Monday, June 30, 2008

Help, I've Been Possessed by a PS3!

Lord V bought a (80g) PS3 this weekend 'cuz he likes the blue ray feature and I like the games--WOO!!

*pumps fist*

I stayed up til 11:30 Saturday night playing Lego Indiana Jones (it rawks!) which made it very hard to get up at 5am for work.

I received an email from Lord V Sunday morning saying:

"I actually woke up expecting to find you on the couch like a robot playing video games instead of at work."


I have gaming needs, Peeps! NEEDS! I haven't even started on Orange Box yet!

Lay~oakie help us all!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Steamer Portland

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

MiniWarrior Triumph

Click here to watch "MiniWarrior-Triumph"

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Lord V and I worked with MiniWarrior last week to try and teach him how to ride his bike.

As he is Autistic--it's been a labor because he spaces out and forgets to pedal and he doesn't get the whole "center your body so you don't tip over" thing.

Lord V and I took turns running beside MiniWarrrior, frantically hanging on to his bike and shoving ourselves against it to hold him upright. It was exhausting to say the least.

Monday evening I received a call from MiniWarriors Dad telling me that MiniWarrior had something to tell me.

Hi Mom!

Hi Baby.

Guess what?


I learned to ride my bike!

You did?!

Yep, I sure did!

Oh my gosh! Congratulations, Son!

Thanks, Mom! I did like you said. I remember you sayin' about that kid who took 2 weeks to learn and how sometimes he fell and skinned his knees but he didn't give up and guess what?

What, Hun.

I didn't give up!

I'm so proud of you!

Yep. Me too. I'm proud too!

Wait. Wait. I've got to tell Lord V.

*bellowing up to Lord V in his library*



*proud little boy giggle on the phone*

Thank you!

I didn't give up, Mom. Just like you tole me. I didn't give up.

I'm all sorts of proud, Peeps. I got sappy, proud Momma tears.

Our MiniWarrior rocks.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Daily *Chomp*

Don't be hate'n on me for my beautifully wrapped spring roll of harmonious tastebud delight, Peeps.

Just get yerself over HERE and show me some comment luv'n

Mmm Hmm. That's right.

*Z snaps*

Daily *Snort*

The following is a conversation I had with a (male) coworker today.

Me: So...yesterday I did the total girlie thing.

CO: Wassat?

Me: I was driving home from work when I noticed a clump of daisies growing by the entry to my road. I drove home then begged Lord V to walk with me to the daisies so I could pick them.

CO: *smirk*

Me: He was very sweet. He only sighed (patiently) and shook his head when I paused to take a picture of the flowers before picking them.

CO: That wasn't a sigh. That was his soul escaping...

Sunday, June 22, 2008

My What Snaggly Ears You Have!

Look who I visited on my walk today.

Someones been nibbling on his ears.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Magic Moon

Last night the moon was huge!

I had read that the moon would appear larger than usual this week. Something to do with the position of the earth.

It was incredible to see!

I tried to capture it with my camera.

If you want to see more images, go HERE.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

News of the Wierd

This is some bizzare shizzle, Peeps!!

Woman Who Died While Watching TV Sat Unfound for 42 Years
Hedviga Golik made herself a cup of tea and sat down to watch some television in her home town of Zagreb, Croatia. Sadly, she died in her chair. This was in 1966. She was just found, 42 years later, in her time capsule mausoleum where she's been sitting ever since. She never finished her tea.

What's absurd is that she was in fact reported missing, but somehow no one ever checked her apartment, which leads me to believe no one checked anywhere. I mean, where else do you look for someone when they're missing? I don't understand it. Her neighbors apparently just assumed she moved out of her apartment, and she was finally found when the police broke in to figure out who owned the place.

A police spokesman said: "When officers went there, they said it was like stepping into a place frozen in time. The cup she had been drinking tea from was still on a table next to the chair she had been sitting in and the house was full of things no one had seen for decades. Nothing had been disturbed for decades, even though there were more than a few cobwebs in there."

Well, that's unsettling. [DailyRecord; img]

Hump Day!

It's Hump Day, Peeps!

You know the drill.

Sing it with me now...

It's my Fridayyyyyyyy! WOoP wOoP!

Let's see if I can make it a weekend without a visit to the Emergency clinic!

I swear--this past month between MiniWarriors "I've got tick disease"...

The golf balls that took up residence in my throat glands...

and the full body pock plague that ensued from evicting the golf balls from my glandular condo...

