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Sunday, November 30, 2003

score!

my digital cable box was screwed up last week so i called the cable company. i wasnt at home when i called and the box was unplugged so i had to call the guy back when i got home.

anyway, so i called my cable guy back after it was plugged in to reset my box.. and we got to chattin about movies and stuff and he gave me every single movie channel for free! score!

I just got it Friday night and have watched 4 movies already! Im lovin it :)

I tried watching Ghost Ship but im kind of a wuss when it comes to scary movies so i decided to save that one for when im not alone!

I got nothin!

I havent been feelin too well, so i got nothin interesting to say.. so heres a little jokey joke courtesy of jokes.com

Beer Consumption

The FDA is considering additional warnings on beer and alcohol bottles, such as:
WARNING: consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not.
WARNING: consumption of alcohol is a major factor in dancing like an asshole.
WARNING: consumption of alcohol may cause you to tell the same boring story over and over again until your friends want to SMASH YOUR HEAD IN.
WARNING: consumption of alcohol may cause you to thay shings like thish.
WARNING: consumption of alcohol may lead you to believe that ex-lovers are really dying for you to telephone them at 4 in the morning.
WARNING: consumption of alcohol may leave you wondering what the hell happened to your pants.
WARNING: consumption of alcohol may cause you to roll over in the morning and see something really scary (whose species and or name you can't remember).
WARNING: consumption of alcohol is the leading cause of inexplicable rug burns on the forehead.
WARNING: consumption of alcohol may create the illusion that you are tougher, handsomer and smarter than some really, really big guy named Thor.
WARNING: consumption of alcohol may lead you to believe you are invisible.
WARNING: consumption of alcohol may lead you to think people are laughing WITH you.
WARNING: Consumption of alcohol may cause an disruption in the space-time continuum, whereby small (and sometimes large) gaps of time may seem to "disappear."
WARNING: Consumption of alcohol may actually CAUSE pregnancy.

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

happy needless turkey murder day!

im teasing with my title btw, i heard it on Friends last week ;)

its almost 1am, so - officially Thanksgiving.

Wednesday was a *long* day. My girls spent the night with their favorite cousin Tuesday night so i had the house to myself. Boy did that feel wrong. I did get to watch 24 in total silence, which was nice. I thought i'd go to bed early (for me..) and get some good sleep. But i stayed up till after 1am reading in bed. I slept hard till the alarm went off at 7am!

I got to work just before 8 and started the usual "clean up behind the other teachers" crap i do so often. Then some office paperwork.. i did get to spend a few minutes playing with the babies in the baby room. That was fun for me, because I dont usually have time to go in and visit with them. We have a new baby girl, about 14 months old, who is not a very happy camper.. but she smiled for me and giggled and grabbed at my face. That really made my morning ;)

About noon my sister dropped my girls off, and then we went on a field trip to the skating rink with the school aged children. Oh boy, it was some fun. It felt like it lasted forever tho. The longest 4 hours of my life.

Anyway, it was a long and active day. We came home about 5 and i ordered a pizza for dinner. We ate and then collapsed on the couch and chilled for a while.

I got them to bed and did some cleaning. Now im just chillin again. I should go to bed. Id rather read. I guess the internet and X Files reruns will hafta do!

Have an awesome Thanksgiving and save room for dessert!!!

Monday, November 24, 2003

Oh, the hypocrisy!

Democrats Suck

After reading the above linked article, linked from Drudge, I am feeling naseous. The double standard is making me physically sick.

[snip]"We all want to defeat terrorism," the South Dakota senator said. But "to chastise and to question the patriotism of those who are in opposition to some of the president's plans I think is wrong."

[snip]It violates "the pledge the president made to not exploit 9-11 for political purposes," Clark said on CBS' "Face the Nation."


Im trying to think of how to eloquently express my opinion here...

I do not see how Bush is exploiting September 11th. It happened, nothing can change that. And it happened on Bush's watch. It was GWB's responsibility to respond appropriatley and effectively. He did so. No, the Dems didnt neccesarily agree with all his moves, but hey - thats part of what makes the Dems!

