Friday, July 30, 2010

Gotta love these!

Well I'm off to Cali and will be blogging from my sister's house! Hey, does anyone have any tips about Disneyland, we will be heading there for the first time and love to know things to do and not do?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My Fear of Flying, It's True!

Yes it's true, I have fear, dread, horror, panic, terror, and trepidation when it comes to flying! In fact I'm kind of a freak! I know I'm not the only one out there that hates flying but I might win the prize for the most anxiety a person can have when flying! Oh, and to top that off I have to deal with a 6 year old that has some of the same anxieties as I do. Claire and I are flying this Friday to California to visit my sister and my niece Vivienne. They say that the more you fly, the more you are use to it. Well that may be true for others, but I'm not sure that would be the case for me. I am quite claustrophobic, so sitting up there breathing everyone else's air is seriously going to kill me. I'm hoping I can get some Xanax for the two of us, ok maybe just for me and some Benadryl for her!

I have only flown a handful of times in my life and I'll say it's worse when you have kids that are freaks flying with you. James won't be on the plane with us which is a good thing because some of you might remember what a hypochondriac he is. The last time I flew with both kids alone was when my sister got married 3 years ago. The whole time Claire cried about her ears and James checked every bump and spot on him and thought for sure he had been bitten by a brown recluse spider. James is so happy he is not flying that he has now taken it upon himself to tell Claire how awful and painful it will be and that her eardrums may pop while up there. Great, thanks James!

I wonder if meeting the pilots would help our anxiety or hinder it. I have always had good instincts when reading people and maybe I would find something wrong with the pilot and demand to get off or worse, have him thrown off! You all know how not quiet I am, so I'm sure I'd let everyone around me know my thoughts. Oh hell, I am for sure going to have a drink when I get on there. I don't see any other way around this. Can you mix alcohol and Xanax together?

I know what you are all thinking, my children are freaks because I am! Yes, you are probably right about this! Ok, breathe Megan breathe!

Ok, what if when and if I meet the pilot I see him texting? You know my feelings on texting and driving are very strong, so I'm pretty sure I'm even more concerned with texting and flying, wouldn't you all agree?

I'm sure with all my luck, this will be our plane! I think I'll drape myself in rosaries and start praying now!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Name in News, again......So Unfair!

Lindsay Lohan, 24, gets her name and face all over the news because she went to jail, but how many of you will read even one article about all of the Marines that gave their lives for us this week? Where on earth are our priorities?

Good luck Lindsey, you can't cry crocodile tears for the umpteenth time and show up with "FU" on your nails and expect sympathy!
If you thought your career was your life then you wouldn't have done this, yet again!

Please honor these Marines and pray for their families!
Justin Allen, 23, Brett Linley, 29, Matthew Weikert, 29, Justus Bartett, 27, Dave Santos, 21, Chase Stanley, 21, Jesse Reed, 26, Matthew Johnson, 21, Zachary Fisher, 24, Brandon King, 23, Christopher Goeke 23, and Sheldon Tate, 27

They won't be given another chance, so why should you Lindsey?

Had to vent, this is so bugging me!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sprinkler Fun!

What could be better than watching three adorable girls running through the sprinkler with not a care in the world?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Trendy Treehouse Award, really?

Wow, I've been a little MIA with kids, traveling and just being that its summertime and I have still managed to get another award! Wow I am so lucky to have such good blogging friends! Look what Mary Ann from Verbena Cottage gave me! Thank you Mary Ann you are such a sweetie!

The rule with this one is to tell you 10 things about me and then pass it along. Most of you might be wondering if there is even anything more I could possible say about myself, but oh yes there is always more coming from me, always!

1. I don't like amusement parks! Yep it's true! We went to Adventureland (in Altoona, Iowa) yesterday with my brother and sister in-law and their 3 kids. My husband was working so it was just the kids and myself. I think the main reason for not liking them is that I hate the heat, and yesterday was warm. The other is I hate rides. Anything that goes round and round makes me sick and I don't like heights so don't even think about getting me on a roller coaster, it will never happen. I ended up getting a wheelchair because I didn't think I could walk that far just being new to the whole walking thing again. I had my son push me but he griped about it the whole time and when you are being pushed you have no control where the dam thing goes or who you crash into. My son wasn't paying attention and I ran in to many people who were also not paying attention! Grrrrrrr!

Now call me crazy or I don't know, just modest but maybe I didn't get the memo that yesterday was wear your bikini to the amusement park day! Ok, so I understand there are a couple water rides there, but they are far enough away from each other that you have time to dry off between rides. I guess I can understand the gals who wear a bikini top and shorts but a full bikini and flip flops and nothing else what's up with that? I just don't get it, its not the pool here gals! And its one thing if you are 13 except over my dead body will Claire be walking around like that, but what's up with the mom's wearing their bikinis and flip flops? Why do people think its ok? Am I the one that's abnormal here, I think not!

2. I get sick being the passenger in a car! Maybe its that control thing again but I get queasy sitting over there and my husband knows it too and then drives crazy because he thinks its funny!

3. I love to vacuum! Yes its true, I love the sound and the dumping of the canister is so rewarding! I am on the look out for a new vacuum though. I need one that basically sucks up everything but the couch! I have two dogs and one of them sheds, which kills me. So, anyone, anyone, ideas please!

