Thursday, September 30, 2010

You'll have me committed.....

Just in case you thought that the wonderfully crazy dreams of Stacey stopped when I had a baby...you were wrong. I seriously could have a whole blog devoted to the ridiculous dreams that I have. Like the other night when I dreamt that I made my millions by knitting a "cozy" for headphones with a mic (think a cross between the headphones you got with your disc man and the microphone that is on receptionist headsets). I made them look like testicles over your ears and the mic...yep, it was a penis. This was how I became a millionaire.

If you are laughing so hard that you have wet yourself, go ahead and keep the soaked britches on because I have a dosey for you from last night.

In my dream I was single. I had no baby, I had no hubby. I just had a guy that I was dating that I really liked. He liked me too, but he was also always very guarded around me. Nervous that I was pulling the wool over his eyes. Afraid that I wasn't with him for the right reasons. We finally got to the point where we were going to take it to the next level if you know what I mean. He was being nervous, and I wanted to make sure he knew I was in it for the right reasons.

So, I put my hand on his leg and said,

"Remember, I love you and want to be with you for who you are........not because you are Justin Bieber."
Mothers, lock up your 16 year olds.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Happy Anniversary Pill's Place!!

September 17, 2010 marked Pill's Place 4 year anniversary! You know what I did to celebrate...I forgot! There has been so much going on that the anniversary just came and went. Luckily, I remembered that my wedding anniversary is coming up and then thought "Isn't there something else going on too?!"

So I want to take the time to thank you for reading. I write about good stuff, I write about bad stuff, I write important stuff, I write ridiculous stuff. I do it because I love to write and there is nothing better in the world than getting the occasional comment and knowing that readers do exist...just like Santa Claus.

To celebrate I wanted to give away a prize. Something great and important to me. Man, I was really racking my brain. Then I realized that the thing that is most important to me right now is the Getty Owl project. So, if you win...you get one of these!
It can be a men's, women's or child's short or long sleeve shirt. The come in a variety of shirt colors, but we'll take care of all that when the winner is selected. All you have to do...is leave a comment, simply as that. Only blog comments will be counted, Facebook comments will not work on this one. Contest ends Saturday at 12:00pm PST. I'll draw someone at random and announce the winner on Sunday.

Thanks for sticking around!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A to Z

Recently I won a contest held on The 818. It was for a Simply Baby Print by Hoot Design Co. This could not have been more perfect since the colors are exactly Leyton's room and the ABC design was the theme in his room. I finally got it put up on the wall and I love it.Thanks Morgan for hosting such a great contest!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Hair Club for Men

Probably one of the worst things post pregnancy is the hair loss. I seriously feel like I lose a small animal each time I wash my hair and right now I'm trying to only do that every other day at most. It's the kind of hair that you don't let go down the drain because you will plug the whole plumbing lines.

I have been growing my hair out for a long time and it got VERY long during the pregnancy. It not only was long it was thick and shiny and gorgeous. Now, it's gross. It's drab and thin and frizzy. I have never been more tempted to hack it all off but know that if I do I will regret the decision. So now, I just live in a grandma bun. Buns are sexy you know. Sexier than receding hairlines....eekk!I'm seriously about to become a client.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lab Monkey

Last week Leyton got to be a lab monkey, or actually I think I was calling him my little lab rat all day. UC Davis contacted us to see if we would be willing to participate in studies and I figured, why not? As long as it wasn't going to be harmful or traumatic I was all for it. Leyton participated in two studies, both to try and determine how much babies pay attention and notice new items at this age. He looked at a giant tv screen with a particular toy that moved in a particular way and made a particular noise. Then they would change one aspect to see if it caught his attention. The second study was again looking at a screen that was divided and would show him two pictures of either cats or cars. Sometimes the pictures were the same, and other times one side was different from the other. Overall, he passed with flying colors and was labeled a baby genius. Well, not really but that's what I like to think. We were given a certificate and a free toy. I'm so happy I'm in the picture and so happy I look absolutely thrilled.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling on a river.....


