and today, i love

June 8, 2009

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angelika.  you asked for it.

cnn.com ran a story today about why moms run the risk of becoming addicted to the internet.  according to an addiction expert,  many moms are addicted to blogs and message boards, and they use their web addiction “as a way to escape problems.”  the article also notes that these mothers point to their accumulating piles of unwashed laundry and poor hygiene as evidence of this harrowing dependency.

let me note a few things:

  • this article was brought to my attention by one of my “internet friends”  
  • my first reaction, albeit in jest, was “ha!  i am totally going to blog about this” and then i realized that i was probably missing the point of the article. 
  • i have not showered today.  i’ve been meaning to, but i haven’t figured out a way to waterproof my laptop.
  • laundry?  what laundry.  i don’t see any laundry.  let me climb up on top of this mountainous heap of dirty clothes to get a better view.   

but let me also say that i would not survive motherhood without the aid and support of my “internet friends”.  i would have gone crazy (okay, crazier) if not for the connections i made through message boards and online communities, and the girls i met online have become the most amazing group of real-life friends i’ve ever known.  call it an addiction, call it dependence, but i would be lost if not for the internet and the friends i’ve made because of it.  i may have dishes in the sink, dog hair on the floor, and laundry piled up to the rafters, but i also have an outlet for my thoughts, a means of connecting to other real-live non-toddler human beings, and the most amazing group of friends that a marginally-internet-addicted stay-at-home-mom could ever ask for.  do you think they have wi-fi in detox?

cnn.com ran a story today about why moms run the risk of becoming addicted to the internet.  according to an addiction expert,  many moms are addicted to blogs and message boards, and they use their web addiction “as a way to escape problems.”  the article also notes that these mothers point to their accumulating piles of unwashed laundry and poor hygiene as evidence of this harrowing dependency.

let me note a few things:

  • this article was brought to my attention by one of my “internet friends”  
  • my first reaction, albeit in jest, was “ha!  i am totally going to blog about this” and then i realized that i was probably missing the point of the article. 
  • i have not showered today.  i’ve been meaning to, but i haven’t figured out a way to waterproof my laptop.
  • laundry?  what laundry.  i don’t see any laundry.  let me climb up on top of this mountainous heap of dirty clothes to get a better view.   

but let me also say that i would not survive motherhood without the aid and support of my “internet friends”.  i would have gone crazy (okay, crazier) if not for the connections i made through message boards and online communities, and the girls i met online have become the most amazing group of real-life friends i’ve ever known.  call it an addiction, call it dependence, but i would be lost if not for the internet and the friends i’ve made because of it.  i may have dishes in the sink, dog hair on the floor, and laundry piled up to the rafters, but i also have an outlet for my thoughts, a means of connecting to other real-live non-toddler human beings, and the most amazing group of friends that a marginally-internet-addicted stay-at-home-mom could ever ask for.  do you think they have wi-fi in detox?

happy birthday, BoGo

February 16, 2009

kerry’s baby boys were born this morning. the little stinkers came early. troublemakers, already, those two.

these are my dear friends kerry and molly, and also a large margarita with two straws.  they are too cheap to buy their own drinks so they bought one to split.  just kidding…i think they had each already had a few drinks of their own and this one was just an extra that they decided to share.  anyhow, this picture was taken before they both got knocked up and could still (publicly) consume tequila.  (what you girls do in the privacy of your own homes is your business.  i’m not going to judge you, but if your babies come out with three arms and one eye i may start pointing fingers)

molly is due to have her baby girl any day now, and i am praying for her to start having contractions RIGHT NOW! seriously, it’s time to get that baby out of there.  

kerry is pregnant with twin boys but she was admitted to the hospital today because she has a shortened cervix that could cause preterm labor.  WAY TOO EARLY.  maybe the universe got the signals messed up or something, but all those labor thoughts i was sending out were supposed to go to molly’s uterus, not kerry’s.  

so, if you have any extra thoughts and prayers laying around, if you could throw some to kerry to STOP labor, and throw some to molly to START labor, that would be awesome.  

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these are my dear friends kerry and molly, and also a large margarita with two straws.  they are too cheap to buy their own drinks so they bought one to split.  just kidding…i think they had each already had a few drinks of their own and this one was just an extra that they decided to share.  anyhow, this picture was taken before they both got knocked up and could still (publicly) consume tequila.  (what you girls do in the privacy of your own homes is your business.  i’m not going to judge you, but if your babies come out with three arms and one eye i may start pointing fingers)

molly is due to have her baby girl any day now, and i am praying for her to start having contractions RIGHT NOW! seriously, it’s time to get that baby out of there.  

kerry is pregnant with twin boys but she was admitted to the hospital today because she has a shortened cervix that could cause preterm labor.  WAY TOO EARLY.  maybe the universe got the signals messed up or something, but all those labor thoughts i was sending out were supposed to go to molly’s uterus, not kerry’s.  

so, if you have any extra thoughts and prayers laying around, if you could throw some to kerry to STOP labor, and throw some to molly to START labor, that would be awesome.  

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giving thanks

November 25, 2008

i am thankful…

for my husband

for my baby

that my husband has a job

for the roof over our head

that i am blessed to be able to stay home with my baby

for feet that can run miles

for a body in relatively good shape…wonky brain circuitry notwithstanding 

my family’s health and comfort

for my friends (sarah: for being the yin to my yang; kate: for keeping me sane and being the voice of reason; molly: for making me laugh, even if you are a texas fan; kerry: for cracking my shit up daily, even if you are a husker fan; angelika: for having the biggest heart and the sharpest tongue; rheana: for giving the best massages in the world – don’t worry, she’s a professional; lillian: for being the sweetest person i know, i miss you already; cathy: for being intelligent and outspoken)

and for my “real life friends” shannon, kristen and kristina for being soul-sisters who just “get” me, even if we live far away and don’t talk often.  i am thankful for email and facebook and blogs to be able to stay connected to you amazing women.

and my other, other real life friends….”the runners”: katie, erin, jenna. 

for treeforts

for my baby’s grandparents who spoil her and love her completely

for ambien, for zoloft, for my sanity

for my new nephew who will be coming home from korea in january (we hope!)