Life Is Just So Daily

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

In honor of Jessica...

...and all the other Moms of Multiples...

Top 15 things said to a Mom of Multiples...& responses!

15. "I could never do it."
Oh really. What would you do? Would you put them on the curb with signs around their necks that say, "Free to a good home. My mom can't do it."?

14. "Do they have different personalities?"
No. They are the same human being divided into several parts.

13. Said by a stranger, "They're identical, right?" Mom answers, "No. They're fraternal." Stranger response, "They are NOT!"
OK. You're right. I have no idea what I'm talking about. These are not my children. I thought it would be fun to borrow them from a mom down at Baby Gap. It's been more than an hour. I guess I should return them.

12. "Are they 'paternal' twins?"
Yes. They have a father. There was only one virgin birth.

11. "Just wait till they're older. It only gets harder."
Thank you. I woke up this morning hoping I'd receive a word of discouragement while pushing a cart of preschoolers down the cereal aisle.

10. "When one cries, does he wake the others?"
No. Multiples cannot hear each other's cries because they all communicate with their special telepathic language only.

9. From a perfect stranger: "Were they in the same sac?"
Hello. Nice to meet you, too. Will you be sharing your gynecological history with me as well?

8. "Are they developmentally behind?"
Well, let's see. They're 3 years old and thus far, all their graduate school applications have been denied. We'll get back with you on that.

7. "How do you do it?"
Haven't you seen the Nike commercials?

6. "Are they natural?"
Nope, their arms and legs are made of silicone.

5. "You must be SO busy."
Are you volunteering to clean my house?

4. "Did you take drugs?"
Well, there was this one time in college....

3. "What do you do when they all cry at the same time?"
Sometimes I cry. Sometimes I go to Starbucks.

2. Said to a mom of boy/girl twins: "Are they identical?"
Uh. Not exactly.

1. Only one comment could be voted No. 1. Drum roll, please. After a stranger had been informed that the toddler boys were twins, she asked a simple question: "Are they brothers?"
Enough said.

Fortune Cookies

Well, I got two fortune cookies from lunch.

1. Your career plans look bright.
2. Your financial outlook is excellent.


Then of course someone came along & said, "You're supposed to add 'in bed' at the end of each fortune you get."

My career plans look bright in bed.
My financial outlook is excellent in bed.

Great...I'm going to turn into a hooker.

Such a boy...

Baby Gage is such a boy!
1) have to make Gage think that things are HIS idea, then he's all for it. For example...sometimes, even when he's hungry, he wont take a bottle if you go to put it in his mouth. You have to hold it out a little bit & let him see it & reach for it. When he grabs it & puts it in his mouth, then he'll take it was HIS idea to eat.
2) The other night, I was trying to change his diaper in the living room on the floor. I got the wet diaper off & folded up. I was trying to unfold the clean diaper to position under a flash, he FLIPPED over & took off crawling across the room...diaperless. By the time I stood up & took 4 or 5 steps over to where he was, he was up on his knees just looking down while he peed on the floor. And he was just a smiling! He thought it was so funny!!!
He's such a guy!
I bet he'll get a kick out of peeing outdoors too.

And then, for some reason, Damon got onto the subject of Gage having a BB Gun some day. (Did I even spell that correctly? BeeBee, BB, BeBE....who knows...)
Anyway--Damon said that Gage will be in the backyard shooting at birds & squirrels, and he'll tell him not to shoot the cat or dog. I explained that I want to instill value for life into our child, and I dont think it's safe or acceptable to shoot a BB gun at birds & squirrels. I think he can shoot at targets that are set up by Damon, and are safe. Damon said, "What about when he's 14 & wants to go hunting?" My response is this: I want Gage to understand value for life, and if he wants to go hunting--that's fine. But you eat what you kill. I dont think you should go out & just shoot & kill an animal as target practice. If you want to take an animal's life, you need to make use of the skin, or meat, etc. So then, Damon said, "Well, you can eat squirrel." And then, both of us said that we would not be eating any squirrel!
So---there's one topic that we didnt cover before becoming parents.
I just hope Gage grows up & doesnt want to use a BB gun, or doesnt want to kill animals. That way the whole topic will be avoided! (...and I'll get my way!)

