Saturday, January 31, 2009

Life In Bullet Points

  • My Husband is on my last nerve
  • My 3 year daughter worked in a preschool workbook today for 3 hours. Happy Days!
  • I bought groceries this week with change. Outta change, anyone have any I can have?
  • My new "Jehovah Witness" friends probably think I am crazy. They have been coming here since August. Last time they came it was too cold for me to keep the door open so I invited them inside. They read passages and I question the hell out of them. They came yesterday but I was watching General Hospital. When my husband told me I had company, I ran to the door telling them "I'm watching "General Hospital, it's sweeps week, can you come back? I'm serious. I know it's crazy but I really want to get back to it." They thanked me for being honest and left telling me they would be back next week. I felt like a heel but honestly...I'm not a Jehovah Witness and GH was on.
  • I am done with winter and need some outdoor time.
  • Tax time is fast approaching and we owe tons of cash. Stress has taken over my otherwise calm self.
  • My son's preschool testing came back outstanding! I am so proud.
  • My daughter told my husband today, "Daddy, I see me in your eyes." She literally meant she could see her reflection but it just sounded so sweet, it made me tear.
  • Would love to get a job that allowed me to work from home so that I could contribute to our streeeetttched bank account.
  • My father mentioned some crap about visiting but I know it is a crock so I am trying not to get excited about.
  • Dying to visit my grandparents. I think my grandfather is coming home this week and would love to see him.
  • Watched Making over America with Trinny and Susannah on TLC. Wish I could walk around with a British accent telling people how they should look, dress and act. They are too cool and their personalities make it possible for them to say anything. Ever watch them? They feel everyone up as they discuss bras and clothing.

Saturday 9: Going to Pot

1. When was the last time you smoked pot? I have never in my life smoked pot. It was never something I was interested in and stayed away from people who did it.

2. What do you think is your biggest weakness? My kids...all they have to do is say, "I'm sorry or smile, hug me, or say I love you mom" and I am a putty in their hands.

3. What is your biggest fear? Dying and leaving my kids early.

4. Is there a particular goal that you’d like accomplish this year? I would like to have a running paid ad on my blog.

5. What do you miss most from your youth? I miss just chilling and feeling no guilt about it.

6. What is your best physical feature? My eyes.

7. Are you very confident? I used to be but have to remind myself that I am worthy.

8. Tell us about the last time you were drunk. I have only been drunk 2 times in my life. The last time was over 6 years ago. My husband and I were hanging with our couple friends at their house. I am not much of a drinker but that night I was drinking some pretty good martini's. We ended up spending the night because, well...we were feeling no pain. We found out we were expecting our son not too long after that night. So it was worth it.

9. Have you ever cheated on a lover? I cheated on a boyfriend with my friend Teach who is now my husband. It was just meant to be.

1. What is more important to you: your relationship with yourself or your relationship with those who are close to you? I have started the whole you come into this world alone, you go out alone mentality that comes with getting older. After making everyone else a priority, friends, family, bosses, etc...I have decided they can all kiss my ass.

2. Which of the above do you tend to have the least problem cultivating? Since I am not working, the whole boss part is shockingly easy.

3. Something goes wrong in your life. Of the people you are most likely to turn to, are they the same gender as you or the opposite? They are absolutely the same gender. Girl friends rock and have some pretty amazing ones.

4. Something goes wrong in a close friend’s life and you’re the person that friend chooses to call first. Is that person likely to be the same gender as you or the opposite? Yes! When I was younger my answer would have been different.

6. What single trait listed in the response to question #5 would your closest friend most agree with? You tend to have many friends from many walks of life. Anyone you meet is could become a friend. In fact, you are especially interested in people who are a little different than you. Seeing life from another perspective is something you cherish.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Friday Memes

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1. I'd really like to take a bubble bath right now.

2. Fuck is the word you'd most often hear me say if I stubbed my toe.

3. Possession is Mine, mine all mine!

4. Who doesn't love Captain Jack Sparrow.

5. Marshmallows and fire go together like gelatin and heat?

6. I can go on and on.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to chilling with my man, tomorrow my plans include doing something with the kids, and Sunday, I want to sleep past 7:00 a.m.

