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March 2010

Wordless Wednesday
Sleeping In

Day 90 - Sleeping In
Cross-posted to our 365 Days microblog project -- where I'm taking a self-imposed timeout, every day, to post wordless (you're welcome!)

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It stopped raining (YAY!) so looking forward to FINALLY getting out of the house for the NWF: Be Out There Challenge...um...as soon as my two oldest girls, you know, wake up!

[FWIW:  I'm a Founding Mother of NWF's Be Out There program - just helping families (like mine) get their kids outside and enjoy nature, more - no payment was received for this blog post.]

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NWF Be Out There Challenge: Day 2 - Send the Ark!

DAY 1 of our spring break/challenge was a total RainFAIL!  Moving on.  So, it's Day 2 and wanna know how it's working out...so far?


Stupid rain!

[FWIW:  I'm a Founding Mother of NWF's Be Out There program - just helping families (like mine) get their kids outside and enjoy nature, more - no payment was received for this blog post.]

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NWF Be Out There Challenge: Day 1 - RainFAIL


As a longtime National Wildlife Federation supporter (yes, we have wildlife...in Jersey!) I am very excited to be a part of their Be Out There Campaign and modestly tweeted, the same:

I'm taking the NWF #BeOutThere Challenge w/o March 29! (http://bit.ly/bTeL0C) 'cawse, we've got wildlife IN JOISEY, too ya' know! #NWFMoms

So, here it is, DAY 1 of our spring break/challenge AND you want to know how it's working out, so far?  

[blows bangs outta eyes]

Well, feeling inspired by the immortal words of John Lennon:

Be Out There Challenge - unleashed

So, this spring break.  And what have you done?  Another day almost over and the rain STILL isn't quite done.

Be Out There Challenge - raindropped

And so this spring break.  I hope you have fun.  'Cawse, here at our house, we're watching old game show reruns.

Be Out There Challenge - barbecued

So, happy spring break.  It's okay, we're STILL not quite done.

Be Out There Challenge - sprung

Cross-posted to our 365 Days mircoblog project -- where I'm taking a self-imposed timeout, every day, to post wordless (you're welcome!)

With 6 days left, maybe...just maybe...we'll actually get outside AND see the gosh-darned sun!

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Finding Teh Funny

Day 85 - Sisters-in-Teen

Cross-posted to our 365 Days microblog project -- by just me and my little red point-and-shoot!

When I first started blogging, 7 years ago, way back before SEO's and keywords ruled the world wide web, I was chasing after 4 kids, all under the age of 10 and This Full House was ALL about "teh funny!"

"Can I post this picture?"

Although, the subject matter hasn't changed, all that much, really (seriously, these kids say the funniest things) I find myself hitting the "delete" and "backspace" buttons, more often than not, to the point where my "backspace" button is NOW broken and looks more like a nub.

"No, I HATE HOW I LOOK!"

Some days, I am in sync with my muse and the words flow fluid.

"How about this one?"

Other days?

"Pssssht, NO WAY!"

The silence is deafening.

"Heather and I are going for a walk."

Most days, now that my oldest are teens, it gets downright lonely.

"Um, can we take your camera?"

Today? 

"Here, you can use this one!"

The fog has lifted.

"We made sure to keep our mouths shut!"

And the words, they come a little easier.

[takes a closer look]

"Yeah, no one will EVER know that you got braces."

Now, if I could only get that darned muse to clean up after herself, I'd be in mom-type-blogger heaven, right about now, right?

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Wordless Wednesday
Ladybug Crossing

Day 83 - Ladybug Crossing

Cross-posted to our 365 Days microblog project -- where I'm taking a self-imposed timeout, every day, to post wordless (you're welcome!)

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Also, got some freshly-brewed crafty handmade stuff over at my shopping blog:  Klutz Fashion Origami

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Comment Troll Award

Troll1 Whenever my good blogging friend, Dawn (a.k.a. brilliantly funny author of Because I Said So) would complain about being under attack by comment trolls, I imagined a bunch of snotty little evil basterds, camping out on her blog (pictured above) seriously, what IS it with mean-spirited people, anyways?

I mean, the woman has 6 kids, I really don't think she needs any help in dealing with suckage.

I guess I empathize with Dawn's self-deprecating humor, seeing as I've been making fun of myself, openly on the internet, for years now (see virtual tour) and, well, there ARE worse things than making OTHER mothers look good, right?

Then, I opened up my email and found this:

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National Wildlife Federation
"Be Out There" Founding Mother
Representing New Jersey, YO!

Did you know that this week, March 15th to March 21st, is National Wildlife Week

[sound of crickets chirping]

I know what you're thinking -- what's next, Worldwide Pond Slime Day-- perhaps most parents (like me) will agree (especially, if your children are older) these days, getting kids outside and away from computer games, Facebook, Miley Cyrus, whatever, well, you'd think I was asking them to eat dirt, right?

This Full House Lineup at Gettysburg

"But, it's sooooooo hot!"

Heaven knows, I'm no saint (shuddup, Busy Mom and I thought you said you burned those BlogHer pics, Jenn?) I spend more time, at home, sitting in front of a computer, than not.

Then, I get up, get out, go help OTHER people work out and, you know, sit in front of a computer, some more.

"Stay inside, don't forget to lock the doors, oh, and dinner's in the freezer."

It's just a little harder now, you know?  I don't like my kids to be outside, when my husband Garth [not his real name] and I aren't home.

Weekends, however, are different!

This Full House in The Snow

I have no problem ditching the housework, or kicking the laundry to the corner and getting outside -- especially, now that spring is, like, two days away.

Day 76 - Springing Up

Day 76:  Family Photo Project

WHOOT, here in Jersey, anything above 50 degrees is considered flip-flop weather!

59°F | °C
Current: Sunny
Wind: NW at 3 mph
Humidity: 35%
Fri
Sunny
72°F | 46°F
Sat
Partly Cloudy
71°F | 47°F
Sun
Partly Cloudy
71°F | 47°F

This weekend is no different; we've been invited up to Pittstown, NJ to visit with Hope's godparents, a.k.a. two of our most favorite dirt diggers (you know, Sassy's mom and dad) who happen to own a beautiful flower farm, too (yes, here, IN JERSEY!) and I'm taking my trusty little point and shoot camera, with me, to help celebrate National Wildlife Week.

Why?  Well, seeing as my kids have been reading Your Big Back Yard and Ranger Rick for years (thank you, Grandma and Grandpa) I am honored to partner with the National Wildlife Federation as a Founding Mother of their Be Out There campaign, along with these fine women:

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