I just finished my 4-5 page matriculation plan. The whole application is going into the mail TO-DAY!

And, I cant wait to see Baby Gage today.

Walmart by our house is out of the baby/kiddie pools. I wanted to get one for Baby Gage to play in. He's never been swimming yet.

I went to pick up my new glasses yesterday afternoon. I guess I remembered them differently, b/c when I got them, they looked different than I remembered. I'm still not convinced that they are the ones I picked out. I have 60 days to return them.
And, they are not as comfortable as my old pair.
A guy at work told me that he doesnt like them.
But, he also comments any time I change my hair color or cut. "I liked it better the old way." I think he's just resistant to change. And, it's not like Damon hates them or anything. He said that he likes them.

We're going on vacation.
We're leaving Saturday, and I am sooooooo ready to go!
Here are pictures from where we are going:
The pool area...

The beach area....

I cannot WAIT to lay by the pool & do NOTHING but lay there!
Vacation, here I come!!!!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Bath & Body Works.

I cleaned out my drawer at work today.
I have a ton of Bath & Body Work lotion here.
I think I'm B&BW'd out!

My favorite B&BW scent was Lily of the Valley, but it's discontinued.
2nd favorite is Sweet Pea or Cotton Blossom.

Here's what I have bottles of at work:
Sun Ripened Raspberry
Juniper Breeze
White Cherry Blossom
Pear Blossom
Coconut Lime Verbena
oh, and another bottle of White Cherry Blossom.

Antibacterial Hand Lotion...
Cotton Blossom
Moonlight Path

Then...not B&BW lotions...
Suave Naturals Raspberry Lotion
Walgreen's Cocoa Butter Lotion
Te Tao Chinese Rose & Mother of Pearl Lotion (smells SO GOOD!)
Lavender & Vanilla Stress Relief Lotion (hasnt worked yet....)
Arbonne International Herbal Lotion
& finally, Extra High Maintenance Body Lotion, Specially formulated for hard to please skin!

I've got enough lotion at work to last a lifetime!!!

You know what I love?

I love Burt's Bees Products.

I would own a tub or tube of everything they sell if I could afford it.

I love my Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme (turned onto this product by Miss Megan herself.)

I love the Marshmallow Vanishing Creme. I had a tiny little tub of this stuff. It's great & smells sooooo good! It's such a light daily moisturizer.

I love the Evening Primrose Overnight Creme. If you have combination skin like me---there are parts of your face that may get dry, but if you put a heavy moisturizer all over your face, then other parts would break out...well, this stuff is great. A little dab in the dry area goes a long way. It's good stuff.

So anyway. If you're looking for something new to try. Here are my opinions on those products.

Face Soap: I've still got to stick with one of the following: Clinique Mild Bar Soap, or Merle Norman's non-soap facial cleansing bar.

Gage's Life...According to Damon

Damon: "He'll graduate from high school & he'll be the valedictorian. After that, he'll go to college: A&M or Harvard. He'll win the Heisman (sp??). (Does Harvard even have a football team???) Then he'll go on to be a Neuro-Surgeon, and in his spare time, he'll do medical research. That's when he'll discover the cure for cancer. For that, he'll win the Nobel Prize, about 2 years after the actual discovery. When he turns 35, he'll be eligible to run for President. He'll actually hold off until he's 40. At 40, he'll run for President and win."

Me: "What about a daughter in law & grandbabies?"

