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Afternoon Humor.

I just got a text from...someone...(I promised him I wouldn't tell you his name...and remember that I said "HE"...) that made me laugh, so, being a blogger, I of course have to share it.
Turns out he went to the doctor for a physical, the nurse asked him "Do you take any medications or are there any medications you need to ask the doctor about?"
He responded, "Well, my counselor suggested that I take some pitocin during this separation." (He and his wife are working on some stuff...)
He said the nurse looked at him, paused and said, "Um...pitocin is what they give pregnant ladies to induce labor."
"SEROTONIN!! SEROTONIN...it was serotonin that the counselor said to take!!"
To which she said, "Oh. I was going to say...'You don't look pregnant.'!"
To which I say, "Pitocin and serotonin don't really sound anything alike!!" Do they?

Hunkering Down...

Word on the street is that a big ol' snowstorm is heading our way. I've had to switch my brain from "looking forward to spring" back to "there's still a big long stretch of winter in front of us". This winter has been so unseasonably mild, it had me dreaming of flip flops and shorts long before I should have been!
Truth be told...I love snow storms. Now, we don't get the kind of ice/snow that takes out power for days *knock on wood*, so I am fairly "naive" in saying "I love snow storms". But I do. I love the fresh blanket of white that muffles all transient sound around.
When I was in high school, my mom and I used to go walking when it was snowy out. I loved those walks...just talking, our voices seeming so loud against the quiet of the falling snow. I think maybe I'll take my kids for a walk if we really do get some big snow.
Could be somewhere in the 12 inch range! Doubt that'll happen tho, know why?
I made a run to Sam…

There is a Reason I Wanted to be a Nurse...

In the fall of '95, I found myself at college, unsure of what I actually wanted to be "when I grew up" but reminded daily by the baby growing in my belly that I'd better hurry up and make a decision.
I was 18, unwed, and scared to death. I knew a few things...I knew I loved kids, did NOT want to be stuck in an office filing all day, and needed to have a profession that would allow me to support myself and my unborn baby financially. Every aptitude test I had taken had pointed me toward nursing, teaching, social work, dietitian, etc. People stuff.
Fast forward 5 months, to February 17th, 1996, the day I became a mom, and the day I realized what I wanted to do in life. The nurses I had during my labor were my everything. They supported me, they cheered me on, they redirected me, they calmed me and nurtured me and showed me compassion I had never before seen.
They made me want to be one of them. A nurse. More specifically, a Labor and Delivery Nurse.
When I returned to coll…

Quick Bump Update...

Thank you for your concern about Baby's leg bump...the answers we have? None.
The x-ray was inconclusive. Radiologist report said, "CT or MRI may be helpful"...which led me to believe that it may also be NOT helpful.
So, our doc and I talked and have decided to skip right to the chase...we're going with a surgical consult. Hubs thinks maybe we're jumping the gun a bit, but we've decided that at the very least, at least we'll be getting a second pair of eyes to check it out and review images.
Dr. D (our ped) said her "gut tells her it's nothing"...BUT there's the whole unknown. And when it comes to the scary stuff that bumps can be, I'd rather just know what the heck it is. I'm certainly not a fan of anesthetizing my kids (and it may not even come to that) but I know that if we did "wait and watch" and learn a few months from now that this little bump was actually something bad, I would kick myself for wasting those months …

Dear God:

Hi God, it's me, Mama.
Just wanted to touch base about a couple of things...
First of all, thank you for making sure my biggest boy got home safe when he drove himself home tonight. *gulp* I'll probably be calling on You a lot to be with him when he drives (and always). Thanks in advance for that.
Also, could you please hurry spring along? I mean, I know that there's something like 10-17 inches of snow headed our way, but after that? Maybe? You see, we're running out of "non-holey kneed" jeans around here...and rather than buy new ones to last the rest of the school year, I'd just prefer that it warms up and we can do shorts instead.
And one more thing...thanks for being so awesome. I don't know what I'd do without You.
All my love,

Five Question Friday!! 2/24/12

Look at the date...if you take 24 and divide it by 2? Yup...12. I think I need to buy a lottery ticket again today, or something.
My bathroom is torn apart...sheetrock torn off, tubless, showerless...it's crazy that we're actually doing this! Can't wait until it's all done...until then? Blech. Dust, stink, dust, mess, and more dust. Have I mentioned there's a lot of dust?

Well...let's get down to business!
Welcome to Five Question Friday!! You've come to the right place if you want a fun, easy post or if you've suddenly discovered your muses are hunkering down for a snow storm that should've come 2 months ago. Fer dumb.
Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky post to appear Friday morning and LINK UP!
Oh, and remember (pay close attention...this is the important one)...HAVE FUN!
Questions for Friday, February 24th (It's my big boy's birthday!!): (Special thanks to Mama Phan (@M…

Thursday Night 5QF Sneak Peek!!

So...word on the the street is that we might get 10 inches of snow on Sunday.

TEN INCHES...as in, 2 inches short of a foot. Hello?! Where the heck was this in December?! Ugh. And just when I'm ready for spring.
Mother Nature is an evil, bi-polar, b word.
Anyway...no word yet on Baby's x-ray. Can't stand the waiting...will be hounding the clinic tomorrow.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
Welcome to Five Question Friday!! You've come to the right place if you want a fun, easy post or if you've suddenly discovered your muses are hunkering down for a snow storm that should've come 2 months ago. Fer dumb.
Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky post to appear Friday morning and LINK UP!
Oh, and remember (pay close attention...this is the important one)...HAVE FUN!
Questions for Friday, February 24th (It's my big boy's birthday!!): (Special thanks to Mama Phan (@MamaPhan) from Boy (n.): A Noise wit…

Waiting.

