Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Given her past choices in Halloween costumes (flamingo, panda), you can imagine my excitement when Olivia declared that this year she would be a beautiful butterfly.

If you had any idea how tricky it is to track down a flamingo costume, you'd also known that I was as thrilled about the conventional nature of the choice as I was the convenient ease of finding said butterfly.

Unfortunately, it only lasted a week.

Now she wants to be a hot dog.

In other Halloween news, Joseph is happy to announce he'll be Mater, complete with a flannel shirt and red paint on his neck.

Picture of the Day

Daddy's suit jacket helps out on a crisp fall day
(or any given August afternoon in Upstate NY)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I Love Transparency

Following the timely termination of his role on the show, Jon and Kate Plus 8 father, Jon Gosselin has issued the following opportune statement:

“Even though we were heading for a divorce, it appeared that Kate had been suffering from this divorce as much as I had. That’s why I asked my attorney to put the brakes on this divorce so I could try to regain control over the future of our family. So Kate and I could join on a cooperative course that would benefit our family — not destroy it. I regret my conduct since Kate and I separated [on June 22]. I used poor judgment in publicly socializing with other women so soon.”
It's amazing how time and consideration can make even the most unscrupulous to reassess their direction....and the direction of their bank account.

Kate Plus Eight, Minus One

Due to his un-fatherly like public behavior, everyone's favorite father of 8 has been fired by TLC. Whether it was the significant drop in the ratings or the burning effect felt by our pupils every time this moron decides to prance around in his best Ed Hardy gear, the show has decided to focus on Kate's plight as a single (albeit fame-hound) mother of eight.

I guess it's a anyone watching the show?

Of Course

Despite my best efforts, both of my children have contracted a lovely cough.

As for yesterday's post on the Swine Flu, I think my greatest fear isn't the probability of contracting this nebulous thing, but of our lack of information and, even worse, my lack of having any control over the matter.

I will continue to fly solo to the grocery store when I can, and I will continue to be a maniacal hand washer to boot.

And I will not pretend I am still not wrought with worry.

OH...and of course the molars Dr.Andy had predicted will come in this fall (how did he know the timing so accurately?) have decided to push their way through, making an already cranky boy downright miserable.

Picture of the Day

Dancing with the Maids

Monday, September 28, 2009

Signs Point to NO

I got my first rejection letter.


I'm sure they just had a problem with my choice in font...damn that Garamond!

Paranoia Has Officially Set In....

Is anyone else freaking out about Swine Flu?

First---thank the good earth we have well water, because I don't think the current economy could support the water bill we'd get from all the hand washing I've been requiring.

Second--- I have decided to get both kids immunized when the H1N1 vaccine becomes available (thankfully, with a little help from a sweet marshmallow/M&M combo reward I put together, the flu shots went tolerably well) but every time I think about the new vaccine and all the great unknowns that comes with it a little vomit creeps up my throat.

Third--- I've stopped bringing the kids to public playplaces, the grocery store, and other high frequency breeding grounds to try to reduce the unavoidable exposures. Of course, school and dance class provide more opportunity than anywhere else, but I just feel like the fewer exposures to other germy kids the better. Their schedules are in tact, but I just avoid the high hazards and grocery shop on weekends.

So, all of this leads me to the big question: Am I officially paranoid? Is anyone else behaving this way???

Picture of the Day

After our weekend Upstate, a golf cart is now high on the list for Santa.


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