Damon: "Oh, he'll get married around 29 or 30, and he'll have kids. But, at 40 he becomes President. During his first term, he solves the world's energy crisis & slows global warming. Then, he runs for his 2nd term in office, with no opposition. He doesnt necessarily unite the Republicans & Democrats, but both parties fully support him. So, he wins, of course, and goes down in history for yet another wonderful achievement. After that, during his second term in office, he cures world hunger. After his 2nd term in office, he retires at the age of 48. He spends the rest of his life just enjoying his family, travelling," (I cut him off)

Me: "And taking care of his mother."

Damon: "And his father."

Grad School.

My grad school application is 99.9% done.
I have one part left to do: a 4-5 page matriculation plan.
At least I'm 99.9% done, though.

Wish me luck!

Monday, May 29, 2006

The Weekend.

First & Foremost: Happy Memorial Day.

Friday, Damon brought Baby Gage up to the hospital to have lunch with me. That was very sweet. We had a good time, and I got to show off my sweet boy.

Everyone said, "He looks just like his pictures!", and "I can't believe he's so big!"
He is big. He is 8 months old & already half my height.

Then, on Saturday, I went to Tyler to visit. We had a good day with Memma, PawPaw, Mario & Allen.
Baby Gage ate watermelon...

...and ran errands with us...
...and went outside...that's when we learned that he does NOT like the feeling of grass on his feet or legs...or anywhere, really.
He crawled everywhere, and had fun dancing around to Kanye West & jazz. He's such a musical baby!

Saturday night, we got home late. He slept the whole ride home, but when we got home...oh, he was up. He was up from about 10:45 to 12:30+. He FINALLY went down after 12:30, and Damon & I went to bed close to 1 in the morning. On the positive side, he slept until 8:30 the next morning. For us, that IS sleeping in!

Sunday....I probably did 5 loads of laundry. That's so sad...we had 5 loads of laundry to be done. That's a lot of dirty clothes...
Anyway... we also worked on painting the house... Of course, we're not finished...but we're making some pretty serious progress.

We ran out of paint...& we still have to paint the trim (white), and the front door (I think maybe red...)

But overall---I think it looks a TON better than the coral-colored 1950s brick.
And, I think Baby Gage likes it. He sure liked hanging out on the porch with us.

Last night...
Desperate Housewives...season is over.
Same for Gray's Anatomy.
And Sopranos...RERUN. We were so disappointed.

So instead, I watched a show on TLC about primordial dwarfism. After that, we saw that a show was coming on called "The Man Whose Arms Exploded". So of course, we have to check this we're paying a dollar at a freak show to see the world's tiniest horse or the bearded lady....
Anyway--the title of course was misleading, but we watched the show anyway.
This guy took steroids to pump up & his upper arm got so big--it was 28 inches in circumference. I told Damon, "That's bigger than Madonna's waist!" (Random, I know---but I'm a big fan of E! Entertainment television. My head is full of random-useless-information.) So anyway--this guy was injecting his arms with steroids, and paid no attention to the cleanliness of the needles. He got an abscess in his arm, and then tried to drain it himself. So, after getting 2 cups of blood & pus, he decided to go to the hospital where he underwent surgery. So, you can see how it was misleading. I thought his arm was going to literally explode...and it did not.

Dont do steroids. They're bad.

That's about all I know for now.


"That's how they learn; by licking the floor."
--Mamasita 5/27/06

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Updated the montage!

I'm such a sucker for my child.
I love him...what do you want from me???

View this video montage created at One True Media
Baby Gage

So watch my new montage!

Megan's Engaged!

Okay...I've known this for a little while now, but I got busy.
Well, she's engaged. Her ring is GORGEOUS! (Way to go, Stephen)
It's a cushion cut diamond, and it looks like a pillow sitting on her hand. So pretty!

Now does that look like a happy girl, or what??!!!
So far, they are planning a destination wedding in Savannah for next Spring. Woohoo!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


So...Baby Gage is 8 months old today.