After weeks of getting stuck on his side, Leyton has finally mastered the roll over!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fat Gut

If the thought of watching a mom sound completely ridiculous in order to get her baby to laugh makes your throw up in your mouth some....then this is probably not the video for you!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 30

Your Favorite Song

Eeek, of course the 30 Days of Me had to go out with a bang and give me just about the hardest question to ever answer. The thought of picking one song literally makes me sick to my stomach. There are just so many damn songs in the world, and so many great ones at that. I really think that my favorite song changes all of the time. You get that song that you can listen to over and over and over and over and never tire of it.

After going on and on about Ray LaMontagne I'm going to go out on a limb here and go with someone else! This is probably a song that not a lot have heard and there is something simple, charming, haunting and wonderful about this song.



The song is called "I Will Keep The Bad Things From You" by The Damnwells. I love the instruments. I love the rawness of the sound like they just had a recorder during practice. I love that you hear a page turn. I love the lead singers voice. I have listened to this song a million times and almost walked down the aisle to it. I can still listen to this song a million more times and never tire of it. This is the kind of song that makes you want a partner that is a musician so songs like this can be written for you. It's the kind of song that makes you fall in love.

Thank you so much for being a part of the 30 Days Of Me. I had fun and hope you did too.

Monday, September 20, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 29

In The Past Month What Have You Learned

I think I've learned a couple things this past month. First, I think I have learned that parenting and having a baby does get easier and it's completely ok to say it sucked at first. You have 9 months to prepare for this wonderful being to enter your life and when you see said being for the first time the capacity that you thought you had to love something completely changes. At the same time...the baby really seems like a being. A creature from another world of which you have no idea how to handle. Now, I get it. I know how to soothe, I know typically what he wants and I love every moment of it.

Secondly, I think I have learned that for me there is no greater pleasure in my personal life than helping people. Doing this event and helping the Storm family has been so fulfilling. I also know that deep in my soul I was meant to plan events and when I do so I am filled with such fullness. I have to figure out a way to do this more.

Finally I have learned that there are truly some amazing and generous people out there. It makes me feel a little better about the world and easier to take the people that are just bitter and selfish. If people would just relax and get chips off their shoulder the world would be a better place.

Meet Getty

Many of you have heard me mention the name Getty, the term SMA1 and my friend Kate. I keep dropping hints that things are in the works but haven't said much about the cause as a whole until now. So sit down, hang on and PLEASE read and show your support. I don't ask much from you my wonderful readers...but this time I need your full attention.This is Getty Storm, my friend Kate and Mark Storm's beautiful almost 6 month old daughter. At the beginning of August Getty went to her routine 4 month appointment. Kate and Mark assumed that the most painful part of this trip would be the shots that Getty received at the end of the visit. What they didn't know was that they would be told that their daughter likely only had two years to live.

Getty was diagnosed with SMA1. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an inherited disease that causes progressive muscle degeneration and weakness, eventually leading to death. Infants like Getty with SMA Type 1 are born with very little muscle tone, weak muscles, and develop feeding and breathing problems over time. Weakness gets worse and will eventually become severe. There is no cure or treatment for the progressive weakness, making this condition terminal.

When Kate told me, I was crushed. A new mom myself I had no idea how to handle the news. Getty was Leyton's first girlfriend...his cougar. I went home and cried all weekend. I made a tape of lullabies and cried each time I listened to it. I held Leyton tighter than I ever had and kept telling him I loved him with tears running down my face. Then I woke up and realized that I had to help Kate and her family. I decided to make it my mission to do anything and everything I possibly could to make things easier. I knew that the two things going for me was that I knew a lot of people and I knew how to throw events. Since Getty's condition is considered terminal her insurance will not cover many of the medical expenses and equipment that Getty is going to need.

With the help of my friend Jenn, Becki and Meghan a site for Getty was started. It would be a place for the Storm family to share their updates about Getty. It would be a place for people to learn about SMA. It would be a place to share upcoming fundraising events being held in Getty's honor. It ultimately would be a place to raise money and awareness about Getty and her condition.

www.gettyowl.com is now officially up and running. Go there, read and tell your friends all about it!!!

