Can't believe I didn't post this one earlier. A trip to Baby Power turned into a "dance party" when the play coordinator on staff-- (Senor-G) had his guitar out. He walked around the facility and played his guitar... and Camden was not interested in the toys or the other kids... he just stood in front of Senor-G and danced his little booty off! Medium(s): Watercolor, micron ink and fabric in Watercolor Moleskine
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
that he is sick and leave message after message (stating his FULL name,
date of birth, time you called and number you can be reached at within
the next 30-minutes--YAHRIGHT)... and then NEVER get a call back. We
called Tuesday when we were all sick. No call back. We called
Wednesday. We called the after hours staff on Wednesday night when he
was continually puking over and over again. No call back. I called
today. Still no call back. NO CALL. Not a SINGLE call back from even
ONE of the numerous messages left. (You know, cell phones document
these things, so YOU KNOW if they called and you just "didn't hear it",
or "couldn't get to the phone"...... right! So today I debated about
marching up there, and decided that I shouldn't. Knowing me I'd fly
off the handle and I would probably say things that I shouldn't say in
public. My goal: To find another pediatrician-- FAST! And... can you
report these things? Does anyone know? It's really irritating to have
a sick kid and to go through this... all the while feeling like my
hands are tied. I mean, I PAY for healthcare... shouldn't I get it?
What's the opposite of care? Don't care? Ok, so I'm paying for
Healthdon'tcare. That's a nice way to spend money. I can just hear
the echos of my elders... "A good healthcare plan is a must!"...
yeah.... it is... I have the plan but no action. What's a plan without
any action taken? A healthcare what? Ok I'm rambling.
So, on to the next reason why I love this world we live in.
I got into a car accident the day before my birthday... January 24,
2007. Yes it was *technically* my fault, but I SWEAR the other guy was
speeding and I was driving slow as Christmas. *But we won't go
there...* Where we WILL GO is to the repair shop... UNIVERSAL
COLLISION, and the lovely CAPITAL EUROCARS -- hmm, more about Capital
Eurocars later, when I have more time... there is a history there!!!
SO my car is at UC and CE for repairs. UC being the main people in
charge. It was dropped of Feb. 5 -- and I JUST GOT IT BACK TODAY!!!!
They promised it would be ready over and over, to no avail...
meanwhile, the wonderful Florida weather turned from nice and cool to
hot and ... da da da da da daaaaaaa HUMID! AND the lovely rental car
decided to NOT HAVE A WORKING AIR CONDITIONER... which I didn't notice
right off the bat on account of the weather. Well, today was a good
day because we got the call.......and finally it was REALLY ready! So
I went to pick it up and I was happy... oh how I missed my car... with
the leather seats and the driving ease. Yes, VW's are FUN cars to
drive (in comparison to others,
*ahemRENTALSWITHNOAIRCONDITIONERahem*)... and I was glad to have MY CAR
BACK. So, I was happy-- happy as I could be-- I came home, had dinner,
put the baby to bed, and went to Publix. Where I NOTICED that the BABY
STROLLER THAT IS ALWAYS IN THE TRUNK OF MY VW WAS ....................
da-da-da-da......... M I S S I N G!!!!!!!!!!!! YES, NOT THERE! I had
a cow right there in the Publix parking lot. People were looking at me
as I stood there, staring into my trunk *like I had just found
something that belongs on the set of CSI saying ohmygodohmygodohmygod,
all the while fumbling in my huge mamma purse for my cell phone.... TO
CALL MY HUSBAND SO HE COULD GET FIRED UP AND CALL THESE PEOPLE!!!!!!
So I called him... I said "Hey..... we've got a problem. He goes
"UHHHHH, WHAT?" ... and I (calmly) say "The stroller isn't in the
trunk.... and it WAS in the trunk when I dropped the car off to the
body shop. And he said "OK?".... "So?".... "It's a stroller, big
deal."..... and I'm thinking BIG DEAL? BIG DEAL? BIG DEAL????? YES
it's a big deal!!!! ... and he went on to say how I didn't really use
it that much... and blah blah blah, but whatever. It's MY stoller that
I planned on using for future babies and that HIS Nana had bought for
us... and we have the matching baby seat, and it's the perfect shade of
green.... and it's MISSING... and how are we going to PROVE that it was
there, and my mind was racing as I'm wondering what to say next. So I
didn't say anything, I called my mother in law who also loves to bitch
about PEOPLE and who would understand. And she did. And she added in
her "story of the day" and we made each other feel better. That was
that. Man I hope we get the stroller back. (I wonder if my husband
would be upset if, say, his BASEBALL GLOVE was missing out of the car
when we got it back?!) Oh, I hear him talking in my head about how THAT is more important than a stroller............. hahhaha, MEN!
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
I got a watercolor moleskine this evening! I have about five pages left in my moleskine sketchbook and I decided to get the watercolor one this time-- this was my first entry... it was fun! This was inspired by Fairyopolis! --A cool illustrated "catch all" journal that talks ALL ABOUT fairies! I loved it! :))) Here is an awesome link to a photo of a Fairy Ring. And of course, there is scientific evidence that fairy rings are made by natural causes. I love this fairy's tiara.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Tide Simple Pleasures Vanilla & Lavender. I love this stuff. Love it, love it, love it. I know what it smells like, but each time I buy a new bottle, I unscrew the cap and sniff it like I've never smelled it before. (And I feel totally comfortable doing this because no one in the store KNOWS that I buy this scent and have since it came out... so it does not look strange that I'm *sniffing* it.) It smells WONDERFUL! What could be more wonderful than a field of Lavender with a hint of Vanilla? It's like having a Starbucks Vanilla Latte served to me in the middle of a Lavender Farm. AND of course the purple bottle. It's just... pretty! AND I love the commericals that they use to advertise this stuff... This One is Sweet (Love the Song!!). And... this one..., because who does not love a vintage commerical? *AND* because this is the "ocean of creativity" I felt like I just had to use this one!
"What a wonderful sight when your wash is done, the cleanest clean under the sun..." (Love the song but still waiting to see the sight of ALL THE WASH done!)..........
My Mt. Everest of laundry is now a smaller, flatter mountain. AND my husband actually put laundry AWAY yesterday. We're getting somewhere. Yay!
Saturday, March 10, 2007
We know Camden is sleeping well when he is sleeping in this position. It is such a cute position that I had to capture it here. I am not great at drawing faces and thought about leaving the face blank because of it... but I attempted it here. It sort of looks like a girl, but I was trying to get his bold features-- his long eyelashes and scarlet lips!
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Monday, March 05, 2007
MarchATC "A space of my own"
CMP March Exchange: A Space Of My Own. I HAD to do something like this, because as a mom sometimes it feels like I need to be a thousand miles away to have my own space!!!!! The card is dimensionally sound... it just looks strange because of my camera angle... and I did this angle so I could get my mini book and pen that is inside the hammock! I created this from cardstock, magazine clippings, ribbon, brads, paper, stamps and stick-on letters. The gold brads are supposed to be "twinkle lights"... and I WANTED to put a tropical drink on here but couldn't figure out how to do that............... So here it is!
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Friday, March 02, 2007
I have been meaning to scrapbook my wedding photos but haven't gotten "around to it" because I was not into it before we had children and now that we have Camden, I scrapbook HIM all the time~! SO, this week's challenge "LUCK" allows me to do one page for my wedding album, and one baby scrapbook page... which will be my St. Patrick's Day card..............COMING SOON (I still need to get the photo!!!) :))))))))))