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Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday Fragments or My Brain is Scrambled

This is my first Friday Fragments post where you just spew a bunch of fragmented thoughts and since my brain works like this on most days, I decided to embrace the jumble and spew it forth for all to see.  If I ever manage to write a cohesive post, it's with much effort. This one should be easy.

For more ramblings from scrambled brains, check out Mrs. 4444 and her crew of fragmented minds.

* The Love Fairy wanted to bring a whoopee cushion to her kindergarten "interview" this week.  We're trying to get her into the same Catholic School that CR attends, but this year there's like 60 kids going for 30 spots and she'll just turn 5 right before the cut off date of August 1st.  She thought bringing a whoopee cushion and putting it down on the kindergarten teacher's chair would be a fantastic idea. She said after the teacher sat on it, the teacher would then jump up, and then the Love Fairy would quickly snatch the whoopee cushion away, and when the teacher said "What was that?" The Love Fairy would reply "Oh, it was just your chair."  

I'm not sure if that means she's too immature for kindergarten or just. about. perfect. for kindergarten.  Vodka Mom, care to give your expert opinion?

* I spent yesterday afternoon at the doctor with The Love Fairy because her eardrum ruptured sometime Wednesday night. Thinking back on it, it probably ruptured around 2:30 AM when she woke up screaming bloody murder and yelling "My ear hurts!"  

* After starting this week feeling like I wanted to uh, quit the blog, I think a viable rescue plan is coming together.  More details soon.

* Part of the rescue plan, or at least a plan to rescue my sanity, is that I am going away next week for three nights BY MYSELF!!!  I am freaking out.  I am going to meet a dear old college girlfriend and some other cool chicks (friends of hers) in Jackson, Wyoming.  I have not seen this friend in over 7 years so when she invited me for a little girls' hang, it was hard to pass up.  Especially since my dude is about as supportive as they come for this kind of stuff.  So charts and lists are being drawn up and arrangements made to basically do what I do which is EVERYTHING when it comes to the kids (okay not everything - really honey) but a lot.  I know it will all be fine and everyone will survive and I'm just not sure what to do with myself when I'm alone on that plane ride!!! Suggestions?

* The hardest part will be taking El Destructo's favorite play thing away - my boobs.  Yes, I'm becoming one of those moms who let her darling little boy suck and suck and suck all day long and he's gonna be two in June.  There is no end in sight for this boob man so we'll see how no boobies for him will all shake down next week.  I hope his withdrawal symptoms don't include shaking and night sweats.  Yikes.

* Next week is going to be so stellar here at MWOB because I have an incredible line-up of posts from MWOBS and blogging mamas too who agreed to help me out.  You will not want to miss next week so please stop by and show some love.  Like you always do.

* I read something this morning that spoke to my soul.  It was so perfectly written - a reflection on mama hood that I urge you to go read it.  Heather from the EO is on the top of my list today with this one.   Go there.  I love it so much I printed it and I'm keeping it nearby when I need it.  And I will need it.  There is no doubt.

* On Ash Wednesday, I stopped eating sweets.  All sweets.  God, I hope I last. Because I know if I eat sweets during Lent, I'm going to hell. 

* I think I'll have a yard sale tomorrow to try and get rid of some crap from our garage and make some drinking money for my girl trip.  Drinking money.  Ha. I love LA yard sale characters.  A great way to spend a Saturday morning. Chatting with characters.


I'm done.  Aren't you?

Happy Friday!


  1. Any chance you have a layover in DFW?

    Hope Love Fairy is feeling better. And I personally think the whoopee cushion story bodes well for her scholastic future. Takes a lot of creativity and forethought to come up with that!!

  2. i'd say the love fairy is ready for middle school. i didn't realize she was so advanced!

    you are going to have a blast on your girls weekend. lord, i am jealous. can't wait to hear all about it. did i mention i'm jealous?

    yikes... ruptured ear drum? pain-FULL. poor bear.

    can't wait to hear if el destructo gets the dt's.

