Monday, January 25, 2010


Another shot of my poor baby being tortured by that ugly star. I just know he will be scarred for life.

You notice his friend (who is a month older, and the same size...) he is not crying. Why?


I found Facebook. I'm a bit amazed at this place. I found people who I "used to know" way back when. And I can talk to them, and they can talk to me. Even without knowing each others phone numbers, emails, etc.

I really am star-struck.

I have been living under a rock.

I still haven't figured it all out yet.

But it's fun.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

My poor, poor baby being tortured by the rash that you can't see, but it's there... My hands had a rash on them, too. But you can't see that, either.
But we can feel this rash - anyone who puts on Dallas paraphernalia (I even spell checked this word, but it still doesn't look right...), or assists in the putting on of it, breaks out in rash. Don't they?
Wow, my high school English teacher would give me an F on this one...
Can't you look in his little face and see the tortured look in his eyes, pleading -- "Please, please, someone help me out of this ugly, itchy shirt! Pleeeeeeeze!".
OK - I'm done. Yes, I'm the one in the background wearing the beautiful colors of the Redskins. Proudly. Yes, proudly. I'm not a "fairweather" fan. If I were, I would certainly have hung up anything with those colors way, waaay back in the back of the closet, not to be brought out for another 3 years or so, which is how long it's going to take to recover from all the change. But I love my 'skins regardless.
Speaking of football - I can't wait for the games this afternoon!! I want the Jets and the Saints to play in the Superbowl. I don't know who I want to win, though. They can't both win. I like Sanchez, (partly because USC is my#2 college team). I would love to see a rookie win a Superbowl. But I also like Drew Brees. He does the best pregame pep thing in the NFL. Yes, that is the technical name for it - "pep thing".
I don't want Brett Favre to win simply because - he is a DIVA. He has caused so much drama, that I don't even like him anymore. I can't take anything away from him, though, because he is awesome. But...... any man who causes THAT much drama, just needs to go crawl under a rock somewhere. Sorry, Brett.
So, I'm off to the grocery store - hopefully my little bundle will be a little bundle of joy in the grocery store, and not a little bundle of wow, how can lungs that small make that much noise.
Wish me (and the Jets/Saints) luck!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Why, oh why, can't this be easy!!

I must say, I am a bit frustrated right now.
I was on the internet yesterday, checking my email. Low and behold, I have an email that tells me I can receive a whole year's worth of diapers. All I have to do is answer a few questions. HA!
I answer all the questions.
Now, all I have to do is sign up for 2 free offers, then I will receive my year's worth of diapers. Double HA!!
I signed up for 2 free offers. (These free offers cost me $11.49, by the way.)
Then, I was prompted to click the "next" button to claim my free diapers. Triple HA!!!
When I clicked "next", I was then prompted to sign up for "just 9" free offers to claim my free diapers.
WOW. I wasted alot of time. My precious baby is sleeping, and I thought I would be doing my budget a great service by signing up for these 2 free offers, then getting free diapers for a year. It would be well worth it to use my limited time doing this (instead of, say dishes, laundry, shower, sweeping, etc.). NOPE - big fat waste of time.
How many of you have been caught in this terrible, misleading scam? I feel completely stupid. I even had to go back and make sure I had read it all correctly the first time. I had read correctly. There has to be someone I can yell at, right? I need to be able to yell at some big-wig who is sitting in his plush office somewhere, laughing at all these poor people who sign up for "just 2" "free" offers in order to get something for free. (I'm not sure that using double parenthesis is grammatically legal, please forgive me if it is not..)
Thank you for indulging, and feel free to share any frustrating stories about getting "stuck" in one of these "short survey" nightmares, only to get nothing in return...
PS - I did double space between paragraphs, but can't get it to post that way - have had this problem before - sorry!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I'm back.... at least for today

Hi, everybody!! Wow, I just saw the last time I blogged it was October!

I've been a bit busy. As most of you know, I was pregnant last time I blogged.

Well, I was eventually put on bed-rest. This was the exact moment that I decided I was tired of my wonderful husband doing all the cleaning and laundry, the exact moment that I decided I wanted to do all these things myself.....

That's when the doctor told me I was not allowed to do any of these things. Yay me.

