Thursday, February 28, 2008

Terrible start today...

Sometimes you're the windshield, and sometimes you're the bug, right?

Today I was definitely the bug. :(

Got up this morning and hauled sweetpea (Josie) to the pediatrician, because she's still having low-grade fevers, even with her antibiotics and the motrin she's been taking. We checked in at 9:45. Keep in mind that we ran out of the house right after she woke up, so neither one of us had eaten anything. I had enough wits to grab a sippy cup full of milk, so she at least had that, but she had no interest in it. They poked her finger, swabbed her throat twice (for a flu test, one for their office and one for the state of Indiana), and attached a bag to her bottom to catch a urine sample. She kept screaming "EAT!" and cried "HUNNY!" (hungry) So finally at 11:30, when no one had been into her room for over an hour, I called the doctor in and said, "She HAS to eat. I have to take her and get her something to eat." He finally concedes after some argument, and just as we're walking out at 11:45, my cell rings. The caller ID says it's the girls' school.

Me: "hello?"
School Person (SP): "Mrs. Baker?"
Me: "Yes?"
SP: "You do realize that we're operating on a half day schedule today, right?"
Me: *stunned silence - realizing that that means that the girls got out at freaking 11:15.* "Uh, NO."
SP: "Yes, we had a half day today, and your daughters are in the front office, waiting for you to pick them up."
Me: "I'm on my way, out the door. I'll be there in less than 10 minutes - I'm SO SORRY."
SP: "That's all right. I'll let them know."

So my sorry butt speeds all the way from the hospital to their school, and when I get there, Lexi is BAWLING because she was afraid I wasn't going to come and get her! Apparently the school sent home a notice on Monday that said today was going to be a half-day, and neither one of my kids brought their note home!!! (*&^#@&^#%! Talk about feeling like the world's worst mother! :( :( :( To make things up to them, I took them all to Wendy's (which is where they picked), and we had lunch. Then we had to go back to the pediatrician's and wait for Josie to pee into the urine sample bag. She finally does, and we wait for a freakin' hour for the doctor to come and tell me that she is perfectly fine, and nothing is wrong except that she's anemic (DUH). He said that her random fever spikes are probably just leftover symptoms from whatever infection she's being treated for, and that they should go away. BUT if they persist through the weekend, I'm to bring her back on Monday morning. Sheah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt, right? >:P He gave her a script for an iron supplement (which she will NOT take), and we were outta there. We went to the Dollar Tree, and I gave the girls each $1 to spend, and they were pacified. We came home and I laid down, since my tooth was killing me. Gracie laid with me and watched Vol. 1 of Animaniacs while I slept. Then we had dinner, and then I took the girls to their Girl Scout meeting, which they loved. Then I went to Kmart and bought some socks for me and a bottle of Aleve, got home and realized the stupid cashier didn't even put the Aleve in my bag! So now I have to go tomorrow and pick it up.

Dear Thursday:

Next week, skip my house.

No love,

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

good day

So Josie's been getting better since her visit to the ER. They gave her that shot of antibiotics and she's been getting Amoxicillin 3 times a day ever since... she's not lethargic anymore, but she's still running some low grade fevers off and on. I called her pediatrician's office today to let them know about her visit to the ER, and they said I need to bring her in, especially if she's still having her fevers off and on. So I'm supposed to call tomorrow morning at 8:30 to see when their first available appointment is.

After I called them, Josie and I went to Schimpff's, which is a favorite hangout of mine. She got her usual - 3 gold chocolate coins. I got a fountain Coke (YUM) and something new that they're doing for Easter:

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is diabetes in a bag. Seriously, it's a chocolate covered peep. You know what Peeps are? For the uninformed:

THOSE are the bunny-shaped Peeps. They are marshmallows covered in colored sugar, and while they used to only be available at Easter, now they also make them for Valentine's Day, Christmas, and Halloween. Schimpff's dips them in chocolate now. I bought one out of sheer, morbid curiosity. The first bite wasn't too bad; the chocolate shell (available in milk chocolate or dark chocolate - I got the milk) was crunchy, sweet, and satisfying in itself. The thing as a whole was pretty good, when I was nibbling on the ears (the smallest part of the bunny). When I got to the body and took a full bite, I could FEEL my heart speed up about 3 times the normal rate. Seriously, if you're not a diabetic before you eat this, you will be after! On the other hand, if you're into seriously sweet treats, this is for you. It was only $1 for one coated Peep. I couldn't finish the one I got - it was so sweet, it made my throat hurt!

