Archive for the birding Tag

Taking the Kids to See A Pair of Brown Boobies. . .

I can’t believe people still check my blog daily! THANK YOU!!!!  THANK YOU!! Anyway, we’re plugging along and Mac’s in preK 4 a couple of hours several days a week and Teddy attends a 2-year-old program once a week.  He’s like the damned mayor of that place. . .all “Hey, Ms. Cetta.”  It’s disgustingly adorable.  (Her name is Concetta but
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Parenting Fail? Teeing Up A Shitty September. . .And October. . .And FOREVER!?

BLERGH!! My head is spinning. . .and it’s not lack of sleep and copious booze (this time). Positively spinning. . . I feel like I just got a gigantic bucket of obligatory preschool activity shit dumped on me. And what have I done? sign up.  STROKE CHECK.  sign up.  STROKE CHECK.  sign up.  STROKE CHECK. erhmahgawd we’ll be broke in
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Friday Funny: The Greatest Gift Of All

My Mother-in-Law is a very kind woman.  And considerate. Me? I’m mostly a jerk. So you can imagine how she must feel about anything she does for me. Conflicted?  Mildly beat up?  Angry? Anyway, I love her and despite my insanity and jerk disposition, I do appreciate all that she does for our family. So I had a birthday a
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The BREAST err BEST Father’s Day EV-AH!

So Saturday, we decided we’d take the boys to North Point State Park for one of our most favorite hikes. There are snakes. . . But the trail is worth it. In a short, easy walk on the Black Marsh Trail, you can experience shaded woods, a large marsh environment, an abandoned building, AND a beach.  And if you’re standing
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Just Another Walk in the Park (Reluctant Mother Style)

We all know I adore Patterson Park.  I like to think of it as my gigantic backyard.  A backyard I never have to mow, weed, or otherwise maintain.  The playground is nice.  The birding is very respectable, especially for an urban environment.  During workday hours, the place feels nearly empty. . .but over the last 21 months of nearly daily
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Will The REAL Wubby Please Stand Up?

Yet again I did something I THOUGHT was kinda’ clever at the time I was doing it.  That should probably be written on my tombstone as certainly this sort of thinking will be the death of me. Anyway, when we were expecting Mac, I picked up several big packs of those Microfiber car detailing cloths in the automotive section of
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If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit, You Must Return It. . .

A few weeks ago, it became apparent Mac was in need of a new pair of shoes.  Now, we hadn’t reached the critical point of having to fold his toes under his foot to get his current pair of shoes on, but we were getting close. These sorts of purchases stress me out.  I know my Husband wants the most
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Shut Up Already! Sunday: Fort Smallwood Park

My hope for him is that he loves water as much as I love water. My prayer for him is that no matter what he decides to love, it brings him much joy and peace. Fort Smallwood Park, Pasadena, Maryland.  12 Nov 12. Mac got his first look at a juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker on this visit. . .

It’s Gross Humor. . .At My Own Expense. . .With Bonus Drunk Pics!

Ok.  So what follows is a little gross and veers a little into TMI territory. . .consider yourselves warned. . . Last Wednesday and Thursday nights we stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Maryland.  It’s a really nice waterfront resort (We know it’s a resort because they charge resort fees – whatever the eff they are for?) and they
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Another Retail Adventure. . .

Seems the weather has gotten a little chilly in these parts and it’s making me a little uneasy.  The last thing I need is to be stuck in this house with the kid for days on end. His newest favorite activity involves hurling everything down the stairs.  I can not adeptly describe how annoying I find this.  For my mental
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