April 30, 2006

Disney Villians Revenge

I hope VWBug, hubby Bug, Guest Bug and her baby bugs have a great time at Disney and Sea World. But, a word of caution. Be nice to the characters or they might seek revenge.

As always-click on the photo to enlarge.

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April 29, 2006

DOT's Cooperation

The DOT (Dept. of Transportation) got wind that VW and her family were headed to the Mouse House. They quickly added signs so she would know where to go.

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I hope they have a safe trip and a fantastic time.

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Well she's off...

...to the "Happiest Place on Earth!"

Hi there! This is Richmond, here to add my .02 (Nice place VW has here... All the bells and whistles....)

Anyhoo, Disney and Sea world are two of my favorite places.

We were there doing a very similar trip in May of 2003. My observation was that right about now, every kid in the theme park has a little meltdown... Sometimes it's a big meltdown... And sometimes the "kid" is 42 years old. It's epidemic.

The cute-o-meter gets maxed out, a big sugar crash begins to kick in, it's hot, feet are tired, and you're in line. AGAIN. And for all of the fun we had, I think that this is one of my favorite pictures that we took...
VW is always posting cutimous pictures of Tater and Tot. And while this isn't a picture of my girls looking particularly cute, it was accurate.

I'm thinking of you, VW... Hope you are hainvg a great time! ; )

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April 28, 2006

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Tater got put into time out. Tot decided he would join him... even though the time out was due to Tater taking a toy from Tot... I'm in trouble when they get older.

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Outta Here at 5:30am Tomorrow

You see me put it in writing... but I'll let you know, when we get back, what time we really left.

Please don't drink all my wine and cognac. Or bring some new and leave it. Please repair all holes as I don't need my sons learning how much fun holes in the wall and ceiling are at this age. They'll get there soon enough. Be kind to Richmond and Sticks.

I'll catch up with everyone in 5 days!

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Only Me

Stole this from T1G and Contagion and Ogre:

Your Famous Last Words Will Be:
"Nice doggy."
What Will Your Famous Last Words Be?
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April 27, 2006

Out of the Loop

First Out of the Loop Item:

Was over reading Pamibe just now and saw THIS ARTICLE.

A piece of the article:

After his show at a West Palm Beach performing arts center Sunday Copperfield was walking with two female assistants back to their tour bus when four teenagers pulled up in a black car, the police report said.

Two armed robbers allegedly got out of the car demanding the group's belongings.

Highlighting is MINE. Geeze... I live in West Palm Beach and this was not even on the front page yesterday or today of any section. Or if it was... I'm more blind than I thought.

Second Out of the Loop item is THIS ARTICLE:

TALLAHASSEE — Floridians will get a 12-day break from sales tax on many items they may need to get ready for hurricane season under a bill Gov. Jeb Bush signed into law Thursday

Yep, May 21st to June 1st. I have to remember to go and get batteries.

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Can You See What I See?

M took this cute picture of my boys.... All I noticed to start with was the laundry on the couch. ;-)

Did you see all 3 of my boys? Happy Dog is in there as well. Picture perfect!

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Just by Chance

This picture came to me from a friend... and I was knocked over by a feather. It has to be Ogre! He is always talking about Llamas, posting Llama pictures... and now here is Ogre:

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Sat To Tues

What a title huh? Sticks and Richmond have kindly agreed to post an item or two for me while I'm gone. That's right, we are headed off to Sea World and Disney. Might as well give M a whirlwind tour of them as well.

Considering this is what we saw just after leaving the Everglades, I'll be interested to see how things go in Orlando!!!

Wish us luck... it's going to be interesting. And be kind to Richmond and Sticks. Though, I am just a teensy bit worried what Sticks may say about me. Hopefully she will keep it ... uhhh... in the comments. ;-)

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April 26, 2006

Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

Oldie but goodie!!!

A husband and wife are getting ready for bed. The wife is standing in front of a full-length mirror taking a hard look at herself.

"You know, dear," she says, "I look in the mirror, and I see an old woman. My face is all wrinkled, my bosom is barely above my waist, and my bottom is hanging out a mile. I've got fat legs, and my arms are all flabby." She turns to her husband and says, "Tell me something positive to make me feel better about myself."

He studies hard for a moment thinking about it and then says in a soft, thoughtful voice, "Well, there's nothing wrong with your eyesight."

Services for the husband will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 at St. Anselm's Memorial Chapel.

