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January 2008

A Perfect Post: Take a parent, add politics and mix well.

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This is one of my favorite pictures of my parents - it was taken shortly after their engagement in 1963 - and is a perfect depiction of a young couple, living in America, at that time.

Except, they weren't American citizens.

My parents immigrated during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 and met for the first time here, in New Jersey, on a blind date.

They carried green cards, worked whatever jobs they could get and learned to speak English by listening to radio commercials and watching television show, like and Gunsmoke and Bonanza.

Except, they were more like:

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Wordless Wednesday: Big Brother

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A kiss, on the cheek, is very sentimental but big brothers are a girl's best friend - especially, when start bringing their cute friends home!

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Sticky Post: NoMeatPoWeek

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The League of Maternal Justice and my fellow bloggers at Green Mom Finds are partnering with BlogHers Act Canada to reach as many of us in the blogosphere, as they can - our mission for this last week of January (1/28 to 2/1) is to try and go a whole week without eating meat.

So, how's that working out for us?

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Being at the wrong place at the right time and Mini-sleepovers!

The Boy (he's 9) had a friend sleepover on Friday and, after his mom dropped him off, I asked for his backpack, pointed out where he and The Boy would sleep (I mean, the couch IS right next to the front door) and then I knelt down real low (I could hear the poor kid's neck muscles straining) and went over our house rules.

"Basically, there aren't any."

What?

He's NOT my kid and it IS a sleepover - he WILL eventually go home and, you know, tell his mother - and it's NOT like I expected them to actually sleep, or anything.

But, he still seemed a little weary - I recognized the confused sort of...WUH-HUH?...way he shook his head, right away - so, I continued.

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Red, White and Blue Fridays #3: Supporting Our Troops - it IS more than just a catchphrase!

Redwhiteandbluefridaysbadge_5 Welcome to the Third Edition of Red, White and Blue Fridays.

Basically, our mission is to recognize and acknowledge members of the U.S. armed forces and their families and, hopefully, bring awareness to the ways in which bloggers can show their support.

I don't consider myself a pundit, on anything, especially about politics - if you're looking for someone who is...she's really good - I do NOT, however, have a problem with speaking on behalf of defending the things I love the most.  Especially, when it means lending a helping hand (whenever I can) and showing MY support to...well...people who are willing to put the needs of others, first.

It's the mom in me, I know.

There are those people who believe that "Support Our Troops" is meaningless.

I don't agree.

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Picture Perfect Thursday: Celebrating birthweeks, raising a pescetarian and how I'm NOT getting paid enough to do this much laundry!

The Boy turned 9 yesterday - thank you very much for ALL of your happy thoughts - but, my husband's father was scheduled for surgery (he's recovering well, thank goodness) and we spent most of the day in the hospital with my mother-in-law.

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So, we made arrangements to have family (including, my FIL) over on Monday.


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The kids were home and my brother was off from work.


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The Boy got to open his gifts and blow out his birthday candles, albeit, a couple of days early.


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All in all, he thought our little pre-birthday-get-together was pretty AWESOME and he got to show off his new hat at school, the next day - since most of his classmates told him to fuhghettabout winning Sunday night's game - GO GIANTS!


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But, first we marked him on the "measuring wall" (The Boy knows how to work a harmonica) and sent him to school yesterday morning with a bag full of birthday treats to share with his class (yes, I am that BAD mother) aaaaaand would you believe, we're STILL not done?

"Where ARE we going for dinner, Friday?"

Silence.


"You know, for my birthday?"

CRAP.

"Um...I dunno...uh...what would do you want to eat?"

Look, it's NOT his fault - I mean, I was the one who started the tradition of having the birthday boy (or girls) choose the meal - who knew having children, with birthdays in November, December AND January, would be so, you know, tough!?!?

"I feel like lobster!"

Whuh?

"I want to go to Red Lobster!"

Why - I mean, besides the fact that I was hoping he'd feel a little more like, you know, a Happy Meal - I don't ever remember eating at a Red Lobster, before?!?

"It's where America goes for seafood!"

Just so you know, the previous post, or following statement is NOT a paid announcement.

"Seriously, I saw their commercial and the food looks really good, I hope they have cake!"

Seriously - these kids' birthdays are lasting way longer than...well...the actual labor, really - I'm all birthday-ed-out, man!

"Only six more months 'til my birf-day!"

[blank stare]

"And I'm having a sleep-over."


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[click-whoosh-click]

"Wiiiiight!?!?"

Whyyyyyyyyy, NOT!?!?

[shrugs]

I mean, it seems my son's appetite is going to cost us a small fortune and our NEW dryer IS busted - yes, I managed to break yet another appliance, AGAIN! - it should give me plenty of time to, you know, save up enough money for nail polish, hair thingies, shiny pink lip gloss and a new light saber (seriously, she's got her list all ready) not to mention, finish the STUPID laundry!

Uh-oh, Sears guy is done - yeah, I blog during service calls and even Twittered a little, too - he says my dryer needs a new brain.

Shut up!

Aaaaand, it's gonna take about 2 weeks.

SHUT UP!

Just so you know, you couldn't pay me enough to even think about buying another Kenmore at the moment.

I wonder what they're serving in the vending machines at the laundromat, these days?

Stupid Sears!


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Nearly Wordless Wednesday: My Boy Is NOT Like Me

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The Boy turned 9 today
He came downstairs in the usual way
But the cat is sick and Grandpa's surgery's today
I was sad that we would be away
And he was talkin' 'fore I knew it, in a calm sort of way
He said, "I'm gonna be okay, don't worry mom
You know he's gonna need Dad and you"

Happy Birthday, my boy - who knew turning 9 could be so SWEET!

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