Another Interesting Day

I had that meeting. It was interesting. I am thrilled about the prospect of this group, but also, a little I dunno, apprehensive?.

ZB has an asthma attack in the middle of the night Friday while using his Concept 2 Model D, so we spent Friday night and Saturday morning in the ER. The thing that pisses me off is that it could’ve totally been prevented I think. His doctor’s nurse never got back to me on Friday after several calls asking her to have the doc write him a prescription for a new mask for his nebulizer. He’s almost 100% now. The respiratory therapist that saw him recommended allergy testing which was recommended to us last year, but I’m still on the fence about that. I mean, the kid hates needles and if he turns out to be allergic to oh, I dunno, trees and grass, what am I going to do, ya know? My brother and I both have allergies, his more severe. I went with bro to get his testing done and I know exactly what they do and I really don’t think ZB could handle it without 5 or 6 people holding him down. I’m not sure that’s worth it.

Since he seemed better on Saturday night, we decided to go ahead with that day’s advent calendar activity which was attending our local Christmas parade. DH and I wore our Santa hats and the kids wore their reindeer ears ‘cuz we’re cool like that. You know you’re jealous. 😛 The kids’ favorite part is when Santa throws candy off the firetruck and it hits me on the head. Yay. LOL. Bebe loves firetrucks. What toddler doesn’t? And so I think this was the highlight of his year besides getting to go inside one a few months back.

Parade dudes

I took DH out to VA for a follow up visit for his carpal tunnel and so Bebe and I dropped him off and headed over to the new Super Target and Michael’s. I checked out all Martha’s cute stuff at Michael’s and got jealous that we have no Starbucks at our Target. *Sigh* It’s ok, in about 6 months, there’ll be a Super Target about 5 minutes away. Yay!

Oh, and how could I forget? I got a package full of books from Anna in the mail! Two knitting books for me, and a few books and stickers for the kids. Plus, a cute card. 😀 I love goodies.

A few things I ask why about:

  1. Why am I so excited about the return of American Gladiators?
  2. Why does Extreme Home Makeover make me get dust in my eyes*?
  3. Why did it take months for me (and other parents) to realize that the new school playground equipment was finished? Seriously, it’s a climbing ball that has some modern art wtf qualities.
  4. Why is it 80 degrees one day and 40 the next?
  5. Why am I just as excited as the kids that we got High School Musical 2 from Netflix?
  6. Why am I mad that my friend had the great idea to get the kids a magazine subscription for Christmas? I wish I had thought of that for her kids!
  7. Why did I really wish I lived abroad after watching Sicko? I know a lot of negative things about living in other countries like France – like not having a Honeywell HFD-010 – were glossed over, but hey, my dad, aunt, and several half siblings live in Paris, built in babysitting is a plus! 😛
  8. Why is DD like a little ghost at night -floating from room to room and turning lights on and off?
  9. Why did JcPenney send me 2 $10 off a $10 purchase coupons after I spent $10 on a new top? (Worn in the pic below)
  10. Why am I surprised by how much I like Eat, Pray, Love?

Planning a Wedding? Get the Best Photographer


You’ve got a listing of the most notable professional wedding photographers depending on recommendations and research, but now comes hard part: entrusting one with all the everlasting memory of one’s wedding. Finding the optimum wedding photographer for you personally, your loved ones as well as your wedding depends not only on your intuition, but also on how thorough you’re in interviewing them.

Talk to Them on the Phone

It is possible to glean information from just the first connection with the marriage photographer. Here’s your opportunity to find out he or she would be available on your day of one’s wedding therefore, when you are able meet for any more thorough conversation about cat spraying. After the first contact, consider these questions:

  • Did you like his / her personality? Have you feel comfortable talking to him/her?
  • Was they responsive and simply contactable by email or phone?
  • Did she or he answer all your questions clearly and thoroughly, thus making you feel welcome to ask more?
  • Was they taking your needs and special requests?