The first fund raiser is also on the books and moving and grooving!
GETty Crafty at Fremont Park is set to take place here in Sacramento on October 16th. We have over 50 vendors coming out, live music and some great sponsors. We also have an AMAZING raffle that we will be selling tickets for. There will be more information on the vendors and the raffle coming soon so please stay tuned!

Now that you have read all of this you might be wondering how you can help. The first and easiest is if you have a site, if you tweet, if you simply Facebook...spread the word about Getty's site and about the craft fair. We have created an event on Facebook which you can see here:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=130763776971424

If you are local, come out to the event. If you are a vendor, sign up to be part of the event by emailing me!

There is also a cute little button that you can put on your blog letting everyone know that you support Getty Owl.

Finally, if you would like to make a monetary donation you can also do that through Getty's site. This money goes directly to the family to pay for medical treatment and supplies that Getty will need. In the event of Getty's passing, any funds that remain will be donated to further research and help other families out that are going through this same thing.

Thank you so much to everyone that has already shown their support. I'm so happy to be a part of all of this and could not have done it without you.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 28

A Picture Of You Last Year And Now..How Have You Changed Since Then

Last year I spent alot of time growing a baby.....this year I get to reap in the rewards!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 27

Why Are You Doing This 30 Day Challenge

I decided to do this to give me some topics to talk about. I thought it might spice things up a bit and maybe share a little more of myself. Make me think outside of the box. I have to say that I'm so glad I decided to do it, it's been fun and I'm a little sad that it's going to end in just a few days!

Friday, September 17, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 26

What You Think About Your Friends

I'm not sure what I can really say here. I have great friends!! I talked about some of them in the picture with my friends.

I am very proud of Wendy right now. She just graduated from beauty school after more than two hard years of working and going to school at nights. I can't wait until there is a "Pretty Pretty Princess Gwendolyn's House of Beauty."

RP is by far the most talented graphic designer I have ever met. The stuff she comes up with blows me out of the water. She is always there to help me out and every time she does I am more amazed. Just wait until you see what she just did for the Getty events...it will blow your socks off.

Kimmy. She's the yin to my yang, the sprout to my jolly green giant. She completes me.

Finally Kate. Kate and I were friends many years ago when we worked together, and then we lost touch. We got back in touch and became pregnant buddies. She gave birth to Leyton's first girlfriend Getty and we immediately started having play dates. It was discovered that Getty had SMA and immediately my heart broke for Kate. From this experience I have learned that Kate is someone that I am always going to admire. Instead of burrying her head in the stand, she stood tall and learned everything she could to help her daughter. She is by far the strongest woman I know and the best mom that ever existed. I am proud to be Kate's friend.

There are many other lovely ladies out there so if you aren't on my list don't think I don't love you! Thank you for being a friend, travel down the road and back again......

Thursday, September 16, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 25

What Would I Find In Your Bag

Well, have a looksy yourself and let's go ahead and talk about the items. We have a couple rubber bands for my unruly long hair, some sunglasses, a business card case, a pen, a wallet, the orange flower thing is my coupon holder, a roll of tape for when I was taping my broken toe, a CVS bag tag cause I love my CVS deals, my camera, Leyton makeup bag, a tube of hand sanitizer and some lotion.

What? I'm forgetting something you say? A small little square item with the words "Trojan" marked on them? Oh, those are just condoms silly. Seriously I just about laughed till I peed when I realized I had condoms in my purse and thought about leaving them out of the photo. I'm apparently that kind of girl. I'd love to say these are for those impromptu moments when we are driving down the highway and think..."let's go for it." Sadly, that is not the case. We were going on a trip, I thought the mood might strike and threw these in at the last minute. They are still there. Luckily the Mirena is coming soon and I will no longer need the raincoats.

Hey though, it's better to be safe than sorry my friends! I love my wee man but holy shit if I got knocked up right now it would not make for a funny Rom/Com movie. It would be sitting in the "Horror" genre instead and scarier than "The Ring."

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 24

A Letter To Your Parents
This will have to be in two parts. Since my parents are not a cohesive unit it only makes sense to do it that way.

