Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Thank You Very Much - The No Good Very Bad Week

Has this been a long week or what?  I am sorely in need of some free therapy courtesy of Kmama and her Thank You Very Much session!

The Daily Dribbles


This past week has been chock full of things to remind me to be grateful when life is simply normal.  Because when it's a wee bit off kilter, it can really smack you upside the head.

Where to begin?

Oh yes, to the parents whose offspring terrorized the toddler play area and injured my son, Thank You Very Much.  If this ever happens again, this chick will not hesitate to sit on your unruly child until his screams have alerted you to the fact that you have not checked on him for two hours, Thank You Very Much.


To the mom who recently blogged about her Jack Russell terrier… you have officially given me puppy fever, Thank You Very Much!


jack russell

To Mr. Daddy… I wouldn’t have puppy fever if  you would just hurry up and cave on the one-child-maximum rule, Thank You Very Much.


To the same little charmer who I caught behaving perfectly at a baby shower, Thank You Very Much.  I’m glad you could entertain May-May, but maybe next time off the floor?


And when you squeezed me and looked at me with those blue/grey/green eyes and said, “I’m the sweetest thing”… I just melted into gooeyness and you ran on your merry little way, Thank You Very Much.


And at the same baby shower, to my Little Jo… for the loss of bladder control, Thank You Very Much!

What was so funny, you say?

So glad you asked!  When asked to write a little note for the baby’s scrapbook, this is what my creative little niece came up with.  I smell a great little TST post writer, don’t you?


See why this bladder challenge happened?  And why it was contagious?  Thank You Very Much.



To my gorgeous four-legged friend for yet another round of colic, Thank You Very Much.


You scared the snot out of me.  Next time  it would be far more preferable to get sick during daylight, k?  Or not get sick at all, yeah?  Mr. Daddy won’t quit reminding me that four-wheelers don’t usually cost $320 to “repair”, and you don’t have to worry about stepping in their “exhaust”…

(And last time your four-wheeler got stuck Dear, your little wifey had to carry our newborn across  a stream to get through.  So much better than riding a horse across, right?  Thank You Very Much :)


Aaaand, to my dear friend Julie who has been kicking my butt at the BOB (Battle Of the Blogs) Round Two and poking fun at me on a daily basis… Thank You Very Much.

To all of Julie’s followers who would pick being invisible over being able to fly, just cuz they want to know what people are really saying about them, and because they want to rob banks: y’all are just a bunch of nosy criminals, hee hee.  (And from a chick who can lipread, sometimes it’s better not to know what people are saying about you).


And just because Julie totally deserves this… I’ll let you read our email exchange and hopefully garner some sympathy votes cuz she’s just brutal, this girl!  Thank You Very Much!

(WARNING:  My mother always considered c-r-a-p to be a cuss word.  Sorry Mom, read no further)


About Julie’s new blog design:

Rachel:  Umm... where are you and Chris (the pictures)? I mean, beside the obvious you and me with guns? :)


Julie:  I know.  I've got to figure that part out still.  I don't want too much crap in my sidebar.  :)

Rachel:  I am relieved to see that I still qualify as crap  LOL   :)

Julie:  I am literally LOLing right now.

Julie:  I cannot get my BOB button to link to those posts.  Can you help me please?

Julie:  Nevermind.  I FINALLY figured it out!!!  Thanks anyways.  :D

Rachel:  glad to be of help :)  (when I did absolutely nothing)

Julie:  You're awesome.

Rachel:  Don't forget... I'm awesome, and CRAP.



I think we are discovering a new side of eachother.  And the fact that we both royally abuse smilies.

But that’s what friends are for, right?  Thank You Very Much!


Now get thee over to the BOB Round Two and help a sister out!  No, not that sister!  This one!  I’m seriously hurting guys, don’t let me go down in flames! :)  Thank You Very Much!


Kmama said...

You certainly did have a lot to be "thankful" for this week, didn't you? LOL at Mr. daddy saying that you don't step in 4 wheelers "exhaust". That totally cracked me up.

Thanks for linking up!

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

I'm not sure if it was my Jack Russell that gave you puppy fever, but if it is, you're welcome!! (LOVE the picture of that puppy!).

You really do have a lot to be thankful for, and you've reminded me of MY blessings as well! Thanks!

Pam D said...