As i see it, GWB has every right to use his Presidential History as a reason to vote for him in 2004! Its not exploiting September 11th, its showing his consistency in dealing with terrorism.

Lets face if, it Algore had won in 2000 we all know he would use 9/11 to his benefit in a re-election (but i doubt he would have the balls to run again...as a matter of fact a little birdie told me he asked Gore personally if he was glad he lost the 2000 election, after 9/11, and Gore admitted to being glad he was not in Office when it happened. This was a casual conversation BTW, not an interview with a reporter.)

Okay im getting off topic. My point is, the democrats think they can be big crybabies about Bush being so mean and unfair, good God somebody call the Waaaambulance! As far as Im concerned, everything is fair game in an election.. didnt the Dems prove that last time by bringing up Laura Bush's unfortunate accident decades ago? WTF Does a tragic accident have to do with the economy or education or trade? Not a fuckin thing, thats what!

BTW, As I type I am reminded of my favorite Ann Coulter quote

"Liberals hate America, they hate flag-wavers, they hate abortion opponents, they hate all religions except Islam, post 9/11. Even Islamic terrorists don't hate America like Liberals do. They don't have the energy. If they had that much energy, they'd have indoor plumbing by now."

Sunday, November 23, 2003

BK to *allow* breastfeeding? Does this mean it previously was NOT allowed?

original link from the drudge report

http://www.local6.com/news/2657315/detail.html

Burger King To Allow Breast-Feeding

Fast-Food Chain Announces New Policy Friday

POSTED: 11:32 p.m. EST November 21, 2003
UPDATED: 11:40 p.m. EST November 21, 2003

SALT LAKE CITY -- From now on, mothers who wish to breast-feed their babies are welcome to do so in Burger King restaurants.

The fast-food chain announced its new policy Friday, one day before a planned "nurse-in."

Members of an international group that promotes breast-feeding had planned the protest after a mother in suburban Salt Lake City was asked to feed her baby in a bathroom or leave the restaurant. A customer had complained to Burger King employees.

Under the new policy, employees are told if a customer complains about a mother who's breast-feeding, they are to explain that breast-feeding is permitted in the restaurant and suggest that the complaining customer move.

Burger King said its new policy had been in the works and wasn't timed to defuse the threatened protest.


this is some crazy shit. what i mean by that is, its every woman's RIGHT to breastfeed her child WHENEVER and WHERE EVER SHE WISHES! How *DARE* Burger King #1 previously not allow women to nurse in their restaurants and #2 ask a nursing mother to feed her baby in the bathroom (gross) or leave the restaurant.

I'd like to ask the King Hoo Hoos of Burger King who had previously suggested nursing was not allowed in their restaurants - Do YOU eat in the bathroom?

Having said the above, I will admit to not knowing any more about this event other than what the article said. I have nursed in public, many many times. In restaurants, malls, grocery stores...anywhere my baby needed to nurse. When I "did it", i was always very discreet. Not because I'm ashamed of breastfeeding or worried about other people seeing my breasts... i was discreet out of respect for the people around me. Im all for nursing whenever/where ever... but lets do it respectfully so as not to give Nursing In Public (aka NIP) a bad name.

Happy Birthday to Me!

Go me, its my birthday! Im gonna party like its my birthday!

Im officially 28 today. It feels weird to be, ya know.. a "grown up". I still dont feel like one. I wonder if I ever will? Ive got 2 kids, my oldest will be 7 in 3 weeks... i SHOULD feel like an adult lol!

I was joking with my sister yesterday.. shes gonna be 30 in a few weeks and we were cruising down the road (with our 5 kids, her 3 and my 2) jamming to some rap music. I said something to the effect of, this is so NOT what you expect from women.. MOTHERS.. our ages lol!

I get a kick out of beating the stereotype. Sometimes I am what you would expect, but sometimes im not.

