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Friday, December 5, 2008

Thanksfulness giving

This Thanksgiving I appreciated what I have more than I have any other Thanksgiving. This time last year my husband had been laid off, we had a fairly new baby, new (to us) house and a car that needed more than just a little attention.

This year my husband has a much better job than the one he got laid off from, the baby is running laps around the house and I’ve finally started driving the new car that was collecting dust in the driveway because I didn’t want to give up my minivan. Things are really looking up for us.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Krojology

I like turning off electricity.

Not just because it makes me feel like I’m doing my part for the environment, but because it makes that little fuzzy sound go away.

I have a crush on orange Crush.

I’m still not over it.

Seeing Jennifer Aniston's comments  to Jolie on CNN followed by the headline “War in Crisis” annoys the piss out of me.

I’m married.

I have two beautiful little girls.

My dog Frankie gets on my nerves, big time.

But I love her so much.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Table or the Boot?

For my husband and me dining out isn’t as fun as it used to be. It used to be a matter of convenience; get home from work, too tired to cook and the kitchen is actually clean so why mess it up? “Grabbing a quick bite” now involves making sure we have a well-stocked diaper bag, figuring out who has kids eat free night on Wednesdays and remembering who has a changing station in the bathroom.

The first task is to have the hostess find a table that’s high chair friendly and has easy access to the bathroom. Only because I know as soon as we sit down the baby will give that all-knowing grunt that signals a smelly surprise down under and we’ll need an easy escape. The second task involves ignoring looks from fellow diners signaling they are less than thrilled to be within earshot of us; but hey, they were babies once too, and a lot of them still are. She’s not a screamer, honest! She just really wants her applesauce and she’s used to extremely prompt service at home.