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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Spunky and her Mariposa!

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I am unmotivated, irritated and well just plain pissed off so yea I am going to bed early today like right now!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Monday Morning Meme

1. When you are having a bad day, what do you do as a little ‘pick me up’?

Gosh I struggle with this, I have a really hard time pulling myself out of a funk and I know that it is just me being stubborn. One thing that works for me is taking a shower while listening to my favorite music, that usually works to help my mood improve. If I do not have time for a shower than I eat some chocolate! LOL!

2. How long have you been blogging? Who is your target audience? How often, if at all, do you think about quitting or taking an extended break?

I have been blogging since June of 2007 so about 18months. I have no idea who is my target audience. Anyone who wants to read what I write! lol I took a break for a few months back in the summer because things were well just nuts here at home and I was not sure in what direction I wanted to take this blog. I think it is normal to want to take breaks and of course all good things come to an end at some point.

3. Think back over the past year. Tell us: five good things that happened in your life, three bad things that happened in your life.

Now go through your blog archives and pick five posts that you personally liked/resonated with you, or, you would like to share with your new readers. Link to them, please.

Wow ok let's see the past year.........

Let's start with good things, we got a new garbage disposal! lol

We received Max my sweet little kitty Dec 07' and I have to tell you I love her so much! She is my little sweetie all the way. Come to think of it I should have used her in question #1, if I need to calm down I cuddle on little Max and I feel all better!

I got to meet my wonderful friends Vicky, Jennifer and Tina in real life! It sounds so funny to put it that way, but that is the way it happened. We met on our mommy forum online gosh almost 2yrs ago and have been friends since then. They are such beautiful, funny and great people to be around! It was awesome after talking to them for so long on the internet and the phone to finally be able to give them all a huge hug and talk to them in person!

My little brother Chip graduated High School! I have to tell you that this was one of the proudest days I can remember and I know that sounds silly, but he is the first and only one of us to have had a Graduation Ceremony. My sister and I both have GED's because we could not buckle down and get our education taken care of at the right time. Chip I am VERY proud of you and I love you very much!

I was able to reconnect with a long lost friend of 13yrs! We lost contact about 6.5 yrs ago and finally found each other again back in April of this year. I was so incredibly HAPPY to find her again and to find out she had another kiddo while we were out of touch! I love her dearly and I wish her all the best! :)

and on to the bad

Merlin died just this last month and that was really hard. He was such a wonderful man and will be missed very much by so many!

Jeremy ended up in the hospital again due to his legs and well that really sucks! Added in with baby momma drama and well the whole thing goes to shit!

Lastly the boy's dad was a total Fxxkwad about Christmas again this year, which I guess we should have seen coming, but it is really hard to explain to an 11yr old who really loves his dad!

I went through my blog archives and these are the five posts I would like to share with you all! :)

I picked this post because it was one of my favorites from the Wrapped Emotions site.
Wrapped Emotions: We are going to get more comfortable

I chose this post because we are having this for dinner tonight! It is a tradition of ours to make this soup after having a Christmas or Thanksgiving Ham! :)
Split Pea and Ham Soup

I wanted to share this post with you all because it is a sweet and touching poem!
How Preemie Moms Are Chosen

Had to put this one in here cause I got a laugh out of this terribly horrible no good awful day and I had forgotten that it happened! lol
Excuse me I have to vent a second!

Last, but certainly not least the Christmas Meme from last year!
A Christmas Meme

4. It’s a new year - a new beginning. Please finish this sentence: I will work very hard to make the following three things happen in 2009:

I will try my best to be more patient, loving and kind while Jeremy is going through his incredibly grumpy stages due to his leg!

I will try my best to lose some of this weight that has just come out of nowhere! *rolls eyes*

Last, but not least I will try my best to gain control of my garage!!!!!!

Ok so I may come in here and changes these cause right now nothing serious comes to mind well except the first!

