Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Random Thoughts Wednesday, which was supposed to be Tuesday, but I had a toddler who barely napped, so what're you gonna do?

So, hey all!

Yes, this is my Random Thoughts Tuesday on Wednesday. During my son's almost non-existent nap yesterday, I could have either blogged or showered or mopped or eaten. Since Saturday was the last day I had gotten to shower, the shower won out. In and out, toddler woke up, no drying hair, so hair looked like Gilda Radner's in a Roseanne Roseannadanna skit. But, I will cherish those 45 minutes I had to myself.

So, my first bit of randomness is we tried the pumpkin patch thing again on Sunday with the same result. Screaming toddler. Frazzled parents. Lots of stares from other pumpkin patch pickers.

My husband and I even had a military-like plan this time: at arrival, jump out of car like life depended on it, yank stroller out of car and put toddler in immediately, leave toddler in stroller at all times, dodge other patrons and walk quickly to scarecrows and haystacks where we take pictures with lightening speed, grab a pumpkin and get the hell out.

Everything seemed to be going fine...our son was a little fussy but not bad...until my husband began to stray from the mission. He strayed from the plan. He decided to take our son out of the stroller for his picture with him. "No, No!" I screamed. "It's a mistake! Please, God, Noooooooo!!!"

But, he didn't listen.

The minute our son came out of that stroller, he was never going back in again. He screamed and wiggled to get down, he started crying. Why, hubby? Why?

Look how pissed our son is...

This is me with our son BEFORE he was removed from the stroller. Don't I look tired already?
Anyway, after my hubby's picture with him, I took our son to the car. My husband grabbed a big pumpkin and a baby pumpkin and paid for them...and then left the baby pumpkin on the counter. So, we got home with only one, lone pumpkin. Was it worth it? Nah, I don't think so.

So, second, I would like to say thanks for two awards I received recently!

I received the Over The Top award from ModernMom at How To Survive Life in the Suburbs!
Thank you sooooo much, ModernMom! This is a fun one.

I received this award a while back and have already filled out the meme that goes along with it, but my answers might be different on this day (as a matter of fact, my answers would probably be different any day of the week), so I'll do it again!


1. You Can Only Use One Word!
2. Pass this along to 5 of your favorite bloggers!
3. Alert them that you have given them this award!
4. Have Fun!

I may cheat a little and use more than one word, but I'll try to stick to the rules...

1. Where is your cell phone? desk
2. Your hair? blondish
3. Your Mother? brave
4. Your Brother? non-existent
5. Your Favorite Food? gluten-free pizza (see, I said "hummus" last time)
6. Your Dream Last Night? forgettable
7. Your Favorite Drink? hot tea
8. Your dream/goal? stability
9. What room are you in? office/junk room
10. Your hobby? reading
11. Your fear? infertility
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? stress-free
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren’t? risky
15. Muffins? gluten-free
16. Wish list item? Oh my goodness, there is no way I can only use one word on this one. Uggs, new bathrooms, new robe, new pajamas, new slippers, pedicure, someone to paint my house, new closets, new boots, no endometriosis, no celiac disease, new cell phone, financial stability, a cozy bedroom design, etc, etc, etc. Really, I could fill this whole page.
17. Where did you grow up? Arkansas
18. Last thing you did? ate
19. What are you wearing? yoga-outfit
20. Your TV? off
21. Your pets? outside
22. Friends? important
23. Your life? challenging
24. Your mood? hopeful
25. Missing someone? sister
26. Vehicle? Hyundai
27. Something you’re not wearing? bra!!
28. Your favorite store? Barnes and Noble
29. Your favorite color? yellow
30. When was the last time you laughed? yesterday?
31. Last time you cried? Sunday
32. Your best friend? soulmate
33. One place that I go to over and over? Ozark Natural Foods
34. One person who emails me regularly? Oprah (I get her newsletter...I don't get emails from her personally...yet)
35. Favorite place to eat? Mom's

Speaking of Mom's, my Mom gave me the next award. She is Janie B. over at Life Not Wasted or Lost. Isnt' she sweet? Thanks, Mom!

With this award, I am supposed to tell you 7 things you may not know about me, so here goes!

