Easter [Mommy]

EasterEggTrying to successfully pull off being a fictional character a couple of nights a year is almost as hard as actually delivering presents to every kid in the world in one night via sleigh and chimney. Or, at lease it is for me! And now because of that, my apartment currently smells like burnt, smokey, cheap candy.

I’ve always been a terrible liar and may be a slight procrastinator.  This is making it very hard for me to pull off being Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny and eventually the Tooth Fairy. Actually, Carson will probably have this all figured out before the day he loses his first tooth.

So, I might have fallen asleep the night of Easter before playing Easter Bunny… I woke up close to 3 AM and immediately starting getting Carson’s Easter present out and got the eggs and candy to hide. I kind of threw this whole Easter egg thing together and found cheap, pre-stuffed and packaged eggs. As soon as I starting hiding the eggs, Carson woke up sick. I thought I would just leave the eggs alone and hide them before he woke up the next morning. Spsh… yeah right.

Yup, it was 8 o’clock in the a.m. when I eventually woke up to hide the eggs. I crept into the kitchen where I left the eggs and started getting them together as quickly as I could. Not 5 minutes into it, I hear “The Easter Bunny came, mom!” I threw the tray of left over eggs in the oven to hide from him and he didn’t notice a thing! Phew…

Now, a few weeks later, I decide to cook dinner (I clearly don’t cook often, or at all). Let’s just say, the only thing I ended up cooking was plastic eggs, Now and Laters and Smarties.


I’ll do better next year.





Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to keep you grounded. It’s a holiday that is all about focussing on the non-materialistic things that has helped you become the person you are today. If I really wanted to get deep, I could write about the Indians and the pilgrims, but we already know that story. So, as I sit here with a full tummy, cold beer, and the Cowboys game on multiple TVs, I can’t help but to think about the list of things I am thankful for.

My overly supportive family.
My son who is my world.
My gorgeous group of friends.
A great job that supports my lifestyle and that has given me the opportunity to do what I love to do. I am also thankful for the connections and friendships I have made through my job.
Our country, the US Military, and our freedom.
Above all, God himself.

Hope you are having a good Thanksgiving! Go Cowboys!