Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Cuteness Abounds!

Pictures for your viewing pleasure until I can finish wading through the sea of papers on my desk........I probably won't have a REAL post until after this week, but hope you enjoy these anyway....HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Big One and Bella

MY Christmas present.......Bella........the kitten that pooped on the floor in my office instead of in the litter box this morning.......NOT least she peed in the box right? I can fix this bad kitty behavior....I have faith in her and me

Big One and Bella again

Little One

Little One in her "4 wheeler"

Big One and her would not have been possible for her to be more excited. It was great!

I just threw this in cause I thought it was funny......Little One in daddy's hat, the one he wore to the Monday night beatdown the Panthers gave the Tampa Bay Suckaneers

GO PANTHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Dear Readers Reader

Oh for pete's sake....where do I begin? It's been a while. I am on my knees groveling for forgiveness at my lack of posting.......wait, who am I kidding....I only have like 5 readers anyway and you've all been busy holiday-ing right? and if you've been playing on the computer instead of spending quality time with your families during this blessed season.....then shame on you....shame shame shame.........(see how I turned that around?)

Anyway, Christmas has come and gone....whew.....what a whirlwind. I'm glad it's over. I kind of had that 'What now?' feeling the day after Christmas this year. I was so trying to enjoy the day and forget about the 'grown up' reality of life in this craptastic economy but that anxiety kept trying to creep back up my throat all day and especially the day after.....what's like Christmas was protecting me from what lies ahead. What happens now? The 'holidays' are over and it won't feel so wrong to lay people off and eliminate more jobs and ruin more lives......I'm so nervous about this economy it's eating me up. I just want everything to go back to normal. And by normal I mean both the Husband and I having stable jobs (we both thankfully are still employed for the moment but his hours are cut back drastically), money not being such an issue, Dad being cancer-free, Little One sleeping through the night, School back in, House clean and orderly, having my cleaning lady back (that will never happen, but since I'm dreaming.....)

We did have a very spoiled very good Christmas. Santa brought me a kitten, specifically a Blue Mitted Ragdoll, as you all know and her name is (cue drumroll)..............Bella..............well, technically her registered name is Sasha BlueBelle xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxx (I can't give away my real identity Batman.....) and for short we call her Bella. And NO not after Bella Swan in the Twilight series......Big One is only 6 and hasn't read the books (that I know of.....hmmmm.....kidding.....) and she named her.....At first it was going to be Sasha Blue IsaBelle or Sasha BlueEyes IsaBelle but I didn't like BlueEyes and made Big One re-think the name. Took us a couple weeks to you like it? I'll post her photo tomorrow...pinky swear........and maybe some Christmas photos too.....

Big One got a 4wheeler and loads of Webkinz and Pixo's and are supplies and books and Disney Mix Stix..........Little One got a walker (her version of the 4 wheeler) and lots of clothes and loads and loads and loads and more loads of baby toys and CRAP......CRAP EVERYWHERE. There is not a square inch of my house not covered in CRAP now. It's about to give me a nervous breakdown. For real.

The Husband bought me the hottest pair of Jessica Simpson.....yes that's right, Jessica that I saw like 2 months ago and mentioned that I liked in a store......can you believe he remembered? But they don't fit dammitalltohell.....damn my small baby small, it's funny. So I'm hoping they'll have a 6....cross your fingers for me

I have nothing witty to say today..sorry. I'll be back when work isn't so rushy tomorrow with a better post......and photos!!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Let's talk about things that get on my when people type 'alot' instead of 'a lot''s two words....TWO words. I know I'm not grammatically correct most of the time and I'm definately punctuationally challenged.....but for some reason that 'a lot' thing really gets on my nerves.

Another thing that gets on my nerves is procrastination. I cannot stand procrastination. My brother is the King of Procrastination Island......really today he's more like King Shit of Turd Island (irritating the crap out of me)......but dammit he procrastinates. If it wasn't for the 'last minute' or for him more like the last second....nothing would EVER get done. Some days working with him almost does me in.....

One more thing is how when I am sick I seem to suck it up and keep moving....keep going....keep doing everything I normally do and then some. When the Husband gets sick, the world STOPS spinning and he's quickly on his deathbed, positive that the hysteria of the 100 degree fever is just short of sending him to the emergency room. Seriously?!

And another thing....I really hate when people don't return phone calls. Especially when they pertain to my very important Christmas plans and gifts. Very annoying....could possibly send me over the, I'm not already there thank you very much

Being late is another big one for me. I am late a lot.....since I had children and a husband fuck up my perfect little never-late-almost-always-prepared existence. What happened to me? It's maddening.