I already did my part to help you out, thankyouverymuch! And yeah, I go all emoticon-crazy myself, so I can sympathize. As for the scrapbook note, that CRACKED me up! Obviously, not only does the ability to write run in the family, but somehow you are all magnets for crazy/funny situations. I think you should just start carrying a little video camera around with you 24/7. If you capture this stuff on video, you could seriously win at LEAST $10,000 and maybe even the $100,000! What's not to love about that?

Pam said...

Love the scrapbook note...that is just to funny. Hope your four legged friend is doing better. Beautiful.

Pam said...

Love the scrapbook note...that is just to funny. Hope your four legged friend is doing better. Beautiful.

Pam said...

Love the scrapbook note...that is just to funny. Hope your four legged friend is doing better. Beautiful.

Killlashandra said...

Anther round of colic! Eeep, glad she's ok but that's tough. Lots of walking around in the middle of the night does not sound like fun to me. I'd be wishing for the daylight too.

Please don't say puppies. I feel like ever time I turn around someone wants to give us one. ;)

K said...

darlngs !!!!
I am so pleased to hear about your lil boy's results !!!!!!!!!!!- I havent read your latest post ( in a flurry of work madness ) but have been thinking of your sweetie a lot
So happy so releived

Shana said...

how could you not have puppy fever with that face?!?! So sorry about the colic too. I know how hard that is. Is everything ok now?

Michelle Pixie said...

Your niece is a riot! And I say get the puppy...I got the puppy and then got pregnant. Apparently puppies have a way of bringing the pregnancy karma into one's house?! The puppy didn't last because three kids and a puppy (who was house broken and then decided not to be 9 months later) was a little too much for momma to remain sane. But in the end the baby thing worked out! ;)

GunDiva said...

Your mare looks like mine! Let's hope that next week you won't have so much to be thankful for :)

Kekibird said...

Lots of bladder control issues...

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

That niece of yours is a hoot! Too funny! I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, does it?! And, you and Julie crack me up!

SOOOOOOO glad Itty Bit is OK!!! What a blessing!!!

Mrs. NB

Brandi said...

I concur with your mother ~ crap is a bad word. It's especially bad when your eldest son asks your hubby if it's a bad word and he tells him it's not, unbeknownst to you... until your eldest son yells out 'CRAP' in the middle of a soccer game and every parent stares at you like you are dirt.

As for Mr. Daddy... impregnate that woman already. :P

Emily said...

My reason for picking invisibility was completely legit and genius by the way! ;) Oh, and I abuse smilies too...they are just too addicting! ;) (See?)

He & Me + 3 said...

I think a baby shower is the perfect place for the kids to run wild. Gives the mom to be insight into her future. LOL
You and Julie are too funny. I use the smiles a lot too.
That puppy is adorable.

Anonymous said...

I really should know by now not to take a sip of my drink and then read one of your you even know how hard it is to clean milk out of a keyboard!?! You niece's scrapbook note slayed me! I want -- I need the full story behind that one! I say she does a guest post on your blog on some future True Story Tuesday!

Lauren said...

Those karate teachers can be scary! I go to kickboxing at a real martial arts dojo and I have almost wet myself more than once! ;)

Foursons said...

OK chica. I think we need to set some ground rules concerning BOB. If you picked up more pity votes I'm calling foul play.

And we do use these ":)" ":D" a lot don't we? :D Hahahaha

Cecily R said...

Your neice ROCKS. I hope you keep that little love note forever.

I like the Thankyouverymuch posting for that, thankyouverymuch.

And...I'm off to help you out with BOB. Wooo!

Danielle said...

I am trying to convince the hubbs for baby #2 as well, but that Jack Russell is too cute. Maybe I will just go with that ;)

Lisa said...

I am so glad your neice peed. She didn't happen to be sitting on any particular person's lap when she did it, did she? (insert evil laugh here)

Okay, Brandi's comment to "impregnate that woman already" needs a big HUA! LOL Go Brandi! I agree!

My mom thinks crap is a bad word too. lol

Hmm... now I am thinking i over use "lol" instead of :) and such. Need some new typing moves, i guess.

Oh, and my cousin's jack russel eats cats like candy, if that helps with the puppy desire. I know that is TMI, but I will share anything I can to help you out!

Tara G. said...

FUNNY, funny little niece you have!!!!!!!!!!! Love the picture of the ladies reading it! And, you need another child. This is not China.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I'm glad your horse is okay! Mine had colic twice many years back-that was an expensive time!
I hope Mr. Daddy comes around on the one-kid rule. ;)