Saturday, October 22, 2005

This time of year.

I love this time of year. Halloween is my favorite Non-Holiday-Holiday. I have decorated my front porch very spooky, but have not gotten any treats for trick or treaters yet because, well, I will just eat them.

But this year it is a sad time as well.....

The husband and the boy are going to Egypt on Thursday. We have really been gearing up for that. We went to wal-mart and bought lots of clothes for each of the kids. That was fun, but my husband was kind of stressing over it. We got it done in like 1.5 hours. That is shoe shopping included, so I am happy, and so is my spouse.

I don't know what I am going to do with three weeks of "me" time. It will be strange. I think I will work a lot and build up the xmas fund. That is if I can stand to do it. I don't envy Amr traveling with the boy to Egypt. That will be hell, by himself. I came back with him when he was 2 months. Hard to maneuver, yes. But he was 2 months. He slept ate and pooped then. Now he has this whole personality to deal with and I think I will be a challenge. Not that he isn't a pleasant child because he really is. But, lets be realistic here. a 16 hour air trip is hard on adults, and time goes by faster for us I think. I can't imagine how it will be for Ayman. (Amr too, for that matter) Let's not over think it shall we? It is hard enough as it is.

Well, time to go to bed, I just got off work. One more night to go and I am done for four glorious days. I hate the fact that I am going to the airport to see them off because I know I am going to cry and I don't like to do that. Oh well, so be it.
Hopefully I will be writing again on Monday with some pictures from my moms exploits at the exotic erotic ball. I will keep you all posted. I am also considering guest blogging over there but you will just have to check there yourself to see if I do.
nighty night.

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Monday, October 17, 2005

Your different Names

I got this from Heidi on My Space. It looked like fun so i did it.

(name of first pet, street you grew up on)
Joey Spyglass
Yep, pretty porny.

(grandmother on father's side first name, favorite snack)
Ruth Cupkake
that sounds porny too.

(first word you see on your left, favorite restaurant)
digital california cafe

(first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)

(favorite animal, name of high school)
Westie East Union
could be worse.

(middle name, city where you were born):
Denise Bellflower could work.

(name of sibling/parent [opposite sex], cell phone company you use):
Alex Cingular
ok, that sucks.

(first 3 letters of your last name, last 3 letters of mother's maiden name, first 3 letters of your pet's name)
yeah, that is pretty space geeky.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Quality Grampa Time and 22 Months.

I dont know why this link is here. ignore it.

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On Friday at around 11 am my dad called and asked "Can Ayman come out and play?"
He wanted to take the boy for a while. Me having to work that night, and always down for a break, gave a resounding "YES." So my dad came and got him. They were gone for three and a half hours. When they got back at around 2:30ish, I was surprised by many things. First, he took him over to Wal-Mart and got him a new outfit, including shoes. No small feat. (hahaha) Then he took him over to the photographer, and had his picture taken, in the aforementioned new outfit. I don't have a scanner to show you the pictures, but let's just say that my baby boy looks like a big boy. I can't believe it. My husband saw the pictures and said, "What is he like, 10 years old now?"

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After the pictures were taken, They went to have a wonderfully-delicious-and-so-good for-you meal at Carl's Jr. (Hardees to you all in the east) Ayman got a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory trick or treat bucket. Then they came back home. All this was done, might I add, with Petie the Westie traveling with them, in his doggie carseat, which was right next to Aymans baby carseat. If the baby carseat is in the car, but no doggie seat, Petie will sit in the baby seat. Even if there is a baby in it. He is good like that.

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So, when they came home my dad had him in this outfit, which is just a modification of what he took the pictures in. I love it when little kids wear overalls with no shirt underneath. It is so cute. I actually have some pictures of my brother Alex and I in Oshkosh biballs taken by my uncle Jim When we were like 5 and 2 ( I am the oldest.) So I couldn't help myself, I got all snappy with the camera. But hey, what are they for anyway?

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Then as I was making this post, I looked at the date. It is time for Aymans 22 Month post.
So lets talk about what you have been doing this month, shall we? Well, for starters, it is your second Ramadan. When Daddy goes to the mosque in the evenings, when Momma is at work, you go with him. Unfortunately, he cannot stay for the Taraweeah. You have become very comfortable in the mosque so you will be "making all kinds of noisy" as daddy puts it, and doing things you should not, like playing with the water dispenser. For a couple of trips Daddy brought little animals for you to play with, (thanks gramma) but that only holds you over for a couple of the prayers raka now. You are making a lot more noises now, all kinds of different sounds. Maybe talking is just around the corner for you pipsqueek. And finally your most irritating, yet funny, (sometimes) action this month is.....(hold for fanfare) Throwing things in toilets. If mommy or daddy leave their bathroom door open you will chuck anything you can get your hands on into the toilet. You and daddy went to the bay area to visit this weekend, and he told me that not once but twice you went into Tanta Hagas bathroom, and threw all the stuff in the toilet. The second time you did it daddy himself had to take everything out of it and wash it off. Today though, when daddy went to get some gas, and I was making this post, you decided to go chuck some stuff in our toilet. Again. Today, it was an entire roll of toilet paper, one of my scrunchies and a little box. Too much fun.
Well I suppose that is it for now, this is a really long post, all for you.
Mommy and Daddy love you, Baby.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