Oh a big one is calling my house or my cell when the game is on. If you know me or my husband, you know not to call during the game....period. No excuses unless there is blood and/or death involved. Whatever it is can wait 3 more hours I'm sure.

I hate to come home to a sink full of dishes too.....boy that gets on my nerves. No one does dishes in the house but me so it's my own fault if I come home to such a display....wonder if I could train that damn Elf to whip the house into shape while I'm at work?

I'm aimlessly bitching and moaning today because I'm having a CRAPTASTIC day and I want to inflict my mood on as many helpless souls as in?

Oh, one more thing....WHY did I have to read Stephenie Meyer's website? Why did I HAVE to go and read the excerpts on the last two books? I'm almost done with the second book and I'm so engrossed in this story (who isn't) that I wanted to visit the website....BIG mistake. I do not have the type of self control it takes NOT to read about the next two books. DAMMIT. I hope I haven't ruined it, even though I know what happens now. I know how Bella ends up. I'm still going to read them (where read equals listen to them on my iPod)

such a stupid craptastic day......stupid website.......stupid brother......stupid me

fun and a game

Hello bloggy friends! I'm coming back later with a post......but for now

let's throw shoes!!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

and the winner is.......

Big One was given the task of choosing a number between 1 and 17 to pick a winner for the snowflake ornament for me. Well Mommy, that's a big job and I can't do it so fast. I need to think about it, I need to think about what the best number is so I'll come tell you when I decide (well, okay, I'm thinking this outta be good)..........2 and 1/2 hours later........Mommy........I choose number 4. Okay, thanks for your help, but why Big One? Why number 4? Why did it take so long to choose? (here I am waiting for a big philosophical answer)......Oh, I forgot and just remembered a minute ago and there were 4 crackers left in my pack so I thought 4 was a good choice.

soooo, without further adieu......the winner and Number 4 on my comments list is:

Mom to Mr. Q and Miss E +7

who also happens to be my good friend.....lucky friend!! Send me an email friend to let me know you read this and I'll get it out to you in tomorrow's mail!! (it may or may not have a picture already downloaded onto it that will make you giggle......)


Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday Fragments

Oh Mah glad it's finally Friday!!! Okay, here we go, it's Friday and I haven't done Friday Fragments in a while so lets go with Finally Friday today!

1. Well, Thursday was Dad's surgery and it went as well as could be, they got all the cancer and he may not have to do radiation. He's still in ICU but it doing very I can definitely say I'm glad it's finally Friday and that is over with.

2. Little One is on day 4 of a 5 day antibiotic so I'm glad it's finally Friday and we can look forward to an end (fingers crossed) of this whole RSV-not RSV bronchiolitis bronchitis pneumonia debacle.

3. It's finally Friday, which is good on the one hand because that means it's the weekend and football will be on again, but I can no longer look forward to sleeping in EVER since my Little One does not sleep past 5:30am EVER. DAMMIT!

4. Since it's finally Friday I can look forward to only one more week before one of my BFF's comes to stay with me for 4 days with her adorable little daughter just before Christmas. I'm so excited I can't stand it, it's been over a year since I've seen her!!

5. It's finally Friday so I can leave this depressing office where it's all economy doom and gloom and maybe not think about the fact that I may not have a job soon......even if it's only for a couple days. I'd like to not worry about Dad, the job, the economy, Little One, etc......just for a couple that too much to ask?

6. I'm listening to Twilight on the iPod and since it's finally Friday I can listen uninterrupted while I clean house tomorrow!! I've already got book two downloaded and ready when I finish this one! Nothing like killing two birds with one stone.....I love books and I love a clean house with the bonus of someone reading the story to me, just like a little awesome is that?? Love it love it love it.

7. It's finally Friday and I have officially delivered my last card order for this Christmas Season. Thank applause necessary

8. One more week until our new little kitten comes home with us!!!! The countdown is on with Big One!

9. It's finally Friday and Big One is having a sleepover with her BFF so I don't have to come up with Elf mischief tonight or a new hiding place......thank goodness. I have raced in to move him when I hear her alarm go off some mornings because I forget at night.....too tired!

10. Fridays are good. Fridays are really good.......NO WINE this weekend though....pinky swear. OHHHHH......I didn't tell you guys about that.....I will.....good story
11. I reconnected with an old friend by accidentally drunk dialing her during my wine stupor last Friday night.......holy's a great story...can't believe I forgot to tell you. I need to do a new FaceCrack Chronicles head is full of posts that I don't remember until.....stupid me

For more Friday Fragments visit Half Past Kissin Time!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

blah blah blah and a prize.......

