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Other than a new living room floor, not much new is going on here. Kinda nice, kinda boring 🙂  The carpet was cheap and ugly and I never liked it. I just needed a good excuse to get rid of it. And since we have a new-ish puppy that liked to pee in one corner and liked to snag and chew it, I figured that would work! We put in a pine wood laminate and it makes the room look so much bigger.

Gab’s in 8th (which also means high school next year!!) and Pierce is in 1st grade (just really starting school). They’re both playing soccer again this year through AYSO. Pierce isn’t competitive at all so he just follows the other kids around. But Gab really gets into it; they’re both fun to watch.

Mili is doing better with food. She’s learning to take little bites instead of stuffing her mouth and she’ll hand us her plate and cup when they’re empty and says, “All done!”  She will still attempt to steal someone else’s food if it’s left around, but hopefully she’ll grow out of that. I know she’s not hungry but it’s tough when she still insists (especially when we’re at a restaurant). There’s times I feel like people are saying, “People, feed your hungry kid!” but I can’t listen to my own paranoia; I just have to do what I know I have to do and ignore wondering eyes. Or throw fries at people….I suppose that would be funner….

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If you don’t want any whine with your cheese today, this probably isn’t the post to read.  You’ve been forewarned.

Today is the first day I’ve woken up without a migraine. Yay for that, I guess…kinda, in a weird, twisted way. It didn’t set in until about 10:30am. I’d forgotten what it was like to not have my head hurt around the clock. It was nice. For a couple hours.

If you’re tempted to ask why am I not on anything specific for migraines (preventative or heavy-duty pain killers), I’ll curb your curiosity. We’re ttc our 4th and last child. Which means I can’t be on anything like that.

So Excedrine Migraine it is. And lots of it. I really should buy stock in the company. But if the gov’t has its way, tylenol (whatever that’s made out of….I forget at the moment) will be banned so there goes my happy mix of drugs.

Oh, well….wish me luck ttc this month. My headaches/migraines go away during pgcy then when it’s over, I can play guinea pig with the dr’s and all their happy drugs 🙂

If you read all this, I praise your resiliency.

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I have a firm belief that it should be banned. It’s unfair, sexist, and cruel. I’m very sensitive to this problem and it’s frustrating to see happen to myself and other women.  Men don’t understand and, therefore, it’s really not a big deal to them. Which makes this even more awful!

Moms shouldn’t get sick! Like we don’t have enough to do. Add a sore throat, congestion, sleepless nights, and fatigue to an already busy schedule. Plus just taking care of kids all day long. There’s no such thing as a day off or a sick day when you have take care of your kids and house! It’s a 24/7 job!

What happens if we don’t take care of our responsibilities when we’re sick? If we just act like men and lay on the couch moaning and being sick?

It all adds up and multiplies like bunnies in the summer. One dish turns into 50. A slightly dirty carpet turns into No Man’s Land. Toys get scattered and tossed around like they’re alive and restless. Laundry stacks up, coming out of infinite closet space and dresser drawers. Kids look like they’ve lived in a barn for a year, and smell like 2 years.

Oh, yes, ladies. Something needs to be done about this issue! There needs to be a rebellion, a revolt! We need to band together to picket congress and our husband’s workplaces! We need equality and fairness! Whatever happened to womens equal rights?

No more sick! No more sick! No more sick!

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You ever have one of those days, where first thing in the morning you know it’s  Monday?

When things go from 0 to 60 in .01 second?

Yeah, it’s one of those days.

Mondays should be banned.

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I finally got to bed last night after moving ds1 out of it.  (He said he was scared of the dark in his room, but the dark in my room wasn’t scary so he could sleep in there.)

I got relaxed, warm, nice and comfortable in my flannel sheets and started drifting off to sleep.

Then The Brat decided it was time to play. And not just play, terrorize. Me, the poor fat cat (Miracle), whoever she could annoy. She jumped on Fatty and they started running across the bedroom, over the bed, under the bed, in the closet…then they would “fight”  complete with loud kitty noises and growling and fur flying (I saw a carpet of black fur on my floor this morning).

Lucky for me, I brought the cat-squirt-bottle to bed with me. So whenever I saw a black thing dart around the room, I squirted it.  They finally hid in my closet and I settled back down to bed.

Then they started up again, worse than ever.

I finally decided to ignore them, and about 10 minutes later, they left the room. Good thing, too…I was seriously thinking about kitty barbecue for dinner tonight.

