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McCain and Palin 2008

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Either way, this election goes, it will be revolutionary. I, for one, am very excited about McCain's pick for VP. I had a gut feeling a few days ago he'd pick a female.

What are your thoughts? Does this affect your decision if you're a Democrat? Does it give you the incentive to get out and vote if you're Republican?

Who would play in your movie?

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I've been tagged to cast my own movie. My poor memory seems to recall it was by speedy. He cast his own, which got me thinking...

A movie about my life, although interesting, may not hold up with just anyone. So who would play me and my loved ones?

Well, my hubby seems to think we're very 'King of Queens' in demeanor and casting. The slightly portly funny guy with the cute wife...so I think my pick for he and I would have to be Kevin James and Leah Remini.
Like them, we're a couple, who like to banter and banter...in love. We like to have fun but get frustrated. BUT not enough for it to become a fight...only enough to end up shaking our heads and then laugh it off later.

My lovely sister would be played by Ashley Judd. She's the beautiful tough girl, who doesn't let most people know she has a soft side. If you're lucky enough, you'll see it. She makes everyone laugh and everyone loves her. I think Ashley would be a great pick for her.


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This week...

So if you didn't notice...I've taken a few days off from this blog. I can't maintain everything, all the time. Although my son and husband think I do. 😇

My sweet companion of fourteen years had to be put down this week. It was the hardest thing I've ever done. My son is coping okay...he cried again today before taking him to school. I know I've had to stop myself when looking for my pup outside, wondering why I didn't see him in the yard. I've stopped myself from looking for Hershey on the floor when I get up to pee in the middle of the night to keep from tripping over him.

Hershey loved to follow me everywhere I went. He was so much a part of my day in small ways I didn't even recognize until now.

Now my son is experiencing the same thing. He put his plate down on the couch this morning, mid breakfast. And reached to pick it up, so Hershey wouldn't eat his food. He quickly put it back down and started crying.

"I miss him, Mom."…

Feelin Sequelish

So in the last week, I've been taking lots of notes to stimulate the start of my sequel. I've decided to put an excerpt in the back of Finding Kylie, to interest readers to look for the second book, Facing Redemption.

It's a daunting task to take on, knowing the bar has been set high with the first book, but I'm up for the challenge. The notes I've been taking are already starting to formulate a framework for the storyline and characters.

I've mentioned in previous posts that I'm a dream writer. Some of my best stuff comes to me at two a.m., which is the magic hour for me. I know God places these plots and character twists in my head and prompts me to wake up enough to remember what ran through my mind. So for two days, I've been simmering. A great start to my second book hit me at two a.m. and has stuck in my mind waiting to be put on paper.

My mother keeps saying, "I hope you're writing all these ideas you're having down so you don…

His first crush

My son never has a problem finding a pretty girl. They chase him and he loves it. He's five and such a little ladies man.

Today, was his first day of Kindergarten. I'm really proud of myself for not bawling my eyes out, like some moms were. My little guy is so confident and ready to start school. It made it easier for me.

This afternoon when I picked him up, I asked the usual questions to inquire about his day. Open-ended questions that led to conversation instead of yes or no questions.

Me: "What did you do on the playground today?"

Little T: "Chased girls..." (with a smile) "I looooove to chase girls!"

Me: "Any in particular? How about the girl who sits next to you? Ashlee?"

Little T: "Ooooo. She's so pretty mom. I don't want to come home. I just wanna be with her right now!"

Me: (eyebrows up) "Really?"

Little T: "Oh yeah, I can't wait…

Wii'd out Woman

My husband bought me a Wii for my birthday. Well let me clarify that he didn't think I could wait for my birthday, so I received it 'unwrapped' three days early because he didn't think I could wait. LOL.

It was a week before we were to leave on our vacation, so we let our son play it a little more than we should. After all, we were leaving in about a week and had lots of things to do in preparation for our trip. So a little more time on it here and there was the lazy way out for us...for me. Ah, the slippery slope.

Then, when we got back about a week and a half ago. It was, "I wanna play the Wii"...."I wanna play the Wii". I didn't go overboard on it, but he again played it more than normal. It was about an hour and a half a day...not all at once...but in its entirety. And it was always after lunch...as morning is too early for any media.

I feel I'm a baaaad mom for letting it get that far.

So this week...I'm Wii'd out! Scho…

The history of this blog...

When I started this blog it was to express the frustrations involved when you have to work, and still balance being a mom. I worked an eight to five job that left no room for kids and their schedules. I had three sleep disorders which just seemed to aggravate the work situation as well.

Life was fine as a professional woman until I became a mom. The very first week I returned from maternity leave, I faced a female boss, who resented women that had children. As she couldn't have any, her mission was to punish those who could. She took me out of my outside sales territory, that was near my son's daycare and put me in a far south territory, that held lower-income areas and much further distances for breastfeeding. Instead of being fifteen miles from my child for a lunch break, I was over fifty miles.

Not only did I put more miles on my car, but by the time I was ready to breastfeed or pump...I either had to pull over in 'the hood' to pump and hope no one would walk…