But first, I just wanted everyone to know that the winner of the Macy's gift card and the $20 for charity, Alane, asked that the money be donated to CureSearch in Dante Taraborelli's (carepage TrooperDante) honor to fight this beast called cancer. (Dante is an absolutely adorable little boy who has also been battling neuroblastoma and could really use your prayers.) She also wanted the gift card to be sent to cute little Dante's mom instead of keeping it herself. Thank you for your generosity, Alane!
OK, here we go....
Orbit has Mojito flavored gum??? Lord! Where have I been??? Please tell me it actually contains alcohol?!?
Unfortunately, it does not. But it does cover the smell of alcohol on your breath nicely. (Actually, I'm just assuming here.)
Hi Dawn, I have a Sunday sound out question. I think I remember you saying your computer was in your bedroom and now you own a laptop. Where do you sit to have alone time to write your dailey post?
I usually sit in the family room to blog. Sometimes I hide in my bedroom. To work on my book, however, I usually go to the library where it's nice and quiet and no one bugs me.
Dawn, how did you get to be so funny!?
OK, I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume you're not talking about my looks.
Eh, it's not me. The people around me just do funny things and I feel the need to relate them to you. Because I like to make people laugh. And I like to get comments from readers. And I like to talk. A lot. And I like positive feedback because I have a fragile ego. And I basically need people to tell me how awesome I am. Maybe it's a writer thing. Maybe it's just me. Aren't you glad you asked your question now?
We already went to the dentist recently, so I can't use that activity to distract them. Any other suggestions (besides the old standby of TV, of course!)?
Movies, bowling, the zoo (if it isn't too cold)...Hmmm, I guess it depends on where you live. You could take a train ride into the city, or a drive to a fun theme restaurant for lunch. You could go to a museum or an indoor play place. We're actually taking the kids to an indoor waterpark in the Dells later this week. My parents gave the kids a gift card for it for Christmas LAST year and we're finally going. If you have an indoor pool near you - Y, park district, hotel, you could take them to swim for the day.
Dawn, SSO question: Bat poop or butt paste?
Ummm, things you don't want to confuse with pâté de foie gras?
Dawn, is it just me or are you always at the dentist office? :)
Nope, sometimes I'm at the doctor's office.
Any chance your lamp is coming? Soooo much stuff I ordered (last ummm Friday) is "unanticipated weather delayed" so who knows when it will arrive other than after Christmas. But hey -- it's the thought that counts right?
No, ugh, the projection lamp for the TV is still backordered. The Twilight shirt I ordered for Savannah is backordered. The charm I ordered for Clay's godmother is still backordered. It's the projection lamp I really, really, really want though! One more week of 6 kids home and a broken TV is going to kill me.
Have you ever noticed how often your life resembles a sitcom?
Nah, the sitcoms resemble my life.
Gorgeous nativity set btw!
It is! I took that picture at church. My nativity set consists of a plastic Fisher-Price Mary, a sheep, one shepherd, and a camel.
I especially like your concept that the Christ child is the the only figure in the nativity with color and all the rest are simply white.
I'm so thrilled you noticed that! I had fun playing with picnik.com. You've got to check out that site! It is FUN to play around with your photos there! And it's free too!
Am I the only one who looked at that picture and wondered if one of the kids put shredded cheese on the baby Jesus?
I read your blog often and I wanted to say that I love it! Could you please tell me how you got your signature on your post?
Yes. My web designer extraordinaire told me to sign a piece of paper and fax it to her. And now my signature somehow automatically shows up when I write a new post.
As I was cleaning, I thought of your post of when you were cleaning out your pocketbook. This is what I found in my couch.Have you cleaned out your couch lately, lol?
First - pocketbook??? Are you from the east coast? And secondly, sure I clean out my couch cushions. In fact, I cleaned them out HERE.
By the way, Savannah is done with her braces?
Yes, she is! Check it out! Before & after pics! (She was an avid thumb sucker.)
I love that shirt! Where can I get one?
I'm not sure where my sister got it, but I found them online HERE. In fact, they have a few funny Princess Bride ones, and other shirts too! Like this one....
I think the pants that Sav is wearing are the ones I am wearing now. I got them for Christmas. Old Navy?
Seriously? You got Savannah's pants for Christmas?