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Valetine’s Day – Day Care Edition

Posted in Alex, Holiday, Nonsense, Tori, Uncategorized with tags , , , on February 13, 2015 by Bob

It is Valentine’s Day tomorrow. A day where men get in trouble, new relationships are solidified or ended and feelings are crushed throughout the world. For the young among us, it is a time to get bags full of candy and pencils and stickers and … wait, what?

Maybe it is just because I am too old to remember, or because I am repressing memories of rejection en masse but, the vague recollections I have of Valentine’s day as a child, were getting a few cards in a paper lunch bag taped to the front of my desk. Granted, I have NO memories of Valentine’s before grade school but I experienced that today dropping the kids off.

At first, we were just planning on giving out the little cards that come with a sticker. Thought that was going to be good enough. When I picked up Tori yesterday, a few friends already had passed out some Valentine’s. With packets of Goldfish, and a little gift bag of a few things. I called Mrs. Voices and told her to stop at the store. Glad I did. When we got to “school” this morning, little bags of goodies abounded.

A friend of mine called it the “Valentine mompetition” and I heartily agree. What I do remember is getting the cards, maybe a box of chalk hearts … not an entire swag bag worthy of the Oscars. All I know is that I told Mrs. Voices … “I don’t want to be THAT parent that totally cheaps out.”

It seems to be just the evolution of things. It also happens at birthdays. The kids have a party, give out goodie bags, but then also give out bags of treats at school as well. It must be because of the whole, “must include everyone” mentality. To make sure that no one gets left out.

While writing this, I have decided that it is because I am getting cranky as I age. Let the kids have their fun Bob. They are kid’s for cryin’ out loud. If you want to be the cheapskate so be it. At least their mommy is cool.

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I Need Better Virus Protection

Posted in Alex, Nonsense, Tori with tags , on December 11, 2013 by Bob

This week, the voices have been one by one succumbing to the dreaded Norovirus.  For those of you without children, and those of you newly with children who have not yet experienced the wonderfulness of this particular ailment … it ain’t fun.

Basically, it is 1-2 days of sheer unpleasantness. If you are lucky, it only affects one hemisphere. If you are unlucky, it affects both. It is quite vicious as well. It dehydrates you pretty good. Problem is, you can’t keep anything down for the first half of it. I felt worse than I ever have from any food poisoning and almost as bad as when I had the flu a few years back.

If you are fortunate to have a little one with this … no, you just have to learn for yourself. I will say though be VERY mindful of dehydration. My niece had to go to the hospital when she had this some years ago.

That’s about all I wanted to say. I had to get this out there because I feel like crap after 2 days of a 2-3 day virus. No one is immune. Resistance is futile. And if 1 person in your house gets it … you all will.

Happy holidays!

 

On a side noteJust as a reminder, this is not “the flu” Flu is a respiratory ailment that has nothing to do with puking or the squirts. You won’t get over the flu in 2 -3 days. You will be hurtin’ for 2-3 weeks. Just sayin’. I used to make the same generalization all the time until I myself had the flu. Never made that mistake again.

 

A Few Updates … Or, “Meaningless Words Thrown Together To Have A Post Today”

Posted in Alex, Celebrity Deaths, Nonsense, Tech Stuff with tags , , , , on September 11, 2013 by Bob

I have been pretty horrible lately providing ample humorous content to my many loyal readers. By “lately” I mean the last year or so and by “loyal” I mean the 5 or 6 of you I pay to read my blog. While today’s installment may not be the most entertaining piece I have ever written, I figure that I better get something out there since I added ‘blog writing’ as a skill on LinkedIn. So, as I was driving home, listening to Tangled for the 273rd time (it is Tori’s newest obsession), I decided I would visit a few past posts and give updates on things that apparently mattered to me at the time.

Diabetes

I had a couple of posts on this. While I don’t want to make this a medical blog, I want to assure all of you that I am not going to drop dead anytime soon. I didn’t disclose my numbers before, but 3 key numbers I had to get under control were: A1C = 10, Fasting blood sugar 210, Triglycerides = 489. YIKES! After 3 months of meds and diet I am at the following: A1C = 5.7, Fasting 103, Triglycerides 217. Still need to work on the Tri # but … HUGE improvement! And I have lost over 20 lbs.

 

LinkedIn

I DID add a number of “skills” to my LinkedIn profile. I haven’t had any new connection requests, you can still connect if you would like, and I haven’t had a whole lot of endorsements for my new skills. I am still waiting for those and the numerous job offers to roll in.

 

Hedge Fund

I am up to $22.37. Look out Google!

 

Andy Rooney

My eyebrows aren’t any bushier. I did have one wild hair the other day though.

 

2013 “Fun” Celeb Death Predictions

So, I guess it might be a little late to get this one started. I will do better for 2014

 

No updates on, but I will eventually get to, some OLD items such as my Chopped Challenge and something else I am sure that were so long ago I can’t even find them now.

Well, that’s about it. I just realized it is hard to give updates on posts when I haven’t written that many.

To make up for it, her is a video of the youngest voice, Alex, dancing.

 

 

 

AWWW Nuts!

Posted in Alex, Nonsense with tags , , , on March 21, 2013 by Bob

For some reason, Alex thought his was the funniest thing on earth. And everyone likes a laughing baby right?

 

 

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