Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I'm Blogging Again...

Please visit me at my new blog...

Where I talk about my health and fitness and life with my crazy kiddos and loveable hubby!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

New Hair (again) and a Science Test

Hopefully this Do will last a little longer than the last 3 or so.

Below is a Science test that my 3rd grader took, he missed two. How many of the answers do you know? Without cheating. :)

1. What holds an atom together?
2. What gives liquid the ability to flow or pour?
3. List an element that is a metalloid.
4. What is a chemical change?
5. What is a compound and give me an example of one?
6. What does the atomic number tell you?
7. What are the three subatomic particles that make up an atom?
8. What makes one element different from each other?
9. What is the atomic symbol for Iron?
10. What is the atomic number for the element Ge?
11. What is a molecule?
12. C6 H12 O6 gives us what compound?
13. What is a physical change?
14. What are at least 4 characteristics of a metal?
15. How many protons are there in Potassium?
16. What are Metalloids?
17. What subatomic particle has a negative charge?
18. What is mass?

I love his school.

Monday, April 26, 2010

A Conversation With My Son

D: When I'm a teenager will you drop me off at the mall to shop by myself.

Me: Yes. I'll also drop you off at movies and other places. But I don't think you would want to be dropped off at the mall to shop. You'd probably want to go there to pick up chicks.

D: MOM!!! No I wouldn't! I don't even like girls.

Me: You will one day, trust me.

D: Maybe.

Me: You don't like any girls right now?

D: Well, yeah I do.

Me: WHO!?!?

D: She's a 4th grader.

Me: (Gasps) An older woman!?

D: (Laughing)

Me: What's her name?

D: Jessica.

Me: Does she like you?

D: I don't know.

Me: Is she pretty?

D: (Nods) Yes.

Me: Have you talked to her?

D: No. I just walk by and look at her.

Me: LMAO!!! So is she your first crush?

D: No.

Me: What!!!

D: I had a crush on a 2nd grader when I was in 2nd grade. She liked me too.

Me: (Hand on chest) My goodness! Have you kissed a girl?

D: NO!!! I'm only 8 Mom!

Me: I'm just making sure. Whew!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

So It Is True

Today I got my proof that stress is no good for MS. I already believed it but I hadn't really experienced it clearly until today. If you're not my friend on Facebook, here's some of what you've missed.

Posted Sunday at 9:20am

Dear Neighbor,

I am not going to bitch you out after discovering nearly one hundred cigarette butts in my yard and only ONE in your yard. However, after I am finished raking up all your crap and my sun-dried mulch, I will take note that there are NO MORE butts in my yard. AND, if I find one, YOU WILL KNOW! Take care and enjoy your Sunday!


Your Annoyed Neighbor

Posted on Monday at 8:30pm

Boy-oh-boy! I'm living next door to a cult. A screaming, singing at 8pm in the backyard, always giving me their opinion, my dad can beat your dad, Ms. Smarty Pants 9yr old, my goodness is that cement on your window from our new walkway, cigarette butt throwin', how do you like the new muscle on the block (referring to his POS truck), hey I did 15 minutes on the ellipitical today, CULT!

Posted Today around 10:30am

UNBELIEVABLE!!! My neighbors son is sitting on the fence between our houses encouraging Kouma to bark. WTF is wrong with these people! And why the fuck isn't he in school?!

So there you have it! I live next door to STRESS. Today was the day that did me in, that made me say, "Dang, stress really does mess me up". After giving the "little juvie" (as my friend so kindly referred to him as) the evil eye, he finally got off the fence and retreated back into Pee-Wee's Playhouse. Not even a minute later my vision was freaking out and a headache was forming in my favorite spot, right temple. Ugh!!

Now, two doses of Extra Strength Tylenol and 9 hours later, it's starting to wear off. I put my glasses on to help ease the desire to rip my eyeballs out of my head. Because really, who wants to ruin a perfectly good pair of contacts. Anyway, it seems to be working.

I am so thankful for my wonderful hubby who bears the load of the stress in our lives. And tomorrow, I'll have him all to myself, in a meeting, with lots of other people. More on that later. Maybe.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

MS Moment

I had a moment last night, let's call it an MS moment. I grabbed my notepad that sits beside my bed and I started to write. Here's what I said.

"I'm not happy at the moment. It's 8:30pm on Thursday night and I'm sipping on a glass of wine and pondering my current predicament. I've just returned from a one hour pilates class and I feel beaten. What makes this feeling worse is that I've been exercising daily for the past 3 weeks, trying to get my body in TIP-TOP shape.

I thought I would kick ass in this class but it was quite the opposite. My legs felt weak and my lower back was burning. A feeling that can best be described as though it were like my muscles were beind ripped away from one another.

I know what people mean now when they say it feels like their legs weigh a thousand pounds. It feels like each one of my legs weighs one hundred pounds. No joke. Is it MS? Is it just fatigued legs from all the work I've been putting them through. I'm betting it's all the hard work but who knows.

Having this feeling has made me angry. I feel weak and incapable and it's pissing me off!

Tears. Tears. Tears.

And I'm done."

Last night I was really concerned that when I woke up, I wouldn't be able to walk. I definitely think I was over-reacting and being way too hard on myself. Of course, this morning when I got up, I walked just fine. I'm still extremely sore but I'm pretty positive now that this is because of all the working out I've been doing.

I was sad because I felt bad for those who have this pain and inability to walk for days, weeks, months, years, and maybe even for a lifetime due to MS. I seriously hope it never comes to that point for me. And I hope that a cure is soon to come for those who are much worse off than I.