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Life Stuff

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I’m thrilled about all our good baby news. But I thought I’d share some of life’s other stuff that’s going on:

  • All our plumbing fixtures started leaking at the same time
  • Work really sucks right now
  • I’m on my period
  • I have bruises in my armpits from my 25 pound backpack
  • I dumped used cat litter all over the garage floor (and my foot)
  • Some animal ripped a bird apart on our back porch
  • One of the cats took a dump on Mel’s Ipod. And it really stinks.

What a day! I think I’ll go look at the u/s pics.




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A Minor Inconvenience

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I’ve uploaded the photos from the minor accident I had on Saturday. Can anyone guess what happened? My car’s the red one.


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Making Progress

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We’ve passed the first milestone of getting a positive at-home pregnancy test. Correction:  a dozen at-home pregnancy tests, because the first six might be a fluke.

Stay tuned: Blood test on Monday.


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Worth the Price?

Is it just me, or this site mostly about selling stuff?

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Rockin’ Out

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Mom always listened to popular music. She always had to have some kind of background music on all the time. Even on the day she died, she had the radio on for awhile.

In her car, I found several tapes and CDs. This was a real treasure for me because I can just imagine her rockin’ out while driving down the street. This is the music she was listening to in the past four years of her life.

Some of the tapes I found –
Elton John Greatest Hits Volume II – This was my tape, but she had on 8-track when I was a kid.
Diamond Rio – Love a Little Stronger
Conway Twitty Greatest Hits
Toby Keith – How Do You Like Me Now?
Glass Tiger – The Thin Red Line
Hall & Oates – H20 (Leave me alone/I’m a family man/And my bark is much worse than my bite)
Foreigner – Agent Provocateur (She loved to torture me with Foreigner songs.)
Brooks and Dunn – Tight Rope
Eddit Rabbitt Greatest Hits (Oh yeah, that’s good stuff right there)
Tears For Fears – Songs From The Big Chair
Don Henley – The End of the Innocence
Rodney Crowell – Diamonds & Dirt (Personally, I love Roseanne Cash.)

Some of the CDs I found in her car –
The Cars Greatest Hits
Joe Diffie – A Thousand Winding Roads
Evanescence – Fallen
Hoobastank, Incubus
Linkin Park – Meteora
Nickelback – Silver Side Up
Shinedown – Leave a Whisper
Velvet Revolver – Contraband

Most of the tapes are music that I recall her listening to when I was a kid. The stuff on CDs is what she and my brother, Eric, listened to. I wouldn’t be surprised if she bought most, if not all, of these CDs.


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Mom made the papers

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Mom’s Life Closed

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Because Mom wasn’t a religious person, I wanted to keep her funeral services relatively secular. I conducted a simple “service” at the graveside yesterday where I read the following Emily Dickinson poem:

My life closed twice before its close;
It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
A third event to me,

So huge, so hopeless to conceive
As these that twice befell.
Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell.


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