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Y'know, Renae, I don't feel freaked out about having my kids play with other kids who have colds. : I don't like fevers, or barfing, (or coughing), but at this point, T is going to be bringing it home from school, anyway. Our friend down the street who just has 1 kid (Z's age) is a little bit like your friend (but more relaxed, I have to admit), so we definitely don't play with her DD when we have colds. But our regular playgroup is pretty relaxed about it. *And*... how do you know that it's a bacterial ear infection rather than a viral one? I don't want to 2nd guess you too much (and since you started on the abx, you should finish them), but most ear infections are viral, and most of them start getting better within 24-36 hrs, with or without treatment. And big s to Rowan, because ear infections SUCK. In any case, ear infections are not contagious, even if they're bacterial. So in my book, you still have the moral high ground. :

Z has evil poo this a.m. I'm pretty mad... we found a vegan "cheese" that he really likes, and we've been giving it to him (in sandwiches, etc.)... he's to the point where he notices what he isn't getting (real cheese), and it's nice to have an alternative. Anyway, there are about a million versions of "not regular dairy cheese", and in case you haven't read the fine print, it seems like ~95% of them actually do have some dairy in them, which is just STUPID (what is the point of making nasty tasting "non-dairy" "cheese" if it has dairy in it???). A lot of the packages look similar, too. And a lot of them taste pretty foul, so once you've found The One, it's good to stick to it. So the point is, the last time I was at the store, I thought I was getting Z's vegan, dairy-free cheese (which of course is not labelled VEGAN, but it is), but instead, I got a similar kind which turns out to have dairy in it. (I got the label out and read the microscopic print this morning after poo literally from elbows to heels.) Grr.

MJ, I don't think it lactates. It doesn't change through pregnancy (gets stretched out). I've never tried to milk it.

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Z has evil poo this a.m. I'm pretty mad... we found a vegan "cheese" that he really likes, and we've been giving it to him (in sandwiches, etc.)... he's to the point where he notices what he isn't getting (real cheese), and it's nice to have an alternative. Anyway, there are about a million versions of "not regular dairy cheese", and in case you haven't read the fine print, it seems like ~95% of them actually do have some dairy in them, which is just STUPID (what is the point of making nasty tasting "non-dairy" "cheese" if it has dairy in it???). A lot of the packages look similar, too. And a lot of them taste pretty foul, so once you've found The One, it's good to stick to it. So the point is, the last time I was at the store, I thought I was getting Z's vegan, dairy-free cheese (which of course is not labelled VEGAN, but it is), but instead, I got a similar kind which turns out to have dairy in it. (I got the label out and read the microscopic print this morning after poo literally from elbows to heels.) Grr.
I KNOW! When I had to be perfectly dairyfree this used to drive me batty. : : : What the F%^#%K is the point of dairyfull dairyfree cheese? Are they trying to make us crazy!!??!! I am so sorry that Z is feeling poopy!
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More interestingly, which truly dairyfree cheese tastes OK? My sister is going mental with the dairy free lifestyle right now.
I definately have friends who are germophobes and unfortunately some are at J's school. Well, I am still foloowing rules which is 24 hrs fever free, but a cough and snotty nose goes to school. And N bring home evertying anyway, including.... Headlice!!! Well, we have no confirmed lice int eh house yet, but I am waiting for it.
I have a tendency to wait out earinfections since my Dr won't give Abx anyway. But she did a good job of explaining what she is looking for. Either a pale sick look, with circles under the eyes and yellow snot of discharge from eyes, or a high fever, or a particular way the eardrum looks which I can obviously not diagnose at home. Usually she treats with saline drops to clear the nose and plenty of fluids first (well, duh) and then a decongestant and finally Abx. Just FYI.
Yes, I am Dutch! My granny is the last person left there though, and she is nto doing well and I am dreading the inability to easily go over there. NOt that it is that easy right now with two kids and $$$$$$$ to fly and all, but at least I have a place to stay. I feel compelled to move back there but DH would never go, and it would be much harder than I think anyway. And I am not even sure what I miss. My youth? Less commercialism? The food? The multicultural atmosphere.

