Well this is completely annoying
August 29, 2006, 3:38 am
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Wide awake at 11:35 pm.  Is it a full moon or something?  My children are acting crazier than normal, I can’t sleep despite being exhausted from work…I am trying the “if you can’t sleep, get up and do something until you get tired” theory.  Not working so far.  But great news, I need to be up in 5 1/2 hours.  I am sure that the 3 hours that I laid in bed not sleeping counted as some sort of revitalization for my body, right?


Its the first day of school!
August 27, 2006, 10:55 pm
Filed under: The Kids

Well tomorrow is…and my kids are completly mental about it.  They had a week off between the end of camp and the beginning of school, and being the creatures of habit that they are, they are already out of the routine.  Avery is crying at the drop of a hat…she has decided that they will kick her out of school if she doesn’t want to take a nap, and she is certain that she is going to have a sore throat tomorrow, so maybe she shouldn’t go.  I need a “child whisperer” to somehow convince my kids that they have it so good right now…I know, I know, I am sure I was this way as well, and that my parents are laughing their asses of at me getting frustrated, but come on!  I would LOVE my choices to be graham crackers or fruit, painting or coloring…I know…if wishes were horses…

the kids behaving…
August 27, 2006, 6:00 pm
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My super cool brother has a blog too…
August 27, 2006, 5:27 pm
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He talks about things other than breast cancer and my kids…check it out!  🙂

Went to a concert last night
August 27, 2006, 5:23 pm
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It was supposed to be John Mayer (yummy) and Sheryl Crow (yummy in her own right, I guess)…but alas, John was sick and couldn’t perfom.  I am still convinced that Dan somehow got a hold of him to warn him that I might try to stow away on the tour bus…anyway, Sheryl Crow kicked ass.  She is beautiful, funny and can rock out.  I have decided that I am going to be her when I grow up.  The opening guy (who I actually felt bad for because we were all pissy that John cancelled-notice that I call him John as if I know him) was Mat Kearney.  He sang 10 songs or so, 7 of which sounded exactly the same, and the other 3 were okay.  I liked him more the more alcohol I drank.  🙂  Sheryl sang all the fan faves, and closed with (get this) Rock and Roll (originally by Led Zeppelin)…takes some balls to cover that I think, and she’s got ’em.  Plus she does some cool breast cancer stuff, being a survivor and all.  I was only a little hung over today….

Rays of Hope Walk
August 13, 2006, 1:17 pm
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No rest for the weary (or the wicked…).  Nancy and I are starting a team to walk in the Rays of Hope Walk on October 29th to benefit the Baystate Health Center Comprehensive Breast Center.  Each team member needs to raise at least $100, but you get a super fancy t-shirt with our team name on it.  Team name, team name…we need one!  And we are having a contest to pick one.  There will be a cool prize (we haven’t determined it yet) for the creator of the name…

Contact me at or Nancy at if you would like to enter the contest, or join the team (or in all reality, just give us cash) 

This woman is awesome!!
August 13, 2006, 1:07 pm
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The day after I got home from the walk, I had a massage appointment with Patty Gill.  She has just started her practice in East Longmeadow and she is working out of Performance Rehab on Denslow Road.  NOW…if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing spa massage…this isn’t it. However, if you are in pain (as I was) and need your muscles and joints worked over, she’s your girl.  I have only gone to her once, so perhaps she alters her style for what you are looking for…anyway to set up an appointment call  413/526-9924.