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The Rings are OFF!

Previously I posted that I coudn’t get my wedding rings off (Reason #24 to lose the baby weight) and that I had developed some dry skin under the rings. Well, this weekend while I was in Philadelphia visiting relatives, the problem got worse and my finger hurt so bad that I had to go get the damn rings cut off. See below:

Well, if that wasn’t depressing, I do not know what is!!!

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Check out Nadine!

I have finally talked my best friend Nadine into writing in a blog. She is, hands down, the funniest person I know, besides myself. Of course, she curses technology, so I had to set it up for her!

Please take the time and go see her, add her to your blogroll, I am sure, she will prove to be funny reading!

Nadine, Is That Your Name?

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The Cost of Raising Children

The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 and came up with 160,140.00 for a middle income family. Talk about sticker shock! That doesn’t even touch college tuition.

But $160,140 isn’t so bad if you break it down. It translates into $8,896 a year, $741.38 a month, or $171.08 a week. That’s a mere $24.24 a day! Just over a dollar an hour.

The best financial advice says don’t have children if you want to be “rich.” It is just the opposite. What do your get for your $160,140?

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  • Naming rights,—- First, middle, and last!
  • Glimpses of God everyday.
  • Giggles under the covers every night.
  • More love than your heart can hold.
  • Butterfly kisses and Velcro hugs.
  • Endless wonder over rocks, ants, clouds, and warm cookies.
  • A hand to hold, usually covered with jam.
  • A partner for blowing bubbles, flying kites, building sand castles, and skipping down the sidewalk in the pouring rain.
  • Someone to laugh yourself silly with no matter what the boss said or how your stocks performed that day.
  • For $160,140, you never have to grow up.
  • You get to finger-paint, carve pumpkins, play hide-and-seek, catch lightning bugs, and never stop believing in Santa Claus.
  • You have an excuse to keep reading the Adventures of Piglet and Pooh, watching Saturday morning cartoons, going to Disney Land, and wishing on stars.
  • You get to frame rainbows, hearts, and flowers under refrigerator magnets and collect spray painted noodle wreaths for Christmas, hand prints set in clay for Mother’s Day, and cards with backward letters for Father’s Day.
  • For $160,140, there is no greater bang for your buck.
  • You get to be a hero just for retrieving a Frisbee off the garage roof, taking the training wheels off the bike, removing a splinter, filling a wading pool, coaxing a wad of gum out of bangs, and coaching a baseball team that never wins but always gets treated to ice cream regardless.
  • You get a front row seat to history to witness the first step, first word, first bra, first date, and first time behind the wheel.
  • You get to be immortal.
  • You get another branch added to your family tree, and if you’re lucky, a long list of limbs in your obituary called grandchildren.
  • You get an education in psychology, nursing, criminal justice, communication, and human sexuality that no college can match.
  • In the eyes of a child, you rank right up there with God.
  • You have all the power to heal a booboo, scare away the monsters under the bed, patch a broken heart, police a slumber party, ground them forever, and love them without limits, so one day they will, like you, love without counting the cost.
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Too cute not to post

Got these in an e-mail today and thought I would share…

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Reason #24 to lose the baby weight:

I have recently gotten extremely dry skin on my finger under my wedding rings due to washing bottles all the time. So now I cannot get my damn rings off to let my skin heal because I am still lugging around all of the baby fat. I tried so hard to get these rings off tonight that now my finger is so swollen it has doubled in size. I tried lotion, shampoo, soap and vegetable cooking oil and nothing!

Funny how I wanted those rings on my finger so bad and now I just want them OFF!

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