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

PhotoHunt: Squeaky

This week's theme for Photohunt is "Squeaky". So while out shopping today I took this picture of the shopping carts at the my last stop cause I always manage to get the squeaky one! lol
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Friday, December 26, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins #104

1. I must or would at least like to see Venice, Italy before I die.

2. You can't stop, you can't stop the beat!

3. I wish I never had to buy Tampons or Sanitary Napkins again. lol

4. My children are what has helped me change my life.

5. I know the song See You Again by Miley Cyrus by heart. LOL!

6. If I weren't so afraid, I would be much more involved in our community! My anxiety really messes with me and I start to worry way to much about silly little things!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching The Dark Night with the boy(he got it for Christmas) and the hubby after the littlest ones are in bed, tomorrow my plans include cleaning out the garage a bit and Sunday, I want to take all the Christmas decorations down!

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And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.

When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure. Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more. When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out, Heaven knows where.

Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered. Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drank all the cider and hidden the liquor. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.

Just then the doorbell rang, an irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree. The angel said very cheerfully, 'Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?'

And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday season! I hope it is all you had hoped and dreamed for and if not be happy for what you do have!! I wish you all the best!

"Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts." ~Janice Maeditere

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - My Monkeys! :)

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Give Me Five Monday #45

This week's Give Me Five topic is Give Me Five favorite holiday foods! Let me tell you I LOVE food as you can tell by my waistline so making this list is going to be fun! lol Here are some of my favorite Holiday foods!

1. Split Pea and Ham Soup

2. Warm fresh baked Pumpernickel and Irish Soda Bread

3. Eggnog

4. Gingerbread Cookies

5. Ham with Pineapples

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Monday Morning Meme

1. It’s the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature is stirring … except you, you can’t sleep, and it’s 3:00 o’clock in the morning. What do you do?

Hummm I would first take a nice warm shower and see if that helped me to get sleepy again. If not than I might come downstairs and decorate some more for Christmas morning, maybe get crazy and bake some bread! lol Who knows I LOVE my sleep and I think I might just be insane if I woke up at 3:00AM on Christmas morning only to find that I was not able to go back to sleep!

2. What is the one attribute that you have that your significant other struggles with? Why do you think he/she struggles with it? Now tell us one attribute that your significant other has that you wish you possessed.

He struggles with the fact that I give myself freely to help others! It bothers him that I willing to drop what I am doing to help my mom or really any close friend or family member even if I already have a lot on my plate! I feel like even if it adds a bit more to my plate that sometimes family needs to lean on each other!

I wish I was half as patient and level headed as he is most of the time!!

3. What advice do you have for your next door neighbor? (This would be a good time to air your grievances - or - praise something about your neighbor). Begin with: Dear Neighbor, There is something I’d like to tell you …

Dear Neighbor,

There are some things I'd like to tell you.......starting with you dog. If you do not want to hear it bark neither do your we so instead of standing on your back porch at 7AM yelling at the dog to stop barking maybe you should bring the stupid dog INSIDE or maybe getting rid of the dog would be a good option! Since you obviously do not care about the animal which is why is stays outside barking at ALL HOURS OF THE DAY AND NIGHT!!! On a good note I really enjoy how sweet, respectful and well behaved you daughters are they are always a pleasure to have in my house. One thing I wonder about it is why they are always grounded or in trouble? Are they really that hard to handle? I have never seen children that young(6 and 9) be grounded so often, just seems odd to me I guess! Oh and do you think it is possible for you to drive down the street at the speed limit or at least not driving like a bat out of hell!? There are children that live on this street including yours so you would think you would drive safely!

Thanks I needed to get that off my chest! As you can tell I am not fond of my neighbors! lol

4. If you could live yesterday all over again, what would you do anything differently?

I would have been more understanding with my mother.

