4.15.2016

Fab Friday Five

I was so pissed off at my kid last night after FINALLY getting her in the bed that I went downstairs for some relaxation time and ended up falling asleep on the couch.  I awoke at 1230 AM and took my tired self to bed.  I woke up late this morning and was still pissed at my kid.  She of course didn't help matters when she didn't want to get out of bed this morning (because she went to bed so damn late because she was being such a little turd).


So today is not the best day.

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This......this is me today.  Nuff Said.


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I'm just gong to leave this here.

Barre workout at home video >> HERE
So back in middle school and high school I did ballet.  I did ballet at school (because I went to an awesome fine arts school) for an hour every weekday.  I did ballet for five years.  I LOVED ballet and especially loved barre workouts.  My favorite days were therapeutic barre...where we literally spent the entire class period at the barre. I still will stand in my kitchen holding onto my counters and do some barre exercises while I'm cooking.  So when a Pure Barre studio opened in Augusta, I was REALLY excited!  But then I saw the prices!  Have you looked at those?  For a single class, it costs $20!  Oh, you can purchase more than one class at a time, of course.  You can go ahead and purchase 20 classes in advance for the mere price of $275!! Jesus!!!! 
I think I'll just continue to do barre in my kitchen while I cook.

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My hair inspiration for my forthcoming transformation.

succulent planting:

I feel like this needs to be in my office.  I can't tell how big it really is...but I'm thinking it should be small enough to fit on a shelf, or maybe the back corner of my desk.  But I love this. Exactly just like this.


Have a good weekend.
See y'all soon.
Maybe.

4.14.2016

Convos With My Kid

My child has been a particular brand of awful lately.

When people ask me how she is, I generally say that she's being an asshole.  Really, I tell people that if I used the "c" word, I'd call her that....because that's really what she's acting like.

She's throwing fits over the dumbest thing..and I mean fits...hitting, kicking, screaming, crying fits.

She acts as though she literally can't hear me when I (or anybody else for that matter) speaks to her.

She is deliberately not listening and doing the exact opposite of everything I say.

She refuses to do anything for herself, including getting her self dressed, getting herself covered, finding a stuffed animal, or going back downstairs to get Giraffe off the couch.

She's up my ass every second of the day...."but momma, I want to be with you!"

She doesn't know about our surprise trip to Disney and she sure as HELL doesn't deserve it because she's acting like a little shit.

She's killing me.

That being said....


A Lesson on Stand Mixers and Cake Batter
A:  Mommy, I want to turn on the mixer [to mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients].
M:  Not this time, baby.  We don't want it turned on too high to start with.
A:  Because it'll make a mess?
M:  That's right.
A:  Mommy, mixers and chocolate batter are like mud bogs...they just make a big mess and get chocolate all over the place like mud!
M:  Yep, they are kind of like mud bogs!
A:  No mommy...not mud bogs.....mud volcanoes!  Underwater mud volcanoes! They come up from the earth's crust and explode underwater and get mud everywhere.
M: Oh. I thought you said 'mud bog'.
A:  No.


A Lesson on Career Choices
A:  Mommy, what can I be when I grow up?
M:  Well baby, if you work at it hard enough, you can be anything you want to be.
A:  But what should I be?
M:  You like animals and you like to learn about them, maybe you could be a biologist or a zoologist or a veterinarian.
A:  What's a bologist and zologist (she couldn't pronounce it)?
M:  A biologist studies all different kinds of living things, such as animals and plants and cells and a zoologist studies just animals.
A:  Oh! Is there a college for that?
M:  Yes baby, there sure is.
A:  What else can I do?
M:  Well, you could be a researcher.
A:  What do they do?
M:  They spend their entire career learning about things.  Such as spending time outside with monkeys to learn about monkeys.  They watch them and study their habits so that they can better understand them.
A:  I know what I'll be!  I'll be an animal watcher!  I'll sit out in the woods or the jungle and watch animals all day long and learn about them!
M:  So you want to be a researcher?
A:  No, an animal watcher.  Is there a college for THAT?
M:  I'm sure you'll find one, dear...


