Hear me roar

Patty awarded me the roar award and I'm so excited because this is my second award. Eeek.

Those people I've given this award to are encouraged to post it on their own blogs; list three things they believe are necessary for good, powerful writing; and then pass the award on to the five blogs they want to honor, who in turn pass it on to five others, etc etc.
Let's send a roar through the blogosphere!

The image above can be copied and pasted onto other blogs. Also, a small size of the award for sidebars can be found over at the writing circle site.

My three things necessary for good powerful writing are:

  1. Openness. I find that it's hard to really write good stuff when you are afraid to be open and honest. One of the things I try and do everyday is not censor what I write. I try and let you all see the good, the bad and the ugly.
  2. Humor. You have to have a sense of humor about everything. Not just from a that was a good joke point of view but I think it is important to be able to laugh at yourself. You have to be able to take the criticism with a grain of salt and not censor your writing out of fear of what other people might think. You just have to take it all with a sense of humor.
  3. Patience. Writing often takes a great deal of patience. There are days when I don't feel like writing and then I realize that maybe today will be the day that I write something great and make one person laugh. I try and write daily just out of the hopes that my blog might have been the one thing that put a smile on your face.
I now tag:

Ginger: I tag her because she writes from a totally different point of view then most of us are used to on here. She doesn't write about parenthood or marriage she writes about being single. It is so awesome to have someone be so open about what they are living right now.

Emery: She was the first blog I ever read and I loved it. I love reading her struggles with mommy hood and I love watching as she solves it all and makes perfect sense of it. She always has something great to say that really makes me stop and think, hey everything is going to be okay.

Living Life in TX
: I love her blog. It is so real and she is dealing with things that most of us couldn't even imagine. I read her daily and I thrive on watching her cope with her day. She totally amazes me each day.

Rachel: I tag her because she has such a different outlook on parenting. She always tries the thing outside of the box first. I love her approach to healthy parenting. She makes me want to be just like her. I can't believe all of the clever things she comes up with for her son medically and how she deals with everything. Plus she loves to talk about poop like me.

And finally Sarah and Jordan: Seriously, he has twins, she writes everyday in detail and she has twins. This girl just amazes the shit out of me.

The upside to having a cold

Pissing yourself because you were bending over, not classy.

Pissing yourself because you were walking, lame.

Pissing yourself because you were laughing, well that is just funny

Pissing yourself while you were just sitting there doing nothing...well that's just sad.

Pissing yourself because you were coughing well that is just totally justified. So see, being sick has it's upside. I don't feel like a complete ass when I piss myself now!

A personal goal

Aside from washing all the random stuff I've decided I must wash today, I have a second personal lazy goal. I want to watch everything in my Tivo! So far I've watched all of my Rachael Ray's and I've now moved on to last nights Next Iron Chef! Go Besh!

Finally done

So we've been working on Brandon's room for quite some time now. We ordered his furniture from Pottery Barn way back in September and it finally all arrived toward the end of October. Soooo I give you Brandon's new big boy room.
His new bed with the most uber soft bedding ever. Also his little night stand that he keeps a stash of Cheeto's in (Seriously). You can also see his little lamp that goes with his bedding and his dangly lights. They are used as his night light.

This is his little dream wall and his little shelves. That is the blanket I brought him home in.

That is his new super awesome dresser that holds more clothes then I have in my own closet. That is his Superman TV and his baseball pack pack.

This is his little bookshelf with his bear clock that has a fish that tick tocks below it, it matches his bedding. You can also see his bear paw coat hooks.

This is the rest of his room, showing his red chair, his toy box and his vacuum.

Those are the rest of his little coat hooks and his little bench that he likes to sit on to put his socks on.

Moving on to Codi's room

Finally got the changing table in his room since Brandon's dresser arrived

His crib all set up with his mobile and his little lamp.

His rocking chair and his little "C" for Codi.

His new little shelf.

That is his little antique truck that grandma found, his piggy bank and his book that grandma got at a book store at burning man.

Close up of his crib

His little changing table is all ready, with all the goop and wipes for his circumcision and belly button care.

His bassinet, which is where he will live while I shower or when we have company

He he isn't his little bassinet so cute!

Nesting is a great excuse

So far today I have

  • Cleaned out the junk drawer in my kitchen
  • Cleaned out the other junk drawer in my kitchen
  • Cleaned out all other drawers in my kitchen, making one a baking drawer, one for big spoons, tongs and whisks, a sharps drawer and so on.
  • Cleaned out my utensil drawer
  • Washed the sheets on my bed (still want to wash each pillow too)
  • Washed Brandon's shower curtain
  • Washed Codi's sheets
  • Washed my guest blankets
  • Washed my whites
  • Washed my towels
Things I have done this past month
  • Cleaned out my pantry (with hubbies help in the high places)
  • Cleaned out my laundry room
  • Organized all of Codi's drawers
  • Washed Brandon's sheets four times (fucking cat)
  • Washed the changing pad cover in Codis room
  • Cleaned out my nick nack drawers and cabinets
  • Organized all of my cards
  • Cleaned closet and drawers (technically mom did this for me but shhhh)
  • Cleaned out Brandon's drawers and closet
  • Repacked diaper bag
  • Packed bag for hospital
  • Packed Codi's bag for hospital (yes we need separate bags)
  • Supervised installation of car seats
  • Supervised rearrangement of both car seats in car
  • Supervised building of bassinet
  • Washed bassinet bedding
  • Washed all of Brandon's blankets
  • Washed my rugs (need to do one more time)
  • Washed table cloth (8 times)

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