Friday, October 29, 2010

Pop tarts are evil.

First I had one spontaneously burst into flames last year that almost burned down my kitchen. Tonight I was cooking one for Allison and had the molten lava filling poor onto my finger, giving me a huge blister.

Maybe karma is coming back at me for the things I've said recently!
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Thursday, October 28, 2010


I just had the ~best~ dinner. It started off with a giant plate of spaghetti, with some awesome grated parmigiano reggiano smothering the top of the homemade saude (no jar sauce for us.) Then I had myself a whole lobster tail, dripping in melted butter.

Anything dipped in melted butter tastes scrumptious, but the lobster was over the top. Yum!

What did you have for dinner tonight?

Monday, October 25, 2010

First one.

Its snowing. Gotta love fall in colorado!
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Magazines and strip clubs.

Does it bother you if your husband reads nudie magazines? What about going to strip clubs?

None of it bothers me at all. I guess if he was going to strip clubs ~all~ the time, it'd be a different story, but the occasional strip club with the boys, I'm all good with.

I do have a silly rule when it comes to strip clubs though. There is a no sex rule when he comes home. I guess I just don't like the idea he'd be thinking of some stripper when having sex with me, so there is a one night waiting period. I don't think that's too much to ask.

So what about you? Are you cool with nudie magazines and strip clubs?

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Thursday, October 14, 2010


What magazines do you subscribe to?

Mine are:
~ life and style (brain candy)
~ cosmopolitan
~ money (gift from my dad)
~ parenting
~ playboy
~ sports illustrated (for my hubby)
~ rolling stone
~ maxim

Wow. That's quite a bit. And I recently chose not to renew glamour, espn and better homes & gardens.

Now it's your turn to tell me what mags you get.

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Odds and ends.

~ I had a sliver on the ball of m left foot and it hurt everytime I walked. So I fit it out with a needle and I actually got that little sucker! But now I have a wound from all the needle digging and it hurts worse now than before. Awesome.

~ Did I mention our pathfinder got vandalized a few weeks ago? The little window behind the passenger's back window was smashed in with something. The door was still locked and nothing in the car was stolen. So we think it was just pure vandalism. With insurance, it cost us $281 to get it fixed.

~ The streetlight at the end of our driveway has been out for months (and we think the darkness had a play in the vandalism). Our neighbors across the street called the utility people and found out it was one of the lights that would no longer be maintained due to budget costs. If we wanted it turned back on, we would have to pay a fee of $75. So we are splitting the cost and our light is back on.

~ Insomnia has been kicking my ass recently. I just can't seem to get to sleep at a reasonable time. It sucks. But once I do fall asleep, I will generally stay asleep. Which is huge for me.

~ I tackled the laundry this week and for now, I win. All clothes, sheets, towels, blanket and floor carpets have been washed, dried and put away. As of now there is nothing in our hampers. Go me!

~ I've had a crazy sweet tooth the past couple days. I've been eating hot tamales and hershey chocolate bars. Getting AF by surprise tonight probably has something to do with it.

~ My favorite number is 25. I count all the time while I'm waiting for anything. Like a commercial break to end. A stoplight to change. The phone to ring. I think it's a touch of OCD.

~ I'm pretty sick right now. My throat hurts and my head is draining out my nose and down my throat. Yes, I know. It's crazily sexy. Don't deny it.

~ It's midnight right now and I'm sitting in bed, blogging, and sharing a lollipop with karl. He woke up covered in puke so after washing him up, he is wife awake.

~ I'm in love with the food channel. I love all the shows.

~ My favorite pizza is extra cheese, ham, mushrooms and uncooked tomatoes. What's yours?

~ I had to google the difference between it's and its. The general rule is if you can replace it's with it is, the from of it's is used. I think I've gotten that wrong for years.

~ Okay, time to go and focus on the boy. I hope he gets tired enough for bedtime soon. My eyes are burning.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Why is it that I seem to get behind people who don't realize they should pull up in the intersection when they re trying to turn left? When the light turns yellow, they don't go, instead just stay where they are through an entire light cycle. Seriously, who knows not to do this?

That's the problem with living in a smallish city. People don't have enough practice driving in traffic. I wish it was legal to gently push a car by their bumper to get them moving. I'd be pushing people left and right.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I talked to the neighbors.

I saw my neighbor outside yesterday so I went over to talk with him.

The first thing he did was apologize for the barking dog. I told him I hoped he didn't think I was a crazy anti dog bitch. I told him I was cool with dogs amd didn't mind the normal barking. But barking nonstop for hours late at night, waking up my sick children, was what I wasn't cool with.

He explained to me they were out late Sunday night and that is was probably the rain that made him bark. Okay, sounds like a reasonable answer, but if you knew #1 that it was raining and #2, the dog didn't like storms, why in the world would you leave him tied up in the backyard during such an event? That makes so sense to me. Nevermind the barking that could distrupt your neighbors, what about the poor dog outside alone in the rain? That pisses me off.

Anywho, the dog turns out not to he his, but a friend's whom is staying with him. I think she left today. She was with them when they went out, so no excuse like he didn't know the dog was like that. The poor doggy. I hope she is given a better life at home than she was given here.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

I'm having trouble with viewing some blogs.

Now that I'm back in the swing of things, I'm bummed I can't read some of my favorite blogs. I can't get to Sara's (life goes on) or Mrs Spock.

Is anyone else having trouble viewing some of these sites?

The newest one I can't get to is April's. GRRRR!

A house full of sickos.

Saturday night, Ella came down with a fever of 102. Allison quickly fell into the same thing. Sunday was karl's turn at a slight fever. Now it's my turn.

I'm coughing up the grossest shit from my lungs. The kids have runny noses, sneezing fits and sore throats. It seems I have completely different symptoms.