After the trip to the candy store, we went to the post office so I could mail off a box to a very dear friend (she likes Schimpff's taffy), and then Josie and I had a Mommy/daughter lunch date at McDonald's... which was a real treat for both of us, since we rarely eat out, and we almost NEVER go there (we're more of a Wendy's family, when we can eat out). She had a blast, and it actually flurried some snow a bit while we were in there, which was cool.

After that we came home, and luckily miss thing fell asleep in the car, and even STAYED asleep when we got home. She slept for almost two hours, which is further proof that she still isn't completely back to normal, because when she is completely well, she does not nap during the day. "Naps? HA! I laugh in the face of your naps! MWAHA!" :)

Love to all,

Monday, February 25, 2008

ER Visit

My Sunday was more eventful than I would have liked for it to be, and not in a good way. First off, I have to apologize to a dear friend - Brad, I'm sorry I couldn't make it to the funeral this morning. Here's why...

Saturday Josie was running a fever. It was barely 101, and I thought it was nothing to worry about, since she's cutting her molars. Went ahead and made plans to attend a local church on Sunday, and went about our Saturday business. She wasn't really eating dinner, but she's so picky, I didn't even think about it.

Sunday morning dawns, and her fever is somewhere near 102. Gave her Tylenol and it went down a bit; we decided not to go to church, since she was kind of lethargic and her temp was higher. Went ahead and went to my in-law's house, like we do every Sunday. Gave her Motrin at noon, and she took a nap. Around 3:30, Jason takes her temp - it's 103.1. I rushed her to the ER at Floyd Memorial, where they take her temp and tell me it's 103.7.

Long story short (too late, right?): the ER doc was a JERK, the nurses were super sweet, Josie had blood drawn from the crook of her arm (and she has a huge bruise to prove it), and they said her white blood cell count was elevated and that her blood oxygen levels were low. She has a bacterial infection and an upper respiratory infection. They gave her a shot of antibiotics (she's walking funny even this morning, since her leg obviously still hurts) and some Tylenol. I filled a script for Amoxicillin, which she doesn't seem to mind taking (thank God), plus we alternate Tylenol/Motrin every 2 hours. I bought some Pediasure (not Pedialyte, which tastes like bottled vomit), but she's not interested. The only things she wants to drink are Sprite and Coke - and forget about eating; she doesn't even want crackers. I just gave her some chocolate Pediasure, so I'm hoping she'll drink it. I'm terrified of her becoming dehydrated.

I went ahead and canceled her ST appointment for tomorrow, because I just don't think she'll be up to it... and I'm even thinking of going ahead and canceling her OT appt for Thursday, just to give her some time to recover. We'll see. For now, we're both knackered - gonna go lay down. Please keep my darling baby in your prayers.

Love to all,

Friday, February 22, 2008

Downer post.

I am, quite frankly, tired of being fat.

There are no two ways about this. I am not just overweight, I am fat. The simple fact is that I gained a lot of weight with my 5 pregnancies (I know y'all are saying WHAT? 5? But you only have 3 kids! - two didn't make it, and please don't tell me you're sorry, it was a long time ago and I'm coping with it). I started doing Weight Watchers a month before I got pregnant with Josie, and I'd lost close to 10 lbs in 4 weeks, which was a step in the right direction - losing it slowly, the healthy way; through diet and exercise. I think I'm going to try and start that back up again. I'm tired of being this big and getting depressed every time I look at clothes in my size. I don't want my kids to be ashamed of their mother around their friends, just because of the way I look. I don't want to be putting my own life at risk because of my weight. I am so unhealthy it's pathetic.

