Monday, October 20, 2014

If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?-Steven Wright

These days we have dryers that actually turn off when the clothes are....well dry. Because of this my kids will never know what it's like to roll around in a pile of hot fresh laundry. This makes me sad.


(In Yosemite Sam voice) Rassa frassin' energy efficient grumble mumble.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way.-Anne Morrow Lindbergh

This may be a controversial stance but I need to say it.

Friends, family, random news outlets...can you please stop publishing pictures of dead babies?

Perhaps I've just begun noticing it more but recently it seems like every time I'm catching up on the news of the world or scrolling through my Facebook feed there is a new story complete with pictures of some tragic story of a family loosing their baby.

I don't object to the stories being there. I can choose to read them or not but the pictures are like being punched in the gut.

I know a few couples who've had still bourn babies and I can't even count how many people I know who've had miscarriages. I think it's wonderful that these families, both the ones I know and the ones in the news stories have found a way to deal with their loss (es).

If it makes them feel better to have photos of the child they will not get to see grow up then I think it's great that they got to do that. But I'm going to be blunt, those pictures look exactly like what they are...pictures of dead babies.

Everyone grieves in their own way. People find comfort from different things too. I respect that. However I lost two babies myself and for me seeing these pictures is a painful reminder not a comfort.

Please, please, please stop.

It's hurts.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Even I don't know what it does...Wanna find out?-Agent Coulson in the Avengers

I am one proud Mama. This morning Fiona made an Avengers reference that made perfect sense in the conversation but those in the know would recognize. I ran in from the other room to give her a high five.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

There's only two people in your life you should lie to... the police and your girlfriend.-Jack Nickolson

Fiona was shaking her butt at Daphne so of coarse I gave it a friendly smack.

Fiona: Hey!

Me: It was Daphne!

Fiona: No it wasn't!

Me: No really! I saw it. She stood up and walked like three steps, held up both hands so it would be big like my hand, smacked your butt, ran back over, sat down, and pretended like she had no clue what had just happened.

Fiona: No! It was you!

Me: I can't get anything by you.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake.-Lewis Black

Me: I'm gonna go get some more coffee.

Fiona: You drink too much coffee.

Me: There's no such thing as too much coffee.

Fiona: Yes there is.

Me: No there's not.

Fiona: Yes there is.

Me: No there's not.

Fiona: Yes there is.

Me: No there's not times infinity.

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Fiona: Yes there is.

Me: Your argument is specious and flawed.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will.-101 Dalmations

I was thinking about Disney villains. I've decided Cruella Devil is hands down the most evil.

Maleficent (my personal favorite due to turning in to a bad ass dragon) is just a stickler for manners. Everyone else got invited to the party but her. Sure trying to kill the princess is a bit excessive but I get why she was pissed.

Captain Hook had his hand cut off and fed to a crocodile. Who wouldn't be angry?

Lady Tremain (Cinderella's step mom)was trying to look out for the best interests of her children.

Ursala, Jaffar, and Shan Yu we're attempting coups. This has happened countless times in history. Plot wise it's not that original.

The Evil Queen from Snow White was just trying to maintain both her thrown and her youth. Please who among us doesn't wish we  could remain young and hot.

Cruella.....wants to skin puppies.



Tuesday, September 2, 2014