Yesterday when we got home...I was walking into the house with Baby Gage. I went to put him down on the rug in the living room. He was on his knees, and sitting up...he turned toward me & put his arms up like he wanted me to pick him back up...and out of his little mouth..."MaMa".

You can bet your a$$ I picked him up! He could have had anything he asked for in that moment!!!!!

Damon heard it too. We both just looked at each other, and looked at him, and he smiled, and I scooped him up!

Busy day today at work....

Over the weekend...went to Pop & Gammy's vow renewal & anniversary party. Good time. There were about 125 people there.

And....we're going on vacation the 1st week of June. I've got a new bikini! Dad got it for me.... I've tried it on, and it's cute. I'd like to lose about 5-10 more pounds....and I'm working on it.
Here's the picture...Now, keep in mind that the bottoms look huge b/c it was laying on my bed, and that part was closer to the camera! The bottoms are not really that disproportionate!

That's all for now...

Thursday, May 18, 2006

"Radio Restless"

Okay. That's my new little phrase.
I'm radio restless. In the mornings, on my way to work...some days I dont mind the morning show talking...but some days---I want music. I just want to melt away into the music & not think about topics of discussion. So, I get "radio restless". I switch stations a ton just to find music playing. And sometimes, I get to the point where I dont even care if I like the song or not---I'd just rather hear a beat than talking. And sure, I could put in a cd....but sometimes I dont want to hear anything I've got in the car.

Moving on.

I'm crabby today.
I admit it.
Everyone will just have to accept me as I am today, because I cant always be super happy everyday. Today I'm a grump. And today, I told someone, "I'm not going to help you anymore. If you want to go somewhere, you need to walk." I just dont have patience for bullshit today. If you're looking for a "helping hand", you'll find one at the end of your arm. Get off your a$$ & make the right decision for a change.
UGh. Some days.....

Alarm went off at 5. As usual.
When my husband is out of town, I feel like a single mom. Anyway...he's home now, but it's taken a toll this week for some reason.

Random things about me.... (because I havent done this in a while...)
1. favorite author of all-time: Dorothy Parker
2. favorite novelist: Anita Shreve ("Sea Glass" was just awesome to me...)
3. I slept with a sock-monkey named Cecil until I was....about 25.
4. My baby blanket was made by my mom, and had the alphabet on it. I slept with it until...I was a teenager.
5. I sleep on cream colored sheets.
6. I like Mrs.Butterworth's syrup the best.
7. My toenails & fingernails are painted super-light-pink.
8. I clipped Gage's fingernails last night. (what an exercise in patience!!!)
9. I had a vanilla coffee this morning.
10. I liked the Grey's Anatomy season finale.

That's all for now.
I'm grumpy.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Oh Geeeeeeze!

I saw the nastiest thing coming into work this morning.
I walked through the cafeteria here at work...
And there was an old lady cleaning out her nose with a q-tip.
I mean REALLY digging in there.
First of all---it was nasty.
Second, I couldnt imagine cleaning my nose out with a q-tip.
I'm too afraid someone would bump my elbow, and Whoops! Q-tip in the brain!

Ugh. Yuck.
"Hey Freak Show: Take that Action to the Bathroom!"

Monday, May 15, 2006

Happy Mother's Day!

Well, I think I had a pretty good Mother's Day.


It all started on Saturday... I got flowers from my husband & son...

And cards from my mother, my mother-in-law, & a card & picture frame from my sister in law...

On Saturday we had a big meal of smoked brisket, bbq'd chicken, potato salad, & baked beans (I didnt eat any of those...I dont like baked beans!). Ramona was there, Jordan & her boyfriend, Cody were there...Gene was there...Joe & Linda were there. It was a good time.

