Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Holy expletive!

Not that anyone ever read this much... but no later than July 1, I'm going to be back and writing regularly. I'm even going to have more of a game plan than ever before. You have been warned.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

What I want this blog to be...

I have been thinking, stressing and praying about what I want this blog to be about, and in turn, what I want Mippy Manor to be about. There's just so much I have to write about that I was reaching a point of utter confusion and writer's block trying to narrow it down. Then, I started the other blog, and things started to make a bit more sense in my mind. 

So, from here on in, this is the place where I'll write about the day to day life here as a stay at home mom to the Mippies, commonly referred to as Ryli and Landry. I still really want to give homeschooling a try, but getting them into a routine comes first. Just parenting, cloth diapering, and things of that sort. How things get done working around my disability from the stroke and my bipolar will be discussed in both blogs, I'm sure. 

Mippy Manor will get the full on Mama's Mission, where as Mippy Mommy will just take a condensed Mippy-related version. I hope that I get the opportunity to do reviews on both. So, here's to a better, more thought out solution to split the blogs and tie them together. 

Until Monday...


Friday, March 1, 2013

March's Mama's Mission of the Month

  • Continue to take meds and chart moods (Mood Tracker)
  • Find a primary care doctor and a dentist then make and keep appointments
  • Continue to old school journal

  • Get us into a rough routine
  • Have a date night

  • New routine (posted on the blog on Tuesday) starting in earnest Monday, March 4
  • Fix problem with insurance and make check up appointments
  • Start chore chart for Ryli on Monday, March 4

  • Start “Play” school
  • Keep chugging away at Mary Pride’s Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling
  • ABCmouse.com and iPod time for Ryli

  • Meal plan and stick to it
  • Do a budget with Ryan and STICK TO IT!
  • Spring Cleaning

  • Diaper Group on 3/8
  • Call Grandma
  • Go to a Meet-up!!!

  • Blog a minimum of Monday-Friday on both blogs!
  • Come up with a plan for the blogs


Mission of the Month

Monday, February 18, 2013

Waking the Spawn

Normally, spawn is NOT a term that I would choose to use with Ryli and Landry, but when it came to waking them up this morning, it really was the only term that seemed to fit. They were evil, much like I used to be, but I had an excuse: I was a teenager then! It took roughly two hours to get them up. I'd try for about five minutes, give up, and do more housework, then go back again.

Dirty looks abounded. Ryli had some cute lines such as "I up!" and "No, you go sleep!" which made me giggle. They were both making blind jabs and kicks in my general direction. Landry, who'd feasted on beans for a bedtime snack with Daddy stuck his little cloth clad booty in the air an let one rip. Once in awhile, I'd see a flash of brown eye, usually during one of those evil looks.

Good news is I got a lot more done with them asleep than I would have if they were awake. Bad news is I have to keep them up as late as I can, totally napless, or I will easily reach the 20-hour day mark, being that I got up at 5:00 this morning. Yeah... this is going to be fun.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday #1

Chapter One: Being a Mom

"Being a mom means thinking that you're the luckiest person in the world."

Oh my goodness... yes! To make and carry and nurture something from microscopic to as yet undetermined heights is a miracle in and of itself. It should be considered a very common, very natural superpower. Just saying. Even on the most trying of days, where the kids either don't behave, puke, pee, or poop on me, or something totally non-kid related has me down, all I need to do is think about my kids and I just feel lucky. It's a title that once granted can never be revoked. To be the kisser off boo-boos; the referee; confidant; comforter; enforcer; the list just goes on and on.

My luck in a lot of things is pretty mediocre, but in motherhood, I am the luckiest person in the world. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Friday's "Thing"

Well, one thing I've decided on is my Friday "thing"... I'll be going through the book 1001 Things It Means to Be a Mom (The Good, The Bad, and The Smelly) by Harry H. Harrison Jr. and writing my take on the thing.  With 1,001 things, I should be busy for quite awhile. Some weeks, if there's not a lot about the entry that intrigues me, I reserve the right to do more than one. I'm going to start that this Friday, so stay tuned.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Boo-boo all better

As adults, we're all familiar with the phenomenon of somehow injuring ourselves, but not noticing it until we find the cut, scratch, bruise, or whatever. I've been known to occasionally torture myself trying to figure out just how I inflicted the wound. More often than not, I never can quite remember.

A few minutes ago, Ryli came out to the living room nearly crying saying "Boo-boo... I have a boo-boo". She presented Ryan and I with her pinkie finger, with a little scabbed over scratch up the outside. We both gave the requisite kisses, but it still had her totally bent out of shape.I offered her a band-aid, and she nodded.

I went to the bathroom and got a plain old band-aid. I carefully applied it to her tiny little finger which she held amazingly still for.I bent and kissed it. In return, she hugged my legs and gazed up, saying "Mommy, thank you. Boo-boo all better!" She ran to Ryan and said "Daddy, my boo-boo all better".