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Apr. 27th, 2006


Tattoo revisited...

A friend of mine is getting her 2, 3 and 4th tattoos tomorrow (her astrological sign and the one for her daughter and for her son) and I'd be lyin' if I said I wasn't fiending to get my tattoo. I can practically taste the pain and hear the buzz of the needle. ARGH!

Anywho, I've been revisiting my tattoo idea. Funnily enough, the design I've come up is culled from images I've had saved on my computer for 2 years!!! Craziness.

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Aug. 10th, 2004



Woohoo! Some of the upgrades/accessories for our Element arrived today. Color me happy. We got our cargo cover, carpeted floor mats, chrome exhaust tip, the locking lug nuts for the rims, and the cargo organizer. The orange bungees for the seat backs should arrive later this week/early next week. We're also getting:

It's the best I could do for a leather steering wheel cover that has orange on it.  I think it suits. 

We're also getting chrome license plate frames and some window stickers for some of our fav bands, provided we can find them all.  Fun, fun, fun!!! 

We've managed to put almost 350 miles on our new girl since last week.  :)  As luck would have it we had a ton of stuff to do out and about.  We both love driving her! 


Jun. 27th, 2004


More thoughts...

This whole thing with FIL really really upsets me.  It has for a long time, but yesterday was a breaking point of sorts.  I'm so saddened that I don't feel like I can trust him with the kids.  They're his grandchildren!  I know the things he's said were just things said, but it shakes the very foundation of what extended family means in my mind.  You're supposed to be able to trust your grandparents to take care of you.  They're a sort of extension of your parents.  You're supposed to feel safe, secure and loved in their presence.  Not embarassed, ashamed or disconcerted

BBL...babies awake. 

Jun. 26th, 2004


Bad mommy award...

Ok, well, no doubt that Roark has MSPI.  I (foolishly) thought I could get away with eating some stuff with lactic acid and soy lecithin in it.  WRONG.  We're back to the explosive, numerous, greenish, soak into the diaper bms.  He's back to his "i hurt" cry at night and is just plain miserable most of the day. 

I feel so guilty.  I really do.  He has a small threshold for lactic acid and lecithin and I blew it.  I feel like we're back at square one all over again.  Obviously, we know what the issue is this time around and I've corrected my diet, but it's so frustrating to be back to having to walk him for 1 hour+ to get him down for naps and to know that he's so miserable.  :( 

Bad mommy.  I definitely get the bad mommy award for this one.

It really has made me think about the possibility of babe #3 having MSPI.  I had fooled myself into thinking that Roark wasn't MSPI and that he was just having issues with reflux - obviously not the case.  I sometimes forget when discussing baby #3 that I've had to completely modify my diet for Roark for 4 1/2 months now and will likely have to continue on this diet until he's at least 1 year old.  That's a long time.  And it's hard to stay on the diet.  I'm mean, I'm used to it and all, but it's hard to live life this way.  Thankfully we're poor and can't afford to go out anyway, but I'd be hating life if we went out to eat reguarly. 

I know that something like this is small in relation to having another baby.  And I know that we'll be better prepared next time around and be able to tell whether or not we've got another MSPI baby on our hands quickly, but it doesn't make it any easier, you know?  I'd have to seriously consider starting the diet in the third trimester and hope that the baby wouldn't have MSPI.  Even worse is that he/she could have a worse/more sensitive case than Roark.  Some babies are actually allergic not just sensitive to the proteins and actually have anyphalactic reactions.  *sigh*

Just one more thing to consider when we talk about adding another babe to our family - which is still a huge IF anyway.

I just hope the offending stuff works its way out of my system and Roark's quickly.  I hate seeing him so miserable and hate even more that I'm directly responsible. 


Jun. 15th, 2004


Roark's 5 months old! - lots o' pics

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Jun. 6th, 2004


got a sec? Keely needs to know you name!

And please post your user name and real name here. I'm horrible with names. Downright awful. And I want to be able to give all of you personal credit for the great support, suggestions and advice.

