Apparently Sneezes are deadly

12 01 2009

Good Morning (afternoon) Ladies. Well the Santa Ana’s are a blowin and while it’s been nice having warm air blow through here, it also means pollen and allergens are running rampant. It took me two days to figure out I wasn’t sick, I was just dying because I got what I asked for (warmer weather). I didn’t know it was gonna cost me my ability to breath normally though. I finally started on some Claritin and am feeling much better.

Today’s also day one of quitting smoking and I’ve already caved and had half of one. Which isn’t bad considering I would potentially have had at least three by now (its 10:30), if not more. It was just a stressful morning. First I felt like ass. Then it was even harder getting out of bed cause boo doesn’t have to be at work as early as I do and I work farther away on top of it (im 15 miles from my apartment and his office is 1!!!!!). It was tough watching him lay there with my little boy (Fred, the dog!), bitching about dog hair and cuddling. He had to force me out the door at one point cause I kept going back to sit down on the bed lol.

Things have been pretty good for us lately – we are trying to get into better shape together so we went and threw down some good $$ on grocery shopping. We figure we’ll alternate who goes shopping since he basically plans on keeping his food at my place (he can’t cook at his apartment cause his roommate took over the kitchen and never cleans it, so its just easier at my place… and I have a dishwasher and a bigger kitchen). So yea, we’ve been hiding out at my place lately. Which has been nice cause when I stay at his I have to leave the house by 7 and at myplace Im ok leaving at 8:30. (I have to go home from his place to get ready and bring the dog back).

And I met his mother and sister this weekend. It was ACKWARD. At least meeting his mom. I was crazy nervous. His sister rocks though. I really liked talking with her and it was cool cause she was pretty open with me, told me about what was going on in her life – offered to hook me up with a new battery for my computer… WOOHOO! A mutual friend said this was a big step for him. I don’t know about that but it was nice to finally make that step. I read somewhere guys don’t introduce you to family unless they see some srot of future. I know it doesn’t mean its all gonna work out but whatever. He called his mom last night to get a recipe for us and when he called me back he said something along the lines of “so I spoke to mom, and you probably aren’t gonna like what she had to say.” I was like WHAT WHAT?! Does she not like me!?! Dude, she thinks im retarded doesn’t she.” He said “I never said that.” Then when I got to his place and demanded he tell me he was like oh, honestly I don’t even remember what she said. SOOOOOO I kinda think he was just messing with me. He has a dry sense of humor. Sometimes I love it, sometimes I want to kick him.

So moving on. I know you are all dying (ok maybe not but lol you might be) to know what celebrities I have bumped into so far. Here is the list: Adam Sandlers Family, Nicole Ritchen and her husband…something Madden (I dontk no which twin), Charlie from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and one of the actors on 30 rock… he is the tall skinny weird guy… I think he’s an assistant or something on the show? OH and we saw a very famous news anchor (national) but no idea what his name is hahaha. We’ve been trying to figure it out for DAYS now.

As you can tell from my list, and the fact that I don’t know peoples names, I’m not celeb crazy. I love reading the gossip but I mean, its gotten to the point where I’ve realized unless someone points them out to me, I have no idea they are there. And they are EVERYWHERE. A lot of them go to our venues too so it’s only a matter of time.

Witchy – don’t worry, I never took it the wrong way at all!!!! I was laughing the whole time. I mean I have bigums and yes, cleavage can be seen, unless I am wearing something that covers my chest to my neck, I have cleavage. I’m a D (yea lol well just so you guys get the idea). So don’t worry.

BTW just to let you guys know. I still don’t have interenet. I don’t know if I’ll be getting it etiher. Not right away at least, so I may not be able to respond on the weekends cause I wait till I get here to do my computer stuff. Its just faster. And gives me something to do when I have down time lol. Or when I give myself down time.

I’ll try and at least go back onto the site on my own comp so I can start posting pictures again.

OK. I’ll be on later. Time to work.

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12 01 2009
Clo

Awww Rowdy, I’m glad stuff is working out with you and Boo.
I don’t really have anything else to say but that. I’m bored. Cayden’s been sleeping for almost 2 hours now, which is nice but I’m like… What am I supposed to do? I could clean but. I don’t wanna.

We’re going out with the in laws tonight for dinner. So be prepared to (possibly) hear some in law stories.

Oh yeah, my friend Courtney introduced me to a couple new websites:
http://www.overheardinnewyork.com/ <- Real stuff that’s been overhead on the street in New York.

Here are two convos from that site, that I found HILARIOUS:
I Always Miss the Good Gang Initiations

Urban yout’ #1: There was cake, yo!
Urban yout’ #2 (in sobbing yowl): Caaaake?
Urban yout’ #1: Nigger, there was cake! There were two cakes up in that shit!
Urban yout’ #2: Yo, that is fucked up! (in small, sad voice) Good cake? What kind?
urban yout’ #1: Nigger, these were good cakes. You should have gone, yo.
Urban yout’ #2: Fuck. Cake.

–33rd St & 6th Ave

and

Still Think Children Are Precious?

Four-year-old girl: You know, sometimes I fart from my pagina.
Seven-year-old boy: That’s impossible, you cannot fart from your pagina.
Four-year-old girl: Yes, I really fart from my pagina, and I do it all the time.
Seven-year-old boy: How do you know it’s from your pagina and not your butt?
Four-year-old girl: I know what comes from my butt and what comes from my pagina. My pagina feels like a button.
Seven-year-old boy: I don’t care. You do not fart from your pagina.
Four-year-old girl: Yes, I do, and Cinderella does, too.
Seven-year-old boy: Just stop talking to me.

–Rosa Mexicana, 61st & Columbus

Then there’s http://postsecret.blogspot.com/ where people send in secrets on a postcard. Some are funny, some are sad.

And I think I’ve told you guys about http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com which I love.

Then there’s a new site that I haven’t been too yet but my cousin sent it to me. Supposidly you sign up on it and fill out a form of what your interests are, and it “stumbles” you across websites pertaining to that stuff. And then you can tell it if you liked the site or not, and it’ll “learn” your likes in order to better narrow down sites. It’s http://www.stumbleupon.com

12 01 2009
Clo

Just talked to Janey and she asked me to pass on what’s going on.

She saw her pyschaitrist (I can’t spell, sound it out) and she said that Janey is depressed and either needs medication or hospitalization. Janey’s trying to decide what to do, she says she will let us know when she figures it out.

13 01 2009
lara21167

THanks for the update on Janey. Oh Ginger did not potty in the apartment last night at all 🙂 Well she did pee this moring as I was getting ready to take her out, but we are getting much better, I have hope.

This thing with the sneezes, I almost always hold in my sneezes and have for some time now. I am still alive. I just think that is an old wives tale. Seriously how many times have you heard “hey did you hear so and so died?” and then ask how “oh she sneezed, held it in and her head exploded. Totally gross dude” haha. I don’t know I’ve heard so many things from your heart stopping to your head exploding.

And Rowdy I’d be like you if I were there with the Celeb sitings. I’d have someone really famous that I even knew and still wouldn’t recognize him lol

13 01 2009
Witchypoo

Hey, Ladies…what’s up this am? Cloey, thanks for the update on Janey. I don’t know what to think; I had no idea she even had a psychiatrist…not that it’s anything unusual. I did wonder a little in an abstract way about her overall frame of mind when I read some of her poems, though. If she continues to contact you, please let us know how she’s doing – and let her know we’re thinking about her.

About the celebrity thing…yeah, I can definitely see myself spacing on all of that. I’d probably be a disappointing “fan” to someone famous who needed an ego boost. I’d be thinking, “Gee…that person sure looks familiar; I wonder where I know him/her?” As a matter of fact, that very same experience happened to me about 10 days before Christmas. I was going to mention it as a “hahaha” type of thing, and then forgot, (probably because it’s not all that interesting – but since we’re on that subject anyway…). Anyhoo…I was standing in line at the post office on a busy Saturday afternoon, which was REALLY crowded because everyone was trying to mail out Christmas cards, packages, etc. So, I’m standing there twiddling my thumbs, mentally measuring in inches how far the winding line is moving toward the counter, when the nice lady in front of me turns around to face me, and we start to chat about whatever. She had her little boy with her, and the little guy was so bored, just kind of hopping/wandering around the immediate vicinity like kids do when there’s nothing to do…so she’s telling him this & that while she & I are chatting about nothing & everything. The whole time, I’m thinking, “Which sport do I know her from? Wrestling? Football? Lacrosse? Baseball? What?????” Jerry and I are always running into people who’s kids have played whatever sport with either Beau or Chance, and it’s embarrassing sometimes because we, (especially me), have a hard time remembering names…yet the faces are recognizable. So, I stand there wracking my brain, trying to recall exactly HOW I know this or that friendly person, (I don’t want to offend by a lack of recall, especially if the person seems to remember me, the boys, and/or Jerry pretty well). Well, finally, I just blurted out, “I have to ask you…while you look VERY familiar, and I must know you from somewhere – which sport did our kids play together?” So, she giggles a little, leans in toward me, and kind of whispers, “I’m Molly So-and-So, (I think the last name is Shannon…but I don’t recall for sure right now, as usual)…I’m the newscaster on channel 4 during the late-afternoon/evening news. I don’t have any make-up on, my hair is a mess…you probably can’t even tell it’s me.” She was so cute, and a little self-conscious because she wasn’t all fixed up or anything. I’m like, “Thaaaaaat’s right! Yeah, I see it now!” I was relieved that I didn’t have to keep trying to remember how I knew her. She told me that people are always trying to figure out how they know her…someone’s sister? cousin? neighbor? or whatever. That makes sense, because I know that while I listen, sometimes half-listen, to the news when I’m puttering around, making dinner or whatever…the newscasters themselves are like a comforting presence that I kind of notice and kind of don’t. I’d think celebrities in southern California would be the same way…people probaby SEE them, but don’t always recall where they’ve seen them before, you know?

Hmmm…a lot of writing about not a lot, hugh? Hahaha…I guess I don’t have anything overly-interesting to share at the moment, Girls.

See you later…and take care.

13 01 2009
monkeyspeaks

I feel like the worlds biggest jackass. I totally just bumped into a car in the parking lot and gave them a nice dent. My car is WAY WORSE but I mean screwing my car up is one thing. Hitting smoeone elses and knowing they are gonna hate me is another. Yea, I left a note apologizing and with my number and insurance but I am so scared to talk to these people. Not to mention I CANNOT afford to be fixing cars right now. UGH.

13 01 2009
monkeyspeaks

Because I am a crazy neurotic person, I totally could NOT relax until I checked to see how bad the damage REALLY was to their car and took pictures. Before I did that i went online to look up what year the car might be, im guessing between 1990 and 1998. Which seems like a big jump BUT from 1990-1993 its one design and 94-98 or something is another… so its just two different models. Anyway Im looking at the car and I was like wait. In these pictures it looks like what I thought was the dent is just how the car is designed, so i run down looking for the car and take pictures.

