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"Honesty is hardly ever heard..."

It’s Week 13 of the BFing Blog Hop! Topic: Fertility and Sex
Share your experiences, feelings, or concerns about how breastfeeding affects fertility or your sexual relationship with your partner.
New to blog hops? You might want to check out: "How To Blog Hop" Hosts:Life With LeviThe Slacker Mom & Diary Of A Devil Dog WifeThis Week’s Guest Host:A Breezy LifeWant to participate? Here's what you need to do:Link up a post! Find a post on your blog related to this week's topic. You can write a new post, or use a past post. (Be sure to use the URL for your linky entry, NOT your blog homepage. You may link up as many posts as you’d like, as long as they all relate to this week’s topic.Follow the blog hop hosts via GFC in spots 1-4 below. (We always follow back!) Spot #4 will always feature a guest host chosen from participants in the previous week’s blog hop. Optional:Share the linky by adding the code to the bottom of your post, along with these guidelines. (You can grab th…

"And he's watching us all in the eye of the tiger..."

So, this happened.

Pete and I took PJ to a favorite spot of ours, the Garden State Discovery Museum. It's a huge building filled with kid-friendly, interactive exhibits the includes a mini-Philadelphia Flyers ice hockey rink, a newsroom with a working camera, news desk, and a blue-screen weather report station, a construction site where little builders can help build a house, and many other fun stations! There is even a special, gated-in area for toddlers and crawlers to explore!

We were in this area following PJ as he raced from the playhouse to the two-story barn to the ball pit! Since the area is specifically for smaller children, we can usually allow PJ to race about to his hearts content while we trail close behind him. For the most part, even if there is an older child hanging out while a younger sibling gets a turn to play, parents and caretakers make sure the tenor of the room matches the needs of the toddlers.

An older child was playing in this area. He was running aroun…

"That's just the way it is..."

A Whole Lot of Random
There is only 15 minutes left and then this weekend will be over were only 15 minutes left of the weekend when I started this blog post, but then PJ woke up and needed his mama. For hours. Yawn.  I am now going to edit this post so it makes sense for a Monday morning.
This weekend was a cold one! I don't know why I'm always amazed by the way the winter tried to hold on, because it does that Every. Single. Year. We have a week or so of sunshiney, warm, water-ice type of weather and then BAM! Friggin' snow flurries. I hate it.
Pete just left on a fire call while I was blogging. Bah.
I did some grocery shopping with my oldest-bestest tonight last night. We were long, long overdue for some Brie-Randi time. Randi went back to work a few months ago after being home for almost two years following a lay-off. She's a very competent, capable woman and it's exciting to see her back in the workforce, but it means I see her much, much less. So we had a grea…

"The sun will rise, the long day is over..."

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to be a guest blogger for Julie over at the Cloth Diaper Geek ! It was so much fun to do this and "speaking" with Julie was great! She's super nice and you should all go check out her blog, and my post! It's all about starting a cloth diaper stash when you're poor like me! :-)
Yesterday was a long, tiring, frustrating day. It's always hard when Pete goes back to work after his long break and I found myself missing him a lot. He works night, so not only do I miss him when he's actually at work, but also during the day when he's sleeping off his shift. It sucks, sucks, sucks, and I try to be as patient as possible because A. Pete loves his job and actually likes working nights and B. after NOT having a job for so long it's hard to hold a grudge!

That was a catalyst for my bla-ness, and adding to that is PJ being in full-swing teething mode. My sweet, sunny boy is completely out-of-sorts, and I know it'…

"I'm gonna let him fly...."

It’s Week 12 of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop
Topic: Weaning
Share your thoughts about weaning – experiences, fears, advice


(New to blog hops? Check out: “How To Blog Hop”)
Hosts:
Life With Levi
The Slacker Mom & Diary Of A Devil Dog Wife
This Week’s Guest Host:
Darcy and Brian's Tales From the Nursery Want to participate?
Here’s what you need to do:


1.Follow the blog hop hosts via GFC in spots 1-4 below. (We always follow back!) Spot #4 features a guest host chosen from participants in the previous week’s blog hop.


2.Link up a post! Find a post on your blog related to this week’s topic – Weaning. You can write a new post, or use a past post. (Be sure to use the URL for your linky entry, NOT your blog homepage. You may link up as many posts as you’d like, as long as they all relate to this week’s topic.


