Archive | December, 2006

Broken Gingerbread Man

28 Dec

We returned home last night from a lovely Christmas excursion to Palo Alto, CA. When we got home, we discovered that a neighbor had brought all of our newspapers to the front porch (I had forgotten to put a hold on deliveries), there was a broken gingerbread man on our doormat, and something that looks like ice cream had been spilled on our front step.

I had fun pondering the situation that lead to the spill and the gingerbread man… We’ll probably never know what really happened.

More on Christmas later.

Little Miss’s Grandparents Wouldn’t do THIS

20 Dec

This news article just made me shake my head… I’m proud to say that none of Little Miss’s grandparents would ever do something so stupid! 🙂 She put the baby in a BAG?! That is one confused grandmother…

Baby put through X-ray machine at LAX
1-month-old checked, cleared by hospital after grandmother’s mistake

LOS ANGELES – A one-month-old baby has been checked and cleared by a Los Angeles hospital after being put through an airport X-ray machine.

Authorities at Los Angeles International Airport say an inexperienced traveler mistakenly put her grandson through a carry-on luggage screener.

A startled security worker noticed the shape of a child and immediately pulled the baby out. A spokesman for LAX says the incident Saturday was an innocent mistake.

Source: MSNBC

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The Grandparents Wouldn’t do THIS

20 Dec

This news article just made me shake my head… I’m proud to say that none of Little Miss’s grandparents would ever do something so stupid! 🙂 She put the baby in a BAG?! That is one confused grandmother…

Baby put through X-ray machine at LAX
1-month-old checked, cleared by hospital after grandmother’s mistake

LOS ANGELES – A one-month-old baby has been checked and cleared by a Los Angeles hospital after being put through an airport X-ray machine.

Authorities at Los Angeles International Airport say an inexperienced traveler mistakenly put her grandson through a carry-on luggage screener.

A startled security worker noticed the shape of a child and immediately pulled the baby out. A spokesman for LAX says the incident Saturday was an innocent mistake.

Source: MSNBC

Mad Ramblings at the Crack of Dawn

17 Dec

We’re all sick in our household. I thought I heard Little Miss wheezing in between coughs yesterday, so I determined she needed to see a doctor. I decided that it would be easier for me to take her to Urgent Care on a Saturday instead of taking off work on Monday.

There is an Urgent Care about 1 mile from our house. I decided to walk there, as I haven’t been getting much exercise since I began hacking up my lungs again (I had bronchitis for 3 weeks, was well for 2 and am back at it again).

I walked into Urgent Care, and was told my insurance wasn’t covered there. I was then told I could go to the Urgent Care downtown, which I know from past experience receives A LOT of traffic. I determined I didn’t have enough time for that, so I paid the exorbant fee and waited.

We were the only people in the waiting room.

And we waited. And waited. You see, this Urgent Care is at the bottom of Mt. Rose Highway, a mere 15 minute drive from Mt. Rose Ski Resort. There were two ski injuries in there being treated with XRAYs, which meant we waited over about two hours in total.

So I paid too much money to mention, waited two hours to find out that my baby is fine, and no treatment is necessary.

I’m glad she is fine, but was so hoping for at least a prescription to help her feel better. Bah.

Anyway, last night was both of our company Christmas parties. I had luckily arranged for a sitter two months in advance (she had 10 other requests to babysit that night), and I was really looking forward to it. Too bad the night was really tainted by our illnesses. I had a headache sink in towards the beginning of the night, and by the time we were driving home, I was clutching my head in pain with each coughing fit. It is now 5:20 am, and I am wide awake. I think something in the cocktail of drugs I took when I got home in a desperate attempt to stop the coughing and headache was actually a stimulant, as I had very fitful sleep, and here on my one day to sleep in, I’m wide awake at 5:20 in the morning.

It snowed about two inches at our house overnight, and JB is planning on skiing today. I would love to ski if I didn’t think I would leave a lung or two on the slopes. So, I think I’ll be spending the day with my daughter inside with the fireplace cranking. Doesn’t sound too bad to me!

Song Dedication to my Daughter

15 Dec

I haven’t done a song dedication in a while. This upbeat song by KT Tunstall makes me smile and think about my daughter — the person who made me learn what life is all about, and how deeply I could love. Suddenly I do see, and it is truly a beautiful sight.

KT TUNSTALL LYRICS

“Suddenly I See”

Her face is a map of the world
Is a map of the world
You can see she’s a beautiful girl
She’s a beautiful girl
And everything around her is a silver pool of light
The people who surround her feel the benefit of it
It makes you calm
She holds you captivated in her palm

Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
This is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
Why the hell it means so much to me

I feel like walking the world
Like walking the world
You can hear she’s a beautiful girl
She’s a beautiful girl
She fills up every corner like she’s born in black and white
Makes you feel warmer when you’re trying to remember
What you heard
She likes to leave you hanging on her word

Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
This is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
Why the hell it means so much to me

And she’s taller than most
And she’s looking at me
I can see her eyes looking from a page in a magazine
Oh she makes me feel like I could be a tower
A big strong tower
She got the power to be
The power to give
The power to see

Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
This is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
Why the hell it means so much to me

Little Miss With The World’s Saddest Santa

14 Dec

They were doing free pictures with Santa at a store we went to this past weekend.

There was a reason it was free. This Santa sucked. You can tell by his very expression that he wished he had chosen another line of work.

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Little Miss With The World’s Saddest Santa

14 Dec

They were doing free pictures with Santa at a store we went to this past weekend.

There was a reason it was free. This Santa sucked. You can tell by his very expression that he wished he had chosen another line of work.

santa.jpg