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Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Children and and Ages of Bloggers

1. Do you worry about your next birthday? Not one bit.

2. Have you ever lied about your age in the recent past? If yes why? No.

3. Have you ever lied about your age when you were young? If yes why?

4. How much older have you been than a person that you were romantically involved with? a year or two

5. How much younger have you been a person that you were romantically involved? 4 years

6. Have you ever been consider a sibling, rather than parent of your child? No

7. If you have had children, did you factor in age when deciding to have a sibling? My children were born very close together. 15 yr old daughter is 20 months older than 13 yr old son.  Son is 13 months older than12 yr old daughter.  At the time I felt like I was crazy, or on the road to insanity at least.  Now I’m happy they’re close in age.  They are good friends with each other and look out for each other.

8. If you have not had children, are you happy with your choice and/or fate? I’m happy that I have my children.

9. Do your siblings have kids? Are you close to them? Their ages? Yes, my 2 sisters have children. Close in distance? Yes, to one sister and her family. My other sister lives south of Dallas – not sure how many miles away that is (I’m in the Oklahoma City area). Ages: Niece 23 (or maybe 24?), Niece 22, Niece 18, Nephew 17, Niece 14, Niece 10, Nephew 10, Nephew 8, Nephew 8, Niece 5, Nephew 5, Niece 3, Nephew 1.

Whew! I’m tired after trying to get all of that straight. I hope I have their ages right!



Stress at work.  So much stress that I feel nauseated. For a life-long stress-eater, this is a pretty big deal.  And also probably not a Weight Watchers approved method of weight loss.

Snakes and tarantulas in the 7th grade science classrooms.  J. thinks she absolutely cannot go back to science.  She doesn’t want to be around snakes or spiders.  Or the lab rats that will be running around the classroom later this semester. The teacher will be walking around with his boa constrictor during class – he had it in the hallway today.

Tapeworms.  Possibly Smokey’s worms.  If Smokey has them, Sophie probably does too.  We’ll know soon and will begin treatment.  GROSS!

I’m ready to go to bed and start fresh tomorrow.  Yes, I know it’s only 6:45pm.  Stop laughing at me.

a big day

Today is the first day of school for my children.

It’s also the long awaited release of the latest Jonas Brothers album.

Get out your party shoes!  🙂

the dreaded upgrade

I’ve been procrastinating about updating my version of WordPress for a.g.e.s. Expecting it to be a complete and total nightmare since I’m not very techie, I’ve read through the installation section of “WordPress for Dummies” several times, have read the WP upgrade instructions several times and still didn’t feel confident about doing anything without causing big problems.

Tonight, I was about to draft an email to my hosting company and ask them if they could upgrade for me and how much it would cost when I decided to read through all my correspondence from them from when I set up my site to see if anything was there. I found an old email that I had received from Blogs About Hosting and realized that I had been procrastinating and worrying for no reason. All I had to do was open the program in my cpanel called “fantastico” and click on the “upgrade” button. Everything was completely done in a matter of seconds.

Whew! Don’t I feel silly!

By the way, if you’re in the market for a hosting company or are having trouble with yours, I highly recommend Blogs About Hosting. I’ve not had a single bit of trouble or dissatisfaction since the day my site was up and running. They were very helpful and patient with all my questions and have very reasonable hosting fees – very important things, in my opinion, when searching for someone to host your website/blog.


I can almost hear the sighs of contentment as my daughters rifle through stacks of notebooks and loose leaf binders and choose pens and pencils to take to class with them tomorrow. The room is completely silent (aside from the pecking of keys I’m doing) as they look over their schedules for the hundredth time and carefully write their names in agendas, notebooks and folders. They’ve been talking about which teachers they will have this year, how they have missed their friends and are excited to begin a new school year tomorrow.

My son is another story. He could care less about school supplies and thinks school is a social event set up only for him to show up and entertain the masses. If he happens to learn something along the way, fine. If not, that’s ok with him, too. I’m not sure how that child winds up with A’s and B’s each semester.

cake wrecks blog

I came across a blog today that is dedicated to cake wrecks.  I laughed so hard that I cried and my children thought I was losing my mind.

This particular cake brought gales of laughter.

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Working in the Coalmines

1. What is your job and do you like it? I love my job! I work for a medical billing company.

2. What to you do to unwind after work? Go for a walk after dinner if it’s not 100 degrees (F) outside and/or read a book.

3. Who have you known the longest of your friends? I think that would be Chrissie, since I’ve technically known her for longer than I’ve known Julie.  🙂

4. Who do you go to for advice? Mom or Dad

5. Not counting your current relationship, how many times have you been in love? No current relationship.  Answer:  Once (ex-husband).

6. What is you favorite snack food? Tortilla chips with salsa and avocado

7. What is the best meal you ate this week?  I cannot remember.  I guess that means everything was boring.  Fun, huh?

8. What to you is the most important factor in romantic attraction? Friendship.

9. What do you think is your worst habit?  Procrastination (things without deadlines tend to get pushed to the bottom of the list).