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Great Apes and Other Primates – National Zoo| FONZ

January 12, 2009

Great Apes and Other Primates – National Zoo| FONZ.

I gotta go see the baby gorilla. How cute is that?0

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Spreading the Word

January 12, 2009

A couple months ago, I wrote a post about my woes with a handyman hired to fix our bathrooms. Well, I am now warning anyone who lives in the D.C. area that if they need a handyman, do NOT use the company “David Works” cause he doesn’t. The handyman’s name is David Manuel and he is ignorant, unprofessional, doesn’t shut up, and lazy. He also apparently doesn’t know shit about how to fix things like he says he does. We still have a leak from our shower and we now have a large hole in the living room ceiling. Right above my nice new piano, I might add. Aaaaauuuughhh!!!!!

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Today’s Topic: Boogers

January 12, 2009

Baby Boogers, to be exact. And what a pain in the ass they are.  I can see all you mom’s out there in Ennui-land nodding your heads. If you don’t have kids, well, read on because this may affect you someday.  The reason for this post is because Princess has a cold (so do I, but that’s besides the point, I can blow my nose). It’s her second cold, so I know the drill of all the stuff I’m supposed to do. I have one end of her crib mattress elevated and we sit in a steamy bathroom for a few minutes before bedtime every night. We have a cool mist humidifier in her room, though, truthfully, she seems to sleep better the nights I don’t turn it on, so I’m skipping it. Maybe I’ll put it in my room. It’s less work to clean than the warm humidifier we have in there. And, last but not least, I squirt saline up her nose and suck out all the boogers with a nose bulb. Princess absolutely hates this. She acts like I’m sucking her brains out. I don’t know if it’s the messing with her nose or the fact that I have to hold her still. She doesn’t like being held still. She hates having her nails clipped for the same reason (and I don’t want to hear that you should cut a baby’s nails while they’re sleeping – I’ve tried and it just wakes her up).  But, I use the nose bulb religiously and every night we go through the screaming wriggling routing while I attempt to clear out her nostrils so the kid can breathe. I usually give up after several times. I’ve realized since becoming a parent that I have much less patience that I thought I did. Another mom I talked to suggested I get one of those battery-operated nasal aspirators. It plays music to distract the child and gets all the boogers out, so she said. So, I ordered it off of Amazon and it will hopefully be here by tomorrow. After I use it, I’ll review it here and let you know if it worked or not.  Well, I’ve gotta go. Snot Child has managed to push all of her toys out of her reach, so I should give her a couple back. Later!

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Wednesday’s Word

January 6, 2009

Today’s word is:
scapegrace • \SKAYP-grayss\ • noun
: an incorrigible rascal

This one appealed to me because when he was younger (he’s straightened out a bit since then) Hubby was a scapegrace. He had a mohawk – which I have yet to see up in a picture, it’s only down in the photos his folks have – ran away a bunch of times, and was basically an all-around rebellious punk.  Good thing he’s changed his ways. My only hope is that Princess will take after me and my in-laws haven’t cursed us by Telling Hubby they hope he has a child like he was. lol.

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I’m ba-ack!

January 6, 2009

I’m back from my holiday hiatus. We had a nice Christmas. It was just us, in our own home for the first time since Hubby and I were married (that’s 8 years). We got a big Christmas tree (fake) and had aquiet dinner at home. Christmas morning, Princess and I went to church. It was her first time and she behaved very well. Everyone thought she was very cute. New Years we headed up to my brother’s place in New Jersey. My nephews love the baby, especially the eight year old. We discovered that Princess has a preference for women over men. It was the funniest thing. She’d look at my sister-in-law and get a huge gin on her face and giggle, then she’d look at my brother and get very serious. She did the same to my aunt and uncle. Go figure. We also got to see the last remaining turkey from a batch my brother and the gang hatched from eggs. The turkey stays near the house and will even try to come in if the door’s open. hilarious. I’ll be starting back up with my regular posts after this, so keep on reading!

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Wednesday’s Word

December 16, 2008

doolally

PRONUNCIATION:
(DU-lah-lee)
MEANING:
adjective: Irrational, deranged, or insane.

I do believe my child will cause me to go doolally, if not now, then at some point in her lifetime. Bring on the meds! Where’s a therapist when you need one?

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Explanation of last week’s writer’s Workshop post

December 15, 2008

The show I was quoting was Pinky and the Brain,originally part of the Animaniacs series.  Here’s a clip of the into. You can find lots of clips on YouTube.