General Life

My Kids Have Taught Me…

1. When changing your baby’s diaper on your bed, use your husband’s side. He’ll never notice the wet spot. 2. When burping your baby, keep his face away from your chest. 3. Turn the light on at night when you use the bathroom after a tired 3 year old. 4. It’s best to pretend the wet spot on the bathroom floor is water when...

August 29, 2008
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Just Say “No!”

I was reading a great blog today that had a post that sounded so familiar! I don’t know a mom who, at the beginning of the school year, vows to do it all. We want to be friends with all the other moms, we want to make sure the kids have everything they need before they need it, and we have to do this...

August 28, 2008
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Remember the Texas Country Reporter?

I remember when I lived in Texas growing up, my parents would watch this guy every once in a while. So when I found him on YouTube, it was really exciting! It just brought back a lot of memories of what I consider home. The culture, the flags everywhere, the accents, and the warmth that Texas is. I’m still homesick. For those of you...

August 25, 2008
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So Proud of Olympians

I’ve had a great time watching the Olympics this year. I’ve been glued to the channels that show the sports and have learned so much. I’ve rooted for the US teams/Olympians and have been disappointed with them when they lost a match/race/game. I’ve loved watching the beach volleyball duo win match after match; they haven’t lost in a year and have been the only...

August 25, 2008
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Olympics Medal Stats-Round 2

So here’s the update of the top 3 as of Wednesday. US- 26 Gold, 28 Silver, 28 Bronze China- 45 Gold, 14 Silver, 20 Bronze Russia- 13 Gold, 14 Silver, 18 Bronze

August 21, 2008
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Headaches, Anyone?

So everyone knows I have chronic headaches with a few migraines sprinkled in there for fun. Sometimes it feels like no one really gets what an impact these have on my day-to-day life. Every day, my choice is to feel miserable and in pain, or take a few Excedrine Migr. and feel miserable and drugged. The pain pills help with the pain, but don’t...

August 21, 2008
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Shameless Plug

I added a link to Paul’s blog on the left.  He’s got a lot of tech-y topics and computer topics for those that get it! There’s also a photo gallery with lots of family pics.

August 19, 2008
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Exercise & Weight Loss Goals

Two weeks ago, I decided to get serious with losing weight. *sigh* My goal is to lose 1 pound a week…I set it low because my time is limited. I don’t have a big chunk of time during the day to devote to any one thing…Dean cries, or Pierce wants attention, etc. I wanted to set something I could accomplish. So I figure, from...

August 19, 2008
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Badminton & Table Tennis

I was totally surprised badminton and table tennis, aka ping pong, are Olympic sports!! I must not have paid attention the last few years. Paul and I recently put a badminton set up in the yard for fun and exercise. He’s creamed me in a couple games, but it’s been a lot of fun. I can totally see how it really takes physicality and...

August 17, 2008
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Predictability = Stability

Every night since Dean was born, we’ve wrapped him in a special blanket made for swaddling. He ends up looking like a cute little baby burrito, hands by his side. At 2 months old, he begins to get fussy in the evenings starting about 8:45pm. He’s ready to get ready for bed. I wrap him up and immediately he quiets down. It’s like turning...

August 16, 2008
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