Thanks to each and every one of you for your words of advice and/or encouragement yesterday. Last night Meredith took me aside and said, “You know how the TSG club stood for The Shady Girls? Today Regina decided to change the S. The club is now The Sex Girls.” Jeff and I agreed that a [...]
Entries from August 2011
August 31st, 2011 · 28 Comments · Daily, Make Out Parties, Sit and Spin, Sticks and String
August 30th, 2011 · 41 Comments · Conversations with Meredith, Daily
Last week Meredith and I started a Mom & Me journal, and it’s turning out to be the greatest thing we’ve ever done. Because it’s a secret from the rest of our family, we decided that our code word is Pancakes. When she is finished writing in the journal, she places it under my pillow [...]
August 24th, 2011 · 18 Comments · Daily, Review
The following post is part of the DailyBuzz Moms Tastemaker program in partnership with Clorox. Every year when August rolls around, I feel the excitement that most people feel at the end of December. To me, a new school year means a New Beginning. As I pack the kids’ backpacks with their school supplies, I [...]
August 23rd, 2011 · 73 Comments · A Dog's Life
So, it looks like Jeff’s workplace is putting out a pet calendar, and the person who scores the cover image gets something like a million dollars or a free pancake dinner or something in between. I’ve decided that we don’t necessarily need the cover, but we do need a spot within. Will you help me [...]
August 22nd, 2011 · 29 Comments · Daily, Will it make me sick?
Despite some fairly minor glitches, the tying of the tubes was a success! Glitch #1: Everyone I talked to at the hospital seemed a bit worried to hear that I was on a solo mission. Jeff dropped me off at 6:00, and planned on being back by 8:15. The surgery was scheduled for 8:00, and [...]
August 18th, 2011 · 15 Comments · Daily, Will it make me sick?
Here is an actual ultrasound taken of my pelvic area earlier this morning. If you go back in time to your most recent anatomy class, you’ll realize that you are pleased to be at my cervix! Get it?! HA HA HA! Anyway, here we see my fallopian tubes, a couple of good looking ovaries, a [...]
August 17th, 2011 · 21 Comments · A Dog's Life, Don't look at my feet.
Last night at approximately 12:52, the cat freaked out, jumped onto the bed, and attacked my feet. It was a three Band-Aid attack, and it has set the mood for the morning. (If I was a mood ring wearing person, today would be something like black or red or flame throwing or whatever color symbolizes [...]
August 15th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Daily, Shorties
You know me. I really can’t let a first day of school go by without sharing the photos. And, look. I even made them hug. (It took about 25 failed shots to get one hug photo in which both girls look at least partially happy. “Keep hugging! No! We’re not there yet! Hug! Happy hugs! [...]
August 13th, 2011 · 23 Comments · A Dog's Life, Daily, Video! Video! Video!
As you know, we’ve been talking about getting a sibling for Scout. Last week, the wonderful woman who helped us adopt Scout sent this link to me. We immediately fell in love with ALL of the puppies, but were most interested in adopting either Brownie (a female) or Scout (a male). Long Story Shortened Because [...]
August 11th, 2011 · 13 Comments · Daily, Don't look at my feet.
Because I’m not a fan of crowds, last year I often found myself stressing out before PTO meetings even though my only obligation for those meetings was to walk into the school library, find an empty seat, sit down in that seat, and then find my way out to the car when the meeting was [...]