Tuesday, February 24, 2009


                                                                                                Obviously and old picture, but one of my favorites!!!!

I stole Amanda's idea, and decided to interview my kids. It was fun to ask them the questions and to hear the different responses that they gave me.

1. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Chloe: A scientist and a vet and a mom.
Janey: A mom and a teacher.
Nolan: Spiderman or Ironman.

2. What is your favorite animal?
Chloe: Panda and dolphin.,
Janey: Puppies and Cats.
Nolan: Spiders

3.  What is your favorite thing to do?
Chloe: Spend time with my family and read.
Janey: Play with my friends.
Nolan: Work.

4.  What is your favorite song?
Chloe: My Savior, My god and So What(nice combo, huh!)
Janey: I 've got to move on and Hot N Cold.
Nolan: Thnks Fr th Mmrs and Back in Black

5.Favorite movie?
Chloe: All High School Musicals
Janey: Spectacular
Nolan: Spiderman and Ironman

6. Favorite color?
Chloe: blue
Janey: all the colors of the rainbow
Nolan: Black

7. Favorite food?
Chloe: Pizza and popcorn
Janey: chicken
Nolan: chicken
 First of all, the girls are indecisive and can't pick one of anything. And well, Nolan his answers pretty much describe where we are now!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Day 3

I am on day 3 of single parenting, and it isn't fun.  I don't sleep at all when Tom is gone and I am dealing with the kids being sad over his absence. It really is quite ridiculous since he will be back Friday evening.  I guess the kiddos really love their dad. Can't say I blame 'em!!  

I am really wanting to get back into blogging with some regularity, but to be honest, I find it hard to know what to type over here.  I feel that words are a lost cause for me right now.  It must have something to do with the vitamin D that I am lacking from not seeing the sun and also to blame is the white crap on the ground that won't melt and is returning today in a supposed Winter Storm! Oh joy. 

So until I find some words to say over here, I leave you with some much needed updated pictures of the kids:

edited to add.......blogger wouldn't let me post images. I will try later.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

where I have been....... Oh

Well, well. Many things have happened in the Carson home since September. I did attend school Autumn quarter, and I got a 4.0 and was put on the Dean's List. Wowza!! I NEVER could say that when I attended Ohio State the first time. But unfortunately, I am no longer a student. I wasn't happy with Nolan's preschool and I really wanted him to attend the preschool that Janey did. In order to do that I couldn't do traditional classes. After talking to a neighbor friend, I started the process to take my GEC classes through Columbus State's Distance Learning, making it so I wouldn't be leaving the home for class and Nolan would be at the preschool we wanted. After speaking to my financial aid advisor, I learned that I was not eligible for any grants since I graduated from Columbus State in 1997. So therefore I am not taking any classes and I am happy with that. I did some soul searching during Christmas break, and I am supposed to be a wife and a mother. As much as society makes me feel that being a wife and mother isn't enough;I am happy, my kids are happy and Tom is happy. We are fortunate that we don't need an income from me, and probably won't until the kids are much older(their college expense will need to be paid!!) and me staying home is what works for our family. So even though I did well in school and impressed even myself, it was the beginning and end for me with school.
Christmas was great and we had a wonderful time with each other and our families. The kids are great. Nolan just had a birthday on Sunday and turned 4! I can't believe it. Time just flies by. We are entering a whole different type of parenting with the kids being 8,6 and 4. And as much as I love babies and the way they smell and feel in my arms, I am really enjoying mothering older children. They make me proud and happy. I am so blessed.
In other news, Tom received a promotion at work and is actually headed to D.C next week for a class. So I will be doing it on my own for week. So not looking forward to that!! I will need to eat my Wheaties to make through the day!
Oh, lastly.......I turn 33 today. Funny, I think I am okay with it. I feel good, I have the best husband and kids in the world, I feel the world shifting to be more optimistic and positive, and it feels everything is going to be fine. Wonderful even. Now if this snow would just melt!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I'm Baaaaccccckkkk!!!!