Dear Mommy Dearest,

You are in Paris, and you suck. Hahahahaha! No, you know I am just kidding you and being jealous. Seriously though mom, I look at this picture of you and think "Why didn't my mom save her entire wardrobe?" You had some seriously groovy tastes back then. Just look at you with that long blond hair and sexy cigarette.

What can I say, you are my Mommy D. You are my best friend. I hate that you live so far away, especially now that there is a grandson getting bigger by the day. I want you to be here, I want to have weekly lunches with you. Get home from Paris and move already..jeez.

I've been solo with you since I was 5 and I think you did great. I know at times it was hard for you, but you championed through it like the goddess that you are. You were a good mommy, I hope you know that. You are crazy creative and incredibly talented. I could show you anything and you will be able to make it yourself just like the picture if not better. Except for knitting, we now know you can't knit so I do have that one on you. Everyone that knows you loves you, it is impossible not to like you. I don't always agree with your taste in men, but we can't all be perfect can we?

I have a tattoo that makes me think of you everyday. I think that says alot. Plus, there is nothing better than telling people "Oh, that hanger..it's because I call my mom Mommy Dearest" only to watch the shock on people's faces. You are nothing like Mommy Dearest, you just don't like wire hangers. Thankfully we've never had a butt beating while baby powder goes flying everywhere though!

I love you, you are a piece of my heart and now that I have a child of my own I know how much you love me back. That is so important to me now.

Love,
Stacey Lynn

________________________________________________________________

Dear Dad,

Hello my tall goofy father. How are you? Will you read this blog post? You don't have a computer, so probably not.

Dad, I love you more than you will ever know. I don't always agree with you and your ways and I don't always know that you love me the way a parent does. That's weird to write, but I'm not sure you ever really knew what it meant to be a Dad. You are affectionate and caring, but you are distant. Maybe you had kids too young, maybe it was the drinking, maybe it was how you grew up. It's so hard to say.

The thing is though, it doesn't make me love you any less. I get furious with you, yes. Sometimes I think you need a good reality check spanking, yes. What it comes down to though is you are my Dad. I see you in me all the time. You are hilarious, the life of the party, the fun guy to be around. You are the world's ultimate buddy. Sometimes though, I don't want a buddy...I want a Dad.

I hope if you read this, you don't take offense but instead take it to heart. I can't give you a book that tells you what you are supposed to do and as I get older I don't need a father figure as much. So now what I ask of you is to be a Grandpa. Leyton is small now, but as he gets bigger...please don't be distant. I don't want him to know you from pictures and holidays. I want him to think he has the coolest Grandpa ever. The Grandpa that picks him up to take him riding on the golf cart. The Grandpa that takes him for ice cream. The Grandpa that gives him a big hug and kiss every time he sees him. The Grandpa that tells him how much he loves him.

I can only hope for these things because I have learned not to expect anything. The fact of the matter is, I will love you anyway.

Love,
Stace (sometimes referred to as Tam)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 23

Something You Crave For Alot
The best fish ever in my opinion. Come to me my sweet red chewy goodness!

Four Months Old


You really like playing with your feet and toes right now, I'm waiting for the day that you put them in your mouth. Soon enough I'm going to have to strap you down in the chair for your monthly photo based on how much you squirm around. I love you little Smidgey.

Monday, September 13, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 22

What Makes You Different From Everyone Else

I swear these questions keep getting harder and harder. It's funny how at times having a blog can seem very self centered...and then it comes down to really having to write about yourself and there is nothing harder to do. It makes me feel conceited.

I think that the individual things that make me different are definitely characteristics that others have. Maybe it's just that I am the only one that has all of them together? Hmmm...then I find myself wondering....is there someone out there that IS just like me? Ok, let's just get right to it.

I can bake a cake that will knock your socks off and leave you coming back for more.
I can cook any recipe that I am given, but I'm not a good creative cook.
I'm not afraid to be a big dork.
I think alot of the characteristics that I have are there because I want nothing more in life than to make people laugh and smile.
I worry to much about making people laugh and smile.
I'm a bit insecure, a bit lonely and sad at times and sometimes feel like it's falling apart..but I will never let you see that. In fact I can't believe I even just told you that.
I'm love being creative, but now know I will never create anything as good as my son.