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I had prepared for it like any intelligent woman would. I went on a starvation diet the day before, knowing that all the extra weight would just melt off in 24 hours, leaving me with my sleek, trim, high-school-girl body.

The last many years of careful cellulite collection would just be gone with a snap of a finger. I knew if I didn't eat a morsel on Friday, that I could probably fit into my senior formal on Saturday.

Trotting up to the attic, I pulled the gown out of the garment bag, carried it lovingly downstairs, ran my hand over the fabric, and hung it on the door. I stripped naked, looked in the mirror, sighed, and thought, "Well, okay, maybe if I shift it all to the back..." bodies never have pockets where you need them.

Bravely, I took the gown off the hanger, unzipped the shimmering dress and stepped gingerly into it. I struggled, twisted, turned, and pulled and I got the formal all the way up to my knees...before the zipper gave out.

I was disappointed. I wanted to wear that dress with those silver platform sandals again and dance the night away. Okay, one setback was not going to the mood for this affair. No way! Rolling the dress into a ball and tossing it into the corner, I turned to Plan B: the black velvet caftan.

I gathered up all the goodies that I had purchased at the drugstore, the scented shower gel; the body building and highlighting shampoo & conditioner, and the split-end killer and shine enhancer. Soon my hair would look like that girl's in the Pantene ads.

Then the makeup -- the under eye "ain't no lines here" firming cream, the all-day face-lifting gravity-fighting moisturizer with wrinkle filler spackle; the all day "kiss me till my lips bleed and see if this gloss will come off" lipstick, the bronzing face powder for that special glow...

But first, the roll-on facial hair remover. I could feel the wrinkles shuddering in fear.

OK - time to get ready...I jumped into the steaming shower, soaped, lathered, rinsed, shaved, tweezed, buffed, scrubbed, and scoured my body to a tingling pink.

I plastered my freshly scrubbed face with the anti wrinkle, gravity fighting, "your face will look like a baby's butt" face cream. I set my hair on the hot rollers.

I felt wonderful. Ready to take on the world. Or in this instance, my underwear.

With the towel firmly wrapped around my glistening body, I pulled out the black lace, tummy-tucking, cellulite-pushing, ham hock-rounding girdle, and the matchin "lifting those bosoms like they're filled with helium" bra.

I greased my body with the scented body lotion and began the plunge.

I pulled, stretched, tugged, hiked, folded, tucked, twisted, shimmied, hopped, pushed, wiggled, snapped, shook, caterpillar crawled, and kicked.

Sweat poured off my forehead but I was done. And it didn't look bad.

So I rested. A well deserved rest, too. The girdle was on my body. Bounce a quarter off my behind? It was tighter than a trampoline. Can you say, "Rubber baby buggy bumper butt?"

Okay, so I had to take baby steps, and walk sideways, and I couldn't move from my butt cheeks to my knees. But, I was firm!

oh no...I had to go to the bathroom. And there wasn't a snap crotch.

From now on, undies gotta have a snap crotch. I was ready to rip it open and re-stitch the crotch with Velcro, but the pain factor from past experiments was still fresh in my mind.

I quickly side stepped to the bathroom. An hour later, I had answered nature's call and repeated the struggle into the girdle. I was ready for the bra and remembered what the saleslady said to do.

I could see her glossed lips mouthing, "Do not fasten the bra in the front, and twist it around. Put the bra on the way it
should be worn--straps over the shoulders. Then bend over and gently place both breasts inside the cups."

Easy if you have four hands. But, with confidence, I put my arms into the holsters, bent over and pulled the bra down...but the boobs weren't cooperating. I'd no sooner tuck one in a cup, and while placing the other, the first would slip out. I needed a strategy.

I bounced up and down a few times, tried to dribble them in with short bunny hops, but that didn't work. So, while bent over, I began rocking gently back and forth on my heel and toes and I set 'em to swinging. Finally, on the fourth swing, pause, and lift, I captured the gliding glands.

Quickly fastening the back of the bra, I stood up for examination.

Back straight, slightly arched, I turned and faced the mirror, turning front, and then sideways. I smiled, "Yes, Houston, we have lift up!" My breasts were high, firm and there was cleavage! I was happy until I tried to look down. I had a chin rest and I couldn't see my feet. I still had to put on my pantyhose, and shoes. Oh...why did I buy heels with buckles?

Then I had to pee again.

I put on my sweats, fixed myself a drink, ordered pizza, and skipped the reunion.


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April 25, 2006

Here Come the Alligators!