And I apologize, I should know all of you by now, but I'm a loser. (mentally singing Beck now and wondering if drive by body piercing is painful).

Thanks so much ladies! :)

Jun. 1st, 2004


Amy - just for you...

My email is squirrely so here's the info in a post just for you. :)

No problem…but if the WWs police come looking for me I’ll send them your way! ;)

These points are for the “winning points” program. My understanding is that the new flex points is the low end of the range with 35 “flex points” per week. Same numbers just different ways of accounting it.

Less than 150 pounds 18-23 points
150 to 174 pounds 20-25 points
175 to 199 pounds 22-27 points
200 to 244 pounds 24-29 points
225 to 249 pounds 26-31 points
250 to 274 pounds 28-33 points
275 to 299 pounds 29-34 points
300 to 324 pounds 30-35 points
325 to 349 pounds 31-36 points
more than 350 pounds 32-37 points

I hope that helps. If you need anything else, let me know ok?

Mar. 22nd, 2004


WWs and other random tidbits...

Weekly Weight Watchers Check-in

Starting weight: 171 lbs.
Weigh-in today: 166 lbs.
Loss of: 5 lbs! got to love those first couple weeks on a diet! :)

The week wasn't nearly as rough as I thought it might be. To be quite honest, the lack of dairy is really helping me stay well within my point range. I actual struggled to hit the bottom of my point range most days. It's also helping me make sure I'm getting enough fluids, fruits and veggies. I know that my diet is much more balanced now than it was before starting WWs. That coupled with a 5 lbs loss feels pretty darned good. Go me!

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Mar. 11th, 2004


Bad Piper - way past 6 weeks for pp visit...

Ok, those with two kids know that juggling them at a drs office is a nightmare. Especially if you have to wait a long time. So I've been trying desperately to schedule my postpartum Pap and IUD fitting for one of Xan's days off or early in the morning of a day he closes.

I had an appointment scheduled and then found out that my insurance wouldn't cover my IUD (they said they would and they were wrong!). Ok, I changed the appointment and set another one for 3 weeks later to see if I could get the situation remedied by then.

My IUD shipped out on Monday via USPS. I called my OBs office today as my appointment was scheduled for tomorrow morning. IUD wasn't there in today's mail and tomorrow's mail arrives after my appointment time. Lovely. So I've spent at least 30 minutes on the phone with three different people trying to reschedule.

I know I should probably go tomorrow to at least get my pap done (one nurse told me I should and was miffed that I didn't want to have two appointments), but the appointment was already going ot make Xan late for work and if I'm going to have them spelunking down below for a Pap, I'd just as soon ahve them insert the IUD while they are down there.

Plus, it's a pain to have two drs appointments. So I've got a new appointment scheduled for the 30th. The NP has been ok'd to do both the pap and the IUD and I've been freed from having to see the dr who delivered Roark. They bent over backwards to get me scheduled. I check Xan's schedule on our fridge and he's off. Perfect!

Uhm, no. I call him and he tells me there's been a change and he's working that day. Great. Lovely. So he's going to try to change shifts. If he can't I'll ask a friend from playgroup watch Adia. I'm already going to be 10 weeks pp...that's too much as is. Bah.

Crappy crappy crappy!

Feb. 21st, 2004


I'm not surprised...

You're Element is Night. You're a loner who is very
creative but never show your work to anyone.
You may smile a little but sadness or
loneliness surround you and other can feel it
when they're near you. You have a dark or
unusual beauty that makes you mysterious and
you probably have a lot of secrets that you've
never told anyone. You're beauty is intriging
and unorthidox but the real thing that makes
you special is your eyes. Something in them
makes them like "Diamonds in the

What's Your Element(girls)? (PICTURES)
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Of course I'm not nearly as dark as the above makes it sound...but then again it's only based on 6 questions so one can't expect it to be perfect! Interesting nonetheless.

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