Then on Sunday, I woke up in the morning, and I had a gift from Gage...a set of 3 baskets that I wanted for toys in the living room, a 2 pack of tank tops that I love (now a staple in my wardrobe...), two pairs of pajama pants (that I LIVE in at home), and a movie: "The Chronicles of Narnia" (haven't seen it yet, but I loved the book when I was younger), and...this next thing, people probably wouldnt know that I would like...but my husband knew I would like it: A 4-disc, box set, complete with a book, limited edition Johnny Cash set. Oh, it's soooo good! I am still only listening to disc one b/c it has so many of my favorites on it...."Ring of Fire", "A Boy Named Sue"....anyway. It was a good morning.

Of course, we were out of coffee that Damon took Gage-duty, and I went to Exxon & got a cup of coffee. No, I couldnt be bothered with going to the store & getting coffee to make at home. No, I just went & bought a cup of coffee instead.

Then I went ready, and went to Memaw's.
I had a great time.
Unfortunately, Gage didnt nap well all day, so he was fussy for a large portion of the time that we were there.
That's not how I want people to think about my baby! So, it was unfortunate, but that's just the way it goes sometimes....

Gage did finally fall asleep in Memma's arms, so he slept for less than an hour...

Anyway...we had a good visit there, and then came home.
Gage went down to sleep...

Damon & I watched Desperate Housewives, and then we recorded Grey's Anatomy & The Sopranos (so nobody tell me what happens! I havent seen them yet!). After that, we watched a TV show about this couple who had twins, and then they had sextuplets. OMG. I dont know how they do it. So hard. But, it really teaches their children about patience. They each had to wait their turn for everything. And, a family photo: forget it. At any given time, at least 2 of them were turned away from the camera. And, in one grocery trip---then spent almost $1200.00. I cant even imagine.

Anyway...that was it. That was my mother's day.
I got to see my child, my mother, and my Memaw.
I tried to call Gammy 3 times, but her line was always busy.
I'll get to see her next weekend.

Friday, May 12, 2006

For My Mamasita.......

Mother's Day is this Sunday...and this post is for my mamasita...

"My mother is so full of joy and life.
I am her baby.
And that is better than being anyone else in the world."
-Maya Angelou

Was last year my first Mother’s Day? Is this year my first Mother’s Day? It feels like this year is my first Mother’s Day.

One year ago….we were laying in bed at my house….I was eating breakfast in bed (I was pregnant, so I was pretty much eating everything in sight). We watched Baby Gage on the sonogram.

How he’d peek his little head out at us, and then hide it again. His little arms moving like he was shaking his fists at us.

His bones were still forming…his organs growing…and that little heart was beating like a flickering light…. I wanted to know so much about him. I wanted to see him…I wanted to hug him, and smell him, and just hold him forever!

And now he’s here. He’s so much better than I ever could have dreamed. His smiles are my smiles. His happiness is my happiness. And there are times when it really hits me---nothing matters in this world but this moment. Moments when we are playing, or cuddling, or just acting silly to hear him laugh. He is my SON-Shine!

Before I ever got pregnant, I knew that I would love my children. When I was pregnant, I knew that I loved the baby growing inside me.

But when he was born….I had no idea that my feelings would be so enormous, hold so much weight, or run so deep. And it almost feels like I love him more every day!

I can’t imagine him going off to school. I cant imagine him going away to camp. I know that I’ll be the same crying-all-over-town mom that you were when he leaves for college. (Before, I thought you were silly. I was flattered, but I thought you were silly. Now, I understand it…) He’s growing so fast, and those times will be here before we know it!

Being Gage’s mother is the best thing I’ve ever done. The sacrifices, challenges, and balancing that goes along with parenting—that’s a lot harder than I thought it would be. But, the good times….they are so much sweeter & more rewarding than any mother could have described to me. And even if she’d tried…I wouldn’t have understood it until I felt it…until I lived it, and loved it!

So I’m a mom now. And you’re a mom. And there have been times over the years when I didn’t understand your motivation for different things…or didn’t agree with your decisions…or didn’t understand what it is to be a mom. Big things & little things. Now I get it. You do the best you can. You make the most of what you’ve got. You make mistakes, and learn from them. You get through the tough spots, and thoroughly enjoy the good times….making memories along the way. And some times, you just have to make time to play!