We did stop and see alligators while in the Everglades. Here are a couple of pictures for you to enjoy:

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And for some reason this one left as soon as M tried to take its picture:

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And we saw birds too:

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And lots and lots of grass. M enjoyed it and the kids were good. Phew.

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April 24, 2006

Where's the Alligators???

It was a great trip. M took some wonderful pictures. Here are the dolphins we saw in the Everglades!!!

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I heard the question "Where are the alligators" about every 10 minutes on the boat trip. From Tator. Sigh... And yes you will get to see pictures of alligators... tomorrow!!! Gotta keep you coming back for more.

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April 23, 2006

Off to the Everglades

Folks, it is 6am. I am tired. I did NOT want to get up. But we are leaving at 7am to go to the Everglades. Just a quick hello to let you know we are alive. But barely.

Let's just hope the kids don't cry the whole way (and this includes my hubby) or the temptation to feed them to an alligator might just set in... ;-)

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April 22, 2006

Put That Up

Nothing like trying to get yourself breakfast when your oldest son comes to talk to you about getting a shirt on and you turned to look at him.... and he has his pj shirt off, and his pe-nis hanging out. The bottoms are pulled down just enough. Sigh.

As you tell him to go get clothes and get dressed, he runs around the house yelling. Now if I could just get him to go get those clothes. Instead he comes running back telling me he is na-ked. Oh yaa... this is going to be a long morning... is my coffee ready yet????

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How the Garden Grows

Hmpf. The garden is finished but I didn't get pictures. I thought I was going to fall over in the heat. I must be out of my mind. Doing this just so my kids can see their plants grow. Next time, I'm just sticking those suckers in the ground. Pumpkins, cucumbers and broccoli. Like any of it will survive in this heat...

Anyways... here are the pictures from when we got the first garden planted (Tater's garden).. yes, they are too close together, but I don't expect them to make it. And if they do, I will then them out some more...

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Nuts... I must be certifiably nuts...

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April 21, 2006

Tot's Busy Week

Me? Of course I am small enough to fit in half a box. Ohhhh... you mean without bending it out of shape... that's a different matter.

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Why won't Happy Dog eat my 'pretend' food in this bowl. Geeze...

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I'm m.a.d. at mommy. I'll sit in here and mope until I feel like getting out.

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April 20, 2006

Need to Meet to Eat?

Found this POST over at Random Thoughts from Marybeth.

She talks about Equidistant Eats... which allows you to enter multiple addresses and find a centrally located restaurant. Very cool.

Check it out and see if it works for you!

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Easter Pictures

Yaa... they are a little late this week. Let's trade lives and see what you get posted each day. blhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

I am very excited about the rest of this week. We are going to see King Tut tomorrow. Then possible a trip to the Everglades on Sunday ... because we have a party to go to on Saturday. Yep... busy busy...

There are a lot of pictures... click on "More Pawprints" below to see them...

First things first... let's wake up M and make sure she comes to find her Easter Basket with us!

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Tater finds his Easter Basket (yes it is a small plastic bowl):

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Here is Tot with his Easter Basket.

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What do you mean I have to get dressed before going out to hunt eggs... I have my undies on!

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Running out to get the first egg!!!

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Look at Tot carefully go out and get an egg. Sigh....

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A few spider webs won't stop Tater from finding those eggs!

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And a close up of the web and spider!

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An Artist

Not me! Tink, my sister. She made the following 'scrapbook page' just for fun. I think it is wonderful. I took out the kids names so it may look a little odd near the date. Definitely you need to click to enlarge it.

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Nope, I am not the artistic one in the family. I have tried to get her to blog but I can also see her changing her blog look every week. She'd never get a post written. ;-)

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April 19, 2006

More Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

Tater asked for knock knock jokes. I found some HERE.

A sample to keep you going:

Knock Knock
Who's there !
Ice cream !
Ice cream who ?
Ice cream if you don't let me in !

Knock Knock
Who's there !
Water !
Water who ?
Water way to answer the door !

Knock Knock
Who's there !
Figs !
Figs who ?
Figs the doorbell, it's broken

Knock, Knock.
Who's there?
Nobel who?
No bell, that's why I knocked!

Knock Knock
Who's there !
Cash !
Cash who ?
Cash me if you can !

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Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

After the egg hunt on Easter Sunday, the young farm boy decided to play a prank. He went to the chicken coop and replaced every single egg with a brightly colored one.

A few minutes later the rooster walked in, saw all the colored eggs, then stormed outside and beat up the peacock.

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April 18, 2006

Claim To Fame?

Just got a note from Sticks.