1. As a kid, I had a dog named Frodo that my parents named after the character, Frodo, from The Hobbit.
2. I had a nose ring for about six months until my husband (at the time, he was my ex-boyfriend - long story) accidentally hit me in the nose with his elbow and ripped the hole just enough to where it became infected. I had to take it out at the George Strait concert I went to the following night.
3. I knew I would marry my husband after our first date and said so in my journal. It only took me five years to convince him, too!
4. I've had a poem published in the GSU Review. The poem was called The Pinwheel Kid.
5. I strongly believe in gay marriage rights and adoption rights. Children raised by homosexual couples are the most open-minded, non-judgmental, well-rounded children, who will grow up to be adults who are open-minded and non-judgmental. Now, don't you think we need more people in the world like that?
6. I have kept a journal for 23 years now.
7. The number 8 is my favorite number. I remember watching tv in my bedroom, wearing headphones because I was grounded from tv and I didn't want to get caught. The date was 08/08/88. I didn't get caught (until now, sorry Mom). Good number.

And third, this wasn't really random thoughts at all, was it? Maybe I should have called this post Random Items or Random Memos. Or Pumpkins and Awards. But, that's booooriiiing. Ah, well.

My son has awakened from his nap, so I've gotta skidaddle. I will pass these awards on in my next post, along with a desperate plea for help from all you genius mommies out there. Yes, I know, you are thinking, "She needs more help?" Yes, I need more help.


  1. Nose ring huh? I always wonder how you blow your nose with one.

    I knew I was going to marry my husband very quickly too, and it took us 7 years to do it!

  2. Oh man. I just got our pumpkins at the store I'm not nearly patient enough to brave the patch!

  3. We've done the pumpkin patch twice this year...once for my daughter's field trip and then one yesterday with my mom and all the kids. It is always exhausting. I love the pictures you posted though! And you don't look tired, you look beautiful. :) I'll have to got mine up today or tomorrow.

    And I am quite interested in hearing the ex boyfriend who is now husband who ruined your nose ring story. But I'm nosy like that.

  4. Sorry the patch didn't turn out to be that joyful of an experience!

    I wish I had kept a journal. I really do. It's so cool that you do and that you knew you were gonna marry your husband and wrote that down.

  5. There should be a pumpkin ordering website just for you!

    Insert pictures of family here for memories!


  6. Congrats on your newest awards! Your pumpkin patch story reminds me SO much of pretty much every outing we ever took with our toddler during his first year of life - if either one of us deviated from "the plan" at any point during the excursion, there was hell to pay, without fail.

    Also, I wanted to (randomly, LOL) mention that your third fact is also what happened to me when I first met my husband. To be fair, I always said that I wouldn't date any man that I couldn't see myself marrying, but hey, it did end up happening so I guess I was right after all! =)

  7. oh my gosh, your son is a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e!! we have outings like that ALL THE TIME. *sigh* people tell me it gets better...well when is THAT??!! lol

    hang in there momma! thinking of you :)

  8. What? My precious grandson was grumpy again at the pumpkin patch? You must be pinching him! Ha! As for your list, I'm so glad the nose ring is gone, but I didn't remember why. As for #7... well, you are just grounded again to make up for 8/8/88! So there! lol

  9. Just wanted you to know I left you an award at my website. :)

  10. omg those pictures are just precious!

    Happy Halloween!

  11. Seriously reading your blog is eerie!! How alike can two people be? I'm sure lots of people think that. Especially with you b/c you are so relateable. One of my fav qualities in a person btw. BUT,..I too drive a Hyundai. The Hobbit,..seriously are you spying on me? Did I grow up with you or something. That collection is sacred in my parents house. We've all read it. One of the first stories I actually remember being read to. It's like folklore in our house.

    Anyway, I'm glad to see your last dream was forgettable. That's a step in the right direction....and really I just wanted to pop in to say I was thinking about you. You're such a dear friend and I adore having you around. I could tell you anything and I did. There's no greater gift than that! Nothing but love for you!

  12. Glad you got the shower and the trip to the pumpkin patch. Pictures are great.

  13. So glad you finally got your pumpkin. Lol. Those pics are too cute. I enjoyed reading your award questions too :)

  14. It's always good to do what you can, when you can! Congrats on the awards. Great pictures to share! :)

  15. bummer! that sucks that it wasn't any better! but at least you got a pumpkin....and that pic of the two of you is soooo cute!! hope you're having a good day :)

  16. Glad to be able to read what you're writing again...and you crack me up!
    We actually copped out and (gasp!) went to Wal-Mart and got the pumpkins--which are now carved and on the front porch.
    As for the nose ring...I like them but don't think I could pull it off with this nose!

    Hubby and I went on our second date and I went into the dorm and told the girls I was gonna marry him...which happened 16 months later. Of course we had known each other for like six years.

  17. Everyone knows not to take a toddler out of his stroller! Yikes!

    Ouch about the nose ring!


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