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

PhotoHunt: Wide

This week's theme for Photohunt is "Wide". I had a really hard time finding a picture for this week's theme until I came across this one! T-man is holding his arms WIDE open in this picture so I think it will qualify! He was having so much fun while we were searching for a pumpkin that he was hugging everything! lol :)
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Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins #103

1. Said the night wind to the little lamb, Do you see what I see? Way up in the sky little lamb, Do you see what I see? A star, a star. Dancing in the night, with a tail as big as a kite.

2. The first Noel, the angel did say, was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay, in fields as they lay keeping their sheep...

3. Go tell it on the mountain, Over the hills and everywhere.

4. It came upon the midnight clear, Peace on the earth, goodwill to men...

5. Have yourself a Merry little Christmas, Let your heart be light.

6. And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing right within your heart!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to T-man getting here for our weekend, tomorrow my plans include making the Santa Hats and Gingerbread House with the kiddos and Sunday, I want to take lots of pictures while Grandma makes cookies for Santa with the kids! :)

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

3 Word Thursdays :)

meme rules:
*photo must have 3 words in it
*post your photo on your site with a link
back to Ma Vie Folle (or grab button)

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


that is all! lol Seriously though I am so happy! I have missed him so much over the past week and I know I have been able to see him, but that is so not the same as standing next to him while he gives me a huge hug! :) I love his smell, the way he holds me and the way he looks into my eyes! Out of all those his smell is the one I missed the most! Thanks to everyone who has sent well wishes both of us really appreciate you very much!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Give Me Five Monday #44

This week's Give Me Five topic is give me five of your favorite holiday songs! I love Christmas music and we have several cd's full of Classic Christmas tunes that we listen to during the holidays. Here are my favorites!

1. Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer

2. White Christmas

3. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas (cause it is the first Christmas song I learned to play on the piano!)

4. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (lol my mom has this as her ring tone on her phone)

5. It's Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas

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Monday Morning Meme

1. What is bothering/stressing you out right his minute? Is this problem something you can solve on your own? Or will you simply have to ride the wave and see how it turns out? In the meantime, how are you coping with the stress - how do you unwind?

Jeremy being in the hospital, the boy and his book report and multiple other things I dare not talk about are stressing me out right now! Uhm well I cannot solve any of these on my own actually, I will just have to ride it out and see what happens. Jeremy will be home tomorrow so that helps with how I feel and the boy well he knew when his report was due so he will have to either ask his teacher for more time or turn it in a day late! It was his responsibility not mine. As far as how I cope with the stress I am not sure to be honest!

2. When was the last time you made a compromise with someone? Tell us about it. How did that compromise turn out?

I honestly just cannot think right now so I am gonna use an easy one. I compromised with the kids this evening when it came to a snack before dinner. You see I had been at the hospital for a few hours visiting DH and my mom had been babysitting the kids. She took them to the park and then to the store for them to pick out a snack. They of course picked out a bunch of crap(fruit snacks, chocolate & chips) and then the boy realized what time is was and told grandma "Mom never lets us have snacks this close to dinner so maybe we should wait!". When I got home the kids ran down the stairs all excited asking if they could have some of the snacks they bought. So we decided together that they could have two pieces of chocolate before dinner if they promised to eat good and we would have some of the chips with dinner! It all worked out well and they ate all their dinner!

3. What modern day convenience would you be willing to give up forever? Why would you give up that particular convenience and how would you give it up?

Oh wow how to choose this is just well..........hard! I have been thinking about this for quite some time and I am still not sure what to choose! I am going to have to say I would go without my cell phone without too much of a problem! I would give it up because honestly I do not NEED it, it's just a convenience. Yes it does make things easier like this past week while Jeremy was in the hospital and there were so many other things going on, but I could live without it! How would I give it up? I have a Net 10 prepaid phone so I would donate it or give it to the boy! lol

4. If you found yourself locked inside a public restroom stall, what would you do? Climb over the door? Or crawl under the door? Tell us about the worst public restroom experience you’ve ever had.

