Two Out of Three

I just realized I never wrote about my tattoo! Last year I wrote my three post-retirement goals in my post Tattoos, Baldness, and PJ Pants: shave my head, get a tattoo, and walk around Walmart in PJ pants. Amazingly, I’ve knocked out the first two but still have yet to walk around Walmart in PJs—scaryContinue reading “Two Out of Three”

Day One in the Ivy League

Today was my official first day as a Cornell student! Going to an Ivy League university for graduate school as a 33 year old is considerably different than my venture to the tiny Christian Brothers University for undergrad as a measly 16 year old. Dog actually ate my shoes for the day so had toContinue reading “Day One in the Ivy League”

Snapshot Sunday #6

It must be some serious concentration if the tongue comes out! Thanks Starbucks for the umpteenth vacation save…you never know when you’re going to need a place with a nice, temperature controlled place to sit that also serves sugar in a cup to keep your kids (and you) sane for just a few more blocks.Continue reading “Snapshot Sunday #6”

(Re)Tired Ramblings #1

It’s been almost two months since my official retirement date and I finally started on my retirement checklist, per my post Tattoos, Baldness, and PJ Pants. Decided to modify the “baldness” a little bit and went with super short vice baby-butt bald. I like it! I also submitted my tattoo idea to a local tattooContinue reading “(Re)Tired Ramblings #1”

Mom, when you Die…

I spent some time thinking my youngest was a super morbid kid. As she’s gotten older I’ve realized she is just super curious and occasionally fixates on specific topics. Death just happens to be one of those topics. She’s an opportunist though, so the conversations usually go something like this. “Mom, when you die I’mContinue reading “Mom, when you Die…”

Balloons, Poop, and Chopsticks

I’ve mentioned in a few posts that my youngest, G, is a four-year-old wild-child. She’s intense. Kid still licks windows and floors. Also chews on sticks and leaves while asking me how airplanes fly and why plants grow big. She’s smart, determined, but defiant to the max. It’s fun and difficult as a parent. FridayContinue reading “Balloons, Poop, and Chopsticks”

Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #5: Wipe the Butts

I love being a mom. Totally my greatest joy. Motherhood is simple—just add all of your raw emotions, jumble them up, and juggle them at full-speed. Occasionally you drop a ball or two and they burst open and everything spills out. Joy, fear, love, sadness, happiness, frustration, anxiety, pride, fulfillment, exhaustion, surprise, amusement, regret, stress.Continue reading “Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #5: Wipe the Butts”

I Pay for Chicken Practice?

Today was a monumental day in the Falcon household…the girls started soccer!! Now I should have read the fine print, because I thought my kids started playing soccer on a team today, but it turns out it’s just skills. So no teamwork. And the parents are supposed to be involved—even with the older kids. SoContinue reading “I Pay for Chicken Practice?”