BTW I am trying to get N into a spanish class after schoola nd I have some doubts about it but I think in the end it would be good. I am going to take spanish too and we can all learn from each other. It will be fun. I hope.
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Such timing for dairyfree conversation. I'm dairyfree (well except I make milk) starting yesterday, because my baby has eczema on his cheek He's 4 months, he's not vaxed, he's never had anything but breastmilk so it's pretty obvious that it's something I'm eating. Dairy is my first suspect, and then wheat. Ugh.

Dairyfull dairyfree cheese. What a pisser! And which one DOES actually taste good?

I'm definitely NOT a germophobe. I take E to work with me, and when people try to cancel their appointments so they "won't get the baby sick" I tell them that I appreciate their concern, and as long as they promise not to lick him, they should come on in anyway. I do avoid vomit as much as possible, but who doesn't?

Ear infections. Yuck. True they are usually viral. They also frequently respond well to chiro adjustments. My oldest DD has had several, but never needed to be on antibiotics.

Ack, it's later than I thought! Thought train interrupted, probably never to be found again.
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I know, ear infections tend to be viral...it's also one of those things where I just *feel* better when I see him responding well to treatment, medical or not. No worries about second-guessing me. If the past two nights hadn't been pure he!!, I might have not jumped into the abx as quickly as I did. *sigh* I know, it's not very vegan nunnish of me, it's something I am working on. He's not getting vaxed anymore, so I am working on trusting his body and mine, and my instincts as well.
Thanks for the thoughts. Rowan is definitely sleeping better today! He napped from 12:05 to nearly 2:30!

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I just *feel* better when I see him responding well to treatment, medical or not.
It's so hard when they don't feel good. This is why I've been known to give my kids *tylenol* from time to time...
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I am going to take spanish too and we can all learn from each other. It will be fun. I hope.
Then you can come visit us to practice!

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Ack, it's later than I thought! Thought train interrupted, probably never to be found again.
*chortle*

I went & observed at Sol's school today, and had the directress all to myself! I got to ask her question after question, and I also saw how Sol's little day goes. Fun and exciting. I volunteered to give a presentation/class of Bellydance in late January when I get back from stateside, they asked the parents to share their work with the school if they wanted. Why not! They'll have such fun and it is always fun to WOW people (little kids!) with all the costuming.
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I can't remember which is the better-tasting dairy-free dairy-free cheese, which is how I got in the *mess* in the first place. I'll report back. IMO, they're all gross, but there is one (vegan) variety which is a little less gross than the others, and my 2 yr old *liked* it, which matters.

Want to warn you that I'm posting a link to a YouTube BL thing over on the YG. And it is *not* for children's eyes/ears. (uh... features my favorite word...
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Hey guys, what the delivery deadline for our holiday gift exchange? Did we ever sort that out?

We have a non-dairy chee4se here that I *think* is non-dairy. What's the neame of that secret dairy ingredient they all slip in there?
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Megan-I don't know the delivery deadline either, but I think as long as we get it there by Christmas, it should be okay. I'm hoping since I haven't even purchased my gift yet

A couple comments on the stuff we were sharing:
Nugget: I still have a bit of a thang for a guy I never dated in high school, too!
TurboC: I am also a Melaleuca customer and feel the same way about the whole skin allergy thing. I've had no probs since I use their stuff.

Ummmm...I guess that's it on those. I love reading everyone's stuff, though.

Told the family today that we're expecting! I feel a little weird doing it so early, but last time we told them with G, I was feeling so icky by the time we shared the news that I really didn't want to talk about it on the phone. So, we took a chance and decided to share before the ickies set in. Though my mom said she didn't feel as bad with subsequent pgs., so maybe there's hope.

