Friday, March 28, 2008

Johnny Jump-up... Spin-around... Sit-down...

RM is 6 months old today. Stats: 19lbs 10oz. 27inches. He has dropped from the 90's to the 80's on the percentile chart. So 16% of boys his age are actually more round. He also enjoyed a johnny jump-up for the first time yesterday at his friend Benjamin's House. It was a blast. He's definitely a fan of the jumping, spinning, standing, sitting, FREEDOM he has that thing. We might have to get one.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

doggie diarrhea...

i don't want to talk about it.
happy Wednesday to all.
But especially to Jim Hargate...

ps - if anyone knows how to clean a sisal rug, let me know...
I think we may have lost this one though... (insert dry heave here).


see this amazing e-mail chain on the issue this morning:

From: Floyd
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 10:55 AM
To: Evelyn
Subject: RE: Supposed Solution to Doggie Diarrhea

Actual Solution to Doggie Diarrhea on Sisal Rug:
1. Dig a whole in your yard
2. Fill the hole with dry timber then douse with gasoline
3. Strike a match and drop it in the hole
4. Heave soiled sisal rug on to the hole and kiss that shit rag goodbye.


On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 9:56 AM, Evelyn wrote to Floyd:

Hey Hun... See below


From: Innocent Friend, Owner of Dogs
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 9:55 AM
To: Evelyn
Subject: RE: question

Don't throw it away. I've had dog diarrhea ALL over my sisal before – in multiple locations… and barf. So trust me, you can save it. There will always be a very slight discoloration, but it's worth keeping it.

They way I did it was to get up as much of the "stuff" as I could without rubbing it down into the carpet. Sometimes I literally get a sharp knife and scrape it up – disgusting, right? Oh, the joys of dog ownership. Then I just start pouring tepid water all over the area – and you have to do this about a bazillion times. Pour water, then soak it up with paper towels. Pour water, then soak it up… and keep going. Let the water sit a little between each time. Then I mix a little shampoo or other non-colored, mild soap with water, get a toothbrush and go to town. Pour the soapy water over the spot, scrub with the toothbrush, pour some clean water, then soak it up. Do this about three or four times. After you've finished, do the clean water "pour and soak" trick several more times to get as much soap out of the rug as possible (always work on an area slightly larger than the actual stain). You'll probably end up with a slight water ring after all is said and done, but you should be able to salvage the rug.


From: Evelyn
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 9:48 AM
To: Innocent Friend, Owner of Dogs
Subject: question


Hope you're doing well… how are the pups?

Quick question –

Any suggestions for doggie diarrhea on a sisal rug?

Yes, it's more gross than you just imagined.

Sorry! Just thought I'd check with you before I throw it away…

It's REALLY bad…

Monday, March 17, 2008

Another ISSUE of note...

i never intended to air my political thoughts on this site. But sometimes i get worked up about something, and i feel that this is a much better outlet than ranting aloud... So if you are here to find cute pictures of RM, or funny antidotes about my very random and embarrassing incidents as a mother, scroll on down. Or give me a call. (I assure you the most embarrassing ones don't get blogged about.)

But the issue below (and the anti-earmarking crusade I've blogged about before too) do receive a good bit of my attention on a daily basis.

Do you ever wonder why the US can't just build a freaking fence across the southern border that actually works to prevent illegal immigration? Do you ever wonder why private citizen groups sometimes do more to secure the border than the actual Border Patrol Officers? HERE is a new website providing some facts, as well as a "Complete the Fence Now" petition.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Thursday, March 13, 2008

This is my boss... This is my boss fighting wasteful government spending.

You can watch his Earmark Moritorium Floor Speech HERE. On CNN of all places. Read all about it HERE. Or Sign the Petition to reform the earmarking project.

death by... chewy chips-ahoy?

Highlight of the week: Floyd has been on a self-restricted diet... don't ask, he doesn't want to talk about it until after it's over and he can evaluate the benefits gained. He's on day 6 of 10 though, so soon. Anyway, he offered to go to the store for me in the midst of this restriction... CRAZY man. I would never offer to go to the grocery store when i myself couldn't tear into anything i was purchasing. My wish list went something like this: sugary cereal, hot pockets, cookies, frozen dinners, orange juice, tortillas & cheese, etc.

Seriously? I don't know what's gotten into me. But I won't be feeding a baby forever, so here's to it!

Lowlight of the week: Realizing that in the 48 hours since Floyd had gone shopping for me, i had eaten through three-fourths of the box of chewy chips-ahoy. I think I'm gonna be sick. It's almost as if Floyd got all of the self-control powers for the week and left me with none. Hah!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Eight Ounces of Relaxation

RM drinks about 30% of his "meals" from a bottle... when i'm at work mostly, or on a rare occasion that there is milk that needs to be used up. He doesn't take bottles from me, he knows that other (preferred) means are very close by... but he's gotten pretty relaxed when taking them from Will. See exhibits A-C below. I don't know if the camera was quite able to capture his comfort, but it was pretty awesome to watch.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008


at 4:30am EST, I awoke to RM talking... walked in his nursery to see what in the devil he was chatting about, and sure enough, he was lying face up in his bed, with a bewildered look on his face. I was bewildered too - why 4:30am?!?! He was grateful for the assistance in getting back on his tummy (and drifted right back to sleep.)

Monday, March 03, 2008

It's a Sunshine Day

I think i'll go for a walk outside now
the summer sun's callin my name
(i hear ya now)
i just can't stay inside all day
i gotta get out get me some of those rays
everybody's smilin
sunshine day
everybody's laughin
sunshine day
everybody seems so happy today
it's a sunshine day