Mar 23, 2009


I have always wanted a pair of black Chucks and now I have them thanks to my hubby:)

Mar 10, 2009

Selling Out Your Kids is the New Black...

So, out of my anger, I came very close to posting a not so nice cartoon pic of the "Octo Mom." The cartoon features the "Octo Mom," with a very pregnant belly covered in labels and stickers such as "pay-pal," etc. However, after some thought, I decided to post a pic of my own precious CHILD. "CHILD," is the keyword here--not CHILDREN. Now, don't get me wrong, twins and triplets are a common thing and often happen naturally. It's the irresponsible choices some folks make when it comes to fertility treatments that make me question several different things, which I'll get to later in this post. What sparked this post, you ask? I just watched Dr. Phil's third show featuring the "Octo Mom." Apparently, this organization plans to provide round the clock childcare for all of her children. Hmm...I guess in the meantime, she'll be free to run out and get a mani and pedi while sipping on her $5.00 + Starbucks drink. Maybe they'll also pay for her to have a tummy-tuck or some more collagen injections in her lips. Really though, the "Octo Mom," can't be the only one to blame here. Obviously, the doctor who agreed to this risky and costly procedure has "got some splainin' to do." (he's in another multiple birth scandal right now by the way...). Oh, and the media certainly plays a huge role in the aftermath of the births. Don't get me wrong, I believe these babies are here and they should be taken care of. The fact is, they will most likely face health problems and developmental delays just as their older siblings have. OK, since I brought up the media, I'm going to stray away from the "Octo Mom," story and focus on the already "famous," "buy in bulk," families. First off, there's the Duggar Family who have so far birthed and parented 18 kids. Their oldest just got married. I do give the Duggar's props because they did not use fertility treatments. However, they're still major sellouts, and I'll tell you why. They do not allow their children to watch television, but they're making money off of their REALITY TV SHOW! HELLO!!! They too, received assistance with building a larger house for their litter. Oh, and how can we not love Jon & Kate Plus 8. Free dream vacations, tummy tucks, hair transplants. It all sounds terrific right? The sad thing is I find myself watching this smut. Mind you, it doesn't make me want to go out and get some eggs fertilized or anything like that, however, those out there who may be a little bit off their rocker could take these shows to heart. Maybe the "Octo Mom," has a shrine on her wall devoted to the Duggars and Jon & Kate, and possibly Angelina Jolie. Ok, I'm now stepping down from today's soapbox.:)

Exactly, How Old Am I???

Maxine Pictures, Images and Photos

OK, so my cholesterol was a bit on the high side at my last physical, so I read an article on natural ways to lower cholesterol levels. I decided to start by taking Metamucil. I bought some last night and made my first glass early this morning. I was a bit apprehensive because there is a warning that the fiber can expand in the throat and/or esophagus and cause choking. This is usually when there is not enough fluid to wash it down. Well, I made it anyway and started drinking it. Oh my, it was so nasty, gritty and thick--I could almost chew it. I immediately knew that something wasn't right so I went back to double check the instructions on the label. I had accidentally added one rounded TABLESPOON of Metamucil to 8 oz. of water as opposed to one rounded TEASPOON of the stuff. I was paranoid for several minutes thinking that my throat was going to close up so I chugged a bunch of water down. Ugh! Once again, just exactly how old am I??? haha!

Mar 6, 2009

The "Key" to Laughter Can At Least be Found in this Post:)

I have had some bad luck with blinds and windows today--here goes. I thought it was going to be a warm & sunny day today so I went to raise the blinds to open a window. Well, the blinds fell and landed on me and bruised my leg. It took me forever to get the blinds back up. Even Liv was like "uh-oh!" I then decided since there was a nice breeze outside that I would hang my wind chimes on the porch. I just ran out on the porch super quick to hang the wind chimes (I could see that Liv was ok through the window). I double-checked that the door was not locked and everything. Well, I go to open the door and it's LOCKED. I forgot that Liv can reach the doorknobs now, so she locked me out haha! I'm laughing now, but was freaking out at the time. Liv was just staring out the window saying "Hi Mama!" and laughing. I was in my PJs and slippers, had no cell phone, obviously no key, I was screwed. I just kept thinking to myself "my baby is inside by herself and I'm out here in my freaking pajamas looking a mess all for some stupid wind chimes." Thank God that I had just opened the window so I just started punching the screen until it came out. Anthony later told me there was an easier way to get the screen out, but I was in "fight or flight," mode at the time. Liv was laughing the entire time--she really got a kick out of it when I climbed through the window onto the couch. Of course, a few of my neighbors were outside and confirmed even further that I'm crazy haha. Once I was finally in, I took Liv back outside with me (leaving the door cracked this time around) and attempted to put the screen back in. Unfortunately, I bent the frame so it looks horrible. We'll be making a trip to Lowe's this weekend to purchase a new screen. This was almost worse than the time when I left a shot glass in the sink that fell down into the garbage disposal and was later "disposed," by Anthony. Of course, it broke the garbage disposal, and since it was my fault I had to buy a new one. I'm one destructive gal, apparently.:)

Oh, and I hope my good pal, "the Hoff," doesn't mind me telling her story. Ok, "the Hoff's," little boy is only 5 weeks older than Liv so we're always calling each other over parenting issues, etc. One day, she called me and was hysterical. She had accidentally locked her little boy (who was just a baby at the time) in her vehicle. She, too, went into "fight or flight" mode and took a rock from her neighbor's landscaping and was trying to break out the window (her vehicle was new by the way). Finally, she had to call 911 (her husband was out of town at the time and he had the only spare key). 45 minutes later they managed to get him out of the vehicle! Poor Hoffster!!!

Ok, I just thought of another story of being locked of the house I do this a lot by the way b/c I'm too paranoid to leave a spare key outside somewhere under fake dog poop or a fake rock, etc. I'm sure thieves are on to those things by now haha! Ok, so anyhoo, my garage door opener didn't work forever and I had used my spare car key to get to work that morning b/c I couldn't find my set of keys with my house key. I got home before Anthony and had to pee really, really, badly! I got the bright idea that I could use the handle on the garage door to open it manually. Guess who broke the garage door? ME! Another time, I didn't have my key and once again got home before Ant and had to pee really, really, badly. It was also freezing outside. Out of desperation, I had to squat and pee in my backyard, praying the entire time that my next door neighbor didn't come outside. I mean, really, what would you do if you walked outside and saw your neighbor peeing in the yard? haha.