Ok, that's it. I can't take it anymore...it's just to hard. So, I'll just ask you instead. What makes me different from everyone else?




Sunday, September 12, 2010

Thirty Days of Me - Day 21

A picture of something that makes you happy.
The retro Mickey Mouse baby sunglasses that we found at the antique fair today don't hurt a bit.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 20

Someone You See Yourself Marrying / Being With In The Future
Sorry ladies, he's all mine!

Friday, September 10, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 19

Nicknames You Have - Why You Have Them

Oh my heavens, we could seriously be here a while. I know I have said it before, but those of you that DO know my hubby know that after 12 years the nicknames can collect. There isn't even a way for me to write out or remember all of them.

My first nickname was Hurricane. Story goes that when I was roughly 4 years old and Dad was supposed to be watching me...he fell asleep. I proceeded to rip through the house like a hurricane, destroying everything in my path.

I don't recall getting any other nicknames until high school, and oh are they lovely ones. The first....Horny. See I was in sex-ed and we were taking a test that day on our own anatomy. I got it confused and instead studied the anatomy of the opposite sex. I knew the male body like the back of my hand, yet almost nothing of my own. My lovely friend Willie Register named me Horny and oh how he loved to holler it down the halls. I also had the nickname melon due to my gigantic forehead and the nickname Schmoe Bro. That had something to do with Larry, Moe and Curly after my girlfriend Lori got called Larry at a graduation ceremony.

Then I met the hubby and the list goes on and on. Here are just a few: Spaghetti, Ladybug, Ladypug, Pug, Puggins, Pugginsworthy, Pillworm, Pill, P, Mep, Mepper, Snopsadillian, Snope. Right now I'm still in the Mep category, I'm sure it will change any day now.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

A mom and her baby....

Before I had Leyton my friend Amy gave me the cutest onesie. It was definitely geared more towards a boy, but I knew even if I had a girl I would put it on her...just with a little skirt. The onesie was made by Ana Apple Designs and after seeing a picture of Leyton in the outfit she asked if he would like to be a baby model for her. We were all over it!

Ana was fantastic to work with and this was really the first time I felt Leyton was comfortable having his picture taken. In the portrait studios the lights are just too scary for him at this point. Ana was funny and patient and Leyton was a trouper even with the many outfit changes.

When all was said and done Ana sent me some great onesies and bibs for Leyton and a stack of pictures from the shoot for me. I really feel like I am the one that scored here. Especially when I saw this shot...You have no idea how much I will treasure this. It is the first truly amazing picture of myself and my baby. Thank you so much Ana for capturing this incredible image.

Listen here readers...get out there and buy from Ana. Her stuff is adorable!!

30 Days of Me - Day 18

Plans/Dreams/Goals You Have

This is something that is going to take more time to write than just sitting down here this morning and busting out a list. I've been inspired for quite some time by Maggie Mason. Mighty Girl was one of the early blogs I started reading and then I was inspired by her book "No One Cares What You Had For Lunch: 100 Ideas For Your Blog." It gave me inspiration for things to write about at times that I was hitting a wall.

Quite sometime ago Maggie created her life list. Essentially it is all the things that Maggie wants to do before she goes. Her list has been sponsored by companies like Intel and Verizon...sending her to some amazing destinations to cross items off her list. I always feel like it really goes to show that you just have to get things down on paper sometimes to know what you really want in life.

So, my Plan/Dream/Goal is to start and finish my life list by the end of the year....and then begin crossing items off next year. I will definitely post my life list once I have it created so you can see all the ridiculous things I'd love to do!

