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Sheila
Boulder, CO
Overworked, overwhelmed, overjoyed SAHM of 4 kids.
Interests: music, mothering, movies, books, graphic design, scrapbooking
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The Flatirons above University of Colorado Boulder I know, I know, it's been a long, long, long, long-long time since I have updated by blog. I have one excuse for that: college. With 4 kids under my roof and nearly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at happily random
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Well, apparently I sailed right through the entire spring without making a single blog post. I'd like to say that I was off doing amazing, adventurous, epic things. Just imagine that was indeed what I was doing. You know how... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2013 at happily random
I have high hopes for this year: new home, new jobs, new schools, new friends. The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades. At least that's what I'm hoping. 2012 was one of the hardest years of my life with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2013 at happily random
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I always said the only way that I would be a runner is if someone was chasing me. Even then, I'm not sure that I wouldn't just rather have them catch me than actually run. But this year something changed.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2012 at happily random
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The four most dreaded words a mother can hear from her child: Mommy, my tummy hurts. I woke up to those exact words from my 8-year-old son last night. On the positive side, I was able to get him set... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at happily random
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Yeh, yeh, I know. I'm an inconsistent blogger. So live with it. Trying to do better, get it into my routine, see if I can truly make a go at writing down my thoughts. Cookie day today. I don't really... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at happily random
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Now that we no longer live in the boonies where no one but us could see if we decorated for the holidays or not, my kids have become very gung-ho about making sure that our house is all decked out.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2012 at happily random
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"Mom, can I get my ear pierced?" That's a question every parent hears one time or another... from her daughters. I was getting it from my 10-year-old and 8-year-old sons. "Let's think on that for a bit and make sure... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at happily random
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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2012 at happily random
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I have always thought that running was something you did only when a zombie or axe murderer was chasing you. Even then, getting caught might be better than the actual running, at least in my mind. The only time in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2012 at happily random
It's been awhile since I have put fingers to keyboard with the purpose of writing in my blog. This was not because I didn't have anything to say; on the contrary, I have felt like I have had too much... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2012 at happily random
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I would most certainly call myself an artist. I get a lot of fulfillment out of creating, whether it’s music, graphic design, scrapbooking, decorating my house… you name it. But what a gal to do when the inspiration isn’t there?... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2012 at happily random
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I have 4 kids. They make lots of messes. I think the amount of messes grow exponentially with the number of children you have. That said, I am always looking for ways to simplify the clean-up process. I am even... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2012 at happily random
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Week Two for me on the South Beach Diet was not nearly as dramatic as Week One. The last several days my weight stayed firmly at the same place, despite my very strict adherence to the plan. I must admit... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2012 at happily random
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My youngest daughter is "Student of the Week" in her kindergarten class. It's a lot of fun for her, but it just means work for me. Each day I have to provide the morning snack for the 20 kids in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2012 at happily random
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Four pregnancies in five years is what did it. I never made it back to my pre-pregnancy weights before getting pregnant again, which means my weight kept creeping steadily upward. I have tried Weight Watchers in the past, and while... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2012 at happily random
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It's been over three years now since I first read The Hunger Games, and it still remains one of my favorite books. With the movie release this past weekend, I'm sure that many more will be reading this book for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2012 at happily random
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I started getting my nails done about two years ago. It was then that it hit me that I was never going to have long lovely nails without some kind of professional help. After seeing samples of what they could... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2012 at happily random
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My very adorable 6-year-old daughter (who knows she's adorable and completely uses it to her advantage every chance she gets) came to me sobbing yesterday evening. "What's a matter, Sam?" I asked, folding her into my arms. With tears literally... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2012 at happily random
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If you're looking for a book that's a fun -- if not a bit nutty -- easy read, and Diary of a Mad, Fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee is just one of those books. Centered around Graciella "Ace" Jones in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at happily random
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In a day and age where there are dozens of ways to communicate with each other, why does is seem that our communication skills have diminished over the last hundred years? There was a time where you didn't visit others... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2012 at happily random
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I have many friends who live here in North Idaho who are not a fan of the cold. Since we moved here from ever-sunny Southern California I have been questioned as to why in the world we would leave the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2012 at happily random
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at happily random
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It's inevitable: if one kid comes down with the stomach flu, eventually it makes the rounds to everyone in the family. Implements of Wellness: Lysol, lemon-lime soda & a big kitchen pot... just in case. This round started with Tyler... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at happily random
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Customer Service: two words that keep me shopping at the same stores over and over and over again. Fred Meyer, Nordstrom, CostCo are a few companies that I return to again and again because I know that not only do... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2012 at happily random