Omgosh I am not sure what I would do if I was locked inside a public restroom stall! It would depend on so many things how much time I had, if I was in a hurry, where I was like a nice restaurant or a gas station etc! If I had nothing to do and had all the time in the world I would probably wait for the next person to come in and see if they could help. Of course if no one came in for a long time I would have to do something else and I think I would crawl under the door before over because as gross as the floor is that would be better than falling from the top! LOL!

The worst experience I have ever had having to do with a public restroom would have to be the time I dropped my purse in a portable toilet at the Renaissance festival! I had to retrieve it because I had way too much money in it to just leave it and my licence etc YUCK!!!!!!

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Marathon Love

I am watching this show on Discovery Health called Marathon Love and it is just so awesome the love this man has for his wife and all they have been through! I have had a hard time not crying through the whole show because it has just been so touching! He was with her through everything after her accident and never once thought about leaving her!

With all that is going on with Jeremy and his legs it really makes me think about how much I love him and really hits home for me right now! I would go through so much for him and no matter what I will love him with all my heart and soul forever even if he lost his legs and I know he would do the same for me!

If you can you should watch this show because it is an awesome story!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

PhotoHunt: Favorite

This week's theme for Photohunt is "Favorite". Since things have been so crazy at the house here lately, I am going to focus on one of my favorite things to do when I actually have time to sit down and do what I wanna! lol

I have really enjoyed playing World of Warcraft over the past few years. It can definitely be an addictive game at times, but I find it nice to be able to escape into an alternate reality and away from all the troubles of real life on occasion! So I whipped out all three WOW boxes and took a picture! lol
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Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins #102

1. Friends keep me grounded!

2. Good health; it's not something that should be taken for granted!!!!!

3. I'm ready for things to be normal! What is that again?

4. Men's Obsession is one of my favorite perfumes or aftershaves or smells.

5. The oldest ornament I have is my Miss Piggy and Kermit ornaments. They were on the tree throughout my childhood and when I moved out my mom let me have them. We got them when I was four yrs old so gosh they are 28yrs old!

6. Take some silliness, mix it all together and you have our family.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to gosh well idk with hubby still in the hospital, I guess I am looking forward to the weekend although that makes it harder to go see him, tomorrow my plans include taking Princess to her friends birthday party and figuring out how to go see my baby and Sunday, I want to try to somehow catch up on everything!

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

3 Word Thursdays :)


shopping that is and I am SO freaking thrilled I cannot even being to express! lol

meme rules:
*photo must have 3 words in it
*post your photo on your site with a link
back to Ma Vie Folle (or grab button)

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Holy crap

it is snowing in Texas and I have proof!! lol This only happens once in a blue moon so I had to take some pictures. I am sad though that Jeremy is in the hospital and not able to enjoy the snowfall with me, it sucks actually big time!! :(

Wordless Wednesday - Two of my sweet boys!

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I am worried and I hate him being gone!

My hubby is in the hospital as of this morning. We think he will be having yet another skin graft surgery, his fourth in the last 16yrs for the abscess on his ankle. This was not a planned surgery, but he was in so much pain there was nothing else he could do so he went into the ER this morning just to get pain meds. He does not have insurance and we have had a lot of trouble getting him insured so his condition Protein S Deficiency has not been being treated like it should. When the doctor saw his leg he would not let him leave because he thought it was infected and they need to get that under control! God I hope this time the skin graft takes and his leg will be healed FINALLY! I have no idea how he has been able to work on his feet like he does....................it really makes me feel bad!!

So this will be his fourth skin graft and dammit I am determined to help this one heal as much as possible!!! My mom lives across the street this time so we have told him he is not allowed to even move off the couch except to pee during his recovery this time. lol Plus the kids are much older this time so they can help! I really hope it works this time I am not sure what will happen if it does not............................

I am so scared for him for so many reasons, I am so upset and sick to my stomach. I want him here next to me and I have no idea how I am gonna sleep without him here. All I can think about is how much pain he is in and how uncomfortable and unhappy he is by himself in the hospital! All I want to do is cry and I have to sit here all normal because I do not want the kids to freak out!

