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September 09, 2013



So glad Ryan is doing better. Who would ever consider a heart attack at his age?! He is young and healthy! Hope things get back in a good, slow, monotaneous (sp?) routine for you! I am a homebody, too! I hate when I don't get the time to just be at home!


Oh Dear One, "Mom Guilt" is the worst. For some silly reason, conventional wisdom says that Moms are NEVER supposed to make ANY mistakes. Now! How silly is that, hu? Who else gets such a sentence pronounced on their heads?

No one, that's who!

Mistakes are human. For EVERYONE, but Moms. Hehhhhh....

We simply must not let the "ol' Mom Guilt" stick! We must not. We get up and roll with the waves, as you have so prettily illustrated.

Hugs, hugs, hugs, hugs, hugs,


And while I'm at it, I leave another bit of "Olden Wisdom 101"... -grin-

Our blogs are ours. To do with, whatever feels proper to us. No, we don't like to wallow in down-ish posts. But now and then, it does one good, to let steam off, or moan a bit, etc.

And we have the perfect right to do so!

So never (kind-of) apologize for a past post... Which wasn't all "sweetness-and-light." That's life. "Olden Wisdom 101"... :-)



Congratulations to the winner! I know you must have been so frightened with Ryan, but breathe deeply and move forward. I think anyone who knows you knows what a compassionate, caring and loving person you are -- and that's the best of moms.

Laura Strack

Oh yea, Mom Guilt, we all have it from time to time. I don't think you were having a pity party. Your Blog is your free therapy, right? You almost lost your son, for goodness sake! It sounded more like you were celebrating his recovery/survival! You can cry on our shoulders anytime for I'm sure you get the same from your readers, as well. Congrats to the lucky reader! You know Karla, we will All be checking our mail! Lol. Hugs XOXO, Laura


Oh Karla, a heart attack! My mouth fell open when I read that. No wonder you were feeling so guilty. But, who would have thought of that at his age. So glad that he is on the mend and now everyone is aware that he has a potential problem. Sometimes that is a blessing in disguise. As for pity parties, I am a firm believer in them. We all need to express our emotions and release the tension. But, after it is over pick yourself up and get on with life. You have lots of friends and family to give you support. Like you said, sometimes it takes a crisis to appreciate the everyday. Hugs to you, Sandy

Terry Neibaur

Hope you are doing better. I know Mom Guilt is always there, but we can still function. You are awesome. Those boys and my brother are lucky to have you! And you them. The grandfairies, will that goes without saying! Love you all.


Big hugs coming your way Karla.

Big hugs!!!


Oh, lucky winners! You are always so generous. I'm like you: I fall apart when the crisis has passed. Keep rolling with it! Hugs!

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