It’s a big day today- one that I knew was coming but that still managed to sneak up on me. I’ve been distracted with Zach’s illness, Teagan’s illness, work stress… but no excuses. Today is a day of celebration. Today, my baby boy turns 2 years old.
My water broke at kick off of Monday Night Football on Oct 22, 2007. 16+ hours later, Zachary Robert was born. He was a big baby- 9 lb 6 oz- and ate well (gained 1 pound in his first week), slept well (slept 10 hours a night in the hospital), and was a generally easy baby. He has taught us a lot about joy and love.
My big boy- 2 years old!
Teagan is doing a little better. No more complaints of leg pain. The fever seems to come and go and the cough has gotten phlegmier.
I need your input!! For the last 2 weeks, some blog friends and I have done some “assigned subject” exploratory sharing blogging… It started with 1 idea and grew to a second and… it seems to be well received. I don’t think Thursday is the best day as there are other memes that many bloggers participate in. So maybe Wednesday would be better? Let me know your thoughts… and watch for info coming up!
Yay for the Senate passing the gay hate crimes bill!!!
Today is Oct 23. This would be a great day for you to go and feel your boobies if you haven’t done so recently. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Early detection is the key.
October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. There are some blogs that I follow who are very passionate on the subject and use blogging as a medium to educate and empower. Please take some time to visit Heather at Singing With My Heart and Maggie at Okay. Fine. Dammit. Heather is asking people to Comment for a Cause in October. Maggie has an ongoing project- Violence Unsilenced. Take some time and visit these blogs and sites and read some amazing stories of bravery. Maybe you will find a way to empower someone in your own life who is living a violent secret.
CJ Boyfriend Jeans… I caught a few minutes of Oprah yesterday- anyone know more about Cookie Johnson’s line of jeans? All I can tell is that they seem to be insanely expensive.
I love when good sportsmanship gets punished… grrr… read this about a tennis player who is in trouble for something that was, essentially, a good deed.
A fireball in Indy yesterday… very scary, causing many traffic problems that will be ongoing for some time… Fireballs shooting hundreds of feet in the air. An overpass and surrounding area burnt to a crisp. 2 billboards caught on fire. A cell tower on fire. A major section of I-465 closed. A tanker truck overturned- he was carrying liquid propane. The miracle? No one died. When the tanker flipped, the cab came loose and tore away from the tank that exploded. The truck was carrying multiple tanks and only 1 exploded. And no one died. It was all rather surreal. Click on the pic below to read about it from one of our local TV affiliates.
I hope you have had a good week and that you enjoy the weekend ahead of you. I also hope that my daughter gets healthy and my son can enjoy his birthday celebrations with his entire (healthy) family. Happy Friday!