You’ve been a great mom to me! I hope to be a great mom too.

Mom, I love you sooooooo much!

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Baby Gage


Thursday, May 11, 2006

Today is Thursday...busy week...

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Baby Gage

Oh my goodness...what a busy week.

On Monday afternoon, Damon fell off a ladder & hit his head on the side of his truck...hit his elbow, shoulder & back. Luckily--he didnt end up with a chainsaw blade in his brain. See, he was trimming trees...the tree shifted---the saw shifted, and he could either fall w/ the chainsaw, or throw the chainsaw & then fall. He chose to fall w/o the chainsaw (thank goodness!), but nonetheless was injured.

Of course at first he was refusing to go to the ER. I convinced him to go. He has/had a concussion & a deep tissue contusion to his elbow. Nothing broken.

So, he's been physically useless this week...and in a ton of pain. Bless his heart. He's all banged up.

Baby Gage...well, he's just as wonderful as ever.
I was home w/ him on Tuesday. He was fussy all day & only slept during the day for a total of 1 hour & 45 minutes. That was 2 separate naps. Needless to say, he fell asleep for the night pretty early & Mommy was soooooooooo tired.

I think Megan's going to come over tonight for a bit. I have to call & confirm.

That's about all I know for now...
TV & Movie time...

Movie: The Family Stone....about 1/2 way through. Love it. So does Damon so good & funny.
Elizabethtown: BOR-RING.
Shopgirl: BOR-RING.
I turned off both movies prior to finishing them...they were too boring.

I cant wait for a show on MTV called "The Hills". It's got my favorite girl from Laguna Beach. I'm such a dork to like these teeny-bopper shows, but hey---I got hooked on Laguna Beach when I was on bedrest. I was bored & now I'm hooked.

Dateline: To Catch a Predator. Watched it last night. It was really good. Really creepy, and I cannot believe the sickos that are in this world! Grown-a$$ men trying to sleep with little girls/boys....ugh. Nauseating. And, one guy showed up & had his child with him! His son couldnt have been older than 4 or 5. Awful, awful stuff.


Friday, May 05, 2006

New Montage!

I've been working on a Baby Gage montage...

View this video montage created at One True Media
Baby Gage

This is the new one...
And again...I'm still working on it. I still have some pics to add & editing to do.

To view the montage, click on the picture, and it will take you to a different webpage.

Seriously---I could watch this several times a day!

Just a little "keep-happy"....

Gage is going to kill me for this one day...

But...the other day when I was getting ready for work...Gage was in the bathroom with me playing in his exersaucer. He grabbed something of mine off the bathroom counter.... and it kept him happy for FIFTEEN minutes.

It was clean! It just came right out of the box!

Anyway...then when it was time to leave & take Baby Gage to Memaw's house...I took the tampon from him. He just cried & cried.

Some day he'll hate me for taking this picture....but it was so funny!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

San Diego Zoo...

When we went to the San Diego zoo....a couple of years ago...
...Spring Break 2004...
The elephants were my favorite to watch.
I dont know why...
When I was younger, the monkeys were always my favorite. I guess b/c they were so human-like.
But now, I prefer the elephants. They are my favorite @ any zoo!

I want to take Baby Gage to the San Diego zoo when he gets a little older.

And to the Grand Canyon.
And Disney World & Disney Land...& the Animal Kingdom part...
And to see the Redwoods in California. Mema went there when I was younger & the pictures were so neat. She brought me a jewelry box from her trip.
And, I want to take him to see cliff dwellings in the west...Mom has pictures from going to see some when she was a little girl.
And I want to take him to Legoland, and Dollyworld, and the Hershey Theme Park in Hershey, PA.
And to see the Statue of Liberty.
And the Eiffel Tower.
And Buckingham Palace.
And the Pyramids in Egypt! I went there...May 2001. I hope it will be safe for travel over there for Gage to see them.
I want to take him to see everything!!!!!

