Friday, May 16, 2008


of the ladies I know are pregnant...and I'm not.

Let me start by saying...we decided to have a vasectomy because we are done having children.

The #1 reason is because we can't afford it. I mean, we could, but then you have to think about college and know.

Another reason is I can't go thru the pains (all of them) of the birthing. I am fine all the way, but when it's time to be admitted...I get a queasy feeling just thinking about it. I shudder at the thought of getting an epidural, possible episiotomy...I won't bore you with the list of nausea-inducing things. I seriously feel a small panic attack come on when I think about the painful procedures involved with having a child...the possible complications..all of it.

We have had 3 beautiful children. Our first-born son was stillborn at 32 weeks (went throught the entire baby-having process and went home empty handed). A year later we had our daughter..she's 8 now. Three years and four months later we had our son, our last and he's turning 5 at the end of this month.

Where I was going with this rambling was...everyone's pregnant and it is HARD to deal with our decision. I know we can't but I LOVED every minute of being pregnant. If I could be pregnant and then wave my magic wand and *poof*'s here...

I would. best friend of 17 years is pregnant and it's not like I want to burden her with my silly emotions.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Go ahead, tell me I can't.

I love it when someone tells me what I can't do.

Kat came home last week and said she was in the paper her teacher had. I got as much info as I could from her teacher and off I went on my hunt. I called the Record, spoke with one lady who passed me to another lady who said she couldn't mail a copy because I wasn't a subscriber to the paper. I went back to their website and found the reporter's name and she just so happens to have her phone number listed as well. I called her up and she is *personally* gonna send me a copy of the paper with my star on the front page.


I'll post a pic as soon as it arrives!

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A is for Angel

8 years ago today, I lost my firstborn son. He died from a blood clot in his umbilical cord. We planned him and we were so excited. I have always wanted to be a parent, for as far back as I can remember. I wonder what he would have been when he grew up. I know my kids are not ready to handle this yet. No way. I, as their mother, think they are not mentally capable of handling that kind of information yet. They wouldn't fully understand.
I decided it was time to get a tattoo in his memory. I went down to Pins & Needles, Casey tattooed it, it is beautiful and I love it.

Rest in peace A.J. I love you.


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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

That's handy dandy!

In my kitchen, the pizza cutter is my friend. I use it for everything! Cutting pizza (obviously), pancakes, french toast, grilled cheese, quesadillas, ham, spaghetti noodles...the possibilities are endless.

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941


Make that a double..

Rice Daddies, thank you.

God bless you James Kim.
In Memoriam: James Kim, 1971-2006


So many questions..

The Kim family timeline

Okay, so, His family was found on Monday. His pants were found (#4) on Tuesday, and his body (#6) on Wednesday. Why wouldn't they have more than one helicopter searching the area? I don't understand.

So, was James Kim almost there....where the family had originally turned off the main road? Didn't he have a map? Was he disoriented?


Friday, December 01, 2006

All I want for Christmas is...

The Frantic Woman's Guide to Life: A Year's Worth of Hints, Tips, and Tricks

The Frantic Woman's Guide to Feeding Family and Friends: Shopping Lists, Recipes, and Tips for Every Dinner of the Year

Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui

Probably #1 on my list this year
Learn to knit a scarf kit

Food dehydrator:

Vacuum Sealer:

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Junie B. Jones and a lesson in parenting.

I was quite bothered this morning. Kat was trying to sound out the word: brains. Then I heard her say something about bashing brains. And then fist was being thrown into the mix. I'm thinking to myself...WTF?? She says it's her Junie B. Jones book she had gotten from Adora. I started reading, trying to figure out what was going on in this book. This all happened while we were getting out of the car for daycare. I did take the book in question with me to I could do some "research". Below is my post in the Parent Forum:

"How'd you like me to bash your brains in, you 09/26 08:42:28

Ummm, this is a sentence in my daughters Junie B. Jones book. "Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth"
I don't care for this language but what do I do? Not let her read it? Is it that big of a deal?

What are your thoughts?????

I got some interesting feedback.

"Talk about what she is reading. Ask her 09/26 08:48:13

if she feels what that person said was nice or right. Ask her if she has said anything like that to anyone or if anyone has ever said anything like that to her. Ask her how she thinks if feels to both say something like that and to have it said to her. Books with themes or dialog that make us uncomfortable are great jumping off points for conversations with our kids."

Duh, why didn't I think of that?? I ALWAYS seek different perspectives. Always.

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