Monday, October 27, 2008

The results of Saturday

  • Dentist appointment at 8 am (luckily his dad took him) He had an absess in a baby molar, so he got it pulled...oops...just realized the tooth fairy didn't come. Whatever...see this post. Oh, and I'm going for worst mom of the year, with these pesky molar infections...

  • Get Parker's costume, and rest of Emma's, and find Jack's

  • Go get pumpkins. Can't go to the grocery store, oh no heaven forbid, must go to the FARM and pick them out from a patch! Ya, SOOOOO didn't happen, I got them at walmart. *rolling eyes*

  • Go see Beauty and the Beast at a local High School. It was SO great! I swear, high school kids get more and more talented all the time!!

  • Go to a Trunk or Treat thing at a school down the street. This was fun too! It was weird, cuz it was so WARM! I had on a light sweater, and had to roll up the sleeves! CRAZY!! Who ever thought of trunk or treats, needs a medal!

  • Try to see a friend I haven't seen in years. Totally didn't happen! :( Hopefully at Christmas, when she'll be back in town!

  • Work for 7 hours. Always fun and entertaining! I love how I can do all kinds of things during the day, and yet still get in 7 hours at work. Being open untill 1 is really a blessing. Although... I usually hit a wall around 11, then get my second wind and I'm fine! :)

So it was a good day all around. I'm so exctied about the costumes this yr. I only purchased a couple things for Parker, the rest, we already had! WOO HOO! I swear, what is wrong with us, that we put so much pressure on ourselves for this stupid holiday? Sheesh...

Saturday, October 25, 2008

It's a bird, it's a plane...

Let's see...
  • Dentist appointment at 8 am (luckily his dad took him)
  • Get Parker's costume, and rest of Emma's, and find Jack's
  • Go get pumpkins. Can't go to the grocery store, oh no heaven forbid, must go to the FARM and pick them out from a patch!
  • Go see Beauty and the Beast at a local High School.
  • Go to a Trunk or Treat thing at a school down the street.
  • Try to see a friend I haven't seen in years.
  • Work for 7 hours.

This is my agenda for Sat Oct 25th. Hmmmm... she's trying to be super mom again...

And thanks to Lisa, for the inspiration! :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

It's a free country my *ss

This election stuff is making me crazy. I have debated for a long time posting anything. And if you have a comment... be gentle. :)

I hate how hateful everyone is. What happened to free speech, and the right to have an opinion? What happened to the constitution? Why must we change it? Why must abortion, and gay marriage be ILLEGAL. I mean, when you make stuff illegal, bad things happen. People have free choice, no? "It's a free country!" No? Doesn't feel like it.

How is my neighbor marrying her girlfriend, or the love of his life, going to affect me...honestly. I know all the GOD DID NOT INTEND IT. That's fine and proper and all. But what does changing the constitution, have to do with a civil marriage? What about my sister inlaws, who were married at city hall? God had nothing to do with their marriage. What about all the people married by an internet certified marriage performer? Are they not going to be recognized as married, because god is not involved?

What happened to being accepting of all people? Regardless of their gender, race, religion.

What happened to teaching children about free choice? How do we teach them about smoking? Do we BAN them from seeing anyone smoking? Do we tell them those people are EVIL, and going to hell, because they are taking bad things into their body? Maybe you do. I don't know. But I tell mine, that yes, it is bad for you, but we all have free agency, and they are choosing to smoke. But are they choosing?

How is this different, than homosexuality? I want my kids to know about all different types of people. They learn all kinds of things at school. Isn't it my job, to explain, yes, some people make different choices? What about when someone at school tells them there is no Santa Clause? Or they have two Daddies? How is, the family who doesn't believe in Santa is going to hell, different than the one with two Daddies is going to hell? Or what about families who don't celebrate Christmas at all?

Maybe I'm way off base here, but so is EVERYONE!! Obama is a terrorist... Palin is a blithering idiot. I'm so sick of it I could scream!!!! Tell me the FACTS people! Don't come to conclusions based on one sentance out of 30, someone says. I'm so sick of people attacking each other! Can't we just fix it? Fix the economy, fix healthcare. TELL ME how you are going to fix it, insstead of attaching the other guy.

Why can we not have simple conversation, with out yelling? Don't get me wrong, I'm guilty of it, but I didn't start it.

My final statement? Why can't we just be free to choose? Free to love who we want, free to worship how we want, free to choose where we live, work and go to school. Free to buy the food we want, not what we can afford. This is America, remember...Land of the Free, Home of the Brave? I think someone forgot.

Friday, October 17, 2008

If you're bored...

...and need a good laugh...

These are clever and funny, and if only I had that much time on my hands, I'd make one too!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


This is for Waconia Lisa:

Avoid cutting yourself when slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold while you chop.

Avoid arguments with the Mrs. about lifting the toilet seat by using the sink.

For high blood pressure sufferers: simply cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure in your veins. Remember to use a timer.

A mouse trap, placed on top of your alarm clock, will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button.

