Gooey Mom


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

4th folder 4th picture

I have this horrible habit of creating blogs and doing absolutely nothing with them.... So... Thanks to Amber, I am here. You'll see the purpose of the title shortly.
Since I blogged last, i'm sure a shit load of stuff has gone on, but i am not about to try to sort through it all to write about it here.
i will tell you that i am just now getting better after a nasty bout of stomach flu. Sunday night around 5pm i was folding laundry when all of a sudden i became ridiculously nauseated. i had to lay down. the feeling didn't stop. i made multiple disgusting trips to the bathroom for the condition to just get worse. from 5pm until about 2am my body was ridding itself from everything it had stored. and when i say everything, i mean everything. the part that sucks worse than that is that christian fell ill with the same flu around 1am. that means that both parents of the 15 month old are useless to her once she awakes. the weakness of the illness combined with the lack of sleep makes for 2 non existent parents. a wonderful friend of mine answered my desperate cry for help at 7:17am Monday morning and agreed to come pick gabby up after dropping her 2 year old off at school. 9am could not have come soon enough. once she swooped gabby away for the best play date ever, christian and i slept all day.
now that i'm getting back to reality, i am reflecting on this experience and realizing that we need a mom in town. yesterday was one of those days that we just needed mom. so, i've decided that one of our moms needs to move to florida. pronto!
now we get to that title....

The 4th Folder - The 4th Picture
I've been tagged by Amber!
(unless that was another carrie??)

Here are the rules:
1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer.
2) Select the 4th picture in the folder.
3) Explain the picture.
4) Tag 4 people to do the same.

this could have made for a really interesting blog if my folders weren't so date oriented and boring! this is a photo of our oldest dog, nike, taking in the florida sun in his favorite place to be: the dirt! we had been transforming our back yard when this photo was taken (march 2006) and had no grass, no plants, no beauty what so ever. but nike was in heaven!

Now, I tag Lauren and Alicia. You're the only 3 non famous bloggers i follow! i gotta say that dooce probably won't do it just because i say so!
love you guys!

Friday, October 17, 2008

my myspace blog

i opened up a can of worms on my myspace this evening. i'm hoping i get replies.... you can view it HERE.
if you can't get to myspace or, better yet, won't.... you may post comments here in response. copy of that blog is below.


Voting is crucial in our society. November 4th we are all asked to please cast our vote to elect the next president of the united states. the 1 person we believe will do what is best for we, the people.

Who do you support and why?

If undecided, what exactly are you unsure about?

What issues we currently face are most important to you and why do you believe your candidate of choice will see it through?

This is simply a discussion. I am interested in what my peers are thinking. I want to know what our generation feels and most of you i have known for so many years and your opinions matter to me.

Indulge me!
have fun and be as nice as you can be.

and remember.... VOTE ANYWAY!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

email from my husband

while working on tuesday, i received the following email and photos from my husband.

"Sleeping dogs lie...

Then Nike caught wind of an intruder and the mêlée began....but after
like 10 minutes of this little guy scoping out our TV and stereo and
such...he cased the whole joint and is bringing his intelligence back
to the squirell army... Better keep the doors looked other wise we're
gonna see our HDTV high up in the oak tree with the squirell army
huddled around Funniest Home Videos watching that water skiing
squirell over and over and over in Dolby 5.1 surround sound while
sending emails on our lap top.....

Be even better if I knew how to spell squirell!"

Saturday, October 4, 2008

vista print

i finally picked up the invitations today to send out for gabby's FIRST BIRTHDAY party! woo hoo! it's gonna be fun. we haven't thrown a party in a while. and this is by no means going to be a "party" like we've thrown before. but i'm excited. thanks to vista print, everyone who comes will get a cute little party favor to take home.
vista print was introduced to me last christmas season when i was shopping for the cute photo cards. since i had a new baby, i had to become a part of the photo card club. now that i am, i love it! it's so easy to send cards to people with the photo card.
anyway.... if you so choose to use vista print, let me just warn you of what happens after you place the order...
i am usually not a sucker for internet marketing and the never ending scams that exist. i'm pretty good about not clicking everywhere and not getting suckered into buying something i really care nothing about. so, i shocked myself when i decided after my order was placed to partake in their survey that will allow me to get a $10 cash back reward. just for doing their survey. sounded like an easy thing. i finished the survey and hit next. another page loaded with a bunch of crap about a service that costs $14.95/mo and so i clicked skip. i did this routine for about 5 pages when i realized that the survey i did back 5 pages ago probably was a scam. lo and behold it was. but it's free for the first 30 days! for some service. i don't even know what the service is. so if i cancel, i get nothing. but i'm not charged, either. i now have to call some 800 number that probably takes me to someone in india to cancel this mystery service that i don't need.
the moral here is to not do it! read, read, and read again before submitting something on the interent. but, vista print still has good offers.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


i completely expected palin to totally embarrass herself and mccain and all of their supporters. i am pleasantly surprised by her poise and ability to hold her own. i may not 100% like everything she had to say, but i am pleased that she has carried herself so well. the very little i've seen of her has been a disgrace. thank you, sarah, for studying this time!
tonight is also my first time seeing biden. i question why the vp's running always seem to impress me more than the president during the campaigns. i haven't enjoyed watching mccain or obama speak and their debate didn't hold my interest and i am still UNDECIDED! yes... i admit it... on the internet... for my friends and family to read. UNDECIDED! sad, i know.

i stumbled upon this while flipping around the television today. OH MY GOD! what a freakin mess this is. i am in amazement that it even exists!

we really are in desperate times, aren't we? it must be so difficult. life. like, wow.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


i haven't really encountered the urge to post here lately...
not much is really new. christian found some work through a friend for a few days last week. gabby and i spent the weekend together while he worked saturday. he then he drove to pick up our new (to us) furniture on sunday. he spent over 6 hours in the car to do this. my dad moved and left a couch and love seat behind in the trek. since that house is now under contract for sale, we had an open invitation to have it. so- since we were lacking seating space, i begged and begged him to go get it for us! the first night with it in the house, we both fell asleep on our respective couches. it was nice.
the excitement of finding new daycare is underway. we interviewed 1 person today and will hit 2 more in the coming days. i'm hoping we'll have made our decision by next week so we can stop the hunt. unfortunately, we can't go with the girl from today. it sucks because i really liked her. the challenge is that she is friends with our 1st daycare lady who screwed us the first week on my new job. you can read about that here. they apparently get together with the kids on play dates and have a strong relationship. we are so disinterested in laura being a part of gabby's life that we can't hire this girl.
i'm also working out the plans for gabby's 1st birthday. not quite sure what this will entail, but i'm trying to keep it simple. gabby and i went to her friend sarah's birthday party on saturday. it was nice. kind of funny that gabby and sarah were the only children! they had fun together. gabby is getting to be such a big girl and is less dependent on me. she is able to play independently more often and will allow other people to hold her even with me in the room! i love that freedom! i was excited to go to the party so close to gabby's because i could learn by watching!
i'm doing well keeping my head out of the news and i'm trying to not get too aggravated over the economy and the elections. keeping my opinion out of here is probably a good idea, but it's difficult to not. i just have to say that this is not the low. we have not hit rock bottom yet. that's scary.
all we can do is enjoy what we do have and try to cut back on as much as possible. panicking is not an option. this too shall pass.
anyway- for those of you who are interested, that's the latest and greatest from my world.