So Little One has had RSV for over a week, actually going on two weeks now right?........right???? well, maybe not. Over the weekend we had to bring her to the Children's ER because she was coughing and unable to catch her breath, lips turning blue, scaring the absolute HELL out of both of us. The ER doctor, McNotSoBright really didn't do much and took our word for it that she had RSV and sent us on our way because we find out yesterday that NO WAY were her lungs clear enough to send us on our way based on what he was hearing.

Well, we thought she did have RSV because that's what the pediatrician we had to see, McFlaky, told us (since our normal one, McFineAsHell, was off that day). You see yesterday was her 9 month well visit (sort of well) and during her check up Dr. McFineAsHell, who happens to be the BEST pediatrician ever asked me if any of these doctors had actually TESTED her for RSV because he was leaning more towards bronchitis and/or pneumonia. Well, no Dr. McFineAsHell, they didn't. I think they just listened to her and said OH! RSV.......and here I was totally bashing the $2000 per dose vaccine that was supposed to keep her from getting RSV even though there were 3 kids in Storage that had it. It DID keep her from getting wasn't RSV to begin with and had they done the RSV test on her they would have known that she had bronchitis and could have already been treating her with antibiotics and stuff and we could be DONE with it. BUT NO, now we are over a week later trying to more aggressively treat it with very high powered antibiotics and a one-two breathing treatment punch 4 times a day plus Singulair and HOPE it doesn't take a turn for the worse. I'm so pissed. So quick to give that diagnosis and not bother with the test.......mad mad mad mommy!! Anyway, lesson learned.

On to other things like, Christmas shopping. When is it that I plan to get this done? I'm usually done by now. I usually have the best gifts for everyone. Very useful very personal well thought out gifts. Not this year. I have TOO much on my plate. People will be lucky to get something from me period. I don't like that. I don't like that I don't have the time or the ideas or the money to do my normal Christmas. It's not my style to get generic thoughtless gifts, but I'm afraid a lot of those will be given this year and it makes me sad. Plus my mind is completely full of My Dad, Little One's sickness and FOOTBALL.......Oh my goodness the football is getting good and I'm consumed by all the scenarios that will/could happen for us to clinch home field advantage, blah blah,'s a sickness and I've got it bad. I can't concentrate. I can't shop. This is a problem. I need to shop. I need to get done. I need it behind me.

I need ideas. I am turning to you......WHAT are you giving this year to well, everyone? What is your favorite gift to give and what are you giving your Dad? Mom? Brother? Daughter? Aunt, Uncle, cousin? Lists please......I need ideas. Lay it all out for me and let me steal YOUR fabulous ideas!!

Oh, I think we've picked a name for the kitten and it's not one of yours.......but in the spirit of the season I'm still giving away the fantastic Digital Photo Silver Snowflake Ornament that holds at least 60 photos and is a fantastic thing to have!! So leave a comment and gain an entry......I'm giving you until Sunday to comment and on Sunday night I will have Big One draw a number and declare a winner!!!

More comments, more entries..........

Thousand Words Thursday

Cheaper Than Therapy

I get that to the normal person there is really nothing special about this photo.....not taken by me and not my normal style here. This is Big One with Grandpa, my Dad.

My Dad is heavy on my mind and in my heart today as he is right at this very moment having surgery to remove the remainder of a tumor and sinus reconstruction due to the very very rare Mucosal Melanoma. He will be there for several days after surgery and then will start radiation. There is no chemotherapy for this type of cancer.....nothing that is effective.

Big One just loves her Grandpa......please keep him in your thoughts today.

For more Thousand Words Thursday see Jen at Cheaper than Therapy!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

have you voted yet?

okay.....I realize that not everyone is a football nut like myself......but if you are and you haven't voted yet you'd better get over and make your pro-bowl selections closes soon! Vote often!! And if for some outlandish reason you don't follow the I can't imagine why you wouldn't......then get over there and vote for all the NFC South Carolina Panthers players on the ballot for me.....and I will Thank You profusely!!




