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Red-Headed Baby
12/07/2008 09:34 p.m.
I was always my grandma's favorite grandchild. She never even really tried to hide that fact from anyone, including the other grandkids. So naturally, when I had my first child, my son, 11 1/2 years ago, she thought he was the best baby ever. He, in fact, replaced me as the new favorite, but I was still right up there with him. LOL

As my daughters, Leah & Anna, were born, she would always say that she hoped they came out with red hair. Before she went gray, she was a flaming red-head and she never missed an opportunity to brag about how beautiful her hair was. Leah was a blonde and Anna, a brunette. My grandma loved all of my kids because they were mine and they were all very sweet. Anna was just about a year when my grandma died of cancer. At that point in time, I had no intentions of ever having another child.

Plans change. Ella was born on September 25th with a head full of red hair, five years or so after my grandma's passing. Since Ella's birth, I have often found myself wishing I could tell my grandma about her and show her this beautiful red hair. Deep down, I know she sees, but I'd have loved to have been able to see the look on her face had she lived to see Ella on the day she was born. I think there might have been a new favorite grandchild. :)

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New Baby
11/10/2008 07:35 p.m.
My new daughter was born on September 25th. This is our 4th child (and our last). Of course, its been a while since we've had a baby in the house. My next youngest is already six years old! My older children are really enjoying their new little sister and are all willing to help 99% of the time. Having an infant also means little to no time to sit and think creatively. I find myself thinking of lines and phrases when I'm diving in the car, but those thoughts never make it past the garage door once I arrive home. Hopefully, sometime soon, I'll be able to write something new. As for right now, I hear my little one crying. Nap is over!
I am currently Affectionate
I am listening to baby crying

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It's been ages...
08/07/2008 06:45 p.m.
It's been ages since I've posted anything here at pathetic.com. I am 31 weeks pregnant and, early on, had some serious complications (right on the heels of a previous miscarriage) and, since then, have not felt very poetic. Hopefully, at some point, the muse will return, but until then, I'm content reading others people's genius and preparing for baby #4. LOL



I am currently Tired

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Bloggin'
09/02/2007 02:08 p.m.
I just started my very own blog and I'd love to have some visitors!!

www.dailydelilah.com

Thanks!
I am currently Cheerful
I am listening to a Tivo'ed Football game

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BEWARE!
04/18/2007 05:13 p.m.
My parents two kitties had to be put to sleep today because their food contained rat poison. The food has been recalled, but it's too late for our kitties. They had more than 20x the amount of poison in their systems than what is survivable. Beware!! The brand is NATURAL BALANCE!!
I am currently Sad

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Bonsai
04/17/2006 03:50 p.m.
Stopped at a roadside vendor on the neutral ground across the street from Target a few days ago. He was selling Bonsai trees and I've always thought these are the coolest little plants. I told the kids we'd swing in and see how much they were. Well, we picked one that was $20 and it's very small. My youngest daughter, Anna, immediately took a special liking to this plant and has watered it everyday since we brought it home. She treats it almost like a pet. She speaks to it and tries to kiss it, but it's a bit prickly, so she only did that once. My husband was joking with her and asked her if she was going to name it (she's 3, by the way). She simply told him she could not name the plant because it didn't have eyes. I laughed, but was struck by how profound this little statement seemed to me.

I guess, even at her young age, that she realizes eyes are an important part of awareness and being; that things without eyes are just things, not individual living things with dispositions and tendencies. Hmmm... out of the mouths of babes!

I am currently Fine
I am listening to Gravedigger by Dave Matthews

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My Cat Loves Pathetic Too!
03/26/2006 03:31 p.m.
I was lucky enough to get a picture of my cat sitting where he loves to sit when I spend lots of time at the computer desk. Notice whats on the screen. :)

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I am currently O.K.

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PUPPIES!
03/24/2006 05:43 p.m.
My mom has a little French Bulldog and yesterday she had 5 beautiful little puppies. They are so sweet and tiny and pink and squirmy. I am posting pics for those who would like to see what a brand new baby french Bulldog looks like.

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They are all healthy and seem to be doing well. I will post more pictures when they open their eyes and start walking arouind.
I am currently Happy

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How my poem comes to be
03/22/2006 08:44 p.m.
Usually, when I think of something to write about, it's because a two or three word phrase pops into my head and I think it's so wonderful, I have to write something to go with it. In my poem, Ghost, I thought of the phrase "foggy tendrils whirl" and I thought that was such a good phrase to describe a ghost's edges (for lack of a better word) and I sat down and wrestled with the rest of the poem for about an hour... all because of a small phrase that appealed to me. When I thought about it, that's the case for every one of my poems!!
I am currently Bored
I am listening to Watching actually... Chicken Little

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wandering through pathetic
03/19/2006 01:15 p.m.
When your online here at pathetic, how do you look at the poetry posted here? I'll find myself reading a poem that was posted years ago that no one has commented on in years and I'll post a new comment. I'll read the POTD and then look at the poet's library or favorites and click on random commentor's names and read their poetry and look at their favorites. And I love it when I come across a poem that I think is exceptionally beautiful or clever or poignant and no one else has commented. I feel like I get to be the first person to acknowledge their unique creativity.

I love this place.
I am currently Tired

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