Thursday, December 27, 2007

Shia LaBeouf

I have the hottest crush on this guy. Here's the thing. I don't really think he's like overly attractive or anything right off, but I just watched Disturbia last night and I've seen the Transformers movie and I really have a hot hot crush in Shia LaBeouf.

That's all.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Guitar Hero for the Wii -the shiz!

My DD has been playing it non-stop all morning. They usually have a pretty short attention span. Don't mind the music, either.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Buh-bye Zoey (101)

Guess they already found a way to get rid of her...that was fast!

Oh how cute...matching ear infections!

Well, the doctor said that DS has one yesterday and today, I am about 99.9% positive that I do, too.

Not a happy camper. I've taken Tylenol AND Ibuprofen and it's not touching the pain.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Screwed up Xmas present from Ebay


My daughter LOVES the art of Amy Brown and I found a really cool book by Amy Brown on Ebay.

Auction ended and I paid immediately on 11/17.

I got this item about 3 days ago and waited until today to open it because DD is not home and I can wrap it.

I open it up and it's TWO of the VOLUME 1 books. These are VERY heavy books.

I am so irritated. I had ordered a fairy and a stand for DD from them, too, and it came separately about a week ago or so. I had emailed to find out if this was coming separately or what.

They explained that they don't actually HAVE any of these items, that they have to order them after they get your money. If I'd known that, I would have bought them on Amazon and gotten the in two days.

First, it's wrong to sell something you don't have, and second, now I am stuck with two of the same damned book. As you can see, they weren't cheap, either. I emailed them this:

Hi there. We've got another issue. I received the package and it
contains TWO of the volume 1, no volume 2. These were
Christmas gifts and at this point, I don't have exactly what I
ordered. I prefer not to have to pay to send one of the Volume 1s
back, so please let me know if you can send a self addressed,
posted label so that I can get it back to you.

As far as volume 2, I would like a refund for that (half of this
order, including shipping) and I will find it elsewhere.

OMG so I look at her feedback (DUH, should have done this first) and here's how it reads (I'm so screwed!):


It never occurs to me to check the feedback that people left for OTHER people before buying, but it appears that I should. I would ROFL, though, if that was the kind of negative feedback I got from them. Looks like they're on a roll this week.

Order was shipped on time and you're just a JERK! Seek professional help! Seller: fairyandfantasy ( 1155) Dec-20-07 23:47
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I hope these figs r a constant reminder of ur sad life and how much help u need! Seller: fairyandfantasy ( 1155) Dec-19-07 20:05
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I hope life turns around 4-U before you ruin it for anyone else. I feel bad 4-U. Seller: fairyandfantasy ( 1155) Dec-19-07 20:03
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I know ur pathetic but what else are you....Transgendered? Ugly? Poor?..So Sad! Seller: fairyandfantasy ( 1155) Dec-19-07 20:01
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I feel bad for your family. At least I can email and ebay block you! You're sad. Seller: fairyandfantasy ( 1155) Dec-19-07 19:58
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I'm sorry everyone hates you, but taking it out on me is just sad and pathetic. Seller: fairyandfantasy ( 1155) Dec-19-07 19:56
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Item was shipped a month ago (420 96818 9108 1501 3471 1038 9352 96) U R A JERK! Seller: fairyandfantasy ( 1155) Dec-19-07 16:20
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Pregnancy simulator dolls--why?

I saw some girls with these dolls at the market one day and I couldn't believe they are still using those to try to drive the point home about how much work babies are.

I think that *anyone* could handle one of those for several days, especially knowing they are not real and it's not forever. Furthermore, those simulator dolls were not puking or laying on the floor crying and kicking or grabbing things off the shelves or trying to take the bottom can from the pyramid display.

When I was in high school, they gave us raw eggs to care for. I broke mine and made another that looked identical, no one knew the difference.

Google is good. Use it.

Someone on a local board posted looking for a lay midwife nearby. Because that is all on the downlow here, you can't just say yeah here's her name, here's her number, etc (illegal in NC).

So I PM this mama and I tell her that there's a doula nearby that knows a lot of the midwives and I show her the doula's website.

Her reply is "what's a doula"?




Whew, I am PISSY!

Friday, December 21, 2007

School holiday program turns into a brawl!

OMG only in NC.

