☠️ Inktober

So I have not been posting like I should. I started a new job and between it and the kiddos I have just not been making the effort I should. I have even programmed an alarm to go off weekly for a blog post and yet here I am for the first time in months and months. So I’m going to show off my very crappy to mediocre artwork as I try to participate in Inktober where you are encouraged to draw daily. I am still making my polymer clay jewelry as well in the evenings when I have time so I will try my best to stick to this.

We have also traveled recently and both Little Bit and Lilo were so well behaved. I’m feeling very Disney homesick atm so when the first prompt was poison my mind went straight to the bottle of “poison” which was actually extract of llama. lol.

Told you I was not talented but there you have it. I was not being modest lol.

I’ll write about our little four day trip soon. I hope. Maybe.


My Kid Says the Darndest Things 2015 Round 1

Lil Bit offered another round of musings this week so far.

LB: Mommy, Daddy needs to get a shower, he is stinky from working at gym.
Me: He sure does, doesn’t he.
LB: Mommy, Daddy needs to wash his butt and his peanuts too.
Me: Umm, yes, did you say peanuts?
LB: Daddy has peanuts cause he is a boy. Me and you we are girls, we have ‘ginas.
Me (struggling to keep a straight face): Umm, yes baby yes, that’s exactly right…

Let her keep calling them peanuts, completely fine with me. Anyway, that’s what I get for being in the medical profession and trying to explain things in anatomical terms….
Tonight while washing dishes

Me: Yes baby girl?
LB: I was borned in your tummy!
Me: That’s right baby you were born from my tummy.
LB: And, and you was borned in GiGi’s tummy!
Me: That’s right! I sure was.
LB: You were old when you were born mommy.
Me: Umm… (muttering) That’s what your Gigi and your Nana says anyway.
LB: When I was big like you and you were little like me I changed your diapers.
Me: ???Ummm, no I don’t think so baby girl.
LB (completely ignoring me and with certainty): Yup, I did.

Ok then.

A Real Oww

It always seems to be that whenever I begin a workout regimen, I always end up sick or injured? Well as fate would have it (she’s a bit bitchy sometimes isn’t she?) I met the Moose and Lil Bit at my sister-in-laws birthday party after work. I was tired and Lil Bit was too, but we stayed and played a few games, snacked a little and Lil Bit rearranged her PopPop’s movie collection once or twice before heading home. Well little did I know that while walking out the door towards my car, the two traitors know as my feet would decide to have a clumsy moment….down went the Empress and the Lil Bit.

Now Momma took the brunt of the fall as Mother Nature would have it, mommas are instilled with the instinct to protect our young. Somehow I had managed to wrangle my body around so that I fell on my right knee and arm instead of face first which would have been bad for Lil Bit as well. In the probably tenth of a second (felt like 10 minutes) it took to fall, I managed to semi-outstretch my right arm and now my shoulder, elbow and wrist are killing me. I get to go have an MRI of my shoulder….goodie (if you are someone who hasn’t had one before you get to be very still for 45 mins while a machine that could rip medal off of you clunk-clunks).

So wish me luck interwebz and tell me….what is the clumsiest or as I like to call it body-betrayal moment you have had?


My first Pinterest fail….

This was supposed to be something entitled “spiced sweet potato and goat cheese egg skillet” instead resembles goat vomit. Despite its paltry appearance, it tastes magnificent. The original recipe from Naturally Ella.


I also used coriander in place of turmeric which I also think helped, again despite appearances. Lil Bit agrees.