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Ohmigosh...

Yikes...it seemed too easy, but I installed a new commenting system!
I'll trial it, see how it goes...leave me a comment and let me know, do ya love it? Hate it? It'll take a bit to get used to?
Let's see if it actually worked!!

Date of the Week, and other stuff!

Hola, friends! Our new date of the week is up!!
Check out my far right sidebar and the "Personals" page to see who it is! Stop by and give her a little "First Date Love", when you have time!
On my "Personals" page, you'll find info on how to get listed, if you'd like...there's a great list over there!
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I've been a workin' mama this weekend...it always stinks to "go" to work, but once I'm there, it's a blast...you know?

(This is what happens when you let a co-worker "see your phone"...they take weird photos of you.)
Heard a hilariously hilarious story this weekend that I'll hafta share sometime. Seriously, pee in your pants funny!!! Or, maybe just to nurses, but anyway...I've gotta share it...it's just too good not to!
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To those who observe Lent...do you allow yourselves a "free pass" on Sunday's? I've started a discussio…

Would You Nurse Someone Else's Baby?

Last night at work, I was talking care of a "non-English speaking" family...a culture that "breast and bottle feeds" their babes.
An entire room full of people...and no one would, could, (wanted to?) feed the baby...so, I stepped in.
Grabbed the bottle, because mama kept telling me, "no milk!" when I asked her about putting the baby to breast. (And, yes...I did educate her that, indeed, she had what the baby needed...)
So, I snuggled this babe in, and moved to stand against the wall (remember, I said "a room full of people? Yeah, not kidding. Room. FULL. of people.)
Night was falling...and one of the men in the room spoke very clear, very fluent English (I thought)...I was standing near him and he said,
"You'll nurse the baby tonight?"
Ahem...ahhhh, wha'? Me, "I'm sorry, I didn't understand that, what did you say?"
He, "Do you nurse the baby tonight?"
Lemme say, never in my 11 years of nursing have I been propos…

Five Question Friday! 2/26/10

Yay!!! Yippee!! Hooray!

It's Friday!!
And, for anyone who may have missed the memo yesterday, we're trying something new. I tossed out a little question about having a "Thursday night preview" of the 5QF questions...and, overwhelmingly, people said:
"Yes, yes, yes!!!" (Not unlike Meg Ryan in "When Harry Met Sally")
I aim to please, so I tweeted and forumed and posted the questions last night! Missed 'em? Well, don't fret!
'Cuz here they are again!!
Rules, as always, but with a new (!!) twist: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them...thenwatch for the MckLinky to appear tomorrow morning, and link up! I would love, love, love for you to link back to me, Mama M.!
Now, without further ado...(drumroll please)...
I announce the:
Questions for Friday, 2/26/10: (Special thanks to: Lily,Thorney London, Maryanne, Renee, and moi! Do you wanna be linked in a future 5QF? C'mon over here, to my community, and offer up your…

5QF, Thursday night preview!!

Wow!! (Quick foreword...if you're coming from Follow Friday...I couldn't get the button to work...all I got was a goofy little question mark?!! My apologies!)
Continuing on...
Overwhelmingly, people would LOVE to see 5QF questions "previewed" on Thursday...and I aim to please!

Tomorrow morning, I will post my answers along with the MckLinky Blog Hop! Feel free to link up, then add the blog hop code, if you wish!
Rules, as always, but with a new (!!) twist: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them...then watch for the MckLinky to appear tomorrow morning, and link up! I would love, love, love for you to link back to me, Mama M.!
Now, without further ado...(drumroll please)...
I announce the:
Questions for Friday, 2/26/10: (Special thanks to: Lily, Thorney London, Maryanne, Renee, and moi! Do you wanna be linked in a future 5QF? C'mon over here, to my community, and offer up your question suggestions!)
1. Do you sing karaoke? If so, what is your…

I Did NOT Move to Australia...

Turns out...my day has greatly improved!
'Course...snuggling with these little guys sure helped,
Not to mention a little donut eating,
(obviously not ME eating donuts...*gag*...but the kiddos enjoyed them!)
I have cancelled my flight to Australia...I won't be moving there, 'cuz afterall...
They have bad days in Australia, too!
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In other news...
Tomorrow is Friday!!! (Wow...big news, huh?!)
And, I've been contemplating something...would you 5QF'ers like it if I posted the questions on Thursday nights?
Would that make it more fun for the linking up part of it?
Or, should we just keep it as is?
And, speaking of 5QF...feel free to offer up your questions over here!


Terrible, Horrible, No Good...

I feel like Alexander today...
Google Images
First, I slept for 12 hours..
And woke NOT refreshed.
Then, I realized I've gotta cold.
I have to get ready for a baby shower that I need to leave for in 5 minutes,
I couldn't find my deodorant...
Turns out I was just using my man eyes, and it was right in front of me.
Then, I couldn't find my compact mirror...
Only to find it was (say it with me) right in front of me.
My hair looks like poop.
My regrowth is so bad I look like a "reverse" skunk.
My eyes are puffy,
I've got that horrible dead of winter pastey glow to my skin.
I need a nap.
And some chocolate (but, it's Lent, and I gave up candy).
Guess I'll go hug my kids instead.

Is There Anything...

More rewarding (and incredibly difficult at the same time) than being...
A mom?
I mean, I know there are brain surgeons and rocket scientists and people working to discover cures for cancer...

Don't get me wrong....
But, is there anything more amazing than seeing a smile...
Just because you walked into a room?
Or, soothing an owie... With a simple kiss?
How about, knowing you are the only person on the face of the earth that knows your children's needs, wants, quirks, and preferences?
Isn't it amazing...
How God matches up just the right baby(ies) for you?
It takes my breath away.

Go Away Winter!

C'mon Spring, c'mon!!!
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Who Needs Real Friends?

When you have a best friend in the mirror?!
You can have a heart to heart with her...
And, she really listens when things get serious...
You can compare newly acquired teeth...
And practice your best model poses together...
Hold impromptu dance parties...
Teach each other your very best moves...

Then, give one another high-fives for all that fancy dancing...
And you can share all the good-bye kisses you want!

Is it Time?

Lemme set the stage:
Sweet young mother wakes...gently places a hand on her belly. Her face becomes curious...and happy.
"Honey...", she gently shakes her love awake. "I think it's time."
"Hmmm? Let me get the car, my love." says her adoring hubby, while giving her a kiss and patting her belly lovingly.
*SCCCREEEEEEECCHHHHHHH!!!!*
Stop! I wanna know right now! Do you love me? Will you love me forev...
Oops, sorry. Meatloaf sometimes takes over my brain...
Anywho, that scenario above? The nice, quiet, all-knowing "Honey it's time" scenario?
It's all a buncha crap! BS my friends!!
Let me give you a statistic...37 women out of 10 don't really know "if it's time". 'Specially if it's bambino #1.
Or, perhaps, even bambino #5...not that I'm mentioning any names on that one. Ahem...*blushing*.
There's a lot of information out there on how to determine "when it's time".
Oh, the doc's, the midwives, the…