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In American football, a fumble occurs when the player carrying the ball drops it, often resulting in a great advantage for the other team. What have you recently fumbled in your own life? Ahhh...the old fumble question. No actually I never heard it put quite this way but I fumble all the time. Especially when I deal with my son or my husband. With my son I get into verbal disputes with him all the time. Instead of just cutting the argument short and following through with discipline I debate him.

In American football, you have thrown an interception when someone from the other team catches the ball you meant for your teammate. Who’s often an interceptor of something you intend for someone else? These days my kids are the interceptor. My husband and I have always spoken to each other through others. Instead of confronting each other with things like, "who left these dishes in the sink?" We ask someone else. First it was our pets and now it is our kids.

One of the severest penalties in American football is for unsportsmanlike conduct, when a player doesn’t play according to the spirit of fair play. In what situations are you most likely to be a perpetrator of unsportsmanlike conduct? It takes a lot to get me ruffled, however that being husband probably causes my attitude like no one else. Instead of telling him something that bothers me such as coffee stains on the counter after I have already cleaned it or a dish in the sink or food in the drain after I scrubbed it makes me crazy. Do I tell him? No, I slam doors and throw silverware in the drawer.

In American football, the concept of running low-risk plays that consistently gain a few yards at a time is called “moving the chains,” while the concept of going after huge gains with higher-risk plays is called the “vertical game.” In your personal life, are you more of a moving-the-chains player or a vertical-game player? I am totally a moving the chains kinda girl. I don't believe in creating unnecessary waves and will take a back seat to whatever is going on unless it comes to my kids.

Sometimes in American football, the quarterback will, at the last moment, change his or her mind about the intended play, either to prevent what is likely to be a failure or to take advantage of a vulnerability in the other team. The method used in this play-change is often “calling an audible.” In what way have you recently called an audible in your life? Oh I call "audible" every single day. As I said, I don't make waves. I feel out the situation before approaching and usually just take a back seat to my husbands mood of the day.

Thursday Thunks - Meme

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I found this on WTIT

1. Have you ever felt alone, but yet there are people around you? I spent many years feeling very alone then I had kids and long to feel that again for about 5 minutes every other hour.

2. Do you have any video game consoles? Which ones? Yes. We have Xbox and Wii. Do I ever get to play them? How nice of you to ask. What do you think?

3. Do you freak out at food warnings/outbreaks, such as the recent peanut butter salmonella scare? Nope! I just stay away from whatever they are talking about like the plague. Freak out nope not me.

4. What color/pattern is your beds' comforter/bedspread? If you could call this thing a bedspread, it is blue and white striped with a solid blue side.

5. How many windows do you have in your house? We live in a small home with 17 windows. Why did they put so many windows?

6. Name six things that are in your bathroom. Why? You need to go? A toilet, tub, sink, potty, toilet paper, towels.

7. How big is your garage? Should it be bigger? It isn't a actually a garage as much as a mess of stuff that need to be hauled away. You couldn't fit a bike in there if you wanted to.

8. Got your taxes done yet? Not yet. I owe, I owe so hold off to the end don't you know.

9. Think of a mental disorder..... why did you think of that particular one? Motherhood. Oh that's not an actual disorder? Bi-polar. I thought of it because too many people say they have it.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Actual Depiction of Me and My Husband At Night

While surfing tonight I found this interesting site.

Some things you will learn if you sign up for their parenting class.

Lessons include:

  • Learn to say it once
  • An ounce of prevention
  • 8 Steps for handling feelings effectively
  • What to do instead of punish
  • Teach your children self-control
  • 12 Ways to create a closer family
  • 12 Steps to a loving relationship with your partner
  • 14 Keys to winning your partner's cooperation
  • Do's and don'ts for parenting apart
  • 8 Nasty robbers
  • 11 Ways to create family unity
  • Fun “ditties” for the family to use to remind them of the key principles they are learning
  • 3 Steps for setting clear limit and make them stick
  • Communication skills that will encourage your children to talk to you
  • Teach children to be creative problem solvers
  • Teach family members to get what they want without whining, arguing or being a brat
  • Prevent temper tantrums
Check it out for yourself.