I mean there could be a SMALL dent in the car but what I thought was this massive indent is just how the car is built. PHEW. And then there IS a scratch. I even almost debated on taking my note back because its so minor they may not notice, but I mean its their car so they probably WILL so I was like Look, let me leave the note, if they think I need to do something they’ll call, otherwise they’ll figure the same thing I did… that the scratch can easily be buffed off with the rough side of a sponge, and just let it go. Im hoping for the let it go option. But I mean who knows.

My car was bad. It crumples. Defense mechanism… which is good for the car I hit, bad for my car. So I have a nice dent on my front passanger side bumper and some nice scratches but hopefully boo can hook it up with his car guy and they’ll help me out.

13 01 2009
Clo

Awww Rowdy I’m so sorry. I know that was my biggest fear about hitting someone. I don’t want them to yell at me. Sometimes people can be so mean…

I’d recognize celebrities. And probably be really really star struck, and want to go up to them really badly… But I most likely wouldn’t. I’d feel like I was bothering them and wouldn’t want to do that. So I’d be like OMG look who it is! And then… Not do anything, lol.

As for Janey, the first email I got after asking if she was OK told me that she’d be fine, and didn’t want to talk about it. So then I sent her an email letting her know (and saying that I was pretty sure I was speaking for all of us) that we’d give her her space, but didn’t want her to think that we didn’t care or wouldn’t be there if she did want to talk. To which she told me about the hospital stuff, and I told her to just let one of us know what she decided to do, and she said she would and asked me to tell all of you. So I did. I haven’t heard anything else though, but if I do, I’ll let you know.

Funny highlights from dinner last night:

We went to a mexican place (don pablos) and my MIL ordered fajitas. Which I have NO idea why she did, because she’s UBER picky about her food, and hadn’t ever tried them at this place, but knew something else that she loved. I mean other people I get wanting to try new things, but not her. Nope. Anyway, so when she’s ordering she asks what kinda sauce is on the chicken. They tell her none. They’re pre-marinated. She’s like oh, OK. Orders it. Gets it, before she even has it, comments that it looks dry. “Didn’t I order extra sauce?” Nope, you didn’t. No why? Cuz it doesn’t come with sauce. So then she bites into it. “Oh I can’t it this. I can’t. I just… It’s burnt! Look on the outside!” She points to grill marks. It’s not burnt, it was GRILLED. So the waiter comes over. She says “this is burnt, I can’t… I can’t eat this” and the waiters like “Can I bring you something else” and she sighs and huffs like it’s a big deal, and finally decides to order the one thing she loves there. She gets it, raves about it, then 1/2 through I think decided she wasn’t getting enough attention, so she starts talking about how this is going to make her sick. Starts talking about other places that gave her food poisining. Then infers that she’ll have it again, and asks my FIL if they can stop by Krogers (a grocery store) to get ginger ale. Then she starts talking about how they don’t really like Mexican. And I’m like WTF? Then why did you choose a mexican place to eat at??????

Then, the REALLY funny thing? We were talking about how Cayden LOVES to watch TV (which I hate, I don’t really want him watching it) so she said to switch it to kids programming at least. So then we got on sesame street, and I’m like “I won’t let him watch that, I think it’s ridiculous” and she asks me why, and I explain how they’ve just gotten too sensitive. Cookie monster is now “Fruit and Veggie Monster” and says things like “Cookies are a sometimes snack” and Bert and Ernie stopped living with each other so people wouldn’t think they were gay… I was like, pretty soon the Count won’t count anymore cause people will think he’s OCD, and snuffluffagus will be on anti-depressants… And then when they released the old school episodes on DVD they put a parental warning on it.
She was like “Oooh, I heard about the parental warning. Wasn’t it because they had a black man in one of the episodes?”

Ummmmm WHAT? It was so hard for me not to bust out laughing. I was like nooo, it’s cause Cookie Monster smoked a pipe (which he later ate)

Just thought it was funny.

13 01 2009
lara21167

Oh nooo that is funny. It is just ridiculas how some people think. And I didn’t know Cookie Monster was now Fruit and Veggie Monster and Bert and Ernie had to separate lol. What is this world coming to. And I wonder what was really in Cookie Monster’s pipe ??

Rowdy glad to hear the damage to the other car wasn;t as bad as you thought. And you did the right thing leaving a note and taking the pictures, just to be safe.

13 01 2009
monkeyspeaks

Clo, I AM CRACKING UP. I do NOT kno whow you deal with that woman. Seriously. Id just start laughing in her face. She kinda sounds like my step grandma. We were watching this lady haul luggage or something and she was like ooohhhhh that’s a mans job why is she diong that an di was like are yous erious? I could do that. It sucks but I could do it. Im strong. Its not a mans job, its just a job. She was like no no, certain jobs are for men and certain jobs are for women.

I can handle her but some of the things she says are wooooo.
I know Boos mom thinks im retarded. He was holding these tangerines but they grow weird so they have all these weird bumps but it makes them easier to peel. Anyway I didn’t know WHAT kind of citrus it was so I asked what it was. He was handing me pinappkle arund the same time (I was already munchin on it) and she goes it is pineapple and gave me this weird “How White Are You” look and I was like OH uh yea, I know… I mean… the…. and just got embarrassed and walked away.

I don’t tihnk she really liked me lol. She was probably like who is this white girl who has a jewish name and why is she dating my son! BUT she loves my dog so I get points there?

13 01 2009
Witchypoo

Hi, Ladies. Hey, Cloey…your mother-in-law: is she all there? Did she say that about the black guy being in the parental warning episode with a straight face? How does Jeremy react when she bursts out with stupid remarks like that? I’m just trying to get a mental picture of the overall atmosphere during these surrealistic conversations you have with that strange woman. I wouldn’t know whether to laugh hysterically, (until I cried), at her…or to hit her over the head with something to knock some sense into it. Wow…you must sit there and FORCE yourself not to do the sarcastic eye-roll or make disgusted noises at her, hugh?

Goldie…sorry about the fender-bender. That’s a great way to start off the day, isn’t it? I’m lost…why would your guy’s mom be thinking anything about you being white? Is she of some other ethnic background…and, if so, do you think she holds it against you for being white? I don’t remember you referring to this subject before…that’s why I ask. Has your boo mentioned her not liking any of his other girlfriends in the past? Maybe she just takes a while to warm up to people.

Lara, I looked at those pictures of your niece and her baby boy that you mentioned; he’s so cute! She looks pretty happy and content; hopefully, she’ll make a good home for the little guy.

Take care.

13 01 2009
Clo

Rowdy you keep saying white girl, is Boo not white then? I dunno why I assumed he was, that’s kinda racist of me I guess.

I mean with my MIL she’s old, and that’s how she was raised, so I *kinda* get it. Not saying it’s OK, just saying that, I get why she is the way she is (as far as the racism deal.) And I mean I think everyone is a tad racist (look at me with assuming cuz you were white, boo must be white) But… She does take it a little too far. And right now I think it’s funny, but I know eventually it’s going to be a problem. I let things slide and build up and then I blow up. So it’s coming, lol.

I just HATE more than anything going out to dinner with them. I just ALWAYS feel bad for our waitor/waitress. They’re kinda rude, and very hard to please. I tend to cave into going out to dinner with them because they offer to pay, and well, I like food, lol. But I often wonder what FIL tips, and I hope it’s decent, cause I mean, it’s just… Ugh. Last night I wanted Sophapillas, and they decided to order them too. Only were mad when they found out the place didn’t have caramel or honey to put on them. The waiter offers to bring them chocolate sauce. My MIL says no, I’m not a chocolate person. So the waiter goes “so you want them plain” and they say yes. But I think my FIL was confused, cause after it sounded like it didn’t want them at all. So the waiter brings them, and they’re kinda like uh, we didn’t order these. So they start eating them anyway, and my MIL starts bitching cause they don’t have anything on them. “They need something, chocolate sauce, SOMETHING.” And I’m like, uh the waiter offered that and you said no?

It was just ugh. SO they called the waiter back over and not only ended up getting chocolate sauce, but also the rum butter sauce that they claimed they hated.

13 01 2009
lara21167

Well Cloey going out with your in laws is entertaining anyway. I get what you mean about the racist thing too. I personally think any kind of racism is just plain stupid, but my childhood was spent in the 70’s in Montgomery County, Maryland and blacks and whites didn’t associate. Period. My parents were not racist, but most everyone I was around was. I have a name for this I call it Social Segregation. My point is I’ve been around people like your MIL and I just ignore them, they are ignorant minded. Just watching American Gangster will explain how people used to think of blacks in the 70’s. The cops didn’t think (the ones not involved with him anyway) that a black man was smart enough to build a drug empire as that man (can’t think of his name) did. And that was the general mindset in that time. So some people just still drag that antiquated (sp) thinking into today’s society.

Witchy I hope my niece does well. Jaiden is the first great grand child of my parents, unfortunately neither are alive to see him, but that still makes him special.

13 01 2009
Clo

I dunno if she’s “all there” Jeremy says she’s starting to go senile, and I believe it a little, cause she’ll repeat the same things over and over. But as far as joking about that? She wasn’t. Dead serious.

Jeremy ignores her. It’s a sore spot between us. Some things I agree are better left ignored. But other things? Ugh. He says she’s old, and set in her way, and it’s not going to change. But I don’t think they know that. His whole life both he and his father have done what she wanted cause it’s easier to go alone with than create an uproar. But, Some things are not OK, and I told him.

14 01 2009
Janey

hey guys.

14 01 2009
Witchypoo

Hi, Janey…how’s it going, hun?

14 01 2009
Clo

Hey Janey, what’s up?

We just got home from a Columbus Blue Jackets Game, whoot whoot! I love Hockey, it’s the one sport I can REALLY get into. It’s simple, and I love it when they fight 🙂 They have this thing where at the intermissions you can text a message to a number, and it could get picked to be played on the big screen. And I texted two and both mine got displayed 🙂 Such little things make me so excited, lol. The first one said: “Don’t tell my husband that Jared Boll is my dream man. Go Jackets! (I love you Jared!)” and the other one said “I love my husband Jeremy… And Jared Boll! ❤ Lo." Jared Boll is my favorite player, if you look at my pics on myspace, you’ll see a bunch of pics of him (number 40) I love him cause he’s cute, and he like pretty much leads the league in fighting. Which is my favorite. That and the parachuting burritos 🙂

14 01 2009
Clo

OK, so myspace let me upload 1/2 the pictures, and then when I tried to upload the ones from the game it’s repeatedly telling me there’s an error.

It’s ticking me off. They changed their uploading thingy so now it’s like facebook and I freaking hate it. Why is myspace trying to be facebook? Myspace is not facebook. Anyway, I’m tired, so I’ll try uploading them tomorrow.