Did you see this at Harvey's site? It ranks the popularity of your name by year. In the 1960's you were 69. What a claim to fame!


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Made the Call

Yes I did call Bou and tell her the chocolates were 50% off. Including the 2 foot tall DARK chocolate bunny. It was still there. And if it is still there when they go 75% off... she is in big trouble. GRIN.

Good thing they had some stuff left.. I was getting ready to raid my hubby's basket. Even if it was that 'milk chocolate' stuff. ;-)

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Lazy? Moi?

Ok... it has been a fun time but busy time. And by the time the evening rolls around, I'm beat. Not much posting getting done. My sister, Tink, was nice enough to send me this picture:

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That's right. That's my mom trying to help her GreatGrandson B get a kite in the air. Wish I just could have been there to enjoy watching it as much as I have enjoyed this picture.

More later! Well... as soon as I can get enough time to upload the pictures and write the stories. This week we are off to Busch Wildlife, the Science Museum and more. If I can just take a breath and write about it all..

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April 17, 2006

Recall for Renu with MoistureLoc

If you wear contacts and use ReNu with MoistureLoc, you may want to read up on THIS from Bausch & Lomb. Here is a piece of the article:

FOR RELEASE THURSDAY, April 13, 2006 Rochester, NY --- Bausch & Lomb (NYSE:BOL) today asked U.S. retailers to remove ReNu® with MoistureLoc® from their shelves temporarily, and recommended that consumers switch to another lens care solution for the time being, until the investigation of reports of fungal keratitis infections among contact lens wearers in the United States is concluded.
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April 16, 2006

The Easter Party

We have been busy the last couple of days... From Easter Parties to egg hunting to the beach and cleaning house. Insane. At the Easter Party on Thursday, they had a clown / magician / face painter. Tater decided for the first time ever to get his face painted. (Click to enlarge)

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Yaa... we had spiderman with us for a day or two. ;-)

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April 15, 2006

Beach Time

M went to the beach for 3 hours yesterday. We talked again about keeping suntan lotion on your body. And I must say I was happy when I saw her and she didn't look burned. Phew. Then we went for a walk last night... uhhhh... right behind her knees was burned. Both legs.

Could have been worse! Glad she is getting that tan she wants. Nothing like going back to school and having a great tan to show off. Particularly when you just turn 16.

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April 14, 2006

Lion Country Safari Pictures

Finally got the photos uploaded from our trip. There are a total of 19 pictures. Be sure to read the sign in the Lion picture. I hope you enjoy the zebra picture. There were too many times when we got stopped by animals crossing the road... at least the rhino didn't go after us! And yes, that is me with the boys at the alligator picture. M was never able to get all of us looking up at one time.

Never tried the 'Flipbook' option of ImageShack before (it will randomly select 5 pictures and let you see them... changes everytime you come to the site)... let me know what you think:

And while I'm at it, I have never tried the 'slideshow' option of ImageShack before... so let me know what you think about this one as well:

It wouldn't let me put all the pictures in the same one easily... so here are the rest of the pictures:

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April 13, 2006

Busy? Us?

Even Happy dog is worn out!

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From Lion Country Safari to Dr appointments to school to music to the mall to making cupcakes and the list just keeps going. Today is Dr. appt, breakfast with Bou, Easter Party, phone store and... hmmm... I forgot something.

I have some great pictures to post soon. Just not enough time in the day to get it done.

A quick story about Tater. When we were leaving the mall, he asked M to carry him because he was tired. She said ok, and picked him up. It started to sprinkle as we were walking to the car, so Tater put his hands over her head to protect her like an umbrella. And then he wanted to open her door for her. What a good boy he is getting to be!

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April 12, 2006

Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

A young woman in New York was so depressed that she decided to end her life by throwing herself into the East River.

She went down to the docks and was about to leap into the frigid water when a handsome young sailor saw her tottering on the edge of the pier, crying. He took pity on her and said, "Look, you have so much to live for. I'm off to Hawaii in the morning, and if you like, I can stow you away on my ship. I'll take good care of you and bring you food every day."

Moving closer, he slipped his arm around her shoulder and added, "I'll keep you happy, and in return, you'll keep me happy."

The girl nodded yes. After all, what did she have to lose? Perhaps a fresh start in Hawaii would give her life new meaning. That night, the sailor brought her aboard and hid her in a lifeboat. From then on, every night he brought her three sandwiches and a piece of fruit, and they made passionate love until dawn.

