Thursday, December 24, 2009
Andre and Anna had a couple (well, quite a few fits), but besides that it's been enjoyable. I'm really tired because I didn't sleep well, I'm on my second cup of coffee and I've snuck some sugar cookies the kids made with their big sister, her boyfriend and his twin sisters last night.
Sometime over the weekend I'll share pictures of everything with you. Tomorrow Amber and I will celebrate Christmas Day together by opening the gifts from each other, spending time together and just enjoying the day. Well, it looks like we all are having to Christmases, huh? How cool is that!?
Before I conclude, let me express something to you - my wonderful friends: My intention was to send those whose addresses I have thoughtful cards and expressions of my love, it was to mail closer friends their gifts, write letters and mail everything in a timely manner. That SO didn't happen. Please know that it wasn't intentional. I didn't forget; I just didn't plan well. If you get a gift, card or letter late - or not at all - I still thought of you, I still love you and I still wish you the happiest of Christmas and an extremely joyous New Year.
Take care, my friends, and have a Merry Christmas Eve.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
- Clean bathroom
- Vacuum house
- Sweep and mop bare floors
- Clean out kids' closet
- Wash and put away dishes
- Put away laundry
- Remove boxes, etc. from office
- Start another box for friend's baby
Once the holidays are over I hope that things get back to the way they were. You know, mildly chaotic.
How are you making out these last couple of days before Christmas morning? Finished shopping? Wrapping?
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
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"One day at a time..." That's been my motto for the last two years. Not too long ago, a woman I have high respect for asked me about my goal(?), plan(?) or expectations(?) for the next year. I can't think of the exact word she used and I was stumped for an answer. I just take one day at a time.
After 15 years of being a writer, I can't give up now. I've worked as a reporter for a daily newspaper and as an editor and writer for monthly magazines. I've written web content and, of course, this blog.
Writing is my passion and I hope in the process I will not only succeed, but bring enlightenment, education, joy and entertainment to those who read my words.
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All of the above, except maybe the venting, and more!
I'm sitting on the couch enjoying the last minutes or so of quiet. None of the children are home and I'm trying to maximize on my quiet computer time in order to complete some work. But, you know how it is when you're trying to finish something and you begin to feel anxious? It's like there's something lurking around the corner.
Well, this time it's lurking around the corner of my brain.
I mean really, can I get a little focus here?
Deep ooohmmm-ing breath. Closing of the eyes. Breathing from the stomach...
Okay. Let's get to it.
Today is Tuesday and here at It's a woman's world that usually means it's time to talk about health and weight loss. Problem is I don't really feel like talking about that. I will tell you, however, that I had a really bad "attack" over the weekend and I'm feeling much better. Sore. But I feel somewhat human again. The regular aches and pains are hanging around (like old smelly friends) and the tiredness is keeping me company (like a blanket that smells like mothballs...). Other than that: It's all peaches and roses. No, strawberries and chocolate. Wait! I've got it: It's all strawberries, rose petals & chocolate. Deep dark chocolate.
Oops... more digression.
I've been busy clicking away trying to keep the dollars rolling in to replace the mullah I spent on Christmas gifts. It's great to be able to get my children some of the things they want, but it's almost like I can hear the money falling from my pockets. No complaints. I actually feel only a smidgen of anxiety compared to the overwhelming suffocation I felt last year. I can't find the anxiety post, but I thought you would like a peek at the children from this time last year. It's amazing how much they've changed in just a year.
Finally, please forgive me if I've been MIA at your blog or site. Everything should get back in order when I get more organized with my own laptop. A laptop I'm being forced to buy because mine died. SIGH... Okay, I'm not going to get anxious about that 'cause if I don't have one (Amber's taking hers back to school with her) then I can't work. If I can't work then I die.
If I can't work then I don't make money. So, let me get back to it. Wish me luck and if you're feeling in the Christmas spirit and want to express your love by purchasing me a laptop (a Toshiba or an HP... ooohhhh, a Dell!) then feel free to do so. I don't want to hold you back from the true meaning of Christmas. ;)
Sorry. I digress.
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Sunday, December 20, 2009
My daughter, Amber, her boyfriend and the younger children have been in and out, 'round about while I fall asleep in my bed, on the couch, eat, stumble around, get on the computer and do some work or just click randomly around... Another thing (which should also make you happy) is that I got out of the house for about an hour or two yesterday. It was a chore showering and dressing, but I briefly enjoyed some good conversation and salad. So, see, I do relax. Ahem.
Oh, the real reason for this post was to tell you about forgetting to give my children dinner tonight. It's almost 8 p.m. and their big sister is giving them a bath. I am trying to finish up some work and be finished with my daugher's laptop by the time she's ready to use it. I went to the bathroom and was thinking, "Why am I so hungry?" Then it dawned on me that we had eaten a late lunch. I fed the children at about 4 p.m. Well, the two middle children ate around 2 originally then they came in from outside and ate again with Anna would had been taking a nap. That was at 4.
So I'm wracking my brain to some up with something for them to eat. You should see the look my oldest daughter gave me when she realized we didn't eat dinner. She, of course, was out. I, of course, was in the bed.
Hmmm?? Maybe I should nap some more. Think that'll work?
How's your weekend going? Did you get any rest? Are you getting busier as the holiday gets closer or not?
DISCLAIMER: Yes, I know this post is random and I also realize there may be misspellings or inaccurate word usage. I hope this isn't the moment someone considering me for an assignment is reading and decides against hiring me 'cause I sound like a lazy, clueless, neglectful nut. I assure you (I'm saying in my best, most professional voice), I am only like that off duty. LOL... Okay, that didn't help my case any. An-t-ways, have a good night.
Mead Johnson, Maker of Enfamil, Loses Multi-Million Dollar False Advertising Case Against Store-Bran
U.S. District Court Judge James R. Spencer issued his written rulings yesterday following the November 10th jury verdict. Judge Spencer’s written rulings permanently enjoined Mead Johnson from making any false statements concerning PBM's infant formula, including the claims Mead Johnson previously made in Enfamil advertising that "It may be tempting to try a less expensive store brand, but only Enfamil LIPIL is clinically proven to improve brain and eye development," and "there are plenty of other ways to save on baby expenses without cutting back on nutrition." The Court also ordered Mead Johnson to retrieve from the public domain all advertising or promotional materials containing these or any other false claims about PBM's store brand infant formula.