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What is wrong with this picture??


So, this is very stranGe…. look closely….just what is GoinG on here??  Yep, thinGs are indeed odd at Mama’s house.




Sure, maybe it’s a little gross.  We had the lid off the cage because, well, it was where our little rattie used to live that we had to have euthanized over the weekend… this was just the next day, and we hadn’t gotten it cleaned out and put away yet.  But, you have to admit it’s also pretty hilarious…the cat so loves to check out the rats, and I guess he figured this was a way to get as close as possible…and who knows, maybe it’s comfortable??

Scrambled Ramblings of a Tired Mind


Is it just me, or does it seem really weird to have instructions for a blind person (Braille and a place to plug in headphones for oral instructions) on a drive-up ATM??

Why is it that it’s past midnite, and yet my 10 yr. old daughter just yelled downstairs to me that she needs "another hug"??

Today was one of the Top Ten crappy days.  We didn’t get any school done..;  oh, wait, she did do her Handwriting, and I just found the book on the livingroom floor with the cover mangled and torn.  What??  We had a lovely little argument this morning…. because – as usual – she wasn’t paying attention, and this time it meant her spilling my just-poured mug of hot coffee all over my arm, the desk, my lesson plans, the desk chair, the carpet.. etc, etc,  Then Alan called and wanted me to bring his laptop to him…which was fine, obviously we needed a break from our morning… but then he was irritated with me because it took me too long to get there….. (sorry, he didn’t say it was urgent)  and as I was pulling out I hit the side of the garage door opening with my car side mirror and smooshed the wood….. uh, how long have I used this particular garage now??? Idiot.   Today was supposed to be house cleaning day.  Ha ha ha.  That’s all I have to say about that. Then we got to the library too late and it was closed.  And I cannot get my stinkin’ checkbook to balance and I’ve been trying since yesterday!!!! 

I believe I should have gone back to bed this morning and started over.  Or just stayed there.  I will go to bed now.


Today’s Question: Should I get the surgery?


Today was the 3rd day in a row that I threw up.  Which isn’t pretty.  Which is why my font today is.  But maybe it’s too pretty.  Gosh, can you even read this?

Alrighty then, something fun, instead…but maybe smaller…

You have to understand, I am just having some fun, here!  Oh, how I love nifty new fonts!  But back to the issue at hand….surgery.  I have reflux because I have a Hiatal hernia.  Which means that the sphincter muscle (yeah, I said ‘sphincter’ – go ahead, laugh, you know you want to – get it out of your system – are ya done??) anyway, it’s the muscle between the bottom of the esophagus and the stomach.  What it is supposed to do is open up when you need to swallow food, then close up tight until you need food to go down again.  The trouble is, mine does not close.  It’s something you are born with, but it didn’t use to cause me too much grief.  I had lots of undiagnosed tummy aches when I was a kid, and then in my teens and twenties, I would have terrible indigestion if I went too long in between meals.  But that was it.  When I became pregnant for the 1st time at 35, I began to throw up.  A lot.  At least once a day, every day, the whole pregnancy.  I even threw up a few times in the delivery room.  And I have had trouble ever since.  It would seem that the hormonal ‘soft muscle’ thing and the constant puking stretched it out worse than it had been before.  I had a…I forget what you call it, a scope thingy, where they put a camera down your esophagus and check you out.  The doctors think I should have surgery to pull it tight again.  Which seems cool, except it’s a one-way fix…you can swallow, but you can never throw up again…ever.  Not even if you have the flu.  Which seems like an issue.  But after years of medicine to keep the barfing at bay, I am thinking that maybe surgery is the better option.   My insurance company quit paying for the meds that worked well.  Surprise.  This week I tried something else, and I am downright miserable.  So, medicine only when I am feeling the need to throw up, or medicine every single day for the rest of my life to keep me from throwing up…. That is the question.

The Homeschool Day So Far….



Well, so far, so good!  We got started a little bit late, but that is because I forgot to set my alarm…oopsie.    Things are going well…she’s doing math right now, and not even screaming!  Wow.  We’ve had lunch, I have a load of dishes in and a load of laundry in the dryer….best school day morning we’ve had…. of course, this is just the beginning of this year, but I’m talking past years as well.   Wonder how long I can keep it up?!

Our weather today is fabulous!  Grey and rainy, which is nice because I can turn off the AC and open the windows.  Somehow it makes it seem more like a school day as well…that whole "fall feeling", I suppose.    Kiki went out and played in the hail just a bit ago…it didn’t last long, but she had fun.   I can’t say the same for the dog, who she drug outside with her…!   

Okay…I just had to go over and check Kiki’s math answers.  I was right…Saxon math is weird.  It’s going to take some getting used to (for me, that is…Kiki seems to be totally on it.) 

How do you like our "School Rules"?!  lol.   I’m totally doing the "Behavior By Bribery" bit again this year…hey, it works for us!

It’s My Birthday…and I’ll cry if I want to


Well, I don’t really feel like crying; so far so good!  Alan came home to eat lunch (he never does this) so that was a nice surprise.  Then my mom and dad called to wish me a happy day.  Kiki brought me breakfast in bed (yogurt) which I put back in the fridge (I need to be awake for awhile before I feel like eating!). 

Kiki gave me a new copy of my fave Third Day CD, which I’d had but left in the CD player of my last car when I sold it …… .dang it.   I love the song on it "Cry Out to Jesus"… it reminds me of my little sister.  And other stuff.

Alan was going to give me "Eyelash Extensions" for my birthday!  I told him I wanted them, and he actually called the salon and found out all the info!  I was impressed.  It’s not going to happen, though.  Too expensive, and you need to have "refills" every 2 – 3 weeks.  Shoot.  You see, my eyes are by far my best feature, but I have short, blonde eyelashes that don’t show up at all.  It would totally rock to have long dark lashes without having to apply mascara….well, maybe someday!

I know we’re supposed to be eating healthy, but I think I’ll have Alan and Kiki take me out for ice cream tonight : ) It is my birthday, after all!!   


How do you like the zebra booty?  lol.  Well, I am going outside to nap on my lounge chair in the sun… a moment of relaxation, my birthday gift to myself!


Oh!!  I am so irritated!  I wrote this incredibly long blog entry and then when I tried to post it, it kept telling me my "space is currently unavailable"!!  My butt  hurts from sitting on a very hard chair, and it’s very late….and I need to get up for church in the morning….  I guess I may try again, tomorrow…. how very annoying!!

Good Morning!

And I am still alive.  The house is looking pretty good… mom cleaned all 3 bathrooms –  yes, I will love her forever!!  I’d love to stay and chat, but I am off to the grocery store to buy stuff to bake for tonite…grumble mumble stupid party grumble….  I believe I will take Kiki to Starbucks on the way, though…!