Optional:


■Share the linky by adding the code to the bottom of your post, along with these guidelines. (You can grab the linky code by clicking


the “Get Code Here” link in the lower right corne…

"G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S..."

Every single morning, after PJ and I have our breakfast, we retire to the living room. While PJ plays with his toys and runs off the energy he stored up sleeping all night, I sip my coffee and watch The Today Show. My watching partners have changed over time, but the routine has been the same for as long as I can remember.

So this was the scene when we learned that Elizabeth Taylor had passed away. Celebrities die every single year- how else would that montage they run at the Oscars always have a time slot? Still, the flash of violet across my television screen and the news that she was gone made my heart ache a little.

When I was younger, I adored Elizabeth Taylor. Of course I had seen National Velvet, and knew of her colorful lifestyle. To me, she was a movie star of the highest caliber- not a bombshell in a hot, Bridgette Bardot sense, but stunning in a way that made you think God was just a teeny bit unfair to the rest of us. Everyone is born with a nose, two eyes, lips and cheek…

"So we're okay, we're fine..."

Just a quick hello to say that my father is home from the hospital! He's feeling just fine and looks great considering that two days ago, there was a big wire thing in his heart! He is feeling a little freaked out that he has to carry around nitroglycerin and he was mad that he had to miss a few days of the advanced calculus class he's taking.

Yup. I said calculus. He's taking it for fun. I kid you not. He also plays on a baseball team. He's a funny guy.

And I'm really, really happy and thankful that he's home, he's happy, and he's fine.

"It's the heart that really matters in the end..."

It's been a very, very, very long week here for my little family!

The best part of the week was that the weather became progressively nicer as each day went by! Today we enjoyed it at its pinnacle- 75 degree weather; perfect for playgrounds, open windows, and maybe just a long-sleeved tee shirt! It was rainy for a few of those days, but that rain just means that springtime is a'comin'!

And not soon enough.

 The hard part of my week was that my father had a heart attack. My mother called me on Wednesday to let me know that he had some chest pains and that they were getting them checked out. Initial testing put him in the clear, but then very late that night came word that the second round of testing showed that he did, indeed, have a heart attack. Our local hospital arranged for him to be transferred to a bigger-yet-still-local hospital for a cardiac catheterization Thursday morning. The procedure was performed on Thursday afternoon and the news was really as good as i…

"Ticking away the moments..."

How To Beat Your Child At The Daylight Savings "I Am Going To Mess Up My Sleep Patterns For Two Weeks Over An Hour Change On The Clock" Game!
Step One: Get up in the morning per usual on the morning of daylight savings.
Step Two: Take your child to a birthday party at a local children's play-gym.
Step Three: Watch with enjoyment as your child climbs/hops/rolls/jumps/swings/wiggles/giggles.
Step Four: Repeat Step Three as much as humanly possible of the course of an hour.
Step Five: Place comatose child in bed at standard bedtime.
And there you have it!

"This is what you need, I'll give you what you need..."

It’s Week 10 of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop
Topic: Breastfeeding Products
Share your thoughts on products designed for breastfeeding moms. (Products that helped, ones that didn’t work out, must-haves, waste-of-money, etc…)


(New to blog hops? Check out: “How To Blog Hop”)
Hosts:
Life With Levi
The Slacker Mom & Diary Of A Devil Dog Wife
This Week’s Guest Host:
Breastfeeding Arts
Want to participate in this week’s blog hop?
Here’s what you need to do:
1.Find a post on your blog related to this week’s topic – Breastfeeding Products. You can write a new post, or use a past post. Current giveaways for Breastfeeding Products may be linked so long as they are current and you include “Giveaway” in your linky entry.
2.Link up your post. (Be sure to use the URL for your post, not your blog homepage). Have more than one post you want to add? Go ahead and link them all!
3.Add the linky code to the bottom of your post, then copy/paste these guidelines above the linky.
Optional:
Show your hosts some love – fo…

"If your time to you is worth saving..."

This blog is brought to you tonight by My Husband Pete, who is nice enough to let me use his computer to blog despite the fact that I gave mine Ebola. Mind you, I am ONLY allowed to blog. No Twitter, e-mail, Perez, NHL.com, or onlineshopping. In other words, no fun.

