Monday, May 3, 2010

Without Further Ado

This Mommy's Life has returned, and I have to tell you: I AM SO VERY HAPPY.

While the (longer than expected) break was really wonderful, I have to admit that I've felt a little lonely without talking to all of you. That's the funny thing about a blog - you have friends all over the place that you talk to almost daily (and, when you're lucky, they talk back!). I not only took a break from writing here, but from reading around the Blogosphere. So, I've missed you...A LOT.

 And just to give you an idea of what YOU'VE missed, I thought I'd give you a few highlights from my absence.

- On Christmas Eve I turned 29. Yes, I am officially in the last year of my twenties. Sigh. On a happier note, my hair decided it was already thirty and gave me a few grays for my birthday. Awesome. Truth be told, they might've been there longer than I thought. I thought I'd try to grow my colored hair out to figure out what my natural color was again, not thinking that my natural color might include the word GRAY. I promptly plucked the suckers out and gave them a proper burial (down the toilet). 

- My oldest son celebrated his 5th birthday, and will be entering Kindergarten this year (A point I will not dwell on at present, unless you would prefer this post to be completely incoherent rambling about how the years have gone too fast and my baby is growing up and soon he'll be married and leave me forever...yeah, you get the idea). He has become better at using a computer than I am, proving further that he truly is his father's son.

- My youngest son celebrated his 3rd birthday, and I can pretty confidently say that he will ALWAYS be a mama's boy, since I can barely go to the bathroom without him attached to my hip. He is also VERY into Iron Man right now, which is okay by me, because I am VERY into Robert Downey, Jr. ;P (If you grew up in the 80's and didn't have a crush on Robert Downey, Jr. then we can't be friends. Speaking of growing up in the 80's, has anyone seen Molly Ringwald lately? She looks fantastic! I'm totally buying her new book.) 

- I got a cortisone shot in my stomach for some pain I've been having recently. That was an interesting experience, LET ME TELL YOU. I still have the bruise, and it's been three weeks!

- I haven't burned anything in my oven (try to handle your disappointment), but I did manage to melt a sippy cup lid in my dishwasher! You're welcome.

- I have been busily working away on my novel (more on that on Writer Wednesday), but the process has been S-L-O-W going. And I'm okay with that. I'm going to get it done one of these days, but for now I'm content with small accomplishments.

Wishing you all a wonderful Monday - it's good to be back.



  1. Welcome back Beth! It's been a while! I'm 29 too and my grays get worse daily. I'm going to be a full time hair dyer soon.

  2. You're back! Yea! The grays, well, I've been going gray since I was 18, seriously. Clairol is my best friend.

  3. Oh, I missed your sense of humor!!! So glad you are back.

    Confession. Once I threw our George Forman in the oven just before company came over. Needless to say I forgot it was still in there the next time I preheated it for oven fries.

    I wonder what that smell is.

    Target is awesome...let me exchange it out. No questions asked. They probably felt sorry for me. Aw, this lady does stuff like this all the time.

    ~ Wendy

  4. Welcome back! Sounds like you had a good time away from blogging.

    Yeah, those stubborn grays. I turn 30 this year and they are really getting my attention. Ugh!

  5. Beth, glad to have you back. Happy late birthday. Hope to hear more about the novel you're writing. Have a great week.

  6. Hey there long lost friend! I've been a horrible blogger lately as well. Seems like reading blogs is the last thing I get to anymore - though Greg goes to Uganda for 10 days on Wednesday so maybe I'll have time next week :-)

    You're writing a novel? Do tell! I just finished my first one. Getting ready for publishing now and editing is sooooo boring!!

    Love ya!

  7. I'm thrilled you're back, but OUCH to the cortisone shot in the stomach! Ack! I hope you feel tons better. =)

  8. Welcome back! It sounds like your break was fantastic. Except, you know, for the shot thing.

    Good to see you!

  9. Yea girl...I have missed you!! Well the blog you...I see the flesh you all the time! You better get better soon so we can cheer on our hubbies!

  10. Hey, good to have you around again! You've been busy! I bet it was nice to have that break.
    Happy belated b-day!

  11. I only have 16 more days left of 29. Can't go potty without my three year-old either. And Robert Downey Jr.? Only You. HIYA.

  12. Why do I have to read your blog to hear about a cortisone shot...really you should be ashamed of yourself ;)