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I'm a stay-at-home-mom of 2 beautiful boys, married, and I enjoy scrapbooking and watching tv/movies. Came to the bay area in 1997 from NJ.
it is trash & recycle day - chaz2b
I threw out the 3 shirts that I completely ruined by dying them pink the other night. Gave Adam a bag of bottles and formula M didn't like to donate to his co-worker who just had a little boy. - Tamara J. B.
A little late, but I'm adding 5 shirts to our donation box. - Yvonne from FFHound!
Ugh! Now Luke has a fever... Can't a mommy catch a break?
:( How's he doing? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Woke up with a fever. Gave him ibuprofen at 7. At 11:30 he had a fever of 101.9 and I'm not supposed to give him more meds until 1pm. =( He doesn't seem to have strep though. Just the fever and a kind of congested cough. - Yvonne
Poor guy. Summer fevers suck. - Stephen Mack
Of course, he just fell asleep and it's time for me to pick up Logan. =( - Yvonne
Why am I still awake???? I have to take Logan to school tomorrow!
Oof. I hope you got some sleep. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I got like 4 hours. I'm going to try to grab a few more when the kids nap today. *yawn - Yvonne
Maybe this makes me a bad person, but I'm so sick of the ice bucket challenge. I literally told my cousin 'bite me' when he challenged me on fb. I donate my money where and when I can, and usually to breast cancer research since that's the disease that's hit me and my friends the hardest. It's like a chain letter that's invaded my fb feed HOURLY!
I am of this same opinion. So tired of it. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I'm participating in the "Ice? F*ck it!" challenge, which involves ignoring this trend. :-) - YvonneM
My east coast family is making me sound like a villain, like I want people to die from ALS. And they are incredibly insensitive to the drought situation here. =( - Yvonne from FFHound!
These things are a double edged sword. On the one hand, yay for awareness, but on the other are people who don't want to film themselves dumping ice water on their heads. - Eric
This one has weird double-edge, though. If you pour water over your head, you don't have to donate. - Victor Ganata
This was my response to my cousins: I appreciate how passionate you are, but you do realize I'm not saying not to donate to ALS. And it's not just one rainy season. It's the worst drought in decades. You try not flushing your toilet to save a few gallons a day and then watch people dump that over their heads repeatedly day after day. It hurts. I guess we can agree to disagree on the method. - Yvonne from FFHound!
The challenge is you either donate $100 or dump ice water on your head + donate $10. Hence people do the ice bucket+$10 part. I'm a bit over it too. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I haven't paid much attention to this but you are definitely not a bad person. This trend reminds me of all those cryptic FB posts about bra colors or other nonsense that was supposed to promote breast cancer awareness. Donating time or money to causes is so much more productive IMO. - Corinne L
Sad thing is most people thinking the ice allows them to skip the donation. I was actually considering disabling my FB until this goes away. If I am tagged I will take my donation to my local food bank and help a few poor souls. - Janet
I'm going to help my cousin's daughter do one today. It sure is a waste of water. We're going to try to do it over some plants. - Rodfather from Android
Good onya, Rodfather. I've definitely thought that if people are going to do it, they should do it over plants that need it. - Spidra Webster
Most people aren't including the "Dump and still donate $10" part on the challenge. In fact, for months, it circulated for random charities with a $25 donation required if you skipped the challenge and no donation if you did it. It only changed once someone acquired it for ALS (and yes, it was acquired for ALS, it did not originate as an ALS fundraising meme). I heavily dislike it for a... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
Shannon made the most adorable horse beads for me! My mom's gonna love it! Thanks Shannon!
Since Logan won't be going to the 1st day of school tomorrow, I'm thinking of going without him to meet the teacher and see the classroom. Would that be weird?
Not at all. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Sounds like a good idea. - Jenny H. from Android
I've opted not to go. As much as I'd like to be there for the first day excitement, I don't want to take away from the other kids' experience. - Yvonne from FFHound!
Sadly, Logan is going to miss his first day of school. High fever and strep. What a bummer. #wedovacationright
:( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Aw, geez. :-( - vicster: full-bodied
It's not a vacation with my husband without a trip to Urgent Care. This time it's just strep, but OMFG really?????
:( You are not having travel luck! - Janet
:( Is it John or one of the boys with strep? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Oh no! :-( - vicster: full-bodied
No, it's John... Again. Last year was his Achilles' tendon and the year before was his knee. - Yvonne from FFHound!
What a bummer! Hope he gets some relief! - Anne Bouey
For Tam =). Multnomah Falls. All my other photos are on my other camera.
Mt. St. Helens or Columbia River Gorge? Decisions! Decisions!
Colombia River Gorge! Also, pics of either one. :D - Tamara J. B.
Columbia River Gorge! - Amit Patel
The photos I've seen of Columbia River Gorge are quite beautiful. - John (bird whisperer)
I still can't put into words how I feel about Robin Williams' passing, but this comes pretty close.
The Tooth Fairy paid us a visit last night!
OMG, where did you get that album?? - Melly
Amazon! I can't believe how cute it is! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Is it wrong to buy it 6 years in advance? - Steve C
I'd say go for it Steve! If the kid doesn't want it, you can always use it. - Yvonne from FFHound!
I'm going to get one - I can't bear to throw that tiny tooth away! I still have teeth belonging to the kitten I got when I was 12! - Melly from FFHound!
