Category: Sorry Mom
So, I’m going to India in August. I’m nervous but also super excited.
I’m excited because I’m going with The Miracle Foundation, an Austin-based organization that partners with struggling orphanages in India to help them better care for the children. These are struggling orphanages, run by Indians, who lack the resources to provide for the children in the ways they want to. The Miracle Foundation provides those resources, such as funding, programs, and knowledge, and works with the orphanages long-term to ensure the children continue to receive the best care.
I’ll be gone for about two weeks, and will spend the majority of my time at an orphanage outside of Mumbai. I’m most excited about helping the kids with an art project/mural we’ll be doing so they can personalize their living spaces. We also get to take them on a day trip … Read More »
Hey! It’s been over 4 months since I last posted. Here’s some info to get you caught up on my life:
My pop-up shop, Decoupagerie, was held in late November. It went well thanks to the help of my parents, sister, husband, and the super sweet friends who showed up and bought stuff. And thanks to assorted strangers and my firm’s managing partner, who also showed up and bought stuff. I’d like to do another one sometime but I’m going to give everyone a break before putting them back to work.
After the Decoupagerie, I went to sleep. For about 2.5 months. See, in November I started sleeping even more than what had become normal for me. I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with a severe Vitamin D deficiency. I was put on a heavy-duty supplement, and in the past … Read More »
This is the first in a new blog series I’m calling “The 12 Posts of Christmas.” Clever, right? I’m probably the only blogger with this type of blog series this month. Actually, I’m just low on inspiration and thought it would be easy to come up with multiple posts regarding Christmas. I may, however, get bored of this before I reach 12 posts.
Last week, while I was waiting for Todd to get home so we could put up our tree, I watched something on the History Channel about the origins of Christmas. Every holiday gets one of these specials that goes through the different traditions associated with the holiday and explains when and why those traditions were started. I always like these specials, but it seems like I never get to … Read More »
Note: This post may not be as controversial as I made it seem in my previous post. Sorry if this disappoints any of you.
There’s an episode of “South Park” (that I heard about from a friend of mine, because I obviously don’t watch that show, Mom) in which a cloud of smug threatens to destroy many of America’s large cities. The smug cloud forms over LA after George Clooney’s bloviating Oscar speech, and then slowly moves to towns like San Francisco and Seattle. It eventually hits the town of South Park, where the citizens have grown smug about their driving hybrid cars. The smug cloud doesn’t devastate the town like it does some of the other big cities, but it does cause extensive damage. According to my friend, after the cloud of smug hits South Park, the adults of South … Read More »
Yes, today is my mom’s 40th birthday! (She had my sister and me at a young age – we don’t like to talk about it.)
In honor of her birthday, please leave a comment telling everyone what you like best about my mom. Her keen eye for decorating? Her cinnamon rolls? Her willingness to laugh at all my jokes? Let us know!
If you are one of the unfortunate people who does not yet know my mom, you should go call her and get to know her. If she’s not available to speak to you right now, leave a comment telling everyone what you imagine your favorite thing about her will be once you two become acquainted.
So, here’s my blog. It’s new. I think you should bookmark it or add it to your RSS feed. It has the potential to change your life.
Here are some questions you may have, and also my answers to those questions:
What’s up with your blog’s name?
My name, Hayley, seems easy to spell in theory, but my entire life I’ve had to correct the spelling of it. The most common misspelling is “Haley,” so I’ve often found myself saying “No, it’s with two y’s.” My mom got the spelling of my name from Hayley Mills, she of Parent Trap and Saved By the Bell fame. She is the most famous Hayley (until this blog takes off, and then it’ll be me), so it’s curious to me that so many people spell my name in so many different ways. There’s this whole batch of … Read More »