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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The stuff of dreams

I had a dream last night that I was palling around with another blogger. A pretty famous one at that. We were in some building (I think it was my junior high) and we were hurrying down the back stairs because we were late for class. We had been in the girls bathroom fixing each others makeup and teasing our hair.

I have no idea who this famous blogger was. It wasn't DD, Dooce, Finslippy, Julie, DaMomma, or Julia. I don't think any of those listed above even read my blog (other than DD)

Was it YOU?? If so, please let me know if we made it to Earth Sciences on time.

Monday, November 17, 2008


I'm so glad to be back at work. No, really.

We were all sick this weekend. Will was sent home from daycare on Thursday. He vomited once there, but not again all night, so he went back on Friday and was fine.

Friday night, Joe was working, so the kids & I had a little piece of ham steak and noodles. I had a glass of wine around 9ish and went to bed at 10ish. At 12:45 I woke with that, "OH NO!! I GOTTA GO!!" feeling and sure enough, the runs. ewwwww. I go back to bed & wake at 2:something feeling all oogey in the tummy. yep. I'm sick. get up a couple more times in the night.

Saturday Joe comes home from work with a queasy stomach. He goes to bed a t 6pm. I hear him in the bathroom around 7:30.
I get Maggie ready for bed at 8:00. As I'm helping her with the footies, she says, "I think I'm gonna puke Mom." She tears down the hallway trailing her snowboarding penguin footie pjs behind her. "HOLD MY HAIR!!!" she yells. I drag my sorry ass into the bathroom with a scrunchie & tie her hair up for her. While she's barfing, I run the cold water in the sink & get a washcloth to put on her forehead. She's a little trooper. She does what needs to be done & straightens back up, grabs a tissue, wipes her eyes & blows her nose (she cries too when she gets sick) turns to me & says, "ok I'm done." I wipe her face with the cool washcloth & give her a little cup of tepid water to rinse her mouth. She gargles a few times and spits. I pull her jammies up & zip her in. We walk back to her room, I'm rubbing her back as we go. She crawls into bed, grabs Roger-Belle (her stuffed tiger) and curls up. I put her Princess trashcan next to her bed & tell her that if she needs to be sick later in the night and doesn't think she can make it to the bathroom, just use this. I'll hear you & come to you. I kiss her little clammy forehead and shuffle back to my bed. Sure enough, four hours later I hear her being sick. After she's done, we head to the bathroom to clean up and I tuck her back in. While I'm heading back to my room, Joe comes out and rushes to the bathroom. Oh, god will it never end??

I woke Sunday morning to a clear blue sky and sun pouring into my room, a new day has dawned. May it be puke free. Sure enough, the sickfest has ended. We're all too weak to do much, but we *did* manage to go to Target & spend $140 on a bunch of clothes for Maggie a few tshirts for Will and some stuff for Joe's birthday (which is today). I also managed to go food shopping & late last night, I baked cupcakes for Joe's 46th. Wow. He's old.
Tonight, we'll order hot wings & get some beer (Favorite-dinner-for-the-birthday-person-tradition) open presents & eat cupcakes. Hopefully, no one will puke.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It's a major award!!

So yeah, I've been tagged. Sorry, Kate, that it's taken me so long to get around to doing this. I think you're pretty great, too.

There a couple of rules that go with the award.

Here they are: 1) Answer the following questions with one word.

2) Pass these awards on to blogs you love!

1. Where is your cell phone? Purse

2. Where is your significant other? Home??
3. Your hair color? Brownish-blondish blah

4. Your mother? Awesome

5. Your father? Heaven,butAwesomewhilehewashere

6. Your favorite thing? Kids

7. Your dream last night? Work-related

8. Your dream/goal? Financial Freedom

9. The room you're in? Work

10. Your hobby? Reading

11. Your fear? Disease

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Beach

13. Where were you last night? Home

14. What you're not? Self-Confident

15. One of your wish-list items? Kickassshoes

16. Where you grew up? Pennsylvania

17. The last thing you did? Had snack

18. What are you wearing? Khakis/sweater

19. Your TV? Usually tuned to Nickelodeon

20. Your pets? none!!!

21. Your computer? PC

22. Your mood? Peaceful

23. Missing someone? yes

24. Your car? Convertible

25. Something you're not wearing? kickassshoes

26. Favorite store? Macy's

27. Your summer? BEACH

28. Love someone? Lots of someones

29. Your favorite color? Yellow

30. When is the last time you laughed? this morning

31. Last time you cried? Sunday

Now I'm supposed to tag more people, but being the rebel that I am, I'm not going to .

If you want to do this, feel free. If not, that's ok too.

Friday, November 07, 2008

One down, 19 to go

Guess what happened to Maggie last night??

Give up? She lost her first tooth! Well, she didn't lose it, we know where it is. In a little glass jar to keep forever and ever.

At her last dentist appointment, Dr. C told me that her bottom front teeth were both loose and he expected them to be out within 2-3 weeks. That was Oct 13th. He's pretty good huh?

She cried a little while we were wiggling it & trying to get it out, but once it popped free, she was ecstatic! Really. Jumping up & down, cheering, showing Will her teeny-tiny little tooth.

After we carefully wrapped it up in a tissue and put it under her pillow, she went to sleep & I headed for the internet. I found a website that had free, customizable letters from the Tooth Fairy. I printed one out, taped a crisp $1 bill to the letter & swapped it out for the tooth.

She's growing up so fast. It's scary.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Superman wants you to vote

So does Ariel

Happy Election Day