Monday, December 8, 2008


I'll do the stupid list......stop emailing me!! and since Tena did it and she hasn't lost all her readers yet...I figure what they hay....I know some readers hate these goober lists

**edited to add pictures of the Charlie's Angels Hideaway House......Hasbro 1978....aging myself. I was 6

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
I am very extremely picky about wrapping paper....this year it's lime green and red....bags, bows, paper......doesn't matter as long as it all matches

2. Real tree or Artificial?
Artificial - in three easily assembled steps. Love it.

3. When do you put up the tree? take the tree down?
I put it up the day AFTER holiday at a time people.......and take it down PRONTO the day after Christmas

4. Do you like eggnog?

5. Favorite gift received as a child?
I was always a Barbie girl ......a Barbie JUNKIE if you will....and the year I got my Charlie's Angels Hideout Barbie Treehouse thing I just KNEW Santa was real

6. Hardest person to buy for?
My Dad....he has money (that he doesn't share...) and so if he wants something he just goes and gets it. But every years since Big One was born I have made Calendars for all of the Grandparents (3 sets), some aunts, some cousins, etc...about 12 in all. I go to Snapfish or Kodak and make them. It's a HUGE competition with my family now to see who ends up in the calendar. I'd show you my calendar but it has our 'real' names on it.......and I'm so weird about that. Anyway, the calendars are the thing everyone really looks forward to. They love love love them every year.

7. Do you have a nativity scene?
No, but I'm not opposed......wait, Yes!! I do have a nativity scene.....this one from Fisher Price....forgot about that one
8. Mail or email Christmas cards?
Mail...always have and always will. Emailing Christmas Cards is TACKY! with a capital T!!!!

(mini version of mine....Shutterfly wouldn't let me save the big version to put here...damn them)

9. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
The parents (stepmother) of an ex boyfriend when I was 19 gave me two THONGS. A yellow one and a lavender one...both lacy and frilly, which I opened in front of his entire extended family (about 35 people that I didn't know really from Adam). Super fun. Bitch.

10. Favorite Christmas Movie?
hmmmm, the Grinch. The REAL Grinch, not the Jim Carrey Grinch. I also like Elf, but I'm sick of it this year because Big One is obsessed. She's also obsessed with Home Alone....the first one. It was cute and funny but after 15 times notsomuch.

11. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
Usually I'm done by now, but this year has presented many challenges and I'm lucky I have the tree up. Little One just started crawling this weekend and I swear she is on fire now. She is 100 miles an hour everywhere and into everything. I cannot get ANYTHING done. And with the entire fandamily being sick all the time it's a wonder they haven't qaurdened off our house and put us all in solitary.....

12. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Yes, yes I have. Lots of times. I am a re gifting expert. I only re gift things that obviously weren't purchased with me in mind. Thoughtless gifts that anyone who knows me knows I would never like. Say for instance a set of bath salts and bubbles.....I don't even have a bathtub in my bathroom...BY DESIGN.....I HATE baths, but if you knew me at all, you would know that. I think they are dirty...I'm weird I know, don't get me started. That's just an example though.

13. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Spinach Dip, Sausage Dip, Cheese Braid

14. Lights on the tree?
Pre-lit and white

15. Favorite Christmas song?
I like several but I also hate several. I just don't know, I'll have to get back on that one (hold your breath)

16. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
We usually go to My Mother in Law's Christmas Eve and My Aunt's Christmas Eve and then Christmas Day to my Mom's, my Father-in Law's and my other Mother in-law's (don't ask). But this year we have put a stop to the madness and dragging the minis away from OUR house on Christmas Day. Anyone that wants to see us or the minis has to come to our house where I will have an all day buffet of food and stuff on the island in the kitchen. A 'drop in' if you will.....

17. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's?
Yes I can, do I need to prove it?

18. Angel on the tree top or a star?
Neither. Lime Green, Red and silver bow with streamers

19. Open the presents Christmas eve or Christmas day?
Christmas Day.......all the way. No exceptions unless I won't see you Christmas Day.

20. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
Shopping in stores. I try to do all mine online.

21. Favorite ornament theme or color?
I love all the ornaments that Big One has made, Little One is still too little for that. I love my Grandmother's crocheted ornaments that are absolutely gorgeous. I love photo ornaments and lots of stuff. I'll have to take a photo of the tree cause it sounds horribly tacky the way I've described it and tacky I am not.

22. Favorite for Christmas dinner?
We have Turkey, Ham (yuck), Mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole, stuffing, corn casserole, etc etc etc

23. What do you want for Christmas this year?
To keep my job and peace of mind and for my Dad to be okay. But gift wise really, I'm getting what I wanted, my new NAMELESS kitten. December 23rd we pick her get cracking on those names dammit. Don't forget the PRIZE!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Said So's Favorite Things this Christmas

kind of like Oprah's Favorite Things.......but I'm not giving you anything...bummer....

