• happy holidays,  motherhood,  my view,  teens,  twins

    Float on, float on… Happy 19th Dear Twins

    Happy 19th Birthday Dear Twins!


    Now of course a big part of me wants to just spend today reminiscing and listening to Adele over and over, but  I won’t. Well, maybe just a few melancholy sniffles if you please.

    But then I will stop and smell the roses of the past 19 years…

    And tell you to eat all the cake both of your heart’s desire…

    And really enjoy this…

    And most of all… Don’t rush things…

    Slow down and make this a wonderful year full of family, love, laughter and joy,

    because what I do know is that time is going so fast that right now it does feel like you both are….

    Love you forever,


    Images thanks to We Heart It all except the last. That would be mine.

  • motherhood,  my view,  teens,  twins

    Ouch, Eek and Moving Along…

    So this is it. The last week at home and final crunch time for the Dear Twins before heading off to college. With so much to do this week I’m going to take a little blog break so I can concentrate on my lists and check them twice and then once more for good measure.  Of course true to form I started things off right this morning by reaching for the coffee and dropping a can of ginger ale on my foot. Let’s hope it’s not a sign of the week ahead.

    But moving on…I’m thinking by the time I’m back here I’ll be all cried out from my double goodbyes but hopefully ready to face Life Part 3. At least Jack will still be here to keep me on my toes.


    Have a good one!



    image from here

  • motherhood,  my view,  teens,  twins

    They made it and I lost it…

    Though we had thunderstorm and tornado warnings and had to all pile into the very hot gymnasium, nothing could stop the overflowing of love and joy that radiated throughout the room. It bounced off the walls and flowed through the bleachers as the graduates took their first steps and joined the cheering crowd of friends and family.

    I was waiting with about as much eager anticipation as a tween at a Justin Beiber concert and I thought my heart would burst with the first glimpse of my DD and then right behind her my DS! I could not be happier. I looked over my mother and the tears were flowing into the ugly cry. Uh-oh don’t look that way. Stay forward or you’ll lose it.  The DH and I waved and cheered and whooped and hollered. No one held on to a bit of class as we celebrated this truly great milestone.

    And you’ll all be glad to know that I made it through the whole service with dry eyes that is until the very end when the dear twins were dismissed. No longer children in school any more, but they walked back to me now graduates. That’s when I wrapped my arms around each of them said thank you, and lost it.





  • motherhood,  my view,  teens,  twins

    It was Prom people… PROM!

    And this neurotic mother made it to morning to blog with you. Yep, it wasn’t easy letting go. Prom not too hard, though saying goodbye to the Dear Twins here and then later with their dates left a lump in my throat.

    It was the letting go for the after prom go to the city to hang out all night and then see the sun rise that gave this mom and dad heart palpitations.  But it was too funny seeing the girls getting off the party bus with their shoes in their hands, my dd included. Yeah I know that ouch feeling oh so well.

    That said we all made it through and all is well but the house is tired on a Wednesday morning. Sorry kids but you still have to get to your intern jobs today. Time to get up. *insert evil laugh here* welcome to adulthood.

    Hope you all are more awake than we are.  Have a great day!



  • Migraines,  motherhood,  my view,  teens,  twins

    Somebody Jolt Me

    Good Monday Everyone! See I’m trying to be enthusiastic though I’ve woken with a killer migraine that plagued me all weekend. See I need to keep my energy and enthusiasm high this week because it’s a Super Social Week for the Dear Twins with….wait for it….

    PROM tomorrow!!! Bells, Whistles and Whee!  For all you moms out there if you think getting together prom for  1 is hard imagine prom for 2 and one is a bit of a Diva. Yes, teeth whitening was suggested. And, No, I didn’t instantly push her from the moving car but just told her she has lost it and kept on driving.

    That’s what I plan on doing this week, keep on driving as the Prom is Tuesday, Sports dinner Wednesday and a Senior Cruise on Thursday. Yes I’m exhausted just thinking of it.