14 01 2009
Janey

Clo- thats funny. and yes i’ve noticed that myspace is trying to be facebook and its annoying.

sorry about the one-liner. i was going to say something else nd i hit the wrong button cause the phone rang. it was my cousin, telling me all about how it was her birthday and i hadnt called her and demanding to know why i was not at her party. after convincing her i just “didnt feel well” she left me alone and hung up and i went to bed. which is pretty much where i’ve spent the last week. i have been forcing myself to get out of bed more nd the farthest i’ll go is down the hall to the bathroom.

i keep my laptop behind my bed so i promise to try and check in more often. =]

14 01 2009
lara21167

Hi Janey glad to see you back. Clo the only “sport” I like is Nascar and alot of what I like is the drama lol. Guys are soo much worse than girls with drama 🙂

14 01 2009
Clo

Guys are different about their drama then girls. Guys tend to splay it on the tab;e and throw down, where girls will talk, and talk, and talk, before they finally decide to do something. I’m going to try to upload them today.

Anyone else getting hit with this crazy cold/snow? I tried to take a picture of it, but my camera doesn’t really show the snow falling for some reason. Which is weird cause I look out my door and it’s kinda hard to see across the yard.

Janey- I know it’s hard, but like I think Rowdy mentioned before, sometimes the best way to get out of a funk it to make yourself go out. Staying at home usually just makes you feel worse. And I tend to find I have a better time than I thought I would. It was always hard for me to take the “first step” out.

Cayden is being adorable. Kinda, lol. Kinda adorable, kinda annoying. Any time I don’t pay attention to him, he “yells” at me. Then when I look at him, he starts laughing and smiling. He’s doing this “yelling” thing now. If he wants a bottle he’ll start “yelling” and then if I don’t get it, he turns on the tears.

14 01 2009
lara21167

Awww I bet he is aborable :). They learn quick how to get your attention. My son used to fake cough, because I was so afraid of him choking on something I’d run to him everytime he coughed. He figured that out quick. Oh and weather, we are supposed to get the severe cold, which to us in lows in the teens or single digits. But the snow is supposed to break up over the mountains so we may get a shower or so, but that’s about it.

Janey yes it is ok to lay around depressed for a few days, then you need to get up and get out. Makes you feel better, honest.

14 01 2009
Witchypoo

Good morning, Ladies…yes, Cloey, the little tyrants learn REALLY early how to get exactly what they want – hahaha. They just sense that Mommie will do A LOT to make them happy and comfortable, you know? Also, when they get rewarded for being so ridiculously cute and charming with the smiles and flirting, the little guys will employ those methods as often as they’re effective. When all else fails…let the wailing begin.

Janey, glad to hear from you, Sweetie. I hope you’re feeling bouncier; Cloey is right: don’t go too long isolating yourself inside, away from the world. Plus, just getting out in the fresh air, (well, as “fresh” as it’s going to get in the suburbs/city, anyway)…soaking in some natural, outdoor light…this alone will help trigger feel-good hormones in your brain. Maybe a brisk walk…just push yourself out the door. Keep checking in with us, Janey; we want you to be happy.

Does anyone else think that Jenny who Joe Hottie is messing around with is a flake? She sounds like she’s a major game-player…probably thinks it makes her more intriguing and/or attractive to play the mystery card. I’m already bored reading about their exchanges…Jr. high all the way, you know? It cracks me up how much a guy will put up with for good sex…especially when he can still get it – with someone else who acts like a big girl, rather than an annoying, deliberately confusing drama queen. I have a low tolerance for game-playing…lose interest quickly in people who employ those tactics.

Take care.

P.S…Goldie, did you hear from the owners of the car you bumped into?

14 01 2009
Clo

Yeah it’s freakin cold here, and non stop snow. And Laura, he has that fake cough down. The other day I swear I head him fake sneeze.

I got the pictures up. I need to upload the one I took of the snow. I’m mad at myspace again though, because I uploaded a pic of Cayden taking a bath. Yes, his wee wee is showing. I have several other pics (like the ones my mom took when he first came out, and his first bath) where his little wee wee is showing. My page is private now. Nobody can see these pics except those on my friends list. I don’t accept friend request from people I don’t know.

They took it down. Sent me an email saying it was due to inappropriate content. I’m like WTF? It’s my son taking a bath. I dunno. Maybe I’m wrong, but I upload pics of Cayden for my family and friends in other states to see. And it pisses me off that they’re taking them down.

14 01 2009
lara21167

Now I had to laugh, Child pornagraphy going on here haha!! Yea that’s being ridiculas, but I guess they have to draw the line somewhere. I have a bunch of naked pics of my son, not of Kristy though. In fact Kristy asked me why I had naked pics of Richie, and I told her he wouldn’t keep clothes on. He went through a stage where he’d just strip and go 🙂

Witchy that Jenny girl def has a b/f either living with her or he’s there alot. Yes she’s a flake!! More interesting than the other Joe’s Jessica though. I always wonder how true the stuff they write is, or if Joe makes it up to sound interesting??

14 01 2009
Clo

Totally got something going on. I’m not a fan on this Joe, I dunno, he just rubs me the wrong way. And he’ll probably be the one Joe to stick around *sigh*

14 01 2009
monkeyspeaks

WOW. Just when you think you are getting to know someone, BAM… they up and put kiddie porn on their myspace and your whole world turns upside down. GEESH.

So its tough cause I read all of your comments in my email section and i’m like ok and think about what I plan on responding and i get on here and im like woah too much is goin on…. focus FOCUS.

Lara & Clo – I used to fake EVERYTHING. I can do a good fake sneeze still but yea when I was younger I’d fake illness for attention. HAHAHA. And to get out of school. I’d have bad anxiety attacks at school over a test or homework and was so scared of getting in trouble that I’d worry myself till I could force myself to get sick and if a kid throws up they go home. I learned that early on. Or I’d feign diareah which I took over with me to the work place cause who can prove someone has the squirts?

Lara – you’re so gonna hate me in a second. I dont watch Nascar that much anymore although I WAS in a fantasy Nascar club for a few years. LoL. Tony Steward is hoootttt. What can I say, I love me a lil chub on a guy. But yea, my cousin got tickets to the Chase every year in Homestead so he brought me along once knowing I was into it. We got Hotpasses and got to walk around the pits and watch the races there and then we snuck up into the private booths and cause I had a Gator shirt on the guys at one of the bank booth (like the Bank of America owned booth or something) let us stay up there and drink and eat and watch the race and we TOTALLY got hooked up. And then we got to meet a bunch of drivers and take pictures and stuff. I have them somewhere. It was a lot of fun.

I think the girl is a flake although its kinda cute watching a guy struggle over what we struggle over daily lol.

J – although all you want to do is sleep its only gonna make it worse. get up and go out. Even if you feel like shit… fake it till you can make it.

And YES witchy the guy called!! This morning actually and it was funny cause he was like hey, listen, i really appreciate you leaving the note, thats not normal out here, but i gotta tell you the truth, I had to walk around my car like 5 times to even find out what you were talking about! He told me not to worry about it, he’d go check it again but the weather does worse damage than I did! HAHAHA. So I got lucky.

14 01 2009
Clo

YaY Rowdy got out of trouble.

And yeah. You guys found me out. I’m a total kiddie porn photographer.

My tooth hurts and so does my head. I’m going to the eye doctor here soon and I hope that clears up these headaches.

I am even more pissed at myspace, because I have seen SO many pictures of girls naked but covering their “bits” and stuff like that. To me, that’s MUCH more offensive than my sons wee wee. And really he was kinda cold, so there wasn’t much there anyway.

14 01 2009
monkeyspeaks

“And really he was kinda cold, so there wasn’t much there anyway.”

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

OMG you just made me spit out my coffee

14 01 2009
Clo

Oh Rowdy, I live to make your day 🙂

14 01 2009
Janey

Clo- that was funny. it actually made me smile. poor cayden =[

14 01 2009
Witchypoo

Awwwww…see, Goldie? You were a good girl, bit the bullet, and left the note. So, your honesty is being rewarded. The guy is probably happy to be treated fairly and honestly.

Yeah, Cloey…it says a lot about the times we live in when an innocent picture of an infant could be construed as “child pornography”. Maybe whoever at Myspace is thinking that SOME pervert who happens to see a picture of a naked baby/child might get off on it in some disgusting way. Yuck…blech…gross. The thought is depressing. Now that you bring up the subject, that picture of Heath and I on Lara’s myspace has him in his little ‘Cars’ underwear; I have a ton of my boys in their underwear, especially from a few years ago. My guys get hot in our house and walk around in their boxers and whatever, (not as much now with Beau and Chance since they’ve both hit puberty…they’re more private). Heath runs around in his undies all the time, though.

Yes, Goldie…it IS kind of cute to watch a guy get the same kind of treatment that girls sometimes receive. Though…it’s more irritating to me when it strikes me as intentional, for the deliberate purpose of intriguing a guy and capturing his interest. Even if there is some “deep, dark secret” in this girl’s circumstances, (i.e. she has a boyfriend, or whatever)…it probably hasn’t escaped her awareness that she’s got Hottie wondering, and maybe a little more interested, (temporarily), because of it. I just find excess drama, intrigue, and unnecessary complications to be off-putting…it annoys me when I recognize that tendency in someone’s personality. Most of the time, (in my experience, anyway), guys are evasive simply because they want to see more than one person…and to keep their options wide open. I’ve known women who pull that just to appear more interesting, and because it satisfies their need for game-playing and manipulation. For some reason, that particular motivation is a lot more annoying to me than just a horny guy’s desire to get laid by as many women as possible. Of course, she COULD be motivated by simple lust, (and not want to limit herself to just one guy)…and that would be ok, too. I just have a hunch it’s not that; I think she likes yanking Hottie’s chain…kind of an ego boost, you know?

Take care.

14 01 2009
lara21167

Alright people are going to think I’m nuts sitting here laughing for no apparent reason.

Rowdy yes I’m jealous lol. my grandma lived close to Taladega (sp) and my brother when he was around 13 got to go to Taladega and that was back in the day when they raced pretty much street cars, fought and banged each other up!! The good ‘ol days. Btw I like Tony although I am a Dale Jr. fan and I like him for him, I didn’t watch when his father was alive. I just liked Dale Jr.s attitude (when he’s happy!!)

I am having a great day, lets see I have an IRS agent and I mean agent the big wig dudes calling, he’s investigating a customer of ours. One we did do some work for but as I discovered not in the time frame he is looking at. Looks like someone fabricated an invoice or something. Then some weird dude calls and yells at the receptionist to “stop calling him” she hung up, he called back I took the phone I asked who was calling and was told “none of your fn’ business” then I asked who he was got the same answer. But I was to stop calling him (now lets see I do think he called here???) and he was recording the conversation for the phone company, (good for him they’ll be as confused as me!!) So I hung up and he hasn’t called back. Oh and he called me the “N” word!! Last Friday a guy came in said he ran out of gas, he knew my bosses and pretty much demanded money or gas. He insisted I give him $5 out of petty cash, I explained we didn’t have petty cash, (and I was going to give him $5 of my own money just for Karma’s sake) but he became beligerent and I told him to leave which he did, screaming at me that I was “fired”!! Must be a time for nut cases to come out of hiding!!

