Friday, February 20, 2009

My award

I got my first blog award! I am so excited! I haven't been a blogger for very long and Susan over at Adventures of a Minivan Mom, gave me my first award. I met her through SITS. I follow her blog and she follows mine. I think if we lived near each other, we probably would take our kids to the park or have lunch once in awhile. I have really enjoyed meeting people through SITS, its a great blogging community, that links people from all over the world. Stop in and say hello at SITS someday.

So, here are the rules:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

I nominate:
Tonya (who got me started in blogging)
Jessica L.
Jessica A.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

When the going gets tough...Get flossing!!

Dear Abby,

I used to be a very good mommy. A few years back, I faithfully took my 3 toothy, grinned, girls to the dentist every 6 months. My dentist was a member of our church, and he was very thorough! Infact, I often complained of his high prices, and his pro-activeness to tooth decay! Well, we moved 3 years ago to a new state, and it that entailed finding a new dentist, doctor, you know the whole works of moving to a new place. A co-worker told me that her dad was a dentist. Hooray!! So I made cleaning appointments for my girls. He was a grandpa, very conservative, had shag carpet throughout his office, and his office was very inconvientant from my house. It was a 45 minute drive and his last appointment was 3:30, making it very difficult to schedule that appointment when school dismissed at 3:00. So, I scheduled appointments during summer vacations and holidays. Well as time went on, I became less enthusiased about driving 45 minutes for a cleaning. Just recently our little town has had a growth spurt, and several new stores, doctors offices, and dentist office are now opening. I scheduled a cleaning with a new dentist just 3 blocks from my house, how convienent, and his office was very up to date with technology, and no shag carpet! Well now I am wondering if the 45 minute ride is worth the money because yesterday was our cleanings.

Daughter 1: Braces coming off soon, needs 2 sealants, and NO CAVITIES!!! HOORAY!!
Daughter 2: Needs braces, needs a root canal from a poor filling from done by grandpa dentist with the shag carpet, and has 2 cavities.
Daughter 3: 6 Cavities, and was overheard by her mommy telling Mr. New Dentist, that her mommy never showed her how to floss or brush her teeth! WRONG!! WHO IS THE ONE THAT REMINDS HER TO BRUSH AS SHE IS RUNNING TO THE CAR IN THE MORNING?
Mommy: 6 cavities, (surprised because last summer I had none from Mr. Shag carpet, conservative Dentist)

So....Thankful for dental insurance, but the nice receptionist informs me of my part of the payment $708.00, and that only is part of daughter #3 and my trip to the dentist.

So please advice,

Destraught by Dentists

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Reality Check

I used to be a Reality TV junkie. I watched Survivor, many, many seasons of it, The Great Amazing Race, The Bachelor and the Bachelorette, and my life and conversations of revolved around these shows. It was the conversation at lunch on Friday who was outed on Survivor. A friend and I wanted to apply to the Great Amazing Race, it was our way to see the world and let our husbands have a taste of what mommy hood is all about! My husband finally asked me, "Why do you watch a shows, where you are rewarded to lie, cheat, and have no integrity to win a million dollars?" He suggested to me to get a life.

Well, I now have a pretty busy life, and now I have no time to watch TV at all. Well I do a have a couple of favorites, Criminal Minds is top, but last summer I started watching The Bachelorette again, and I got hooked on who DeAnna was going to pick. (For those who don't watch this show, DeAnna was a previous Bachelorette that wasn't chosen by Brad in the season earlier) I only watched a couple of those episodes and I didn't care much for DeAnna then:) Well last summer, they had this cute guy from Seattle who is divorced and has this darling son named Ty. I really thought that he had DeAnna had a connection, and I was so mad that she let him get down on his knee at the season finale and get ready to propose, and then she had him stop in mid-sentence to tell him that she chose the other guy. Well this season, Jason is the Bachelor and I am so hooked again!! We are down to the home town dates on Monday, and from the previews it looks interesting! My favorite Molly, has to have complete support from her family, if they don't like him then they won't embrace Jason in their lives! My second favorite choice is Melissa, and her family will not meet Jason on the air; to much publicity.

So, I now need a reality check! Between my master's class and tutoring, all I do is school. This stupid reality show has become my down time. Go figure!! Good thing that the Bachelor season is almost over!