Monday, December 31, 2007

Christmas break

We just returned from our big trip around Lake MyState, visiting both sides of the family. Highlights:

  • J-Vo's overnight belly bloop. New Vo is now visible!
  • A-Vo's memorization of and obsession with "Hark the Herald Angels Sing," causing a near-reenactment of the famous scene in "It's a Wonderful Life" in which George Bailey flips out when his daughter plays it on the piano for the 900,00th time.
  • K-Di's (my sister) critique of my dad's new hat: "It's's not my favorite....actually it's kind of horrible."
  • A-Vo's reaction to a suggestion that she wear a Santa hat: "It's not pink!"
  • We saw not 1, but TWO movies IN THE THEATER! That makes THREE in 1 month's time!

A funny from my dad:

Courtesy of my dad (T-Yo):

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey.
Along came a spider
And sat down beside her,
And said,

"Hey bitch! What's in the bowl?"

That cracks me up every time.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Full-out mommyhood.

It's hard to be hip and a mommy.

For the past 2 1/2 years, I've been fighting the inevitable pull of the "mommy purse." Up until 2 weeks ago, I insisted on carrying around my small, stylish black purse that holds little more than my wallet and keys. HOwever, since A-Vo has become a potty-using machine, I've had to start carrying around extra clothes, socks, Hello Kitty underwear, and a plastic bag in case of accidents. This extra supply does not fit in my cute purse. So I've had to upgrade to the big mommy bag.

Sigh. I'm still cool, right??

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Dina Lohan is psyched right about now.

Dina Lohan is doing her own brand of happy dance right now....since Lynne Spears has gone into hiding over Britney's latest antics at the gas station and 16 y/o Jamie Lynn's announcement of pregnancy to OK Magazine. Dina's all, "YES! Lindsay's outta rehab and has become BORING! Maybe NOW people will think I'm almost a good mom!!"

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I don't care!

Despite the fact that I'm being outvoted 5-1, I remain committed to my belief that Little House on the Prairie is indeed a Western. And how many of you naysayers have actually read the whole series of books? I bet zero.

Which leads me to my next topic: how is it that the Marquette Golden Warriors were forced by the PC police to change their mascot to the Golden Eagles, while the Washington Redskins remain the same??? A golden warrior is a generic description of a fighter. "Redskin" is DEROGATORY. Go figure.

Thursday, December 13, 2007



Monday, December 10, 2007

Potty princess

I'm sure all of you have been on the edge of your (potty) seat waiting to hear about this...but A-Vo, seemingly overnight, has become a potty-peeing superstar. She is livin' large in her Hello Kitty big-girl underwear right now.

My daughter is amazing!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Mission: impossible- ACCOMPLISHED.

Stick it on a banner on an aircraft carrier in the Gulf...I successfully completed my timecard AND got my work email access (100% b/c my nurse took my test for me, but hey. I have it. And inall fairness, I had her cheat off my OSHA tests, so we're even).

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

I don't wanna be no stupid grrrrl.

Timecards are dumb.

They are especially dumb when one is a salaried employee (i.e. NOT paid by the hour).

So you can imagine the surprise I had when I was told by the Human Resources chick that I had to fill one out biweekly. She handed me this 8 x 11" card, with many complex rows, columns, abbreviations, and no clear instructions. So I asked her, "How do I fill this out?" With a blank stare on her face she replied, "Um, it's a timecard. You just fill it out." Ohhhhhhhhh.

So I "just filled it out." And apparently, despite my 13 years of higher education, did it incorrectly and have since been subject to many frenzied, panicked phone calls from various accounting offices exclaiming over whether or not I was going to do it right the next time.

Because god forbid that someone who is automatically paid to work 32 hours per week notate said hours incorrectly on a timecard that looks like it was printed in 1937. And god also forbid her employer from demonstrating the secret hospital timecard language upon hiring.

Sunday, December 2, 2007


Big news!

Nu-Vo is due on 6/26!!!