Saturday, November 29, 2008

A note to the Presidents from Emily

While cleaning up the computer room in our house I found this note written by Emily, and I thought I would share it with you........

Dear Presidents,

Does one president transform into the next one? Are you transformers?

Love Emily R.

PS.... Barack Obama is the President

Cute, Huh.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving..

Okay a day late but Oh Well, We had a very nice Thanksgiving, We visited Brian's Dad. We don't see him that much and so it was really really nice. EMILY LOVES HER GRANDPA so much, they were really sweet together. She loved the piano (well organ), all his old time Reader's digest books, classic books, exploring his house, and putting on shows for him. SHE had quite the time and it was really nice seeing him, He's very easy to get along with and funny too. I know Brian enjoyed spending the time with his Dad. It was very nice. We went down on Wednesday and left after lunch today. I enjoyed myself too, but I've been taking this new medicine for my anxiety, and I'm feeling so tired from it. I'm not sure it's working yet, but I'm happy to feel like I'm atleast trying to do something about always feeling anxious. Maybe--- I'll have to change the name of the blog.. Ha Ha. NO I don't think it will change me that much. The dr's office called today to give me the results of my bloodwork... My glucose was high, and my thyroid level was low. So I have to make a follow up to discuss them. They don't seem to be super off just slightly, So I'm hoping it's not too much of an issue. I am feeling relieved that I went to the doctors. I've been thinking and worrying about taking that first step for soooo long and I'm kind of proud of myself for finally doing it. Although I think I had help too..... :) I'm just still a little worried about the blood work results but I'm trying to say to myself that those things can be dealt with. I've got a lot to be around for and so I need to take better care of myself. I'm gonna try!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Emily's 8!!! --- OH MY!!!!

My beautiful, smarty patootie, sweet girl turned 8 yesterday! I can't believe it! Every year she gets a little older, a whole lot smarter and just turns more into a terrific kid! MY KID! Wow, I'm lucky! She had a birthday party, mostly family and a few close friends... OH MY Goodness we NEED A BIGGER HOUSE!! It's so frustrating having a party at my house, because there is NOT enough room! But all in all it was a very nice time and Emily seemed to have fun. We didn't get to play too many party games because well there just wasn't room but the kids (big and small) played "hot Potato" which is an all time favorite. And later she played ROCK BAND and she has a new favorite song, "EYE OF THE TIGER" which she sang for the first time yesterday and rocked it! I wanted ofcourse to get video and I didn't, which is a regret but we did take some pictures. I really can't believe she is 8, where has the time gone, I mean really where? I guess all parents feel this way, but I think it went even faster for me! :) This last year, Emily has grown up so much and accomplished so much!! It's truly amazing but then everything about Emily has always been. I'm a proud Mama everyday! I'm lucky and blessed to have such a great kid! So, Happy Birthday MY SWEET girl! Mommy (and Daddy) LOVE YOU SO MUCH and no matter how old you get I'll still get to call you my baby---- Right? You promised!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A good start to the day...

Hello Everyone, So guess what, Everyone knows I'm a big fan of Rosie O'Donnell-- well she has a new prime time show the Wednesday before Thanksgiving 8 pm, It's a variety show and should be FUN! If enough people watch it, it will get picked up! Anyway, SO WATCH!! Anyway about the TITLE... Rosie, answered my Question on her blog, HOW EXCITING! I know I'm a Dork---- BUT I DON'T CARE! IT made MY Morning most cheerful. Anyway, here it is....and her answer!

Missy Writes:

Are you more excited or More nervous about your show? I


Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Hi, Today is/was my Mom's Birthday. It gets less painful every year but the sadness of her not being here is still there-- always and on her birthday, just missing celebrating with her this day, that was hers. My Mom would have been 59 this year. I MISS her so much but I DO really know she is still here with us. I feel her, and I say something and sound like my Mom. I feel her presence in moments like that. I just do and I can't explain it better then that. So this blog is just me, saying a lil' Hi to my Mom and letting her know that I'm thinking about her like always and remembering her today---- So here's to you Mom, from your middle kid.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Emily's School's Americanism Show.....

