Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Just to clear up any confusion about our pet - this is Zippy.

We love her <3

*not the best picture of Zippy or G, but it was handy :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

monday give-aways!

I love free stuff! I know you do, too :)

AJ also posted this one - I think the necklace they are giving away is so super cute - I really hope I win (or AJ - that would also be excellent)!


I also follow Amanda's blog. I found her when she had a cute shop on Etsy - which she has turned into a really fabulous baking/candy/kitsch supply shop - Bake it Pretty. I love her stuff - it's all so fun! She is giving away some gift certificates for her shop - and I hope I win because I have a laundry list of fun items I *really* want.

Happy Monday!

Friday, November 21, 2008

i knew it would happen

Remember Zippy the wonder pig? She's still hanging around, still flinging poo's out of her house and onto the floor.

Remember Gerald the amazing boy-baby? He's gotten really good at picking up puffs and feeding them to himself.

I am hyper-vigilant about pig poo's on the floor. I can hear them hit the floor from across the house and I am on them like white on rice. But this morning I missed one. I was making toast, the poo must have hit the floor at the exact instant the toaster popped. I turned around and saw Gerald chewing something. I knew what I would find.

Yes, my perfectwonderfulamazing child was eating a pig poo.

Grossest moment of my life.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


4 AM

Wide awake and ready to play but with a rash from the amoxycillin. FAIL!

Guess he did get some of my genes.

Monday, November 10, 2008

how can i help?

I hardly ever get these emails - but they totally crack me up!

From my email:
With warm heart, I offer my friendship and regards.

My Name is Mrs. Lawrencia Tete, wife of Late Hon. Frances Tete, C.E.O, GOLD and DIAMOND merchant from Republic of Congo, who died in the result of rebel attack in my country. And left me with two children behind (Julian and Jenifer) May his soul rest in perfect peace, Amen...

After my husband's death, this was declared/made known to me by our family advocate with the agreement /deposit documents of (Eight Million Dollars), which was deposited by my late husband in Finance Security Company in Accra Ghana for foreign Business investment, for safe keeping before his sudden death, now I have to move with my two children out of my country to Accra Ghana for the sake of our l ife's.

I am contacting you to help me claim the fund in your country account ,issue me invitation to come over to your country and invest this fund in your country for the sake of (Julian and Jenifer) future to further there education, before the death of my late husband he left a standing order with the Finance management and our family advocate that they should not release the fund to anyone accept a foreign trustee because of the political instability and the result of war in my country Congo, I decided to reach you directly to solicit your assistance and help as my foreign beneficiary for the Security Company to release the fund to us for the sake of my children,

Please keep this transaction confidential, for the safety of my life and children/security of the fund.

Thanks and remain bless as I wait your response soon. do include your direct contact so I can reach you.

Yours truly

Mrs. Lawrencia Tete

Poor (Julian and Jenifer).

The spambot in the webcafe couldn't even be bothered to remove the parenthesis, what an amateur.


We're still sick. Thanks for the cold medicine suggestions:) I ended up eating almost an entire bag of Ricola drops last night. And when I woke up there were Ricola stains on my pillow case and cough drops in my hair. Lovely.
I also have two new zits. Double lovely. One is directly under my left nostril, it looks like I have a booger hanging out of my nose. The other is randomly located on my cheek.

I am a mess. We see the Dr. at 4:15. Is it 4:15 yet?

Sunday, November 09, 2008


I'm trapped in the box!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

i got a sticker

Voted after aerobics this morning. I was hot and sweaty, with a baby attached to me via sling.

I didn't vote for a free coffee/bagel/donut/ice cream cone. I voted because I want to be heard, I voted because then I feel I have the right to complain about/champion our government. And I voted because it wasn't that long ago that women couldn't vote.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

this is the best

I'm browsing through stuff on etsy, bouncing G on my knee and he is "singing" - just the cutest little high pitched cooing ever - and then he becomes really quiet. I realize he has fallen asleep sitting upright on my knee, he was just that cozy hanging out with mom.


I need to open an etsy shop, I need a creative outlet - I have a few ideas... What would you sell?