What Questions to Ask

The face-to-face meeting is when you get to be aware of wedding photographer far better by interviewing them. Look at the following questions for the first appointment:

  1. Just how long have you been running a business? The number of years of experience can you specifically have in photography? The number of weddings have you covered?
  2. Have you ever covered a wedding inside my venue before?
  3. How will we receive the photos from which to choose? Online gallery and downloadable from your website, a photo CD or proofs?
  4. How can I, my family and my pals order reprints?
  5. Just how long following the wedding can one begin to see the photos? The length of time should I choose the photos?
  6. Are you going to be the person I will be engaging with after the wedding? Are you going to help me select photos?
  7. The length of time are you going to spend at our wedding? What are your overtime fees?
  8. Do you want to personally function as wedding photographer within my wedding? Do you have an assistant? What’s their role? Can one meet them?
  9. Are you going to be more or less invisible on the wedding or are you making requests from the wedding and guests?
  10. Do you have any special packages, plans or options? Can you create wedding albums and design Thank You cards?
  11. How could you get the most flattering shot of my face and the entire body?
  12. What exactly is your cancellation policy? What if wedding ceremony date changes?
  13. Can you keep back-up copies of most your wedding photos?
  14. Do you provide any guarantees on your own services as outlined in your Blueair 603 review?
  15. Will you be taking film or digital photos? Why? If digital, what is the resolution at which you’ll set your camera? (Photos at 12 megapixels allow for quality enlargements).
  16. What is your photography style? Photojournalistic (more candid shots), traditional (more posed shots), both or some other style altogether?
  17. What is your philosophy on wedding photography?
  18. What is the worst wedding situation you’ve experienced and just how have you problem solve your way through it?
  19. Have you been formally educated in photography? Have you got any credentials, certifications, awards or recognitions?
  20. How do you be dressed about the wedding day?
  21. Can one view a full wedding album of a wedding you’ve covered? How about one from your backroom a treadmill that’s going to be found soon?

Getting Married? Here’s Why You Should Consider Las Vegas


For decades, Las Vegas has been a popular location for destination weddings. In today’s world, this still holds true; many couples aim to marry or elope in Las Vegas. Las Vegas weddings, though, can be quite costly, depending upon which vendors you hire and which venue you opt for. Luckily, there are many ways in which couples save money on their Las Vegas weddings. This article is dedicated to explaining many of these money saving techniques for buying used zero turn mowers.

  1. One way that many people save money on Las Vegas weddings is by considering wedding packages. These packages are offered by hotels and wedding chapels all over Las Vegas. As a matter of fact, Las Vegas is known for the wedding packages that different establishments offer. As a general rule, wedding packages in Las Vegas include everything you need for your big day, such as a cake, attire, an officiant, and a venue. Couples are generally required to have their own rings.
  2. If you think a Las Vegas wedding package might be the answer for you and your significant other, you will need to think about what sort of theme you desire. At Las Vegas wedding chapels, couples can generally choose from several theme options. These may include a romance theme, a casino theme, or an Elvis theme. Some couples, though, have their own plans for their Las Vegas weddings; a selection of wedding chapels offer personalized theme packages.
  3. Even couples who don’t want to invest in Las Vegas wedding packages can save money on their Las Vegas weddings. One of the greatest ways for people to do this is to get married in a month when weddings are not particularly popular. For example, you will find that wedding vendors are most costly during the summertime when the majority of weddings happen. People who choose to have Las Vegas weddings in the fall or winter months usually find exceptional deals.
  4. One of the simplest ways to hold an inexpensive Las Vegas wedding is to keep your guest list small. The more people you invite to your wedding, the more costly it will be – just like the HX35 turbo. It isn’t uncommon for people who book Las Vegas weddings to have only their immediate families in attendance. Most couples who do this choose to have intimate receptions at Las Vegas’s best restaurants.

You can also have a cost effective Las Vegas wedding if you are willing to complete many of your own projects. It is common, for example, for Las Vegas brides to invest in dresses that are on sale, make their invitations on their own, and pay as little as possible for catering and bar tending. If you spend time scouring for exceptional deals, you will surely find them.