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Post 960 Brings You Wordless Wednesday

Yeah, I know it is supposed to be wordless. Sue Me!

I can't believe I have 960 posts on Blogger. I had left Blogger for a while to use Wordpress and now wonder what number I would be at if I had stayed with my tried and true.

See my other Wordless here.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

ABC Wednesday - B for Ballerina and Beer (but not together)

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B = Ballerina
Here is my daughter as she begged me to take pictures of her as she danced
around her room.

B = Beer
Nature's refrigerator

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Monday, January 26, 2009

The Simple Women's Daybook

For Today...January 26, 2009

Outside my window...Cold, dark and lonely.

I am thinking... That I need to start a fire soon.

From the learning rooms... My Daughter has fallen in love with tracing her name, letters, and numbers.

I am thankful for...My friends who keep my tied to the outside world when I am knee deep in mothering.

From the kitchen... Made a chicken soup today and it is to die for.

I am wearing... Comfy grey running pants and a grey t-shirt.

I am reading... Breaking Dawn (very slowly), and I hate your guts by Jim Norton

I am hoping... To get these kids in bed soon so I can relax.

I am creating... A lapbook for my kids for Groundhog day.

I am hearing... My daughter listening to Dora and my son playing in his room.

Around the house... Cleaned the family room and exercised on the tread mill today.

One of my favorite things... Haagen Daza low fat frozen yogurt coffee

A few plans for the rest of the week... Get the mortgage escrow shortage paid on time, and exercise at least 4 more days this week.

Here is a picture thought of sharing with you...
My Little Man in his Doba. I am always so proud of him when he is in class. He tries hard to pay attention even with all the hoopla going on around him. He has learned so much since starting. It is amazing to hear him answer vocabulary questions and count in Korean. I love you baby boy.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Giveaways The Week of 1-25-09

Sunday Stealing: The Sassy Meme

1. If you could say anything you wanted to say to George Bush, what would you say? You came into a f'd up position and you did the best you could. Good job buddy!

2. If you had to be the mother of Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan, who would you choose and why? I would want to mother both so I could take them by the hair and slam their stupid heads together.

3. You get to be Queen for a day. The kids are all taken care of, and you can spend as much money as you want. What do you do all day? Thanks for saying the kids are taken care of because it made it much easier to dream.

I head to a spa for a massage, then order Starbucks room service while calling all my girlfriends to tell them a limo is coming to pick them up. When they arrive, I give them each a hand full of money as I take mine to Barnes and Nobles where I buy out the store for the day, so I can leisure stroll through the aisles and check out as many books as I can. Then I purchase the books I want and head back to my hotel room where all my friends are supposed to met me. We order room service from the best restaurant in town then I send them on their way because my husband is expected and we are going to use the room for the remainder of the night.

4. Is there a song that brings tears to your eyes every time you hear it? If so, which one? There are so many, Red Shoes (the Christmas song) and Butterfly Kisses. Let them be Little does it too as does He Gets That From Me and In My Daughter's Eye. And Lonestar's I'm Already There. Notice that they all have to do with children?

5. A fairy taps you on the shoulder and tells you that you can either have a perfect face or a perfect body for the rest of your life. Which do you choose? Well, you know, since I already have both, could the fairy just give me some money? seriously folks, since I have been feeling back, neck and knee pain for as long as I can remember...a perfect body sounds good.

6. If you could live any place in the world and money was no object, where would you live and why? I would live where I am but in a better house with a better car.

7. What is your biggest regret in life? I don't believe in having regrets.

8. If you could go back and visit one person in your life who is now dead, and ask one question, what would that question be and why would you ask it? I would ask my mother if she is proud of who I am. I was 12 when she passed and it would be nice to talk to her as an adult.

