Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday for real,and trying to blog for real....

I'm having some difficulties getting the hang of blogspot. I wanted to post into categories, but didn't know how. Nor do I know how to do it now. I tried , but alas, my categories do not exist. So, my blog is currently mishmoshed all over the place, no division, intermingling all over. ARGH! I will get the hang of it, and eventually put all my stuff into the right place. Maybe....
I am totally open to suggestions on how to do things on here, in simplest terms possible, because i just don't have the time to read the instructions in the first place.

Tuesday. somehow i didn't manage to post this until friday.

It's Tuesday. It seriously felt like a long long monday the last two days. I'm living with wild animals, it was like they escaped from a zoo today- uncaged, rampaging around the house. I'm crunching cheerios underfoot, removing papers glued  to our ceramic topped table with chocolate milk
I have heard authors say that they see the whole story they are writing, and their characters, playing out in their  minds. Seriously? Who the heck has time for that? I can't even stay on topic in my own mind long enough to make up a grocery list, let alone dream up an entire world and characters.

Britax b ready

B ready? Heck I was born ready to use such an awesome stroller! Or should i say, my kids were born ready to B riding in it!
I would love something like this, sturdy, fashionable, pushable, and featuring the dual functionality and practicality of a single stroller and double, all in one. I have already recommended it to a few moms I know that are expecting.
My kids aren't the same age, but they are close to the same weight, and while I do love my BJ city elite with it's jump seat, I would absolutely adore the Britax. It would be much easier to manage than the steering that I am struggling with right now. (the jogger jump seat has a max weight, but with one riding up top, steering is getting wonky)


Thanks Natural Mommie for steering me in the direction of this awesome looking stroller!
Check it out on Britax's website at
Or Natural Mommie's review on her site at

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Products I adore or abhor

From time to time, I think about products I wish existed, and of those I have a decent list I have created,  and also products that are pretty  near perfect the way they are, or products that just didn't quite get things done.
One of my pet peeves is strollers. They are not always designed with actual parents in mind,

I hate tried and tested many strollers that are out there today, and for myself, I love my baby jogger city elite. I wish that the city select had come out sooner, or had an adjustable/ bendable handle like the city elite, but, the dual seats that are positionable in all variations, that is a lovely invention.

I loved my Zooper Hula, but it has no possibility of adding the second seat, which we needed, so bummer, because it folded up small like an umbrella, but had a nice seat, decent canopy, good basket, and it turned on a dime.
The chariot that we had was an older model, but it was lightweight, easy to pull with the stroller as well, and had great storage space.
Sadly, I'm falling asleep, so i guess i'll finish this post later.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Live from bummerland

I've been looking online for a job or a miracle, in hopes of being able to earn enough money to help us out, but avoid sending the kids to daycare, and the logistical nightmare that presents. And of course in an attempt to get to stay home with the younger ones a bit longer.
Sadly, I've been off the market too long. On the shelf, Out of the loop, and really any number of other metaphors. It all adds up to the same thing- I've got no job, no options because I have no recent experience, or useful skills, and I'm starting to dream of just getting in the car and driving until I can't drive any further to escape my life.

Christmas is creeping closer, and again this year I have unsuccessfully tried to stand firm with my family in my refusal to exchange gifts with everyone . How many crappy dollar store mugs do I need to get as a gift? I really don't want or need any more stuff.
Well, there is stuff I need, but they are things so expensive that we can't afford to repair or replace them, so neither will anyone else, or things I just want, well, I don't necessarily really need those.  
I really need to come up with a viable option for earning money.I'm afraid of failure, and frankly I just don't know what options are out there. It seems like none. I'm certainly open to receiving a miracle, or finding viable online, at home job opportunities.
I wish I could go back 15 years or so and make a whole different string of decisions leading up to this day.
Ah, sweet melancholy fall, and the crushing horrid expense of Christmas, family gatherings, winter gear and ...well, everything! That's all the whining from bummerland for today!