Yes, Virginia...There IS a Santa Clause (circa 1897)


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Drug bust at DD's school!

Yesterday, one of the 8th grade girls in my daughter's school announced in front of the girls locker room that she was high (my DD was present) and someone told on her and the principal found 2 bags of MJ in her book bag.

Even given our history with her (she hit my daughter in the face once-unprovoked), I am still a little bit surprised. I guess we know it's easy enough to get. But, she also has a high school (sophomore) boyfriend, so maybe she got it there. Freaks me out, though.

She's been expelled.

Monday, December 10, 2007

My child can spell!

My DD finished in the top 3 (they didn't do 1st/2nd/3rd place, just the remaining 3) in the middle school spelling bee tonight, which means she gets to go to the regional charter school spelling bee, and if she does well there...who knows?

Woo hoo! Yay Morgan! Made this day a little brighter for sure!

HUGE sale on Leapfrog products!

Huge Leapfrog Sale!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

What do I want for Christmas?

DH asked me to make an Amazon list, but I don't want him spending much on me, we have totally got the kids set.

Y'know, I can't think of anything I want.

I actually want that humongo Gilmore Girls Box Set, but the price is steep!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

GAH people can be so sick and crazy!

A family harrassed with accident photos of their dead daughter!




is wrong with people?

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

My internet is down! Wahhha

I am at the library right now. My modem fried and I have to have a new one shipped. They did it overnight, so I PRAY it will be here tomorrow. I can't take this. Anyway I can't really "say" much tonight because I can hear the keys echoing in the library and makes me self-conscious, LMAO.

The library computer area seems like a lonely hearts club or something to me. LOL

Had to check some email that I was waiting on.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Oh yeah, you're a real class act!

So your dog brutally attacks mine in MY yard and you are now saying that because Animal Control has your dog in quarantine and it will likely be put to sleep or at the very least, you have to keep it in certain kind of confinement in your yard (boo fucking hoo) that you refuse to pay the vet bill because we have no proof? This after 4 days ago, you stood on my porch and told us how sorry you were and you worried that it could be a child someday.

Because YOUR WIFE told you that we can't sue you without photos of the attack (never mind that the police saw your dog wandering in your yard and mine, and animal control has my full statement given within hours of the attack), you're going to listen to her stupid ass? The dog is in your name. Have some common fucking sense.

At the very least, some class. I even asked you "are you sure you want to go there, you want to take this moral stance" and you said "well, if you don't have proof".

You're a loser. You live 2 doors down and would rather we let the entire neighborhood know that you and your remaining dogs are a danger and let everyone know what's going on than to do the right fucking thing. You'd rather be sued in court than do the right thing.

Loser. You will lose.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

OMG guess this guy needs more help than my cat does

I was searching some information that might help my cat, who has scratched the side of her neck to a bloody pulp. Someone on a forum asked a similar question and this was the answer they got from someone:

RE: Cat Scratching His Neck
Post By Gynger (Guest Post) (09/21/2007)

Muh Cats Not Scratchin Nor Acting up In Any Way.. I Woke Up This Morning And He had A Little bald Spot Right Between His Two Ears.. I Touched it And it Seemed Like it Didnt Hurt.. Then Saw That The hair Is Juss Fallin Out Of The baldin Area. My Cats ery healthy.. Really Play Ful.. he Does Get Build Up In His Eyes Over Night.. But nothing Serious!! I Hant Seen His Scratch This Baldin Spot Ever.. Does Anyone Have Any Clue Why Muh baby Bois Baldin?? hes Around 3 years.. Thanx

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Update on my doggie!

Little update...

My doggie is home now (we got her before dinner last night) and she was in a lot of pain when we brought her home. She was all whiney. I got permission to up her pain meds, and she seems to be doing better. She is all stitched up in the back legs and tail and under her tail. She hates the e-collar and while I am home and can watch her that she's not licking the drains and stitches, I am letting her keep it off. She's eaten a few times since she got home and got her to drink some water.

I have to take the photos I've taken to animal control today to add to our report and I need to get my DH to go over to their house this afternoon and present them with the bill and what we would like them to do (pay it). The total is $ far.

Her spleen became enlarged during surgery (they think from the anesthesia) and if that resolves itself, we're good, but if it doesn't that's a $1000 removal and major surgery so it doesn't burst.

We'll see.

