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Steroid and a Sponsor

Filed Under: Life

I, for one, am VERY glad that Ollie's course of Prednisone is over tomorrow morning. It's not that it made him crazy emotional or overly excited but it was just a pain in the ass to get him to take it.  I had to get a cube of smooshed up banana out of the freezer, add ...

Quick Update

Filed Under: Life, Tech/Videos/Video Games

Just a quick update since Tucker's home from drill and I refuse to fall off of the NABLOPOMO wagon this early on. You know that you have a congested child when you go into the bathroom with the child, shut the door and then turn the shower and the sink's faucet both to nothing but hot ...

All By Myself

Filed Under: Life

This weekend is Tucker's "drill weekend" so I'm home alone.  Cara is with Mom and Oliver is napping and I'm sitting on the couch with Oscar the Cat and my laptop and we're watching Paranormal State on A&E. Tucker left last night after he had bathed Cara and after tossing her cranky ass into bed and ...

Ollie’s Sick

Filed Under: Life

My "sunshine boy" has been sick for about a month. It's nothing major, just a snotty nose that won't go a way with a dry cough.  But, the point is that it won't go away.  Every morning he wakes up with snot running down his face and I kiss him [even with the snot] and even ...

Haunted Slanted House

Filed Under: Life
front-of-house

It seems to be a running joke in my extended family that I am ALWAYS on the look-out for our house.  Whenever Tucker is applying for jobs, I look at the area and then start searching the housing market to see what's available.  I don't see it as an "obsession" so much as a being ...

A Good Deed Never Goes Unpunished

Filed Under: Uncategorized
money-tweet

So it all started with this tweet: Actually, it started about ten minutes prior to that tweet. The family and I had been out running erands and when we pulled into our parking space, our next door neighbor's fiance's daughter was leaving the next door neighbor's place.  She's young, not very friendly and rather trashy so we ...

My Fear of Public Speaking

Filed Under: Mental Health

I have a mild "social anxiety" disorder so public speaking is one of those things that I don't really do. I mean, I CAN-anyone CAN-but I choose not to. That's one reason why I have yet to take Speach in college even though it's a Freshman level class and I have enough hours ...

Squirt

Filed Under: Food and Drink, Life
boon-squirt

The time has come in Oliver's very short life that he MUST EAT PEOPLE FOOD!  [My kids are big on the dramatics.]  He's almost five months old, is crawling and can sit by himself for short periods of time so I figured, "What the hell". Cara was fed rather unconventional things from an early age.  I ...

The Boss’s Crotch in your Face

Filed Under: Life
Bruce Springsteen crotch Super Bowl XLIII

We didn't watch Super Bowl XLIII. I got a new book yesterday so I read that and Tucker watched some horrifying show on National Geographic Channel about being locked up in a foreign country. We're an exciting couple. Tucker switched over to the Super Bowl briefly hoping to catch an ad or two but the gods weren't smiling ...

Punxsutawney Phil Confirmed Sciaphobic

Filed Under: Uncategorized
By Carolyn Kaster, AP

This just in: Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and has doomed us to 6 more weeks of winter. Punxsutawney Phil's been around since the 1880's [his forebearers anyway] and has predicted an early Spring only 14 times. My favorite part of that picture is the groundhog's "toes" that are splayed out and trying to grab onto anything ...

February NaBloPoMo

Filed Under: Book Related, Tech/Videos/Video Games
250-button

Yeah.  I'm doing it again.  I figure since my goal is always to write daily anyway then why not jump on the bandwagon and play along. Click the button on the right if you want to join as well but since you're supposed to write daily for the entire month then you better get to joining ...