Voted off! WHAT?! WRONG! UNJUST! MEAN! DUMB! WRONG!
Friday, February 29, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
This kid can SING! Holy cow - I've watched this performance at least 10 times since last night and just can't get enough of it. I am ready to buy his album (which he doesn't have yet)....He's gonna win this year - and if he doesn't....all is wrong. Tune in....vote for David Archuleta....his talent surpasses all the others - even the women. Wow. Now I'm gonna go watch it again. =-)
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
And here are the "AFTER" shots (there is one counter picture missing - but trust me - it too was cleared...honest!)
Monday, February 25, 2008
(just because you have big boobs doesn't mean the world wants to see them resting on a snake-skin shelf)
(YAWN! And wasn't the crinkly/scrunched look from the 80's? Dreadfully boring dress...bad color, bad style, bad length....and what the heck is on your arms?)(Channeling Ariel here I guess)
(Scary - all the way around - just scary)(I don't hate the gown - but the color? if that even IS a color....horrible. I think she chose that shade because it is the same color as spit-up...and she hasn't gotten dolled-up much since her son was born).
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I just finished watching yesterday’s Oprah – “Shlumpadinka Makeovers.” You know the look (well – I do, anyway)….”dressy” sweatpants, over-sized sweatshirts, Mom jeans (gasp!). In this episode, several “schlumpadinka Moms” were given wardrobe makeovers. Although they primarily shopped at affordable stores, the looks created still take a big chunk of change. Maybe you can’t afford the $80-some dollar perfect fitted white cotton button-down shirt from Brooks Brothers, but you CAN take the must-have make-up advice from Oprah’s experts. (follow link below).
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Thanks for taking a look!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
You got it. I cried. Now he's crying AND I'm crying. Can't someone - ANYONE just take a peek into his ears? Give me the darn ear-looky instrument and I'll see. But noooooo...and of course, since he's a healthy mere 4-month-old...he's never been to a walk-in clinic before...which means he's a NEW PATIENT...and isn't that so much fun. Here's your 1/2-inch thick stack of paper...now fill it out and come back in an hour. (At this point I'm pretty sure I'll need to be seen too...for a script of some sort of anti-depressant).
So I bundled him up again - walked back outside in the BELOW friggin' ZERO temperatures and started driving. I didn't want to go home, unload him, change him just to have to turn right around and come back...so I drove. And thank goodness...he finally fell asleep. He stayed asleep for the duration of my 1.5 hour wait...that's ONE AND A HALF HOURS of waiting...even though I was the absolute FIRST walk-in patient in the waiting room.
So we are finally seen - they make me strip him naked to weigh him (is that really necessary....he doesn't FEEL WELL!)...now he's really ticked off...and hungry now....and I'm very near a breakdown.
We are finally seen by a nurse or a physician's assistant - heck I don't know - but at least she has the ear-looky thing and a perscription pad...good 'nuff. She looks in both ears and says the left one seems kinda pink. Now - thankfully my kids haven't battled ear infections very much - but when they have - it has always been - WOW - that's really red...or....really infected...or fluid in there...something more than "kinda pink." So now I'm pretty sure his problem isn't ears (which is good AND bad)...but she writes a perscription anyway under the theory that it has been going on awhile - and if she's wrong - one course of antibiotics isn't going to make him resistant.
So now I don't know....do I give him the antibiotic? Do I make another appointment with his REAL doctor? Do I assume it is teething and proceed with seeing someone for an antidepressant for myself?
What a miserable evening.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
(yes - that's me in total HEADBAND hair - get over it...at least I'm IN the picture for once)
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Last night I thought I'd put Mark's Valentine's Day gifts in his truck, so when he opened the gifts this morning he'd start the work day in a great mood. Well, at 10 p.m. or so last night he decided he wanted to get some paperwork done...paperwork that was in his bag....in his truck. grrr. So I tried to have Bailey distract him while I ran out to the garage, removed his gifts from the truck, put them in the van and hurried back in. He knew something was up - but this morning - no gifts. So, I loaded up the kids, took Bailey to school, dropped off cookies and a Valentine for Grandma & Grandpa and headed over to Mark's work (he had an early morning Dr. appt.). I found one of his co-workers in the parking lot and asked if he would carry it in and put it in his office. Shwew - mission accomplished. He was surprised and called me right away to thank me.
THEN...I ran a few errands - one at Big Lots to pick up an Eddie Bauer car seat (22-80lbs) for $60 - BARGAIN! Except now that I look at the ad again, I got the wrong thing - the Safety 1st seat is Monday I guess. Lord I hate that store. Anyway - further reason to hate that place - their system declined my debit card...twice. Ugh. After a call to the bank it was determined that the bank was approving the transaction and the Big Lots system was reversing it. I explained this to the clerk........silence....ok then...guess I'll go get cash and come back. Good thing that was a good deal on a car seat or I would have left it all there.
I wish ALL of my valentine's were home today, but Bailey is at school and Mark is at work. That leaves me with my two little Valentines. Look at my chunky little man! He's growing so big! He scratched his face up last night - and I can't find which fingernail was the culprit. Anyway - I'll take pictures tonight of ALL of my valentines and of our Valentine's Day meal and the kids with their small gifts and will post tomorrow. Here's Lauren's Valentine's Day lunch In the meantime, I hope all of you have a Happy Valentine's Day.