Birthday Gifts for Mom

Update: I ended up buying a whole bunch of beads and making six different (and matching) bracelets for Mom. She said the kids at school today really liked them! More importantly, she felt pretty in them!

My mom’s birthday is coming up and I can’t think of ANYTHING to get her besides a scarf, but it’s Spring… maybe a light one? Looking online I found some ideas… but do you have any? She’s pretty hip, has very long , beautiful, white hair, she’s a teacher, and loves nature. Plus she’s fun. And kind of a hippie.

Here’s what I found:

Very pretty scarf, Family Tree Frame, Cool Vase, Cookbook Holder

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So, yeah. I’m not dead or anything.

LOL! I have just felt a little bit blank. Plus my computer just makes me want to throw it against the wall lately. I just wanted to tell you. I’m alive and I can’t WAIT to get back to just a few postings… Please keep checking once in awhile. I think my blog got lost and I need to reevaluate it a little bit. I have a problem trying to try not to conform. Does that make sense? But at the same time I’d like a few readers… I’m working on being original and still a little bit interesting.

On another note – www.pandora.com .  TRUST ME! I hate that because I’m growing old and getting poorer I can’t keep up with music. But this. This is cool. And free. And sounds fantastic. They take what you want to hear and then you narrow down your categories of likeness/dislike…ness. I suggest putting in Imogen Heap and narrowing it down from there. Well, that’s what I’m on right now, anyway. It sure beats “C is for Cookie. It’s good enough for me…”

K

Mother/Wife and Everything Inbetween

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To see the book, go here.

Hello all! I have missed writing so much this week! The old computer isn’t quite the same yet, as we need to wipe the hard drive and can’t do that until we copy all of our pictures to a discs, but it’s working enough to post this small bit I’ve been thinking about for some time.

Last week I posted about my new job title as a stay-at-home mom, or “Domestic Goddess”, etc. (LOVED that one, by the way, although not so sure any execs would…) I got so many awesome ideas – some funny, and still so many more that were hugely insightful. Right after that post I picked up a great book at the library called The Family manager Takes Charge: Getting on the Fast Track to a Happy, Organized Home by Kathy Peel. So, so good. On pages4-5 she has a humongous list of some real-to-life job descriptions any mom could easily be described as, working gainfully or otherwise. Here are just a few:

* Accountant/Bookkeeper

* Auto Maintenance Supervisor

* Day-care Worker

* Building Supervisor

* Chauffer

* Cheerleader

* Chef

* Counselor

* Dean of Education/Educator

* Fashion Coordinator (what would Rick look like in the morning without me?)

* Fitness Trainer

* Gardener

* Gift Coordinator (I buy all the cards and gifts for cousins Rick doesn’t even remember the names to!)

* Historian and Curator

* Health-care Practitioner (how many of you homeopathy buffs are out there?)

* Hotel manager (Go here to see more on that)

* Launderer

* Maid

* Manager of Food Services

* Referee

* Seamstress

* Secretary

* Short-order Cook

* Travel Agent

* Veterinarian

Okay, okay, so that’s more than just a few… but seriously, let’s just step back and take this all in. Consider finding this book and taking a little bit of time in it. I personally don’t have time to relearn how to clean my whole house from top to bottom – I’ve been taking care of this family unit for more than 7 years now and I’m pretty set in my ways, but I certainly was encouraged to find these. I feel pretty empowered right now. How about you? New topic coming soon!

Question! (Updated)

Heyo. So I stumbled upon a blog the other day which I’m sure was linked to some of my favorite others about children and sensory issues. A freind of mine and I started talking about her 3-year-old and I found myself keying into what this mystery mom from this mystery blog had to say about it. I’d love to send it over to my pal, but I can’t seem to find it. Does anyone know who I’m talking about?

Lemme know.

Answer: I found it! Go here if you’re wondering what all this sensory stuff is about! Also, I found a pretty cool site that describes it in a less personal way: comeunity.com .

Hello!

Hi, so I’m not sure anyone is reading this or not, but either way that’s ok. I’m writing for my own outlet and to hopefully inspire others – however possible. I just wanted to give a quick update to let [anyone?] know that I moved my margaretthompson blog over to here. That one is still open, but I didn’t like that the title of my blog and the username were different and since it can’t be switched I decided to take all of the (very few) articles that I have already posted there and move it to this site. I like it much better, eventhough it is much the same. That’s what it’s about though, right? Self-expression.

Anyway, happy blogging and drop me a line.