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Friday, August 31, 2007

MEN! *eyeroll*

Guys have a hard time communicating their feelings OR if they do communicate anything, it's usually anger, because society says that's one of the only feelings that are okay for guys to show. So everything is expressed angrily. It wasn't too long ago that I figured out men are like infants. They will fuss or scream in their most loud and serious voice all because they want you to come pay attention to them, pick them up and love on them. Fast forward 30 years and not much has changed for males. They want to be on the receiving end of our sweet female emotions but they refuse to be "vulnerable" and just ask in a direct way. No, they always have to be the overgrown, angry infant. The only thing that seems to work at getting them to finally stop being angry while you try to guess what they want is to flat out ask, in your most patient, sweet mommy voice "Is this getting you what you really want?" and wait for the very loud, defiant "NO!" so you can ask "What do you want, sweetie?" and wait for the sheepish reply. The answer is almost always more of your attention in one way or another. So just sigh and love on him. The argument about how much of the laundry, vacuuming and housecleaning you didn't get done while paying him and his children attention will come tomorrow!

Cool Link:
Brian and I saw these being used during a house remodel on TV one day. They're a really cool way to add interest and modern style to square openings that you wish were arched. Just another odd little link in my never-ending list of random internet places!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Have you ever known anyone that seemed to fit in your group of friends and yet no one in the group could really get past this one bad flaw of theirs? You find yourself wishing that they could read your mind and just change!

On the verge of an impending ward split I find myself not liking how our clique is already splitting up. My dearest friends in Summerwood are beginning to band together, leaving us in Eagle Springs to accept the new, slightly severed group of friends and move on. This could be good, in that it would break up strong cliques like ours and force us to widen our circle of friends. (Kelsey, you're especially good at this. I think I would just remain socially wounded for a while before I stumbled out to make new friends....) But for now it's sad to know the change is coming. Having lived through this once before, I know first-hand that once these cliques are somewhat disbanded and reform, the new cliques in the new wards will be even stronger and much more difficult to join.

Cool Link:
Online Retro Candy store that has lots of old-fashioned favorites. This is a great gift idea for dads & grandpas in the family that are IMPOSSIBLE to shop for! Call grandma and ask what their favorite old candy is. I know my dad loved the bubble gum cigarettes and the 1960 Retro Candy Gift Box has all of his favorites and some I'm sure he's forgotten about! (Shhh...he's getting a box shipped to him for his b-day!)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Teething is only traumatic for parents!

Aiden woke up around 1 am screaming and he didn't quit until he was exhausted just before 8 am. We thought it was gas and gave him everything we safely could. When he finally nursed, I noticed he was using an odd new latch-on so I checked his bottom gum and saw two faintly lighter color dashes in his swollen pink gums. TEETH! Baby Oragel finally calmed Aiden down so he could sleep. It's 1 pm now and he won't let me lay him down but he will sleep in my arms so at least my ears aren't ringing with his crying...

Cool Link:
The absolute best anti-gas, anti-spit-up, anti-hiccup medicine we have found. Note: it doesn't work for teething pain!

Monday, August 27, 2007

I heard it was free....

Everyone is blogging these days. I've done it before, but no one really seems to check the pages on my website. So I figured I'll start writing here since everyone seems to be on and it's free. But I want my blog to serve some function. I have decided, that since I seem to always run across the most obsqure but helpful websites, that my blog will be a cesspool of things I think my readers might like.

Why "Tay's Days"? Brian thinks all I do all day is play on the computer. (Despite the loads of clean laundry and freash vacuum tracks!) Why not just give up and plead guilty!

Cool Link:
Reliable coupon codes and ratings from real people on how sucessful the coupon is!