Weekend Open Thread

Our 4th of July celebrations were curtailed because we had to get our kids to bed early last night. My poor sweet Maya had an awful bout of insomnia the night prior, so we pulled out all the stops– warm milk, a little reading, and some sleep meditations. Of course, our Great Insomnia Showdown had to coincide with all the really loud f*cking fireworks going off outside. SERENITY NOW.

The cutest part? She called it “amnesia.” My goofy baby doll.

Of course even though I didn’t have insomnia, I got next to no sleep right alongside her. It was truly painful watching her beat herself up and perpetuate the vicious cycle of trying (and failing) to go to sleep. She’s the kind of kid who has a hard time turning her brain off, so we’ll just have to experiment and see what works.

Did I mention she also sleepwalks on occasion? Good times.

What are you up to this weekend? Chat away!

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Wednesday Open Thread

So Target caved and put out a statement “respectfully requesting” that customers not bring firearms into their stores. Some groups are hailing this as a big win, while others are saying that the move has no teeth and Target should impose an outright ban, where legal. What do you think?

Also, this was a mighty disgusting display put on by some proud ‘Muricans out in Murrieta, Calif. yesterday. They turned out in ugly, xenophobic, illiterate droves to turn away busloads of immigrant children who were going to be processed at a Border Patrol facility there. All in all, this has been a depressing week.

Rage along, cheer me up, talk to me, ladies! What’s on your mind?

(and sorry for the late thread, Elisa is on vacation and I think there was some confusion as to who was supposed to cover for her.)

 

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Tuesday Open Thread

I’m angry, ladies. The Supreme Court has really fucking done it this time.

What next? I keep seeing memes and petitions on facebook that talk about fighting back. But in my head I guess I’m feeling like once the Supreme Court rules on it, there’s no going back.

Is there? Can we do anything to fix this ridiculous mess?

I’ve never stepped foot in a Hobby Lobby even though we have one near my house, because I knew about the pending case. But between that and Target being asshats about Open Carry (and kicking protesting moms with petitions off the premises at a San Antonio store) I’M RUNNING OUT OF PLACES TO SHOP. Get it together, America!

GAH. Feel free to vent along with me, or talk about whatever’s on your mind today!

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Thursday Open Thread

We’re back from North Carolina! It was such a great trip. The highlights: staying at BIL’s rad house, going to see Katy Perry live (DD’s first concert!) and meeting NC Mom for brunch. Total blast, from beginning to end.

Today we asked DD what her very favorite thing to do is. She gave it some thought and said: “Go on vacation.” As we were kids who didn’t get to go very many places, DH and I are so happy to be raising little travelers. While we had flown cross country before, this was their first nonstop flight and they did just great. While I will always miss the baby stage, I will say that this is kind of a golden time for our family. I am loving having a 4-year-old and a 9-year-old.

What are you thankful for on this Thursday? What else is on your mind? Chat away!

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Thursday Open Thread

We’re leaving on a jet plane to North Carolina today! Visiting BIL and SIL. And with some luck, I will meet up with our NC Mom. Yay!

As an aside… if you were a grown ass 38-year-old woman, what would you wear to a Katy Perry concert? The goal is to look nice and appropriate, not boring, and NOT like a Real Housewife of _Insert City Here_.

What’s on your mind today? Chat away!

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Thursday Open Thread

Today is DD’s last day of school. Third grade came and went, just like that. Sigh.

Do you have any big summer plans? We will be traveling to Raleigh next weekend; entertaining relatives who will visit from Connecticut in July; and hope to spend a weekend in Santa Cruz to close out the summer. Otherwise, lots of day camps for my endlessly energetic DD.

I also hope to read many books. I just finished The Fault In Our Stars and thought it was delightful and heartbreaking, all at once. Truly a book that will stay with me. Have you read the book/seen the movie? Do you want to? This young cancer survivor says it hits much too close to home.

What’s on your mind today? Chat away!

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