I’m A Worn Out Husk of a Reluctant Mother

I logged another night on Mac’s bedroom floor.  And while, it’s not exactly uncomfortable to  sit at the computer while I’m hunched over like Quasimodo, mentally, I’m just not functioning at even half capacity right now. . .I’ve tried three different drafts this morning – funny ideas – but I just can’t get it OUT right now.  So I’ll be back (hopefully later today) but until then, here’s some stuff you might like:

1.  Check out One Classy Motha’s Vacation Recap here.

2.  You MUST read Trashy Blog!  Read ANY post.  You’ll be snarfing your beverage everywhere!  My most recent fave is “Sweating It.”

3.  If you haven’t seen Vikki Claflin’s blog Laugh Lines yet, you are in for a huge treat.  She’s hilarious!  My favorite post: Good Morning, Mom.  Now For the Love of God, Put Some Clothes On.

4.  For you bird nerds, Rick has a funny story about “Closet Twitching” on his blog, RichardMax22.

5.  Looking for something thought-provoking?  See School of Smock’s post on why she hopes her son is sometimes bored.

6.  EASTER is fast approaching.  If you’re having trouble explaining the meaning of Easter to your little ones Danielle has you covered:  The Story of Easter.  It won’t disappoint.  Trust me!

7.  And of course, Jewish folks are observing Passover right now.  Jap Rap has that one covered. (I’m dying).

Other stuff you might have missed?

SCARY MOMMY featured (an edited version) of my post Reluctant Mother’s Performance review last week!  EEEEEEKKKKKK!!!  Very exciting!  If you’ve found your way here via Scary Mommy, thank you.  And I promise, I write new content almost every day.  Things have just been a little “off” the past few days.  Please come back!  🙂

WTF IS THIS?

Blue Jay somehow got stuck in a bird feeder.  WTF?  This photo was sourced from MD Birding Google Group.  If you know original source, let me know and I'll credit.

Blue Jay somehow got stuck in a bird feeder. WTF?
This photo was sourced from MD Birding Google Group. If you know original source, let me know and I’ll credit.

I’ll leave you with this:

I HELPZ YOUZ FEEL BETTER!

I HELPZ YOUZ FEEL BETTER!  STROKE MY VELVETY EARZ!

See you soon!  XOXO

Friday Funny: Thanks, Kid

I’ve mentioned before we try to use our iPhones wisely.  We try not to offer the phone to Mac routinely and most of the kid apps we have loaded on the phones are educational.

Although, we do have a couple apps that are more for fun.  Have you seen the apps from Toca Boca?  I would definitely encourage you to check them out.  They are interactive, imaginative and I love using them with Mac.  (I will warn you Toca Band can really get stuck in your head and gets obnoxious fast!)

Anyway, one of the apps is called Toca Tailor.  And you can “sew” clothing basically for digital paper dolls and play dress up with them with accessories and stuff.  AND you can take photos of your dressed dolls using either a background provided or the background as seen through your own phone’s camera.

Mac can dress up the dolls on his own.  But it wasn’t until I found these photos that I realized he was also able to use the photo option.

toca 2

toca 1

YES!  THE KID TOOK PHOTOS OF A TOCA DOLL WITH MY FLABBY, WHITE, PARTIALLY EXPOSED STOMACH AND THIGH AS BACKGROUND!

Mortifying!

He’s a laugh riot, this kid.

I have got to exercise more and get some damned sunless tanner!  

Meanwhile, I want to share with you a blogger that has been making me laugh out loud this past week with a couple of posts. . .So if you need something to make you smile today, you must check out these posts:

The Wrong Guy Died and Nose to Nose Meeting by Rick over at RichardMax22.  You won’t be disappointed!

Happy Weekend everyone!