4. I have always wanted to play the drums! My brother played them in high school and I was so jealous of him. I played the flute for oh, about a month because I had no interest and acted like I just couldn't learn it! I still am hoping one day to get my hands on some drum sticks and start banging away!

5. I really hate touching raw meat! Maybe that is why I don't like to cook! It just makes me ill. You would think I was a vegetarian but I love red meat too much! Now chicken I'm not a huge fan of!

6. I'll talk to anyone! I believe everyone has a story to tell and needs someone just to listen! I find myself being at the strangest places and having people ask for advice and I've never even met them before! Often my family will say, "Did you know her?" And I say no, she just needed to talk!

7. I hate to fly! I'm flying to California next week and I'm terrified. I seriously would rather drive anywhere then get in a plane! I hate the sounds of a plane and I'm claustrophobic so being so close to people in a small place is ahhhhhh.....just thinking about it freaks me out!

8. I'm ready for Halloween! No, I don't mean I'm decorated or anything like that, but soon! Yes, I usually start decorating when school starts! I believe that as soon as I start decorating the weather changes and it gets cooler! Fall is my favorite and I love my house at Halloween time! Soon you will all see the Halloween Queen come to life!

9. My birthday is August 20th! I use to hate my birthday because school started usually the week of my birthday, so I never looked forward to it! Now, I love my birthday! No, not because of any gifts I receive, actually I don't need any, no I'm kidding if you want to remember the date and if you need my address I will gladly send it to you and make sure there is plenty of room in the mailbox, lol! No, I love my birthday because school starts for the kiddos on my birthday! So you might want to plug your ears, because everyone can hear me whooping and hollering at exactly 7:45 in the morning! But school actually school starts on the 19th so I might have to celebrate for a couple of days!

10. When I was in third grade I wanted to be a nun! Yes, you heard right! I went to Catholic school and I was taught by nuns and priests and it seemed like the normal thing to think about! Jump ahead 30 years and wow, I can't believe I thought about it! Oh all those years of Catholic school and the guilt I still have! No, I'm a good Catholic girl, really!

Well I wasn't told how many people to pass this on to and frankly it is getting harder and harder since everyone is so deserving!
Here are a few people I have enjoyed getting to know and I think you will enjoy also.......

Talli from Talli Roland

Mary from Urban Farmgirl

Terri at La Dolfina

I can't wait to read some interesting things about you that I didn't know!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The "Middle Wife"!

I came across this and seriously spit my drink out at the dog I laughed so hard. This is from an anonymous 2nd grade teacher who had show and tell one day in her classroom. Enjoy, but first put your drink down!

The "Middle Wife"

I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second grade classroom a few years back.

When I was a kid, I loved show-and-tell. So I always have a few sessions with my students. It helps them get over shyness and usually, show-and-tell is pretty tame. Kids bring in pet turtles, model airplanes, pictures of fish they catch, stuff like that. And I never, ever place any boundaries or limitations on them. If they want to lug it in to school and talk about it, they're welcome.

Well, one day this little girl, Erica, a very bright, very outgoing kid, takes her turn and waddles up to the front of the class with a pillow stuffed under her sweater.

She holds up a snapshot of an infant. This is Luke, my baby brother, and I'm going to tell you about his birthday.

First, Mom and Dad made him as a symbol of their love, and then Dad put a seed in my Mom's stomach, and Luke grew in there. He ate for nine months through an umbrella cord.

She's standing there with her hands on the pillow, and I'm trying not to laugh and wishing I had my camcorder with me.
The kids are watching her in amazement.

Then, about two Saturdays ago, my Mom starts saying and going, 'Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh!' Erica puts a hand behind her back and groans. 'She walked around the house for, like an hour, 'Oh, oh, oh!' (Now this kid is doing a hysterical duck walk and groaning.)

My Dad called the middle wife. She delivers babies, but she doesn't have a sign on the car like the Domino's man. They got my Mom to lie down in bed like this.' (Then Erica lies down with her back against the wall.)

And then, pop! My Mom had this bag of water she kept in there in case he got thirsty, and it just blew up and spilled all over the bed, like psshhheew!' (This kid has her legs spread with her little hands mimicking water flowing away. It was too much!)

Then the middle wife starts saying 'push, push,' and 'breathe, breathe.

They started counting, but never even got past ten. Then, all of a sudden, out comes my brother. He was covered in yucky stuff that they all said it was from Mom's play-center, (placenta) so there must be a lot of toys inside there. When he got out, the middle wife spanked him for crawling up in there..

Then Erica stood up, took a big theatrical bow and returned to her seat.

I'm sure I applauded the loudest. Ever since then, when it's show-and-tell day, I bring my camcorder, just in case another "Middle Wife" comes along!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ode to COFFEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today is a day I need you the most! I cannot live without you coffee! My kids know not to talk to me until I have had at least 2 cups of you! Some days I need a whole pot of you! I slept like.... and I don't have much to say except.........

O! coffee, where art thou
When I need thee now?
In thy many flavoured blends
A hot cup would be godsend.
I cannot keep awake
Without a short coffee-break.
With thy life-giving aroma
Save me from going into a coma.
Java, Colombian or French Roast
Thy every flavour, I will toast.
To the end thy loyal slave
Three cups a day I will always crave.
(Inspired by a very sleepy seminar)

( Ranjit Nair's limericks)

I hope you've all had enough coffee today!

No Phone Call Is Worth It!