If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives, then you'll be afraid to cough.

You only need two tools in life - WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.

If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.

Remember: Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

Daily Thought: Some people are like Slinkies. Not really good for anything, but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.


Neurology update

Ya, just like I thought. Not much to say, other than, "Oh My! He is doing MUCH better than we expected! Duh...

He said we could have another MRI. Now that debate begins. Because really, it's not going to change anything. We might get a prognosis, might not. There might be something in his malformation that explains his speech delay, or why he spikes a fever, or why/if he has a high tolerence for pain. Or if he is prone to seizures. We haven't had any yet, but lemme tell ya, when ever he does something funky, that's where I go.

So...we are thinking, and debating. Our insurance if different now, so we need to find out cost. argggg everything costs...

And once again, he was a delight...

Monday, October 13, 2008

The many hats we wear.

Today is a day, I get to wear a few of my favorite hats. So I've been thinking about all the hats I wear, and how best to wear them.

First up PTA Mom- Hat. It's school lunch week, where parents can come and have lunch with their kiddos. Not that they can't all the time, but the school sets aside a few days for this specifically. Anyway, I signed up last week, to be the parent cashier. I said to Parker last night, "So do you want me to come have lunch with you?", knowing full well the answer. I said, "Well I'll be there anyway, taking money." He said, "Will Jack be there then?!?!" Jack, he wants to have lunch with, me, not so much... *grin*

Then before lunch is over, Kindergarten Mom- Hat. I need to send Emma down the hall, while all this other stuff is going on. I'm sure the bell will remind me... :)

Then Jack's Special Needs- Mom Hat. We have the much anticipated neurology appointment today. I'm sure it will be a moo point("Friends" reference). But we're trying anyway. I have NO idea what, if anything we'll find out. But I'll be sure to let you all know...

Then I get to wear my Older Lady But Acts Like a Teenager- Hat, at work! heehee And depending on when we get done at PCMC, I might be managing, which a different hat. So I guess I'll bring both, just in case.

Just for fun, some of my other hats:

Wife, Jr High Mom, Elementary Mom, Advocate, Singer, Cleft Awareness, HPE Awareness, Friend, Shoulder To Cry On, Sister, Daughter, Aunt, Housekeeper, Picker-Upper, Hydrocephalus Awareness, Early Intervention Advocate, Birth defects are Not a Tragedy, Have To Change the World.

Sometimes it makes me a little crooked. It's quite the juggling act, all the different hats we wear, but oh so fun, when I get to do a bunch in one day!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Ya gotta love um.

The kids have kinda been makin me crazy lately. Emma, is testing her snotty boundries. Jack's speech seems to be getter further behind, and all he does is whine, and demanded, and cry, into my crotch. Maybe if he was taller, it will be more tolerable. Nick just get's more teen mopey, and Parker is so excited all the time, he needs an off switch. Well tonight was the first night I've had off, and been home in a couple weeks. It was SO nice, to just sit down and eat dinner. And then hang out, and watch our shows.

Anyway, at one point in the night, I looked over, and all three boys were looking at a book. It was SO sweet, and I realized it something I've miss when I'm not here. So I started taking pictures. I looking for that perfect shot...desperate for it, in fact.

The what I got:

Getting better, but Parker's not in it.

I get him back, and he decides to cooperate-or just got into the book.

Yep, into the book.

Then Emma wants to see, of course.

And then I get it...


I cried when it uploaded. It's beautiful. They are beautiful. I love them.

The Third Eye

Seriously... the stye got worse, but sort of better. And now it looks like a third eye! I took him in, and they can sedate him, or use a papoose board, to "pop it". Um no thanks...he said it's fine running it's course. Of course, I'm freaking out, not being able to pick it, cuz, I'm a picker don't ya know...

He's still the cutest thing ever...even with his third eye.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

There may be hope.

If you watch any TV lately, you know how badly today's youth are perceived. But I am here to tell you, I know some good ones!!

At the theater I work at, most of the employees are between 16 and 20 ish. And what a great bunch of people they are. A couple of them, I have known since they were toddlers. -hi ryan:) These boys, make me so proud everyday. I may not be their mom's, but I know their moms, and gramma's, and they have done/are doing, an amazing job.

I love watching all of them interact with each other. Hearing about what they are doing at school. Relationship woes, parent woes. Anticipating mission calls. I especially love watching them work hard. I have been so impressed with their work ethic, and how they look out for each other.

I feel so lucky, to be a witness to good in the world. Don't get me wrong, they are not all awesome, but the good out way the bad, and try to help them become better.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Eye update

Well, it's gone. I can't believe it. Totally gone. 10 mm scratch...gone. So that means I didn't get a picture. Oh well, I was ready and everything. I did get some cute ones though.

What an angel!
Such a big boy!

But he's fine, like nothing ever happened. So weird. Apparently the eye, is the fasting healing organ. That my friends- is cool. Oh, and if you want a pediatric opthomlogist who respects your time, email me, I'll give you this guys name. :) We were in and out, in 20 minutes.