Okay, gotta get laundry.
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Jacqueline, the pregnancy with Amara was polar opposite from Sol's. Much, much better. Hope yours is too.
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Had to teach yesterday at the Red Cross to be evaluated before I do it on my own for my company. The evaluator wrote on the form that I was the best beginning instructor he'd seen in 10 years. Awe, shucks. Dh has been bragging bout this to anyone in the company who'll listen (which makes me a little embarrassed, but it's so sweet of him). Course, my dad's reaction was "You'd better be. You WERE a classroom teacher, so you're not really a beginning instructor. True.
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I LOVE to my kids tylenol because it takes away their pain. Right now I would like to give them valium but that is harder.

My whole diatribe was not aobut makingyou feel bad about giving the abx, because I think there are times when it is called for, and I was simply trying to delineate the times that they are. And if R is responding to the abx, you know it was bacterial. Plus two hellish nights is probably indicative too. Plus sometimes you just really want to DO SOMETHING!

OK, J is just whining and fussing in her bed so I will go check on her but I think she is just overtired. Tuesdays are like that.

We are waiting for Sinterklaas (Dutch Santa) tonight. Set out our show and everything.
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Wait, Dutch Santas come now? Does Sinterklaas know that I am one fourth Dutch? Does it count for anything?

Fern, rock on YOU for being a good teacher!! I am so proud of you!!! :
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we are waiting for St. Nicholas to visit our house, too, nuggets. i told Marek to get his shoes, go get a paper towel from daddy and wipe them clean and then put them on the windowsill behind the curtains in the front room. must wrap a little gift now.

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we are waiting for St. Nicholas to visit our house, too, nuggets. i told Marek to get his shoes, go get a paper towel from daddy and wipe them clean and then put them on the windowsill behind the curtains in the front room. must wrap a little gift now.

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Oh wow! I need to brush up on my myths! I didn't know St. Nicholas and Sinterklaas come now! I've been to Amsterdam...does that count for anything??
Miss Juice, I hope I'm not sounding like a terrible "mainstream" "non-vegan druggie" mama for giving Rowan the abx. I wasn't sure how to take what you said (*tylenol* in the asteriks), so forgive me. I realize that even opening this can o' worms a crack can make it explode in my face...just know that I'm not *totally* ignorant, I swear! :
I don't know why it matters so much to me...I worry so much about talking about things at MDC, hence why I stay in this thread more often than not. I don't need the judgement, I judge myself harshest of all!
Anyway, no worries, I know I'm nuts. I'll be better after I've had my coffee.

*sigh* This has been a rough week, I worked till late last night, I still haven't had my coffee, and my friend and I are having a playdate instead of our regular trade because her own kid had a bad reaction (to abx! GO figure) and so I don't get any free time today. I'm feeling all insecure. Hehe. Good thing I have a psych appointment this evening. I think I can use it.

Have a good day, mamas.
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Oh wow! I need to brush up on my myths! I didn't know St. Nicholas and Sinterklaas come now!
What do you mean MYTHS!!!!!?

Renae, I admit that I give Eleanor Tylenol - sometimes just to make myself feel better for having done something. Whenever Eleanor is sick she askes for "purpull med-sin" and Alison and I compose funny letters to honor the fact that with it magically she will sleep...

Dear Mr. Tylenol. I love you. My love for you would scare you. My next child will be named something appropriate, but we'll call him/her Tylenol or Tyllie as a nick name. Such is our love.
or
Dear Mr. Tylenol, when can you move in with us?

Don't feel judged, sweetpea. We all do what we think is best for our situation.
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Miss Juice, I hope I'm not sounding like a terrible "mainstream" "non-vegan druggie" mama for giving Rowan the abx. I wasn't sure how to take what you said (*tylenol* in the asteriks), so forgive me. I realize that even opening this can o' worms a crack can make it explode in my face...just know that I'm not *totally* ignorant, I swear! :
I don't know why it matters so much to me...I worry so much about talking about things at MDC, hence why I stay in this thread more often than not. I don't need the judgement, I judge myself harshest of all!
Anyway, no worries, I know I'm nuts. I'll be better after I've had my coffee.

