Sunday, October 21, 2007


This is just another random post here, until I can get my photos uploaded. After our adventures out and about yesterday, many occurences left me asking why.........

Why is it that when you are in the grocery store and there is this cute little old couple trying very hard to manuever themselves and there cart around is it that no matter where I move to get out of their way they can still run me down?

Why do order takers at restaurants tell you something will take 14 minutes when it takes more like 20?

Why is it, when you are in line at the drive-thru at Starbucks (and a very long line at that) that the person in front of you waits until they get to the pick-up window to start digging for the money for their order? I mean, they told you how much it was 20 minutes ago at the order speaker. Couldn't you start getting your money out when the car in front of you was at the window at least? Oh yeah, you were busy talking on your cell phone, so now I have to wait for you busy arse.

Why do people insist on walking down the middle of the parking lot aisle?

Why is it that I always, no matter what when I am in a hurry I pick the slowest lane at the grocery store?

Why is that when you go to get something that you are craving, inevitably if the place is going to be out of something, it's going to be the something that you are craving.

Why does the Wal-Mart pharmacy tell you that your prescription will be ready in 1 hour and then when you return almost 36 hours later, they tell you it will be another hour?

Why is it that your kid has a clean diaper right up until the minute it is time for you to leave to make an appointment?

Why if you bring extra clothes for your kid will he/she stay clean, but if you forgot the extra clothes they will get extraordinarily messy?

Why does your kid always fall asleep in the car when you finally arrive at your destination, not during the 30 minute car ride?

Why in Fantasy Football, if the experts on TV tell you that you must start someone in your fantasy league, they end up having a crappy game and getting you negative points?

Why is it when you don't have time to scrap, you have all these fabulous ideas, but the minute you sit down to actually do them, you can't remember what they were?

Okay, that's enough for now. I know there are more "why's" I want answers to, but I'll save those for another day.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

A Fluff Post because....

Life has just been way to serious lately! Oy! I think it is finally starting to settle, but I'm tired of thinking about it for right now. So, I'm making a list of all the crazy shows I'm watching these days! I think it might honestly look like I sit in front of the television all day eating bon bons, but you all know the truth....right?

Dancing With the Stars
The Bachelor
Law & Order SVU
Gordon Ramsey Kitchen Nightmares
Survivor China
Womens Murder Club
America's Most Wanted
Desperate Housewives
Brothers and Sisters
Private Practice
Las Vegas
Young and the Restless
Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders
The Hills
Tori & Dean: Inn Love
Pageant Place
How Clean Is Your House?
You are What you Eat
Diagnosis X
Whatever Korean Drama is on AZN
Shot at Love with Tila Tequila*
I Love New York 2*
Yo! Gabba Gabba**
The Backyardigans**
The Wonder Pets**
Curious George**
Sesame Street**

*Disclaimer: While I love these shows, the only reason I'm hooked, is because it's like a train wreck that I can't take my eyes off of. :D

**2nd Disclaimer: These are Little J and Princess J's shows. While I do know all the words to these shows, I am forced to watch these!! :D

Sigh.....I do watch way to much TV.

Princess J's Favorite right now!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Angelman Syndrome in the News

Colin Farrell Reveals Son's Health Battle
MONDAY OCTOBER 15, 2007 02:30 PM EDT
By Tim Nudd
Photo by: E.L. Woody / Splash News Online
Colin Farrell has revealed that his 4-year-old son James suffers from a rare neuro-genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome – but that he's a brave and happy child. "The only time I'm reminded that there is something different about him – that he has some deviation of what is perceived to be normal – is when I see him with other 4-year-olds. Then I go, 'Oh yeah,' and it comes back to me," Farrell tells the Irish Independent. "But from day one I felt that he's the way he's meant to be." Farrell says James shows "amazing courage," and adds: "[I'm] incredibly blessed to have him in my life." The 31-year-old actor shares custody of James with ex-girlfriend Kim Bordenave, the boy's mother – whom Farrell credits with helping James get the help he needs. The child's early years have been a struggle, Farrell says, but recently the family enjoyed a major breakthrough. "He took his first steps about six weeks ago, and it was four years in the making," Farrell says. "It was incredibly emotional. There wasn't a dry eye in the house."
Angelman SyndromeAngelman Syndrome is characterized by developmental delay, speech impairment, movement or balance disorder, excessive laughter and even seizures, according to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation. Children who have the disorder are often not diagnosed until they are between 3 and 7 years old. But Farrell refuses to characterize the condition as a disability. "I have never thought of my son as being someone with a disability," he says. "It goes back to special needs and what is a disability and what isn't." Coincidentally, Farrell helped promote the Special Olympics before his son's diagnosis. "I experienced the overwhelming effect of being around those athletes pretty much just before my son was born," says Farrell. "It's mad the way the world works."

Bravo to Colin and Kim for bringing this to the public eye! Love to see awareness raised for Angelman Syndrome!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Long Time No Blog....

Things have been crazy busy lately....okay, they are always busy, but so crazy that I've neglected this blog!

We've had my parents from Switzerland visiting, done lots of shopping, taken a trip to San Diego, begun participation in a research study for Angelman Syndrome, spent some time in an ER, started new medications, had some restful nights, had some not so restful nights, watched new shows, missed favorite shows, scrapped a little, but not enough, neglected some things, but have always put family first. I'll be back to update when I'm a little more rested.

Peace out!