"ignore the story. see the soul. remember to love. you will never regret it" --- Seane Corn

"ignore the story. see the soul. remember to love. you will never regret it" --- Seane Corn
it's a jungle out there

Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Fragments

I haven't fragged in a while. Today it seems like a good way to tie up some loose ends...

Friday Fragments
courtesy of Mrs. 4444

come frag with us


Puberty Update
with Jack's permission, of course

I noticed Jack checking himself out.
He was in the black spandex compression shorts that he wears under his track uniform.
I also notice a package
OK. I know how kids develop. And I know that there is no way in hell Jack is that endowed.
Mom, check this out
He points to his package
I look at it through squinty eyes
Mom, this is awesome. There's a pocket inside these shorts...
I think that's for a cup, Jack
Yeah, mom, I know. But look...
And he pulls out his cell phone
Yes. He was walking around with his phone in the cup pocket of his compression shorts feeling... bigger
He replaced the phone and 30 seconds later it rings. And vibrates. He almost jumped out of his skin.
He's a very funny boy.

Jack and his buds at last week's
Junior Honor Society induction ceremony
such. good. kids.


Ganesh Update

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to all those who are contributing to Kim's Wish
What's Kim's Wish you say? Click here to find out
Looks like we'll have enough to get Kim and Matthew to the big Down's conference. YAY

Here are bits and pieces of emails she has sent me

Hi Michelle,
The response that you have gotten from your blog, is truly amazing. How wonderful and awesome these people are. The responses you have sent me, have lifted my spirits, I was starting to get a bit discouraged, from some of the responses I have gotten lately from some of the people around me. Again thank you for your help.
You stated that every little bit helps, this help was more than a little bit. You have helped a whole lot, more than you know. I just love your friends and their kindness.

Hi Michelle,
We have a board meeting this Monday, so I will go in and present what I have done and where in the process I am with everyone... Then we will have to work on fund raising......and granting wishes......we already have $28.16 in the IGive account. That is pretty exciting... I have also come up with an idea for an annual fund raiser called dimes for down's. What I am hoping to do is to get people to collect and donate dimes. This would be an awesome fund raiser, getting kids and Down Syndrome organizations to collect dimes. This would be really wonderful for people with Down Syndrome to also participate in. It is something simple that they can do and be proud of.....just an idea, have to run it by the board........but I am excited about it. I first want to put a donate button up on the website first and then work on a campaign for the dimes for down's. So that is where I am at. Oh, I am so excited and can't wait to have it up and running. Thank you for everything. I will keep you posted.

Hi Michelle
...they just wanted to prove that ultimately we are all connected in one way or another. It was an awesome show......So I know that eventually something will happen, the primary issue is that most people don't want to be the first person, to take the chance. That is what I have found, that is why I started with Wish Upon A Hero to start, so that I could show people that it can be done. I have to thank you for your support and resources. I so appreciate it. I will not let you down.....you will see. Maybe some day I will write a book, with the majority of it going to the foundation. I will see what happens. I certainly have a lot I can write about. Anyway, thank you so much for everything. I will keep you up to date....

This lady is so motivated and driven and energetic. She's uber positive, not in a rose colored glasses way, but in a if I didn't laugh I'd cry kinda way. Just like some of us.

Kim is Good Energy in the Universe
And special thanks to Angie, Shannon, and Halona.

more Ganesh

first sitting
2 hours of REALLY BAD PAIN
going back for round 2 next week

I can't wait


One last Mother's Day Memory

I watched this movie with my kids in between breakfast at the diner and Ty's cello concert
We all snuggled up in the bed and had a very cozy time

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

It was awesome.
If you've never seen it, or if you haven't seen it in decades, go now to Netflix Instant Watch.
Stellar performances by Ms. Davis and Ms. Crawford.
Creepy. Suspenseful. Totally not appropriate for kids.
They loved it.

Happy Friday


  1. Are you freaking kidding me with that tattoo? I'm so jealous. Of the ink and that hawt back of yours. You're hot.

    Oh and yay on all the other stuff too.