Until then, check out Maggie's list and see the amazing things she has already accomplished!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 17

Someone You Would Want To Switch Places With For One Day And Why

Wow, I thought long and hard on this one. I thought it might be fun to be Oprah for a day...just to feel that kind of power. That's not saying I'm a big Oprah fan, but you have to admit she's a very powerful lady. Then I thought maybe Martha Stewart. Again, not a huge fan..but to be surrounded by all that creativity must be amazing. Then I thought maybe The Pioneer Woman. That was strictly because the thought of going and getting lost in a field and then having a wonderful dinner at the lodge with Marlboro Manss biceps sounded lovely. Then it came to me.This guy. See...I try to make the 30 days about me a way to not talk about the baby all the time and yet I find ways to sneak him in. Here's the catch...I'd only want to be him if I could come back to myself knowing what he was thinking when I was him. Sometimes you do wonder "What is it you want?" To have that information seems more priceless than being Oprah and bossing Dr. Oz around. Plus, I want to look that cute in a pancake hat. Seriously.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 16

Another Picture of Yourself

Ick, pictures of me? I don't really like being in pictures and typically make a ridiculous face or do something stupid. So, why give you just one.....when I have 16 wonderful examples!
Trust me, if I had to find 16 pictures where I'm making a normal face....it would NEVER happen!

Monday, September 06, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 15

Put Your iPod On Shuffle - First Ten Songs That Play

  1. Tymps - Fiona Apple
  2. Burning Bridges - Jason Mraz
  3. Razor - Foo Fighters
  4. Bad Things - Jace Everett
  5. Termite Song - Joseph Arthur
  6. Volcano - Damien Rice
  7. Hallelujah - Justin Timberlake
  8. Tell Her This - Del Amitri
  9. I'm Not In Love - 10cc
  10. Let It Be Me - Ray LaMontagne
I guess if this list tells you anything, it's that I'm a big fan of the male vocals.


Sunday, September 05, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 14

A Picture of You And Your Family

Since I didn't want to go back to the wedding pics to find pictures of the family together I figured I'd go with a recent pic with some of the family. From right to left we have:The Weavers: John, Katie (Bill's twin), Hayden and Andrea

The Fudurichs: Carey, Lorrie (Bill's sister), Steve and Stephanie

The Balls: Stacey, Leyton and Bill

This is from our recent trip to Donner Lake...a blast was had by all!

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Tattoo for Leyton

My friend Kate and I went today to get tattoos in honor of our babies. Our artist Alfredo did an amazing job. Kate wanted to get an owl that represented Getty. We sent Alfredo some pictures of owls she liked as well as a Getty photo and this is the final result! He captured her perfectly...just look at those eyes!I've always known that when I had a baby I would get the babies foot print on my foot. Even though I always say "this is my last tattoo" I knew I would get one more. I absolutely love how it came out. Man Leyton had some big feet at birth!!

Thirty Days of Me - Day 13

A Letter To Someone That Has Hurt You Recently

Dear Old Lady Babysitter,

Hey bitch. If you came across this letter you probably wouldn't even know that this letter was for you. You'd probably read this and think, "Wow, what a horrible woman." Not even realizing that I'm talking to you because that is how naive you are.

This letter is going to be hard to write, and yet at the same time it is something that should have been written a long time ago so my rage would be more under control. Let me start get right to the point....you RUINED the first two days with my child. You were supposed to be a nurse. You were supposed to help, you never did. My child screamed, my child was hungry and upset. You wrote him off as a "non-latcher" and sent in the lactation consultant. The problem was bitch....my child was a 10lb baby that lost 10% of his body weight in the first night because what my body was creating was not enough for him. Instead of listening you turned your back and my child screamed for two solid days.

Remember that time you told me that I should try breast feeding on my side and I told you I couldn't turn onto my side because my c-section scar hurt? Do you remember what you told me? I think the exact words in a snide voice were "Well, 95% of my c-section patients can lay on their side." Know what I did? I balled my eyes out and rolled over instead of telling you fuck off bitch...I'm obviously the other 5%.

Remember that time I told you that I couldn't have a bowel movement because it was too hard to come out and my body didn't know how to push anymore? Do you remember what you told me then? The exact words were "Well, I hope it comes out" as you walked out the door. I won't even tell you what I did to make that happen, I'm probably going to lose enough readers already with this stupid letter to you.

Remember that time that I finally DEMANDED that you bring my baby some formula and although you did...you absolutely refused to let him drink it out of a bottle because god forbid I give my baby nipple confusion? Know what I did? I sat there and cried while you had my child lap the formula out of a cup like a dog. How was that supposed to be better than the potential bonding time I could have had while holding and feeding my baby from a bottle?