14 01 2009
lara21167

Since Witchy posted while I was righting, I meant laughing at Cloey and Rowdy spitting out her coffee. Didn’t make sense when I went back and read.

I know what you are saying about “Jenny” witchy, idk, I think it seems kind of made up drama on Joe’s part. Like a story he is telling instead of real events.

14 01 2009
Clo

Witchy- I thought that too, (about the perverts) but my myspace is set to private… Oh, and Laura, be sure to check your pictures because even though your profile is private, I guess you have to set your pictures to be viewed by “friends” only (if you’re confused about this and want me to sign in and do it, just let me know. You wuld think though, that if you set your profile to private that they’d just go ahead and set your pictures the same way). So I did that, so now nobody can look at my pics except those who are on my friends page, and I know everyone who’s on there. So, yeah.

And poor Laura. I remember when I rode the bus. Weirdo’s would pop out of nowhere.

14 01 2009
lara21167

Cloey if you don’t mind could you do that. I am not very myspace or facebook savvy lol. Oh I need to get back to work. I need to make sure the W-2’s are good to go, I want mine this weekend, I’ve already figured my taxes, i am such a nerd I know. But I am finally getting money back yay!! I never do!! I don’t what they did but they really dropped the taxes and raised the deductions i don’t even owe any taxes for the year so I get everything back!! And I really, really need it!! Speaking of money, I made an appointment for Ginger to the vet but it’s not till the end of the month. Cloey how soon can you get a girl dog spade?? i don’t want to go through the “heat” stuff I hate that.

14 01 2009
Clo

Most doctors go by weight. So. She’s probably good to go. I mean I can’t really remember for dogs, seeing as how Louie was almost a year before we finally got him fixed. But, I know when we got our kitten from the humane society, they hadn’t spayed her yet cause she hadn’t reached the weight limit, and that was like a lb or 2, so I’m guessing your dog can get fixed now.

I need to get ahold of my W2 from working at camp. Jeremy already got his and thinks we’ll probably get a lot back, since he got a lot last year, and this year we didn’t make as much, and we had Cayden.

Is your login on the last post? I’ll just go look. I’m wondering if I should repost the wedding vows, lol. I posted them on the last blog, and then Rowdy wrote the new one… But I like bragging about hubby since he NEVER does anything romantic.

14 01 2009
Clo

Found it, fixed it 🙂

14 01 2009
Witchypoo

So, I meant to ask you, Goldie…by, “I love me a lil’ chub on a guy”…are you saying that you’re attracted to bigger-framed men? Me, too…for some reason, the bigger guys are my physical ideal. I think it’s because I was so close to, and looked up to, my Grandpa; he was a Golden Gloves boxer, and one of the finalists considered for the original ‘Tarzan’ role that went to Johnny Something-Or-Other…(I told you, I’m not so great with names)…maybe it was ‘Weismueller’, ‘Weismiller’ – I don’t know. Anyhoo…yup, I like to brag a little about my Grandpa because he was such a great guy; I was really close to him. He was so strong and big…right up to the end of his earthly life. And SO much fun to be around…funny & witty, without being an offensive smart-ass, (ok…he could be a bit of a smart-ass, sometimes…but in a cute, endearing way). When he laughed, his WHOLE body laughed, and he sounded like a seal, with that kind of raspy bark. (Jerry is always mimicking and making fun of my laugh…which is the same as my Grandpa’s…he thinks it’s hilarious, apparently). Grandpa, (his name was Paul), could also be really fiery and forceful, if something or someone pissed him off; I always felt really safe with him, and amused by him. I don’t know how I got onto that subject, Girls?…oh, yeah, the “lil’ chub’ remark, hahaha.

14 01 2009
Clo

I like chubby guys as well. I just joined sparkpeople.com, it’s a weight loss page.

I figured, Rowdy’s talking about quitting smoking. I should get on my weight loss goal.

14 01 2009
Clo

OK, I’m uploading some snow pics. It’s crazy. Check them out 🙂

14 01 2009
lara21167

Thank you Clo. Witchy, yea Tony Stewart is a little chubby, doesn’t stop him from climbing the fense though lol. And Rowdy I will miss his Home Depot Commercials.

14 01 2009
Clo

Scratch the snow pics, I’m too lazy.

15 01 2009
lara21167

We got snow!!! just a little 1/2″ – 1″ but they closed schools. I told Kristy to take Ginger out and play in it. I love watching puppies first couple times in the snow. Cloey question, how do you get a puppy to stop biting??? She wasn’t too bad but I stupidly was playing with her last night kind of rough now she’s biting me and Kristy all the time!! And I can’t seem to distract her with her toys.

Rowdy I keep forgetting to ask how are you doing with the smoking??

15 01 2009
Clo

Puppies bite for play, and for teething, kinda like human babies (well, the teething part, not the play). First step, don’t let her bite you ever, not even as play, because it’s hard for dogs to differentiate between play time and serious time. Second step, and sounds dumb, but give a “yelp” when your puppy bites you. It’s what another puppy would do if they were playing and the dog bites too hard. Move your hand away slowly (don’t jerk it or she’ll see it as a game) then give your dog another toy to play on (we LOVE nylabones. They’re a tad expensive (not horrible, but I think 5 bucks or so. But they last FOREVER and are safe for your dog. Rawhide can ball up in your dogs stomach and cause problems. Make sure though if you get a nylabone, that it’s the hard kinda, and not nylabone edibles. The edibles won’t hurt your dog or anything, but my dogs can tear through an edible in about a day, where as they’ve had the same regular nylabone for a year.) If Ginger doesn’t respond to the yelp or the removal of your hand, and bites again, give another yelp, or a no, and walk away. Do not play with her. This, again, is what a puppy would do if the other puppy was playing too hard. Be persistant and do it every time, it may take a couple times, but eventually Ginger will see that she’s not playing with you, that she’s hurting you.

If that doesn’t work I can look up other ways that might, but it also may take a week or two. We never really had a huge biting issue. Tater was past that when we got her, and Louie’s muzzle is really short and I don’t think it was comfortable to chew on my big old hand, lol.

I may be MIA today. I don’t really feel good, I have a sore throat and a wicked bad headache. My sister’s kinda ticking me off, cause she’s been staying her these last few days, which is no big deal, and I don’t care, but… She’s dating my neighbor, he lives 3 doors down. He’s a great guy and I’m glad they’re together. However, she doesn’t really get that if she stays over there I don’t want to get up to let her in at 4 in the morning. So we’ve been giving her my husbands keys (we gave my key to my mom, since I don’t really leave the house anymore without Jeremy. We keep meaning to make another copy but haven’t gotten around to it yet) Anyway so she texted me last night right before I was going to bed and was like “I may stay here tonight. I’ll either bring the keys back later or in the morning.” Well, I didn’t want her to bring them back later, cause it was already 11:00, and I didn’t want to have to get up to lock the door behind her after she dropped off the keys, and I was afraid if she waited till the morning, she’d be late and Jeremy wouldn’t have his keys to go to work. So I walk over and get them from her. So then she texts me back like “Well I still may come back tonight” and I’m just like… She knows I have a baby up every couple hours (actually last night he was only up twice, so maybe we’re going back to the sleeping through the night dealio, which would be FANTASTIC) and I wasn’t feeling great last night either. And she wants me to get up and let her in? Or my husband who has t oget up to go to work? So then when she does come home at 8, I had to ogo unlock the door for her. Then she comes upstairs, waking me up, and I tell her I don’t feel good. She says when the baby wakes up, she’ll take him for me so I can rest.

He’s up, I’m up, she’s asleep on the couch. Soooo whatever.

15 01 2009
lara21167

Doesn’t that figure, you go out of your way for someone, and they don’t do anything in return. Maybe when she wakes up you can rest. And thanks for the advise I’m going to try it. Like I said, she wasn’t too bad on biting until last night I was playing rough with her and that really started it. And I know if you watch puppies playing they really get rough. Well I hope you feel better. It’s really hard being a mother and getting sick, you can’t take care of yourself because you have to take care of your kids.

How is everyone else doing today, surviving the cold? I think most of the Country is really cold right now, so much for Global Warming haha. And Rowdy yes we know you are warm 🙂

15 01 2009
Witchypoo

Hey, Ladies…how’s it going? Cloey, sorry to hear you’re not feeling well. It’s always a challenge to get better when you’re busy taking care of everyone else, hugh? I’m surprised your sister wouldn’t be more aware of your schedule and respect it. Would she freak out if you just said, “No, I don’t want to play ‘Keeper Of The Keys’ tonight, Sissy. Either set up shop with him tonight, or here – just make a decision and stick to it?” I mean, it’s not unreasonable of you to expect a little normal consideration for your sleeping hours.

Our Washington weather is ever-changeable, as usual. Lately it’s been so dreary: alternating between torrents of rain, drizzle, some fog and mist in the am, hovering somewhere in the upper 30’s to mid-40’s…just kind of “yuck”. Yesterday, though, it was beautiful – sunny all day, warm and comfortable…a strange turn of events for January; today it’s back to drizzly and misty, damp and cold. Yahoo.

Take care.

15 01 2009
lara21167

Maybe it’s just the middle to east part of Country experiencing severe cold. Parts of Florida, they said this morning was in the 30’s. That is cold for them. We are supposed to get down to 6 degrees tonight. We usually don’t get any colder than the teens. So it won’t be good.

16 01 2009
Clo

Yeah Laura, we’re in the negatives I think, at least with the windchill.

Witchy, I let her know I was going to sleep, I think she got the message. I dunno, she kinda had a bit of an attitude when she woke up. Not really an attitude, but when she got up I kinda just let her take care of Cayden. And when Jeremy came home to take her home, I think she was wondering why they took Cayden with them, but Jeremy wanted to give me time alone to get a nap in.

I just hate this part, right before a cold. You know it’s going to hit, and you feel like crap, but you know the worst is yet to come and there’s nothing you can do about it.

16 01 2009
lara21167

Yea just take it easy Cloey, as much as you can. I hate colds they are just miserable. Hope you feel better soon.

Janey how are you feeling?

16 01 2009
Clo

Just checked the weather. We’re -5 but with the windchill we’re at -26. I know Rowdy, you’re so jealous, aren’t you? Don’t lie. You’re there in LA, suffering with your sunshine and your warmth, and we in Ohio just have to hog all the good weather. Don’t worry hon, I’ll bottle up some snow and send it your way.

16 01 2009
lara21167

We are at 6 degrees or something, idk. All I know is my car blew a radiator hose this morning. Had to get my boss’s son to pick me up, I had to be here. Don’t know how I getting home at the moment. I just love living on the edge haha!!
I hate cars, I was saying I don’t know what I did in life to piss off the Gods of motor vehicles, but it seems I am always having car problems!! I need to get a brand new one but I can’t do a car payment right now. Oh and my hubby was going to take me to work this morning. I put the puppy in the bathroom. She started crying barking and howling all at the same time and my hubby put the leash on her and brought her out with us. I told him she’ll quiet down in a few minutes, she is going to have to get used to being alone some. Clo do you think a crate would be better? And how are you feeling today?