Okay, I have been a terrible, horrible blogger!!! Between kids, and house and work and Summer and all the stuff that falls in between I let go of blogging for awhile. We had a great summer. We didn't do much, but is was a nice time. Tom installed a stone patio all by himself. It is beautiful and I am very proud of him! The kids are all great. The girls did the YMCA summer camp this summer and they LOVED it. Every day was an adventure with hiking, swimming, making crafts and new friends. And a weekly Friday trip to the Roller-Rink was the icing on the cake! They started school a month ago with Chloe in 3rd grade and Janey in 1st. They are really liking their teachers and classes this year. I worked throughout the summer at Huntington, but things have changed for us recently. I gave them my notice the last bit up August and continued to work until this last Tuesday. Yesterday, I started a new chapter in my life...........I am now a college co-ed again! I am excited and nervous and anxious and everything rolled up in one!! I am a junior and my major is Middle-Childhood Education. I have three years to go to get my Master's from Ohio State. My first day of classes were yesterday and I am taking Human Geography, Political Science and an American Literature English class. I am the OLDEST in my PoliSci class. My professor was a DJ in the 70's and he had Bob Dylan playing at the start of class, and after our break he mentioned playing something for the ladies and put in No Doubt's 'I'm just a girl'. After it started playing he said everyone in the class was 8 years old when that song came out, to which I replied, "Actually I was in college the FIRST time when this came out!!!!" Yeah, I felt old. During our class discussion the Lucasville Prision Riots came up, and he asked how old people were when that happened in 1991. SO many people said 1 or2!! WTF!!! Holy Crap I AM OLD!!! Regardless of my age, I am excited to be embarking on this new chapter in my life. It will be a lot of work, but I have confidence in myself that I can do it and do it well. My classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:25-12:25, 12:45-2:45 and 3:00-5:00. During that time Nolan is in the preschool there on campus and is first day was yesterday as well. He did great which shocked and pleased me to no end!
I promise to be a better blogger in the days to come. I can't say it will be everyday given all the reading and work I have to do, but I will be back more often with new pictures of the kids!

Friday, March 14, 2008

A rundown of sorts

Yes, I am back. Boy have I missed blogging!! I am so surprised that the world has not stopped since I haven't been putting my boring day to day activities out for people to read!! Amazing. Nonetheless, we are good. We ALL have spring fever, but are good. This is going to be a short and to the point entry sans pictures. I have some, just too crunched for time today to included them. This is what we've been up to;
  • Working. My job is going really well so far. The hours are GREAT (11-3) and Nolan seems to be enjoying his change of scenery for those few hours!
  • Sickness! Blech. Chloe had a terrible ear infection last weekend that is still making it hard for her to hear. Me, strep AGAIN!!!! This makes the third time since Nov. What the hell!?! I hate strep.
  • A blizzard last weekend. It was kinda fun being snowed in for a couple of days. It was cozy and the kids liked all of the snow. BUT, I am OVER IT!!!!!! I hate winter too. Please come a little faster Spring. I heard talk of more snow this weekend though. $%*# You Old Man Winter!!!!!
  • List making of all the things we want to do on the house this Spring. Dreaming is always a good time!
  • Paying $3.50/gal. for gas. I guess we won't be taking some of those weekend getaways we had talked about for this summer. Stick it where the sun doesn't shine oil companies!!

Well it seems as though I am in bitchy mode today and this has all turned into a complaint session! So sorry. I promise days of witty, interesting and funny blogs w/ pictures soon.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Checking In

Yes, I am still alive. Barely, but anyway..... I started my job on Monday and it is going well. Lots of reading, training and paperwork blah, blah, blah. I am so tired by the evening, that I have been in bed at 9:30 and quickly off to snoozeland. I am adjusting, we ALL are adjusting. I miss my kids. I am doing full-time while training, so I am anxious to begin "working" in my position with my normal hours. I will be back with more interesting stuff when I get a moment to think!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008


I have been feeling quiet lately. Honestly, I feel like I don't have a whole lot to blog about that would be worth reading. I have a major case of the winter blahs. I am finding that every winter that comes, I hate it a little more. Tom has been teasing me that in a few years he will be able to go anywhere for a job within the government. It is sounding more and more appealing. I know our families and roots are here, but I am so sick of cold and snow and sleet. Winter can kiss my (thanks to lack of sunshine) white ass!!
Like I said before I did get the job that I was hoping to get. I start on Monday. I will be working at a local Huntington Bank as a Customer Service Representative, a glorified 'teller'. I have a good bit of experience in banking and I have to say that I am excited to start. The hours are 11am-3pm during the week and 8:15-12:15 on Saturday mornings. I may have Mondays off. Still don't know for sure. Tom's mom and my mom have agreed to watch Nolan while I am working and he will start preschool in the fall going from noon until 3:15pm. It is perfect for our schedule. My mom or Tom's mom will take him to school and I will pick him up. We are looking into the YMCA summer day camp for the girls this summer. I know they would love it; it's just getting them enrolled and paying for it! Not cheap!!!
So, in a nutshell that is pretty much it for me and us here. I told you that things have been uneventful around here. Hopefully soon I will feel more inspired and creative. But for now all my energy is trying to beat off the winter hum-drums! Please Spring, come soon!!