Saturday, June 25, 2011

Lovelies, I hate bad grammar and blatant spelling mistakes.  Your, you're, their, there, they're, etc. Seeing these atrocities in written form makes me feel like my eyes are bleeding.  Let  me tell you that 'prolly' is not an acceptable form of 'probably.'  The word 'awe' is not the same as 'aww.' Awe- 'I was in awe of the rainbow in the sky,' Aww- 'Aww, that baby is so cute!' Am I getting anywhere? lol.  It's difficult for me to text in shorthand because I hate to read things like 'plz chk the ovn 2 c if itz stl on bcuz i thnk i 4got 2 trn it off.' Ahhh! I will take a page from my friend's Facebook post when I say please do not bother trying to shorten the word 'come.' Really though?  The three letter version of this word is icky when everyone sees it and knows that was not the 'c' you were talking about.  The scary thing about this is that it really seems that no one cares! I have seen these grammatical abominations on billboards, public (government and private sector) buildings, newspapers and really anything that can be read.  It really is mind boggling.
True story- one day (years ago), I called a guy because his sign said 'puppys for sale.' I asked him if he knew that 'puppies' had been spelled incorrectly.  He said that he did but that he did not have enough space for the 'ies.' Umm, how about you write smaller so that you don't make yourself look as uneducated as you sound? No, I did not actually tell him to write smaller, but I wanted to.....  Just like I want to call the attorneys who are advertising their practice on one of the big billboards on the freeway.  Just like I want to message the small-business woman who keeps putting 'September mama's.'  The only way that the apostrophe should be there is if this was a sentence that says 'September mama's doll.'  Alas, there is no spell check and grammar check is useless.  Insert eyeball roll.  Learn to live with it, or be an advocate for correct spelling and grammar?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

i know, i know. another pic of S4.

but this one is hIlarious!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

There, I said it Thursday...

I have a problem, lovelies.  I have some pregnant friends and it takes everything, EVERYTHING I have in me not to be 'that' friend.  You know, the friend who constantly gives unsolicited advice, tells you all about how great her homebirth was, how she would suggest a midwife to any and everyone, the one who suggests that you watch certain documentaries or read certain books?  Yeah.  It's really difficult for me.  I really try to only make suggestions and will delve into other topics if my friend is interested but past that, I bite my tongue. 
I bite my tongue, then I judge.  I judge when friends don't at least try breastfeed past the painful first few days or they decide on a c-section because their doctor is going on vacation the same week their baby is coming.  Or carry their babies in car seats knowing that damn car seat is heavy, or go out and get the most unsafe baby carrier after seeing me with my bazillion carriers that are both safer and cuter! I know- I am terrible.   I am well aware that there are often times very legit reasons for not being able to breastfeed.  I am well aware of the fact that there are wonderful medical personnel who know what they are doing when it comes to women's reproductive health.  However....... I believe in making decisions after learning about what all the options are (for example-homebirth/hospital/birth center).  I think I judge a little harsher when I know that friends are just going by what the doctor prescribes without asking any questions.  Think for yourselves. Do some research.  Rant over. Go ahead and judge me.  There, I said it.  ;)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

They're related for sure.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

It's June.

What?? June?  I know it's June. It's hot out. I shouldn't complain because the weather was amazing in May.  Hopefully the monsoon season will come soon so that some of this heat will dissipate. 

Ok, so S1 starts high school summer academy tomorrow.  Does this count as high school? Do I need to get kleenex ready?  The classes are prerequisites and will earn him some credit.  Summer academy will also give him a chance to ease in to high school life... but really, does this 'count' as high school? 

Time has gone by so fast, lovelies.  Things are moving.  We need a bigger house.  I need a vacation.  I've made some new birthy friends.  I am excited to see what the next few months will bring.  I have so many projects that I need to get done; sewing, organizing, weight losing. etc. Seems like there is never enough time, but when I look up, time has flown.    
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