Like Mother, Like Daughter?

I can’t believe that I’m going to say that things seem to have gotten more hectic since MaM has started back to school, but they sort of have. Not really anything stress inducing, but the boy and I have no problem filling our days.

Tonight we signed MaM up for Daisy Scouts. She was a little disappointed cookies weren’t involved in the Service unit meeting, because really, that’s all she knows of Girl Scouts. I can’t wait for her to learn more……..the songs, the field trips, the camping, the friendship, I get wistful just thinking about it. Maybe I haven’t mentioned it before, but  I in scouts from second grade on through til 12th grade. YES, 12th grade! I earned my Silver Award, but never did find a Gold Award project I could stick with long enough to finish it (it’s the equivalent of the Eagle in Boy Scouts, and even more elusive). I was a resident camp enthusiast, and became a camp counselor the minute I graduated from high school.

I don’t know if MaM will be as gung-ho about it as I was, but I do so hope she’ll enjoy it!

Savvy Source City Guide: Indianapolis

So this month of June, which has just flown by, has been a busy one here at Kahuna Manor. Besides transitioning from going to work to being on summer break, having Jr turn two, AND having MaM lose a tooth, I’ve been busy on the internet.

I SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED a NaPoBloMo, which is kind of amazing. And really, it wasn’t a big deal or very tedious, except for this past weekend when I posted really lame posts from my iPhone really late at night. Other than that? It was fun.

But here’s the new: I have a new internet gig over at  I am the new city editor for Indianapolis, and I’ve worked my fingers to the bone building content for the Indianapolis page to launch. In about two weeks, I’ve built all of the content currently on the page. I now know when and where storytimes, free movies and special events are happening around the city. It is very cool and very fun and I’m looking forward to featuring ALL of what Central Indiana has to offer!!

So….go check it out if you’re so inclined. And let me know if there’s something around Indy you love that I’ve omitted, or if there’s a special event coming up that I can add. I’ll be adding events weekly!

I Learned How to Be a Mom from the Best

Always listening to my crazy tales

If you haven’t seen it already, Grown In My Heart is hosting a Mother’s Day photo contest/carnival  this week. I’ve known about this project for almost two weeks, but here I am, getting my link in under the wire.

This project has been good for a few things, including bringing to my attention that I don’t have many photos of my mom on my computer. Also, I either need to steal my dad’s files that he’s been scanning for the past 5 years or start getting my printed photos on a portable hard drive somehow.

Anyway……this photo was taken almost seven years ago at my surprise 30th birthday party. I have . NO idea what I was telling her, but she, as she always is, was interested. Because she’s my mom and she’s awesome.

(an aside…that’s my grandma (dad’s mom) in the background, at the time she was not quite 90, now she’s a spry 96.5!!!)