Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Germies!

The other night I was sitting on the sofa watching the Patriots annihilate the Steelers (GO PATRIOTS!!!!!)  and I noticed my throat feeling a bit scratchy.

That night I woke up a few times during the night with more scratchy throat symptoms. I've pretty much felt icky every day since then. My throat and my  nose and just feeling blah in general.

Well, yesterday afternoon I had a soda and the Kiddo wanted a drink. I told him not to drink from my soda because I wasn't feeling well and there were germies. He didn't want germies so he left it alone.

Later, I went to do something and when I came back he'd obviously forgotten all about the germies and was happily sipping on my soda. I said "What are you doing?"

He said "I was just thirsty, I'm sorry."

Of course I wasn't mad at him or anything but I did ask "Don't you remember what I said about my soda?"

Suddenly a light went on. His mouth fell open and his eyes became large and he said "Germies!"

The poor Kid sat on the sofa pouting and miserable for a long time after that. I asked him what was wrong and he replied sadly that now he had germies and he didn't want them. Poor thing.

He sure did catch my germies. He had a horrible night last night and woke up with a fever and a blah feeling this morning. Hoping for a Swift Recovery!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Twitter, Celebrities and Being Rude

I've ranted about mentioned this on Twitter before but I'm going to mention it here too.

Some people are so rude!

Let me explain . . .

On Twitter, if you wish to contact me your tweet would look like this: "@Seansmoma Hi, how are you?" That tweet is sent to me. If you would like to mention me, your tweet might look like this: "So, I was talking to @Seansmoma and she likes Christmas." That tweet is also sent to me because you mentioned me.

There are celebrities/famous individuals on Twitter. Lots of them. I don't know how many of them take the time to read their mentions/replies but I know many of them do because I've received replies from some of them.

Where am I going with this? I'll tell you.

When someone tweets "I can't stand that Justin Beiber kid." their followers see that and thats basically where it stops. When someone tweets "I can't stand that @JustinBeiber kid." It's Very possible that that Justin Beiber kid will see that! I'm not picking on him on purpose (And yes, I'm aware I spelled his name wrong. It was purposefully done.) I was just using him as an example.

I just think a bit more discretion could be used when insulting very real people. They might be famous but that doesn't mean they aren't human. They have emotions just like the rest of us and we don't like being insulted. If you must state your dislike for someone, please don't direct that tweet right to them.

I'm just saying . . .

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christmas Shopping

Christmas!

It's almost that time! Almost time to break out the Christmas decorations and the yummy festive recipes!

It's also probably past time to start Christmas shopping . . . *Sigh*

Christmas shopping is so hard for me. I never know what to get for people. Occasionally I'll get lucky and someone will say "I really really want this" and it just happens to be something that I can afford and easily acquire for them.

Others are harder though. I have no idea what to get for the Kiddo this year.

He's pretty set for clothes except maybe a pair of pajamas and a couple pairs of jogging pants. He doesn't need toys. I'm not really a fan of pointless toys anyway. More often than not if I buy him a toy it's going to be an educational toy. (On that note if you're looking for something to buy for a Kiddo you should totally check out the Leap Frog products. Highly Recommended!)

I just don't know what to get for him this year. And that's pretty much the story with everyone. What to buy, what to buy? Maybe I should just buy him a box of Pop Tarts. He would be thrilled. :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Going Green

It's not easy being Green.

It's expensive! Why on earth are the good things so expensive? If I could afford it I would totally go all green. As it is I can afford a few "green" things here and there but nothing like I would like.

However, in an effort to be more green I have attempted to give up the use of some disposable products.

I HATE doing dishes. Dishes are my least favorite chore and we don't have a dishwasher so it's all by hand around here. Paper/Styrofoam plates, plastic cups and plastics utensils made me happy. No washing necessary. Use and toss.

However, have you seen this? The Great Pacific Garbage Patch This is Sad people! For those of you who don't want to click the link The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is essentially an island the size or Texas or larger in the pacific ocean made of PLASTIC.

I felt kind of selfish about not wanting to wash dishes when I saw this. Seriously? This isn't worth it. We've gone plastic plate and utensil free around here. I would hate to think that I had anything to do with contributing to such a situation.

I would also like to encourage you to properly dispose of your trash. Take the extra two minutes to walk to a trash can before you toss your empty water bottle on the ground. If you see trash on the ground pick it up and throw it away!

We may not be able  to make the problem go away but we can don't have to help add to it either!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts

Happy Random Tuesday!!! Are you feeling Random? Do you feel like reading about others' Random Thoughts? It can be fun!! Well, if you do, then you should click the box below and zap over to Keely's blog! Join the fun!

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1. My participation in Random Tuesday Thoughts has become a random event all in itself. It's been far too long! 

2. So, like I said it's been a while . . . I'm taking Taekwondo classes now. LOVING it! I love the exercise, the social interaction and the ME time! So much fun!
3. I'm going to try to get back into this blogging thing . . . I suppose we'll see what happens.

4. Almost time to start decorating for Christmas! (Who am I kidding? I may have possibly already put snowflakes all over my ceiling.) Tis the Season!!

5. If there's a Sonic near you then you need to go and order Jalapeno' Sticks. They're not on the menu (at least not here). They usually put them on one of their specialty burgers that I can't remember the name of but they're seriously yummy all on their own. Try them!

6. Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? So far we've bought for one person and finished for one person. You do the math. *Sigh*

7. You would think that since I haven't participated in Random Tuesday Thoughts for so long that I would be full of Random Thoughts but I'm really not.

8. NaNoWriMo, anyone? I'm about half as far with my word count as what I should be. Fail.

Well, it looks like that's all! Have a great day everyone!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Blogging with a Purpose

Hello readers!

It's been so long since I've posted here and I have no excuse except that I just haven't.

Someone tweeted today and mentioned needing bloggers to help with a project. I would love to help them but I feel like a hypocrite with my personal blog updates so few and far between.

I know that with an actual deadline it would be a much different story. I wouldn't say I work best under pressure but I do know how to get things done when there's a deadline.

Maybe I should look at my own blog in that way. A deadline of everyday?

Oh well, I think that regardless of whether I'm "officially" blogging for this person I shall most likely, no, most definitely be mentioning their work.

They have a heart for important issues and I'm ready to lend a hand.

More to come when their foundation officially goes online.

Until then, Have a Fantastic Day!!