Saturday, February 28, 2009

Who's Your Honey?

The following conversation took place in my car on Thursday while waiting for my mom to come out of Macy's...

Madison: Who is your honey Mommy?
Me: Daddy
Madison: Who is Mema's honey?
Me: Poppy
Madison: And Uncle Corey's honey is Aunt Michelle right?
Me: Yes Sweetie.
Madison: Well then who is Uncle Jimmy's?
Me: Uncle Joe
Madison: But Mommy????
Me: Yes?
Madison: They are two mans. Don't they have girlfriends?????
Me: No sweetie not everyone has a girlfriend. Sometimes men have honeys that are other men and sometimes ladies have honeys that are other ladies?
Madison: Oh okay.
Me: Madison why do you call them honeys?
Madison: 'Cause that is what you call someone when you love them!

No big deal just a part of life or at least I thought so. Justin and I have several gay and lesbian friends and relatives so the topic just seemed matter of fact to me. If you remember it is also not the first time the topic of homosexuality has come up with Madison. Remember the book last spring? Anyway I told the story to my mom mostly because I thought the term "honeys" was hysterical and was amazed that Madison picked up on the fact that in our lives male/female relationships are the norm. Now don't go taking any offense to the term "norm" all I mean by that is that in our lives heterosexual couples are predominant.
I was surprised that my mother commended me for the way I handled the situation. Mostly because I didn't think there was a situation. She admitted to me that she would have just said Uncle Jimmy didn't have a "honey" in order to avoid the topic. Maybe it is a generation thing or maybe that my mom was raised in a strict catholic home and is first generation American. Whatever the case may be I was disappointed that she wouldn't have been open and honest if she were me. I know that conversations will get much deeper as the girls get older but I hope to remain a parent who addresses topics rather than brush them under the table. I'm just saying...

Friday, February 27, 2009

My HUGE announcement!

Wow! Things have been so crazy, stressful, name the emotion and I've been feeling lately. Sorry to dissapoint if you thought I was announcing my third pregnancy. No more babies here for a looooooooong time if ever!

I really have not been myself for awhile now. I've been torn between feeling ready to return to away from home work full time and being a SAHM mom to the girls. As much as I adore my daughters I need more. For me this means having a successful career separate from my family. This is no way means that I don't think SAHMs have the hardest, most rewarding job in the world because I think they do. I just need something that is my own now more than ever because I feel like the longer I am home the further removed from me I have become. Not sure if this makes any sense. Hope it does.
I've also felt for a long time that teaching is not where I want my career path to continue going. I have loved the time that I have spent in the classroom but if given the choice between teaching other people's children or my own I choose my own hands down. My true love has always been science and medicine. I started out college as a bio/premed major but switched majors for one reason or another. At this point I'm not really sure what the reason was 'cause I've always kind of wished that that was a change I never made. Then again if I didn't make those choices maybe I wouldn't have met Justin or had the girls and I could not imagine life without them.

So what is a girl to do?......GO BACK TO SCHOOL! That's right people I'm goin' back. What for you ask? Nursing school! I've decided to return and become an RN! This idea has always been in the back of my head but I never muttered a word for fear that my hubs may choke me. Afterall we are still paying off $60,000 from my last stint in college. After some discussion and research I found that becoming an RN would only take about 2 years, 4 general ed. courses and 5 nursing courses. I couldn't be more excited especially since Justin is ALL FOR IT. He actually admitted to me that he always pictured me in the medical field much more than teaching. Not sure what that means but I'll take it to mean something positive.
This journey will most likely begin at Anatomy and Physiology I this summer (btw if anyone wants to take this as a distance learning I don't recommend 'cause it requires you keeping a dead cat for dissection somewhere in your home!). Followed by a few more general education classes this fall. I'm hoping to get accepted into the actual nursing program by this spring. My college advisor said I would being accepted without any problems because of my high GPA, and existing B.A. but about 1,000 people apply per semester and there are only 90 spots. Once accepted all candidates are put on a list based on the date that all of their information is received. So it is all about where I am on the list. Fingers crossed that I am high!

So stay tuned as this really close to 30 wife, mommy, part time teacher throws returning to college into the mix too! There are bound to be some roller coaster adventures in store!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


Brody and Tucker 6 months

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Two tickets on the Toys 'R Us Ferris Wheel in Time Square: $8.00

Lunch for 3 at Mars 2112: $75.00

Three tickets to Broadway's Mary Poppins: $120.00

(A seriously Awesome deal thanks to

Holding a sleeping, sweating, snoring 4 year old through the first half of Mary Poppins while people turn around and stare at you wondering who the heck is snoring through a play... PRICELESS!

Monday, February 9, 2009

I'm here! I'm here!

No I didn't fall off the face of the Earth. I'm still here! Life has just seemed to be non stop lately and by the time I get the girls to bed I fall sound asleep very soon after. Okay I'll admit I usually fall asleep while putting one of them down!
Word of advice for anyone who has their own business... Don't let the paperwork pile up until tax time!!!! This is so unlike me but just about every sales slip since Stella was born has been piled high on my desk for 6 1/2 months now. Unfortunately tax time is here and I need to muddle my way through my mess in order to visit the accountant. Every spare minute without the girls has been spent trying to get things in order and tonight I'm finally starting to see the end! Whoo Hoo!!!! Now if only I could find my mileage log for 2008. Did the dog eat it?
Anyway enough about that boring stuff. The girls are great and Stella FINALLY got to experience her first snow last week. She was outside long enough to snap a few pics and then back inside with Mema so Madison and I could have some big girl play time before the snow disappeared as quickly as it came. I love nice weather and I'm totally not complaining for 60 on Sunday, snow on Tuesday and then another 60 Sunday to follow is just plain weird. Gotta love Jersey!

Not too much else going on around here just a sudden overabundance of invites to bridal showers, baby showers, and kiddy birthday parties in what was supposed to be a quiet rest of the winter and early spring. Seriously does anyone else notice that these things come in waves? It has been months since I've had to go to any and then BAM!!!! more than I can count and a few of which occur on the same day. So tough to choose so we just go by the first invite to be received deal. Well I guess that is enough pointless rambling for now so goodnight all!