Monday, December 8, 2008

12 Surprising And Productive Brain Exercises

I found this today while surfing around the internet and wanted to share! I am going to try to add at least some of these into my life!

"Here are Dorothea Brande's twelve mental exercises. Note: she wrote these in 1936, so you need to adapt of few of them.

1. Spend an hour each day without saying anything except in answer to direct questions, in the midst of the usual group, without creating the impression that you're sulking or ill. Be as ordinary as possible. But do not volunteer remarks or try to draw out information.

2. Think for 30 minutes a day about one subject exclusively. Start with five minutes.

3. Write a letter without using the words I, me, mine, my.

4. Talk for 15 minutes a day without using I, me, my, mine.

5. Write a letter in a "successful" or placid tone. No misstatements, no lying. Look for aspects or activities that can be honestly reported that way.

6. Pause on the threshold of any crowded room and size it up.

7. Keep a new acquaintance talking about himself or herself without allowing him to become conscious of it. Turn back any courteous reciprocal questions in a way that your auditor doesn't feel rebuffed.

8. Talk exclusively about yourself and your interests without complaining, boasting, or boring your companions.

9. Cut "I mean" or "As a matter of fact" or any other verbal mannerism out of your conversation.

10. Plan two hours of a day and stick to the plan.

11. Set yourself twelve tasks at random: e.g., go twenty miles from home using ordinary conveyance; go 12 hours without food; go eat a meal in the unlikelist place you can find; say nothing all day except in answer to questions; stay up all night and work.

12. From time to time, give yourself a day when you answer "yes" to any reasonable request.

Here is the original article!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Homemade Present Ornanment made out of felt!

We did this craft today and we all had a lot of fun! I actually managed all four kids by myself to do this craft so I give it an A+!

It is usually much harder for me to keep all of them interested, so this was great! My best advice is to pre-cut the pieces and make sure to have lots of available choices when it comes to colors and sizes!

What you'll need:

  • Red, white, and green felt (We used several other colors also)
  • 10” strand yarn any color you would like
  • White craft glue or Tacky glue
  • Hot glue to attach the yarn to the back of the ornament
  • Scissors
  • Small pre-made bows (ours were green, red and white)

How to make it:

  1. Cut a square or rectangle from a piece of any color felt.
  2. Cut two strips from any color felt, they should equal the length and height of the pre-cut square or rectangle.
  3. Glue the felt strips to the felt square or rectangle to resemble a Christmas present ribbon.
  4. Use the small pre-made bows or cut a “bow” from white felt--a simple flower shape will work!
  5. Glue the bow to the top of the present.
  6. Fold the yarn in half to create a loop and hot glue to the back of the present.
  7. Allow to dry completely.


  • For very small children you can cut the pieces ahead of time. ***This is an awesome tip for those of use with multiple children or younger children! I have four ages 4yrs-11yrs and this made it MUCH easier!!***
  • Very Kid friendly except for the hot glue part!
  • Children can use any colors that they choose to create their presents.
  • Ribbon can be substituted for the yarn and craft foam can be used in place of the felt.
I found this craft here!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

PhotoHunt: Breakfast

This week's theme for PhotoHunt is Breakfast. I will admit that I am definitely NOT a morning person so I rarely make a big breakfast. Although I do often make pancakes, bacon and eggs for lunch or dinner! So this morning was the typical cereal that we have so often. lol
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Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins #101

1. Snow is really pretty, but oh so cold!!!

2. I'm looking forward to sending my Secret Santa gift and receiving my SS gift from my buddy at Our Mom Spot!

3. Jeremy is the best hubby ever! :)

4. One of my favorite old tv shows is The A Team! My dad used to let me watch this with him cause my mom always had Bunko that night. She would get so mad at him for letting me watch it! lol

5. I'm done with most of the Christmas decorating, we only have the ornaments to go and we are doing those tomorrow night while T is here!

