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Posted September 13, 2016 By kmarrs

20160814_191244_001I am out of words.  My daughter, my precious, precocious, baby girl is now five.  She’s been five for a couple of weeks now, so this post is well overdue, but I don’t know what to say.

I mean, trying to describe my daughter is like trying to describe the universe.   It’s larger than life, beautiful, and fuels passion in others.  But those are just words, and just words fail to do her justice.

She wears glasses now.  They are purple which is her favorite color.  In part, I think, because she knows it’s my favorite color.  Her other favorite color is pink, which is her daddy’s favorite color.

20160814_191301Her ears are pierced.  I took her to a proper piercer at a tattoo parlor, where a proper needle was used instead of a piercing gun.  Those things are so unhygienic. Anyway.  She still has the little hoop in that the piercer put in.  Soon, though, she can have me change them out.  I have a few sets of earrings for her ready to go.  One set we’ll leave in, and two for special occasions.  Little owls and little flowers.  Pretty in purple and pink.  The piercing and the earrings were birthday gifts.  She wanted them pierced so bad, and even daddy said yes, so I figured why not.

She’s in kindergarten now.  She is thriving there.  Except for the lack of a nap which she doesn’t miss until she gets home at which point we all regret our lives.  5-year-olds are something special.  5-year-olds who are giving up their afternoon nap are extra special.  But, never-the-less she loves kindergarten and kindergarten loves her, so it’s sort of, mostly, worth it.





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Happy Birthday Sweet *cough* Thirteen

Posted July 7, 2016 By kmarrs

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Christmas Miracle

Posted October 21, 2015 By kmarrs

Finances are worse than they’ve ever been for us before.  I honestly had no idea how we were going to pull off even a crappy Christmas much less a decent one.  But thankfully, I received my annual Christmas miracle: Amazon approved me for a credit line.  It’s nice because if you spend over $800, you aren’t paying interest for like 6 months, and I’ll be able to pay it off with the tax return no problem.  We’ve done this every year and it’s like the one credit card that’s never bit us in the ass.

So we got the kids taken care off.  I got something silly for my sister.  We bought a new tv because in 12 years of marriage we’ve never bought one and have been at the mercy of horrible hand-me-downs.  Plus the kids are getting a game system from Santa. (It’s actually a really cool retro system that has NES, Super NES, and Sega Genesis all in one.  So we also have kick ass games Pat and I grew up with incoming.)  And I got some supplies for the lizard while I was at it, because I needed the total up to get the special financing, but the kids don’t need the full lot spent on them.

So Christmas was saved.  And I’m done with my shopping for it, and it isn’t even Halloween.


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Posted August 31, 2015 By kmarrs
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My lovely daughter turned 4 yesterday.

Let me just say, the past year with her has been rough.  I don’t like to call her bossy, but she does have some major leadership skills.  She is sweet, but she is also demanding.

She starts preschool today.  I honestly in ways feel like I’m a year late in getting her started.  She had some issues that held her back, but this girl is ready for school!  In fact, right about the time this goes live, she’ll be getting off the school bus for the very first time and rushing to tell me all about her day.  I hope she’ll talk about her day.

Mothering this child is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.  But I love her so very much and I couldn’t imagine life without her.

I just hope that she uses her inner strength for good, and I pity the person who thinks she’s weak or a fool.

Not my Samantha.  She is a brilliant as she is beautiful, and as strong as she is brilliant.

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Day Off

Posted July 3, 2015 By kmarrs

CheeeeeeeeeeseI’m taking the day off to celebrate the above Cheeseball turning 12. I’d say more but I don’t want to talk about it.

Also: A happy and safe 4th to my American readers.

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The Walking the Borderline Weekender

Posted June 13, 2015 By kmarrs

Walking the Borderline Blog BPD Borderline Personality Disorder

Do you ever have slumber parties when you were little? I did. Man could shit go down at those. They could also go way wrong. One of my earliest memories of girl-on-girl betrayal went down on a slumber party.  A slumber party where no one showed up.  They really didn’t get much better after that.  Girls are mean.  I don’t just mean in general, but to each other.  I really don’t know what’s up with that.

I’m in a place now where I could really use a few more girl friends.  I lost one I thought was a keeper when she said some things causing me to lose all respect for her.  So I’m left in this, is it just me, or are all friendships this hard to maintain, place.  Then I remember my two most loyal gal pals, Dez and Sarah.  We’ve had a monthly party ever month since like January I think?  We missed one month where schedules were just too crazy, but I think we were all bummed about that.

This month’s party is going down tonight and we’re having a, wait for it…. SLUMBER PARTY!  We’ll they aren’t really sleeping over, but that’s the theme.  We’re ordering in pizza, I have ice cream, chocolate, cookies, chips and pop.  We’re going to watch movies, and the dress code is comfy cozy.  I’m looking forward to this slumber party and I have little doubt that it’ll be drama free.

Unlike the ones I had growing up.


This week in my store:

Yeah, so I designed nothing and bought everything.  Pat got approved for a line of credit and after some bills were taken care of, we did a little bit of clothes shopping.  I got some skirts from amazon and some shirts from my store.  I can’t wait to see them in person and I think they’ll look fabulous on me.  Oh, and before you go holy cow that’s a lot, remember I get a designer discount and I had 15% off my order on top of that.


Profits from my store go towards supporting my family.  And there is always some sort of coupon code running across the top of the page!

Speaking of my store, you can find a link to the WTBL new items up along the top. It’ll take you here. I actually own the pink shirt. No joke, I love it! All items in the WTBL store are great ways to support the blog and my family at the same time!  Seriously.  This and my writing (books/blog) are what I currently do for a living now.

Also a gentle reminder that my first ever book is published and for sale at amazon.  It’s a cute little tongue twister of a book that’s fun to read aloud.  Inside animal friends will help your little ones learn their alphabet.  Each letter is represented in huge colorful graphics, just right for little fingers to trace.  I knew what I wanted in a kid’s book for Sammy, I couldn’t find it, so I made my own.  Do you have kids?  Nieces and nephews?  Little cousins?  Judging by the fact Sammy won’t let her copy out of her sight, this book is sure to be a hit!


This is Pepper Penguin and clicking on her will take you to the book over at Amazon!

In closing, this quiet observation:

Either lightning bugs are getting faster, or I’m getting slower, but Sambam and I were out there for a good 30 minutes and we caught a total of 2.  One of which couldn’t even fly.


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