*sigh* This has been a rough week, I worked till late last night, I still haven't had my coffee, and my friend and I are having a playdate instead of our regular trade because her own kid had a bad reaction (to abx! GO figure) and so I don't get any free time today. I'm feeling all insecure. Hehe. Good thing I have a psych appointment this evening. I think I can use it.

Have a good day, mamas.
I suppose I should have said *tylenol* so you'd know I was whispering I have to whisper so the crunchy mamas don't kick me out of the club. Also I have to whisper because chiropractors are not supposed to give their children anything, ever, under any circumstances, even if nobody's slept in two days. Mama, I would never judge you for taking care of your baby. Never. I'm sorry if anything I said came off that way!

I had to have dd2 (my maybaby) on abx for the first 6 months of her life. I hated it. But I did it. I'm not going to throw tomatoes at anyone for having to make a difficult choice. (and I really really really wouldn't come barging in here, this wonderful thread-home you have, and toss judgement around when you've all been so warm and welcoming!)

Been a rough week around here, too. Coffee makes everything better.
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But what would REALLY make everything better would be if the Laundry Fairy would get off her duff and fold all this stuff so I don't have to pick through baskets looking for socks every morning.
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But what would REALLY make everything better would be if the Laundry Fairy would get off her duff and fold all this stuff so I don't have to pick through baskets looking for socks every morning.
Send her over here when she's done at your place. She's really been slacking and I've got a bone to pick with her.

Headache. Need coffee. More Later.
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Stop all this coffee talk. If I even so much as look at a cup o' coffee, E threatens no nap for days. My girlies are so sensitive to it and it suxors. blah.

Renae--we're on the daily abx gig here so ha...10-14 days worth is nuthin'! *hugs* There's a time and a place for them and it sounds like he was really suffering. Sorry the trade is a no go!

We had our first morning of C insisting on dressing herself to get out the door. I convinced her that too small capris and a tee shirt might be a little cold so we wound up with khakis a turtleneck and a sun dress over the top and a size 50 hanna coat on upside down oh my! And then she wanted to pick out clothes for E...

Last of the Christmas shopping is DONE! as of this morning. 9am is the perfect time to shop in case you're wondering. DH is playing hooky from work tomorrow afternoon so we can get our tree.

Sarah--how'd the project/presentation thingy go?

FF--way to go!! I knew you'd do great! on your dad's comment...I guess he's right!

Jacquie--fun on telling the fam! We told them earlier with E too even though we weren't planning on it. I had much less of the m/s with E so I so totally thought that meant boy--ha!

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Hm. WRT to the holiday gifts, did we have a database for addresses? I think my recipient (!!!who who who!!!) is on the YG for another exchange thing but what if she's not? Did we already cover this and I am coming into class late again?

Laundry Fairy should be coming here in about a half hour so she might be late gettin' to y'all's houses. Yes, I said y'all. Then made it a possessive pronoun. It's my right, dangit. As a matter of fact, LFairy is the reason the clothes are in their respective places at all--sorted by genre--and FOLDED NEATLY. Then, I come in, wear something, change my mind, put it back haphazardly. I am genetically programmed to make messes, I'm sure of it.
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I am thinking about Sherri. SHERRI!!
wHERE are you? Spotty internet?

Because a friend of mine recently flew to France to an osteopath o'er there who does urogenital manipulation (all about fixin the privates, ladies) because after her daughter's birth her parts never went back to their respective places. So I am thinking more and more about osteopathy, which I know very little about. Friend says it's all about putting the organs in their proper places, or some such.

And I still haven't seen your porch.

I decided yesterday to do a little christmas, right this very minute, okay maybe another minute, anyway I have never done christmas really. I have always been the child at christmas, and this year is my first christmas in mexico (I always went back the last 4 years). So I'm going to do a little something. Which brings me to Heather.

Because as I imagined my first perfect christmas-as-santa, I imagined cozily knitted little stockings, which I get to fill (my first time!!!!), with the little names "Sol" and "Amara" on them. Heather, are you hearing this? GAWDS I wish you had me as secret santita! And that you had lots of free time, and desire, to knit up some stockins. I could send the Laundry Fairy your way to get that householding biz out of the way.