9. If you had the choice to age forward (like we are now) or aging backwards (think Benjamin Buttons) which would you choose and why? If we aged backwards that would mean that well after we have learned all we can in life we can't talk about it because well, duh, babies don't talk. So aging forward would be good. However, it would be nice to age pause. Just pause myself at age 33-35 and stay there.

10. What will the epitaph on your headstone say? She was a good mother.

Sale At Beau-coup

Beau-coup is having a site-wide sale in honor of Valentine’s Day! The sale ends on Monday 1/26/09 so get over there now.

Enjoy! While there order something for me.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Saturday 9

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1. Which meal is the one you cook best? I think it is my meatballs and pasta but everyone else says ziti and sausage and peppers. I make a mean chicken soup too.

2. Tell us what you would never eat. I would never eat snails. Unless they were the last thing on earth left to eat.
3. Is your hometown famous for anything or anybody? I hear that Babe Ruth once had a home here but I don't know how true that is.

4. Can you play a musical instrument? The skin flute...bwaaahhhh no...I just had to. Umm...I used to play the trumpet, the bass and the clarinet but I couldn't pick up any of them right now.

5. Tell us about your second ever lover. My second lover was a guy name Richie. What can I say about him other than I am thankful I never married him. There wasn't much going on down there and he wasn't the cleanest guy. He was sweet and he loved me but as far as sex...I give him a 2. He gets an extra point for being able to perform at all or it would have been a 1.

6. What is your favorite restaurant? I don't have one but I do love a Japanese place in NJ that my boss Deana took me to a few times.

7. If it were your call, how often would you make love? At least once a day.

8. What famous person would you like to have dinner with? Anyone who would be footing the bill.

9. Tell us about your job. It has the shittiest hours, the pay sucks, there is no vacation or breaks, no medical insurance or severance pay, the inmates are sometimes off the wall, the warden can be a real big pain in the ass but I love them all and would die for them.

Contemporary Portraits - #3 - Pasta Puss

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Thank God It's a Friday Meme Day

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1. Oh, I am so Tired.

2. Life's throws you changes, big and little.

3. During the week, I follow my kid's schedules. On the weekend I prefer none.

4. I can take a bath and go to bed; are you kidding me???
5. Right now I'd like to be in a warm bath with a book.

6. My Sirius MP3 Player is my favorite gadget.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to sitting on the couch and watching Ghost Whisper tomorrow my plans include Absolutely nothing and Sunday, I want to Sleep past 6:30a.m.

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Friday 5 for January 23: Net Habits

1. What types of blogs do you usually read?
I read mom blogs, game blogs, entertainment blogs. Actually there is nothing off limit.

2. What kinds of products do you usually buy when you shop online?
Books, music, toys, clothes, electronics.

3. What kinds of online videos do you usually spend time watching?
I watch the occassional show that I have missed.

4. Besides Friday 5, what weekly memes do you particularly enjoy?
Too many. Saturday Photo Hunters, Monochrome Monday, Ruby Tuesday, oh, you may as well just check my side bar, that would be easier.

5. Where do you like to go for streaming online music? Sirius.

Food 4 Thought Friday ~ This week's questions


Breakfast How would you describe your life right now...Stagnant and boring. I am currently asking "what's this life?" I know this means it's time to make a change. Now for the direction.

Lunch If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Right now, I want to be Fuchsia. Time to stand out. Dinner What is the strangest food you ever ate? What do you consider strange? Midnight Snack Have you ever seen a Broadway musical? If so, which ones? If have seen Les Miz, 3 times and I think everything else was off Broadway. Recipe for the Week (instead of your recipe for life, what is it just for this week?) Find your reason and work towards it.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

ABC Wednesday - Round 4 - "A"

This week we are beginning round 4 of ABC Wednesday. Since we are starting with "A" again I decided to use a photo I took this month of my baby girl "Goddess."

A is for Artist

Transcending: Words on Women and Strength by Kelly Corrigan

My friend Beth posted this on Facebook and I thought I would share it with all of you.