They have smaller ones too if you don't want the whole album. Congrats to Josiah!! - Yvonne from FFHound!
People who make other plans instead of confirming their original plans can suck it. At least now we have a free day.
This makes me mad, "Didn't hear back from you so didn't think we were on". Just ASK next time! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Yeesh. If I've made plans with someone, but haven't heard back in a few days, I'll call/text/email quickly a couple of days before to confirm that we're still on. I wouldn't just assume that it's not happening. - vicster: full-bodied
Boo! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Being this aggravated makes me tired.
Watching dominoes on YouTube with the kidlets. Some amazing talent!
I would love to live back east near my family and college friends. But every time I think about the heat and humidity and mosquitos and snow, I just know I can't. I'm so torn. :-/
I'm sure you'd readjust. - Tamara J. B.
Not really any mosquitoes in my area. As long as you stay away from large bodies of water, you shouldn't have many. Can't help with the humidity & the snow, though. Personally, I enjoy living somewhere that has all 4 seasons. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
Since my grandma died, every time I see my cousins and aunts together on fb I feel like I'm missing out. I sure would save a bundle on airfare and rental car not having to fly back twice a year to visit. Ugh. - Yvonne from FFHound!
In honor of #ThrowOutThursday AND #ThrowBackThursday, here's a photo of the trunk I brought to college and am now donating. Bye bye! You've been awesome!
I think I have the same trunk in my closet - also got it originally for college! - Lola Bean (Penguin)
@Lola Bean (Penguin): nice! I opted to keep my hope chest instead. =) - Yvonne from FFHound!
Ugh! They totally didn't pick it up from the curb! - Yvonne from FFHound!
#ThrowOutThursday is back! I threw out a broken hula hoop. Curbside donation truck comes tomorrow. Hooray!
Love these kids!
And! We got our first delivery from Pley yesterday!
If you sign up using this link, we'll get $10 credit. - Yvonne from FFHound!
Nothing worth reporting here... Except that I made egg salad for lunch. Kids seemed to like it. <3
I feel like a slug. I've got no energy and no motivation. I feel hot and sticky. I am not the summertime mom I thought I'd be. :-/
*hugs* You've been quite busy lately and it's super hot lately. Go easy on yourself, love. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Seconding the go easy on yourself. Between the heat and humidity, it's been really awful trying to do anything. - vicster: full-bodied
Thanks, gals. I'm mostly disappointed that my kids don't want to do any independent reading or writing (I LOVED doing that on lazy summer days), and just want to watch tv. I feel like I'm too tired to motivate them to do something else and I'm 'doing it wrong'. Well, tomorrow we're going to a water park so maybe that will make up for it. - Yvonne from FFHound!
How was the water park today? - Tamara J. B.
OMG! The water park ROCKED! How did I not know it was only 20 miles away???? I got so much exercise and the kids had a blast! I think tomorrow is going to be another lazy day. LOL! - Yvonne
Awesome. That's fantastic. :D - Tamara J. B.
A mom I randomly met a few months ago is moving to Seattle. We were kind of hit or miss on getting together which frankly made me question whether our new friendship was worth it. So... I'm kind of happy she's moving and thankful I'll have 1 less person to keep up with. *huge sigh of relief*!
I understand this feeling. - Tamara J. B.
Understood. - Janet
How soon is too soon to unfriend her? =) - Yvonne from FFHound!
When her plane touches down in Seattle. - Janet
@Janet - Word. =) - Yvonne
#ThrowOutThursday is here again! I pulled 3 baby puzzles out of rotation to donate. How about you?
Threw out an old bin of catfood I found (expired and gross by now) and recycled the old mail pile! - Jennifer Dittrich
Yay!! - Yvonne from FFHound!
The office purge continued today! Lots of paper was sorted for recycling and shredding! - LB's 10:19pm Name Change
Threw out the cat. Wife made me get it back. - Steve C
@Sucker DJ LB: yay!!!! - Yvonne from FFHound!
I've been having the most messed up, violent dreams since my return from the east coast 2 weeks ago. It's making me wake up more tired than rested. Plus the images in my head now... *shudder
*hugs* That sounds awful, I'm so sorry. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
That's horrible. I hope the dreams become nicer soon, so you can get some decent rest. - vicster: full-bodied
The violent dreams seem to have stopped. Yay! Maybe the worst of the sleep debt is over? - Yvonne from FFHound!
Yesterday I felt like Super Mom! Logan got a bee sting on his finger (ouch!) that I was able to neutralize with some ice. Then Luke jumped in the pool with his floaty ring and accidentally rolled forward under the water. I ran and jumped into the pool to flip him over. Wish I had a video of that!
Super Mom to the rescue! - Anne Bouey
#ThrowOutThursday... Did YOU get rid of something today? I'm donating some kids DVDs we never watch AND I'm throwing away 6 pairs of uncomfortable underwear.
Anyone? - Yvonne from FFHound!
Hmm. No, I didn't yesterday. Will find something today. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
How about Fuck Outta Here Friday? I need to drop off a few bags of clothes Jayden's outgrown :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Works for me Mandy! Lol! - Yvonne from FFHound!
There's a lot of funny trees in this world! - Luke
Nap bus crashed into my family room!
Awesome! I'm sure everyone needed it. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I know *I* needed it. =) - Yvonne from FFHound!
Someone lost his first tooth yesterday! <3
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