Several Lessons on What Mommy Doesn't Know
A:  Mommy, did you know that termites eat grass?
M:  No baby, they eat wood.
A:  No mommy, they eat grass.
M:  Um, no, they eat wood.
A:  Not the ones on the African savanna.  They eat grass.
M:  No they don't! All termites eat wood! Let's look it up!
(Mom googled it because we were at her house)
....."Some termites located on the African savanna eat grass..."
A:  See!
M:  Shit.

A:  Mommy, did you know that sharks are endangered?
M:  Yes I did.  Some people catch sharks just for their fins and a shark can't live without fins.
A:  Did you know that eagles are endangered?
M:  Yes, I think I knew that.  But I don't know if they still are...
A:  Yes mommy, they are.  Did you know that Tasmanian tigers are extinct just like dinosaurs?
M:  No, I didn't know there was such a thing.  Did you know that the black rhinocerus was the most recent animal to be officially declared as extinct?
A:  Nope.  What other extinct and endangered animals do you know?
M:  Um....I know about the dodo bird and dinosaurs and the black rhino...
A:  Do you need to look some up so we can talk about them later?
M:  Yes...

A:  Mommy, did you know that there's a snake in the dessert called a diamondback rattlesnake?  It uses it's tail to make noise like a rattle when it's scared.
M:  Yes, I did know that.  Did you know we have a rattlesnake here in Georgia, too?
A:  NO! What's it called and what does it do?
M:  It's called a timber rattlesnake and it does the same thing...shakes it's tale when it is scared.
A:  Show me a picture on your phone!
A:  Shoe me some more pictures of snakes!
A:  Oh, that one is venomous! (yes, she said 'venomous' and not 'poisonous')
M:  It is!  How did you know that?
A:  The shape of it's pupil (yes, she said 'pupil' and not just 'eye').  If it's straight up and down, it's venomous.  If it's a good circle, it's not.
M:  Wow.  That's right.
A:  Show me some more, I'll tell you if they're poisonous!
M:  Here's one....
A:  Venomous!  What kind is it?
M:  A viper.
A:  Show me some more!  Show me a green snake!
...I showed her a green tree boa because it was the only green snake I could think of...
A:  Show me another green snake!
M:  I don't think I know any more green snakes....
A:  That's OK...you can look some up and show me tomorrow.
M:  Gee thanks.

Thank you, Wild Kratts, for teaching my kid that she's smarter than me.


A Lesson on Whale Anatomy
A:  Mommy, did you know that whales don't poop?
M:  Really?  No, I didn't know that.
A:  Yeah, they can't, because they don't have a butt.
M:  Oh, ok.
A:  They don't have giannas (her version of vagina) or penises, either.
M:  Um, are you sure about that honey?  Most every animal has one or the other.
A:  No mommy, not whales.
M:  Well, how do you know?
A:  Because you can't see them.
M:  Well how do boy whales and girl whales make babies if they don't have them?
A:  Fine mom...maybe they have them...but they're hidden very well!


Have a good weekend, folks and I'll check back with y'all later!

3.11.2016

Alive

Hey hey folks!  Don't be mad...I was only gone for a few months :)

Let's have a little randomness to get us back in the swing of things!

I'm that person...
Who doesn't remember the last time I gave my kid a bath
Who just took her Christmas tree down on March 6
Who still is not excited about going to Disneyworld

We rescued a chocolate lab puppy...
He barks at thunder (and every forest sound outside)
He scoops all the water out of the water bowl with his paws until the kitchen is a swimming pool
He finds every piece of paper and shreds it

The elections are upon us...
I voted for Hillary (but could have just as easily voted for Bernie)
If you vote(d) for Trump, you're part of the problem
It'd be great if everybody stopped badmouthing other candidates to each others faces before just assuming they are voting the same way

I started a new job...
Being a supervisor isn't so hard, as long as you recognize your employees are adults and should be treated as such
Working at a blood center for 10 years, I thought I understood the blood need...boy was I wrong
Having 5-6 requests come across your desk a week for pediatric open heart surgeries is heartbreaking

I'm on a new medicine...
That insurance is finally paying for
That gives me the ability to actually not cry, even though I might want to
That allows me to not spend all hours of my day angry and/or depressed

Spring is here...
My allergies are already in full bloom and there's pollen on my car
It's already 80° outside
Summer is unfortunately that much closer
And to all my Wisconsin friends: have no fear, spring is on the way...the robins are making their way through Augusta this weekend on their way back home!


I'll try to get my life together and remember to update this a little more frequently

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