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Why did the chicken cross the road?

We asked this simple question of a number of famous persons from past and recent history and got quite a few remarkable responses....

Albert Einstein- Whether the chicken crossed the road, or the road crossed the chicken depends on your frame of reference.

Oprah Winfrey- He was reacting to a repressed traumatic experience in his childhood which he will be here to share with us.

Al Gore - Because I designed the information superhighway so that all chickens, especially American ones, can cross under our benevolent supervision.

Dr. Seuss - Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes! The chicken crossed the road, but why it did, I've not been told.

George Bush - We really don't care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either for us or against us. There is no middle ground here.

Colin Powell - Now to the left of the screen you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road.

John Kerry - Although I originally voted to allow the chicken to cross the road, I am now against it.

Howard Dean - The Chicken crossed the road, then he went to IOWA! and MAINE! and COLORADO! and UTAH! YEEAAAAHHHHHHHHHH...........

Jesse Jackson - Why, one must ask, are there no black chickens?

Pat Robertson - Isn't it obvious my friends! The chicken crossed to the "other side" because he is gay! The other side refers to the trappings of sin in this homosexual lifestyle that awaits this chicken if he crosses the road. The chicken is gay and you my friends will become gay too if you eat the chicken.

Jack Nicholson - The %4&*ing chicken crossed the %$*&@ road to get to the other *^%#! side.

John Lennon - Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing the road together- in peace.

Jessica Simpson - Chicken the birdie, not the fish right?

Tom Cruise - There are no chickens. Chickens are used by big government and by large pharmaceutical companies to entrap the citizens of the world into unnecessary eating.

Katie Holmes - Ditto what my lord and master just said. Did I say that right honey?

Angelina Jolie - I love all the worlds chickens. I have just adopted a baby chicken from Bangladesh and Bradley is looking forward to being it's father.

Lindsay Lohan - I threw up a chicken once.

Michael Brown - To all the chickens in the region thinking of crossing the road, I would like to assure you that the full resources of FEMA are awaiting you on the other side. We have planned for this contingency and have moved lots of personnel and equipment onto the roadway to render aide should you require any assistance after the road crossing has occurred.

Grandpa Leland - In my day, we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us that the chicken crossed the road and that was good enough for us.

Anna Nicole-Smith - What's a chickin?

Mayor Ray Nagin - FEMA assured us that there would be chickens crossing the road. We have yet to see any chickens. Why can't FEMA and the Governors office get together and find us some %^#&! Chickens? We want our chickens!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


Well...Baby Gage had his first word yesterday.
And of course...I missed it.
I was at work & Gage was at Memaw's house (mother in law).
He said, "No!" Damon's mom & nephew both heard it.

Would he say it again for me? Of course not.

That's okay.

I'll wait.

And soon....he's going to say "ma-ma".
UUUUUGHHHH! I cant wait!
I cant wait!
I cant wait!

Other topics...
Gage's eyes.
Have I posted about this yet?
Are they green?
Are they hazel?
They are one or the other.
Some people say that if I cant tell, then they are hazel. Like "hazel" is a catch-all of eyes that arent any one particular color. It just depends on what he wears. Sometimes they look really green, and sometimes they truly look hazel. And sometimes I even think they look like a gray-green.
And then I was wondering....when do we know for sure? Who gets to decide? Do I ask the pediatrician? IF I ask the pediatrician--will I look like an idiot?
"Um...could you tell me what color eyes my baby has?"


Went to visit Susan in the hospital last night. She was doing great! She had been up walking & moving about. She had taken some pain medicine right afterward...but she's a trooper. She must have a very high tolerance for pain. Me---no, I'm the complete opposite. I want enough pain medicine to knock me out. In fact--if I dont remember a thing---that's perfectly fine with me. Bring on the drugs. So anyway...the surgery went well & I think she'll get to go home today.

