A muddy mess

It’s been two weeks since we prepped the driveway. Today was the day they were supposed to put in the new driveway. I have been looking forward to this day for two weeks. They had to postpone it because it’s raining. It may be raining tomorrow too. All of my joy is currently gone! Not really, but I do like a flair for the dramatic. The old driveway is slowly devolving into a complete muddy mess. I have to wear my mud boots to the car and physically carry each individual child (except the 15 year old, although I think she would really appreciate it if I did!) in the morning and the evening when I get home. Today I left the house without extra shoes but refuse to wear my mud boots in building because it’s just plain rude to track mud everywhere you go. So this is how I look at my son’s speech therapy appointment. I feel so stylish, and yes those are my work heels, and vampire socks. I also currently hate my driveway.

Podcast of the month: Ologies

Recently some very good friends introduced me to the world of podcasts. I have been putting off listening to them because I didn’t think I had time for them, and didn’t think I would really enjoy them. This concept now seems very silly because I have always enjoyed a good talk radio show. After enjoying these shows for several months I decided to share my love of these podcasts with you. If you listen and decide you love them too please leave them a positive review and mention where you heard about them (especially with this month’s because I know she reads her reviews and it would be so cool if she read my blog).

This months podcast is:


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The premise of the show is that the host, Alie Ward, interviews different scientist about their field. it is really informative, Alie Ward is hilarious, and its so refreshing to hear scientists get really excited talking about what they love to do. It’s also really neat learning about all the different sciences that are out there. Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in what you are doing in your own field and forget that there are other people in their own fields equally as excited about their studies. Also, it’s really cute to see nerds get super excited about things they love.

My favorite episode, so far, is, man this is a tough one, probably a tie between the Paleontology and Phonology episodes, but really they are all very good. She is a wonderful host and does a fabulous job with this podcast.

Also, this one’s for you Alie, Boy Howdy is it good!

Whew it’s been a while!

As many of you know it’s been a long hard year. C had some heart trouble that led to us losing almost a months worth of income which was incredibly difficult. I ended up working a lot more than thought would and I went through some personal issues tht kept me off of here. BUT I’M BACK, and I have so much to share with you!!! I also have some great new blog topics coming as well, so stay tuned!! After months of searching for someone to work on our driveway we FINALLY had someone not only say they were coming out, but actually did, and give us a quote THAT DAY, and (catch this), call us with a date they can start. I’m still skeptical, but I think this may actually happen. However, they weren’t going to be able to fill in the gigantic hole between the house and the septic that was never filled in.

During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend we rented a backhoe and, after over a year, finally filled in the giant hole. This also means we no longer have a rickety bridge to walk across to get into the house. We also filled in some around the back of the house to improve the drainage. We will have to finish that later this summer when we rent something smaller and it dries up more. We also started working in the new driveway (which is what they are putting in). It will cut about 50 feet off the driveway and won’t be as steep).