Kelly Corrigan is the author of The Middle Place.

THE MIDDLE PLACE is about being a parent and a child at the same time. It is about the special double-vision you get when you are standing with one foot in each place. It is about the family you make and the family you came from and locating, navigating, and finally celebrating the place where they meet.

Website Review & Awesome, Fun Giveaway - Footbo

When Family Review Network asked for volunteers to review Footbo, this was a no brainer. My husband's family is from Spain and Football or soccer as we Americans call it is very big in our family.

This is an awesome site to connect with Football lovers worldwide. This is a social network for Football fans. Think Facebook for Football!, the fastest-growing online community for soccer (football) fans around the world, now has a user-generated section devoted to amateur soccer players

With Footbo you can:
  • Connect with your friends & other football fans from around the world
  • Receive live scores, fixtures and personalized news
  • Blog about your insights and emotions
  • Predict games and challenge your friends in prediction leagues
  • Read-up on and contribute to your favorite teams and players
  • Join a group
  • Meet people who love football
You can create a team or become a player. Add your player profile and write about
your football career.

Amateur Area

The amateur area allows amateur players to create their own player profiles (including their own player card with the latest stats and info – just like the pros) as well as their own soccer biography, blog and media section, which allows players to share photos and videos of their game highlights.

  • Allow others to become fan of yours
  • Let other users add articles and blog posts to your biography" title
  • Let other users add articles and blog posts to your biography
  • Show off your skills by uploading media of your greatest moments
What an awesome way to participate in one of the greatest sports.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Life Update 1-20-09

I won a giveaway from Stuff Lyssa Makes where she hosted a Twilightations Giveaway at


This is what I won

Sweet no?

Love it.

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This is some serious talent. Check out these awesome Hi-tops. I love them!!!!


I took my son to Tao tonight and left Goddess home with her daddy. I believe it is good to spend time with each child individually. When we were walking out he asked, "just me and you?" Hopefully Goddess had some quality time with her daddy.


Speaking of her Daddy the Teach; why is it ok for him to have a bad few days and I am not allowed to have even an hour of a bad mood. Seriously, I couldn't really tell you what bug is up his arse because it is not like he talks about anything with me. It gets so annoying to live in the same house with someone and have no idea what is going on. He is extremely busy but, who isn't in this life. Yes, we have different kinds of busy, he is self employed and doing the job of 20 but why is he allowed to ignore or be left alone to work on his Accounting? When I was learning his Accounting I was running a house, taking care of kids and their schedules, maintaining my blogs and my friendships, paying bills and being his wife. Men could never do what we do. I know I couldn't do what he does either but....

I am not even sure if he is taking over the Accounting or if he is learning this program and handing it back over to me.

This month I had an appointment with our Accountant. After listening to the dude I come home and told my husband what he told me and that this guy stressed me out and that when we could afford an Accountant we should consider using him.

Rewind - When my husband handed over Quickbooks to me, he gave me all of his books on running a business, business accounting, Quickbooks, Financial forms and state laws and regulations and wanted me to devour over the books and learn how to basically be the Controller/Accountant. I don't know about most people but I cannot do that. I don't learn that way. Reading technical books on something that has no interest for me will never sink in. This is not to say that there aren't folks who can learn like this. My husband can. He can read any technical book on any subject and learn it. More power to him. I am proud that he can do that. The problem is...he thinks everyone SHOULD be like that and trying to tell him that isn't possible makes him crazy. He thinks that I am lazy and looking for the easy way out. Not true...I can learn something new, if someone has already educated themselves like lets say a teacher. Then they can take what they learned and educate me through lesson plans and hands on training.

Yesterday I had a playdate with my friend Susan. She and her daughter braved the random icy roads to stop by for a few hours.

It was cute to see her watch her God-brother play his Wii game. She just stood there staring at the TV. Occassionally she would stand directly in front of the TV and he would ask her to move. She is 2, she didn't and he played around her. I was so proud of him. No shoving or yelling just played around her. Good boy. I love that he understands she is a baby and that he needs to be patient.

