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Life works out sometimes.

Who knew?
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So, my baby is four years old today.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMMY



Today we:

~Had breakfast at The Machine Shed. Two servers sang a decidedly different birthday song to her, which she was less than pleased with, wanting the ORIGINAL "happy birthday to youuuuu" song and nothing else.
~Went to the mall to the Build-A-Bear workshop
~Made cereal treats (~*Cupcake*~ Pebbles marshmallow treats) to share with the kids at daycare
~Played at the park

half a dozen pictures, most of opening a present )

Today I:

~Sucked my cheek against the exposed nerve under one of my broken teeth and had paaaain during breakfast (good thing I carry acetaminophen, but omg ow)
~Got sticky marshmallow all over my hands
~Had a lot of difficulty staying awake (conked out while Emmy was at daycare for a couple of hours)
~Smashed my finger in a shopping cart
~Can't stop coughing still ):

AND NOW I FEEL OLD, TOO. HAVING A FOUR-YEAR-OLD WTF.
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The other day I ran into Wal-Mart to get a new package of socks for Emmy, since almost all of hers are way too small/missing. I was standing in the aisle for toddler socks and underpants, trying to choose between brands/designs/prices, when I overheard a conversation:

Girl: Does she make you wear it?
Guy: No. No, she doesn't make me. But I like it!
Girl: Dude, guys aren't supposed to wear them, though! It's special for girls.
Guy: Well, you come over here and rip it off me, then.
Girl: *giggles* No.
Guy: I just like it is all.
Girl: But you're not even married yet!
Guy: If she can wear one, so can I.

They were talking about him wearing a wedding band given to him by his fiancée. He had an engagement ring and was defending this to a friend/acquaintance, all while choosing baby products <3
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Please take a few minutes and vote for The Sparkle Effect on Pepsi's Refresh Project.

Two high school students in Pleasant Valley/Bettendorf Iowa created a cheerleading program for special needs girls in their district. There are kids with Down's Syndrome, kids that are autistic, kids that likely otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity or the motivation to be part of a spirit-driven group. This idea promotes confidence, inclusion, and support of everyone through schools and communities. They are currently ranked #5. Please vote for them (once a day is allowed, I believe) to get funding to continue this program at other schools across the nation and world.



VOTE HERE

Please also promote, if you can! This is an incredibly good idea; these students are doing something amazing, and all they want is funding help other schools do the same. Just a couple of minutes will help. Thank you <3
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My kid is a genius <3
Done completely by herself, with no prompting. After this, Dustin wrote her first and last names, and she copied them down as well. She'll be four in March, so this is probably pretty good, right? :D
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↓ 30lbs

20 more and Dustin will buy me a new ring :D
one that WON'T fall off my finger every time I move my hand

But still, this is good :D
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Happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] cueballex! I love you!
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I KNOW I'M SUPPOSED TO BE WORKING ON NANO RIGHT NOW (AND I WILL), BUT I JUST HAD TO SAY

THAT I AM REALLY SUPERLY HAPPY :D :D

HERE ARE SOME REASONS WHY:

1. I AM GOING TO CALIFORNIA IN FEBRUARY TO SPEND A WEEK (HEAR THAT?! A WHOLE WEEK) WITH [livejournal.com profile] cueballex AND [livejournal.com profile] sunsetsinthewes, MY ISISTERS <3333
2. I HAVE MY PAID TIME OFF FOR THE TRIP APPROVED AT WORK (WITH AN EXTRA DAY TACKED ON THE END TO RECOVER FROM JETLAG/BEING SAD FOR LEAVING MY FRENZ) AND I KNOW EMMY CAN STAY WITH MY MOM FOR THE WEEK AND THEY'LL BOTH LOVE IT
3. I LOOKED AT EXPEDIA AND THE ROUND-TRIP TICKETS LOOK LIKE THEY WILL COST $200 LESS THAN WHEN I LOOKED EARLIER (FOR JULY)
4. I HAVE ENOUGH IN MY SAVINGS RIGHT NOW TO COVER IT, SO THAT'S NOT COUNTING ANYTHING I CAN SAVE BETWEEN NOW AND THEN
5. THEY ACTUALLY WANT TO SEE ME FOR THAT LONG OF A TIME :O
6. PROFIT!! (LOL NO)
7. YAYYY KELLY AND GEENA ALDSITYADSI I'M JUST SO HAPPY ABOUT BEING ABLE TO GO HANG OUT WITH THEM (AND ~CALIFORNIA~, I'M GOING TO SEE THE OCEAN YOU GUYS! ALSO THE GOLDEN GATE MAYBE AND JUST SPEND SOME TIME TOGETHER AND HAVE PRETENTIOUS COFFEE AND WHATEVER!) AND TO ACTUALLY HAVE THE TIME AND MONEY AND CAPABILITY TO DO IT
8. GEENA'S ALSO COMING IN JANUARY SO ME AND EMMY WILL SEE HER THEN!
9. ALSO KELLY, EMMY DECIDED YOUR MOM'S NAME IS "CANADA". SHE ASKED WHAT IT WAS AND I SAID I DIDN'T KNOW AND SHE DECLARED THIS, SO PLZ INFORM HER OF THIS CHANGE

