January 31, 2013
- Cathy's Corner: Game On
- Macaroni Goodies: January- February Specials
- Music Together
- Learning Corner: For Your Little Valentine
- Subscriber Special: Sesame Street Live
- Macaroni Menu: Game Day Munchies
- Sneakin' In Science: Making Learning Fun!
- Subscriber Special: Looking to Clean Greener?
- Winter Break Guide: Don't be stuck inside!
- Healing Our Hearts
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- Macaroni Pet of the Week: Tessa
- Nursery School Guide
- Planning Your Valentine’s Day?
Bless This Mess!
“Nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” – William Shakespeare
What is it about boys that makes them want to toss around balls everywhere? I've had all shapes and sizes of footballs thrown in every corner of our house, as well as golfballs wacked into windows, soccer balls kicked into bushes, and tennis balls, baseballs, and a puck pitched onto our gutters and roof. That doesn't even include the lost balls that have mysteriously landed in our neighbors' yards, under cars, in my face, across the street, and in the ceiling at the school gym (don't ask).
That said, the guys in my house are ready for some football. There will be a lot of yelling as usual, and eating of spicy chicken wings and other weird food. It's all good, but what a mess. And don't even get me started with the snow-slushy gunk that finds its way into everything including the drapery. So I will break down and clean it up, and the mess will start all over again. (Sort of like the movie Groundhog Day where Bill Murray re-lives the same day over and over again.) I guess that's the life with boys. As much as I try to control and prevent every stain, broken bone and gooey mess, I fight a losing battle daily. Boys might be the universe's sneaky way of reminding me to let go, live in the moment, appreciate what I have, and accept that life is not supposed to be perfect...Game on!
If you're NOT ready for some football, get some cuteness instead!
If the thought of watching the Super Bowl holds no appeal for you, turn the channel to Animal Planet on the big day. The Puppy Bowl features darling puppies from shelters across the U.S. “playing” football. With a kitty half-time show, the two hour special offers some serious cuteness for the non-football fan. The special loops from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. so even if you are watching the true game, you can still tune in to Puppy Bowl. Just be prepared for the kids to beg to adopt a pup for weeks afterward!
Please tell me what you're doing to stay sane this season (I'll be vacuuming repeatedly, thank you). Email me at [email protected] or leave a comment below. Thank you for all your wonderful comments and resolutions. Please keep them coming and remember to check out my facebook page for more updates, deals and ideas.
Coming at you this week...Calendar: ChowdaFest, Groundhog Day at Earthplace,
Healing Our Hearts: Charlotte Bacon Kindness Awards
Valentines Specials: Photo portraits, Cute Gifts and More
Macaroni Menu: Sweet and Spicy Wings
Subscriber Special: Win a Green Cleaning Kit!
Learning Corner: Great Learning Apps
Sneaking In Science: Fun science projects delivered to your door!
Giveaways: Tickets to Sesame Street Live, Free Meal for Straight A's!
Pet of the Week: Tessa
On Site Guides: February Break Guide, Nursery School Guide...ongoing updates and open houses including CT Friends School in Wilton on Friday Feb 1.
Next Week: Sensible Saving, Expert Health Advice, Valentine's Specials!
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