And, Baby Gage went to visit with me. He was pretty good. Not his normal energetic self. Certainly not very vocal...but it was around 7 @ night. That's his wind-down time.
He slept in the car on the way home from the hospital, but of course woke up as I was taking him inside. So, we changed his diaper & tried rocking for a bit. He couldnt get comfy in my lap, so I put him in the crib. He sleeps with his orange monkey, so he of course grabbed "monkey" & stroked his tail while I rubbed his tummy. Then he turned over & I patted his little bottom for a while. He would NOT close those little eyes. So, I quietly left the room, and never heard a peep. He was a sleepy-boy.

You know I had to watch the Apprentice last night.
I've been a fan of Charmaine's until last night. Are you kidding me? What kind of task manager says--okay, let's play beauty-shop--in the middle of the task. She deserved to be fired for that crap.

That's about all I know for now.

Monday, May 01, 2006

It's me again...'s Monday.

Susan's having surgery today. It's 1:30 now, so she should be out of surgery already. Oh, I am checking my cell phone voice's from Susan's husband...Susan is out of surgery...everything went well. She'll be in recovery until noon or so.
Right now I'm calling David's cell...Susan's good. Surgery went well. She's up & about now. Staying tonight.
I think I'll take Baby Gage to visit her later.
It's the least I can do. She stayed @ the hospital until after 4 in the morning when I had Baby Gage!!!

What else?
Had a great weekend. I went to Austin. Saw Dad. Saw Allen. Saw Mom & David.
Stayed @ the Marriott @ the Capital. I didnt do anything but eat, swim, & sign for sh*t! It was great. I could get used to that kind of life!!!
"What do you do?"
"I sign for stuff."
Oh...what I life!!!!

I fed a squirrel with Allen. She ate chopped pecans right out of our hands! It was so cool. That was in Austin @ the Marriott. There are 4 squirrels that have names & will eat out of your hand: Samir, Fatima, Little Fatima, and Jasmine.

Came home & got to see Baby Gage on Sunday. OOOh I missed him. He's such a sweet boy!

Oh, on Friday night, Damon had to get his oil changed, so we went to Walmart. Well, of course the oil change wait was 1 hr 15 we shopped a bit. Got Baby Gage some socks & little walking shoes & 2 sets of pajamas. And, Gerber makes these treats called Apple Wagon Wheels. Baby Gage likes them, and they are NOWHERE near as messy as those Biter Biscuits. Anyway, at Walmart they had the apple wheels & carrot & cheese wheels. I got the carrot & cheese wheels. Damon says that Gage likes those better than the apple flavored ones. That's so bizarre to me... But, whatever!

So, the boys (Damon & Gage) had Saturday alone & part of Sunday alone while I was in Austin. Boys will be boys I guess b/c when I came home....well, I'm convinced Damon ate nothing but candy while I was gone...and Gage looked like a trailer-park kid (dirty pajama top, diaper, no pants, no socks, & baby food on his face). So of course, I got home at nap time...I gave him a bottle, and put him down. And then when he woke up---I had to clean him up! I needed a sweet, clean boy!!!!

Stopped in Hillsboro outlet stores on my way home. I SAVED SO MUCH MONEY! Of course, I had to spend money...but I got 12 outfits for Gage & 2 outfits for a friend's shower on Friday (my coworker, Tanya, is having a boy!).

I'm sleepy today. Had to take Baby Gage to Rockwall this morning....

Movie Reviews:

Fun with Dick & Jane: Laugh out Loud funny. We loved it!!!

Just Friends: funny. I'm about 1/2 way through it. We started it on Friday night, and I was so tired. I had to go to sleep! Damon finished it & said that it was funny.

Elizabethtown: so far, so boring. I had to turn it off b/c I just couldnt get into it. BOR-RING.

That's about all I know for now.

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