And Lisa I've been thinking of you because I have dug up the mix you made summer 05 and am LOVING it. I think we should do another mix exchange next year.
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Els--- perhaps if I start knitting now in my spare time you might have them for three kings day! I would totally do a wife swap for them!

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my coworker had strep thanksgiving week and her 3yo came down with it friday. the ped said it was the worst strep he has seen in a 3yo in YEARZZZZZZ. so watch out pdx mamas there is some virulent strep going round.

children's motrin is my love of choice it got us through all the teething.

my first love lives in thailand. i think i would still have a thing for him if we ever met face to face again

my MIL is here so we had a pseudo christmas and opened a few of her presents last night. who knew we were even on some sort of proper date??????? i want to know more about siinterklauus too. i've been to holland twice. looooooove it.

your dh should rightfully brag about you fiddle what a GREAT compliment!

i hope sarah's presentation went well

jacquie - i hope the sickies avoid you completely. i feel 1000% better these days. i haven't even had a migraine this week. yayhooo. and this thang is poochin out there. only 3 pairs of nonmaternity pants are still in my roster...2 of them were too big normally. my favorite part of pregnancy??? the SEXY DREAMS!!! i told dh i thought my sex drive was coming back and he said 'where you drivin it????' : : he freaks where there are '3' of us
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Dudes, tylenol is no big baddie drug. I *freely* admit giving it to Lily when she needs it - read: ear pain, sore throat. I give her teething tablets AND motrin when she's teething (hope we're done with that, actually, but I haven't gotten a finger back in the back for a while now). Anyway, IMO those drugs, used conservatively, are fine. FINE. And now that I am a real nurse I can give you all this advice. Albeit a very crunchy nurse. My point, actually, was to make Renae feel better.

Anyway, the presentation went well. Thanks all for asking. That was my really big thing due, but now I have three exams left. Two today and one tomorrow. : But the two today are online, at-home dealies so I am ensconced at home in my slippers with my big ol' triple americano (sorry Heather) so it's all good.

I was thinking the deadline for the gifts would be Christmas. No stress. And Elsanne, all the addresses are in the new database; I just checked.

Sooo what else. Oh yes, good job, Fiddle! You are a great teacher.

And I REALLY need the laundry fairy. I have run out of baskets for the unfolded stuff and have started using paper bags. : <--- (kind of like that, but for the laundry).

OK, off to do my exams. Happy Wednesday to all!

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Been a rough week around here, too. Coffee makes everything better.
I though Chiropracters didn't drink coffee.
Mine told me that if I came more often I wouldn't need it. I pointed out he does not have kids. Besides, I like to feel wired like that.
Sorry HF

I think the laundry fairy went to Holland. Maybe she is at the north Pole. She is certainly not here...
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Perhaps, elseanne, you are thinking of me because you have MY NAME for the exchange? As far as osteopaths are concerned, they pride themselves on treating the whole patient, not just their symptoms. They listen to the symtoms yo umay be having, and then relate them to the whole patient, there may be a bigger problem underlying than just a sore elbow or something. Now there are many a'DO who don't abide by this policy, but the good ones do. They are also trained to do OMT (Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy) where they can crack your back and do craniosacral and all that jazz. Again, some practice this, but many don't. My dh does, and I'm always pestering him to crack my back. Wanna know the slogan for the American Osteopathic Association? Their initials are DO instead of MD (Doctor of Osteopathy). Get this, "Just D.O. it! pretty catchy, eh? end psa

Porch pictures coming. Just got the wreath up last night, so now I think it's complete. I'll snap some pics when I go out later to pick up Sarah from skool.

Still slurping down the coffee, Sarah? Glad you got your big presntation outta the way! I'm sure you'll ace your exams, you RN you.

Fiddle so proud I know the best beginner CPR instructor ever! Congrats! How you feeling these days? You're getting close.

Els, how 'bout an update on your garlic free nether regions?

Renae, how's the little dude? I hope he's on the mend!