I'm done, Peeps. Done!

I've got weekend plans, Baby. Plans! What are they you say?

1. Finish my new Janet Evanovich book, "Fearless Fourteen" she rocks

2. Set up the tent in the backyard for MiniWarrior cuz today's his last day of 4th grade and we must christen the beginning of Summer vacation! *sniffs a Mom tear* my babies growin' up!

3. I got's Peeps comin' for a visit on Friday and...

4. Saturday I got's a Party. Partayyyyy!

Bring it on, Suckahs.

Bring it!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Breakfast of Champions??

I went to chat with my coworker this morning.
He was getting ready to gnosh on his breakfast sandwich.

I burst out laughing when I saw it and had to take a picture of it for you Peeps.

Coworker: Stop mockin my weiner!

Me: Bwahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Greek Celebration

The Greek restaurant--famous for its giant purple octopus mascot--in downtown Portland, is celebrating 30 years of business.

They make a mean tuna hogie sandwich! Huzzah!


A Piece of Paradise

The Sun made its first Pre-Summertime debut this weekend.

Lord V, MiniWarrior and I dragged all the lawn furniture out then celebrated with a picnic lunch.

Yesterday I was trapped inside at work and longed to feel the Sunshine on my Winter white--rash bruised skin. I daydreamed the work day away thinking of the cushion lined bench that sat nestled in a corner of our backyard.

I zoomed home, made some dinner for Lord V, then snatched up my pillow, book and a wine cooler and headed outside to the bench.

I lay listening to the sound of hawk cries coming from the woods and the sound of the waves, slow moving sailboats created, lapping against the shore.

My book lay unread on my tummy as my mind was filled with the feast of nature.

Lord V joined me afterwhile and we sat commpanionably sipping our drinks and reading our books.

How long will this last? I don't know. But for now? It's paradise.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Color Me Happy!

I was feeling a little blue as today's Fathers Day and my Father is gone.
I roamed around Borders bookstore poking at books during my lunch hour when I decided to get an ice coffee on my way back to work.

The girl making my ice coffee put pink whipped cream on top!

It's silly--I know--but it instantly switched my mood from melancholy to happy. :)

It takes so little.

Happy Fathers Day!

To the Daddy's, Step Daddy's and Significant Other's who work hard to create a safe and loving world for their kids.

Fathers Day Glitter Graphics

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Weekend Sickies

Its my weekend and once again--I'm sick.

This time I am covered with a rash that looks like chicken pox--but I've already had chicken pox and shingles.

I have no fever. Just mild nausea. I don't really itch. I'm just covered with unattractive plague spots.

What the hell?

Maybe I'm allergic to weekends??!


This is what I get for bragging to my coworkers how I've managed to avoid all the flu's this past year and was surprised how healthy I was...

*shakes a fist at Murphy*

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Field Trip!

Wanna see?

Come visit me HERE


Whatever your political view--I found this to be a very interesting article.
It's an interview of John McCain in 1973 of his time as a POW in Vietnam.

I couldn't help but think when I was reading it of how I would have reacted if put in a similar situation.

Would I have remained strong? Or would I have caved and turned survivalist--caring only for my welfare at the expense of others.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Grey Hair and Stress Wrinkles


Wednesday night I was laying on MiniWarriors bed, reading his encyclopedia of frogs to him, when I noticed him scratching at (what appeared to be) a dried up bug bite on his hand.

Stop scratching your bug bite.

It's not a bug bite, it's a tick bite.

Whatever. Stop scratching it.

Next day when I picked MiniWarrior up from school I noticed his hand and wrist was red by his bug bite.

Didn't I tell you to stop scratching your bug bite?

Yeah but it ITCHES!

Well stop scratching at it you're making your wrist all red.

I stopped at a store and bought MiniWarrior some large bandages and some medicine. Back at home I soothed his red wrist with medicine and gently covered it with the large bandage.

Keep the bandage on so you won't be tempted to scratch.

But it ITCHES!

Just tap it if it itches. Don't scratch!

Later that evening I took the bandage off his scratch/bug-bite and was relieved to see that his wrist looked much better. So, I slathered on more medicine and left the bandage off, sending him off to bed.

Don't scratch!

Okkkkkkkk, Mommmmm.

Next morning, MiniWarrior came to me and said his wrist really hurt. That there was a lot of "pus and blood" and that he tried not to scratch it and only tapped it, but it hadn't worked and now it hurt really badly.

