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Pretty In Pink for Komen

Watching my two year old run around this lap with such joy on her face made me tear up. I thought of my Grandma a lot as we rounded the corners and people were cheering the kids on. She battled breast cancer twice and the second round did her in. She didn't want to fight anymore. She missed Grandpa, her brother, sister and son. She was ready to go. I wish my Grandma could have known my daughter. I hear tell she's just like me when I was a kid which frankly scares the shit out of me. I was nothing like this. Nothing. I'll find a way to prove it. Hearing the crows cheer the kids on gave us goosebumps. I didn't expect this emotional tidal wave to overtake me and yet there I was, bawling like a baby at times.

The next day, Mother's Day, Peanut, my SIL Fluffy and I headed back out to the MOA for the 5k walk. We saw so many signs that people made for their loved ones. One lady was walking for her dad. We cried a lot that day. After the walk, they had an event for the sur…

And So It Begins....

A new year for me. I turned 34 today and just saying that out loud scares me a little. Not the getting older per se, just.....I don't know. 34.

I know there are people out there who won't believe it 'til they see it and even some who will never believe it but, I'm quitting smoking. Today. I've been thinking of today as a goal for a few months now. This summer will have been 19 years that I've been smoking. That's crazy. Insane. There are many reasons for my decision. It should be all about my health but to be honest, it's not the primary reason. For me, it hasn't been about the addiction to nicotine. I've gone a couple days without one and haven't gone crazy. (That's what the children are here for) It's an oral fixation for me. That sounds so dirty. Anyway, I always feel the need to have one while I'm driving. I don't need one yet I feel I have to have it. I've tried the gum in the car but I'm not a gum person. No cand…

It's Never Too Early

Mommy is not a morning person, I think your father warned you about this one. Mommy does not like being woken up at 530 in the morning. Mommy doesn't like that you went to bed at 11 freaking o'clock last night. Mommy can't muster up any whoopdeedoo that Spongebob is on. Lay down and be quiet. Watch your show but just be quiet.


Now your sister is awake. She's not happy. Mommy's not happy. Where the hell is your father and why isn't he awake. Lay down right now, both of you.


Monkey Boy, go get me a "kool aid" out of the little fridge.

Thanks kiddo.

Who Needs A Nap?

When you can spend an hour or so doing this:

I never knew a sledgehammer could be so much fun! Concrete and I are good friends now. He's heavy but I handled him just fine. We have an understanding. The four squares below though? We're having issues. I can't break them up as they are being transplanted to the backyard for a path so there they sit. Waaaay too much for me to do alone. I did try though. Oh yes, I did.

She's An Enigma

Apparantly, when we are outside, Peanut is more than willing to hold one of these:

However, it is not acceptable for one to crawl all over Murray*:

*I would have posted a photo of the freakout but the girl would not sit still long enough for me to get a shot. She was not happy.

My mother in law is not going to like this pic:
This loverly fella was hanging from the basement ceiling and almost smacked me in the face. :::shiver:::

Such Sweet Words

Dear Patricia Wise
You give such good advice
I'm glad you work at Cub Foods
And you always put me in better moods
I like talking to you about boys
And your kids' new Spiderman toys
I know you're married but I gotta confess
I love when you bend over to clean up a mess

(I know that last line of my poem was real classy)

Thinking of you always,

This is why I love work. The kids I work with are so funny. Sassy's by far one of my favorites. She has it all: drama, humor, boys, etc. The joys of being young. I'll just relive it vicariously through all of them!

It Gets Quieter Yes?

Does your 4 year old shut up?


Mine doesn't either. Don't get me wrong, I love my boy with all my heart and would take a bullet for him but oh my god. Shut up every once in awhile. I now have a pretty good idea what I was like when I was his age. I almost feel bad. Almost.

If he isn't talking about everything relating to Spiderman, he's demanding you look at the tv immediately to see "that thing that looks like the Sandman's shirt from when he was Franco and tried to kill Peter Parker Spiderman's father no uncle in Dr Octopuss with Harry Osborne." Honest to God sentence spoken by him.

If he's not talking, he's singing. The same song. Over and over and over. Then there's the parrot in our house. She at least changes songs.* She's got to put her own spin on it though by adding 5 more rows and a dozen merrilys and no, doesn't make it all that much better.

I've heard "Hey Mommy","Mommy, look!" and "MOOOOOOM…


ALBANY, Ore. - These guys weren't exactly Snap, Crackle and Pop. What began as a faint popping in a 9-year-old boy's ear — "like Rice Krispies" — ended up as an earache, and the doctor's diagnosis was that a pair of spiders made a home in the ear. "They were walking on my eardrums," Jesse Courtney said.

One of the spiders was still alive after the doctor flushed the fourth-grader's left ear canal. His mother, Diane Courtney, said her son insisted he kept hearing a faint popping in his ear — "like Rice Krispies." Dr. David Irvine said it looked like the boy had something in his ear when he examined him. When he irrigated the ear, the first spider came out, dead. The other spider took a second dousing before it emerged, still alive. Both were about the size of a pencil eraser.
Jesse was given the spiders — now both dead — as a souvenir. He has taken them to school and his mother has taken them to work.

"It was real interesting, 'cause,…