My Mom woke me up this morning with a phone call..

her "did you know your party is at 6:30?"..
me-Whaaaaat? No, its at 1:30...
her -No 6:30..
me -uhm, i dont wanna have the kids out that late on a school night...
her-Well the football game starts at 3:15...
me-well we can be out before the game starts...
her-okay so the party is 1:30 and everyones outta here by 3?
me-yes...
her-okay then, see ya then.
[hang up, pause a few seconds... ring ring..]
me-hello?
her- BTW, Happy Birthday!! LOL!!!

Thanks Mom :p

Saturday, November 22, 2003

neo rocks!

Thanks Lori and Eric for pointing out the scroll problem with my blog. eric told me how to fix it, but i couldnt figure it out. So Neo went in and fixed it all up for me, so my blog should be totally workin now! WEEEEEEEE!

Friday, November 21, 2003

do you know any slow or special people?

Funny TV Moment!

From Crank Yankers, this isnt verbatum, but as close as i can get ;)

Caller (obviously slow/special) : Sir can i ask you some questions?
Callee : Alright
Caller : Do you know any slow or special people?
Callee : No..
Caller : Question #2..Do you know any slow or special people?
Callee : uhm, no.. not one
Caller : Not one?
Callee : no, not one
Caller : Question #3...Do you know any slow or special people?
Callee : no...

And it went on like that till like #12 LOL!! It was so funny. Okay i guess ya hadda be there ;)

son of a monkey spank!

Tuesday I had my wallet stolen.

I had gone to pay my cell phone bill and had my wallet out on the counter...i moved to a different counter, accidently leaving my wallet (my fault). the guy who was in front of me finished his transaction and on his way out, swiped my fucking wallet! i had a witness (2 if ya count my 4 yr old) so i called the cops and also called that thief on his cell phone (he had just paid his phone bill, asshole!)

anyway, thief came back, cops searched him but he had already ditched my wallet.

fast foward to today... a detective called me and told me to come down and sign a warrant for his arrest! They didnt find my wallet (or the 100 freakin dollars inside!!) but this stupid mutha fucka is gonna be ARRESTED! SO THURR!

That'll teach him to fuck with the RightMama!

Friday Five

Here's my Friday Five!

1. List five things you'd like to accomplish by the end of the year.
-get the official approval for my surgery from my insurance company and have an actual scheduled date
-find a shade of lipstick that i like, that looks good on me and goes well with my hair color ;)
-get my damn house in order.. ive still got stuff in boxes
-get rid of a bunch of shit that hasnt been used in ages!!
-get through the Holidays without having an emotional breakdown (first Holiday season as a single Mom)


2. List five people you've lost contact with that you'd like to hear from again.
-Elisha (friends since age 3!!)
-Jennifer (best friend in HS)
-Lisa (best friend & drinkin buddy in college)
-Jimmy (best male friend Ive ever had besides my (ex) husband. He was older than me by like 13 years, but we were really good friends, and 10000% plutonic!)
-I cant think of anyone else!


3. List five things you'd like to learn how to do.
-serge a rolled hem
-use all the fancy stitches on a nice sewing machine
-be wealthy without having to do anything ;)
-connect my stereo/VCR/cable box/TV all together so it all works *together* the right way!
-more in depth graphic design


4. List five things you'd do if you won the lottery (no limit).
-buy an SUV of my liking
-buy a new house built to my specifications
-GO SHOPPING!!!!!!!!!!!!
-savings/college accts for my kids
-id give money to my sisters (3 of them), parents and Grandmothers. Also, my (ex) husband - cause he's a nice guy :p


5. List five things you do that help you relax.
-take some pills
-drink some NyQuil
-smoke a joint
-have a shot of Jaggermeister
-snort some cocaine
(im kidding on this one, but yall knew that right! ;))

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Paris Hilton Sex Tape

WARNING : THIS POST MAY CONTAIN GRAPHIC TEXT AND ADULT LINKS, NOT FOR THOSE UNDER 18.

WANT TO SEE THE PARIS HILTON SEX TAPE?

Ive been reading about this tape, and saw links to watch it on other blogs.. however, i didnt have Windows Media Player. So i had to get WMP and then click here to see the Paris Hilton Sex Video!!

