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Mrs. Flinger: A work in progress

Fixing Mrs. Flinger Feb 20, 2015

I'm currently working on this website. I want to add back the links to blogs I love, some ways to find content easier, and put in archive, at last, some of the ancient articles. Come back to see updates.

I started Weight Watchers last week possibly not a day too soon. Apr 25, 2010

#Fitness#Weght Loss and Body Image

About a week ago, I decided to join Weight Watchers. I’ve posted a lot of my weight loss struggle here, and as it turns out, I’m still at the exact.same.weight I was after having losing the Man Child’s pregnancy weight. That very same Man Child, the apple of his Mother’s Eye, announced something last week: Dude. Harsh. It’s a good thing I started counting my “points” and started watching what I eat. “Watching” is the optimal word here. I haven’t actually made any changes this week, I just sort of called this week “Learning What Goes In To My Body” week. Holymotherofperl people. I eat a lot of points. And apparently, like golf, you want less points in this game. Oof. In an odd way it’s comforting to... Read more

Sometimes you just have to laugh Apr 24, 2010

#Life

One of the greatest joys of having children is how they “keep you young.” (And by that I mean give you gray hair and wrinkles). My children come from a long line of silly. Their dad and I are silly. Their Grandpa and Grandma are silly. Their Pappa and Oma are silly. I sort of love that it runs in their genes. (heh. I said “runs in their jeans.”) Because some days, when things hit the fan, some days, it’s the only thing that can save you. Diner: As inspired by Scrubs from Mrs. Flinger on Vimeo. *Yes, I’m re-posting this video. I just wanted to watch it again today and figured HEY! Maybe your day sorta sucks and needs something fun to watch, too! Read more

Flinger FAQ Apr 21, 2010

#Life#Getting to know me#The Flinger Family

It’s been a long time that I’ve been blogging in this little space. There are a lot of things you already know about me. You know more about my womanly cycle than I do most of the time and you know how to talk my engineer husband in to getting a vasectomy. You know the day I knew I would marry him and you knew the day I peed on a used pregnancy test and called the doctor sobbing because I wasn’t ready for another baby. You were with me during the miscarriage and the next pregnancy and celebrated his birth with us. You waited with us while he learned to breath and grow big enough to come home. And yet, you still have questions. I have answers. Is your last name really “Flinger”? No. But I do accept mail at that name. Why Flinger, then? When I first started... Read more

I asked for a barn.. I got a barn. Apr 18, 2010

#Life

A long while back, I asked for a barn. Today, I have a barn. There’s something about moving to “the country.”  And by “something” I mean A HECKOFA lot of work. There’s the septic system that can be blocked by trees. There’s the old kitchen oven that may or may not work. Perhaps you lose a hen. Or two. There’s the riding lawnmower that worked.. once. There’s the weeding, the garden, the broken chicken coop. There’s the jeep hand-me-down that has a dead battery and YET! We somehow manage to love it. All 1.0 acres of unkempt house and yard is ours. With our very own barn. At last. Read more

The plight of the working mom Apr 14, 2010

#Life#Best Of#Working Mom

Three year olds are assholes. It’s true. It’s been documented somewhere. Probably on twitter or a wiki or something. Three year olds make 13 year olds familiar. Moody. Cranky. Angsty. Parenting a three year old (or a nearly three in my case) prepares you for the upcoming hormonal swings and mood changes akin to knife fights in gay bars. Working gives me some perspective. I’m able to look at my adorable children and appreciate their innocence. I can hear their whines and love them because I do not get enough. HA! Did you read that? I almost didn’t make it through with a straight face. In reality, yes, I get to shuffle my children to be RAISED BY OTHER PEOPLE YOU HORRIBLE MOTHER GOING TO HELL HULK SMASH. And while they are gone I think of them and their soft... Read more

The Next Time I Move, It Will Be Via Tornado Apr 13, 2010

#Life

We set up the wardrobes yesterday. This is a much better system than the piles of boxes we’ve been living under. In theory, that is. I started setting up the different shelves, organizing all the things I thought so important to force my good friends to spend an entire day moving with us. I started with undies and socks, you know, important things. Moved on to hang-up items, shoes, scarves, sweats, workout stuff, shit I don’t wear any more, shit I shouldn’t wear any more, shit I don’t fit any more, shit I never want to fit in to again. That’s when it hit me: WOW I have a LOT OF SHIT. People say things to me like, “You know, the one great thing about moving is that it forces you to clean out all your stuff.” To these people I reply,... Read more

My Very Own Jillian Michaels Apr 08, 2010

#Fitness#Weght Loss and Body Image

Funny thing about Teh Interwebz: You just might find out someone lives 1.1 miles from your new home. And that someone just might be like SO SUPAH AWESOME that you trade emails and find out you’re eight thousand shades of the same. Maybe you even share the same tummy issues and love of wine and eating clean and working out. So maybe you start hanging out. Funny thing about hanging out with someone sorta like you: It freaks people out. You mean there are TWO OF YOU?! Yes! YES THERE IS. And that somone maybe happens to attend the same boot-camp class you do at the YMCA and probably has seen you there before but now you know to look for each other. And maybe you sort of wish you didn’t, but not until after the fact. Last week I went to bootcamp with my new friend Ashley.... Read more

Given the Ability to Fail Apr 05, 2010

#Life

A common theme within our family conversations as of late center around the ability to fail. We, the Flingers, believe failure is not only acceptable, but completely necessary. Taking away the ability to fail creates a chasm between lessons ultimately preventing the ability to make the proper choice later. We let our children fail. We allow ourselves to fail. We analyze, talk about, and come back from our failures. Failing. Is. Ok. It’s hard, as a mother, to allow your children to fall knowing you could’ve stopped it. It’s hard to watch them struggle when you can simply step in and complete it with them twice as fast. It’s difficult to hash out topics with your spouse knowing you’ll disagree or patiently waiting on a promise you’re skeptical will... Read more

I’m a Libertarian, not an asshole Mar 31, 2010

#Life#Getting to know me#Rants and Raves

I was at the gym a few days ago when this commercial came on. Maybe it was the hormones, maybe it was the stress of moving, maybe it is me being all “woman-like” but I started to tear up right there at minute 11 on the elliptical. Shortly after, I went to the weight room and saw a little old lady shuffling her workout mat back to put it away. The woman could barely hold herself up, let alone this large green workout mat. I offered to take the mat and put it away for her. She thanked me. It wasn’t too long after that I turned on the car and heard the craziness that is now our country. People hating white people and not calling it racism. People lashing out. Others telling people to give is their duty and others fighting being told what to do. It’s at this point... Read more

Drishti Mar 26, 2010

#Balance

Life is chaotic now. I knew the change was coming but you can never fully prepare for it. It’s like a pregnant mother waiting for the birth of her child. She hears all of you telling her to “sleep while you can” and “Woahboy, your first, hu? Big change is coming!” but those words are simply words. They are not experiences until she is in the midsts of it, and then it is irrelevant. Words can be meaningless. Or they can change your world. The other day my Yoga instructor kept telling us to find our Drishti. Drishti, I repeated in my mind. Drishti. I knew she was telling us to find our focus. Our point of concentration. I looked up the meaning and found this definition: “Drishti is the focus of the eyes in meditation. This is the focal point where... Read more