We're three for three...

Foster and Seth got their glasses today. And I must say, the experience was 1000% better than the last time we went (the day we found out both would need glasses). Both boys did great! I'm so proud of them...not one complaint...well, other than Seth stating he wouldn't wear them, never ever. But he did, as long as he saw me clean them, then he said he'd wear them. Sure! He doesn't know yet that we'll soon start patching for 6 hours a day (YIKES)...we thought it would be best to do one step at a time with this...

Foster and new glasses

Seth and new glasses

Logan with glasses (not new) - but just as cute


Fun with root canals...


Well, let's see...it all started yesterday at 2pm. Went into the dentist because I called on Sunday and left a message that my tooth was starting to wake me up at night, bother me during the day, etc. Dentist called Monday morning and had me come in yesterday.

This is a tooth that the dentist has been watching for about a year. See, previous to this dentist - Dr. G_______, I went to a very crappy dentist. One that I even had to report to the dental board she was that bad. Unfortunately at the time, my dental coverage didn't cover Dr. G. so I had to see inferior dentists. Skip forward a few years...I'm back with my wonderful dentist again and now he has to repair all the damage the crappy dentists did for years - and thank goodness, we're almost there!

Anyway, went in yesterday, emergency appointment. X-rays, cold ice thing, dental picks - diagnosis (no, not murder) = root canal - pronto.

He opened the tooth and took out as much of the dead stuff (sorry, not being technical now) he could, put a temp. on and sent me to the front to make another appointment for the next day (today).

What he explained to me was this...apparently, the canals in the tooth had started to close up on the ends and therefore there was very little blood supply to the tooth and therefore the nerves were dying a slow, painful death. This is in part due to aging (damn birthdays), genetics (thanks mom!), bad luck and well, just something that happens.

Go in today...I really expected it to be a fairly quick appointment, I mean after all, he did most of the work yesterday. Sat in the chair (on-time thankyouverymuch), got my first series of shots (I think there were 3) and waited 10 minutes. He re-opened the tooth and started cleaning out the canals. Now here's where it got tricky. I guess that particular tooth had canals so very thin that he had to go dig up a type of file that they haven't used in years. The tiniest and thinnest one they make. He used that and I practically jumped thru the ceiling, I still had some stray nerve fibers hanging around in there so I had to get (stop reading here if you're soon scheduled for a root canal) a shot DIRECTLY into the middle of the canal. Oy.

In the end, the tooth was so involved and was messed around with so much he didn't even want to completely close it up. So I got me some anti-biotics, some strong pain killers (they work!) and a temporary cap...until next week...when we get to do it all over again to finish it up.



Pictures from our Snow Day

Click on the link "View Album at Shutterfly" beneath the picture! Oh, and in the 3rd and 4th pictures, the "brown stuff" in the background is the desert - where shorts and t-shirts are the norm. We love it here...within one hour we can go see the snow, the desert, the ocean and a foreign country!

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"Behram, an Indian thug, holds the record for most murders by a single individual. He strangled 931 people between 1790 and 1840 with a piece of yellow and white cloth called a ruhmal."

(glad I didn't meet this guy...way back when...)


The good news and the bad news...

Today we had eye doctor appt's for all 3 boys. Now that we're back at Kaiser (yay!!!) we were able to get them all in to see our favorite eye doctor.

The good news: no more patching for Logan!

The bad news: both Seth AND Foster need glasses and now we need to start patching Seth when he gets his glasses....................oy..................no.....................triple oy......................

I truly wasn't expecting both Seth and Foster to need glasses....Foster is so not thrilled - not at all. In fact, in the eye glass shop he had an embarrassing meltdown/temper tantrum. One to rival any 3 year olds. He promptly earned himself a nap on his bed and no overnight at his friends house, oh, and no Wii time today.

At least now, all 5 of us will be in glasses. Good thing Laura and I decided (during open enrollment) to enroll all 3 kids in EACH of our vision plans...'cause now, we really need it!


Prop. 8 Maps!

See if someone you know - or a business you go to was a monetary supporter of Prop. 8. Click HERE.



If you attempted to count the stars in the galaxy at a rate of one every second, it would take around 3,000 years to count them all.



(("Fidelity" used with permission from Regina Spektor and EMI Records))

Read and then watch the short video - my favorite is the two women kissing in front of a "Yes on 8" bumper sticker - CLASSIC!! Love IT!

We, the undersigned, share President Barack Obama's view that "for too long, issues of LGBT rights have been exploited by those seeking to divide us. It's time to move beyond polarization and live up to our founding promise of equality by treating all our citizens with dignity and respect."

Yet, on December 19, 2008, Ken Starr and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund filed legal briefs defending the constitutionality of Prop 8 and seeking to nullify the 18,000 same-sex marriages conducted between May and November of 2008.

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in this case on March 5, 2009, with a decision expected within the next 90 days. We, the undersigned, ask that the Court invalidate Prop 8 and recognize the marriage rights of these 18,000 couples -- and all loving, committed couples in California -- under our state's constitution.

As Americans who believe in the rule of law and fundamental civil rights, we know that Ken Starr and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund's shameful attempt to nullify these unions will not be vindicated in the eyes of history. We know that, ultimately, love will prevail, no matter how hard they try to fight it.

"Fidelity": Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.


In 1898 (fourteen years prior to the Titanic tragedy), Morgan Robertson wrote a novel called Futility. The plot of the novel was about the largest ship ever built hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean on a cold April night.

((is there a way I can link this coincidence to the TV show Lost??))



ABBA got its name by taking the first letter from each of the band member's names (Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny, and Anni-frid).

You "Dancing Queen" you...


KFTD "2fer"

Dogs that do not tolerate small children well include the Saint Bernanrd, the Old English sheepdog, the Alaskan malamute, the bull terrier, and the toy poodle.

((I would like to add that the pit bull that was at a house I went to yesterday for work was, ummm, not particularly fond of me - I would certainly add that to my "NO WAY" list of possible breeds of dogs when we move and can get one...just saying...))

And from my very smart friend Anita -
"The Penny is the only coin currently minted in the United States with a profile that faces to the right. All other coins - the silver dollar, half dollar, quarter, dime, and nickel - all feature profiles that face to the left."