The Attic Addict
- Flower Mound, Texas, United States
- May 01
- Aspiring (to-get-paid-to-be-a) writer. First-time blogger. Contributor to Dallas Morning News & NeighborsGo.com. Bilingual. Blue-eyed & brown-hearted. Christian. Wife. Parent. Practicing Free-Ranger. Reluctant rat-racer. Cubicle-dweller. I spend most of my money on music, the rest on shoes. Fashionably-minded hippie. Intrigued by old items. Recovering hoarder. Prefer my coffee black & my beer cold & accompanied with a shooter of rum. Perpetually rooting for the underdog.
I always pictured myself being the mother who gently roused my children from their beds in the morning, whipped up a hot, wholesome breakfast and dropped them off at school with a kiss....but turns out I'm the mother who sips coffee and reads the paper at the breakfast table; and if they happen to wander in at this un-godly hour, I hastily place bowls of cereal before them before dashing off to work.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Duties of SAHM's & WOHM's
differ? You don't say! (Part
September 20, 2012 11:07AM
- Childcare different from
office work, you say? (Part I)
September 14, 2012 03:21PM
- The Attic Puzzle–The Final
Chapter–It is Finished.
April 13, 2012 11:59AM
- The Attic Puzzle - Part III
March 08, 2012 05:26PM
- Love Advice from Mom
February 13, 2012 10:50PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Thank you,
James: Thanks for the
suggestions--those are great!
December 21, 2011 05:38PM
- “10:00am Pacific,
Central, or Eastern?? Eeek!! I
November 23, 2011 12:32PM
- “One of my all-time
faves!! I love how the movie
let on that it's
October 31, 2011 12:35PM
- “A very captivating post!
I am also intrigued by homes
history. In fact,
July 11, 2011 02:39PM
- “The attitudes of the
disgustingly rich do
me...disgusted. There is
a line I…”
April 14, 2011 05:50PM
- MY LINKS
Read Part I here.
I’m sure you’re familiar with the “Job Description of a Stay-at-Home-Mom” that seems to be in constant circulation on the internet.
It goes something like: I’m not just a stay-at-home-mom. I’m a t… Read full post »
I would like to address a few of the questions posed by this SAHM to her husband and “other office-bound parents” in her blog post.(SAHMommy-blogger’s questions are in black. My responses are in red.)
1. When you walked into work this morning and… Read full post »
Adam completed the forest area. Some gaps remain where pieces are missing, probably forever.
All that’s left is the blue sky area. I saved that part for… Read full post »
Spent a good two hours working on the puzzle. Uncovered brown, hilly area near tree in left corner. New strategy: group together the pieces with similar colors. Then work them as several… Read full post »
Early in my freshman year of high school I developed a crush on the guy who sat in front of me in Algebra. He had a nice body, passionate green eyes, beautiful brown hair, and luscious lips. He hung out with the “skaters” (the rebellious kids) but… Read full post »
I know you are all on the edge of your seats waiting to see what happened with the mysterious puzzle I discovered scattered in my attic. (Read Part I here. ) Never one to leave a project incomplete, no matter how futile, read on to discover if I let this challenge… Read full post »
I dig old houses. I really dig old houses with character. My grandmother’s house oozed character. It was like a second home to me. When we first laid eyes on our 30+ year-old house, with its tiny attic window nestled between two slanting eaves, it was love at first… Read full post »
I’m giving trash as Christmas gifts this year.
I suppose the accurate euphemism would be: upcycling. The process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality. Ok, so I’m not sure about the better quality/… Read full post »
I stare out the car window at the dull, grey scenery passing by. I’m not looking at anything in particular since I already know it all by heart. The gang’s all here: Dad in the pilot seat, Mom in the navigator seat, two annoying sisters crammed next to me/… Read full post »
True confession: At the ripe old age of 26 I was afraid of the dark. Mom always said I had an active imagination. I believe in spirits and the supernatural. I believe in energy lingering in places, so even though our house was brand new, I stayed away from/… Read full post »
One of my favorite activities is people-watching. And now that I have an iPhone, I am perfecting the art of stealthily snapping pictures of people. Never in a malicious, mocking, peopleofwalmart.com sort of way; what I enjoy is witnessing moments—from the mundane to the extraordinar… Read full post »
Practically everything written on early childhood development advises to “listen to your children; really listen to what they say”. No matter how busy you are, you should give them your undivided attention when they speak because it’s how you show your love to your child. … Read full post »
As I sat in the darkened theater with tears streaming down my face, two thoughts were running through my head:
1. What the hell is wrong with me?
2. That. spoke to me. resonated to the core of my soul. carried me with it. was ethereally familiar. was. so.… Read full post »
I’ve been on hiatus from blogging. What’s holding me back? I fret too much about my writing. I worry about being boring, about offending, about bitching, about saying nothing. Will anyone read it? Does anyone even care? If I can’t produce th/… Read full post »
TeenGrandma still believes in marriage. Mr. TeenGrandma and I come from old-fashioned roots: Our parents are still married, and we are trying our best to follow in their proverbial wedded footsteps. Today we celebrate the ten year mark.
To many this accomplishment may not be all that impr… Read full post »
About a month ago I brought home a precious bundle of joy. We spent a week together holed up in the house getting acquainted. I was elated, enamored, enraptured as I caressed her delicate features. Friends told me to kiss my free time goodbye. They said I’d never again g… Read full post »
Me and Mama and Wiz were setting on the porch lookin’ at the big, big fire truck. It was making a funny noise and had a stinky smell but Mama said don't worry those lights mean we’re safe.
Gramma called from the living room ev… Read full post »
1. Drinking beer out of a plastic novelty cup. At 10:00am.
2. Costumes are for everyone.
3. Parades =
And here's how you know when the… Read full post »
This week’s episode of Intervention told the story of a woman who had been drinking heavily for only a few years yet she had the classic symptoms of late-stage alcoholism and was near death. When she revealed during her interview that she had lost not one, but two children, the thought… Read full post »
“…yeah, Kaden will be at his dad’s this weekend, so…”
I couldn’t stop staring at her feet. The absurdity of painted toenails in the winter time, peeking out of open-toe heels, was almost too much to contemplate at this early, frigid hour. Self-… Read full post »
Because it's Icemageddon Round III. Because school is closed for what seems like the 34th day this month. Because I'm frantically uninspired of late. Because I'm holed up at home every evening seeking intellectual stimulation. Because these days I'm perpetually… Read full post »
My fascination with all things utterly random turned to momentary disappointment with the reveal of the Piano Bar's composer. This charming tale tickled my fancy for proof that real life is truly stranger than fiction. Frankly, I'm a little sad that the answer to the myster… Read full post »
Day 4 and we're downright dumbfounded. It's not that we don't see extreme weather here in North Texas; but rarely do we see frigid conditions that last this long.
Our terrain is in shock and we're in awe.
Lordy, I hope my fish… Read full post »
Poor fella....didn't even see it coming. Like a true Texan this weather just knocked 'em for a loop.
In these parts we rarely get the white stuff others call "snow". We get ice rinks that crop up over our roads and driveways overnight. The lucky folks call in to… Read full post »