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Motherly Musings…why is it

by Kay~Kacey on 11/2/2010

that silly holidays like Halloween make me miss my boys like crazy?

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I never even really liked Halloween when they were growing up. The drama and trauma of picking their costumes. Changing their minds. A Ninja. Batman. No, a Ninja. A ghost. No Batman. :mad2:  Staying up way too late, with too much sugar…but darn it all, they were SO excited about it!! Every year! Candy, costumes, trick or treating!

Our neighborhood gets only a tiny handful of trick or treaters now…not the mobs and mobs that roamed the neighborhood when my boys were growing up.

Sometimes, just sometimes, I’d like to turn back the clock and have a bit of a do over. (okay, maybe not their middle school/high school years…). This being a mom thing is strange. You have kids and they are your whole life. Their schedules are your schedules. Their pain is yours. Their triumphs are yours. (well, I guess I still feel that way about those last two.)

It seems they grow up in a blink of an eye. Where did it go? The falling asleep on your shoulder in the dead weight sleep of a child? The legos? The “guys” (Ninja Turtles). The silly cartoon movies. Packing lunches. Buying constant pairs of  jeans to replace the endless stream of ripped out knees. Sports. Endless rounds of practice and games in every variety of sports imaginable.

Yes, even the drama/trauma of choosing Halloween costumes. I miss it. There. I said it. While I love and adore this stage of life with grown up boys–such fun–there is a part of me that wishes for the quiet middle of the night feeding when all the world is silent. The small hand in yours when they skip along beside you. Their arms wrapped tight around your neck in a hug.

Sigh. Why is it that Halloween makes me miss my boys like crazy?

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Thoughts on Life

by Kay~Kacey on 6/27/2009

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The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.  ~James Matthew Barrie

Allow me to indulge in some of my baby boomer thoughts for a brief moment, okay?

In my twenties I thought I had my whole life plotted out. I’m a planner, what can I say? It sure hasn’t turned out like I expected. Not. At. All. But it’s a good life, I’m very thankful for that.

I have an amazing, caring husband and 5, count ’em, FIVE boys. Never thought I’d be the mother of five boys! I have The Love Nest to escape to. My photography, that I took up after college–but let drop after the boys were born–has taken me in new directions I’d never imagined. This blog has been become such a tremendous part of my life, along with all of you, my blogging friends.

Life doesn’t follow our carefully planned out course. Our kids throw us curves. Life will push us towards paths we had no idea were even there. Bad stuff happens. Good stuff happens. The book of life we thought we were writing turns into a whole different novel. I wonder where the next fifty years will take me?

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A New Theme-A New Direction

by Kay~Kacey on 1/8/2008

Welcome to my new theme. As you can see, I’ve headed in a new direction. Well, not really a new direction, my blog has naturally evolved into a Baby Boomer Blog, so I figured I’d run with the theme. Boomer Blogger, you heard it here first! Life after raising kids.

I’m finally at that stage of life when there is more time for me. ..without the guilt. Read my new About Page to see where I’m headed with this blog. I’ll be writing about cooking for two, travel, finding yourself after fifty. How to figure out what you really want out of life and going for it. Grown kids (if there is such a thing). Gray hair. Reading Glasses. Photography. Techie things that catch my eye. High Heels vs. Crocs. You name it, we’ll talk about it.

And for my many writer friends, yes, I’m still writing. Working on a single title. Hope you’ll continue to drop by and see what’s going on in my Boomer Blogger world.

edited to add: if you see anything broken with this theme, leave a comment saying what browser and Mac/or PC. Thanks!

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