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Mum likes reading, decorating, shopping with the girls, and Starbucks. She also feels funny writing in the 3rd person. Papa (also known as Sparky) is currently looking at me with a blank stare having asked him to add something about himself to the blog. (Now he wants to say something) The only thing he loves more in life than music and Coke is his wife and kids. (Awww...) :) Little Lotte is a genius on the computer and makes me fall over laughing every day with her quick wit. She loves computers and animals. Sweet Pea abandoned her family and moved to Phoenix for work and is now married as of 2/28/06. She is beautiful and smart and the most nurturing person I know. She gave me the greatest gift ever when she made me a grandmother. I am the proud Mum Mum to Andrew Christopher. There are no words to describe the joy of having a grandson!

Monday, May 29, 2006

Withdrawing my Nomination

Potential Mrs. McCartneys queue up
By Ellen Futterman

...Last week, in the wake of McCartney's separation after four years from Mills, I asked readers who would be a good match for McCartney.

"Heather has no clue what she is letting go of," wrote Dana, who went on to nominate herself as the next "Mrs. Paul McCartney." She figures in addition to being a diehard Beatles fan, specifically a Paul girl, her first name is the same as McCartney's first and beloved wife, Linda.

"Destiny," Dana declared.

Of course there is one tiny sticking point: Linda Dana has been married to Mark Dana for the past 28 years. Still, she assured me, that's no problem.

"This isn't anything Mark hasn't heard from me before," Dana said. "It's friggin' Paul McCartney. I think at this point, (Mark) would put me on the plane himself." ...


Dear Paul,

After much consideration, I respectfully withdrawl my hat from the ring to be your new wife. Yes, yes, I know - we both thought I would NEVER say such rubbish but alas, I confess that I cannot leave my husband of 26 (27 in August) years. Crazy as it may sound, I am more in love with him today than I was when we met.

Would you be there for me when I gained weight, lost it, gained it again, and then tried to lose it again? Would you bother to learn the ridiculously long name for the drink I order at Starbucks, like he has? Would you switch sides of the bed with me, in the middle of the night, simply because I am having trouble sleeping and "maybe this side will be better!"? Will you ask me if I need something, anything, numerous times a day just because you want to dote on me and take care of me? Would you be willing to do the laundry every week because I don't push buttons on an ipod, let alone a washing machine?

How about moving my room? I've been teaching for 12 years so I have collected LOTS of stuff. Are you willing to move my room? In 100 degree heat? Will you sit in the room with me while I set it back up again? Will you bring me unlimited diet pepsi while I am setting up the room?

Will you tell me that you love me every single day, many times a day and mean it? Are you going to remain calm even though I just spent $150.00 at the grocery store but I don't feel like cooking and ask you to pick up Chinese on the way home? Do you know what makes me laugh, cry, angry, and sad? Will you be the greatest father in the world to my two princesses?

Give my best to the Queen. Maybe in another lifetime. I just happen to already be married to "My Love."


Friday, May 26, 2006

Finally a picture of my flowers...

Monday, May 22, 2006

Top 5

5 Restaurants you never get tired of:
1. Sanchez
2. Red Lobster
3. V & S (Cheesesteaks) (Pennsylvania)
4. Macaroni Grill
5. Cheesecake Factory

5 Places You’ve Lived:
1. Chester, Pa.
2. Reading, Pa.
3. Suffern, N.Y.
4. Toledo, Ohio followed by Canton, Ohio followed by Huntingdon, Pa.
5. Tucson, Az.

5 Movies you could watch over and over again:
1. Phantom of the Opera
2. Private Benjamin
3. French Kiss
4. Fools Rush In
5. Sound of Music

5 Books on your Nightstand:
1. Cottage Living (magazine)
2. Paula Deen (magazine)
3. Country French (magaine)
4. Country Home (magazine)
5. Coastal Living (magazine)

I teach all day and read a lot of educational periodicals and books. My nightstand is for FLUFF!

5 Websites you visit daily:
1. My oldest daughter's website
2. My youngest daughter's website
3. My class website
4. My favorite blogs

5 Places you like to shop:
1. Crate & Barrel
2. Pottery Barn
3. Williams Sonoma
4. AJ's Fine Foods
5. any shop in Intercourse, Pa. (lots of home decorating thingys)

5 Jobs you’ve had:
1. Waitress at Howard Johnsons
2. Home Day Care provider
3. Credit somthing or other person and in Personnel (now Human Resources) at the Bank of Pa.
4. Officer with The Salvation Army
5. Teacher

5 Things you would do with a million dollars:
1. Pay off our student loans.
2. Buy a home somewhere near the ocean. Maybe Maine? Never been there.
3. Put money away so I can retire early with my Sparky.
4. Buy homes for my daughters.
5. Put money away for the future of my future grandchildren.

5 Things you would rather be doing than what you’re suppose to be doing right now:
1. Eating pizza at Gus's in Point Loma (San Diego) California.
2. Kissing my Sparky.
3. Getting dressed up for a nice dinner, and a show in Vegas with Sparky.
4. Sleeping with the window open and a cool ocean breeze coming through the window.
5. Laughing over a relaxing dinner with my girls and Sparky.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

A Lazy Sunday

This is fun...

