Friday, October 29, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Hayden is back in her crib. We had no choice! She spent an hour of her nap time running wild in her room, Kiki in tow. I guess the final straw was the fourth shit she took on her floor. Allow me to clarify what I just said...Hayden took not one, not two, not three but four! shits on the floor! in her bedroom! in as many days!

Needless to say, we are not making any forward progress in regards to potty-training. We're regressing actually, backing our asses down a one-way-potty-training-path laden with foot-deep ruts and festering roadkill. But hey!, hey! I'm not bitter.

We'll wait and try the "big girl bed" again at a later date.

Trial and error.

As Scared As I've Ever Been

Holy shit! was I busy last week. Friday came straight from hell if you ask me, and not one person did. That didn't stop me from bitching and moaning to anyone who would lend an ear though. I sort of thought my busy season was behind me, I was sort of wrong.

I intended to post on Friday and tell tales of toilet training and a two year old with the personality of twins that are totally opposite. I hardly got around to it as I was still fielding phone calls at ten after five, when I should have been cussing someone for not letting me merge onto I-75.

Shit : not! & total!

So, Friday was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day! Yes, I know it could have been worse...and it was, on Thursday night.

I usually fall asleep on the couch at night before going to bed. Thursday night was no different. I fell asleep around 9:20, I know because I looked at the clock right before I closed my eyes. Chip was heating oil in a pot on the stove, he was going to fry cheese sticks for both of us. While the oil was heating up he went to the dog kennel.

I woke myself up coughing, right about the time Chip came running through the house hollering, "Oh no, oh no!" The kitchen was on fire. Flaming fire! FUCK! FUUUUUUCK! The stove, wall, and two cabinets were in flames.There was thick black smoke hanging throughout the house. Apparently, the oil became too hot and caught on fire.

We, mostly Chip, put the fire out and then we stood staring at the damage, shook to the core. It was worse than my Friday, by far. I looked at the clock, it was 9:40.

It is baffling what can occur within a twenty minute span of time.

I know we are lucky.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Back to the Farm

Who: E + Kevin + Ingrid + Me + Chip + Hayden
When: October 10th
Where: Pumpkin Patch Farm

Go Gertie!

Dude, check out this fun-ky outfit Hayden dressed herself in a few weeks ago. I helped her put on the leggings and bathing suit top but she told me to! How I forgot to post it is beyond me. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Nie Nie

God! This is gorgeous, lovely...seriously heartbreakingly beautiful.

Friday, October 8, 2010

1st ~ 5th

Several Various Items Containing No Substance Whatsoever

1st : cheese
Trouble in the form of toddlers!

 2nd : daddy-daughter time 
Makin' mama nervous!

3rd : mother nature (via shitty-ass pics)
October 6, 2010

October 8, 2010 - October 10, 2010

4th : oldies, but goodies
Holy hair!

Hard to beat a Mercedes and a paci!

5th : hank  
LOVE this photo of Hank.

This Moment : Week Fifteen

This : That

The weather has been, shall I say, fickle..ranging from 40-75. One definitely needs long sleeves and a sweater, jeans, socks, shoes. All things Hayden has adamantly refused to wear. Flip-flops! Flip-flops! No kid! No, flops. Sorry.

She took her socks and pants off last night before she went to bed. I pick my battles with her and arguing with her to put them back on was not something I was interested in. So this morning she makes her way upstairs to where I am and stands in front of me. Shivering. "I cold," she said. Well, duh!

My plan for this weekend is to spend $100 on appropriate cold-weather clothing for her. She has nothing to get her through fall much less winter. All of her pants are either too short in length or too big in the waist. Her shirts are too short in length and in the arms. Hell, she's grown a damn foot since last fall.

(I'm trying to recall what symbol I used to transition to another topic, mind stump!)

Anyway, I used my night guard for the first time last night. Honestly, I could tell a difference when I woke up this morning. My jaw was slightly painful but compared to what it has been, it felt pretty damn alright. I told Chip that it really makes me wish I had taken care of it sooner. All those years...pretty fucked up actually.


There we go...maybe a simple plus sign is an adequate transition symbol. Seems fitting. I am indeed adding to what has already spewed from my hole.


That about covers it, not a whole lot going on around here. Back tomorrow. Maybe.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Well That Explains It!!

I've had a mild to sometimes severe pain in my jaw for years. Years.

I'll just come right out and admit that I am not one to frequent the dentist.

I had a tooth (#1) in my head that was broken for years. Years. I grew balls and had it pulled last November. When the dentist pulled that tooth he filled the one next to it (#2). He stated that the filling was quite deep and it may or may not end up having to have a root canal.

Again, this was last November, and I have not been pain free since. Needless to say, the tooth the dentist filled in hopes of avoiding a root canal was going to have to be fixed. I made the appointment for this morning. After x-rays and a brief exam the dentist told me that the tooth was not inflamed or infected, it looked great actually. What had been causing me pain for so long was not the tooth I had pulled or the tooth I had was TMJ.

My nanny, aunt and uncle all have TMJ.

Honestly, this explains a lot.

I don't know if it is good news or bad news, really. I went in expecting to have to pay out of pocket for one root canal, possibly two (# 12 is fucked too)! Instead, I came out the owner of an occlusal guard and a tooth filled with composite resin. All for $607!

I also now have a doctor's excuse for when Chip wants a....


Funny how things seem to work out in my favor, for the most part.

PS ~ We took Hayden to the dentist as well. Her chipped tooth apparently isn't an issue until it turns brown, falls out and/or is an obvious nuisance to her. So, ONWARD!

Friday, October 1, 2010