I've never been good at waiting. Ever.
Haven't heard results from Baby's x-ray. When I spoke with our doc last night, she said if she had results by the end of today, she'd call...if not? Well, it wouldn't be until Friday, because she's out of the clinic on Thursday.
I may just have to call tomorrow and talk to the doc on call...I just don't like not knowing. Thank you for your prayers and for checking in!
In other news...something I COULD HAVE waited for? The Pal passed his driver's exam.
And then I threw up.
Okay, not really...but I wanted to. I am so not ready for him to drive. I think what makes me most worried is that he is WAY too confident. Acts like he's been driving for years...and that's enough to make me want to lock him in a closet and throw away the keys.
We need to sit down and have a good long chat about expectations and ramifications. I'm not sure he realizes that driving is NOT A RIGHT. It is a privilege.
Oh...and that he is never …

Well-Checks, Shots and Bumps...OH MY!

Last week my sweet babe had a (well over due) well-child check up. If there's one thing I hate, it's taking my healthy kids to the clinic in the middle of the cold and flu season, so I avoid it at all costs.
Well, you all know how utterly crappy 2011 was for us, and a well-child check up for a kiddo I had no concerns about did not rank on my list of "MUST DO'S"...so, her 3 year check up wasn't. I love that our pediatrician is totally understanding...basically she told me this wasn't my first rodeo, and she knows that if I have concerns, I'll bring our kids in.

Our clinic always asks the "safety" question ("are you abused", but nicer than that), but this was the first time I remember the nurse directly asking the kiddo. She said to Baby Girl, "Does anyone hurt you or make you feel scared?"
Baby Girl glanced at me like, "Duh." and responded, "Yeah!"
The nurse, looking suprised said, "Oh...who hurts you…

Patience...

I have officially run out.
My 16 year old "not quite" driver sapped me of most of it while driving home from school. Seems as tho he knows more about driving than anyone else. Ever. It's like he thinks he invented driving, or something.
Then, little kids arguing, fighting, "mom, I just pushed her away", crying...and what little I had left was completely drained.
And the noise. OH THE NOISE.
I need a nap.
Or, a pick me up.
Even better...a nap AND a pick me up.

Superstition...

Not really a big believer. Kinda, but not really. I mean, I'll do things so as to not expedite my demise (no walking under ladders, trying really hard not to break mirrors or open umbrellas indoors, etc...), but usually I don't get caught up in "that sort of thing".
Gotta admit tho...flying on Friday the 13thcreeped me out. Turns out, it was nothing to worry about! Yay!
So, anyway...my mom and I went shopping for the Pal last week. We were working on a deadline, so we ate quickly at the Food Court (STOP!! I do NOT want to hear about how disgusting and dirty food courts are...I can't imagine the filth, and I'd like to remain naive to food court nastiness. Thankyouverymuch.).
We decided on some Asian food, snarfed it down, slurped our pops dry and burped. Then I noticed my fortune cookie resting in front of me..."Hmmmm...let's see what kind of fortune I have today." (Side note: Since when did fortunes become less "you'll win a million dollar…

16 Years Ago...

16 years ago, this very night, I was marveling (and, okay, incredibly a bit overwhelmed) at the adorable little, 2 day old creature in my arms, that I had just taken home from the hospital.
He was so cute. So tiny. So needy. So wonderful. (And overwhelming...)

16 years later, that little dude is still so cute, he's much less tiny, much less needy and even more wonderful than I could ever imagine he'd be. (And, still a bit overwhelming...)

He is kind, he is smart, he is awesome with kids, he is an incredible athlete, he's a hard worker (when he wants to be), and he's got a soft heart. I love him so much and am so proud of the young man he is becoming.
I thank God everyday for bringing that little creature into my life. Sure, the circumstances weren't ideal, but his arrival in my world changed my life for the better...a million times over.
Pal, I am so amazingly proud of you. Of your accomplishments. The responsibility to you show. Your sense of humor. How enjoyable you …

Time For Five Question Friday!! 2/17/12

Let us all observe a moment of silence for my sadness in seeing my baby boy turn 16. *sob* *wail* *waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa*

How does this happen? How did he go from a cooing, sweet smelling baby boy to a big, stinky teenager...overnight?! Wow. I am old. HE is old. Expect a proper birthday post soon...
In the meantime...
Welcome to Five Question Friday!! You've come to the right place if you want a fun, easy post or if you've suddenly discovered your muses are crying in their coffee because their baby is suddenly old enough to drive a car...by. him. self. Waaaaa!
Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky post to appear Friday morning and LINK UP!
Oh, and remember (pay close attention...this is the important one)...HAVE FUN!
Questions for Friday, February 17th (It's my big boy's birthday!!): (Special thanks to Gasfamily (@gasfamily) from The Gas Family, Courtney (@mom2xover2002) from Mom Times Two , Jennifer (@…

Thursday Night 5QF Sneak Peek!!

Tomorrow is my baby's 16th birthday.
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

How do these things happen?
Sigh...carrying on.
Welcome to Five Question Friday!! You've come to the right place if you want a fun, easy post or if you've suddenly discovered your muses are crying in their coffee because their baby is suddenly old enough to drive a car...by. him. self. Waaaaa!
Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky post to appear Friday morning and LINK UP!
Oh, and remember (pay close attention...this is the important one)...HAVE FUN!
Questions for Friday, February 17th (It's my big boy's birthday!!): (Special thanks to Gasfamily (@gasfamily) from The Gas Family, Courtney (@mom2xover2002) from Mom Times Two , Jennifer (@jenniferovery) from The Days of a SAHM, Sandy (@PardonMyDust) from Pardon my Dust, and Amy (@amy_mcmommy) from Mac or Cheesyfor their question suggestions! I would love to link you in a futur…