The Moods of CPK

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I think maybe we eat at the California Pizza Kitchen too much. A couple of times ago when we went, Ayman and I walked in so I could order carry out. The hostess said to us, "Well, we haven't seen you two in a while!" Then the boy marched right past her and on to the carry out counter. He was very focused that day. On this day however, Ayman , my mom, and I were dining out on the patio. It was a very nice day not too hot or anything. I brought my camera and snapped some pictures. It was funny because my mom had her camera too, and at one point were both taking pictures of the boy. People must have thought we were total idiots. And hey, I admit it, I am. I have like 1000 pictures of this kid on my hardrive, and guess what? I am pregnant again, and ready to take more pictures, because the camera my dad gave me kicks ass!

Moving On....

And now a pause for a Tweeker Update. "Sandy" still has not reported to work. The LOA has been extended to the 10th of October, which will be Monday or Tuesday or something like that. I don't care enough to look at the calendar. I also found out that she is actually on a LOA because she got in a car accident, and supposedly (supposebly, for you mom.) got a hairline fracture in her hip. I guess that makes her lucky, she is getting that sweet disability pay so we know she is going to milk it, and when she does come back to work she is good to go for at least a couple of nights of "I have to go home, my hip hurts" (right before morning rounds, mind you) and of course, the soon-to-be popular: "I cant come in tonight my hip hurts" I wonder if they still sent her to counselling for her behavior like they were supposed to before this crap went down. And, for those of you who work with me you know what I am talking about, but for those of you who don't I am sure it seems like I am being a petty bitch. So be it. Work with this woman, walk the mile, and you too, will see.
It is all too convenient.

Well that is it for now-Take it easy folks.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Five Things

Tagged by Colleen
5 Things


I was in the Navy, stationed on Camp Pendelton at the Naval Hospital. I was a corpsman in the NICU. I was hanging out with my brother a lot, who was a Marine Stationed at Camp Del Mar, at USMCBCP. Spending entirely to much time meeting hot marines and drinking beer at the E club among other places.


Living in Sacramento California, Newly divorced from my 1st husband. I had just moved in with my best of not a little needy roommate ever, Lisa. 350 a month, private access, pool. Worked at the best restaurant ever, California Cafe, lunches only. Lots of disposable income and time. Coming off of a DUI arrest in September, TSK TSK. Foot loose and Fancy Free size 10, Woo Hoo.


Living in ghetto apartment. Trying to figure out what Ayman would wear for his first Halloween. Getting ready for Ramadan,

I took this picture. Posted by PicasaWell, Actually a year and a day ago, but close enough.


I got up at 0735, the need to pee, as usual. Ayman woke up at 0840. It was the first day of Ramadan. I did a lot of laundry (am still doing it by the way.) Made tacos for dinner and rounded out the day by watching My Name Is Earl.


Journey to Ernie
I Love My Ball, by Boots the monkey on Dora the Explorer
Its My Life, No Doubt
Any song from The Backyardigans Journey to the Heart of the Jungle
Hungry Like the Wolf, Duran Duran

5 SNACKS ...

Brunos Mild peppers
Cheez-Its (Buscar tu propia caja)
Krispy Kreme
Sees marzipan candy, and Mayfair candy
Hostess Cupkakes


Go to School, right after I have the baby, pay cash
Buy a house outright
Set my mom up so she doesn't have to go back to work.
Tell my job to suck it.
Send for my husband family in Egypt to come here for a great vacation.


New Orleans (before the hurricanes, since this is a fantasy why not)
San Diego
Any ridiculously expensive spa.


A half top
leather pants
Any shoe Sarah Jessica Parker wore on Sex in the City
Any clothes Sarah Jessica Parker wore on Sex in the City
a normal bra size (I will hold that over from Colleen, it works here too.)


Gone With The Wind
Flowers in the Attic books
All Harry Potter Books
My Name Is Earl


My children
My husband
My Mom
delicious, well prepared food, that I don't have to clean up after.
A fun spontaneous day trip.

digital camera

My Mom, Ms. Lori, Princess Wild Cow, Daphne, Aunt Cindy
don't worry, all this wont be a habit.