Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

My Morning Deception

I try to always be honest with the kids, even the hard stuff.  I may be guilty of over-sharing in times of stress, but I try to explain why things are the way they are.

Today, however, I set out to deceive.

I put extra energy into it.

My kids know that my income is all we have coming in.  If Mom doesn't work, someone goes without something.

They also know that they are the 2 most important people in my life... and sometimes, they play on that.

They are both good students and, for the most part, enjoy going to school.  They also seek out opportunities to get alone time with Mom.

Both have missed 2 days of school this year that, in all honesty, could have been avoided.  The whole 24 hours without a fever thing came into play, and they also fell on days I was off from work.

See where I'm going with this?

Today started as any other.  Handsome gets up at 6:30, coughing and sneezing.  Eats a sandwich for breakfast and watches some videos after getting dressed.

I wake Puddin Pop at 7:15.  She is "tired and cold" and wants me to check to see if she has a fever.

That's where my deceptive idea came to mind.

Rather than having the conversation, for the millionth time, of the importance of going to school, the extra homework NOT going creates, and how it's THEIR job, I chose to deceive.

I got dressed for work.  I wear khakis and a business logo shirt to work so it's obvious where I'm headed.

They would never ask to stay home, when I have to work, unless they absolutely HAD to.

I finished getting them fed, dressed and out the door...

 and then changed back into my lounge clothes.

I'm off today.

What deceptions have you been guilty of?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hob Nob Wicked Red is Wicked Good

I saw this over Christmas Break and just knew that I could not pass it up.  
I look for wine everywhere I go.  This treasure happened to scream to me at one of my local 7-11's while getting the kids some hot chocolate.  Don't judge, Treasures can be found almost anywhere.  
I had to try it.  
One of the first collaborated wine reviews I did was on a Hob Nob Shiraz.  I haven't really noticed anything on the shelves from them in quite some time, PLUS. this label is kinda awesome.

The wine did not disappoint.

Deep Violet Red in color and seemingly thick in the glass.

A nose of blackberries, cherry, pepper and tobacco.

Palate reveals a medium bodied, well-balanced combination of blackberries, cherries and dark roast coffee and pepper.

Not Disappointed

Pic and info from the Hob Nob website...

If you come across this, buy it.  
Since it's after Halloween, don't be surprised if the label is different from the one I bought.
I can't honestly say that I would have bought the traditional bottle on that particular occasion.
This one totally caught my eye