    But it all leads up to the end of June Graduation where I will no doubt act like a well deserved fool.  Prepare to be embarrassed twins…




    Please come back toward the end of the week because this coming Saturday is my birthday and though I have not put my head around the what, we should celebrate that too right?

    image from here

  • motherhood,  my view,  teens,  twins,  videos

    It’s Friday the 13th and I’ll smile Anyway

    It’s Friday… And it’s a bittersweet one. Colleges have been chosen, two separate ones, a few hours away and today is the last day of High School Classes for my Dear Twins.  I have to admit, I kind of want to cry. Of course I knew this day was coming but in September it seemed still pretty far off. Boy was I wrong. I should have known, Time runs like a freight train out of control and picking up speed.

    The twins will do volunteer work for the next month before graduation in June.  I’m sure the Summer will go by quicker than I want and before long I’ll be hugging both and in a fit of tears as I say goodbye at college. But, in the meantime I’ll sing this silly song and just pretend it’s another normal Friday.



  • family,  motherhood,  music,  my view,  teens,  twins,  writing,  writing life

    The Waiting…

    Lately, in my house with college apps having been out for a while for the dear twins and us having gotten some good and not good news from different places we are all going a bit nutty around here. We’re still waiting to hear from some top choices for both kids. Still stressed over how it will all play out come September and I won’t get into the stress the DH and I feel over how it will work out financially. I’m just living on it will.

    To top it off I have a book out on submission that has been out forever but that’s just how it goes in publishing. No news is no news or just a no and you have to move on. But I still can’t help constantly checking my emails. See I’m not one to compartmentalize and put things in the back of my mind. Everything stays right of front talking up too much space.

    All that said I woke up with morning and this song popped into my head. Good for a writer and a high school senior. Enjoy.



  • jack,  life,  motherhood,  my view,  twins

    Skool Dayz

    What’s Jack up to? I suspect that Jack is just as tired as I am after this non-break  Spring Break. I mean his life is pretty much one long Spring Break and Spring Break for him is just like mine. Busy time with the dear teen twins.


    On this break though we were all quite busy indeed. As I write this post on Sunday night, I’m exhausted and happily full off of Nana’s delicious Easter dinner. But part of the exhaustion came from the week with the Dear Twins. We did the first of our, I’m sure many to come, college tours going up to Ithaca New York.

    Now that they are juniors in high school it’s time to seriously think of these things.


    Yes, the days I’ve dreaded coming for years are finally here. Preparing twins for college. All I can say is, Lord, it’s all on you… in so many ways.


    But now it’s Monday and back to the grind of school and writing (I hope plenty of writing. Twins, college. Hello.) and day to day life run around. I’ve got plenty to do and even more on my mind as I’m sure many of you do too.

     Here’s wishing you a wonderful and productive week.

    All the best,


  • jack,  life,  my view,  stress,  teens

    Driving Miss Daisy

    What’s Jack up to? Jack is feeling a little neglected in his new blog home. Sorry but it’s been unavoidable this week. Why? 

    Because I’ve been Driving Miss Daisy aka the DD. 

    And yes, there’s way more drama in my car with the 16 year old this week than there was on the big screen. If only I could put on the, ” yes’m Miss Daisy I’ll be gettin right on it” persona that Morgan Freeman did I’d be fine but , no, that ain’t happening. Just not my personality.

    It’s dance benefit week for the DD and tensions are HIGH but at least the show goes on. The DD is working hard and dances so beautifully. I worked the door last night helping out with some other moms for the community performance seating some of the special needs attendees and I was happy to get a sneak show peek. Breathtaking. Yeah, I teared up. More on that later.

    I’m so sorry to be kinda MIA in the comments world. Thanks so much to Jax for pitching in  with the Avatar /Gravatar question for me while I was hanging in the ‘Car O Drama’.

    Wish us luck through 2 more nights of performances.