What brought on this realization, you ask? I think about it a lot, but the straw that broke the camel's proverbial back came today. I saw an old friend (Julie C.) out and about in the mall, and I haven't seen her since 1995. She looks terrific - the same as she did in school, but prettier - and I hesitated and didn't say anything to her because I was ashamed of how I looked. The hardest part of all this is going to be getting the exercise in, since I have a 2 year old attached to my hip all day, every day. Before I had her, Jason would watch the older 2 girls and I would speed walk 3 miles at Community Park (we lived within walking distance). He also did not work then, so I had plenty of time to come home from work, give him the kids, and de-stress with my walking and my mp3 player. Now he works and I have no car. =( what to do, short of buying a yoga dvd and attempting it at home?

In other news, we've decided to try a new church - one that has a Saturday service. Tomorrow we're going to try out Northside, and hopefully we'll be happy with it and start going regularly.

As for me, I feel down in the dumps now, even though I had a fan-friggin'-tastic day before I saw my old friend. Now it's time for me to retreat to the den of self-loathing (otherwise known as my bedroom) and re-watch Perfect Strangers in a feeble attempt to cheer myself up. When that doesn't work, I'll pop in my favorite movie of all time (Breakfast at Tiffany's) and snuggle up in my flannel pj's under my down comforter and try to drift into oblivion., that came off way more self-pitying than I wanted it to, didn't it? Those are the breaks, kid...

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I love my kids.

Seriously, I love my kids so much it hurts. It's hard to believe that, once upon a time, I swore that I would never have kids, ever. Now I have 3 of my own, and during the summer, I have 4. I can't imagine what life would be like without them. They are my pride and joy - like the saying goes, I never knew what it would feel like to have my heart outside of my body until I had children. I thank God every day for the three blessings he's seen fit to send me, because I would truly be a shell of a person without them. They make me a better person in every sense of the word. I know it's random, but every now and then I just have to gush about them.

What did y'all think about American Idol last night? I only saw 3 guys that I really even thought were decent. Hopefully the girls will blow them out of the water, just like last year. Tonight is also the Project Runway reunion show, which will be interesting. I hope Sweet P gets the fan favorite =)

Jason surprised me last night by bringing me some gifts. He bought me the DVD of Pretty In Pink (Everything's Just Duckie edition) and the complete first and second seasons of PERFECT STRANGERS. OMG, I loved that show when it was on!!! I watched the entire first disc, and laughed my butt off. I still love it!!! And I noticed as I watched: the theme song has some pretty meaningful lyrics. Not something I say lightly, especially about a sitcom theme song, but there you are.

Well, here's to hoping that everyone else is having a lovely day!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


So I saw today that we're supposed to get more snow tonight, and snow flurries would last until Thursday night. I hope we get so much accumulation that we get snowed in for the whole two days! YEAH - I went there!!! :) I'm loving the snow! (mostly because I don't have to go out in it, and I don't have a job to worry about missing, lol) The girls got papers sent home today about their make-up days, which will be in April. Yuk!

Tonight for dinner, I bought one of those home taco kits. I browned the ground beef, then drained it. I opened the box to look for the seasoning packet, and to my surprise, found NONE. Since when did they stop putting the seasoning packets in the taco kits?! I had to run to the computer and search for a recipe for good taco seasoning. I found one, put it together, and I WILL NEVER BUY TACO SEASONING PACKETS AGAIN! Here's the ingredients - just mix and put them into the meat (the amount depends on how spicy you like your tacos):

* 1 tablespoon chili powder
* 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
* 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
* 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
* 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
* 1/2 teaspoon paprika
* 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
* 1 teaspoon sea salt
* 1 teaspoon black pepper

