Monday, April 27, 2009

Up On My Soapbox

So yesterday afternoon the family and I are enjoying a relaxing afternoon in the comfort of our air conditioning since it was 90+ degrees when we hear a horrible racket outside. So the hubby looks out to find out was going on but didn't see anything immediately except a bunch of our neighbors standing near the street and a lot of cars stopped. After a few minutes of being completely oblivious to the fact we finally realize our mailbox is gone! Our neighbors saw the whole event unfold before them. One of the lovely drivers that like to speed down our street had gone off the road, tried to correct, went airborne, took out our mailbox and our neighbors mailbox, then managed to regain control and came to a stop sideways on the road out front. He then proceeded to back up and go along his way. Luckily one of the nice people in our neighborhood saw it happen got his license plate and I believe said something to the guy who eventually turned around and came back almost 5 minutes later. This driver was very lucky that he did not hit that guardrail you can see in the first picture because he likely would have ended up down the embankment in the creek.

Now here is my soapbox, or I guess you could call it that. We have been living in this house for about 3 1/2 years now, it is nice family neighborhood with an elementary school and high school and although you see the double yellow lines in the picture the speed limit is 25. I think maybe 50% of the people that travel this road daily go the actual speed limit which completely infuriates me. And many of those drivers speeding are actually the bus drivers that carry the children to and from school everyday, or the parents trying to get their kids there on time. Even though there have been several incidents like this to happen on our street the police presence has not increased. I even felt like one of the officers we spoke to yesterday could have given a hoot about the incident and was ready to get on with their day.

So what is a law abiding, tax paying resident supposed to do? Well, for the time being I guess I must not allow the kids to play outside or get the mail when there is any traffic coming. Who knows when some wackjob on their cell phone, going 10 to 20 miles over the speed limit around a pretty decent curve is going to plow you over. So here is my PSA for the day ~ If you or anyone you know likes to speed in residential areas, where children play, slow the F*&% DOWN!!! Thank you, and we now return you to our regularly scheduled program already in progress.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Reasons Why Crayola May Not Be That Wonderful

So we bought a big bag of Crayola products a couple weeks ago and one of the the things in the bag is color explosion paper in black. Basically you are just using the markers for their moisture to take away the black and reveal the color underneath. Cute idea but the black does come off when it gets wet. Case in point, my lovely children that thought they needed a little more fiber in their diets.

Thank goodness it is non-toxic! And yes I know it says 6+. Never been much for following directions. ha ha

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


This week weighs heavy on my heart. Thursday April 16th marks the second anniversary of the horrible events that took place at Virginia Tech. While I am not an official Hokie, I graduated from Radford, my blood will always run maroon and orange. I lived in Blacksburg, VA for six years and VT was a huge part of my life. My husband actually attended VT for the first part of his college career and was actually a VT laughing. :)

While life continues to go on I don't want anyone to forget the special people that were lost that day. If you would like to learn more about the individuals on the list below you can read about them here. Please keep the family and friends of these individuals in your thoughts and prayers throughout this difficult week.

We Remember
Ross A. Alameddine
Christopher James Bishop
Brian R. Bluhm
Ryan Christopher Clark
Austin Michelle Cloyd
Jocelyne Couture-Nowak
Kevin P. Granata
Matthew Gregory Gwaltney
Caitlin Millar Hammaren
Jeremy Michael Herbstritt
Rachael Elizabeth Hill
Emily Jane Hilscher
Jarrett Lee Lane
Matthew Joseph La Porte
Henry J. Lee
Liviu Librescu
G.V. Loganathan
Partahi Mamora Halomoan Lumbantoruan
Lauren Ashley McCain
Daniel Patrick O'Neil
Juan Ramon Ortiz-Ortiz
Minal Hiralal Panchal
Daniel Alejandro Perez
Erin Nicole Peterson
Michael Steven Pohle, Jr.
Julia Kathleen Pryde
Mary Karen Read
Reema Joseph Samaha
Waleed Mohamed Shaalan
Leslie Geraldine Sherman
Maxine Shelly Turner
Nicole Regina White

Saturday, April 11, 2009

HOPpy Easter

Hope everyone has a Hoppy Day!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Broken Car

So this morning I got up and got ready to go to my doctors appointment to have my biopsy done and wouldn't you know there is no swelling in my lymph node. So I decide to keep the doctors appointment and see what she says. The doctor was great and did a thorough exam and said everything looked great and that there wasn't much she could do if it isn't swollen. I'm happy that I didn't have to have any invasive procedures done this morning but darn if I don't feel like a broken car that you take to the mechanic only to find out that they can't "recreate" the problem so you just have to wait until you completely break down.

In other news we got Ella's ears pierced this weekend! (pics to come soon) She was great, the first ear didn't even faze her and the second one they did I think that the snap noise upset her and she cried for a whopping 30 seconds. She is starting to look grownup now which my hubby isn't too excited about, but she just looks so darn cute with those little diamond studs in. Now hopefully people won't ask me if I have two boys so often!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Why is it that anxiety sneaks up on you at the weirdest times? Well, at least for me anyway. Last night Logan was having some good dreaming and made the strangest noise. The hubby quickly went in to check on him. He was perfectly fine just really into whatever he was dreaming about. When the hubby returned I lost it. I don't know if it was from all the stress of them both being sick last week and I was dealing with it on my own or just the stress I am under about my upcoming doctors appointment on Monday. It was 12:30 in the morning and there I am having an anxiety attack. Today is better though, just exhausted, anxiety attacks really take a toll on my body...I feel like a ran a marathon last night. Thank goodness for blogs! I can get everything out and hopefully now won't have to deal with it anymore. :)

Oh and I know someone is going to ask about my doctors appointment so I will go ahead and explain that quick. I have a swollen lymph gland under my arm that has been there for a few months. When I went to doctor last week for being sick I told her about it so now I get to have a biopsy done on it. Hopefully it just turns out to be a clogged duct but I will just be happy when it is all said and done.

And since I don't want to leave this blog on a crappy note I'm leaving you with two pictures of my green monsters. Enjoy!