Hi, Today was another PROUD MAMA day, Emily performed in the Americanism Day Show. HEr School every year has a show called Americanism and They have lots of AmVets there, Miss NJ is there and Lots of Local Government officials there. IT's really, really, really very nice and the kids all work really hard at it. But usually, I'm so far in the back of the Auditoriam I can't SEE ANYTHING!!! Today, ALL THAT WAS DIFFERENT, I felt like a VIP! I was in the 3rd row, right up close to Emily and SHE DID SO AWESOME!!! I WAS SO PROUD!! Not only did they have to sing, BUT THEY HAD TO SIGN THE SONG!! She did really incredible! I was really proud! I know I already said that but I am SOOOO PROUD of EMILY!! It's become a tradition of ours to go to the diner before heading over to the school. SO that is what Emily and I did again this year and we had a really nice breakfast there first. Emily usually has her aide up on the stage with her but not this year, she was up there all by herself and she did SO GREAT!! I'm really happy with her aide and her teacher, and that they seem to be really good with her! So it's a big relief to see her settling in so nicely with them. I guess all that worrying at the beginning of the year was unnecessary, and even though I really did LIKE Emily's aide last year, I'm also very happy with this one as well. As long as they are good for Emily, I'm HAPPY and that seems to be the case. SO YEAH!! SO anyway, ENJOY the PICTURES of the show and I'm just going to wait for my Lil' superstar to get home! :) Oh yeah, ANOTHER ADDED EXCITEMENT ADDED BONUS..... Emily got 3rd PLACE in the Patriotic Poster contest!! And she got a medal and Barnes and Nobles GC!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Been a few days...

SO hello, I haven't been on here in a while because while I've been happy about the election. I've been miserable about something else. I started having this back pain last week and then I got what I thought was a rash from my bra rubbing but it turned out to be a major breakout of shingles. Which really sucks, is painful and really itchy. The pain kind of comes and goes but at times it can be excruciating and really annoying. Since shingles can be contagious, If a person has never had chicken pox or has a weak immune system. SO I feel a little like a leper. But not too much. Basically if you have had chicken pox, you still carry the virus inside of you and it lies dormant but for instance when stress gets to you it is possible for it to come again but this time in the form of shingles. (I'm blaming my stress over this election---- even though the outcome was the one I wanted I think I had ALOT of stress during the last week of it) I'm not one to go to the doctors and I NEVER go. I know alot of people say that, but I really NEVER go-- I truly have a fear of doctors! But this was something I didn't have a choice about. I needed to go! It was really embarrassing admitting to the doctor that it had been that long since I had gone. BUT she was very nice and even though I have to go back and I have to get some blood work done and I am of coursed really worried about, I know that I need to do it, not just for me but for Emily. I have to know how I'm doing. I'm scared but I have to. SO anyway, that is why I haven't written anything on here in a while. I've been tired and miserable and very itchy! SO you can imagine how this blog wasn't on my thoughts. I ALSO have to mention this because It has been freaking me out kind of... and please don't think I'm a NUT!! For probably almost 2 years I've been seeing the number 11 EVERY WHERE, I look at the clock... it's 9:11,11:11, 3:11 etc you get my drift at least a few times a day sometimes as much as 7 times a day. I've become well lets just say fixated on the fact that I've been seeing the #11---- I've talked to Brian about it over the course of the last 2 years and he didn't really think much about it... He's not very spiritual but for me it was like a sign or something, and I can't even believe I'm sharing this with you, because it's kind of out there and I don't want people to think I'm a kook. But anyway.... I got these shingles and like a said, it's been a LLOOOONNNNGG time since I have been to the doctors. I've been struggling with the concept of going because I've known my blood pressure is somewhat high and with my family history, I knew I just needed to go! But it was really hard because it had been so long and like I said was really embarrassing too. I tend to hide from things. I know it's not rational but fear often isn't rational. Anyway, I've been struggling and during this time I've been seeing these 11's... and 11 is an important # in my life. Emily, my MOM, Brian, my neice, my grand nephew, my father in law, were all born in NOVEMBER-- the 11th month. But for me especially the fact that my Mom and Emily were born in November really made me think about that my Mom was trying to come through to me somehow. I KNOW IT'S sounding crazy.... but I'm telling you something has been drawing me to look at the clock when it's on the 11, AND to be so freaked out about it to talk with Brian about it dozens of times. Anyway, Brian made the appointment for me, I think he thought that if he made it there wasn't a way I could back out and he tried to get it on Monday because the quicker you start treatment the better but they didn't have an appointment until Tuesday. It didn't dawn on me until yesterday morning that it was 11/11/08. IT FREAKED ME OUT!!! I don't know what it is telling me and maybe it's just coincidental but Brian will CONFIRM how long I have been talking about the number 11 with him. EVEN HE HAD TO ADMIT IT WAS A LITTLE WEIRD!! I'm just saying!! Maybe it was a message from God or my MOm kinda forcing my hand to go... taking it out of my control and even though I'm afraid about finding out what is wrong with me and dealing w/ my blood pressure and hopefully nothing else but it sorta was out of my hands.. I HAD TO GO and I HAD TO GO ON 11/11... FREAKY but also kind of comforting too.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Our 44th PRESIDENT.... Barack OBAMA!!