ALSO

~I HAVE THE MOST AWESOME TEA EVER
~WORK HAS NOT TOTALLY SUCKED FOR THE PAST TWO DAYS DESPITE WORKING 12 HOURS, AND I'M KEEPING UP WITH MY NANO DESPITE IT
~I GOT "THE CHIPMUNK ADVENTURE" DVD FOR ME EMMY, OH GOD WHAT AN AWESOME MOVIE
~I ALSO HAVE FRIDAY OFF, SO ONLY ONE MORE DAY OF 12 HRS THEN I CAN SLEEP IN AND DO WHATEVER, INCLUDING BOOKING PLANE TICKETS MAYBE


HI YOU GUYS, TODAY IS PRETTY OKAY :D
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2257 / 50000 words. 5% done!

I reached a good stopping place, and am very pleased! I was just hoping for 1700, and for the longest time it looked like it was going to be under 900, but then I...I had some tea and it started flowing? No seriously. Man do I love me some strawberry and raspberry tea. I put some water in the coffeemaker so I can take tea to work with me tomorrow. I even ordered some on adaigo.com that someone recommended to me forever ago. YAY TEA.

AND YAY WRITING.

I NEED A WRITING ICON!
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I think we just possibly have the stupidest mice in the world.

I mean, seriously. How many mice do you really see RUN DIRECTLY INTO THE CAT. He is not Tom and you are not Jerry, and he is going to win.


I was getting Emmy ready for bed in the bathroom when I see a small furry streak zip out from under the bathroom cabinet and behind the toilet. I yanked Emmy out into the hall and opened the bedroom door, where we stash Ily while we're eating (since he won't stop for hell or high water when someone has food). He was anxiously waiting there to be released, so I grabbed him and tossed him over by the tub. The mouse was in the corner, so he didn't see it, and tried to run out. I grabbed him and tossed him back. After the third time, he just looked at me like "what in the FUCK is your problem?" He was lying/crouching down and watching me...and I see the mouse come out and apparently try to go UNDER him. He feels it, and then snatches it. I tell Emmy to wait in her room since she's lingering in the hallway and making whiny sounds, then keep an eye on Ily, who's biting it and repeatedly catching it when it tries to make another break for it. It's a resilient little fucker, but Ily's really playing with it more than anything else. He gets it to the point where it can't really run, and I grab the glass container we usually keep Q-Tips in (which was empty), and bring it down over the mouse, then find a piece of cardboard (the back cover off a notebook was the first thing I found) to stick under it, to take it out to the trash bin. I told Ily he was a good boy lots of times and petted him, then gave him a slice of turkey lunchmeat for a treat (and because we're out of cat food and I couldn't stop at the store on the way home from work since I had Emmy and she's getting sick again).

So yeah. Score another point for the cat. That's at least three mice he's gotten so far, all within the last couple of weeks.

In other news, I may have figured out today how my NaNo is going to end!! I need to find someone to talk it over with, and write down more notes, and there needs to be a lot more details (reasons why one of the very main characters won't be present even though he should be, for one), but it feels good! I WAS GETTING WORRIED. Also need moar notes for the possible co-write. Good thing the weekend is coming and we were promised no work Saturday--it can all be prep.

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