Saturday, September 8, 2012

Some Day

Today it's been 5 years since I lost my mom to cancer.

This year she would have turned 63.

I miss her everyday, but the anniversary of her death always seems to bring about more pain than all of the other 364 days of the year.

I wish she were here.

I wish she could see how my kids have grown.

If she were here today, she would be sitting with them and gushing over their progress reports, explaining how important school is, and surprising them with treats and rewards for their hard work.

If she were here today, she'd be in the stands at the boys' basketball games cheering louder than anyone.

She'd be able to see the loving mothers that my sister and I have become because of her.

She'd be able to know my husband and be happy I finally found a really good guy.

I know she knows these things, but I want to see her joy and I want to see her smile.

Some day.

Some day.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Friday Favorites

I just finished a substitute Kindergarten job. It was 2 1/2 weeks with some little cuties.
But, I'm tired and ready for some r&r. I have a weekend to look forward to including a nice trail run, basketball games, and dinner with my husband, who I haven't seen enough of lately.
Time for some of the things I'm loving right now...
Friday Favorites
These are new and amazing! The blueberry graham cracker is yummy, too!
 With all the trail running I've been doing, one of these has become necessary!
The conventions! I love everything politics and American History & national conventions are a significant part of our election process. Whichever side I'm sitting on, I watch it all.
Educational websites! I love the endless number of school help websites out there today. I used to make personalized practice sheets for kindergarten and love to help my kiddos with math concepts and test preparation.
I have limited my soda intake, but I'm not a water drinker. So, how do I get several glasses down a day? Lots & lots of ice and splashes of unsweetened juice. R.W. Cherry juices and Fresh & Easy unsweetened juices are my favorites.
Someone really should save me from InSession. I am convinced I should have been a prosecuting attorney! ...or Constitutional Law attorney! Hmmm.

I loved these as a kid and unfortunately picked up a box over the weekend. I have been through 3 boxes this week. Darn all-American candy.
Happy Weekend!