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Monday, September 21, 2009

Bad Blogger. Bad Blogger.

Ugh, sorry for my lack of posts lately. Things have been a bit crazy around these parts, to say the least.

I had a little toothache that turned into a massive toothache which has basically rendered me useless. Thanks to a prescription of heavy narcotics, I am able to function at a human level until I get my root canal tomorrow. I am counting down the seconds until that glorious moment when all of the little nerves in my tooth are no more. The bastards.

So, let's blame my tooth for my lack of posts lately, k?

As promised, here are my answers to your important questions. I know you've been sitting on the edge of your seat just waiting to hear my thoughts on the following...

Amy asked:
Thoughts on Duggar child #19?

My first thought is how has her uterus not fallen out of her body yet. My second thought is how odd it is that she's having children while her children are having children. At this point, I think she needs to retire her fallopian tubes and start focusing on her grandchildren. She's being selfish at this point. Yeah, I said it. I don't think it's normal to have that constant need to reproduce - you have to stop at some point, right?

Since I've already asked you a question, I have a complaint for you. Ever since you described a cheesesteak to me, I've been craving one something fierce. The only problem is I have no idea where the heck to get one round these parts. You see, I live in creole country - jambalaya, red beans and rice and crawfish pie are bountiful. Cheesesteaks, not so much. Maybe a reader on here can point me in the right direction. If not, I will curse you for the rest of my life unless you choose to send me one via mail. Then I will love you again.

MommaSalsa asked:

Hey Natalie! What are some things that you swore that you would never do as a
parent that you have done? And a 2nd question: give me at least 2
recommendations for toys for my Banana for x-mas this year. She will be 8
months old. OK, that was more like a demand. Same thing. Thanks!

Let's see here. Well, I co-slept for the first few months of Anna's life. I always swore that I'd never do that because it seemed so un-safe, but when you're going on 1 hour of sleep and putting her in the bed with you is the only way to get more rest, you do what you've gotta do. Besides, I can't say that I hated it - I liked it, actually. It's cute to wake up and have a baby butt in your face. Unless it's covered in crap. Then that sucks.

Hmm, toy suggestions - I honestly have no clue at all. All of the toys Anna has are hand-me-downs from friends/family. The one she really likes is this little piano looking thing that speaks in spanish and english and says the colors and such. I can't remember the brand name of it to show you a picture, but it seems to be a pretty popular toy as I've seen it around quite a bit. Anna prefers playing with crumpled up paper and old bottles of water, so we plan on wrapping those up for Christmas and calling it a day.

Totally kidding, btw. ;)

Here's your question:
I see in your blog that you are a foodie of sorts who likes to bake and cook. Are you better at baking or are you better at cooking? I ask because it's usually one or the other. I can bake like Betty Crocker, but my cooking tastes like crap with a side of vomit. If you're good at both, I will be jealous of you and aspire to be more like you.

Julie asked:

Is there anything you swear you'll do differently with your next child from
what you've learned in doing with Anna?Also, what's your absolutley #1
favorite Etsy shop?

Yes, the first thing I will do differently is I won't introduce a bottle and pacifier so quickly. I think it messed up Anna's latch initially, and it got to the point where I had to exclusively pump those last few months because she no longer latched. Some people say the whole confusion thing is a myth, but it certainly wasn't for us. I'd like to breastfeed longer the next go-round. I made it to 4 months with Anna. My goal with #2 is at least 6 months with a year being my ultimate goal.

I have TONS of Etsy shops that I love. I'm there basically every day just drooling over the stuff. Some of my favorites are Mada's Place, Peachy Keen Designs and Lil Cubby.

Here's your question:
So, tell me more about your job! I see that you get to meet cool celebs like Jordan Sparks and Juliette Lewis. Is Juliette as cooky in person as she seems like she'd be? What's she like?

Ok, kiddos, that's it for today. I have a lot of work I need to catch up on - gotta pay those bills. :)


Amy said...

Believe it or not, there is actually a place that ships cheesesteaks! Let it show on the record that I cannot comment on how they turn out but I have heard good things. The's hella expensive because they include other to.die.for Philly staples such as the tastykake, soft pretzels, and Herrs chips (those are more eh but the other two are awesome). Here's the link...

Mrs.Salsaburger said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for finally updating. I have been checking back religiously dying to hear if you chose MY questions. LOL

So, you did. Sorta. Ha! I love razzing you!

Foodie? Eh. I cook and bake constantly. I don't post pics anymore as well, I am lazy. When I got pregnant, the smell of food was so aversive, I just couldn't do it. Overall, I think I am a better cook than baker. I did take the Wilton classes last summer and did alright. My cakes taste awesome, but as for as looks go, not so much. At least, I know how to ice cupcakes so they look like the ones in the store. My family would say that I am a great baker. I guess it's a matter of opinion.

Thanks for asking!

Steph@ madas place said...

I love you. You are hilarious.

Heather said...

You crack me up. Not the tooth thing, but the other stuff. Hope your root canal went well.

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