Hey GOOD MORNING, I'm so great this morning and I woke up feeling so PROUD to be an American. I can't believe last night and the amazing victory that Barack Obama won, it was AWESOME!!! WOW--- it really was not just a squeaker but a bona fide win, no democrat had won more then 50% of the popular vote in a very long time if ever. WOW!! I am so HAPPY that John McCain was so gracious, and it shows him in the light that I originally saw him in. I had a lot of positive views of John McCain BEFORE his campaign, and I'm so happy that he decided to end his campaign in a positive way. I DO have serious issues with the BOOING from his crowd, but I guess they are just bitterly disappointed and I can understand that, but it's about respect and I think that ALOT of John McCain supporters do have much to learn about that. Brian and I watched coverage til almost 1 am. I am exhausted but I don't really care, it was so worth listening to Barack's acceptance speech. I can't wait until he can proof all the nay sayers wrong, I listened to his speech last night and felt such pride in our country and I LOVED when he talked about the legacy we will leave our children in 100 years and that we were here at this defining moment and I took in every word, Brian and I were both crying tears of joy!!! I think good things will come out of this man's presidency but we do have a LLOOOONNNNGGG road ahead of us, much to do and much to make better. I think the first step was huge and I think it was electing Barack Obama!!! I think I'll be smiling all DAY!!! :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Went at 6:50 and it only took about 2 minutes to vote. TOTALLY AWESOME FEELING!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

A sign, a Loss and a Blessing....

SAD NEWS.... Barack Obama's grandma TOOT died today. One day shy of Election day. Just really sad, so many were hoping that she could have hanged on.. just one more day. I think that things happen for a reason. I honestly do, My Mom died just a few days before we brought Emily home to us. Comfort is brought in the most mysterious way. I think Toot will help Barack. I think as sad as it is, I think it is a sign for Barack. I really do. I feel alot of sympathy for Barack, because I too do not have a single one of my parents, grand or otherwise. I've lost them all as well. So I just can really understand his sadness. I was also involved in a life altering circumstance during a very difficult moment, as Barack Obama is now, and you just have to keep going, for me it was knowing I had Emily to take care of and for Barack it is finishing this election. I hope he is comforted some how in knowing he will change this world for the better and that TOOT will be watching it all.

"Just one more day"

Brian's words for me before he left this morning. WE BOTH SMILED!!!

Pirate Emily and her Pirate DADDY!!

Some pics from Halloween... Trick AAARRRRR Treat!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

"HI, I'm Brian and this is my wife Missy and we are..

volunteers with the Barack Obama campaign, and we are just here to remind you to vote on Tuesday, Nov 4TH and we hope that we will have your support for the entire democratic ticket" OKAY, SO GUESS WHAT WE DID TODAY? We volunteered for Barack OBAMA!!!! HOW cool is that? We canvassed the Voorhees area and I'M EXHAUSTED!! We had lots of houses and two apartment complexes. It was a lot of UP the stairs, DOWN the stairs... BUT IT WAS SOOO WORTH IT!! Well, atleast it will be WHEN BARACK IS ELECTED!!! And we can feel like we contributed a teeny tiny tiny way. We were there pretty much all day. We got to the Camden County Democratic Commitee office in Cherry Hill NJ at 10:00 am (we weren't even late-that's saying something for us) and at around 4:00 pm we stopped because we were exhausted, and lets just say because Brian had the SHY colon. SO we came home, relieved ourselves and then picked up Emily and took her back to see the DNC office, to drop off our left over supplies and to let her experience a little of the political process! Then we went to the Christmas tree shop and came home and I can barely keep my eyes open but I wanted to write a quick blog and tell ya all about our very cool day! I must say this, we met for the most part very nice people, and there were only really two people that were a tad lets just say IGNORANT (for lack of the more correct term, racist) and would/could not vote for Barack Obama because he was black. You know its not going to be a good conversation, when the persons starts it, "I'm not a racist... BUT" Which just means, YES you are! Or atleast that's what I think. But we were very very very diplomatic and just essentially said a few good things about Barack Obama and his position and said that some people feel like that and that, that was very unfortunate. By the time we left those two particular people, I think they atleast had a favorable opinion of us and we shook hands with them and felt that even if we could not change them, we could represent ourselves in a positive way for the democrats. Leaving them however, made me feel like I wanted to wash their ignorance off my hands. Our favorite person we met was this little old woman, who lived in one of the apartment complexes. There was a hand written sign on her door that read," Please don't let my cats out" and we didn't know what to expect but she came to the door and she was very tiny. Maybe 4' 11', white woman and after we did our script she said, " Don't worry I'm voting for Barack Obama and that John McCain can go fly a kite". She was just so cute, and I told her, "Oh we like you" Which made her smile and us too. All in all it was a very nice day. My favorite part was being at the office and being surrounded by people who beleive so deeply in the party and Barack Obama and feeling so much hope from all of them. We also got to see ALOT of our congressman and representative and even Kelly Ripa's father who is a freeholder I believe. So it was just really a very nice feeling to be surrounded by so many people that believe. Anyway, I'm really tired and I'm gonna go now.. TAKE CARE and Remember get out and VOTE!!!!!! :) PEACE.