6. The most enjoyable thing around the holidays is being with family, doing crafts with the kids and seeing all the decorations and lights!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to putting the ornaments on the Christmas tree with all four kids :), tomorrow my plans include adding T-man's hands to the Thankful Tree and making Santa crafts with the kids from toilet paper rolls! lol and Sunday, I want to just hang out with the kids maybe watch a movie and have hot chocolate!

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

3 Word Thursdays :)

We tried this experiment yesterday it was lots of fun! :)
meme rules:
*photo must have 3 words in it
*post your photo on your site with a link
back to Ma Vie Folle (or grab button)

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - My Max all grown up! :)

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Born to Run? Little Ones Get Tested for Sports Gene............

My opinion:
Uhmmm, is anyone else but me disturbed by this? I personally find this to be very unsettling. What kind of tests will we run next on our offspring? If these tests do not come back the way we want them to, what are we to do, give the child up for adoption and try again for one who will be "more worthy"?

I am not for all these different types of DNA and genetic testing that have come about in recent years. I am all for preventing unnecessary suffering and getting rid of certain diseases, but when we bring it into the "not at all important" area of sports it makes me wonder. Is this really for the child or more to make the parent feel like "Hey, my kid is wonderful at sports - see the genetic testing says so!" In my opinion this is just another way to have competition between parents.

What do you think? Please leave me a comment I would love to see other points of view.

The Article that got me thinking:
BOULDER, Colo. — When Donna Campiglia learned recently that a genetic test might be able to determine which sports suit the talents of her 2 ½-year-old son, Noah, she instantly said, Where can I get it and how much does it cost?

“I could see how some people might think the test would pigeonhole your child into doing fewer sports or being exposed to fewer things, but I still think it’s good to match them with the right activity,” Ms. Campiglia, 36, said as she watched a toddler class at Boulder Indoor Soccer in which Noah struggled to take direction from the coach between juice and potty breaks.

“I think it would prevent a lot of parental frustration,” she said.

The rest of the article.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Monday Morning Meme

1. Please tell us about your Thanksgiving day, don’t leave anything out! Please share some Thanksgiving photos with us! (And then submit the permalink to your entry in the Coffee Chat project for a chance to win a $25 Amazon.com gift certificate!)

Our Thanksgiving day started out with watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and of course having breakfast. Than we started the Turkey cooking and went to finishing the Thankful Tree for this year! I spent most of the day cooking and getting things ready while the kids spent the whole day playing! We had a great time at Grandma's house for Thanksgiving dinner, the kids were all well behaved throughout dinner and dessert and we got to watch Wall.E! Here is our Thanksgiving day slide show!

2. How is the Christmas/Holiday shopping coming along? Has the economic crunch changed how much you usually spend for Christmas/Holidays? Why or why not? How have you adapted? Did you go shopping on Black Friday? Why or why not? What are your thoughts about how out of control some people behave on Black Friday?

The holiday shopping is coming along well I suppose, but I still have quite a bit to do. The economic crunch has not really changed what we are spending, but we have saved money all year to spend. I did not go shopping on Black Friday for several reasons actually the biggest being that I have some anxiety issues that require me NOT to be in crowds that large!! I feel that people act ridiculous on this particular day possessions are NOT more important than human life. I was so upset about the employee for Walmart that was killed on Friday so fucking senseless!!!

3. How many times a week do you eat fast food? (Be honest!) What do you think about this number? What is your favorite fast food restaurant? Do you think the food you eat there is healthy for you? Do you consciously make healthier choices when you eat out?

Gosh lately like once every few weeks and I feel good about that number! My favorite place to eat out right now is Arby's. Nope I am not even going to pretend that I think it is healthy! lol I try to make better choices when eating out, but that all really depends on quite a few things.

4. Fill in the blank: OMG Monday morning is coming way to quickly!!

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