  3. I'm SOOOOO jealous of the girl's weekend, but I'll try reeeaaal hard to be happy for you anyway. :)

    Thank you for the linky love. You're just plain too kind.

  4. Enjoy the weekend! Yipppeeeee!

    Whoopee cushion = kindergarten readiness.

  5. Thanks for the friday scramble - wow - random, but worth it because I checked out Heather's post - double wow - thanks Lee for sharing. And THANKS Heather for such simply profound words. I love the part about possibly missing my own life... thanks for some good perspective after a day of solid, back to back to back kid carpooling!

    P.S. PLEASE let the love fairy put her whoopie cushion on the teachers chair during her catholic school interview - I truly cannot wait to hear how THAT is received!

  6. Oooh! A girl trip! I have one planned for April and it cannpt get here fast enough! ENJOY!

  7. Took me a while to find you, because the link you left was to some wacky Blogger page (so I Googled you!) Glad I found you, because you have some great fragments here, my friend :) (and don't worry; I fixed the link for you :)

    So glad you're going to get the break I'm sure you deserve.

    So, did she get in?

    Off to check out those links....

  8. Are you kidding me that you would actually throw a yard sale together in a day?

    Great idea to get some me time for yourself!!!

  9. ACK ruptured eardrum...big OWIE...I hope she feels better. I also hope you have a wonderful time on your girl could you not! A getaway like that is what every mother deserves!!!

  10. Have an awesome trip next SO deserve this get-a-way. The kiddies will be fine. (Maybe a photo of your boobs for El Destructo to gaze at while you're away??)

    Can't wait to hear about all the details when you get back :-)

  11. I'd say just. about. perfect. Definitely. She's a shoo-in. I hope her ear gets better ASAP!

    Wait, what?!?! Quit the blog?

    Yaaaaaaay girls' getaway yaaaaaaay!
    (Are you allowed to eat sweets in a different time zone?)

    And excuse me, how does one just "decide" to have a yard sale tomorrow?! I'd like to put myself first on your "Clean Sweep" list if you can pull something like THAT off in less than 24 hours, thanks!

    P.S. I'll be responding to your comment ASAP (and I was still thinking how to concisely explain the results of the previous post you had read without overloading you, otherwise I would have e-mailed sooner!)

  12. Perfect for Kindergarten? That child is a shoo in for college! Whoopee cushions are the highest form of humor.

  13. gotsta love a kid with a whoopee cushion.. they never get old.

    Give The Love Fairy a bloggy hug and I hope she feels better poor kid.

    I hope you have a great weekend I can't wait to read all about it

  14. Wow, you wanted to quit the blog! What happened?

    Sweats for Lent...what are you thinking? Does that include Coke?

  15. I'd say the Love Fairy is BRILLIANT, and if she doesn't get in my class I will SO kick some ass.

    Also, Sassy's eardrum ruptured several times when she was young. OUCH!!!!!!

    She had so many ear infections, etc., that honestly I never thought I'd live through it. (All my kids did...) I feel your pain, and send heartfelt love and patience your way.........

  16. Snort. I need to think about more yard sales for drinking money!

  17. I hope your yard sale was a great success, & you can reap the rewards on your trip to Jackson. Oh & I am very jealous of an all girls trip to Jackson, the place is amazing this time (or anytime) of the year, but girls only can make it sooo much better!!

    Hope El Destructo handles the absence in stride...Isn't it alwasy good for a guy to go cold turkey for a while!

    Love the Friday fragments I'm that type of gal!!

  18. Oh no! The middle of the night ER vist! I hope the love fairy is ok! And that you were able to get some sleep.

    So happy that you're taking a couple of day for yourself.

    And I'd agree with everyone - she is far to mature for kindergarten :)

  19. that girls' weekend is going to be a BLAST! do it every year, or every weekend - both work. as for what to do on the plane? 2 words:

    bloody. mary.


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