Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday Fragments

Mommy's Idea

I feel like I have been away forever, especially from one of my most favorite activities...Friday Fragments hosted by the wonderful, beautiful Mrs. 4444. Head on over to her blog to check out all the fun that can be had from Friday Fragments!

*I have been on a rocky road lately. Losing my insurance has plagued me (you know, since I'm a walking pre-existing condition and all) and I allowed it to consume me with worry and what ifs. Now that everything is beginning to pan out I feel silly for allowing it to take over. I'm reminded of two phrases, one from my mother and the other from a song by the awesome Brett Dennen. My mom told me about an article she had read about worrying, the part that really got me was "The worst things in my life have never happened to me." Gosh, isn't that the truth! I worry so often about the negative and the things that could happen when I really should be focusing on the things that are happening. The second phrase is a lyric from Brett Dennen and it says "Darlin' do not fear what you don't really know..." SO. TRUE. If only the ability to stop worrying could leave me immediately...but I am aware that it will take a lot of work to retrain my brain.

**I know this is relating to the above but going through all of this insurance crap has made me realize how important Health Care Reform is, there are millions of people who are in my situation or worse and let me tell you it is a scary, scary place. I began to feel like I was being punished for something I had no control over. I was born with a heart defect, I didn't choose this, I didn't cause this and yet I'm forced to pay for it every single day as insurance companies one by one turn away from me. Is that fair?

***Gidget has a boyfriend. Our friend Edward (not a vampire) kept her for us while we were out of town and Gidget fell in love. Now whenever he comes over, Gidget follows him around, sits in between his feet and overall is enamored by his presence. I have started calling her a cheater when he's around and all she does is cock her head to the side like "What? Can't I be in love too?!" Ah, puppy love. Literally.

****Did you guys know that there is a flying car now? While it won't be available to sell until next year and the cost is ridonkulous ($200K), it's still hard to believe that we could all be flying around like the Jetsons one day. How's that for a scary thought??

*****I saw a sign outside of one of those tents that sells fireworks. It said "Live Fireworks on DVD." REALLY?! Well, if it's on DVD then it's not live, you idiots.

******Lastly, designer diapers. REALLY?! If you want your kids to wear designer diapers then use cloth diapers with patterned covers, it's cuter and environmentally friendly.


  1. Hey!!! It's great to see you again!!

    That is a drag about your insurance. I am not a fan of government-run healthcare, but I do support reforms (because of cases like yours.)

    Loved the quote "The worst things..." Awesome.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Insurance is such a headache! I got laid off about a year and a half ago and we've been without since, which is good and bad. Hope you get everything straightened out.

    LOL @ the puppy love. Too cute!

    Have a great 4th of July weekend!

  3. You are absolutely right about health insurance. I firmly believe that health care is a right and not a privilege. A "catastrophic" illness or congenital condition can bankrupt a hardworking debt-free family. But for the grace of god and the universe it almost happened to us.

    I bet those flying cars will be run of the mill in 25 years. Just yesterday I was recalling when, LESS than 25 years ago, we were SO ASTOUNDED at the miracle of a fax machine!

    Sending best wishes for good health and decreased anxiety

    Happy 4th!

  4. One of the things I hear a lot on AA is if you worry, pray about it-and if you pray about it, don't worry. Meaning, of course, that there is SO much we have no control over that all we can really do it put it in god's hands 9or someone else's, or no one's, depending on your personal beliefs) and let it go. SO much easier to say than to do, though! Sending you hugs today.