  2. WOW - I bet that tattoo HURT.. I want a SMALL one & afraid of the pain!

    That story about the phone in the shorts is HILARIOUS!!!! I bet most men do that for a "bigger" look.. haha!!!

  3. I like Ganesh. You are a brave woman, my friend. I am a pain chicken.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Michelle there is SO MUCH here! Those messages from Kim are great, the story about Jack... but that picture of your back... you are a GODDESS.

  5. I can only echo everyone else's comments- YOU ARE A GODDESS! And that tattoo is incredibly beautiful but not as beautiful as you, dear.
    And those children!
    Cell phone pocket indeed.
    And I am so old that I saw that movie at a Drive-In with my boyfriend! Back when dirt was young and so I was I.
    Happy Friday dear woman!

  6. Ty is such a little cutie and with his 'package' and putting the phone there is a riot! Thanks for sharing that one!

    Love the tattoo!

  7. Your ink is amazing. I'm not even a big tattoo fan, but wow.

    Cell phone pocket. That's freaking hilarious.

  8. That boy is hysterical! Nice tatoo I am such a woose when my brother died everyone in my family got a tatoo..I got the design on a necklace!
    Happy Friday have a great weekend!

  9. Love the phone pocket story and your ink is amazing!

    Have a great weekend!

  10. Your gorgeous skin and back! That tattoo! The cell phone story! All of it!! What a great post -- I was thoroughly entertained and inspired --

  11. Oh, my!
    Boys and Cups: I might need to write a post about my boys and baseball and cups.
    KIM: It is my absolute honor to do something small to help, and she's doing the heavy lifting. She is indeed an amazing force of positive energy in our world.
    Ganesh: Your back is beautiful. I have no tatoos myself, and can't begin to imagine how it must feel to have such a magnum opus written in skin and ink, but WOW. Beautiful.
    Mother's Day: I've been teaching my kids a twisted kind of history since they were small. Davis and Crawford takes this to a whole new level.
    Finally, Ty: I'm just asking for a reservation so I can sing with him one of these days. You'll pencil me in, right?
    Love, love, love!

  12. Doh! I meant to say, "...teaching my kids a twisted kind of history through old movies since they were small..."

  13. Wow you are a sexy Mama. Free spirit.

  14. And picture of your little girl is so delightful. She is beautiful.

  15. My initial response was exactly what my sister said: Are you freaking kidding me w/ that tattoo? Awesome.

    Also - the cell phone story is way too much. :-)

  16. amazing, amazing tattoo. and woman.

  17. I'm looking at the tattoo, but all I can think is "Look how freakin' skinny she is! I hate her! Why can't I have skinny genes (and jeans)?? Waaaa, waaaa, waaaa!" Seriously, it's just not fair to have all those kids AND be that skinny.

  18. WOW to so many, many things in this post.

    Sorry I am late to the party! I am so, so, happy for Kim. You are an amazing woman. And so is she.

  19. Your tat is so freaking awesome.

    Love the Jack story!

  20. Jack & his Magnum Opus, LMAO! He's known the importance of it for a long time.

  21. Your back looks like my cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Finally able to visit, a good laugh at Jack's story, a great smile about your tat - still waiting to get mine and I will as soon as I can get my body out the door and not to the Hospital as it has been the very boring routine of late -
    and thank you for the visits, the caring, and the always and ever ability to make me smile just by being there. You and Adrienne are two of my most favorite people. I sincerely hope you know that.

  23. Your back looks amazing!

    I love the movie, "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" I watched it a few times when I was a kid. I remember being terrified and fascinated at the same time. I kept telling my husband about it and we finally rented it for him to see and he was sooo not into it. I was bummed.

  24. WOW!
    You are brave and amazing. That tat is holy mother of God amazing.
    Love love love the phone story. You do dialog just right.
    Wonderful about Kim.
    This is just such a perfect/Michele post.
    I love the way you think and write, it's so uinique and engaging and pulls you right in. Makes you smile and sigh and feel connected.
    Thanks for sharing your world.


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