16 01 2009
Gabberjazz

Lara
yes the crate would be better. I have a 7 month pitty crossed with boxer. Her name is Ginger too lol. I crate trained her from the start and she loves it. now I just tell her to go to bed and she goes there. I tried the bathroom thing first and I had a bill at the end she chewed all the bottom molding. wasn’t pleased. Also with the biting I had a squeeze bottle of lemon juice and when we’d play if she bite too hard she got a squirt of lemon which worked awesome.. you could also buy her a kong. and fill it with peanut butter she’d sit there for hours trying to get it out! puppies are so much fun!

16 01 2009
lara21167

Gabber yes puppies are fun but a pain in the neck. The poor thing this morning sounded like someone was killing her lol. And she barks but she’s getting that beagle hound dog sound thing going. More like a yowl than a bark or a howl. So Gabber how is your weather? Your in Canada right? Your probably laughing at what we call cold.

16 01 2009
Clo

I am NOT feeling better, lol. It turned into a full fledged cold 😦 And now I’m pissed at hubby.

I got up with Cayden during the night, despite not feeling well. He got up several times, and finally at 7:30 I was done. Jeremy tells me all the time how if I need him to get up, just ask, and if he had to get up with Cayden all night and go to work the next day he could do it. So I tell him “I’m done, can you get him?” and Jeremy says yeah. So I wait, 10 minutes go by, and he doesn’t get up. Jeremy sometimes has a habit of talking in his sleep, so I think maybe he was doing that. So I said “Jeremy” And he was like “Yeah I’m going to get him” So I wait a few more minutes, and Cayden is stirring and moving around and fussing a little. So then I get up. And I’m just mad. And Jeremy’s like “I said I’ll get him, I was just waiting for him to cry.”

Now why the hell would you do that if you’re trying to let me sleep? I just feel like what he was trying to do was run out of time, so that by the time Cayden started crying, he’d have to get up and get ready for work. Even after I got up with Cayden he didn’t try to take him from me, he just got up and went to the shower. Same thing last night, he said he’d watch Cayden all night. And he did, for like 2 hours. And then it turned into… I have to go sterelize bottles and such. Well, when I have to do that during the day, and I’m alone, I just take Cayden into the kitchen with me. But, whatever.

He’s taking me out to dinner to make up for it though.

Laura, a crate is better. I, too, put our foster beagle in the bathroom (we only have one crate, and crate our two dogs together in it. They like it, but there was no room for one more, and I didn’t want to buy another crate for a temporary dog.) And he attempted to eat a wall. Literally one wall of our bathroom is down to the dry wall.

Anyway, your puppy will not like the crate at first. The trick is, like Gabber said, is make it their home. Put a couple of soft old blankets or towels or tee shirts in there. Feed her some treats in there, feed her some meals in there. Put her in for five minutes, then let her out for five, put her in for 10 minutes, then let her out for ten. She will cry, whine, bark… The key is to IGNORE it. DO NOT pay her ANY attention, or else she will know that by whining, crying, barking, she can get out of there. And NEVER punish her by putting her in the crate. It’s supposed to be a safe place, her place, and if you punish her in there, then she thinks every time she goes in there, she’s on punishment.

Crates are kinda expensive. We bought ours used, (we found it on craigslist) If you buy one new or used, make sure it’s big enough for when your dog is full grown, so you don’t have to get a new one. However, if you had a small puppy (which, I’m not sure how small Ginger is compared to how big she’ll be as an adult) you’d want one with a divider, so you can gradually make the crate bigger. If you put a tiny puppy in a HUGE crate, they’ll pee and poop in there, cause they’ll have enough room to stay away from it, if that makes sense. If you get one used, BLEACH it. We used that anywhere bleach stuff, it’s safe to use around pets and kids. But def. bleach it. Bleach it a couple times. If you buy it new, there’s no problem, but used… Especially with a puppy who hasn’t had all her shots, Parvo is a HUGE concern. Parvo can live for like a year just in your house, and is pretty much deadly to puppies. Even those who have had their parvo shots… They have to get them a couple times, because they have an immunity to it, and the vets don’t know if it’ll stick or not. Parvo is horrible, my lab/boxer mix died from it, and it was by far one of the worst things I’ve ever seen. Once they’re adults, I believe they have an immunity to it, but puppies do not.

16 01 2009
lara21167

I think I’ll try the crate. She is going to have to get used to time alone. especially if my husband ever finds a job. I can go home on my lunch hour and my daughter gets home at 2:30 so she won’t be alone for too long of periods but still there will be some. One thing I read was that a dog needs to feel secure to feel comfortable being left alone. ANd i’m sure this poor pup doesn’t feel secure yet. The people that had her just put her outside and she ran around like a stray through this trailer park. Poor dog, she hates the cold just shivers terribly so I can image what she was going through. Clo enjoy your dinner and I hope you feel better.

16 01 2009
Clo

If she still shivers in the cold, you might want to try a coat. I know it may sound lame, and I’m not talking about getting all sorts of clothes for her, but we do have a couple of jackets and a sweatshirt for the dogs. Tater loves the snow but since she’s short hair she freezes. And we had to shave louie’s butt because he had some irritation and from what I read it could be due to his hair (Peke’s have real hair, not fur, and sometimes I guess it gets so thick that the air can’t get to it and it causes irritation. So to stop that, you shave down the hair) so we have a sweatshirt for him until his hair grows back.

And def. make her crate feel like her safe place. Leave the door open all the time that she’s not supposed to be in there, so she can come and go when she likes. put a couple toys in there. I liked hanging a rope bone through the cage, so the dogs could pull on it, but it wouldn’t come loose.

And maybe get her a special toy/treat that she only gets when she’s being locked in there. Gabber’s right, Kongs are great, fill ’em with peanut butter or another type of treat and it’ll occupy her for awhile/

16 01 2009
lara21167

Thanks for all the advise. I did think about getting her some kind of sweater. It usually isn’t this cold here. Low in the 20’s is usually the coldest we get. God that sounds warm now lol.

16 01 2009
Clo

lol, I know the high here is 10. Hot damn.

16 01 2009
Gabberjazz

hey
the weather in canada hmmm well at christmas we got down to – 10 with winds of -20 we got about 2.5 feet of snow. its just finally going away. they said its the first time in many many years that all of canada had snow on christmas day. ya I hate the snow lol

16 01 2009
Gabberjazz

lol I think the igloo mith about Canada is coming true lol

16 01 2009
Gabberjazz

Oh and in the summer watch out for bee’s with your puppy… My parents puppy almost died from a bee sting. they can be allergic to them too.

16 01 2009
Clo

lol Gabber, we have snow and last night we have a windchill on -26. The pipes in the kitchen are frozen, and we’re really hoping they won’t burst. Right now it’s 2 degrees but feels like -14. Our heater just can’t keep up and is constantly on and it’s still freezing. I have Cayden in a fleece outfit along with 2 blankets.

16 01 2009
lara21167

Clo if your pipes ever unfreeze, they were saying on the news this morning to turn your faucets on just a little, so you have a steady drip, that’s supposed to keep them from freezing. We are supposed to get to zero tonight. Not sure the wind chill. And we have a dusting of snow but are supposed to get more Sunday night. 1 -3 inches or something. We are really due for a big snow, haven’t had one in a very long time.

16 01 2009
Janey

yea the wether here is 2 but with wind chill it feels -10. its freezin!!!!

Lara-your puppy sounds adorable!

gabber-how are you? hows the pregnancy going? did you tell your girls?

16 01 2009
Gabberjazz

Hey Janey
happy to hear from you…
Actually I can’t hide being pregnant anymore I have a nice round bump. Yes my girls know and they are thrilled they can’t wait.. all they say is it better not be a boy lol. My ex partner knows now and he’s a bit upset. I told him to stay with her I don’t want him. so its up to him if he wants to be a part of its life or not.

16 01 2009
Clo

*sig* I want to be pregnant again. Buuuuuuuuuuut can I have one that sleeps through the night from birth on? Hee hee.

17 01 2009
lara21167

Good morning. Nice to be able to check in on the weekends, even though this computer is sooooo slow lol. You just wait there Cloey it’ll happen soon enough 🙂 How are you feeling?

Janey how are you doing?

Gabber glad everyone knows and your girls are happy about it. That’s all that is really important. Don’t know what to say about your expartner, does his finance know? She won’t be too happy I imagine.

Kristy’s dance practice was canceled, the electric went out in our “club house” but I have to work Bingo tonight. 😦 Not looking forward to that it’s too damn cold lol.

17 01 2009
Clo

I’m feeling better, but my symptoms are worse. If that makes any sense. I dunno I always feel crappiest at the start of a cold, even if I don’t have the stuffy nose-sore throat-cough thing I got going on now.

There’s a huge fire in my home town, lol. I’m laughing, not because of the firs, it’s just funny to me how quickly news spreads – even when I’m not there. Like everyone knew I was pregnant and married and the only person I told was my sister. It went around in like a week. And now with the firs, it’s like, I don’t live there anymore, but I already know. I dunno if that makes sense to anyone but me, but it’s small town life, I guess.

I was telling Janey in an email earlier I had to yell at a collector this morning, and I hate doing that, cause I know they’re only doing their job, but sometimes it seems if you don’t yell and make a big deal out of things, than nothing gets done. I keep getting collection calls for a Michael. And they’re always from an Iowa area code, so I assume it’s the same place. (Iowa pops up on my caller ID every time they call.) And I’ve told them four times now that no one by the name of Michael is at this number. That I don’t know a Michael. Last time I asked the guy to remove my number from the list. I explained it was a new number for me, and maybe Michael had previously owned it, but it was issued to me with my new phone. He said OK, you’re removed. I get a call from them at 8 FREAKING AM. And I was pissed. Cayden’s at my Mom’s so it’s my ONE fucking night of uninterrupted sleep, AND I’m fucking sick. So I was like “You guys have called 5 freaking times now, and each time I tell you I don’t know a freaking Michael. And I’ve asked you nicely to remove me and you haven;t, and I have a newborn you keep waking up and I am VERY upset”

The guy was very nice, spent some time removing my name and number, and told me if they called again to ask to speak to a supervisor. I just felt bad that I had to yell at him.

It was a lot nicer than the other collector I had to deal with. When we were on Jeremy’s parent’s plan, I got his ex wifes phone, and her number. I kept getting calls from her collectors, cause she owed a lot of money to people. Most of them I would get a number from them, and tell them my husband would call them back with her new number information. But once I was in the middle of giving a bath (this is when I was a nanny.) and so I couldn’t take down a number, so I just said “Carla’s no longer at this number, please stop calling.” And the lady was a huge bitch just like “Well, until we get a new number for her, we have to keep calling the old one” and I was like “I’m at work, I can’t talk” and she’s like “If you hang out I’ll just call back” and I was like “OK then I guess I’ll be getting my number changed” and hung up.