1. Digital Ornaments like this one from Brookstone:

They are so neat and GREAT Grandparent gifts......they love getting that ornament already filled with a fantastic slide show of photos of the grandkids!! AND if you lazy readers would name my kitten.....ONE OF YOU IS GOING TO WIN YOUR VERY OWN DIGITAL SNOWFLAKE ORNAMENT!!

2. This Wine.....always a favorite at Christmastime, comes out every year the third week in November and isn't always about the wine?

3. Of course the Elf on the mother freakin's so gay I know, but we really do love our Elf (and we love the gays's just an expression.....calm down)

4. These very cool picture frames.....Big One delights in writing new messages to her Grandma every time she goes over on this frame. It's wonderful.

5. My new LG Lotus phone......I have the black one but it comes in a very chic purple as well and I LOVE IT. Full keyboard inside the flip phone.......replaced my Crackberry (which royally sucked)

6. I've said it once or a thousand times and I'll say it again and again......I love the Gap Favorite Tee......I buy TALL because they do shrink up a bit after washing and I like them longer than what they are after washing. LOVE THEM.......long sleeve in winter......short sleeve in summer... A W E S O M E.......that's the last time I try to convince you....until my next Favorite Things post

7. Down East Basics tank tops. Long perfect fit. Great for layering under anything. Love. Them. (okay I had to come back and edit looks kind of awful on the headless armless 'woman' shown below......whose nibbies are nubbin by the way...)

8. The Bebe Sounds Nasal Aspirator.......not for me silly....but if you have a's golden..a must for sure. And it's on sale at Babies R Us right now!! (the 'snot sucker' as we call it in the Said So house)

9. This is heavenly. Love it love it love it love it. It is THAT GOOD.

10. These cutie patootie bottle/sippycup name labels from Inchbug that are PERFECT if your minis are in Storage (read: daycare) like mine and you have to label bottles every day and come in sets of 4 ....(and looking closely at the ones in the photo below....who the heck names their little girl Betty Lou?????.......don't get testy now, my Mom's name is Betty......not Betty Lou and she's not a kid drinking from a bottle or sippy cup either in a room full of Olivia's, Madison's, Hannah's, Emma's and Abby's with a name like Betty Lou.....I'm just sayin)

I'll be back later (and by later I mean Monday) with some more!! Happy weekend to all.....remember KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE!!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thousand Words Thursday

Cheaper Than Therapy

Big One....Christmas Photo 2006

For more Thousand Words Thursday see Jen at Cheaper than Therapy!

this, that and the other thing

The elf got into the cookies last night and there were cookie crumbs all over the floor and shelf next to where he 'hid' last night....AND he decorated the tree with bibs, diapers, socks, gloves, swim goggles, a belt and Big One's panties....(all items conveniently located in the laundry room sink!!) silly elf......Big One loved it and the Christmas Tree Peeps he left on the kitchen table as a Thank You from Santa for getting a good report card......

In other news, Little One has the mother plucking RSV.....she was a preemie and gets the RSV vaccine, which I can report for 100% sure DOES NOT WORK.....Little One gets it once a month, but here she is.....with RSV. Mind you she doesn't have a bad bad hospital-trip case of it, but she has it nonetheless and in my book when a vaccine is $2000 per dose she better not ever get it for the rest of her life by gosh, in fact no one within a 5 block radius of her should get it either! She's already had $6000 dollars worth of RSV vaccine this year and will be receiving another dose next week.....pointless? You decide....

And while we are at it, let's talk about how much I hate looking for burned out bulbs on Christmas light strands....FUCKING A...........seems like everything "lit" that I touched this weekend had a light blown.....holy motherbitch!

And since I'm complaining I might as well add the part about how the Husband just got news that he is now working 5 days a week with the el-crappo now we are down to Saturday and Sunday with Daddy....Big One is less than pleased. There were big drama mamma tears all over the place when she heard that bit of news..

Remind me to tell you about the Husband and how he has been "doing me a favor" by going to the grocery store (because evidently I am the only one in the house that needs things from the grocery store..hence he is doing 'ME' a favor).....HAH! but getting NOTHING right on the list and a whole cart full of extra bullshit we don't need...

And now I just realized it's Thursday and I need to go do a Thousand Words post so enough of my bitchin already....

Did you get and ELF yet?

Still needing name suggestions for the kitten.......don't forget the ahem......PRIZE involved!!!! It's a good one too...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

here's the deal......