Three weeks later, during a routine inspection, she was discovered by the Captain. "What are you doing here?" the Captain asked.

"I have an arrangement with one of the sailors,"she explained. "I get food and a trip to Hawaii, and he's screwing me."

"He certainly is," the Captain said. "This is the Staten Island Ferry."

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April 11, 2006

Stinky Stuff, Grandkids, Oh My

While M is here, I cannot help but make comments to her about what is going on around here. We both have gotten a good laugh at my commentary, so I thought I would share a couple of them with you... it is 'me' speaking for 'her' to 'her mom'...

Mom, you aren't going to believe what just happened! Tater was going the bathroom... he left the door open and started to shout about how stinky it was. AND... when any one went by, they would say 'PPPP UUUUUU that stinks'.
Mom, these people are crazy. They take me to the beach for a cookout and then tell me how wonderful it is that it rained! Not only that, after the rain stopped and we went back to the beach... they made me put more sunscreen on. Really!! The sun wasn't even out, it was cloudy. I questioned it, but they really said I had to put it on.
Mom, we played the 'Game of Life'. And when VW's hubby landed on one about Grandchildren... well I just had to question the fact that he had NO children in his car to start with... where did these 'grandchildren' come from? Bad enough he made his wife ride in the very back of the car the whole time but this as well?

Having M here is great. She plans on continuing in Mathematics and is looking into Computer Programming. Oh yaaa!!! She plays Sudoku in her spare time. And that makes me happy. My hubby just shook his head and said there is another geek in the house. GRIN

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April 10, 2006

She Came Bringing Gifts

My friend's daughter arrived safe and sound. Which was hard to believe because a car on I-95 tried to side swipe us... but we made it. And she brought gifts. The kids love them.

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Mom on the other hand has a thought or two on this gift giving business. Policia cars with sirens, flashing lights and people shouting are certainly a great gift... if it can be left at the givers house to be played with over there. Since we will not be going to Germany anytime soon, I guess these will have to stay.

The soccer balls are a great hit. Hit is the word here. Hit each other, hit the window, ... you get the idea. We have been having fun playing with them.

And I got some great gifts too. Now what should I send back???

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Easter Eggs

Remember the other day when I asked about how old a boiled egg could be? Well, here are the pictures from the days before that... when the kids were coloring them.

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We plan on doing this again... this time right before Easter. GRIN (And no I won't eat them after two days even if I didn't get sick this time)

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April 09, 2006

Happy Belated Anniversary

I saw that Harvey was celebrating his anniversary. And that was when I realized why my hubby gave me a funny look this morning when I kissed him and wished him a happy anniversary this morning... I was a day late.

We married April 8th, 2000. It was on April 8th only because he convinced me we shouldn't be married on April Fool's Day. But to this day I wished I had played "Brick House" as I walked down the aisle as he suggested.

We have been through a lot together and I can't wait to see what comes next.

Happy Belated Anniversary to the Best Man in my Life.
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April 08, 2006

Timeout Frustrations

Tot hates timeout.

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April 07, 2006

New Adventure Awaits

Just a quick post. I wasn't here last night to write anything... I was at the airport. Yep, my friend's girl made it in last night. She is beautiful. Now I'm going to worry about the boys in the neighborhood. Sigh.

More blog fodder. I can see it coming your way.

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April 06, 2006

How Long Do Boiled Eggs Last?

I should not admit this on my blog... but I just ate a 2 day old Boiled egg and THEN thought about the consequences. Anyone know how long a boiled egg will last in 78degrees or cooler?

Since I'm not sick - yet... I'm guessing 2 days is acceptable. But I am curious as to the real answer. Any one?

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The Poopie Story

It all started with a car like this:

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Not that exact car, as ours is missing in action. And has a lot more worn look to it. Wonder if Uncle J took it home?

I wasn't in the room when it started, but when I showed up.... they were holding this car over each others head and talking about poop. And hollaring to get it off as they didn't want poop on their heads. Each taking a turn doing this to the others in the room. Except Aunt B. For some reason she got left out. It may have been her willingness to be a victim and let them put the car on her head. Or just because Uncle J was much more expressive when it was done to him.

Either way, Uncle J, Dad and Tater were having a blast. Tot was laughing along with them, even if he wasn't really participating. I thought better of it and just left the room again.

Next thing I know, we are in the car going to the store and Tater is asking Uncle J to tell him a story. Right now we are into Pirate stories. Tater will pretty much tell you the story he wants you to tell him. Uncle J had a different idea and wanted to tell him a "Poopie" story. Just to help you out, Uncle J should have been an actor. His facial expressions, body language and voice can make you laugh at just about anything. Add to that a 3 year old and the laughter is infectious.