I am very lucky to have a Certified Computer Geek in the family, my awesome brother-in-law Steve, who swooped in to pick up my laptop and rid it of its horrible ailment (and somehow managing to keep my files, pictures, and music while doing so. Awe. Some.)! And I shouldn't call him a geek, since his vast computer knowledge allows he and my sister to live in a home much larger then I will ever own! :-)

It has been a very quiet week here. Between my allergies and the terrible weather, we have been hanging out at home quite a bit. It's miserable out right now, but I am hoping for a break in the weather so we can get out for a bit tomorrow morning! The beginning of March is pretty much the worst, but at least all of t…

"AIDS, AIDS, AIDS! Everybody has AIDS!"

I had to use that song from "Team America- World Police" because I couldn't find a song with the word "Ebola" in it. For the record, even though I have the sense of humor of an extremely profane 6 year old boy, I hated "Team America". Mainly because I think marionettes are friggin' creepy.

Anyway, you may wonder why I was looking for a song about a deadly disease to use as my post quote. The reason would be that my trusty laptop has what appears to be the computer version of MRSA or Ebola or some other such virus. The machine has completely lost its mind and now I am blogging from my (as yet unscathed) iPod.

Tedious? Oh, yes. Yes, it is.

My computer issues managed to push me over the edge from slightly crabby to insanely miserable. Still, I managed to not drown my sorrows in Girl Scout Cookies and, instead, used my angry energy to clean the bathroom! The result is that we still have cookies in the house and out bathroom no longer looks like you…

"These are the days when you wish your bed was already made..."

Blegh.

I am totally cranky today. I admit it. I fully have the Monday's. Well, that and a horrible case of allergies! It was hard to keep up with my little Bug-a-Boo today with my nose all stuffy and my head all cloudy! Thankfully, PJ was obliging enough to take a good nap this afternoon so I could also indulge in one!

I had been looking forward to Pete having a few days off, but it looks he might be offered some overtime, so it might be a while before he has any extended time off- at least a week and a half! Boo. Still, I just try to remember that the extra money will be good for our bank account and that when he does have time off, it's for a few days at the time and makes his long work stretches worth it!

My sister started a new position today in the Cardiac ICU! It's been her dream job and she was very happy to see this day come! She said the day was hectic and crazy and exciting and that it went very well! I'm pretty much ridiculously proud of her!

That's p…

"Right now..."

Right now....

...the Flyers are getting their asses whooped on national television against a team I hate with a passion. It's not making me happy.

...PJ is resisting his afternoon nap as hard as he can! Yipes!

...Pete is sleeping off his shift last night! He works again tonight and then he's home for three days in a row! Yippee!!!

...my belly is still full from the "Loaded Potato Omelet" I had this morning at Ponzio's! Potato, bacon, cheddar cheese and chives stuffed into an omelet and topped with sour cream. It's pretty much the best thing I ever ate.

...I am glad I met my family this morning for breakfast where I consumed said omelet! I think I will host breakfast next week instead of meeting out, because it is becoming increasingly difficult to contain PJ in his high chair!

...I am enjoying the rainy, pearly grey goodness of a wet March afternoon!

...I am cursing silently in my head because the Flyers just gave up another GOD DAMNED GOAL!!!! ARGGGGHHH…

"Getting to like you, getting to hope you like me..."

It’s Week 9 of the Breastfeeding Blog HopTips For New Moms**We’ve made it even easier to participate – check out the NEW guidelines listed below**

Hosts:Life With LeviThe Slacker Mom &  Diary Of A Devil Dog WifeThis Week’s Guest Host:A Breezy LifeWant to participate in this week's blog hop?Here's what you need to do: Find a post on your blog related to this week's topic - Tips For New Moms. You can write a new post, or use a past post. Add the linky code (click below where it says "get code") to the bottom of your post. Then copy/paste these guidelines above the linky. Link up your post. (Be sure to use the URL for your post, not your blog homepage). Have more than one post you want to add? Go ahead and link them all! Optional:
Show your hosts some love – follow them on GFC. Leave a comment that you found them through the BFing Blog Hop so they can follow you back!
Check out some of the other blogs that linked up – the more blogs you follow (and comment on), the mor…