Ah, so that’s my rant on rude collectors. We’re headed over to pick Cayden up, so….

Oh, wait. I have a question. Has anyone ever copied you? Like annoyingly so? My old roommate (I think I talked about her, she called me selfish while wearing my clothes, talking on the phone I bought and paid for?) filled out one of those surveys on myspace. And on it it asked what she wanted to name her first born. She said Kayden. It just rubs me the wrong way. I mean, there are several other things she’s done (such as call Cayden “her baby” when she’s never even met him?) and I just think she wants to be me. And I mean, I guess I should be flattered, but it really creeps me out.

17 01 2009
Janey

Clo- my cousin, Nikki does tht. whenever i buy like clothes or something she’ll get the same thing and show it to me later and says that she had it first. or i’ll buy something and she’s all “i was getting that. who told you?” its so annoying i just stop showing her/telling her what im buyin/already bought.

Lara-im okay. im getting ready to go out. my little cousin isnt allowed to go on unsupervised dates and since im her fave cousin she asked if i would come on her date with her. i didnt want to be mean and say no cause then she’d have to stay home. and it IS Saturday. sooooo im going on her date =]

18 01 2009
lara21167

Good Janey, just getting out and around will make you feel soooo much better. No Clo I never encountered that problem, but yes that would creep me out. Don’t feel bad about the collector, some of them are just plain nasty and they’ll call and harrass people at their work, threaten them and everything. It’s funny because a lady I work with was telling me her number must have belonged to someone who had a lot a debt and a collection agency for verizon kept calling her, and she kept explaining it was a new number and that guy didn’t have that number anymore. What is so funny is she has Verizon, so don’t you think verizon should know who has their phone service and notify their collection agents?? With all the companies being in trouble the collection agency’s are going to be even more aggressive or maybe not maybe they’ll be more willing to work with people just to get their money. That would make more sense to me. And Clo I get what you’re saying about your hometown, everyone knowing everyone’s business. We have an escaped murderer on the loose. I saw it first on the Baltimore news. Hagerstown usually doesn’t make the Baltimore news so this guy must be bad. Didn’t say how he escaped.

I had another migrain last night and I had to work Bingo, I was miserable when I got home. woke up with the headache, then it felt like my sinuses so I took an antihistamin (sp) and it went away. So I don’t know what could be causing them. I go to the doctor on Tues, my gyno, but I use him as a faimily doctor half the time. My family doctor told me I was getting old when I gave him a list my problems. So I’ll run the headaches and all by my gyno, he’ll at least be more sympathetic.

See what you guys think about my niece, whose not my niece but I call her that, she is the one who is pregnant and said she has cervical cancer. Well she is overdue on her pregnancy, her due date was the 13th and they are not going to induce until the 22nd. Now if she has cancer don’t you think they’d have taken the baby as soon as they could so that they could treat the cancer? I’m starting to think she made it up to get sympathy from her boyfriend, which didn’t work, now her b/f is my husband’s brother’s kid and was adopted by my husband’s mother. So he is my nephew/brother in law. So I just call Lisa my niece because she is a part of the family even if they arent’ married. Guess I better get in the shower.

18 01 2009
lara21167

boy did i ramble on in that post lol

18 01 2009
Clo

They called me AGAIN today. Grrrr. And again said “Oh I see where we were supposed to take you off” And I’m just kinda like “Then why are you STILL calling me?” If they call again tomorrow it’s on like donkey kong.

Posted pics of the fire, as close as I could get at least. All you can really see is smoke, and I could have walked and gotten better pics, only the smoke really irritated my cough, so I was like, let’s get out of here. It pretty much burned down a whole city block. It’s really horrible.

The thing with Cindy escalated last night. She told me this guy I used to hook up with (he works at a bowling alley) was hitting on her. I’m like, OK, and? So he was on facebook today so I asked him about it. Turns out she called to see if he’d be there and then something along the lines of “I want to bowl naked” and I’m like WTF? And then he says he didn’t hit on her, she was hitting on this security gaurd the whole time. Again, I really think she wants to be me.

Laura- She could be lying about her condition, or her doctors could just be dumb. I honestly thought I should have been either induced with Cayden or they should have done the c-section earlier, because of how large he was measuring. I really feel like my due date was off.

18 01 2009
Witchypoo

Good morning, Ladies…how’s it going? Cloey, well, about CopyCatCindy, I guess I have been in your situation, to an extent. First, sometimes close friends can almost subconsciously mimick/mirror you, your clothes sense, hair, etc. That didn’t ever bother me; one really close friend of mine, Keri, and I used to dress the same way, a lot of the same gestures/sayings…but we also finished each other’s sentences, knew what each other was thinking a lot of the time, etc. We were really close, though…so we had a lot in common in the first place. One example that I picked up on after it had happened over a period of years, though, (as you can see, I don’t give matters like this a lot of thought…until it’s so obvious ANYONE could recognize it), is when my cousin repeatedly did things, major things, that I did. She’s just that type of person, anyway…kind of envious, keep-up-with-the-Jones kind of girl, if you know what I’m saying. Like, she’d ask me what my habits were in a strange, probing way, “Do you party? Do you do?”….insert whatever drug/drink she was inquiring about. It was all the stranger, since we weren’t very close…I mean, we played together when we were kids and our parents got together, (my mother is her father’s sister…so she’s my uncle’s daughter), but her spoiled, sometimes annoying/nasty ways irritated me, so as older teenagers/young adults, I pretty much avoided her. She always had a habit of showing off her possessions, kind of walking you through each one of them and pointing out details – it was weird. Later, she announced that she and her boyfriend were engaged within a couple of weeks after Jerry and I announced our engagement, (none of the rest of the family even knew she was serious with anyone), she started looking in the exact area for a house that we chose for our home, (quite a ways from where she grew up/worked), she was always asking me in an intense way if/when we were going to get pregnant. I’d always tell her the same thing: we’re not ready…when the time is right…blah-blah-blah. When we did decide to get pregnant, about a year and a half after moving into our house, I went off the pill, and was pregnant by my next ovulation. She didn’t bother to call me and congratulate us…she didn’t acknowledge the pregnancy at all. Beau was about 2 weeks old when she finally called…and then it was to brag about the house they were looking at a couple of miles from where we live. She asked me detailed questions about how much our house cost, pointed out that her’s was a few thousand dollars more expensive; I pointed out to her that we locked into our rate about 1 1/2 years before her, and house prices had really slowed down in that time; since the floor plans, design were similar, it was just the time difference that caused the several thousand dollar increase in her house price. I’m thinking: you’re HAPPY to be telling me you spent more on your house than we did? It was so stupid…she didn’t even say anything about our newborn, until the very end of the conversation, as kind of an afterthought. Just really petty, you know? It turned out…she and her husband had overextended themselves with how much they could afford for a house; they lost the down payment when interest rates rose enough to disqualify them for the loan they were trying to get. Like us, they were having a house built in a new neighborhood; once the foundation goes down, and the house is past a certain point of construction, you lose the initial down payment if your financing falls through…or whatever else happens. So, that didn’t work out for them. Anyway, other people, like my parents, have joked to me about her strange, competitive attitude toward me. I don’t give what she does/purchases a thought…unless she or someone else brings it up; I don’t know why she’s so weird about me. I get the impression that she’s just like that. I probably got a little more of it because we’re related; my mom always told me that she really loved me…wanted to spend time with me…all that. I’m like, Really? What a strange way to express your fond feelings: be intensely, obviously competitive…petty, jealous, etc. I just didn’t see it. She’s the one I’ve mentioned before who calls me every now and then to talk about my mom, even though I’ve made it clear that I don’t want to discuss her. It’s my cousin’s way of gloating about what happened with me and my parents; her behavior annoys me, sometimes, so I avoid her as much as possible. I’ve always thought, (my mom has always said this, also), that she’s insecure about her looks, and envious of women who don’t have to struggle with their weight, and other appearance issues. Whatever it is…I’d think she’d find a way to get past her old patterns of jealous behavior, you know? Hmmm…a long answer to a short question, hugh, Cloey? Hahaha…it’s hard to explain complicated family dynamics/patterns that go back decades in just a couple of sentences, you know?

Lara, (Laura), I don’t know what to say about your “niece” and her medical condition. If she is making it up for attention from the boyfriend…that’s kind of sad and pathetic. There’s got to be some way to get your guy to interact with you in a positive way that doesn’t involve deception/sympathy ploys, yes? I don’t get some people.

Take care.

19 01 2009
Witchypoo

Oh, yeah, I forgot to explain the relevance of me mentioning how my goofy cousin used to grill me, (and my parents, when I wasn’t around), about exactly WHEN Jerry and I were planning on getting pregnant. See, almost two weeks to the day after my irritating conversation with her when Beau had just been born, she announced gleefully that she, too, was going to have a baby. But, as it turned out, the close proximity of the times, (me giving birth, and her finding out she was pregnant), was just a strange coincidence. See, I found out shortly after that she and her husband, (instigated by her determined desire…I don’t think her husband cared either way), had been trying desperately to get pregnant since their WEDDING DAY. She had tossed out her birth control the day they got married; apparently, they just couldn’t conceive, and wound up seeing a fertility specialist, and spending who-knows-how-much to make it happen. They even lived with both her father and his wife, and then moved in with her single mother, (my uncle and aunt divorced decades ago, after he carried on a long-term affair with one of his employees…but that’s ANOTHER story). Anyhoo…my cousin and her husband lived with different parents for over 2 1/2 years to save for the down payment on a house, and also to pay for the fertility treatments. I guess they were eventually told after testing that they wouldn’t be able to conceive at all, since her husband had just about a zero sperm count…for various medical reasons, (juvenile diabetes being one factor). One night, my uncle got really drunk, (nothing new), and told my mom that Paul, (cuz’s husband), didn’t have any swimmers, and hinted that they’d gone through artificial insemination to conceive their daughter, Ashley. She’s their only child, and my cousin refers to her as their “miracle baby”. Ashley is 9 months younger than Beau. So, I figured out, years later, that the whole time she was quizzing me about when I was going to get pregnant…she was frantically trying to make it happen for her first…and was probably pissed as hell that her plans didn’t work out the way she wanted. So strange.

Take care.

19 01 2009
Clo

Babies babies everywhere. *sigh* I want another one. But then I get soooo scared about another one, lol. I’m just like… Man that’d be a helluva lotta work!

