Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wordless Wednesday...Father's Day Pic Contest

There is a Father's Day Foto contest going on right now hosted by a few different blogs (Buttons will be at the bottom).  I thought that this was a good thing to do for Wordless Wednesday.  So, here is my submission of the huz

This picture was taken about a month after Monkey's first surgery.  She still slept a lot.  It was one of the few times when we actually got some downtime and as you can see Daddy and his little Monkey took advantage of the time to get in a quick nap.  When I was looking for this picture, I noticed that I did not have a picture of Daddy and both girls.  Something that will be corrected VERY soon.  So, to not let Mouse feel left out, here is a picture of Daddy and Mouse doing their favorite thing.
Do you see a theme forming here?


I have really been wanting to try out this stuff.  From what I have heard it is great, but I am not so sure.  I mean, soap on your teeth?!  Maybe if I win it I won't have an excuse not to try it!

Ready to link up?  Go to any of the hosts below!

So Many Kids, So Little Time

Venus and Mars

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Post It Note Tuesday

It's once again PINT!  Please follow the link above and create your own neat-o posties!

A little while ago means about an hour ago!

Friday, June 4, 2010

I'm Leaving....

On a jet plane....err, make that a Ford Edge.

I don't know when I'll be back again.  Wait, yes I do!  Saturday June 12th.

Oh, babe, I hate to go.  No, really, I don't.  I actually can't wait to go!

Today is Friday so that means that it is time to link up for Friday Follow.  If you want the details, click on the link below.


I promise to visit and follow any new followers as soon as I get back on the computer.  I will be trying to get some sleep tomorrow during the day sans kids so I can drive to New Orleans tomorrow night.  I will absolutely let you all know how that goes.  I am sure that there will be blog fodder galore with trying to make a 12-14 hour car ride with a 2yo and a 6mo.  Am I crazy or what? shut it.

Also, please visit this link and vote for the shirt I made for's Father's Day T-Shirt contest.  I am currently in first place, but second place is catching up quickly!  Please spread the word about Organ Donation because that is really what the shirt is all about! 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a great Friday!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tell the truth Thursday

Let's all Tell the Truth!

My shirt is up to 46 votes!  I am SO excited.  Second place is at 31 votes.  Yes, I am begging you to please, please, please go vote for it.  Share the link with your friends and have them look at it and vote for it.  Get the Organ Donation word out there! Please feel free to leave a comment too. 

I have gotten absolutely nothing done for the trip today.  I need to get the front room cleaned, do more packing, clean the girls' room, do one last load of laundry, clean the kitchen, and do one last load of dishes.  I also have to pack the girls an overnight bag because they are spending the night with "Bob" and Grammy J so I can sleep tomorrow.  Why do I need to sleep you ask? I know, you really weren't that interested, but I am telling you anyway! We are leaving tomorrow night and since the huz has to work all day, I need to sleep so I can drive.

I just found out today that I have a mild form of IBS.  Why don't Dr's ever believe you when you go to them and tell them that you know you have "Blah"?  Ugh.  I could have done without all the testing. 

I am SO sick and tired of hearing about this perfect game that got ruined.  If you haven't been reading long, I am not so much a fan of baseball because of how highly paid these guys are just to play a sport.  Yes, it's sad that the guy was wrong, but that's life!  Ugh.  You are still getting your billions of dollars so why do you care?  Why not give up the paycheck to teachers, EMT's, Paramedics, Nurses, or even firefighters and know what it is like to really complain. 

Anyhoo, I also wanted to let everyone know that I am failing miserably at losing weight.  Absolutely failing.  However, I am not going to beat myself up about it anymore.  I think that is part of the problem.  I am going to try to just let the one day I mess up on be just that.  One day.  Rather than beating myself up about it and letting it turn into three days or a week and so on.  I am going to start telling myself that it is alright to fail as long as I never quit.  Too bad I didn't use that philosophy in nursing school way back when...I'd be done and not wishing to go back.

I am So going to eat bad when I am in New Orleans.  It is just something that will happen and I accept that.  It's a once in a lifetime thing and I will move on.  I am still going to try, but I know there will be a few meals that are not the best.  And that's o.k.

I dislike people sometimes.  I go through phases of wanting to just be left alone.  It's nowhere near as bad as the huz, but it happens.  The huz would be a hermit if I let him!  Me?  Not so much.  I just hate the drama sometimes.  I think that is why a lot of my IRL friends are guys.  They are easier for me to get along with.

Now, off to clean and pack and blargh!

Do you need to tell the truth?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wordless Wednesday.....Pour Your Heart Out

This is going to be a mixture of Wordless Wednesday and Pour Your Heart Out hosted by Shell.  I guess it should be called wordful Wednesday then huh?  I never was any good at following the rules! 

To participate in Pour Your Heart out, just click the button.  For WW, you know what to do!

Some of you already know that I have entered a Fathers Day T-Shirt design contest.  I am totally going to pimp it out until June 9th.  Yes, it would be nice to win the iPad and other prizes and I wouldn't turn them down.   However, there is another reason that I designed a shirt focused on Organ Donation.  (Here is where the WW comes in)  The reason is the little girl in the pictures below.

My little Monkey wouldn't be here today without Organ Donation.  She received her Liver transplant on November 18, 2008.  Ever since then she has been a completely new baby and now toddler.  I can't imagine my life without her.  It is difficult to wrap my head around the fact that there was even a possibility that we could have lost her.  At the time I didn't realise how very sick she was.  She was happy.  She seemed to be relatively healthy, aside from her yellow skin.  She did sleep a lot, but we thought that we just had a good and very laid back baby.  Our world turned upside down when we were told that she did indeed have liver disease.  She went through a surgery to try to help her liver, but it failed almost immediately.  Then she had surgery to place a central IV line because I was tired of seeing my little baby be tortured just to start an IV.  It was one of the best decisions I ever made for her health during that time.  Then came her transplant.  6 1/2 hours of sitting and waiting for the phone to ring.  Waiting for the nurse from the OR to tell me how my baby was doing.  Waiting to see her afterwards.  While we did take pictures of her in PICU afterwards, I didn't want pictures taken of her with the ventilator in her mouth.  If someone did take them, I don't want to know.  I'm weird like that.  The other side of transplant is an amazing place.

I can't help but think that if I can get the word out there for people to go at least look at the shirt, if not vote for it, they would start to think about the message it presents.  If I can touch all of my followers on here, all of my followers on Twitter, and my friends on FB, then I have done my part for Organ Donation today.  No one should ever have to lose their loved ones because an organ wasn't available to them.  I have witnessed quite a few liver babies pass because of this.  It always breaks my heart.  We were extremely blessed with Monkey's wait.  She waited for 22 days on the transplant list.  A family who lost their child gave us the most precious and wonderful gift anyone could have ever given us.  Their child now lives on through Monkey.  So please, at least go look at the shirt.  Consider what it stands for.  Please take the time to think about making the decision to become a donor if you aren't already.  If you choose to vote for the shirt, I appreciate it.  If you choose to become an Organ Donor, you will forever be my Hero.  And please, spread the word.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Post It Note Tuesday

It's Post It Note Tuesday hosted by Supah.  Go ahead and Link up!

I meant about the drive, not the trip.