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Today..

  It’s 80 degrees out today.  Holy crap!  It’s still March!

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March 21, 2012 at 2:53 pm Leave a comment

One of Those Days….

This is pretty ironic considering my previous post but that’s life I guess.

I thought yesterday was a pretty good day.  The weather was phenomenal – I think it actually hit 70 degrees yesterday.  70!  In the Northeast – in March!  That is unheard of around here!  It was an absolutely beautiful day.  My warm, fuzzy, happy feeling spring feelings lasted all the drive home from work to about 25 mins. after I walked through the door.

Then my son started in.  Now, I adore this little guy, and he is usually quite good.  But yesterday, I don’t know what got into him.  Mouthy, fresh, disrespectful, rude, annoying – you get the picture.  Within minutes of coming home my blood pressure was rising and I was yelling my head off.  Not a pretty picture.

I was angry at his behavior, I was mad that I was mad, and I was really pissed off that he ruined my beautiful day.  All I could think of was “now I know why some animals eat their young!”  Ugh.

As soon as my husband came home I told him what happened, which I don’t usually do.  I mean, who wants to come home from work to be accosted at the door with “do you know what your son did today”?  But I did it anyway.  My authority wasn’t getting any respect so I let Dad set him straight.  Little man stayed in his room for a long time. 

And even though he apologized I was still a little angry with him the next morning.  I know 11-12 is a tough age for boys, I just hope I have the patience to deal with it and that he gets over it soon.

Is it just me or are all boys like this?

March 21, 2012 at 8:53 am 1 comment

Thoughts from Clover Lane

Clover Lane is one of my all time favorite blogs, I read it  everyday.  Sarah is real, inspiring, funny and an amazing woman, check out her blog, I know you will just love her too.  I copied this from her post today to share with you:

March 19, 2012 at 7:48 am Leave a comment

Friday Fun and Some Kick Ass Irish Soda Bread

Hello All and Happy Friday and St. Patrick’s Day!

Whoo hoo! It’s Friday baby!

Ok, here is your Friday Fun clip featuring Melissa McCarthy as a guest on the Ellen show.  enjoy.

http://youtu.be/-xrRWYouKy0

Now that you’ve had a good chuckle here is the recipe for delicious Irish Soda Bread that I grew up with:

Irish Soda Bread

Ingredients:  (makes 1 loaf)

2 cups of flour

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 cup of sugar

1/4 stick of margarine

1/2 cup (or more depending on your taste) of raisins

1 egg beaten with enough milk to make 1 cup

To Make:

preheat oven to 375

grease loaf pan (I use those disposable foil pans. You can also use a round cake pan, up to you.)

Mix together flour, baking powder and sugar.  Add raisins, mix well.  Cut in margarine, using your fingers to incorporate margarine into mixture. (This is my least favorite part as I have a thing about getting my fingers messy. It’s a OCD thing.  My dad was big on washing our hands whenever we came home, “get the aids off” – as if you could simply wash the aids away, that would nice. But I digress, back to the recipe.)  Add egg/milk mixture to dry ingredients and stir well.  Batter may seem stiff but keep mixing dry and wet ingredients together.  Pour into greased loaf pan.  Make a well in top of loaf.

Bake at 375 for 50-60 mins.  Cool on baker’s rake.  Enjoy with butter and jam.  Yum.

March 16, 2012 at 8:27 am 1 comment

The Joy of Playing the Game

Hockey is an expensive sport. Ask anyone with kids involved in hockey and they will tell you, it is a big financial committment. It is also the greatest game on the planet, an opinion, I’m convinced, you can only come to if your child plays or you yourself have laced up a pair of skates and hit the ice. There is truly nothing like playing hockey, which is way parents all over the US continue to shell out ridiculous amounts of money for their children to slap a puck around a frozen arena.
This past weekend my son’s team played in the NY State championships for his age level. His team was one of the 8 that qualified to represent their part of the state in this final tournament. The best of the best. It was a pretty big deal.

His team played their little hearts out, won 1 game and lost 2 which prevented them from moving on in the tournament.  After losing 6-1 in their third game, which was a must win for them to continue in the tournament, all the players flew off the bench, hugged their goalie, and smiled at their cheering parents before shaking hands with the opposing team and heading off to the locker room.  They knew they gave it all they had.  No regrets.

We were so proud of our kids.  They played hard till the end, despite the score.  They played because they love to play the game of hockey.

Here is a picture of the team when they came out of the locker room after their last game together.

March 13, 2012 at 8:36 am Leave a comment

True

March 7, 2012 at 8:35 am Leave a comment

The Honey Badger

Some days I wish I was like the Honey Badger……

(click on this link, you’ll know what I mean – some bad language, just in case the kids are with you)

The Honey Badger

March 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm 1 comment

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