Okay, since so many of you have your own mini's that obviously need an Elf in their lives click here for the Elf on the Shelf so much fun for the kids. They run down every morning to find out what he's done or where he's hiding.....AND the best part is IT WORKS....if they think that Elf really reports to Santa every night (reason #1 for leaving letters from Santa delivered by the elf detailing the good and bad of the day or last few days)....behavior changes for the good. Big One has been SO good since Thunder came out this year.....she knows the deal.

Our Elf got tired of just hiding after the first year and started getting into things while he was hiding and making mischief. Our elf has done some crazy things and been found in some crazy places. Multislacking Mamalicious has an Elf too I see and I like her idea of him decorating the tree with their underwear......Big One would find that HILARIOUS!! I may try that one. Any other good ideas???

GET YOU some ELF.......

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

and you thought you were too old for homework.....

so who has the Elf on the Shelf? We have had the Elf for a few years. He was named Thunder by Big One who was then 4 years at almost 7 years old she thinks Thunder needs a new name.....and I don't think she's wrong, it's just that we can't just go around re-naming everything. For instance now at almost 7 she suggested we name our new kitten Blueberry, because it has blue eyes or Silvermist because of the grayish ears.......I'm thinking notsomuch.....because we all know in a couple years she's gonna agree with me that those are not the best names. Just like she wanted to name the baby Butterscotch......and now she's with me on how that was not a good idea. Seven year olds (almost 7) are not always the best name givers for living creatures or Elves that visit every year for the rest of 'ever'.....

Anyway, our elf needs some pizazz, some new tricks, some new hiding places.....I feel like I'm out of ideas. Dude has seriously hidden EVERYWHERE I or the Husband can think of in our entire house. He is running out of new tricks as well. This year his arrival brought the 'diary' that he brings every year to document his daily whereabouts and shenanigans and he also brought an ornament-frame craft for Big One to make and give away (giving is as good as receiving is the lesson) and a letter for Big One and Little One from Santa.....(I made sure Santa pointed out that Little One needs to work on her sleeping at night skills...Big One thought that was hilarious). So tonight he will be getting into the cookies and leaving cookie crumbs beside him on whatever surface he's hiding in or on tonight. He only leaves a gift or activity or something once a week. I already bought a movie for next weeks thing.....but I need ideas ladies.....who does this Elf thing...surely I'm not alone here...tell me tell me. Work with me. Mommy is runnin on fumes and needing ideas..

So let's review your homework assignments (one of which is already due......however my dear readers reader is not cooperating):

1. Help name the cutie pie kitten we are getting
2. Elf ideas for shenanigans and hiding places

Get on that people and get back to me.......STAT!

Monday, December 1, 2008

quick update straight up with twist...

Hello readers reader! Have you missed me? I've been gone for what seems like forever! It has literally taken me this long to recover from the stomach virus from hell and the sewer pipe surgery and the holiday and the subsequent disinfecting and complete wash down of my house.

I hope you all had a very wonderful and fulfilling Thanksgiving indeed.....I had an interesting one for sure. We all got together at my Aunt's house for a Thanksgiving filled with family bickering, HAM....yes HAM....don't get me started, screaming minis, rain, sleet, shoes in ponds, lost car keys, stolen wallets and we topped it off with a dollop of MRSA. Fun times, fun times....

veering as far away from the "Thanksgiving" topic as possible, I got a new phone today and so far I love it. It's not and iPhone or a 3G or whatever...definitely not a Crackberry but I like it so much. It's a LG Lotus. Very cool phone. I am officially finished with Christmas photos and am getting my card orders in place and I'm getting ready to start my Christmas shopping, something I usually have finished already.....I'm a little nervous frankly, I don't usually wait this long.

Big One is getting a four wheeler and the Husband wants a Wii. I'm getting a kitten. A Ragdoll. I've always wanted one and since my 13 year old kitty passed away just after Little One was born in March (he couldn't take the stress either I guess).....I'm ready and since I've always wanted one I'm going to get one. I've always "rescued" in the past so I don't feel bad about it. She is a Blue Mitted Ragdoll and she will come home at 10 weeks old on December 23rd, just in time for Christmas. We are accepting name suggestions if anyone wants to throw any out there....

This is what she will look like.....this is not her....I'll try to get one of her to put up from the girl I'm getting her from but this is exactly what she will look like as a kitten:

and this is what she will resemble as an adult:

So get out your thinking caps and give me some good name suggestions....there may be a prize involved if I pick your name......just sayin......prizes are fun.....

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