Overall, you should be absolutely fucking ashamed of yourself. You are there to help people and I am saddened to think of all the other women you are making feel horrible. All of the other women that think in those early highly emotional and unstable moments that having a baby may have been the biggest mistake they ever made. You are nothing more than a glorified old lady babysitter. I hope that you retire and don't cause any other women the anguish that you caused me and my child.

Screw you.
Stacey


(Sorry to my grandmother, I try to keep this blog as nice as possible but this was the one time that I had to get the vulgarity out so it doesn't eat me inside anymore. I feel so much better now.)




Friday, September 03, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 12

How You Found Out About Blogger And Why You Made One

One day, sometime in 2006 my girlfriend RP asked me if I had looked at a particular blog. I think I sat there like a deer in the headlights and thought to myself, what the hell is a blog? She explained it was an online journal of sorts. I thought it was a bit odd, but also interested and immediately started reading LJC FYI. I was hooked. I thought Jenny was amazing, creative, adorable and I loved checking into her blog daily to see what she had going on. I've always liked to write myself and though about starting one up as well. I tried a couple times and failed. I'd do one entry and never do another. Finally, on September 17th 2006 I started again. I wrote about corn. I somehow filled the rest of the month with a bunch of other ridiculous posts. I have family all over the United States and thought it was a great way to keep them posted on what was going on. Now, almost FOUR YEARS later...it's still going!

There have been many times I've wanted to throw in the mouse. When I hurt my knee I figured that was the end of Pillsplace. I was going to be on the couch for a very long time, what the heck would I tell people about? I actually think it was that time that I got better at what I was doing. I had to be creative and to be honest...the blog was my doorway to the outside world. I couldn't drive and rarely got to leave the couch and my blog and the other blogs I found kept me sane.

It's hard to blog and I know sometimes I write about ridiculous things. I'll never be Dooce or The Pioneer Woman. I'm just Pill and I appreciate you taking the time to read. I think a big celebration is in order on the 17th! Oh, and guess what? I'm not going to put a picture on this post....so there!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 11

Another Picture Of You And Your Friends

Wow, it's kind of sad how few pictures I have WITH my friends. I have lots of pictures of my friends, but very few where I am in there. Probably because I'm on the other side of the camera! So, we went back to the wedding again with this one. I got married in a barn and one of the stalls had a couple of bails of hay. The girls were in there taking some adorable pics and I decided to barge in on them, only I almost flipped backward over the hay and almost gave a serious crotch shot to the photographers. Silly me.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 10

Songs You Listen To When You Are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad

Oh man this is a tough one. I love music and it's always so hard to narrow down lists. I'll give it my best go though. The simplest way for me to do this is give you someone that I can listen to in all these moods.
Ahh Ray, I have such a crush on you and your shaggy beard...please don't tell the hubby.

When I'm happy I like to listen to the song "Hey Me, hey Mama." It's upbeat, fun and makes me want to dance in a barn.

When I'm sad, I like to listen to a couple songs: "Burn" or "Roses and Cigarettes" are just a few. They are slow and the beautiful lyrics just pierce through my already sad heart. Hearing the line "Try to ignore all this blood on the floor, it's just this heart on my sleeve that's bleeding" makes my stomach drop. Poetic and beautifully tragic.

When I'm bored, I like to listen to "Three More Days" and I imagine that I'm the darlin he will be coming back to in just threeee mooooore daaaaays so he can give it till I can't say no! Hahahaha!

When I'm hyped I like to listen "Forever My Friend" or "Can I Stay." Both are on the slower side, but they remind me of my real hubby and that makes me even more hyped. "Can I Stay" was what I walked down the aisle to when I got married.

Finally when I am mad I like to listen to "Henry Nearly Killed Me." It's about fighting, it has a funky fast beat and makes me want to dance around and burn down a barn!!

If you haven't heard Ray LaMontagne...what the heck are you thinking?! Go now my friends and listen...his voice is calming and wonderful. He has a new album out too!

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