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


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


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


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sick Baby

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


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


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


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!


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


Tuesday, April 19, 2011


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


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


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.


Thursday, April 14, 2011

From Ava to 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.


I took this photo in December.


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


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


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Tribe Softball

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

Here is yohboh:


Here is Durty:

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


Monday, April 11, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Waiting for cake

The longest wait is for a slice of cake.


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.


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.


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


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.


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!