Monday, February 18, 2008

President's Day 2008

So this has been a decent weekend. Today was fun - the girls were out of school due to President's day... this morning started off with me having to tote Josie to her 2 year checkup at the pediatrician. She weighs 24 lbs 8 oz and is 33 1/2 inches tall. She is also still slightly anemic, apparently. I am supposed to give her multivitamin supplements with iron when I give her orange juice. This presents quite a problem, since she pretty much hates OJ. Then he did a lead test, which was normal. He said she was up to date on all of her shots, so they gave her a flu shot (he said that they see an average of 12 children PER DAY who have the new strain of flu that's going around). He also gave her a prescription for Claritin instead of Zyrtec, since Zyrtec is now available over the counter. All in all, she's growing just fine. I have to call the Cardiologist tomorrow, though, and schedule her and Gracie's yearly appointment. I'm not so much worried about Josie as I am about Gracie, since her heart defect is worse than Josie's. It always terrifies me to have to take Grace in there. Thank the Lord that she seems to take it in stride - I just wish her mom could chill out more about it =) Next month is also their next dental appointment (Lexi hated going last time, since she had to get fillings - but she is working her VERY FIRST LOOSE TOOTH as we speak, lol!), and I have to schedule Josie's 1st appointment there as well. He's the same dentist I went to as a kid, and he STILL sings "Michelle" (Beatles) every time he sees me. :)

Today we went to the $1 theatre, and as a super added bonus, wound up only having to pay fifty cents per person to see the Disney movie "Enchanted," which we all LOVED. Then we went to Starbucks, and the girls had hot chocolate and I had a black & white soy mocha while we watched it flurry outside. Can't beat a day like that with a stick, can ya? =)

Hope everyone else is having a lovely day off as well.

Friday, February 15, 2008

The Mayonnaise Jar & 2 Cups of Coffee

The girls played hookey from their half day of school today, and their dad took us all to IHOP for breakfast. Then Gracie and I were treated to manicures, and the two younger babies got cookies and sodas. We came home, got back into our pj's, and have been watching Barney all afternoon. All in all, not a shabby day =)

The Mayonnaise Jar & Two Cups of Coffee

(Thanks to my good friend Tracy for sending this to me - sometimes we all need to be reminded of how well off we really are, no matter how bad things may seem.)

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.

The sand is everything else---the small stuff. 'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
'Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.'

The coffee just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.'

Please share this with someone you care about.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Here's to hoping that everyone is having a lovely Valentine's Day, if you celebrate it. I made some maple syrup flavored pancakes for dinner, and made some extra to freeze so the girls can pop them in the toaster for breakfast. I used to do that for waffles, until my waffle iron broke.

Josie learned two new signs last night - dolphin and penguin. We're having problems getting her to understand that a dolphin isn't a fish (she signs "fish" every time she sees a dolphin), but she picked up penguin right away. It's so funny to see her do it! I love it! :)

Other than that, there's not much to say. Congratulations, Kendall! Best of luck to you both! =)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Snow Day #2!!!

I think I'm happier about today's snow day than the kids are! We finally got to go outside and play in the snow!!! Then we came inside and had homemade hot chocolate. Gotta love that! Hope everyone else is having as lovely of a day as we are! (If you are on my myspace friends list, you can view the girls' pictures there of our fun today!)

Monday night's snow (We could hardly open our front door!):

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

God help us all..

It makes me sick to have to do this, but if you go back, you'll notice that I've deleted any and all posts that have photographs of my children from this blog. A friend pointed me to this article: - and since I take this seriously, I have taken down the public pictures of them. I will keep my photos up on myspace, since my page is private and I've only friended people I KNOW - but don't look for them on this blog anymore. :(

Snow Day

I think we actually got all 4 inches of the snow that was predicted, but to no avail. It started snowing really good last night after the kids went to bed, so they couldn't play in it... then when we got up this morning to go play in it, it was raining so the snow was slush instead. :( I had 3 very unhappy little girls on my hands. Luckily their Grandpa saved the day by taking them to lunch!

Josie has totally fallen in love with Barney. Seriously, if it's not on TV, she'll stand in front of the TV and say "Barney please," ad nauseam! Thankfully when it's on, she actually pays attention to it. I just wish we didn't have to watch it every minute of every day! :)

All right - I'm off to the kitchen. I promised the girls I'd make Nutella cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies to go with their cocoa! Love to all!