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We have a kitten. She’s almost a year old and a total brat.

Yes, she’s a brat. She does things on purpose that she’s not supposed to do. She won’t let me catch her and pretends I’m  her chew toy if I try.

Yesterday ds1 was eating a hot dog. He had just a bite left and put it down on the coffee table to go potty. The Brat jumped up, grabbed it and took off. I tried to catch her, but she just hid under another table. I grabbed a couch pillow and tossed it at her, hoping she’d drop the hot dog.

I wasn’t planning on giving it back to the boy at that point, I just didn’t want her to have it. ‘Cuz she’s a hot-dog-stealing brat.

So I threw the pillow…no luck.  She ran in the kitchen and I followed, pillow in hand. I whacked her with it. (small couch pillows don’t whack well) Again, no luck. She kept it.

Then she ran into the baby’s room, where he was sleeping. I got really mad at that point. “You wake that baby up, cat, and you’ll be turned into a hot dog!” She’s woken him up before. And I was done messing with her. I reached down to grab her and she took off under the baby’s bed.

At that point, I decided she could keep the stupid hot dog and hoped she choked on it.

The worst part of this? My husband rescued her as a small kitten when she was less than 2 weeks old.  She had been abandoned. I bottle fed her for 4 weeks, taught her to poop, let her sleep in my bed, bathed her, etc. And this is how she repays me.

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I’m sure you’ve heard about the woman who recently had octuplets after having 6 kids, all under 8 yrs old, 2 with disabilities. Yep, 14 kids.

At first, I thought, wow, she can handle all that? More power to her!

Then I heard the rest of the story…she’s single, living with her parents and has no job. She said she’s not receiving government help, but that has proved false.  These types of stories are hard not to judge. She has a right to have children…until those children begin to be neglected or abused.

It’s easy to write her off, saying she’s crazy or stupid or very strong to handle it all. Whatever your stance on the subject is. But again, the children come into the picture. How is a single woman going to take care of 8 new babies at once, never mind her other 6 (I think the youngest is 2)?? I can’t imagine what she was thinking (or not) when she went into have another child. Her story is she had 6 eggs planted and only one or 2 babies would come of it. Instead, 2 of those eggs split, producing identical twins. Of course, there’s no way she could have predicted THAT outcome. But why was it necessary anyway to even have a 7th baby without an income?

It doesn’t bother me too much that she’s single…single women are perfectly capable of taking care of their children (I’ve done that).  But to do it alone?

Then there’s the topic of her job…the one she doesn’t have. On one hand, she should really spend as much time as possible with her kids, since she has so many. On the other hand, what right does she have to choose to have that many kids and then go on assistance to support them all?

It’s just a crazy situation…one I personally find to be irresponsible and selfish.

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The past few days’ has been awesome…just warm enough for a long-sleeve t-shirt instead of a coat or sweaters. Today’s supposed to be high 50’s-low 60’s with rain….which is way better than snow in my book.

I notice on days like this I “wake up” a bit…I think I’ve always had a bit of seasonal depression, a condition during the winter when moods get low, low energy, sleepy, etc. Nothing major or enough to get on meds for…just a bit of winter blues.

I’m SOOO ready for spring and summer!!! It absolutely can’t get here soon enough.

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Our carpet was supposed to show up Thursday. Nothing.

So we figured maybe Friday. Nothing.

We were supposed to move our furniture into the new bedroom this weekend. Not anymore.


I really hate it when stuff like this happens.

On the up side, dh and I went out and bought curtains last night!! Yay!! Can’t wait to get them up…except we have to wait until the carpet is in…grrrrr….

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I really try to post every weekday, but yesterday I had to take off. That migraine I had Saturday has been extremely stubborn. And my tolerance to pain killers is so high even 2 percoset didn’t kill it. Luckily it’s been downscaled from migraine to really bad headache, which is more tolerable. I’m not curled up on the couch with a blanket over my eyes. 😀

If you don’t get migraines or really bad headaches, add that to your “to be thankful for..” list. You’re very lucky.

Remember that gun discussion we had? If I had one, I’d be tempted to shoot myself in the foot to distract my head from the pain. Cuz, after all, it is all in my head….I’m fortunate in that I have learned to live with them. It’s impossible to be selfish and rest with a headache when there’s very small kids in the house.

If you do have these miserable things, what’s your drug of choice?

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