19 01 2009
Witchypoo

Good morning, Ladies. Yeah, Cloey, I know that conflicted feeling you’re experiencing about babies. I know that after having Cayden, you’re anxious to experience all that again – and you will. Just try to keep one thing in mind regarding the decision of WHEN to get pregnant again: Cayden is only this little for a short time. Even at a year, year-and-a-half…they’re such babies. Now, I know that A LOT of people have their kids one after the other and everyone does fine…but let me assure you: you will be stretched to your maximum abilities – of patience, time, money, ability to give attention and affection…everything. Plus, you and Jeremy will have far less time and energy for each other – and your relationship is still relatively new. Even waiting until Beau was a year and 1/2 to conceive with Chance…we found that pretty much EVERYTHING was about the boys, after I gave birth to Chance when Beau was 2 1/2. That’s exactly what we were aiming for, and ready for…but I think it might have been a little overwhelming to have them closer together than that. I feel that way mainly because I think I’d have felt torn, and a little sad, about “sharing” our time with Beau-Beau, (yeah, I call him that sometimes), when he was any younger. We were ready to make our family larger when we decided to have Chance…but I’ve always been really glad that we timed it the way we did. Beau and Chance are only 2 school grades apart, and they spend a lot of time together, and have a lot in common – so they’re not TOO far apart, you know? I don’t know…I’m just saying that this time with Cayden is really special while he’s this little – so enjoy it as much as possible. I know you want to have your babies close together…like you and your siblings – just keep those thoughts I mentioned in mind when you and Jeremy are mulling it all over, you know?

Take care.

19 01 2009
Witchypoo

P.S…yeah, there’s the advice you DIDN’T ask for, hugh, Cloey? Hahaha…I just couldn’t help myself.

19 01 2009
Witchypoo

P.S.S….(I keep thinking of things I forgot to include in my Unasked-For-Advice contribution). Anyway, also, we timed Fancy-Chancey-Pants and Go-Beau far apart enough for CHANCE’S birth and infancy to be novel and special, also. Having the second sweet baby should be as special and full of wonder as having the first. I’m not sure if some of that might have been a little dimmed if we’d had them closer together or not…but I have just as many individual, distinctive memories of Chancey’s birth and infancy as Beau’s…same with Heathy’s, of course.

19 01 2009
lara21167

Good morning, well afternoon now. We just got a nice “snow shower” little more a shower I think. Laid about an inch of snow in an hours time. Yes my poor “niece” is rather pathetic. Her b/f my nephew/brother in law does not want to commit, tells her straight out he won’t commit. He lives at home, doesn’t work. Spends hours playing on the computer parties all night. Screws any girl who’ll let him and here poor pathetic Lisa’s just tring to hold onto him by having his babies. She loves him, she says. I don’t know but I think i’d have to stick my foot up my daughter’s butt if she gets with a guy like that.

Clo isn’t it funny, I remember how toward the end of your pregnancy you were sooo ready to be done, now you want to be pregnant again, and I think that is true for about everyone. You can’t wait to have the baby then you want to put him/her back where you know he/she is safe. That’s kind of how I felt anyway.

19 01 2009
Clo

Oh witchy, don’t worry. We’ll probably start trying when Cayden is around a year, if not longer than that. I do want to enjoy him and all his first without another baby distracting me (that sounds kinda horrible, but I think you know what I mean.) And Laura is right, I just want to put him back where I know he’s safe… And I mean, I hate pregnancy. I’m not going to lie. It took forever, and for most of it I was uncomfortable and swollen and moody and tired… And Then the end of it was REALLY horrible. But, I LOVED knowing something special was coming and the planning and the excitement and all that jazz. I also have a feeling that the next baby will be our last (I want to try for a girl. However, boys run in Jeremy’s family. I told him if we have a girl next shot, then I’m done. But, if not, I may *possibly* consider trying just one more time. After all, 3rd time’s a charm, you know? But that’s a big maybe and awhiles away, anyway.) So I don’t want to rush and have it all be just done. It’s just, I know a lot of people who are preggo right now, and one of my friends just found out the sex of her baby (it’s a boy! Everyone is having boys lately!) so it’s super exciting, and I MISS all that exciting stuff. Plus I’ve been having mini muscle spasms in my stomach, and it reminds me of the kicking… But, if we were to turn up pregnant it would be a miracle baby, considering a.) we don’t have sex a ton and b.) I’m on b/c.

Speaking of keeping him safe… We just found out we’re getting a nice chunk of tax money back. So, we’re looking at what Cayden’s new car seat will be, because at 4 months (he was 16 weeks as of yesterday, but his actual 4 month mark isn’t until next week) he’s almost outgrown his infant seat. I’m kinda anal about car seats, cause… Well, it’s such a little thing, and it could save your child’s life. And I knew I wanted to drop more money on a better seat, because IF we were to get into an accident, I’d hate knowing that Cayden would have been safer if we would have spent the extra money. I plan to keep him rear facing as long as possible, because it’s safer (while I can flip him at 20 lbs and a year old, I won’t. Babies spines don’t fuse until 3-4 years of age… So when they get into an accident, and are front facing, they can fly foreward, but then the harness snaps their bodies back… But not their heads. So their necks can snap internally, and well… Then they’re internally decapitated.) So I’m looking for a seat that rear faces until at LEAST 30 lbs, and then I want it to convert to foreward facing. It needs to be a five point harness as well.

Anyway, sorry for that long rant. I’ve found car seats that match, but which one is the best? It just makes my head hurt.

And when he grows out of this seat (which will hopefully last a few years) I plan to put him in a high back booster with a five point harness. Just because if kids are in a five point harness, this thing can happen (and I forget what they call it) but they basically slide out of the buckle and get thrown.

Again, it’s a lot of money to spend on car seats, but I’d hate to think that because I wanted to save a few bucks, Cayden got hurt or even killed. There’s just not many things in the world you can control, but if you can make the world a little safer…

19 01 2009
lara21167

I’m laughing Cloey, because Kristy, and I’m not sure how old she was, and of course I know car seats are better made now, but she would slip out of the harness no matter what I’d do. I’d look in the rearview mirror and there’d she’d be sitting in the seat beside the car seat looking pleased as shit with herself!! She was always tall so I put in her in a booster rather soon. She’d stay in it. Same with her crib, I know she was barely over a year and she was climbing out of her crib, so I had to go to a toddler bed quick so she wouldn’t hurt herself. My in laws don’t make any sense, the girl Lisa I’ve been talking about her son who will be 2 in June and her lived the first year of the baby’s life with my inlaws and they always used a playpen for him to sleep in. Well when she has this baby she’s pregnant with, brian the first one, will be staying with my inlaws for a week or 2. Now they went out and bought a crib for him. I said why didn’t they just get him a toddler bed at this point? But I guess they’ll have the crib for the baby when they have him. Everyone I know is having boys too, except my other nephew’s g/f she’s having a girl. Cloey Winter is what she is thinking of naming her. I like it. She is also thinking Cloey Madison.

19 01 2009
Clo

Did you have her in a 5 point? If you did then you have one skilled baby lol.

19 01 2009
lara21167

I don’t even know what a 5 point is lol. Remember it’s been nearly 12 years ago!! At that time 2 belts came down over their shoulders and hooked between their legs. Didn’t take much really to wriggle out of that.

20 01 2009
lara21167

Hey I got a new computer, just a cheap one. But it is soooo much better yay!!

20 01 2009
Witchypoo

Cloey…you are fastidiously, (per norm), thorough about the fortunate Cayden’s safety and well-being; very, very good, young lady. Giggle-giggle…don’t you LOVE being referred to as “young lady”? No, probably not, hugh? Yup…the 5-point harness and keeping him rear-facing as long as possible is the way to go. We did that well past 30 pounds with the monsters; Heath disliked his carseat with a passion, so he was challenging to keep safely trussed up like a Thanksgiving turkey. That’s the image that would always pop into my head as I was struggling to get him “trussed up” for outings; he just didn’t take well to being confined. He’s a lot better now, (in that regard), now that he can be reasoned with more, (plus, he also knows when his Witchy-Momma has had her fill of his shenanigans). I remember times when we’d be coming home from a lacrosse or baseball game, and he was really little – like 3 or 4 months, or something close to that age – and it would be a good hour car drive. He would HOWL the WHOLE HAIR-RAISING ride home, and Jerry, Beau, Chance, and I would just sit there feeling like jumping out one of the windows of the suv, after a while of listening to it. His little sleepers/outfits would be drenched in sweat, and his hair looked like he’d just had a bath, from all the exertion it took for the little demon-baby, (did I say “demon-baby”? I meant “sweet, little bundle of joy”, instead), to scream hysterically and forcefully for that amount of time. Fall asleep like most other babies, (including Beau and Chance when they were little)? Not a chance…not a chance. By the time we were close to home and salvation was near at hand, some, or all, of us would be giggling half-hysterically…because it was either that, or rip our hair out by the roots in sheer helpless frustration. We laugh more calmly and normally about it now, though. Heeheehee.

Take care.

20 01 2009
Clo

Laura, a five point has two shoulder straps, then two that go across the legs, and the all connect to one that goes in between his legs. His car seat now is five point, as well as his swing. It’s damn near impossible to get out of unless you unhook it at the middle. His swing is 5 point because I heard this horrible story about this Mom who put her baby in the swing, and was in the same room, but looking in the closet for something (a boot for her other child who was going with neighbor kids to play in the snow) Her baby started crying but she just yelled out “hold on one minute honey” (which I do all the time, if I run to the bathroom and Cayden starts crying, or the kitchen. I mean we all know you’re not supposed to leave a child alone, but really how plausible is that all the time?) Then her crying started to get softer, so she thought her daughter was calming down… But happened to get a little worried, so she looked out. Somehow her baby had slumped down and was hanging out of the seat, basically cutting off her airway… The five point holds his shoulders back.

There’s some baby safety products that I just think are full of shit (a wipe warmer? Seriously? OK, maybe a good idea, but if you really think about it, all the warm air is going to do is dry out your wipes) But some things I think are worth the extra money. I mean sure, what are the chances that we’ll get into an accident? I’ve never been in a car crash ever (*knock on wood*) But, I mean, the fact of the matter is that there IS a chance. Why risk it?

Anyway, I was going to post a bunch of pictures, and upload 2 videos, one of Cayden laughing, the other of him babbling, but Jeremy jacked the computer and now it’s bath and bed time for Cayden so… Look for those tomorrow. But, the good news is that he jacked the computer to do our taxes and we found out that we’re getting a nice little chunk of change back. Of course, a lot of that is going to bills, and things we need, such as a new car seat. But, I’m a firm believer that every now and then you need to blow a little money in order to keep yourself in check (it’s like the diet thing, Rowdy, that we talked about. If you don’t allow yourself to have that ONE cupcake once in awhile, then you’re going to crack and eat a whole pan of brownies) Soooo…. It looks like we’re taking a vacay to memphis to see my best friend! I am sooooo excited!

20 01 2009
Witchypoo

Oh, yeah…meant to tell you that it’s great about your new computer, SweetLara! You deserve properly-functioning thingy-ma-jigs.

Take care.

20 01 2009
Witchypoo

P.S.S.S.S.S…..Janey, great to see you on the Hottie blog! I hope things are looking brighter in your world, Sweetie. Speaking of the Hottie blog: I’m bored. I don’t know why, exactly; maybe it’s the way he rolls over and takes it up the ass for this she-demon, (did I just utter that??????? Snicker-snicker!) – with all the backbone of a jellyfish. I don’t know…I require more than jr. high head games to keep me from zzzzzzzzznodding off, I guess.

