Monthly Archives: October 2012

extra load of laundry

I am doing an extra load of laundry tonight with the sole purpose of washing my socks.

These are just any socks.  They are green and red striped Christmas socks. They have a little bit of sparkle and are becoming paper thin. They have become stained on the bottom from the number of times I have worn them.  They are special.  I wear them for good luck.

It started in the post season last year.  Every time I wore the socks my beloved Cardinals would win.  Those days I wore other socks were days when the Cards lost.

I wore them while watching the game Friday night against Atlanta. The Cardinals won (yes… I know it was a bad game with some really bad calls but they still won).  Sunday, when the Cardinals lost to the Nationals, my lucky striped Christmas socks were in the laundry.  I washed them that night.  I wore them Monday- and the Cardinals won.  I did laundry last night, wore them today, and my boys won big time today.

What can I say?  These socks have some power.  So I will wear them again.  I would hate to let all of Cardinal Nation down.  There is a lot of pressure on these socks.  I don’t know what I (and the redbirds) am going to do when they are so worn out they become unwearable.

Like the Bud Light commercial says:  It is only crazy if it doesn’t work.

What do you do to help your team win?

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Body after baby

I just had a woman come into the shoe store and rub my belly. She told me how good I looked after having my baby.

I didn’t have the heart to tell her it had been over 5 years since he was born.  She asked what I had. I went with it and said a boy.

I am just happy that she didn’t congratulate me for being pregnant.

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quote of the day

This afternoon the boys and I were sitting down to start writing thank you notes from their birthday.  As we were making the list, Bubba reminded me that he “Definitely can’t forget to write Paige a note” since she gave him a pretty cool erector set thing.

Dude had to add a bit of teasing about Paige being his girl friend.

Bubba said “Yeah she is my girlfriend but there are a lot of other girls that want to be my girlfriend.’

I gave him a look that said “Really?”

Bubba’s response is priceless:
I can’t help if all the girls want to be with me.  I’m just that great!
Oh My Stars.  He is in first grade people!!  I am not sure what his ego is going to look like when he gets to high school.

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an actual conversation

Just saw a short snippet on NBC nightly news (before the hubs changed it) about the upcoming debates.  Here is the dialog between the Hubs and I that followed.

Me: Why’d you change it?
Dude: Cuz I want to watch Kung Foo Panda
The Hubs: What he said.

M: When is the first debate?
H: Wednesday
M: We should probably watch that.
H: Are you on the fence?
M: No.  It won’t change my mind about who to vote for.
H: Then why are you going to watch it.  You know we will just get mad.
M: Yeah but we need something to counter act all the damage that watching “Real Housewives of where ever has done.

H: uh… am I supposed to respond to that?

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