Tylenol is given freely 'round these parts too! Personally I'm a fan of Motrin.

lisa-so glad you are digging your new digs! Its such a pain to move, but often so so worth it.

Jacqueline-how did everyone react to your news? I'm so excited for you! Seems we have lots of gestating mamas on this thread lately!

Put up the ol' Christmas tree last night. Dh did his annual run to the store because he ran out of lights, just like he does every. single. year. I have no idea how our fuses don't blow with the sheer amount of lights he puts on our tree. Maybe I'll take a picture of my Christmas in New Englad village I put up on our mantle. It was given to me by my IL's about five years ago, but I've never had an appropriate place to put it until this year.

Toodles Poodles!
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The laundry fairy is chained to my washer (remember the bad poo day? that got us behind--oh ha ha! unintended ), and she's slacking off, so don't expect to see her soon.

Coffee *does* make everything better.

Yea to our super student and our super teacher.

While we're on tylenol confessions...
I don't have any problem giving it, either (I don't think it's a good idea to e.g. just *give it* on a regular basis if your child is having trouble sleeping, but I know *none* of us do that). I was struggling with whether to give it or not for teething pain to T when he was a baby, and a good friend (who'd been an amazing nicu nurse for many yrs at Children's Hospital Oakland) told me this: "If you were dealing with an older child--not a baby--who was in pain, you wouldn't think for a *minute* about it... you'd want to do something for that child's pain. As long as you're giving the correct amount at appropriate times, do NOT worry about using it." So I don't. (She also said that she thought "folk remedies" like rubbing brandy on the gums could be dangerous, and I agree... tylenol seems safer than strong alcohol, *and* you know how much you're giving!) And for the record... Hyland's Teething Tablets have never done ANYTHING for any of my kids when teething (but do I still have some? yes....). Yeah, I think that motrin is actually a little better than tylenol for teething (I learned that with Z and his heinous molars, which thankfully are all here now).

And I'll see your confession bid and raise you... I'll admit that bleach is in my cleaning arsenal. I don't use very much, and I don't use it very often (a gallon will last at *least* a couple of years), but it's just so effective at killing things (like rotavirus) and getting rid of stains (like in our sometimes nasty kitchen sink). The environmentalist in me cringes, but the microbiologist in me feels better having it around "just in case."

Any other confessions?

I enjoyed the 5 questions, and I thought I'd throw out a few.

(1) What's your favorite color? (A few people told us this one.)

(2) What's your *least* favorite? Why? (on both) (I expect much discussion of auras, crystals, birthstones, and crunchy reasons)

(3) What are you most afraid of? (I'm in a discussion group that covered this Monday night, and it was really interesting...)

(4) What's your favorite kind of cookie? (I'll admit, I'm thinking about all the yummy Xmas stuff that I will not be getting to eat, boo hoo, but I guess my thighs will thank me.)

(5) If you could do a Warren Buffet/Bill Gates kind of thing (donate a huge amount of money to charity and/or start your own "do good" type foundation), what would you do?

Mix of the deep and the shallow...

One last thing... recent nutty dream: I'm walking down the street, see a balding man who is nursing a baby. He's wearing a periwinkle polo shirt and a badly fitting nursing bra...
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1) fave: yellow...my first fave color and I still remember my K teacher asking us to pick our favorite (for some coloring project or something) and then telling me I couldn't pick yellow ...I think because it wouldn't show up enough on oaktag? (more than you all or y'all needed to know!)

(2) least: blue because it's boring

(3) What are you most afraid of? decluttering...well that would be my day to day fear. I have the hardest time parting with things for many and sundry reasons. Though I did recently just plow through our attic space and come up with 10+ bags o' trash. Have many other diapering/baby things that need to find new homes too.

(4) Cookie: Something ooey gooey with lots of warm choco chips or any christmas cookie (chocolate crinkle, gingerbread, sugar cookie...)

(5) Hmmmm....I wouldn't know where to start...probably something in the city...a healthcare initiative or parenting/childcare program of some sort???


Need your answers! (oh and just peeked at the bloggy and the new one of Z is precious!! We love our megablocks too!)

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