Sunday, February 10, 2008


That's right, folks - I'm feeling oogy again. Good news is that I've reconnected with yet another old gal pal! YAY! I met Andrea in 1994 when I attended a summer program at IU Bloomington, and I found her again three days ago! She's in New Zealand right now, but she's been to Nepal and Fiji, and is going to travel even more after that! Color me MUY jealous! It's amazing where life takes us sometimes, isn't it? I remember thinking that I was so anxious to get out of high school and away from the people there (not my friends, but others)... and in the last year, I've had at least two people who HATED me (seriously, people - they loathed me) contact me and tell me they wish that they'd known back in high school that friends were more important than popularity. Yikes - what middle age does to people! LOL!

In any case, I don't really have much of anything to say. Tater, I hope you had fun in Florida. Jen, it was an absolute BLAST talking to you and the man this weekend. To everyone else - have a faboo week.

Much love,

Friday, February 8, 2008


I finished painting both my kitchen and dining room, and last night I finished painting my bathroom. That's 3 rooms in 3 days, yay! Jason asked if I wanted to eventually paint the family room, and I looked at him and just said, "NO WAY." That was before I got into it. Now I'm rethinking my words, lol! I found that, at 2 a.m. when I was painting the bathroom, I was getting my groove on and really enjoying myself! I mean, I had my iPod cranked up with the new playlist I made (I'll list the songs at the bottom for your perusal), and I was jammin' out! Seriously! I was thinking about a lot of things, and one of the thoughts that crossed my mind was that I wouldn't actually mind painting for a living. Jason says it was just the fumes going to my brain, but I don't know. I really enjoyed it.

Tomorrow is Josie's birthday party for my friends and my side of the family. So far I think only two family members are coming (MAYBE 3) - I don't know for sure because apparently no one ever looks at the RSVP section of the invitations I send out. I have issues with some family members, can you tell? HA!

Anyway, after I finish my touch-up cleaning today, I'll try to take some photos of my beautiful newly painted rooms. I can't promise I'll post them if the pix turn out bad, but I'll try. Hurricane Josephine really limits what I can get done during the day, you know?

At any rate, I haven't shared a recipe in a while, so here's a yummy one, and my favorite cupcake recipe, like, EVER. (My own recipe) Some of the ingredients may not seem like conventional cupcake ingredients, but trust me and try it. You'll love it.

Michelle's Chocolate Cupcakes

2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 2/3 c. granulated sugar
2/3 c. dutch process cocoa powder
1/2 t baking soda
1 t salt
1/4 t baking powder
3/4 c shortening, room temperature
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 c water, room temperature
1 t vanilla
1 t instant coffee granules
a pinch of cayenne pepper


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners, or grease and flour the cupcake pan.
2. Cream the shortening and sugar together. Add eggs one at a time, blending completely after each one.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, coffee granules, cayenne pepper, and salt.
4. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, and blend well. Mix for 30 seconds on low speed, and then mix on high for 3 minutes, scraping the bowl down as you mix.
5. Add the vanilla and blend. Then add the water (batter will be fairly thick).
6. Pour batter into cupcake liners (or greased and floured pan) until they are 1/2 to 2/3 full.
7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean.
8. Cool for at least 10 minutes in the pan, and then move the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
9. Frost as desired. (I find that a drizzle of chocolate syrup works just as well as any icing.)

My current iPod playlist

1. The Way I Are - Timbaland
2. No One - Alicia Keys
3. Paralyzer - Finger Eleven
4. Come Around - Collie Buddz
5. Tattoo - Jordin Sparks
6. Mystified - Rocco DeLuca & the Burden
7. Song For You - Donny Hathaway
8. Love Is Free - Sheryl Crow
9. Dance Tonight - Paul McCartney
10. Does Anybody Hear Her? - Casting Crowns
11. Love Song - Sara Bareilles
12. Sailing - Christopher Cross
13. Love Like This - Natasha Bedingfield
14. Give It To Me - Timbaland f. Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake
15. Why Can't I Be You? - The Cure
16. The Space Between - Dave Matthews Band
17. The Trouble With Love Is - Kelly Clarkson
18. As The World Falls Down - David Bowie
19. Love Is A Losing Game - Amy Winehouse
20. LDN - Lily Allen