Goddess on the other hand was really confused. She was upset that this wasn't a "play date". She thought that they would play. Babygirl is still very much on independent play, so much so that Goddess helped her mommy open her Christmas presents. Babygirl was much too busy buzzing to stop and open so Aunt Susan and Goddess sat down to open things. I always think it's cute when my daughter has conversations with another mommy. I love watching the dynamic from the outside.

I thought she understood that those were Babygirl's gifts and she was helping to open them. I really did think that until she said, "I can't believe you let them leave with all our gifts." Too funny.

On the Goddess'is'm front today she said, "I like Abuela. She is different than us. She has tan hair and we have brown." When I asked about the tan hair, she said no "pan." Not sure what that means but....funny to me anyway.

Also, I entered a giveaway for a bag today and when I asked her which one she would want to win she said, The Booby and The Beast one." Hahahahahah

Time to put the kids to bed!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Simple Women's Daybook - #2

For Today... January 19, 2009

Outside my window...It is a little cloudy but the sun visits every so often. The snow is still semi fluffy and we are supposed to get more this week.

I am thinking... I missed one day of General Hospital and I am so lost.

I am thankful for... The fact that my husband is here working, my daughter is watching a movie and my son is playing a game. Everyone is doing their own thing but we are all together.

From the kitchen... Today, brunch was a Weight Watchers English muffin with cream cheese and the other half had peanut butter. Easy enough.

I am wearing... Pants, t-shirt and zip up hoodie.

I am reading... Breaking Dawn and Edward Norton's newest book I Hate Your Guts

I am hoping... for a nice, sunny day tomorrow. I want to take some local photos around town while the kids are both in school.

I am creating... Memories that will last a life time with my daughter which is why this is taking me so long to fill out. When she comes in, I stop typing to talk to her, answer her questions and hug and kiss her.

I am hearing... General Hospital in the room I am in, Super Mario in the living room and my daughter jumping in her room.

Around the house... Things are oddly quiet and relaxed.

One of my favorite things... is when there is left over coffee from the morning that I can heat up in the afternoon.

A few plans for the rest of the week... Drop some stuff off at the animal shelter, bring bags down to the bins, drop books at the library, donate some stuff to the school and get in touch with my sister some how.

Here is a picture I would love to share with you...
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This is my kids 2 years ago. I adore it because of so many obvious reasons....
His hands around her head, his smile, her hand on his face, so cute.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Weekend of Injuries

Thank God, everyone is ok! This weekend was just one injury after the other.

It started with Goddess on Saturday. My dining room table is up against my dining room window, it would be flush with the wall but the floorboard radiator stops that. There is just enough room for my pixie baby to get there. She stands on the radiator when I am on the computer and watches me. I tell her to get down and eventually take her arm and remove her. This time as she got back there I gave her the warning which included "if you don't get out of there you are going to fall and end up with teeth like Mommy" (I lost my two front teeth to an injury in school when I was about 9).

30 seconds later as I was about to tell "I said get down" she slipped. There is no where to go in that tiny area except down and down she went. The thing is, there is a table right below her chin (it's the tiniest area. She had the wall behind her and the table in front). Her chin hit the table and she was screaming. I used my super human mommy strength, you know the one, and moved the table with one hand so that I could reach in and get her out.

As I was picking her up, she was screaming and the blood was just beginning to pool in her mouth and spill over her lip. Still not knowing what I was dealing with I headed to the bathroom, grabbing the dentists magnet off the refrigerator and the cordless on the way. She was screaming and hurt. I could tell! The blood was all over both of us but there was so much you couldn't see what was injured. Was it her tongue, gum, teeth, what? As I put her on the sink counter and put the towel to her mouth to catch the blood, she got an "I'm sorry out." My poor injured baby was sorry that she hadn't listened.

I told her it was ok and that I knew she was. As I went to my room to call the dentist she softly cried on my shoulder. I got the answering machine and left a message. I still wasn't sure if it was her teeth but obviously since my own accident teeth are a concern.

