Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Here's where it gets awkward...
We left pretty early this morning so we got back right at nap time (SCORE!) and after we laid the girls down I ran out to the car to shuffle some things around. And of course, as soon as I got home I peeled off all my layers and put on grungy lounging clothes, took out my contacts and tossed my hair up in an "awesome" high, messy, bun on the top right of my head that would have put Princess Leia's 'do to shame. I was power walking to the car in case any of my neighbors might peak outside and see my sinful shameful apparel and even ducked skillfully into the car when a new neighbor (whom I haven't yet met) walked out to her car--I mean, that is a first impression no one deserves to have! So I thought I'd made it in the clear and was heading back from the car with an armload of road-trip-trash, froggy backpack and assorted baby toys when I heard,
"Hey! Don't I know you from somewhere? Weren't you a teacher at Ar*****?"
I froze and felt my stomach literally drop to the ground. Here I was in all my dirty blue skirt, stretched out see-throughish-tank-top, husband's too big flip flops, weird hair, lopsided glasses and armful of crap....ah, yikes. I thought about just running for the door but turned around to be faced with one of my past students. Of course he wanted to tell me everything he had been up to and I nodded and smiled while clutching my car junk to my chest to hide as much of my "outfit" as possible. I tried to keep the reunion short and stumbled into the house--only to resolve to never EVER go to my car again without, at least, non-embarrassing clothes on.
And that my friends is why my cheeks are currently red. And yes, I may be a bit sensitive but it was a moment, and it was awkward so I just thought I'd share. A new installment of Haybales to Highways tomorrow in honor of my 7th wedding anniversary! Woot! and good night!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Little Known Facts About Shelly:
Shelly has WAVY hair.
Having wavy hair is kind of annoying because it's not curly and it's not straight--it's straighter than curly but curlier than straight--see what a predicament that places one in? What type of hair products can you buy? Everything is either for STRAIGHT or CURLY hair. Usually I bypass the whole debate by blowing my hair out straight--it makes life much less complicated and I can go on to contemplate the truly meaningful things like why do hot dogs come in packs of 6 while hot dog buns come in packs of 8? Etc.
However, when A's hair started to grow out I started getting a lot of questions about why her hair was curly. I remember one discussion in particular when an older woman asked me, "Where did those curls come from?" I answered that it couldn't be my husband--straightest hair ever! but was probably from me because my hair is wavy. She looked at me. Laughed and said, "Your hair is not curly. It is not wavy. It is straight--haven't you looked in a mirror?" Now, obviously this lady knows nothing about flat irons or blow dryers but it really flipped my switch that she figured I was lying about having "almost curly" hair. So that's why I feel it's important that you all know the truth about me and my straighter that curly and curlier than straight hair.
Oh, and on another note, I'm in a wedding soon! (Yippee!) and need *Updo* ideas. Any updo that doesn't look remotely like my normal updo (see pic on the right) would be a vast improvement! I am searching for a COOL updo and am having the HARDEST time. So, if you have any ideas--online or otherwise give a girl some help and point me in the right direction. I'm contemplating all sorts of crazy thing like hair pieces and hot rollers--I need help and I need it fast! Oh, and I don't mean google updos and give me the first 2 sites that pop up--I'm asking only for pictures or really good hair sites (few and far between b/c I've been looking and looking and looking for a longgggggggg time!). Thanks in advance =)
Monday, June 23, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
2. I love spending time the Vaughns.
3. I love beating people at domino's.
4. Days with 70 degree weather make me happy.
5. My windows are open and the air is OFF!
6. I wish I had more time to edit pictures.
7. I need to list a butt-load of stuff on ebay this week. Bleck.
8. I really want a single jogging stroller. For free. (that shouldn't be too hard, ha!)
9. I am thankful for my husband and my babies.
10. Why in the world has everyone gotten their economic stimulus check with the exception of me. Seriously. I *need* (want) it.
11. Billy Ray Cyrus is a name-dropper and a weirdo. He would be dead to me if he hadn't come up with Achy Breaky Heart.
12. The end.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
* We are probably such excellent friends because we share the same middle name, were home schooled, and have a mutual passion for Mario and big sun glasses.
See what I mean?* The other day I blogged about never having eaten a twinkie. I've also never eaten: sweet potatoes, marshmallow fluff, watermelon (or any melon), ranch dressing, any seafood, raw tomatoes
*Tomorrow is Rosebud's big dance recital and I can hardly wait!
That is all. Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
How Hormonal Methods Work
All hormonal contraceptives have at least three mechanisms of action. Artificial female hormones are the active ingredient in all hormonal contraceptives — estrogen and progestin. Some products contain both hormones and others progestin only. Using both hormones together is somewhat more effective than progestin alone, but the estrogen component is responsible for most of the serious health hazards associated with hormonal methods.
1. Hormonal contraceptives prevent ovulation. No egg is released so sperm cannot fertilize it. It is widely agreed that this is a major mechanism of hormonal birth control.
A woman may ovulate anyway.
2. Hormonal contraceptives may also prevent fertilization by changing the consistency of natural secretions in the vagina, making it harder for the sperm to reach the egg. It is not clear how effective this mechanism is in preventing fertilization.
3. A woman may ovulate anyway, and sperm may still reach the egg, resulting in fertilization. When this occurs, hormonal contraceptives make it difficult for the embryo to implant in the uterus by keeping the edometrium (lining of the uterus) thinned. This results in the death and expulsion of the embryo. Most scientists agree this occurs, but it is not clear how often. Some doctors do not prescribe hormonal contraceptives because they find this mechanism objectionable. (more info here)
--> So, to sum up--b.c. doesn't necessarily or always have abortive effects--more often than not ovulation or conception are prevented by the pill but sometimes when the first two steps fail the third fail safe of b.c. is to prevent implantation of the embryo after which the body gets rid of it. It took losing two babies for me personally to realize just how strongly I believe in fighting for the life of a baby at all costs--including the cost of inconvenient (and annoying) non-hormonal b.c. is (for me). And that my friends, is all.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Ah! I love "unncessary quotation marks!"
Amelie = Princess Rosebud or Wonder Girl or A
Maeve = Mavis Beacon or Wonder Baby or M
Steve = Mr. Wonderful or S, Mr. W, Honey Hottie Pants and so on
Got all that?
Oh! And *you* can call me Shelly =)
Anywho, please, if you refer to me or my family members in comments please use their
code names or initials.
That is all =)
Sunday, June 8, 2008