Take care.

20 01 2009
Witchypoo

Lara, I’ll apologize in advance if your little Kristy should be unfortunate enough to read my trashy talk. Ummmm…try not to let her read it, ok?

Take care.

20 01 2009
lara21167

Witchy she wouldn’t take the time to read. She does peek over my shoulder from time to time.. Cloey that’s how we got the new computer. I broke down and did the rapid refund thing with our taxes. The goveernment is really cutting people breaks on their taxes this year yay!! But if I’m going to do this online college thing I need a computer that works.

20 01 2009
lara21167

Witchy I agree with the “hottie” blog, I thought he was going to be pretty interesting with his very detailed sex recount, but now he just seems like a whipped pup.

20 01 2009
Clo

Whoooooo hoooooooooooooooooooo! What a speech, eh?

Laura, yes, a computer is a good investment. Just be careful what you download and all that jazz, and it would probably be a good idea to invest in some sort of virus protection. I just tell you this cause I’ve wrecked (and seen more computers wrecked) by people download stuff that they think is OK… Even things from their friends (people can send viruses without even knowing it.)

I’m just hoping we really do this trip. I have a really hard time spending money, we were going to take this trip last year when I was pregnant, but I backed out. Part of that was cause I didn’t think I could sit in the car for 9 hours (I was peeing every ten minutes and swelling like a mother) I mean now I could say the same thing… It’ll be interesting to have Cayden in the care that long. We originally were going to leave at night, so he’d sleep through most of it. But then Jeremy says you either have to pay for an extra night in a room or wait till check in time. I dunno, I think it may be worth it to spring for the extra night just so we don’t have to endure listening to him scream when he figures out he’s not getting out of the car….

Cayden watch all the hub bub today, and stayed away for it all, fell asleep right at the end, but only for like ten minutes, so now I’m trying to get him to go back to sleep cause that is just NOT a long enough nap.

Oh, and I’m uploading the new pics and videos now, so check in like 20 minutes and they should be up.

20 01 2009
lara21167

Yes the trip should be great. Everyone needs to just get away once in awhile. especially great that you get to see your best friend. I’m working, so I didn’t get to see the speech. I’ll have to catch a recap, Problem with the recaps is you have the media picking it apart. OH well. I’m just glad everything went well. I was a bit concerned that if there was going to be a hit on him, it’d be today. I thought traffic here would be horrible, we are about 1 1/2 – 2 hrs from Washingon DC, but it hasn’t been bad.

20 01 2009
Clo

Laura, I’m sure you could look it up on you tube or whatever, that way you won’t have the media comments. I hate that too. Or they only show you what they think is important. It was just crazy how many people were there… Pics are up, I’m uploading the videos now and will post them in the blog on my myspace.

20 01 2009
Gabberjazz

Clo
I never had my girls in a 5 point carseat until one weekend my daughters best friend(kindergarden) and her mother were driving on the hwy and a car cut her off she lost control and rolled over the edge of the overpass and down 140 feet landed upside down in a tree the only thing that saved her and her brother was the 5 point harness carseat that day I went and got 2 for my girls. never will go back to any thing but the 5 point.

21 01 2009
Clo

That’s why I’m keeping Cayden in a 5 point till he’s out of car seats (and he will be in them for awhile, Ohio just passed a law and he has to be in at least a booster till he’s… I forget what age.) But a lot of parents put their kids in these boosters that just use the seat belt. Only when you do that the kid can sometimes slip out in a crash and go flying. I saw a video where a kid died of it, it was so sad. Same with having your kids rear facing. There was this horrible car crash and this little girl came out of it was just scratches, because she was still rear facing. It’s really such a little thing, in order to keep your kids safe, but I think a lot of parent’s just don’t know…

21 01 2009
Janey

soooo you guys were right.
i went out with a four of my closest friends and
i had a lot of fun. thinking of going to the movies or perhaps bowling with them this weekend. i feel a lot better. i really havent laughed this much in weeks.

i watched the inuaguration [sp?] and it was just so amazing!
it made me think about a lot of things and what is currently happening in our country.
a lot of people think that this is a HUGE deal because Obama is black [or half black] but i actually dont think its a racial issue at all. i mean yes, it plays i big part of it but wether a white man or a woman had won the election it would have been historuc either way, because of the state our country is in. when it comes down t it race has nothing to do with what Obama, or McCain or Clinton were prepared to do/not do to deal with the issues surrounding the Country right now.

i dont know how i got on this subject; i usually avoid talkin about politics.

21 01 2009
Janey

Lara- i found my camera. if you still want to see the pics of my hair im putting them up now =]

21 01 2009
lara21167

Ok Janey, I’ll check them out. I am amazed at the coverage and the people who attended the inaugeration. Normally you don’t give it much thought. I think it is great that people are sooo excited about a new president, whether he is a he or she or black or white or purple, it’s refreshing. I worry about President Obama though, for some reason he reminds me of JFK, and I am just afraid the same thing will happen to him that happened to JFK. I mean so many people love him but those that don’t really seem to hate him and that was the same with JFK. And It’s not just a black and white issue it is because of the change he wants to bring about. Despite the state of the country, so many people are just afraid of change. Nothing can bring about anger in people like politics.

21 01 2009
Witchypoo

Good morning, Ladies. Well…another topic that can inspire extreme anger and hostility in people is religion. The most vicious, destructive wars in the history of mankind have been centered around religion. Though, humans, being competitive, seem to find reasons, (or manufacture them), for fighting and dissension in most scenerios, don’t we?

Obamas’s speech made me tear up…not ONLY because of the overall atmosphere of historic change, (though that was noteworthy, of course) – but also because it was so idealistic and full of goodness. I know the word “goodness” is considered outdated and overly-quaint by many these days…but that’s exactly the quality we all need to strive for, (as a whole, and as individuals), if this tired world is going to make it – and flourish. I know that politicians are famous for using high ideals and canned speeches to forward their agendas; maybe, though, this situation will be different enough to make a difference. I find most aspects of politics disillusioning and dreary…attributed to the fact that even positive intentions have a way of being pushed aside – or lost in the shuffle – of human chaos. I did like Obama’s overall tone of hope, and newness, and…integrity. There’s always that ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’…hugh, Girls?

Take care.

21 01 2009
Clo

I do think it’s a big deal that he’s black. I mean, in one breath it’s “It doesn’t matter what his skin color/sex is, it’s just that he’s right for the job.” Although I believe we’ve probably had many black people, latino’s, women, asian… ect. Who were right for the job, but really couldn’t get there based on how they looked. We’ve ALWAYS been told in history class that ANYONE can be president… Only one glance in the history books tell you that’s a lie. What you need to be, is a rich, white, man. I didn’t vote for Obama cause he was black, but I do think that this day needs to go down in history, because I really believe that now that we’re here, now that the barrier has been broken, there will be no going back. Only forward.

I cried when they announced him and he walked out. I just saw his daughters and all those people, and I looked at Cayden, and I’m so happy that he’s here during a time like this. Because Obama’s black, and because for awhile there I was really afraid for Cayden, and for us, because of how bleak times seemed. I worried about my future, Cayden’s future. I don’t know if Barack will be able to fix things, we’re in a horrible mess. But I do believe that he is offering hope, which is all I can ask for right now.

Plus, it’s just so nice to have a GOOD speaker back in the house, you know? Bush just sucked so bad at speaking, and I really feel like that gave the impression that all Americans were stupid. I mean, I get that not everyone is good at speaking, but I think if you’re going to run out country, and give speeches a lot, and to a lot of important, intelligent people… You should probably be a good speaker.

Anyway. The bill collectors from Iowa keep calling for Michael. I am not Michael, I tell them. I don’t know Michael. Oh, OK, we’ll take you off our calling list. And then they call the next day. I hate that, cause as I said before, it’s not the person who’s calling me fault, but I’m pissed. I’m STILL sick, Cayden had a rough night last night and I felt I was up with him every hour… And they called and woke me and him up. So I went off on the guy calling. Hung up. Called Jeremy. He called and asked for a supervisor, left a nasty message on the supervisors voicemail. I called and did the same thing. We both told them that if they kept calling we’d be looking into seeking legal advice. I’m not sure what I can do legally, but c’mon, it’s gotta be like phone hrassment or something? Not only are they wasting my time and waking up my baby, but they’re using my cell phone minutes.

21 01 2009
Gabberjazz

I was just reading past posts about the car seats and rear facing to 30 pounds.
My girls are tiny little things. My Jasmine who is 4 actually is only 32 pounds and my Gabrielle who is 6 is 39 pounds tiny little things I think it would be a chore to keep them rear facing at that age lol.

21 01 2009
lara21167

They’re calling on your cell phone !! I didn’t even think they could do that legally. Maybe call your cell phone carrier and ask. Idk, you’ve done everything you can think of.

Back to the Black/White issue. Remember I lived in a time frame where blacks were considered less intellegent than whites, where no one would have thought that a black president was possible because they honestly didn’t think black people were smart enough. Blows me away now, to think that people honestly thought that. So I can really see the strides we as a people have made in this country. And it is great.

21 01 2009
lara21167

Janey love your hair, it came out really cute. I’m glad you are feeling better.

21 01 2009
Clo

Gabber- I don’t think it’ll be hard with Cayden. I mean I think it would be harder if you flipped your child to front facing and then wanted them to go back to rear facing… But if all he knows is rear facing, he won’t know that he may like front facing better. One of the ladies on my board has a 3 year old that’s barely 30 lbs and still rear facing, she says her daughter loves it. It also helps that Cayden has super short legs, so, we’re not going to have to deal with him not having enough leg room.

Laura- I think this Michael guy had my cell phone number before me, because my brother says when I call him on his house phone, (well, my Mom’s house phone, but he’s really the only one who uses it) that caller ID says “Michael Anenbrenr” (I don’t remember his last name) So my guess is, he owned the number before I did, and gave it as his contact number. And I mean, once or twice, telling them that he wasn’t there, I get that. But I’ve told them literally 6 times now that I am not Michael, I don’t know Michael, and to remove my number. They’ve told me each time that my number has been removed. And these last couple times they’ve been like “Oh, I see that the code has been entered and it should be been removed” Well, obviously it hasn’t, because you are STILL calling me.I guess the supervisor called Jeremy back and told him I really had been removed, and gave him her direct number if they call again. But I’m really just going to punch whoever calls me again in the face. I’m fucking tired, leave me alone! LoL.

21 01 2009
lara21167

Well good luck punching them through the phone lol. At this point I guess you could keep a record of the calls if they continue and submit a complaint, not sure where you do that. Otherwise you’d have to change your number and that’s such a pain in the ass.

22 01 2009
Janey

Lara- thanks. i was a bit madd that it came out more copper-reddish-brown than actual red but when i do it again after it grows more it will actually be red. my hair was too dark for the red to take. and im getting it cut.

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