Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ow part 2

Nothing is broken but my left foot is swollen about the size of my head. My right foot is hurt as well. I am hobbling around like a 90 year old woman.

Ava tried to make me lemonade while I was laid up. She was also good at getting me ice packs.

Friday, April 29, 2011

OW

I have twisted BOTH my ankles trying to help my little shit dog Lola. I should just ignore my dog in the future.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Underwater Superhero who plays music

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Conversations in Crackerville

Crazy Old Grandmother in Law(COG): There is a gentleman at the bowling alley who keeps asking me out.
Minjenah: Okay.
COG: But I am not ready for sex yet.
Minjenah: Just because you go out on a date with someone does not mean you have to have sex.

And then I realized why she kept warning me that when my child hits puberty she will be a slut. Because COG was a slut who gave it up on the first date. Bear in mind, the last date she was on was in 1940 something.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ava and her Daddy

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sick Baby

Now that I am over all my shit, Ava has a 102 temp.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Tv when you are sick

When you are sick, you eat chicken soup and ginger ale. But I have discovered that when you are too weak to appreciate TV storylines, Lifetime movies go down just fine.

Here are the plotlines:
1) Woman married to a bad man who beats her gets away
2) Child is kidnapped from a woman who has a bad man in her life
3) Plucky single girl has a "meet cute" with an unlikely fellow that leads to love

Crackerville

We did our twice yearly visit to see the people who only have illegitmate children and eat terrible food.

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Ava had fun.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Getting back in the groove of things

I have eaten real food in the last two days. And it has not come back up!

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Other News

Other news:
1) We went to the symphony. Last year we took Ava to the symphony and IT BLEW HER MIND. She remembered everything about it. It was the Disney symphony.

2) We got a new car a week ago. The same time I got sick.

3) I have gall stones.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Too much time with Grandma

Too much time with Grandma makes mama bitchy

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Freaked

Ava is a bit perturbed with her mommy being so sick.

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She looks so grown.

Feeling Better

Well I have been very sick. I am an interesting shade of green. I have eaten since Friday night: saltines, ginger ale (this shit is GENIUS- the SEAGRAMS brand), and saltines. I have lost 13 pounds. This is in addition to the 4 pounds I have lost during pregnancy. Yeah, this pregnancy has been weird.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sick

I usually post daily but I have been sick. Icky, smelly sick. I will not elaborate but to say that I have spent way too much time in a toilet.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sour Cream

It is very hard for my child to eat sour cream without getting it on her face. I have the same problem.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

From Ava to Charlotte

Charlotte

Today is my niece's birthday. She turned one. I like her. I think she has a kick ass auntie. Actually, she has THREE kick ass aunties but I was referring to me.

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I took this photo in December.

Milk

This baby LOVES milk. Did I ever mention that I do not like milk?

This is so weird! There is a little fungus in my body demanding a liquid that I dislike. Benne (like the seed) will not let me go to sleep without drinking a glass of milk first.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

YeeHaw

This is Ava's favorite stuffed animal. It is a unicorn she named YeeHaw. She sleeps with him every night. Also, Dora jammies.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Tribe Softball

Yohboh plays softball one day a week. This time, we tagged along.

Here is yohboh:

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Here is Durty:
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And here is my child running the bases with a juice box. Notice the cute hot pink Atlanta Braves Hat.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Waiting for cake

The longest wait is for a slice of cake.


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Saturday, April 09, 2011

Friday, April 08, 2011

Thursday, April 07, 2011

This little light of mine

The power being out

So Ava and I were left to our own devices without power a few days ago. I decided that we would go to IHOP for breakfast. We rarely go out to eat and IHOP is nearby.

Ava ordered a funny face pancake. Here is the description from the menu, "A big chocolate chip pancake dusted with powdered sugar and a whipped topping smile." It is 450 calories.

I tried a bite of it and it was so sweet. It was DIABETES on a plate! I ended up only letting Ava eat about 1/4 of it and she ate most of my breakfast, which was the the two egg breakfast. Which may not have been a lot better but who gives a four year old pure sugar for breakfast?

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Dentist visit

Look how clean my teeth are mommy. It's because I went to the dentist.

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

More Later

Our power was out until about two hours ago, so I will have to discuss my day tomorrow.

Not having internet makes me pissy.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Curly Hair

It's going to rain soon. Ava's hair is super curly.

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Oh yeah,

Oh yeah, I am pregnant. 13 weeks. Told all the major players (ie the grandparents) yesterday.

Today the internet.

PCOS and me

I wrote this on July 10 of last year:

So yohboh and I have been trying to conceive another baby.

It is not going well. Well the sex part goes great, but the end result is no baby yet.

I have had repeated trips to doctors and LOTS AND LOTS of blood drawn. At first, it was thought I had a slow thyroid.

Well in addition to the thyroid thing, I have been diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. Or PCOS for short. PCOS has a lot of awesome symptoms including unexplained weight gain, difficulty losing weight, hairiness, mood swings and increased chances for cancer in my reproductive parts.

When we were trying to have Ava, I was concerned about the fact that I had been on birth control for 18 years and how that would affect my fertility. We had Ava pretty much immediately. Turns out, I had a reason to be concerned.

So I am on a new treatment which includes the absence of carbs and sugar. Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE CARBS and now I know why. My stupid body thinks it is starving so it contantly craves carbs. So now I have to cut them out.

And I cannot stop thinking about Nutter Butters.....

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Taking a rest

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This is the very rare moment of a four year old taking a break.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Champion Eater

Ava ate two hot dogs for dinner. I ate one. Her belly is so distended!

Ava and daddy had a long nap this afternoon.

Friday, April 01, 2011

When a four year old picks her outfit

Her fashion sense is astounding. Notice the heart motif on the sock and jacket. That was not accidental.

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Two things

1) I really like the socks the model is wearing on the cover of Hustler this month. They are a cute blue argyle.

2) Since the New York Times is being all miserly and charging for their content, I am now reading Al Jazeera. Take THAT Grey Lady!