So i watched it.. it was hard to see anything... in the beginning little Ms Smarty looks at the camera and says "hi!" and her stud muffin forgets her name and says "ahh pussy" lol! the only time you really see HIM is at the end, when she has his penis in her mouth. And while he is doing her from the back shes staring right into the camera.. that just cracked me up!

Anyway.. im really only posting this for the traffic so.. go read the rest of my fucking blog!

Oh i forgot to say.. PORN PORN PORN lol!!

Bush = "greatest threat to life..."??

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=464783

Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London, launched a stinging attack on President George Bush last night, denouncing him as the "greatest threat to life on this planet that we've most probably ever seen".

I cant be the only one reading this thinking "What the fuck is this guys problem!" Has he never heard of Hitler? Saddam? Bin Laden?? How about nuclear war? Fuck, a freakin asteroid hitting the earth is more likely to be a greater threat than Bush.

I do not see Bush as a threat to anyone besides those who pose a threat to the US. And *THEY STARTED IT*. If September 11th hadnt happened our military would not be in Afghanistan right now. We might not even be in Iraq right now! But they are allowed to SLAUGHTER a few THOUSAND people and we are supposed to just sit back and watch? I dont fucking think so.

Lets get off the fucking double standard people. If you hit me, im gonna fucking hit you back. And its gonna hurt. And you're gonna cry, and wish you had kept your god damn hands to yourself!

BTW - Hey you dumbass war protestors, you're a little late *rolling eyes*. Im so sure your stupid little NO WAR signs are gonna make a huge impression... sure.

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so the above is how i *really* bitch ;) i say fuck alot. ya dont like it? so fucking what! i am an offensive bitch. I have tried to be reasonably politically correct, but fuck that. thats not me!

While im at it, WTF is with MA allowing GAY MARRIAGE?? Dude, thats so fucked up. You wanna be gay, fine whatever. But dont fucking expect me to accept it as normal. Keep that shit to yourself. I dont wanna see it. I dont want my children to see it. Go be gay at home, but keep it behind closed doors.

Monday, November 17, 2003

bad day

you know its gonna be a bad day when you walk outside, look up at the sky and see this :

Girls Night Out

I like this one LOL!

Girls night out!

The other day, my friends and I went to a "Ladies Night Club." One of the girls
wanted to impress the rest of us, so she pulled out a $10 bill. When the male
dancer came over to us, my friend licked the $10 bill and stuck it to his butt
cheek! Not to be outdone, another friend pulls out $20 bill.

She calls the guy back over, licks the $20 bill, and sticks it to his other butt
cheek. In another attempt to impress the rest of us, my third friend pulls
out a $50 bill and calls the guy over and licks the bill. I am worried about the
way things are going, but fortunately she just stuck it to one of
his butt cheeks too. My relief was short lived. Seeing the way things are going,
the guy comes over to me! Now everyone's attention is focused on me and the guy
is trying to get me to top the $50. My brain was churning as I reached for my
wallet. What was I going to do? Then my habitual side took over!

I got out my ATM card, swiped it down the crack of his ass, grabbed the 80
bucks, and went home!

figure this one out

99% of people who do this, do it by the age of 40.

If ya wanna guess, leave a comment.. ill give up the answer tommorrow ;)

i see i was right

"Laura" got everyone i guess.

Oh well...today is kind of gonna suck anyway. My almsot 7 yr old is sick now with the stomache virus my 4 yr old had last week. Because of this I have to miss a 4 hour workshop at work. I needed to be at that workshop damnit. My sisters are unavailable to watch my girls while i go, one is in school the other is working. I *LOVE* being a Mom, but being a single mom SUCKS! What the hell do other single Moms do when their kids cant go to school or daycare when they're sick? Sometimes, if my oldest is too sick for school, but her fever is under 101, i can take her to work with me (as long as she can handle it). I dont LIKE to do that, but ive had to do it a few times.

Ugh this is turning out to be a big vent LOL! Im gonna stop while im ahead.... "at least when conservatives rant, theres a point!"

WTF!

