01 January 2008


I'm not sure why I'm doing this...it's not as if I don't have enough in my life that requires time and attention. However, I used to journal, and really should get back in the habit. And since it is New Year's Day 2008 (WTF??? 2008? Are you kidding me?), I figured now is a good time as any to start.

I am a 36 year old single mother, living in the Scandahoovian Hinterlands. I can't imagine living anywhere else, no matter how I might whine about the weather in January or July for that matter. I have two wonderful monsters that live with me. I also lost my mind in late August and added two kittens to the mix.

I used to call my monsters little, but at some point over the summer Mr. Attitude shot up, so he's only about an inch shorter than I am! I'm pretty sure it was only yesterday that I left the hospital with him. Mr. A entered middle school this year, and seems to be doing okay...the consensus from his teachers is that he is a smart, respectful and friendly young man, who is more than a slight bit lazy.

My other monster is Bugaboo. It's getting to the point that he isn't appreciating that nickname. I try not to use it when we're out and about where others might hear it, but I've not quite gotten to that point yet. Bugaboo is just a slight bit shorter than his brother, and I'm sure will be hitting his own growth spurt here shortly. He entered fourth grade this year and for the first time has a teacher that his brother has already had. It's not a good thing, as Bugaboo is very sensitive to being compared to his brother. We also get told the same things about Bugaboo that we are told about Mr. A.

I'm hoping to make this a twice weekly blog at least. I need somewhere to record the goings on of this busy little family...it would be nice to have something to look back on years from now...Until later!