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Wow. So yesterday was a stressful day, for all sorts of reasons. Today doesn't look promising as far as relaxation, either. I have to scour the kitchen and the bathroom, which isn't gonna be fun. Josie is in the process of having a huge breakthrough as far as her therapy - if it turns out not to be a one-time thing, I will share it here with y'all! :)

And if you're coming to her b-day party Saturday, remember it's at 2 p.m.

Love to all!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Crazy Insane

So the other night, I couldn't get to sleep. I tossed, I turned, and I lay there staring at the ceiling and listening to Sirius radio's channel #8 (the 80's). I didn't sleep ALL NIGHT.

...or did I?

It's freaky, but I think I did sleep, and my dream was about being awake. It's never happened to me before, but there's a first time for everything, right? I don't know; either way it was weird, because for someone who "didn't sleep" the previous night, I wasn't tired. So it had to be a dream, right?

Oh, who knows.

Last night Josie spiked a pretty high fever. She's not showing any other symptoms, so I'm hoping it just means that her two year molars are coming in. She's still got a fever this morning, but not quite as bad. I went ahead and canceled her Speech Therapy appointment for today, so maybe she can get some rest (and the poor ST won't have to swim up the sidewalks to see her - if you've ever been here after a rain, you'll know what I'm referring to).

I have this weird feeling today. Ever watch Breakfast at Tiffany's? Remember when she talks about 'the mean reds?' I get those all the time. Have them especially bad today.

I was emailing a friend yesterday about church. How many of you out there go to church, and how many of you actually discuss your faith with 'nonbelievers?' I have several friends that I know for a fact are born again Christians, but not a single one of them have ever attempted to witness to me, or to get me into a bible study, or have even invited me to church. (WAIT - I take that back. ONE has, and thank you to him.) I've been searching for a church in the area to start attending, and I was hoping that, just out of the blue, someone would invite me to theirs. I guess the people I know just aren't that pro-active. I don't particularly feel like going into a church where I know absolutely no one, either. I don't know. I've been reading my bible every night before bed (which I was more faithful about when Grace was born), and I have a small devotional that I've taken up reading again. I started re-reading Liz Curtis Higgs' Bad Girls of the Bible. (I love LCH - even have an autographed book) My kids need to be in church and Sunday School. They're at an age now where they just soak information up like little sponges. We're members of Edwardsville United Methodist church, but it's such a long drive...we rarely get to go. I'd love to get back into a church and meet some good people to hang out with - not that the people I know now aren't good, I didn't mean that. There was a couple at EUMC that we hung out with. They had kids roughly the same age as ours, so we would get together and go to the zoo, or have dinner at their house or whatever. The kids would play together, and we could talk. I miss that kind of closeness, you know?

Okay, I guess I'm rambling, but that's what I do best. Hope everyone has a terrific day... I'm going to look for a way to get rid of the reds. (see above movie reference)

Love to all,

Friday, February 1, 2008

Tumbleweed PWNS.

Remember how I've been nattering on about the sweet corn cakes at Tumbleweed? I emailed them and asked for confirmation about it, and they actually responded!


We indeed served jalapeno corn bread that had a sweet taste to it. They were small loaves. Is that maybe the item you were thinking of? (If not I can always back you up - so you will still be right). I am also checking with some "old-time" Tumbleweeders to see if there were other items meeting your description. Have a great weekend!

Always At Your Service,
Laura Monroe, Operations Coordinator



well, I've restarted this post twice now, and I can't think of any way to say what I have to say without sounding like I'm rambling, and I just won't go there. Suffice it to say that I think that the majority of people are stupid. How's that?

Tomorrow is Josie's birthday. *sniff* That means that today is the last day that she'll be one year old. *sniff sniff* No, no! I'm okay! Really!! (*SNIFF*) I'm just...gonna... go blow my nose! See y'all later!