Follow-Up Friday

(Posted on Saturday!)

“Amish” bread starter — I baked this week, I added Sugar Free Chocolate  Jell-o mix to the batter, and chocolate chips, and made muffins and they turned out super yum!  Ginny had a friend over who ate at least 5 of them!

Here’s the latest on my “30 Things I Vow” for the summer list:

1. Watch “New Moon”

2. See “Eclipse”

3. Take the kids to see “Toy Story 3″

4. Finish the book I’m reading, “Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades and What You Can Do About It”

5. Clean out and organize our garage – Did not get any more done on this 😦

6. Clean out and organize our attic

7. Clean out and organize our refrigerator!

8. Clean out and organize our hall closet

9. Declutter every room in the house – worked on Ron’s room, about 1/2way completed

10. Paint our bathroom

11. Visit Trader Joe’s for the first time

12. Purchase the LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 game when it comes out  – it FINALLY arrived this week!

13. Do the “The Pilates Promise: 10 Weeks to a Whole New Body” workout for 10 weeks – have been a slacker & haven’t started back yet!

14. Work out at the health club regularly (2 – 5 times a week) – only went once this week, had scratchy throat/cough the other day I had planned to go

15. Have a monthly massage – Had a massage last month & have another scheduled for this month

16. Have a facial

17. Get a spray tan

18. Get a pedicure

19. Give my notice for a certain committee that I’ve been chairing

21. Complete the scrapbook I promised someone I’d make

22. Complete the scrapbook I promised Ginny we’d make

23. Get our family web site up to date – WIP

24. Get our deck set up, and then enjoy it!

25. Visit at least one winery I’ve never been to before -our new favorite!  Will have to do a post about it.

26. Clean out and organize our laundry room

27. Take the children to a historical museum that recently opened nearby

28. Have the children’s friends over – Ginny had 2 friends over this week, going to arrange for Ron to have some friends over while Ginny is away at day camp the next few weeks

29. Take naps and don’t feel guilty about them

 30. Have some lunch, dinner, and movie dates with my Muggle Man – we went out last night to dinner, a movie (#30!) and for a cocktail.  It was awesome!

31. See the new Tom Cruise movie (don’t judge me!) – loved it!

32. Read “The Prophet of Yonwood”

33. Buy the new EA Harry Potter game when it comes out

34. Plan something special for our wedding anniversary

35. Try some recipes from “Skinny Italian”

36. Make homemade Moravian sugarcake with Ginny


Hello world!

For a long time I thought I had to be “perfect.”  Even though now I know that’s not true, there is still a part of me that feels guilty for not being so.  I guess that’s why “confessions.”  “Muggle” because to me that says, there is not anything special about me, I’m just your ordinary gal (and, obviously, Harry Potter fan!).  “Mom,” because being a Mom is what consumes most of my time and energy these days.  So here we are, “Confessions of a Muggle Mom.” 

A spot to unload my daily thoughts in the hopes that I can go through my days a little more clear-headed.  This is a big step for me because in the past I have kept my journaling private.  I still am not ready to totally put myself out there, and that’s why for now I will just be Muggle Mom (MM).  My dear husband of 20 years shall be known as my Muggle Man.  Our 13 year old son is “Ron” and our eight year old daughter is “Ginny.”  And our big, fat, crazy cat is “Crookshanks.” 😀

The topics that run through my head the most include (in no particular order):  Harry Potter, Twilight, reality TV fluff, exercise, reading, cooking, baking, eating, my faith, losing weight via Medifast, my home-based business, my son’s issues (ADHD/Asperger’s/High Functioning Autism),  dealing with my mother’s Alzheimer’s, decluttering/organizing, and learning to blog.  I figure that after a while I’ll end up focusing on just a few of those and I’m interested to see which ones. 

Please feel free to comment via Twitter @realmugglemom.

I’ve been putting off this Very First Post for a long time but am finally jumping in with both feet and am going to Just Do It.  I must say, even though I know it’s not a very good post, it feels great just to have it typed out and finished.  Plus now things can only get better from here, right?  (I hope?!).