Oh, and not sure if I mentioned before that one of her canine teeth was knocked out and they had to stitch up the hole there so stuff didn't get up into it.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Oh bad, bad day so far! My poor doggie!

I almost never talk like that because I feel like it's tempting fate, but I have to tell you what has happened today.

This morning, we tied our dog to the deck like we do every morning (very long leash (several leashes actually) so she could do her biz while we get ready for the day.

Suddenly, I hear a major dog scuffle and hear barking that is not my dog. Then it starts sounding like fighting. I am telling my DH that I think there's a dog hurting our dog, but he thinks they're playing. Suddenly, you could just tell. And our dog was UNDER the deck with this dog about twice it's size, a huge boxer, and I started panicking. DH is trying to scare the dog away, but we are both freaking out. Then the dog comes out from under the deck and it's silent. And this dog is white...but covered in blood. I started yelling at DH that he let that dog kill my dog, wahh wahhh, and I tell him I cannot go out and see, he has to go out.

He went out and finds that she is badly injured, but not dead. She was bleeding pretty badly.

We took her to the vet and the running tab so far is about $800. I am just sick. I am sick that my dog is hurt, that this dog, who I've already asked the owners to keep on a leash (no leash laws here) hurt my dog, and because we had some unexpected (actually vet for my cat and medical) bills had already come up, I am just scrambling trying to put together enough to pay the vet. Bah. Figures.

I called the cops this morning and they sent an officer out. They went to their house to tell them what had happened and to keep their dogs in, but they didn't answer although both cars were there.

Animal control came out and took our statement and said that they will serve them today with paperwork saying that they are taking them to court to prove the dog is a "potential danger", but the police won't take a report because the dog didn't hurt a person.

I guess the next step is to sue these people for the vet bills, but I don't know...

DH is home with me today because I made him take her to the vet and all of that since I was too shaken up and had to get the kids to school.

I am glad this didn't happen while I was home alone, I get very squeamish and would have totally panicked.

The vet says that she has OTHER problems, too. What we were told by a vet years ago was inoperable cataracts is apparently actually GLAUCOMA, which is treatable...dammit, and she has some something something sclerosis in her hind legs. She's an old dog, maybe 10, 11 years old, but man, it's just racking up.

Oh, and she's been in surgery all morning for deep lacerations to her hind legs and under around her tail, and that damned dog knocked her tooth out, too, I guess she must have been trying to defend herself. My poor blind dog.

Friday, November 23, 2007

What a great deal on GHB for your kids at Target!

Aqua Dots are still on sale at Target! I looked at my ad for tomorrow, and sure enough, they are on sale.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Ugh my cat is in bad shape!

My cat was scratching her ears up a month or so ago (more probably), and I thought it was ear mites. Took her to the vet and she tested negative for ear mites. They gave us antibiotic and a shot of cortisone and said that she would get better. A couple of weeks later, the ears were healed, but she started scratching at a spot on her neck (right under the collar on the left side). Just scratching it RAW and bloody. Took her back to the vet...which is no easy feat because she HATES the cage and going anywhere and she throws up and poops in the cage every single time we leave the house. I got scratched pretty badly last time, too.

The vet shaved the area and did a fungal culture. They also did cytology on a lump she has from the cortisone injection she got the first time we went to the vet. That was negative. Still there, though.

Basically, the put her on a prednisone taper schedule and an antibiotic. It started to heal. But she keeps scratching it. This was a couple of weeks ago that we did the vet last.

The vet said that she MIGHT have some sort of allergy. I just switched her to the Blue Buffalo organic food for sensitive skin (all whole).

She just scratched it back open last night and it was pretty bloody. I cleaned it and put neosporin on it, but I am just at a loss. She can't do the e-collar because the area in question is where the ecollar would go.

The vet did say that the fungal culture showed that something that is a soil contaminate (gypsum?) grew, but my cat has been outside ONCE and that was about 6 years ago by accident. I guess we could have brought it in, but the doctor thinks it's a fluke and totally unrelated.

My cat has always had runny eyes, too...which could indicate allergies, although a vet many years ago said it was nothing.

I am just tired. We've spent $500 at the vet in the last 6 weeks and are no closer to figuring this out or clearing it up.

I wanna put my tree up now!

I really, really, really want to put my tree up. I got a fake one this year after having several years of dead in 2 weeks trees because of the heater on constantly, etc.

