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Today I would like to celebrate you, my faithful readers.

All 12 of you.

After doing some digging, I (with the help of my friend, Christy) found that I have a whopping RSS following of an even baker’s dozen.

It’s not as if I am a rabid marketer bent on world domination through my blog’s feed. Nor am I a prolific writer who has a driving passion to express my deepest, most inner most thoughts in a very public way. I’m just a very busy mom who works full time and has 4 blogs for which she writes.

So, here’s to you, my loyal few. You rock!



Holy mackeral! A whole week has gone by. Seriously?

*checks her calendar quickly*

Yep. A whole week and I had so much FUN! I completely appreciate the girls at 5MFM to put together this shindig. As a matter of fact, I’m taking a leaf from Chris over at The Mommy Journey and show my appreciation for the twins!


Okay so they aren’t so much loyal commenters on my blog but they do Tweet me quite a bit. 🙂 Mostly because I’m nattering their ears off. Anyway, here’s the big shout out to you, Janice & Susan: THANK YOU! You two are great and I appreciate the time you take to talk to me even when you have bottoms to change and noses to wipe. You rock.

And, thank you, to everyone who has stopped by this week. I’m overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity. And I appreciate each and everyone of you. For those who’ve commented, you’ll be entered into my drawing for a Mini-Me graphic. I’ll notify the winner within the next few days!


Okay, enough with the mushy stuff and on to some serious partying. First things first, ya gotta have something to drink. Am I right or am I right?

Party Til Ya Drop Punch

  • 1 – 3oz package of cherry Jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 1 – 6oz can of frozen lemonade
  • 1 – 6oz can of pinapple juice
  • 1 quart cranberry juice
  • 1 pint champagne or other booze that rocks your socks – vodka might work here 😉

Dissolve the jello in the hot water while the juice is thawing. You want the juice cold but soft enough to work with. In your punch bowl (what? You don’t have one? Use the biggest bowl you have! Or a pitcher. A really big one), and mix together the dissolved jello, juices, and cold water. Pop in some ice and pour in the booze. Mix well.

Now, if you are preggers or are serving it to the 21 and under crowd, feel free to use gingerale instead. If your local grocery store is like mine, they’ll have these cool lime flavored ice cubes near the ice cream. Grab a bag of those and use them instead of plain ice. Alternatively, use frozen fruit like strawberries in place of the ice.

Does everyone have a glass of punch? Excellent. I want you to go visit everyone you haven’t on the UBP, starting with these lovely blogs:

  1. The Mommy Journey
  2. Stuttering Shell
  3. Lipstick Wisdom
  4. If Only I Super Powers
  5. Mama Needs a Cosmo
  6. Artsy Mamas
  7. Katie’s Nesting Spot
  8. Scribble Ink Cafe
  9. Girl in Paradise
  10. Leaf Days

If I forgot your blog, let me know and I’ll add it to the list!

So, instead of allergies, I think I have the flu. Allergies don’t come with a low grade fever, right? Anyway, I was so miserable (after taking sineaid and zyrtec all day) that I gave my husband’s suggestion a try: TheraFlu. Dear God in Heaven it was bad. It tastes bad. It feels bad. It leaves this horrible aftertaste in your mouth that no amount of sweet hot tea can hide.

But it worked.

Within a half hour I was feeling much better although whatever is in it kept me up until the wee hours of the morning. I finally made myself go to bed even though I wasn’t tired.

Christy suggested that I try a saline rinse for my nose. I’ve heard of neti pots (although she uses something a bit different than that). I even went to the website that she gets her supplies from. I think I’m more inclined to go with the saline rinse than the neti pot if only because I just can’t image stuffing what looks like a small penis up my nose. It just looks weird.

So, with all that wired time last night, I managed to get some artwork done for my new blog “Queen of the World Explains Everything.” And a new avatar for, well, just about everything I do online. And I updated my journal theme over at my art site. Yes, I was that awake last night.

Here’s hoping that tomorrow I feel better!


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