Fun times.

Everyone still has low grade fevers. Which is good because that tells me their little bodies are fighting whatever it is we have. But fevers suck. Everyone is lethargic and just laying around the house watching cartoons.

I will admit I do like the extra cuddles sick children so desperately need.

Ugh. What a Monday. Tom is at work and so far has not gotten what we all have. I'm sure he will end up catching it also.

How is everyone else's Mondays going? I hope you are all doing better than we are.

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The new neighbor's dog.

The new neighbors moved in this week to their rental and the first thing needing to be fixed is to get a fence. They have a large German Shepard with a large bark and they leave him outside alone in the dark, tied up.

The dog has been barking incessantly for close to four hours now. Started at 8p and now its close to midnight. See, I don't mind the normal bark of a dog, but this dog hasn't stopped since their owners have left them outside to go out for the night. I don't blame the dog here. And I am giving the neighbors the benefit of the doubt whereas they may not know their dog barks nonstop when they aren't home.

My problem is m house is too stuffy to leave the windows closed but the dogs are waking up my sick children with my windows opened. They are all in bed with mild fevers. They are being woken up left and right from the barking. So I closed their windows and they are being woken up in pools of sweat.

I went and knocked on their doot but they weren't home. So I left a NICE note on their door, ~"I'm nancy from next door. Your dog has been barking constantly since you left, which brings up he problem he is waking up all three of my sick children. Please being him inside when you return. Thank you very much! :)"

And then when I see them tomorrow, i'll talk to them explaining I'm not a bitch and I even like dogs. Dogs barking their usual thing does ~not~ bother me. But the constant barking with no relief is what I'm complaining about. Especially with the added stress of waking up three sick children. I'm hoping they simply didn't know he would bark nonstop while they are not at home.

Here's to it going as smoothly as planned and they don't just write me off as a bitch. Because I'm trying really hard not to be like one.

Poor dog is tied up in his backyard, all alone, in the light rain and chilly night air.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

What's for dinner mom?

That's my most hated question. I hate trying to figure out what to cook. I don't mind actually cooking, but figuring out ~what~ to cook is a pain in my ass.

What are you having, or what did you have, for dinner?

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Thursday, October 7, 2010


I posted a few pictures of the kids over at my other blog if you'd like to take a look. :)

Nobel Prize in Medicine

I'm sure you have all heard about the pioneer behind IVF, Robert Edwards, was named the Nobel Prize in Medicine winner. I learned about it through facebook, with a few people linking to the article.

I read the article and you know what? In explaining IVF, they actually said the embryo would be "implanted" back into the woman's uterus. IMPLANTED. Seriously. You'd think they'd get the terminology correct when talking about something as important as the Nobel prize. Argh.

Anywho, congrats to Dr Edwards. It was because of him that I have a little boy named Karl. IVF rules!

I promise

to read and comment on all of my loyal reader's blogs and them some. Trying to navigate the comment boxes and word verifications to leave messages just seems to be too hard for me on my phone.

So, I promise to declare reader bankruptcy again and this time, for 30-60 minutes a day. It'll all work out. You girls all rule so much! Thank you. Through my dark days, which you may even not know about, I still get a couple of comments to brighten it. So thank you!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Congratulations dear "x"!

One of my favorite bloggy friends just found out she was surprisingly pregnant. She was late and I begged her to test. Which she did and a fabulous 2nd line came up right away.

She is going to wait until that magic 12 week mark to announce it, so I won't be saying her name. But I'm just so damned excited about it, I ~had~ to give her a shout out about her thrilling news.

So congratulations sweet "x". Congratulations.

I'm going to turn off comments on this post so you won't be able to figure out who is or is not commenting. Wow. I'm thrilled for her. I'm jealous as all get out, but I'm over the moon with happiness for her!

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Sunday, October 3, 2010


I've recently received two awards and wanted first to thank them, and then to fill them out.

The first was from the fabulous geochick and she gave me five questions to answer...

1. Do you still live where you were born/grew up? Why?
-- I was born in Kansas City, Missouri and I don't live there anymore since my parents moved us away from there when I was only five years old. I don't consider that "home".

2. What's your favorite holiday and what makes it so special?
-- Hrm. I don't really have a favorite holiday. But if I had to answer, I'd say Christmas. It lasts longer than a day and I love getting ready for it. I also like giving presents to those I love. And of course, I also like getting them!

3. Do people IRL know about/read your blog or do you keep it relatively private?
-- A few IRL people read my blog.

4. What's your favorite color?
-- Orange

5. We're all pretty open here in the interwebs but how open are your IRL about fertility struggles? What influences your openness or lack thereof?
-- I'm very open about my fertility struggles IRL. I figure the more people more, the better it is for the next person to understand it. I want more people to understand this disease.

The next one if from the beautiful Claire.

Here's how the award works:
- Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award
- List 7 things no one knows about you
- Send the award off to 7 bloggers who you think are fabulous!

Here are my 7 things:

First of all, it'll be hard to tell you seven things you don't know about me since I tell you about pretty much everything going on in my life!

1. I like my toenails super short. If any of them grows at all, I cut them to the quick and peel them off. Gross, no?

2. I don't wash my face before I go to bed. I know I should, but I simply pass out at night and never take the time. I end up with mascara circles under my eyes when I wake up.

3. I'm a lotion whore. I use lotion ~way more~ than the normal person.

4. I have a boob job. Although this isn't quite a secret!

5. I wake up Karl at night just so I can cuddle with him. I tell my husband I heard him crying.

6. I like to watch documentaries on just about everything.

7. I hate that the job of making dinner is a "female" job. But that the majority of chefs are male. My husband and I share most jobs in the house except making dinner. I freaking hate it.