I sat him down under a brighter kitchen light and took a good look at his wrist. I was alarmed to see that it was much redder!

What exactly bit you?

A tick.

How do you know it was a tick?

Ticks aren't common where we live and I was sure MiniWarrior hadn't ever seen one before.

'Cuz. It was stuck in my skin. I tried to pull it off me but it's head stuck and was really hard to get out. I took scissors and cut it off my hand.

Good Lord...

Why didn't you come tell me this?

I dunno. I took care of it.

Next time something weird like that happens you tell Momma so I can take a look at it, Ok?

I stared intently at his wrist. Those didn't look like looked like red streaking under his skin. My heart started to pound in alarm.

I went to my laptop and looked up tick bites. I felt my heart stop when I read that most ticks are benign but that some will infest its host with Lyme disease or some other bacterial disease that will manifest itself within 24-36 hours with a red rash. Symptoms closely resembling tuberculosis and meningitis...that it affected the neurological system.

Oh my god.

I called the doctor and after hearing the facts told me to bring in MiniWarrior right away. I could hear the controlled alarm in the advise nurses voice.

Now, normally I'm a pretty even emotional person. I lost it. I hid in my walkin closet, because I didn't want to alarm Miniwarrior, and broke down crying. With MiniWarriors Autism, the thought of a bacteria affecting his neurological system had me in full Mom panic.

Lord V hugged me and tried to reassure me. I was not to be soothed. I called MiniWarriors StepMom and broke down telling her what was happening and to tell MiniWarriors father what happened.

She was very nice and was able to talk me out of my immediate panic so I could get a grip and control myself before facing MiniWarrior.
MiniWarriors Father spoke to me reassuring me and requesting to be informed as soon as possible to what the doctor said. He was alarmed as he knew I wasn't a person to easily panic over something.

I raced MiniWarrior over to get his insurance card from his stepmom, then raced him over to the clinic.

They moved us into the doctors office immediately. MiniWarriors doctor whisked in and grilled MiniWarrior as to what exactly happened, how he knew it was a tick, what the tick looked like...etc.

She reassured me that it wasn't Lyme disease as there were no cases of it in Washington. I felt my heart slow down...but then speed up again when I saw the concerned look flicker across her face when she took a look at the red streaks on MiniWarriors arm.

Lets get you over to the brighter light, MiniWarrior so I can get a good look at your arm.

MiniWarrior climbed onto the doctors table and she hunched over his arm studying it.

Well...I have your diagnosis.

Oh God. Oh God. Oh dear God.

What is it?

It's red marker.



I moved from my chair and walked over to the table.

Red Marker.

The doctor held up a alcohol wipe that was tinted red. I looked down at MiniWarriors arm. No red streaks.


Hehehe...That was a pretty good joke, huh Mom?

MiniWarrior grinned nervously up at me and the Doctor burst out laughing.

You just freakin' took 5 years from my life!!

The Doc left, chuckling, after asking if she could tell her co-workers about this.

MiniWarrior is grounded until he's 60 and has to pay his Dad and my doctors bill with his allowance...

Freakin' kid.

I don't think Oil of Olay has a product to remove wrinkles caused by freakin' lyme disease scaring-red marker drawing-kids!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Hump Day Goodness!

hehehe--hump day--hehehehe

That phrase always makes me giggle like a 10 year old.

While ya'all are humpin the day away (snort) I am toiling away for another 6 hours and then its my Weekend. WOO!

Thats right, Suckahs. Its my Friday.

Save all your tears in a bottle for me, will ya?

Monday, June 02, 2008


*Drum roll*

And now...

*drummmmmmmmm illlllingi drummmmmmmm*

Without further ado...

*ratttttaaaaa ttaaaaadaaaaa tattttt*

I give you...


Monday Mondayyyy

Happy Monday to you all.

It's my Tuesday as my work week starts on Sundays.

*pokes tongue in your general direction*


I'm feeling better. Still tired as heck--but the golf balls that had taken up residence in my neck glands have moved on to swampy pastures.

Hallelujah. Amen.

A pair of our friends were married this weekend. They had a Disney themed wedding. The Bride was the Queen of Hearts and the Groom was Peter Pan.

Lord V and I went as Beauty and the Beast. I must say he looked quite dapper in his embroidered coat,lacy cravat,satin vest, and cotton knickers.

He was a most excellent sport and we had a grand time.