It was all worth it - on November 24th at 1:24 pm I had my baby Joel Thomas via c-section. He was 9 lbs 6 ozs and was 20 1/4 inches long. My very own butterball!! Best Thanksgiving ever, coming home with that little bundle of joy.

I can't say how often I will be able to blog, I go back to work the 25th. Today I have left my baby with my mother for a few hours to try to get used to us being apart. I'm sure he is doing fine. Me, on the other hand, well....

Hopefully I will be able to find time to devote to this, because I do really enjoy it, but in the meantime, I have some pics of my beautiful baby, who at 8 weeks weighs 15 lbs!!! My linebacker!

Monday, October 5, 2009


First off, I'm sorry - I really don't have bad form - I just can't get this fool thing to double space to save my rear end today!! I see spaces on this page - but not on the preview...

Let's talk about vanity plates for a moment, shall we? Now, don't get me wrong, I love vanity plates. I've had many in my lifetime.
Those are just some I can remember as of right now. But some people take the VANITY part way too far with their vanity plates.
DISCLAIMER: These vanity plates offend me, I in no way support them nor the idiots driving with them on their vehicles.
So - I apologize if they offend you too. But sometimes I feel the need to share ugly things, so that my brain doesn't have to bear the brunt alone.
Here are some of these offensive vanity plates that if I worked at DMV, would never be on the road.
And my favorite is on a beat up old van. I saw this van parked by the curb outside of a drug store, my son was with me. My jaw dropped. Then I got MAD!!!!!! Really mad! I walked into that drug store, and it's a little one, so I could immediately see there was only 2 men in the entire store, and they were up at the register. I was already running my mouth. And it wasn't nice. I was telling my son that if he EVER, EVER put something that rude, crude, stupid and demeaning on his vehicle, that I didn't care if he was 50 - if I was still alive, I would do terrible things to him. If any man is stupid enough to think that something like that would actually get him a date, or a girlfriend, or even a one night stand, he had MANY MANY MANY severe mental problems. And I was NOT quiet doing all this, and the men heard the whole thing - which was good, because I meant for them to hear it. It's not easy to explain that van to a child. At least my son was 13 and sorta knew what it meant. As if it was discreet to begin with.
License plate: O2BNU
Spare tire cover: "YOUR PLACE OR MINE....."
WOW!!!!!! I feel dirty and am turning my lip up in disgust just typing that!! Ewwwww!!
Are there offensive license plates in other states besides Virginia? Share some with me.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Flashback Friday

Some of what I think is very pretty black sand from Haven Beach.

Today I am flashing back to the days when I could sleep all night. Without waking up. Without heartburn. Without pulling a groin just trying to roll over. Without 5 trips to the potty. Without nausea. Yes, I do realize this is all part of being pregnant. I am actually looking forward to the lack of sleep that comes with a newborn, because at least I will have that little face to look at, and little feet to kiss while I am awake. And hopefully pain will not be a part of being awake in the middle of the night. Well, this little guy will probably have a set of lungs that will cause ear pain, but that's OK.

Obviously, I don't have any story today for Flashback Friday, because I am sleep deprived. And I still have to type up the master sheet for Hubby's NFL Pickem' pool. Yay, me....

Please share a memory from whenever, that way when I wake at 3am I will have something to do!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Goodbye, September!

I don't think I remember a worse month in a very long time. September has sucked out loud! Usually I love September, it's when school is back in , the leaves start to change, and I get the first Christmas feelings. This year, not so much.

I started with Angel getting sick, then hubby's truck breaking down, then the fridge breaking, I had a flat tire, had to train a new girl at work, and she's mean. My computer at work crashed and I lost some important files, now we are running out of flu shots and don't know when the next shipment is even coming. Hubby got the first coat of paint on the baby's room, only to find out it was totally the wrong color and had to go get the right color and start over again.

I hope I'm not leaving anything out. Oh, yeah, baby might be here a month early - but who knows? Oh, yeah, (#2) Guiding Light went off air.

And, yes, there is more... The Redskins are NOT doing well so far. Neither is Florida State. And, the Plowboys had the nerve to win their MNF game.

Now, this is finally the last day of this unusually terrible month. Welcome, October, may you bring better days... And a healthy baby, too!

I hope your September has gone better than mine, and I thank you for listening, reading, (whatever) to my whining and moaning and complaining, I will try to keep it to a minimum from here on out...