Monday, May 23, 2011

10 Questions Moms of Sick Children Ask Themselves

  1. Did I brush my hair today?
  2.  Did I brush my teeth today
  3. Did I take a shower today?
  4. WTF day is it?
  5. Can I wear these pajama pants to bed even though I wore them all day?
  6. How long has this  puke been on my shirt?
  7. How can he sleep through the kids puking at 2am?
  8.  How did the can opener get in the freezer? 
  9.  Is it possible to be immune to the smell of vomit?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Will I Watch The Lovely Bones Today?

Long ago I read The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, a beautiful yet soul wrenching book.  I had a real physical reaction when I read it.  Literally after reading that one part, that I won't spoil, I was dry heaving with my head resting on the toilet.  For reals.

I almost didn't finish it.  I pushed through and I am glad I did.  It is on my list of top 20 books.

Last month when we had an HBO free preview weekend I noticed the film version of 'The Lovely Bones'  was playing.  I taped it planning to watch it that night.  Well nerves and the desire not to go to bed and have bald Stanley Tucci nightmares, I held off.  Days turned into weeks.  Weeks turned into months and I still have yet to watch that movie.
This is not a decision I take lightly.  Watching 'The Lovely Bones is a commitment I have to fully give of myself.

Every morning I ask myself:
"Will Today Be The Day That I Watch 'The Lovely Bones?"

Then I give myself this simple quiz:

1. Are you happy this morning?
yes: Today is not a good day to watch The Lovely Bones, be happy and enjoy this good feeling
no: Go to question 2

2. Are you sad this morning?
yes: You are overly emotional and need to center yourself, no Lovely Bones for you today!
no: You seem to be at a normal temperament proceed to question 3.

3.  Have you watched any news channels in the past 48 hours?
yes: Truth is stranger the fiction.  Try not to watch the news tonight and start again tomorrow.
no: You are safe to proceed to question number 4.

4.  For any reason, be it necessary or for vanity reasons, are you wearing make-up today?
yes: Due to your overemotional self and the possibility of raccoon eyes you have to put off watching 'The Lovely Bones' for one more day.
no: You may jump to question 5.

5. Are you sick, stomach ache or any type of virus?
yes: Sorry, get well and try again when you feel better.
no: Go to question 6.

6. Are the kids home all day?
yes: Totally inappropriate for young viewers, try again on Monday!
no:  You are a go for question 7.

7. Can you imagine Marky Mark as a father?
yes: Yeah that man looks good no matter what character he plays, proceed to question 8.
no: Get over it and come back tomorrow, you can't live in the 90's forever.

8. Are you expecting an important phone call?
yes: Probably best not to have any distractions, keep the phone on and try again later.
no: Turn the ringer off and proceed to question 9.

9.  Do you have a bottle of wine on hand?
yes: pour yourself a glass and proceed to the last question.
no:  WHAT!  Go out a buy a bottle now! Try again later.

10.  Are you ready for possible anxious behaviors?
yes: The wine is working already.  Sit back and enjoy the movie.
no: Get a grip, have a Xanax and try again tomorrow.

I have yet to pass all 10 questions.    Someday.  Someday.....

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pepsi Refesh Vote Needed!

 One of my blogging friends, and cousin IRL, is working hard this week to get the word and the vote out on her very special Pepsi Refresh Project.  She could use your help, go here and vote for her project!
Now if you are a wise voter, which I am sure you are, you want to know what you are voting for.   Patty is trying to start a Lego Skills Club for children on the Autism Spectrum in her local area.  What is a Lego Skills Club you ask?
"Children come together each week in developmentally staged groups from ages 5-17 years. During the sessions they focus on collaborative projects in a specifically designed LEGO® room. To prompt interaction among the children and help them come up with their own solutions, adult coaches divide up tasks so they have joint and interactive jobs to do. This collaboration requires close interaction and communication among group members naturally reinforcing social contact and good behavior."  From
Supplies and training are need to get the Lego Skills Club off the ground and EVERY vote, EVERY day is important!
So go to the Pepsi Refresh Project and cast your vote.  Then check out their Facebook page for more information!


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