I looked at my blog and all my blogroll was deleted and in its place were several entireies of "Laura's Blog". Im going to assume, without checking first, that Im not the only one this happened to.

What a PITA! I am gonna have to re-add my entire blogroll. Screw YOU Laura!

Saturday, November 15, 2003

apathy on the rise, noone gives a fuck

thats all.

oooooohhhhhhhh

if my pants had a button and zipper id be undoing them right now. get your mind out of the gutter.. im talkin about the best damn meal ive *ever* made!!!!

motivated by Steve, i became obsessed with trying out Chicken Fried Steak. Now, ive never cooked with lard, wouldnt even know where to buy lard for that matter, so i bypassed his recipe and looked around.. i decided to base my dinner on this recipe.

i bought 4 small round steaks, tenderized, and got to work...i followed the instructions on that website, except i triple dipped in the flour mixture (this totally paid off in the end!!!)....also, i added more milk to my gravy (about a cup more) than recommended.

this was the BEST food I have ever made. I kind of suck at cooking...but i done GOOD! Im really proud of myself :) I called Grandma to gloat and shes proud too hehe ;) Im gonna take a leftover piece to her tommorrow to try out. she told me she made chicken fried steak for the first time ever last year. she uses cracker bits instead of flour.

anyway, i am totally rambling now, but O M G this was an awesome dinner, extremely filling, and even my youngest liked it :) my oldest thinks shes a vegetarian and had biscuits and gravy instead.

oh Dear God

Black Hawks Collide in Northern Iraq, Killing 17

i am devastated to tears reading this :( they were all from the 101st :(

God be with their families.

All hail Himeko

Yes im bored... i liked this one :)

Himeko
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i wouldnt have it any other way

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Walmart does good!

I was very pleased to see the huge effort Walmart is doing for the children of our Fort Campbell soldiers. They are collecting toys/$$/etc to give to the familes/children of our deployed soldiers. They just started this today and i was overwhelmed with the donations collected so far. I was there at about 10am, only a few HOURS into it, and there were over a half dozen refrigerator sized boxes filled with new toys.. bikes, dolls, cars and trucks...i also noticed items for older children. It brought tears to my eyes and Im going to be sure to take some things over. It really is the *least* we can do... these men and women (from the 101st) are in Iraq busting their asses in constant danger...our local national guard is also there, many of which have been "laid off" their regular jobs (yes, ILLEGAL!!!!!) so their families are barely scraping by... we need to take care of our soldiers AND their families.

So call your local Walmart and see if they are collecting.. if so, please go make a donation - be it cash or an item you purchase...do your part to make sure the families of our deployed soldiers have something special at Christmas.

life with a tween

my soon to be 7 yr old thinks shes 17. she had her best friend over last night for a sleepover and she showed off in the worst way. Manners and good sense went out the window, as she showed her ass. I made the mortal error of taking the girls (my 2 + best friend) to Walmart - on a Saturday mind you - and boy am i regretting it. My child behaved like Ive never seen before. She didnt listen, she ran ahead of us, or walked too slow behind us. She had to go to the bathroom half a dozen times. While I was looking at jackets she SAT ON THE FLOOR!!!!!! When we were in automotive for de-icer and an ice scraper I ended up having to pop her butt, in front of God and everybody!

Of course now that best friend has gone home and we are home, she is back to her sweet normal self, saying please and thank you and being my little princess again.

Oh the joy of life with a 'tween!

Friday, November 14, 2003

woooooo....

we're havin yet *another* sleepover.. my oldest daughter and her 'best friend in the whole wide world' AKA Samantha are tearin it up in her bedroom, while my little one is snoozing her sick little self on the couch.

i was out with the girls this evenin and i realised how much i like to blog... because when shit happens i think "damn i gotta get home and type this shit up!" lol

so anyway, its 5:55 and i need an oil change. i had tried a few hours earlier but it was too crowded. So anyways, i pull in at 5:55 and these fine young men say come on in maam, we can do ya in 5 minutes! (no, this is not porn...)

