#MirthMusicMusic – It’s a Tooth!

24 Aug

Today’s Mirth and Music Monday comes with a little announcement.

My little teething Kathleen has cut her first tooth!

It wasn’t as bad as I was prepared to deal with. I only really noticed her extra clingy-ness the day before it actually cleared the gums. (Observant much?)

Now we’re wondering if the one beside it is on it’s way also as we play finger ninjas trying to keep her from gnawing on us with that ridiculously sharp little fang.

On that note, I heard this song as Kathleen and I were getting our Phineas and Ferb fix last week:



That’s pretty accurate, actually. lol


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#MirthMusicMon – Johnny Carson, Everybody!

17 Aug

I try hard to avoid politics on this blog.

Buuut, this is Johnny Carson dressed up as Ronald Reagan doing a Who’s On First routine.

Want to hear the kicker?

This show was aired live.

Now I ask you, could you get through a bit like this without screwing up?



And just because I really like it:



That’s it for me this week, folks.

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Babies are Weird

9 Aug

They really are!

My 6 month old girl is sitting next to me at the dining room table, alternately babbling, blowing very wet raspberries, and gnawing on the ribbon holding her little chew baggy of grapes, farting like a drunk frat boy, and probably wishing I would put the computer back to the sparkly-outfitted ’70’s music video we watched right before I started blogging.

She is outright refusing to learn how to sit on her own. Instead she keeps her legs straight and wants to bouncy-prance around. This child is going for mobility, ASAP.

Her first word? Dog.

Said very clearly over my shoulder this morning as she looked back at one of our black labs.


I really wanted it to be daddy or something…cuter.

Nope. She’s crazy about dogs and cats.

She almost did jumping-jacks in my lap when my sister’s pug came careening into the birthday party last night. Kept shifting her weight and leaning around so she could keep Winnie in sight.

Back to the aforementioned fruit, she will eat so many refried beans I have to cut her off for her diaper’s sake, but makes faces over apples and grapes.

Gripe water has turned into an addiction. I took matters into my own hands and rather than pay $10 for 4oz I asked Lonnie to go get 3 very carefully researched ingredients from the health food store. Now we have made 2 batches of an herbal tea which most babies drink very diluted and sparingly. Not for her. Nope. She will drink it straight or highly diluted. It tastes like unsweetened rootbeer with just a hint of ginger and black liquorish. And she loves it.

My own personal little weirdo.

Love her to pieces. :)


Wanna see the video we were watching?



She’s had a nap since the previous words, and has scared me to death by proving once again that she has figured out how to get from the middle of our bed to my bedside table in nothing flat. Now we have no time in which to do the sleeping surface enlargement that we have been talking about.

Going in to get her after she woke up I witnessed her up on hands and knees looking toward that table again. Are we going to have a crawler before the age of 7 months?!?

Is that normal?

Whatever. All I know is that Lonnie and I have our hands full, and from here on out we are going to have to wear track shoes to keep up with her.


Man, I hate running.




#MirthMusicMon – Geeking Out Over Nerds

7 Aug

It is Mirth and Music Monday and I have a confession to make.

I am a fan girl.

Star Trek

Star Wars (Original 3, only, thank you very much!)

Dr. Who

Iron Man





Yes, I am a part of most of these fandoms. (I royally stink at most games, though. :(  )

Not that I actually have the time (or $) to stay up to date on episodes or go see all the movies. But I love the characters and worlds; the stories.

One of these days I may even work up the nerve to try fish fingers and custard. ( :D Hi, Emily!)


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#MirthMusicMon – Ninjas Suck at Flirting

3 Aug

It’s true. See for yourself.


See? Told ya.


Now for a song I have known for a long time and just discovered that it was sung by Nat King Cole.



That’s my addition today. :)

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#mirthmusicmon – Balance

27 Jul

No matter how messed up the world is and you think that there will never be the perfect one, bare with it,

there is always a plan whether you see his or not.

I hope this picks up your day the way it has mine.


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#MirthMisicMon – Hotel Transylvania 2!

20 Jul


Who put this here?

One minute you’re laughing over how much your kid loves zucchini and peas, the next it’s time to do responsible things… Like remembering you have a blog…



Here’s something I ran across while entertaining my munchkin.



Then there’s a teaser trailer for the next one: Hotel Transylvania 2.

I can’t wait! :D




I have baby diapers to wash.  (And the people rejoiced.  Yay.)


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#MirthMusicMon – Dog’s Best Friend

29 Jun

It’s Mirth and Music Monday!


Here’s an animated short by Disney I’d never seen.



Then there’s one of my daughter’s favorite songs.


I’m going to have to learn the verses for this so I can sing the entire song while pacing with an overtired baby. Much better for my sanity than just singing that short little chorus on repeat. lol


That’s it for me folks.

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Waving Bye-Bye to Dairy

27 Jun

Motherhood. I really am loving it.

Cuddling a sleeping baby, discovering what makes her giggle, cheering as she tries rolling over.

Then there’s a down-side, though.

Kathleen hasn’t been sleeping well lately, which means I haven’t either.

Why isn’t she sleeping well?

It might have something to do with her mild diarrhea and the occasional diaper rash.

(Ya, think?)

Surprisingly, she wakes up to poop. Always has. And she can’t stand wet diapers.

But the diarrhea, according to my research, is most likely caused by all the milk and cheese I have been having lately. Apparently it’s the most common of the foods that throw a baby off when it comes to breastfeeding.

So I have been off milk for most of a week now, cheese and butter ended a couple days ago. If I’m going to do this it may as well be whole hog, right?

Then I found out that it could take up to a couple weeks for it all to clear my system, then another week or two to clear hers!

That means no dairy until at least August!

Instantly my brain started a conga line of all the foods I’m going to have to avoid: pizza, cheeseburgers, tacos, milkshakes, milk with my baked treats or over cereal, cream in my tea, butter on my pancakes… The list just kept going. And it’s not like I can just switch to lactose free milk. She is reacting to the protein in milk, not the sugar.

For a moment I had a bit of a panic attack, then I started talking with Lonnie and discussing how my breakfast will have to change.

Apparently it won’t have to change all that much.

He hasn’t used butter on my eggs for a week now.


Bacon grease.


(Sorry, I had to corral my taste buds. They’d run off to throw flower petals around in a mountain meadow. Where was I?)

All he needed to change was leave out the serving of cheddar cheese.

Same thing with my usual ham and cheese sandwich for lunch. (although he made me a pb & j yesterday)

Dinner last night was chicken, black beans and broccoli, so no big change there.

Really, the only thing this will effect is my snacking and our meals out.

Put into perspective it’s not really that bad.

Plus the litany of things I can no longer eat reminded us just how far off our slow carb diet we have strayed. So, now it’s time to head back to some level of dietary sanity.

Cheat day won’t be the same without dairy, though. *sigh

Fair well, milk. I shall miss thee.


#MirthMusicMon – An A with an Attitude

22 Jun

It’s Mirth and Music Monday! Yay!

Time to pull out the fun. :)

One of my favorite movies is Sister Act.

Here’s part of a scene with both music and mirth:



That’s it for me folks.

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