Wacky Wednesday

Ok, so I usually try to do Wordless Wednesday, but my week has been all wacky so far.  Good things, weird things…just wacky.

Here is a brief rundown…

My brother got engaged!  Yay!  This is HUGE, people.  He and his fiance have a 5 and a half year old together.  This story is long, complicated and beautiful.  I will have to share this story with you, if they give me permission.

We had some VERY bizarre weather yesterday.  We woke up to tornado watches, storm and wind warnings, all out madness.  Many schools closed due to the watches; not ours.  We braved those wild winds and pursued education in spite of the crazy weather.  And in turn, we were rewarded with tornado sirens going off at the beginning of fourth hour driving us into the hallway to take cover.  For most of the hour.  Then, just as we were released back to class?  Four minutes later they re-issued the warning, forcing us back into the hallway into lunch.  To say yesterday was messed up is an understatement.

My son is addicted to Sesame Street.  More specifically he is addicted to sitting on my lap and watching song videos from Sesame Street on my computer.  If he sees me get anywhere NEAR my laptop, he whines and pulls at me until I put him on my lap and youtube his favorites.

In fact, this is the one he likes best.  I like it too because it helps me remember that I can make it through the hard stuff.  That’s right.  I get inspired by Sesame Street on the daily.  What of it?

Oh and also?  I am over at Not Super…Just Mom helping my girl Miranda wrap up and super long, tough month that she has dubbed Hellmonth.  I depart from my usual PG rating, so beware, but go read.  I don’t want to be lonely over there!

Here is hoping for a calmer second half to the week!

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Congrats to your brother! My sister got engaged recently as well! O used to be addicted to Sesame Street and now she’s moved on to Dora, Diego, and some others. Maybe she’ll go back? Speaking of jumping around…I’m loving the new site design! I haven’t been here in a little but I’m liking what I’m seeing!!!

    • Thank you! Yes sibling engagements are SOO exciting! Eddie likes Dora a lot too! Thanks for the blog design love! It’s fairly new (only a couple weeks old). I am still getting used to wordpress, but I really like it so far!

  2. I am afraid to watch that video for fear that I will get addicted to it. I have a thing for children’s shows.

  3. I so love Sesame Street, growing up with it I can’t help myself LOL Congrats to your brother’s engagement! I remember when my brother got engaged to his now wife. They dated five years before he popped the big question! So exciting, you gotta be so thrilled 😉

    • I also LOVED Sesame Street as a kid. I have NO problem watching episodes with Eddie! My brother and his fiance have a little boy and haven’t been together for the past six years, but now? Ahhh! I love it!!!

  4. i LOVE the sesame street songs. I sometimes youtube them when my son isn’t eve around. there are 2 or 3 that always get stuck in my head. here are some of my favs 🙂

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9OVTfgVJ8Y – aaron neville and elmo. classic!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn5cUaGYAXs – preschool musical. although i’ve never seen high school musical this one just cracks me up 🙂

  5. Congrats to your Bro!

    We’ve had some crazy winds lately, but no tornadoes, thank goodness. Glad to hear it wasn’t any worse than it was.

    Will I Am is a winner 🙂

    • Wil I Am is a TOTAL winner! Love it! And thanks for the congrats! Glad we didn’t blow way over here too!

  6. Congratulations to your brother! And I heard about the crazy weather- nuts!

    • thanks, momma! Thankfully the wind has died down, and now it is just rainy and cold. Gotta love Michigan fall weather!

  7. oh we love this video in our house! We have it on DVR and Chunky wants to watch it all the time.
    PS. Congrats to your bro!!!

    • Yes, we are addicted to the Sesame Street videos…there are worse things, I suppose! 🙂

      Ps. Thanks, you!