The Birds, The Tadpoles and the Bullfrogs …. Home

The birds are chirping and as I look to my right I see two robins doing what appears to be a love dance of sorts. Two robins hop around in a circle, just about a foot from each other, tweeting away, then they fly up about three feet and spin in mid air, belly bump and drop to the ground. This beautiful love dance, as I call it, continues on and on until they fly off into the blue skies above the pond full of red winged black birds.

It’s a beautiful experience, this living in the country, an experience that I am grateful for my children to be able to have as part of their memories from childhood. The bullfrogs taunting them as they walk around the pond anxious to capture any wild life they can, such as a tadpole, salamander or maybe just maybe a turtle. The wild life must know the kids wish to capture them because they stay just out of reach, only the young frogs that are not quite old enough to know better are easy to capture and release back to home once the kids have checked them out and fed their curiosities of these slimy green-ish creatures.

The pond has come to life and so has the woods, the grass and the world, it is Spring time and the animals, reptiles, birds and such are all ready to mate. Spring is that first season after a long, dark and limited sun exposure Winter. Spring is the time for rebirth, new growth and it brings happiness to all around; whether furry, slimy or winged.

I love the look on my kids faces as they watch wildlife in it’s natural setting; a six acre lot with a pond and wooded area as well. This is where I grew up, this is where I spent many a days and nights capturing frogs, salamanders and caterpillars. This is the place I moved with my parents while they were still married, to live in a home, a real home so that my sister and I could have a place to call home. Thirty one years later I still call this place home and have been blessed to live here the past year and a half, but now the time has come to move on and to find a place that my kids can call their home. Home means different things to many people but it essentially means the heart of the family, the one place everyone can come to and feel safe, secure as well as happy.

I am moving to our home, another chapter in the many chapters of my life, this one being a positive step in a wonderful direction that makes my heart smile. Thank you nature for being so wonderful to my sister, me and my children; you have truly given us many memories to hang onto when a rainy day gets us down.

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Kids grow up way too quickly….

Boys are Watching Wreck It Ralph

Yes. At this moment my sons are watching Wreck it Ralph as a last ditch effort for me to get some peace today. My brain is on over drive and I am starting to feel overwhelmed You see, I am hormonal this week and so it’s only fitting that the world be tossed at me all at one time, why not?! God does not give me more than I can handle but every so often he likes to remind me that I can truly handle more than I thought I could. Thank you Lord. Seriously. I know you are with me, and in writing I get through it easier.

Yesterday was my 1 of 2 full days of work and the ex husband purchased a new to him vehicle. I was asked if I would drive the hour with him so he could pick it up. I said sure. It was 2 hours out of my day and I have zero issues helping him. What was suppose to be 2 hours turned into a majority of the day. The u joint on the drive shaft broke on way home, so then we had to go get kids from school and meet up to get him back to his rig to fix the u joint and nurse the vehicle back home. It’s home, he’s fine, all worked out.

Today, now that is another story, today has thrown me for a loop. A loop of phone calls, irritable hot car rides and so much more.

My four year old son has been diagnosed with allergies, which is something I believe my ex husband and I knew would probably happen because of it running on his side of the family, I do believe. Claritin it is, yet the pediatrician wrote a prescription for it. Insurance companies do NOT cover that so not sure why in the hell she wrote a prescription out. Who knows.

Also the script for my six year old son who was diagnosed with an ear infection today was not received yet at the pharmacy so I am waiting on that at the moment. That is covered my their health insurance providers, thank goodness.

Last but not least, the medication that my six year old son has been on for about a year now needs to have a pre-auth from his psychiatrist for a refill. I do not get this. Never before has he needed a pre-auth for a refill. When they wrote it out new, and every so often they require a pre-auth but it hasn’t ever been on a normal refill. What gets me is that since this is a controlled substance or a narcotic …. it is heavily monitored. Yet people who don’t need narcotics or controlled substances can get prescriptions filled over and over. My son needs this refill before 6pm tomorrow night or we will see close to hell arrive here at home. The medication is there for a real reason; he has a mood disorder and without medication, even just one dose, he is thrown for a loop which throws everyone here off balance. Le sigh.

Meanwhile, last night my daughter let me know her 30 day wear contacts are almost expired so she needs new ones. Yeah, like $66 total for her to get a six month supply, which really isn’t all that bad. Honestly for about $100 I can get her a full year supply but I would rather pay less now since I am saving for the move in June. So contact lenses seem to run around the same price online, but at the eye doctors they are costly.

So, yes I let my boys get wrapped up into a blu-ray of Wreck It Ralph because that my friends made sense to me in order for this Mom to get a full time out and get things off her shoulder. That is what good parents do, we take time outs, even if that means allowing our kids to have a little bit of TV time, coloring book time, whatever time – as long as they are occupied in a safe way for a short period of time for the parent to chill and come back to being Mom.

I am ready to go back to being Mom …. thank you for listening!

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May Need New Accounting Program for #wahm Stuff

How do you remember all that you do?

Money here. Money there.

Money all over.

Then it dawned on me, how long will it be before using my email “labels” in gmail to keep track of money owed to me will no longer work?

As it stands there are times where I forget someone even owes me a check each month, thankfully it shows up but what if it didn’t?

Would I have a clue?

That is when I realized I need better accounting practices, while I use to keep track of money coming in and expenses going out, yet I have not figured out if I can use this accounting program to really keep track of what is due to me.

What programs do you use, as a work from home parent or a blogger or a small business owner to keep track of “Monies owed” as well as monies paid and expenses paid? I think I may need a new program….

 May Need New Accounting Program for #wahm Stuff

Welcoming Another Monday

Monday has arrived and today is your typical what is going to go wrong next type of day. You see I work from home and most of my files as well as pictures I need access to for my clients and writing projects are on a home network/server. You see my PC is the only computer in my home I can get to access said server, but today I woke up to my PC being dead in my office. I am hoping it’s just super dusty or what not but thankfully my ex husband is a computer genius and is going to take a look at it to see what’s up with it. Hoping it’s a simple fix.

ON that note, I had to hook up my laptop to the hard wired internet instead of wireless connection so that I can have my Magic Jack home phone line running for all incoming and outgoing calls that route to this number. I had to also have the laptop setup on my desk to ensure I can get some writing work done because Monday is one of two full days I get to work. I have to work.

So on all of those notes, I am welcoming a Monday just like any other Monday with a to-do list the size of Orca the Whale and a pc that decided to die on me….

Is it Friday yet?

 Welcoming Another Monday
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