Is it really totally bizarre if I put my tree up now? Like right now?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

I'm pretty sure that if there's a hell, I'm going to it MIL has been here for about 3 weeks. Yeah, I am not kidding. And she's not leaving until the Saturday after Thanksgiving!

The fun part...she speaks very little English, and is somewhat disabled because of a botched knee surgery from many years ago.

I am losing my mind. She's pretty much no help while she's here AND I have to constantly worry about what she thinks about everything. She is constantly running after me and my kids with food trying to make us eat it, although we will say "no thanks" (and yes, she does understand that, we do communicate some).

I NEED MY @#%$&*& SPACE! She showed up during a week that I was finalizing plans on a huge conference, and I am pretty much gone most of the day. But when I come home, I want to be ALONE. ALONE. I want to, some days, just veg out. But then she insists on speaking to me.

When my husband gets home, no one else but her can talk to him. She will talk right over me and the kids and just talks about the same shit all the time.

Of course, my kids are always underdressed, can't believe I let my son go around the house with no socks on (he's 5 and it's 74 degrees most of the time inside). Can't believe I let them drink water with ice in it...they will likely die of pneumonia.

She actually will call the pets "come Mysti" and gets them all riled up, but she's terrified of the cat AND the dog and keeps telling my husband that cats carry disease and not safe around the kids. He knows better, but SHUT UP.

My favorite part is that she tells him EVERYTHING that she observed that day.

I have NO secrets from my husband, but it gets on my damned nerves that she tells him how many times I was home, gone, what I ate for lunch, if I changed my clothes 3 times, if I was on the phone for a whole hour...


My kids are both in school and STILL I am geting no peace.


And now...I am sure I am going to hell.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I'm so excited!

We have been wanting to take a vacation, and we haven't been on one in a few years, all of our travel is usually for work.

The kids want to go to Disney World, but that will have to wait for next season or something.

But, we are ALL going to the Grove Park Inn for 2 nights the day after Xmas. I know that's not far away (it's in Asheville, about 90 miles away), but tickets to Biltmore House holiday displays are included and also the Grove Park Inn is where that huge gingerbread house competition happens and they will have all of them still on display. It's a beautiful Inn and I am SO looking forward to getting away and checking it out!

Since we don't vacation much, this is a huge treat. And I am sure it will remind me that we need to vacation more!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Kanye West's mother died of plastic surgery complications

So sad!,,20159597,00.html

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Why is AF playing peek-a-boo?

We were out to dinner on Thursday night and I felt like I was going to start AF, and I went to the bathroom, and there was the normal, telltale streaking that signals the start every month. I put my DivaCup in and worried (since this is my first month using the cup) that I'd have too heavy flow or something. But...later there was nothing. Next day...nothing. Saturday nothing, Sunday nothing. I've had SOME mild cramping but nothing major.

NOW...I know what you're thinking. And it would be possible except that DH has a vasectomy that has worked for the last 5 years, and we haven't had a bunch of relations this month because I've either been sick, too stressed over a major planning event, and my MIL is here for the month.

What gives? Could the stress have totally messed this up for me? My boobs hurt and I am so bitchy I just can't WAIT to start my period!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Stacy Peterson disappearance

The gist of the story is that a 23 year old mother is missing. Her husband, a police sargeant is a suspect. He maintains that she left him for another man and had called to tell him as much the day she went missing.

His third wife drowned in the bathtub during a divorce and right before a property hearing. At the time, they ruled it accidental, but the coroner had said it was suspicious. The third wife had told people that if she ever died or went missing, to look at him because he did it. Apparently, they had a very long history of domestic violence reports and medical records indicating as much, too.

This does NOT sit well at all with me.

Small-minded people get my goat!

The biggest issue I have with this is the ASSumption that I give a shit.

A mom in my son's K class emailed me this (and to the rest of the classroom moms) to protest the movie "The Golden Compass"

Really? This is what we worry about? And no one gives a second thought to whether someone else cares at all about this or, WAIT, what if I am not Christian? CAN'T BE!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Oh NO she didn't!

We have had some somewhat volatile times on our PTA board, but the {expletive} is about the hit the fan.

There was an issue between two committees (not being specific lest I bore you to death with the details), and this morning the words "well, why can't she do it, she doesn't work?" were uttered to me by another member of the board about the other.

