Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Pictures of AV...

Monday, August 21, 2006

Camp Aftermath

"So mom, this is what you're going to do. I'm going to cry and then you're going to call and cancel the day camp for next week and take me back summer camp instead. OK?"

(She loved camp! Can you tell? =-) )

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


I miss my kid. Silly, unrealistic or whatever, the fact is I miss her.

I don't like going home to an empty, silent house... at least on this third night. Night one was wonderful - pizza and beer and silence all to myself! Night two was ok - worked late, did lots of chores at home, another beer... etc.

Today though, yep, ready for her to come home. Though I'm very sure she is having the time of her life and is very much NOT ready to come home! =-)

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Summer Camp

AV is going to summer camp tomorrow. It somehow seems wrong for a two-month old parent to be so excited about a week's reprieve. =-)

I've already created this huge list of all the business and personal things I plan to do while she's away. But I have a sneaking suspicion that what I'll really do is watch TV, read and drink the occasional beer without guilt or worry (she's from an alcoholic family so any sign of alcohol completely flips her out - so no alcohol in my house at all).

These past couple months have been wonderful but also very taxing. The constant need for attention, the clingy-ness, the nightmares, the fears, the drama. So I'm looking forward to the next week and I think that must make me a normal parent! =-)

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Avatar Traffic Jam

I recently received this email after a talk I gave at a local church ladies meeting. I don't think I've ever seen so many smileys....

Hi , Hi

Thank you for such an inspiring and encouraging teaching on organizing our lives. Shelby said so many ladies said they enjoyed it and were glad they came. Awesome You were wonderful. Hope you get some business from these Jump For Joy hyped-up ladies. You got them thinking and picturing their ideas, now they just have to take some Action action. As soon as I can, I'll make an apointment Reminder for you to help me get my House house in order, THEN my garage. I know you answered my Answer The Question question before your session, but thought someonelse would like to know since "I" would clean out the garage, then stash all my Trashcan "junque". I know! I know! Keep, toss, donate, whatever box to stop the Popcorn popcorn antics. Thanks Again you made it fun to understand how this helps us in our life.. Ain't Life Grand
Cinnamon T