Archive | March, 2009

Creative Use for Scotch Tape

31 Mar

Good old Flickr isn’t working properly with WordPress…  Can’t seem to get video previews to post, so here is a link to Little Miss’ latest project.
Creative Use for Scotch Tape, originally uploaded by Rebellin.


A New Way of Getting Beauty Rest

24 Mar

Poor Little Miss is fighting a cold.  Last night, she was coughing a lot, so at 2am, I woke her up to give her a few puffs off of her inhaler.  She fought the inhaler, acting like she just wanted to go back to sleep.  But then, she lay back, and said, “Momma, will you paint my nails?”

Laughing at her, I said, “maybe tomorrow, sweetie.”

And in typical 3 year old style, she started whining, “noooooooooooooooo……  NOT TOMORROW!”

Leave it to my girly girl to want a manicure in the middle of the night.

Is it any wonder I feel fat?!

23 Mar

IMG_5332, originally uploaded by Rebellin.

Here is my first Belly shot at 21 weeks (5 months pregnant).  There is a reason you haven’t seen any pictures of the “bump” for the past 4 months…  I’m just not a cute pregnant woman.  I expand in all directions, and don’t really get a bump.  I get a spare tire and a bigger pot belly, and eventually (I think around 7 months), the two will join to form a rather gargantuan bump.  If you can call it a bump.  Perhaps we should just call it the bulge.

Anyway, I had my 5 month appointment today.  The doctor asks me “how are you feeling?”, and all I could say was “huge”.  He actually said my 8 pound weight gain was relatively low, which I guess is a good thing.  In my grand delusions, I’d like to just gain 15 pounds total, but considering I’m entering the rapid growth phase now, I’m afraid that is completely out of the picture.

According to BabyCenter, my baby is the size of a carrot (What’s Up, Doc?!), and is 10.5 inches long.  So yeah, I guess there is reason for my pooch.  I’ve been feeling a lot of movement lately, which is reassuring, yet still freaky at the same time.  It’s just strange to have a completely separate being living inside of you.  I doubt I’ll ever get used to that.

I had the in-laws in town this weekend, and we took Little Miss out to fly a kite and on her first ferris wheel ride.  She had a ball, and has been soaking up all of the attention.  Pics posted on my Flickr site.

Little Miss’ First Ferris Wheel Ride

23 Mar

IMG_5327, originally uploaded by Rebellin.

I’m so proud of my little girl. I took her to ride this ferris wheel in October and she was too petrified to get on. Yesterday, she got on and giggled the whole time, saying, “faster, ferris wheel, faster!”

Weekend Pictures

23 Mar

Weekend pictures uploaded here.

Leave it to the NMSU Aggie to Stir Up Controversy

16 Mar

My sister in-law sent me the below article this morning, which had me rolling.  All I have to say (besides I’m bummed my team is out of the WAC tournament now) is that the Utah bull is darn lucky Pistol Pete didn’t retaliate more.  When I was at NMSU, Pistol Pete got in big trouble for punching the UTEP Miner in the nose.  Ah, those were the days…  Back when Pistol Pete actually had a pistol in the official logo (they have replaced it with a lasso to be more PC).   At least the real live Pistol Pete still has his pistol!

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A man never ever messes with another man’s mustache. That’s the unwritten code among men. It exists mostly because mustaches are rather gross and you don’t want to be touching those things, but also because the mustache is sacred. A man’s lip fur is his identity; the very essence of his soul.

Utah State’s mascot, Big Blue, broke that code last night in the semifinals of the WAC men’s basketball championship tournament.

During a timeout with 7 seconds left and New Mexico State leading 70-69, Utah State’s mascot, “Big Blue” the bull, confronted New Mexico State’s “Pistol Pete” cowboy mascot and ripped off his fake mustache.

The cowboy then chased the bull to halfcourt, jumped on his back and tried unsuccessfully to pull him to the floor.

“Pistol Pete” then started to try to choke his rival before retreating to his end of the court.

Several newspaper photographers covering the game said they heard a man in a Nevada shirt offer the Utah State mascot $100 to go grab the mustache.

The man confirmed to The Associated Press that was true and that he paid the mascot the $100, but declined to provide his name. He said he did not expect New Mexico State’s “Pistol Pete” to respond the way he did.

You know, if there’s $100 involved, and the mustache is fake … I say the code doesn’t apply here. Take the benjamin and snatch the faux flavor-savor.

Also, Utah State and New Mexico State are both known as the Aggies, and Utah State’s mascot is a big, furry blue bull, and New Mexico State’s mascot is a dude in a fake mustache. Bulls can’t grow mustaches, so I don’t think you can blame him for being a little jealous. If one Aggie can paste a mustache onto his grill, why can’t the other? Let’s not discriminate against bulls here.

Utah State won the game and advanced to the conference final. The whereabouts of the mustache are not known.

Quote of the Day

13 Mar

Darn WordPress…  I tried to change my header image, and now it won’t accept any photos.  Will look into fixing that later.

And now, for the Little Miss quote of the day.  I trimmed her fingernails this morning, and when I finished with the last nail, she exclaimed gleefully, “now I can pick my nose!”