WHOA. I said that that was not a factor at all in this issue, but man, my blood was boiling. I had to stay professional and nice, but that woman was talking about ME when she talks about a mama who doesn't have a job outside the home. I don't. So obviously she was trying to make a point, even to me, who spends about 40 hours a week on NON-PAYING volunteer work.

We have a board meeting tomorrow and I am scared that the shit is reallllly gonna hit the fan.

Study shows that breastfeeding does NOT cause sagging!


Tuesday, November 6, 2007

An old computer as a Christmas gift?

I recently replaced my Apple iBook G4 with a new MacBook. My DD has been wanting her own computer. She uses our family iMac which is in a central location. One problem with that is that the kids often want to play games, etc at the same time. I don't like giving up my computer because I end up with strange settings and downloads, etc on it.

I am having a hard time deciding whether to give DD my old iBook (still in nice condition) or do something else with it.

My biggest concerns are (not in any particular order):

--I worry that I won't be able to monitor her computer use as well if she is more portable.

--Is it too extravagant a gift? I know I am not PAYING $1200 for it now, but that's what I paid for it when I originally bought it a few years ago (she doesn't know this, though).

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

COOpons or CUEpons?

Why does the pronunciation of coupons vary so much? The English language is so strange!

A few verses from Genesis in LOLCat

Oh hai. In teh beginnin Ceiling Cat maded the skiez An da Urfs, but he did not eated it.

Da Urfs no had shapez An haded dark face, An Ceiling Cat rode invisible bike over teh waterz.

An Ceiling Cat sayz, i can haz lite? An lite wuz.

An Ceiling Cat sawed teh lite, to seez stuffs, An splitted teh lite from dark but taht wuz ok cuz kittehs can see in teh dark An not tripz over nethin.

An Ceiling Cat sayed light Day An dark no Day. It were FURST!!!1

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Well then! Whatver! Yeah, I'm pissy.

I am a little pissy that my DH fell asleep at 11pm when I told him I was looking forward to hanging out tonight. Oh well, he was really tired, but I am pouting.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Non-Violent Communication= yes, yes yes?

Do you or have you known people who take this to an unhealthy level? Like people who don't correct their children AT ALL, even when they are infringing on the comfort zones or physical boundaries of other people? This gets under my skin like nothing else.

I actually had a child BITE my child and draw blood once and the mother was not concerned at all, and didn't even apologize to me. She was a bigtime NVC-follower and felt like her daughter wasn't responsible for her actions because she was 2 (so let's not even TEACH her that it's not okay, right?)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

My poor, poor cat!

Well, I posted a while back that I thought she had ear mites, but when they looked at her ear (which she had scratched raw and infected), they saw that it wasn't that. They didn't know what it was, but gave her a cortisone shot and antibiotics.

Now, a couple of weeks later, she has scratched the side of her neck (had to take off her collar because it was irritating it (won't get more graphic detail), and now I have to take her BACK to the vet, which she flips out about. AND, I bet it will cost me another couple hundred.

WTF is wrong with my cat? If they cannot tell me, I will freak out.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Cool event for NC breastfeeding moms!

LLL of NC is celebrating 40 years of helping breastfeeding mothers and babies in North Carolina in 2007!!!

Dr. Robert Sears (son of Dr. William Sears) will be speaking at the La Leche League of North Carolina 2007 Breastfeeding & Parenting Conference to be held on November 2nd-4th at the Hilton Executive Park, Charlotte.

His topics will be:

Attachment Parenting: The Science Behind the Style


Vaccines: Making an Educated Decision for Your Child

Other Special Guests include:

Leanne Ely, Author of Saving Dinner and and co-Author of Body Clutter, written with FlyLady's Marla Cilley


Katherine Dettwyler, Ph.D, Professor of Anthropology.

Parenting & Breastfeeding Session topics to include:

-Sharing sleep safely
-Vegetarian Cooking Class
-Raising Your Spirited Child
-Protecting Your Child's Self-Esteem
-Baby Wearing
-Fathers Only Session
-The over-scheduled child
-Car Seat Safety
-Creative Parenting for the Teen Years
-Attachment Parenting Impact as Children Grow
-When Others Disagree (dealing with criticism of your parenting choices)
-Finding the right nursing bra for you

...and many, many more!