So i pull on in and roll down my window and am greeting by this tall, dark and handsome man in one of those little oil change guy uniforms, and im thinkin "this dude looks familiar". So he calls me by my name and i realise theres a reason he looked familar. We went to school together in 6th, 7th and 8th grade! He smiled and pointed to his nametag and i felt weak in the knees. OMG this is THE finest brotha ive seen in my LIFE. Ive always kind of felt a slight attraction to light skinned black men, and this one is OFF the chain! Woooooo!

Anyway, im regressin *fans myself* so he has never been married, has no kids, and thinks my kids are beautiful LOL!

This guy remembered stuff about me i had forgotten myself. the song i sang in the 6th grade talent show, what i freakin wore on school picture day in 7th grade (OMG SOMEONE CALL THE FASHION POLICE LOL!!).

I just remembered his face and first name :)

Anyway, nothings gonna happen there cause he is moving to FL in a few weeks, but wow - what a total ego boosting night!

too early for this?

maybe im just not used to TN winter yet, but isnt it too early to have to scrape ice off windshields?? This morning i went out to take my daughter to school and i spent 5 minutes scraping ice off the windows! I guess its time to buy some de-icer spray and an ice scraper!

Last November, right after we got here from AZ, my Dad asked me if we had "winterized" our car... what exactly does that mean anyway?? LOL I am going to get an oil change anyway so i guess ill ask them to make sure im all "winterized" and shit ;)

ick

is there anything nastier than your 4 yr old throwing up in the backseat of your car?

i think not!

I *just* vacuumed/shampood the inside of the car TUESDAY! Looks like ill be heading back to the carwash today. After i take this child to the dr.

Yippee...! (note : sarcasm)

Thursday, November 13, 2003

bleepin bleepin bleep

bleepin bleepin bleep! bleep! bleep! bleepin bleepin bleep! bleepin bleepin bleep! bleepa bleepa!

&*^*&^%%^&*&^*&^!!!!!!!!


and thats ALL i have to say about THAT!

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

New Topless Photos aka Wanna See My Boobs?

I thought id share my latest booby pictures with the world!! Click here to see my topless photos!

*smooches*

no witty title

today started out lookin real good... i took my oldest to school and had some time to kill before work.. so the little one and I went to Shoneys for breakfast. Yum, except for the crunchy pancakes (???). Then it was off to work. I worked and worked and then SURPRISE - i got off early! So little one and I went to the carwash to vacuum & shampoo the carpets in the car. Boy do they look *dazzling* :)

Then my sister called, so we went to meet her at the store. I stocked up on .39 cent bread and .89 cent 6packs of juice bottles!

Of course things cant just be good all the time right.. i come home and the boy i babysit after school is being a total monster. this child doesnt listen to me and im about to tell his mom shes SOL cause theres only so much brattiness this girl is gonna take! You'd think that a snack and play time after school would make him happy, but noooo. Whatever!

Anyway... tonight will be better because 24 is on! YAY for 24!!! :)

Ohh quick proud mama brag - both my girls had tests today and both did great! Mikayla does AR tests everyday now and shes always gettin 100s! And Harley had a test at pre-k, to test development, and she did AWESOME!!!! This girl is so gonna be ready for kindergarten next year!

Monday, November 10, 2003

breastmilk for sale?

http://www.local6.com/family/2623717/detail.html

Lactating Mom Drops Ad Selling Breast Milk

POSTED: 8:33 a.m. EST November 10, 2003

SALT LAKE CITY -- It was an ad for a different sort of milk.

A Salt Lake City woman bought a classified newspaper ad offering to sell her extra breast milk.

The 23-year-old unidentified woman said she was just trying to help. But she's withdrawn her offer after getting too many prank calls.

The nursing mom said one man wanted to know if it came in chocolate. Another said he wanted an endless supply for protein drinks.

The woman wanted $1 an ounce or $350 for 400 ounces.

Now, she's out of the milk business and so is The Salt Lake Tribune. The paper said it will not accept any more ads offering breast milk for sale.

Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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I have many comments...
1. Good for this mama for nursing her baby!
2. Yozah...she has 400 EXTRA oz of breastmilk stored. Thats alot of pumping.
3. If i were ever in the situation where i needed to use someone else's breastmilk i would NEVER EVER buy it from a classified ad. You dont know this woman's health history or what medications she takes or what she is eating...
4. If she really wanted to just help someone, she could donate her excess supply to a milk bank.

Im not a breastfeeding militant like i used to be...but i do believe it is best for the baby. However, formula is an acceptable alternative. I nursed Mikayla for a few shorts weeks before giving up. I was young and very uneducated about breastfeeding. I assumed it would come naturally, and thats a big joke. Our pediatrician was throwing formula in my face and saying shit like 'not all woman can breastfeed' (BULLSHIT! 3% of the world's population of woman CAN NOT breastfeed!). I gave up and went to formula. We were all happier. My child is a healthy, intelligent child and i dont think she would be any different had she been breastfed.

Harley, on the other hand, was a very successful nurser! I had done my research and was prepared for the long haul! She latched on and never let go ;) I was dedicated and confident we could get through any problems. I had mastitis 3 times, latch on problems, allergy problems, etc.. but we got through it. I had originally planned to let her self-wean, but I had to start diabetes medication and weaned her the day i started it. She was old enough tho to reason with. :) Harley is also reasonably healthy and intelligent... i think she would not be as healthy if she wasnt breastfed.

Im not really sure what my point is. I guess reading that story lit a flame i thought i had blown out months ago. Breastfeeding is the best food for your baby, but buying breastmilk through a classified ad is a terrible idea! If that lady is just looking for some cash she should stick it on ebay. Im sure theres pervs out there willing to pay more than 1.00/oz!

Sunday, November 09, 2003

my brilliant child :)

ok, so i have 2 brilliant children, but tonight im talking about my 4 yr old Harley!

earlier i gave her a notebook to write/draw in, like her big sister! she has been drawing pictures and writing about them the best she can.

ive been looking at the pages and theres a picture of a bird with "BIRD" written.. a ROBOT, CAT, BUNNY and a few other pictures without written labels.

im just beaming - she is so smart :)

blah

i dont really have anything interesting to say tonight. i have a splitting headache - the worst one ive had in a very long time - yet life as a single parent must go on. I have children to take care of.. just because Mama doesnt feel well doesnt make them any less hungry or any less in need of a bath. So i took some ibuprofen and keep on movin!

the weather has turned quite chilly the past few days so we have spent time indoors today, sipping hot chocolate and reading and telling stories. my oldest daughter loves to read to me and her little sis, and the little one likes to make up spooky stories to tell.

Ive been thinking about the Holidays alot and Im excited, but also a little sad. This is gonna be our first year on our own... all their lives the girls have always helped their Dad decorate the Christmas tree and wake up on Christmas morning to unwrap presents with mom & dad. This year its just me, and i am honestly hoping they wont notice a difference. After payday Im going to let them pick out some new things for our Christmas tree and we're gonna make some of our own traditions. Im not sure what they will be, but we're gonna do something new and something fun. Maybe we'll make christmas cookies and decorate ornaments to go on the tree. I remember doing that as a child with my mom and sisters.

I guess "different" isnt neccesarily bad. Its just ... different.

Saturday, November 08, 2003

dream and reality

the weirdest thing happened to me the other day...

thursday night i had a dream about an old friend from high school. also in my dream was his wife and their son - a blonde headed boy about 5 or 6 yrs of age.

friday i was driving down the road to the pharmacy and i saw him! a guy i havent seen it almost 10 years! outside his house, with a blonde headed boy about 5 or 6 yrs of age! I know its his house because i saw his address in the phone book one day (i wasnt stalking him or anything lol i was looking for a number that had a very close name to his last name)

anyway... it was so weird, but cool at the same time. i could tell with 100% certainty that it was him. He basically looked the same, except a few extra lbs and a little less hair heh. We live near each other, im surprised i havent run into him around town! Id get a kick out of seeing what his wife looks like, hearing about their kids, etc... theres alot of people from high school id like to hear about. my reunion is this summer and im defintley going!