An hour later as the blood was slowing and I could look in there I saw that the blood was coming from behind her two front, bottom teeth. It took her two hours to calm down and this morning she asked why I yelled at her yesterday. I told her I wasn't yelling, I was concerned. Mostly, I just kept saying, "oh honey, oh honey."

All is well now. It hurts her to use the teeth to eat and I will get her to the dentist this week to make sure they didn't get pushed into her gums and that all is well.

Now for the second injury. I took the kids out to butt sled down the rock behind my house so I could get some pictures and they could get some exercise.

We had been out for about 2 hours. I was freezing and had just given the kids the 5 minute warning. "We're going inside in 5!" I got the usual "no" from Handsome. Whatever, I was cold and we were going in. In hindsight I wish I had given the warning 10 minutes prior because we would have been inside already.

My son is a daredevil when he is going down that hill. It scares the crap out of me. He half runs and until he falls, taking the rest of the hill however he lands; sometimes on his knees, something rolling, sometimes on his belly or sideways. This time he must have ended up backward and he crashed into a tree next to the hill. I hate this tree and told my dad that I was going to put bubble wrap around it when the kids go down the hill. It is right there and they have to TRY to avoid it. I was looking down but heard the sound as his back smacked full force into the tree. He screamed "ow" and my stomach sank. He doesn't normally complain about pain or make a big deal out of something so to see him saying "ow" and rolling around on the ground made me very nervous.

I said, "Are you ok? Come here." Mostly I wanted to see him stand. He started coming at me crying, saying, "stupid mommy, if you do that again, you are going to get a strike." Yes, lovely talk I know but this told me that everything was ok and I would talk about his words with him later. We headed inside and he refused to tell his dad what happened.

He took a warm shower and said he felt much better afterwards.

Tonight while we were sitting on the couch watching America's Funniest Videos, the kids were having chips and pretzels, I noticed my son's face change. He was scared, he pointed to his throat and then to the inside of his mouth. He was nervous and as I walked over he started crying, I knew that meant he had gotten whatever was in his throat out or it went down.

We walked to get water and he tried to cough, I put out my hand and he tried to cough into it just around the time his father came down the hall to make sure he was ok. He stopped crying and started telling his father, "no Dad. I don't need your help. Stay away. No!" We tried to tell him we were helping but he just insulted us again with words.

As I went to sit on the couch he said, "no mom, I need you."

The choking thing really scared him. Hopefully tomorrow is a much better day.

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Sunday Stealing: The Cannon Fodder Meme

1. Is there someone you'd like to be kissing right now? Yeah my husband but he has a bug up his arse.

2. When you're being extremely quiet, what does it mean? That I have nothing to say, duh!

3. What are you listening to right now?
HBO Special Event

4. Are you a big fan of thunderstorms? I used to love them. Now that I have children and worry about them, I don't love them as much. We have had a tree fall in three of the four directions of our home (never hitting just clearing), I am waiting for the one to crash through the center. I have had one also come through my windshield while driving home from work (I was pregnant with my son), I wasn't hurt other than some little cuts from the glass but all of these trees make me nervous whenever there is any kind of storm.

5. Do you believe in perfect? Oh heck no.

6. Are you a jealous person? I can be but not rage crazy jealous chick. Just a teeny bit.

7. What was the first thing you thought this morning? Damn, it's time to get up already?

8. What do you think about when you are falling asleep? I am so tired but why is it so hard to fall asleep?

9. Are you satisfied with what you have in life? Yes!

10. Do people ever think that you're either older or younger than you actually are? Yes. I hear that I am younger all the time but I think I am just short so people see that as younger.

11. Do you think men truly understand women? Not even close!

12. How about women understanding men? We understand them, we just think they are ridiculous.

13. Did anybody ever call you handsome or beautiful? I've hear this a time or two, *insert me cracking my knuckles*

14. What is one fact about the last person that called you? She is my son's Godmother and I love her.

15. Other than your current one, what’s the longest relationship you have had? That would be with Manny or was it Mike. I don't really know one of them was 3 years.