Tater decided that it should be a Pirate story... hence it became the Poopie Pirate story. I think the actual story is 5 lines. But the ability for Uncle J to get us all to laugh at it was great. And now I am asked when Uncle J is going to be back to tell us another Poopie story. Yes folks, I convinced my kids that only Uncle J could tell those stories. Not mom. Phew.

Oh, the story? It went something like this (with much laughter):

There were two pirates... Goof and Ball... the brother goofballs. They were on a pirate ship. Goof had to go the bathroom. There wasn't one, so he went on the ship. The poopie pirate ship.

The end. Now keep in mind I was laughing so hard, I'm not sure if I have the story right. The kids faces just were too much!

Now all I hear about is Poopie. Oh yes, I am thinking this might be better than farts.. but not much.

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April 05, 2006

Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

Bubby & Earl are fishing and sipping beer when Bubba suddenly says..."I'm thinking of divorcing my wife...she hasn't spoken to me in six months."

Earl looks at his friend...takes a sip of his beer and after a moment or two says... "You better think it over....women like that are hard to find."

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More Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

Ocassionally, a Happy Dog loves cat humor...

A man absolutely hated his wife's cat and decided to get rid of him one day by driving him 20 blocks from his home and leaving him at the park.

As he was getting home, the cat was walking up the driveway.

The next day he decided to drive the cat 40 blocks away. He put the beast out and headed home.

Driving back up his driveway, there was the cat!

He kept taking the cat further and further and the cat would always beat him home. At last he decided to drive a few miles away, turn right, then left, past the bridge, then right again and another right until he reached what he thought was a safe distance from his home and left the cat there.

Hours later the man calls home to his wife: "Jen, is the cat there?"

"Yes", the wife answers, "why do you ask?"

Frustrated, the man answered, "Put that son of a b.tch on the phone, I'm lost and need directions!"

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April 04, 2006

First Barber Haircut

Before all the sickness got started, Tater had gotten his first Barber haircut. Here are some pictures of that cutie... (and his brother who just kept getting right beside him). As always, click to enlarge the picture.

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Gotta love those 'first' moments.

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April 03, 2006

Croup and Fevers

Tater started with a sinus infection, then got croup and now has a cold. He has been running a fever of over 103 for 3 out of 5 nights. Needless to say, it has been a long week... Tot is following in his footsteps. I was amazed that I had forgotten how kids got croup. I found THIS ARTICLE and took a piece out for you:

How do you get croup?

The virus can either be transferred through airborne droplets produced by coughing and sneezing, or passed from one person to another by touch. From the hands, the virus may enter the mucous membrane of the eyes and nose.

Croup is usually caused by the parainfluenza virus, although there are many other possible viral causes. These include the RS virus, influenza virus type A, rhinovirus, adenovirus, and Coxsackie virus.

If a child has had croup before, it tends to recur when they have a cold. After the age of four to five years, these symptoms decrease in severity.

There may be an allergic element connected to the parainfluenza virus.

It has been a long week and it looks like we have a couple of more days for Tater to finish it up and Tot probably has a couple more past that. Now if Mom can just keep from catching the cold. ;-)

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ER Visit Number 2

Went to ER this morning with Tot. Oh yaaa. It has been a fun weekend. Going to the Doctor at 10am with Tater and Tot. Tater's fever just won't go away. And he sounds worse today. 2, 4, 6, 8... 8 hours sleep in 3 nights. Taaa Daaaa... I will function. Luckily I have had help. But posting might be a little strange. Something about being sleep deprived does that to you.

Goof Ball Brothers and their Poopie Pirate Ship... details to follow...

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April 02, 2006

Another Visit To The Doctor

Have some fun stories, but right now I'm dealing with 2 sick kids. I just have to remember to write up about the Poopie stories that Uncle J told the boys. Oh yaa... I'm going to hear about this for weeks.

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April 01, 2006

Been a Little Busy

Seems one can't sick without the other following quickly behind. It has been a long couple of days. And this time I am happy to have company. They have been doing dishes, picking up stuff and entertaining one kid while I medicate the other. Wish I could figure out how to keep them here a little longer! I even got a 45 minute nap in today... considering the overall sleep index has been about 5 hours in 48...

Something to keep you entertained over the weekend. Blame this on Mausi over at The Gray Monk.

Kakuro games

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