My name is Lindsay and this is just so I don't feel guilty for not keeping a written journal...

Friday, April 25, 2014

the recital

On Tuesday I put on a recital for my piano students.  I'm not sure why but I LOVE putting on recitals.  BWAH!!!!  From creating the cute programs to the after-party goodies...

thank you Ellen!!!!

IT'S SO FUN!  But I'll tell ya, my tummy was in knots during the performances.  I've got a smile pasted on my face but inside I'm screaming 'PLEASE play well!  PLEASE OH PLEASE don't be disappointed over mistakes but EXCITED over your achievement!!!!

...Did my teachers go thru this agony? 

Well, I am PLEASED to say they all played SO. STINKIN'. WELL.  They ALL left happy and smiling.  We ALL had a great evening. 

I think my next recital will have a catwalk and spotlights.  And Billy Crystal hosting.  And a rotating, white grand piano with sprinkles.  ...I may need to charge more.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

mamma z

10 days ago my mother-in-law died.  Today Suzi seemed to suddenly get it.  She cried softly and cuddled with Mike.  She talked about when she told Grandma all about her favorite Toy Story game and she asked where Jesus is, trying to get an idea of where Grandma is.

I could go on and on and ON about my wonderful Mamma Z but I don't really feel ...worthy?  adequate?  I don't know.  Whatever I write, I don't think it'll be enough.  If I had to pick just a few words to describe her I'd go with

kooky, kind and connected.

...I just look forward to seeing her again someday.

She needs to explain some of the odd things I found on her computer...

Love you Mamma Z. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Let's get the offensive part over with...

Brenda's current topic of choice-

Yes, yes.  My classy-mom parenting workshops begin in June.  Lesson 1: How to make toast for dinner.  Lesson 2: a little fabreze on your 5-yr old is just as good as a bath.  Lesson 3: Feminine products- a kids&crafts must-have...


You know how when you're griping about your kids you always end it with 'Good thing they're cute!'? 

...What about the people with ugly kids?

This little man hasn't let me sleep much lately but when he plays giggly peek-a-boo with me on our run I can't help but smile and think 'OK, I'll keep you another day.'

Do you ever daydream about not having any kids?  Oh no, me neither.  But if I were to daydream, hypothetically, I'd realize that I'd be a dull girl, leading a dull life.  After all, motherhood drives me to find humor for relief.  (alcohol is not an option and ice-cream shrinks my jeans)     

For example, how's this for therapy?


That's all. 

I'm off to clean up cat puke.


confuse; perplex; fluster


"Irish can bumfuzzle any team" – headline about the Notre Dame "Fighting Irish" football team, Chicago Tribune, October 27, 2002

About the Word:

Bumfuzzle may have begun as dumfound, which was then altered first into dumfoozle and then into bumfoozle. Dumfound (or dumbfound) remains a common word today, but bumfuzzle unfortunately is extremely rare.

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