Choose the following names by inserting the words directed below:

1.YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet and current street name)
Hershey Lennox

2. YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME: (grandfather/grandmother last name on your mom's side, your favorite candy)
McIntire Herhsey Kiss

3. YOUR "FLY GIRL/GUY" NAME: (first initial of first name, first two or three letters of your middle name)

M Lo (Ok, how funny, I always call myself M Lo in honor of J Lo and check it out, it really IS M Lo.)

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color,favorite animal)
Silver Sheep

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)

Aint no freakin' way you are gonna learn my middle name but city is Chester.

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (first 3 letters of your last name, last 3 letters of mother's maiden name, first 3 letters of your pet's name)

7. JEDI NAME: (middle name spelled backwards, your mom's maiden name spelled backwards)

righhhhttt - WHY DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MY MIDDLE NAME??!?!?! Something EritnIcM

8. SUPERHERO NAME: ("The", your favorite color, the automobile you drive/want)
The Silver Saturn

Friday, May 19, 2006

Thank God for Little Girls...

Today I was unable to attend the funeral of a friend's daughter. The end of the year is a difficult time to come up with subs. I called a mutual friend to let her know what I heard about the situation and she was able to attend and I am glad for that. I had the brother of the girl who died in my 4th grade class years ago. She was 21 when she died last Saturday. She was living in Phoenix and was estranged from her mother. I cannot, will not, even comprehend the way my friend must feel. The girl, Amber, died of an epileptic seizure. Ironically, one the the things that caused the girl to stop speaking with her mother was that mom wanted her to take medication and the girl refused. The fought over this a lot. Of course, there were other issues but last Satuday, as she was having a seizure, her boyfriend wanted to take her to the hospital. She refused saying that they would make her take medication which required her not to drive for a year. She couldn't do that. She had school. And work. She was just tired and needed to sleep. She went to bed and never got back up. So I guess I am processing two things in my head. One, the death of a young girl and two, the fact that we rush and rush and say such silly things as "I can't do this... because I have to do that..." and then you end up dead and you cannot do the things you wanted to do anyway. It's hard wrapping my head around all of this.

But here's one thing I am taking away from this. I am going to tell you how incredibly blessed I am. My daughters - the joy of my life - the pride of my heart - the bright suns in my morning - the glowing stars in my evening - the sweetest, most adorable, loving, kind, generous, caring, nurturing, funny, forgiving, wonderful souls on this planet --- were given to ME. And I cannot understand why but I accept this great gift. I can honestly say that I will never doubt their love for me. They show me daily in the actions and words. I feel it when I am with them. They treat me well, with respect and love. They give me far more than I have ever given to them. I am the most honored women in the world to have been blessed with these two particular souls to raise, nurture, and love. Any mother would be so happy to have them and yet - ME. I got them. I - am - blessed.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Nothing like a little friendly competition for Mother's Day!

So I finished posting about the roses, etc. and Little Lottie (9.5 hours) is thinking - "aint no stinkin' abandoning sister gonna outdo me" and suddenly I have a new skin for my blog!

Isn't it gorgeous?!?! Little Lottie (1.5 hours of pushing) had made her blog pretty by doing whatever magic she does at the computer and I begged her to do the same for me. She (no medication again unless you count the epidural they FINALLY decided to give me as I was in TRANSITION and had to lie perfectly still lest the one and a half foot needle puncture my spine and render me crippled for life) has spent the better part of the afternoon working on my skin and I LOVE IT!!!! Little Lottie (the epidural kicked in 20 minutes later right AFTER I pushed her out) is a computer genuis and I love her very, very, very, very much. She knows I love me some Snow White.

Oh yes, and she cleaned the house before I got home from work today! I LOVE MOTHER'S DAY!!!!!!!!!

Maybe I will take her to Blockbuster tonight since she was so sweet to me!

I love you, Webmonkey! :)

And it begins!

Mother's Day, that is. See, in the Moron Family, holidays do not last for one day. Oh no. They are a minimum of three day celebrations and can often last up to seven days at a time! So now that it's Friday and I GOT FLOWERS DELIVERED TO SCHOOL FROM MY FIRST BORN, it's officially the start of Mother's Day WEEKEND.

This is a picture of my babies last year and their surprise for me as they served me breakfast. I LOVED IT! But this year, this is the first year away from Sweet Pea since she abandoned me and moved to Phoenix and got, like married and stuff. So what does my baby girl (18.5 hours of labor) do for her darling (3 solid hours of pushing) mother??? She (NO DRUGS, all natural birth, thankyouverymuch) sent me the most beautiful dozen pink roses in the WORLD! And... she was smart enough to send them to work cause everyone knows if you are going to get flowers you HAVE to get them at work so that people will come see you all day and ask WHO loves you enough to send you such beautiful flowers?!?!?

I will get a picture here of the flowers this weekend.

The point is - it's so thoughtful and wow... I can't wrap my head around the fact that I have a daughter old enough to have a job and the money to send me flowers! I cried because she loves me enough to do this, because it reminds me that my own mother is gone, because she was so thoughtful to send me flowers and because it's my first real gift that doesn't have macaroni glued on it. (Not that I didn't love the glued macaroni stuff!!!)

I love you, Sweet Pea.

Now get busy... Grandmother's Day is coming around the corner.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Look Who Has Pointe Shoes!

Yes, my darling Little Lottie was invited to be in pointe class. You must be invited, you can't just take the class or join. I AM SOOOOO PROUD OF MY BABY GIRL!!!!!