’d try to swing on as hard as possible to see if you could get the legs to pop up. The chains on the swing were pinchy, the seat […]

The People’s Republic of Seattle

by Heligirl on May 30, 2012

in Daily Ramblings

I’m all for conservation, recycling, preservation, sustainability and reducing waste. Heck, I wash my Ziploc bags to use another day as long as they’re not too skanky or torn. I’m forever getting on Hubby and the kids for leaving lights on and running water unnecessarily. Yet our city knows better than us. We get fined […]