anyway... its almost 1:30 in the morning and i should defintley be in bed by now. Im gonna have 4 kids up at the crack of dawn begging for breakfast!

a sleepover, an eclipse and a movie - oh my!

its been quiet a day :) my girls and i spent the day doing family stuff...then we went to my sisters house for dinner and i came home with not 2, but 4 girls ;) My 2, plus my 2 nieces (ages 4, 4, 5, 6). sleepovers rock.. it was one of my favorite things to do as a child and i love being able to host them for my girls :)

We went outside for a while this evening to see the lunar eclipse. the girls didnt care much for it, they opted to run around with my neighbors daughter instead. it was freezing outside but worth it, it was beautiful :)

after i got the little divas down for the night i got a PPV movie. it was pretty good, worth the 3.95 i guess.


Friday, November 07, 2003

big scare last night

we had a big scare here last night. Harley (4 1/2) wanted something off the top of her dresser and stepped on the bottom drawer, which caused the dresser to tip over. Luckily, the drawers fell foward - keeping the dresser from falling on top of Harley. Unluckily, she got hit in the head by one of the drawers :(

I took her to the ER and she has a minor concussion.

I have always been paranoid about this specific thing happening to my children. I have told them time and time again - "DO NOT stand on the dresser drawers. If you need something LET ME KNOW and I will help you."

A few years ago I read about a toddler being killed when she did the exact same thing. Except her dresser fell on top of her :( When I heard the crash/bang i ran in imagining the worst. The lamp had fallen off the dresser and shattered on the floor so I couldnt see and I pushed the dresser up and grabbed Harley. I was so worried she was seriously hurt.

I really believe this child has been blessed. On more than on occasion.

On her first birthday we had a guy out at the house replacing a ceiling fan that had fallen a few days before. Harley was playing in a safe area of the room - plenty of distance away from where the man was working. He was on a ladder and something weird came over me and i reached out and grabbed her and at the exact moment this large metal thing came crashing down from the ceiling and landed right where she had been sitting. It barely missed her, leaving metal sparks in her hair. I know if I hadnt grabbed her she would have been, at the least, sersiouly hurt. I dont know what made me grab her, but something did. My mom was there visiting and she saw it too.

Like I said, this is a blessed child. She is special. Theres always been something special about her, since the day she was born. Its that kind of special where you cant explain it with words... you just feel it.

Hold your little ones close, and cherish every moment you have with them. And while you're at it, follow my lead and go to a hardware store and get the stuff to brace your dressers/shelves to the wall so they cannot fall over on top of your children. Even the best behaved children can get a little curious, its better to be safe than sorry.

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Yay for the President!!!

Today President Bush signed a bill banning partial-birth abortion. GOOD FOR W!!! This is the same bill Clinton vetoed TWICE!

I am so pleased to see this bill passed. I am obviously 100% pro life, i think ALL abortion should be illegal. Partial birth abortion is nothing short of the most atrocious murder imaginable. If a baby can survive outside the womb, then he has the right to be born - not viciously murdered on the way out.

In Phoenix some years back there was this big stink about a woman was died after having an abortion. Call my extremely politically incorrect, but I think she got what was coming to her. She was in there killing her child, but we are supposed to feel SORRY for her when she dies as well? Well boo freakin hoo. I feel no pity except for the innocent baby.

/rant over

Monday, November 03, 2003

ive got a case of the mondays!

i show up to work at 6am, like a good worker monkey, and begin my day. An hour and a half later my oldest daughter is puking at school and Im ordered to "take this child home!"

So here we are, a Monday - at home. But hey, its not sucking! The kids are behaving, i stole an extra few minutes of sleep and my house is clean, which always improves my mood!

Now to figure out what to do with this bunny...

Sunday, November 02, 2003

devastating

i felt so sad this morning, waking up to the news of the soldiers killed in iraq today. i read a little more and learned they were on their way home. how devastating for their families. i try to imagine being so excited that your spouse is finally coming home after being in Iraq for months, and then he is killed on his way out. Just devastating.

My prayers are with the familes of these fallen soldiers.