YOU WANT TO GET MAD? We had eight years of Bush and Cheney, but now you get mad! You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President. You didn’t get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate energy policy. You didn’t get mad when a covert CIA operative got ousted. You didn’t get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.. You didn’t get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us. You didn’t get mad when we spent over 600 billion(and counting) on said illegal war. You didn’t get mad when over 10 billion dollars just disappeared in Iraq. You didn’t get mad when you found out we were torturing people. You didn’t get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans. You didn’t get mad when we didn’t catch Bin Laden. You didn’t get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed. You didn’t get mad when we let a major US city drown. You didn’t get mad when we gave a 900 billion tax break to the rich. You didn’t get mad when, using reconciliation; a trillion dollars of our tax dollars were redirected to insurance companies for Medicare Advantage which cost over 20 percent more for basically the same services that Medicare provides. You didn’t get mad when the deficit hit the trillion dollar mark, and our debt hit the thirteen trillion dollar mark. You finally got mad when the government decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick. Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, are all okay with you, but helping other Americans… oh hell no. AND NOW YOU’RE MAD !
By: Christian Struzan
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Oh Elijah. Right as we were getting ready to go to bed last night Elijah leaned off our bed onto my dresser. He slipped and as he went his nose connected with the dresser. There was instant blood and screaming. At first I thought it was just another bloody nose but with closer examination we realized part of his nostril was not connected to his face anymore and his septum was cut. Off he and Sam went to the ER. They gave him nasal Versed, wrapped him up in a sheet, three adults held him down and they gave him three stitches in his nose. He came home at one thirty in the morning wearing sunglasses so high he was hallucinating. He was seeing holes in the wall and bugs were coming out and every once in a while a fish would come by.
This morning he is back to being Elijah. His nose his swollen and ugly looking but I don't think it should scar too badly.
The picture is from the ER after the stitches when he was high as a kite.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The day before Easter I had a sudden onset of feeling like ass. I started having lower back pain and I felt feverish. After a few hours I called my parents to come watch the boys and I headed to Urgent Care. I was diagnosed with a kidney infection. It was good I went when I did, I had a fever of 104.5! I was started on IV antibiotics and told to come back the next day. In my fever induced delirium I didn't realize how sick I really was and how stressed my family and Sam were. Sorry guys, I guess the dramatics just seem to find me. I am finally feeling less like ass and more like good old Katie.
Thanks to all our family our boys were able to still have an awesome Easter. The boys dyed eggs with my parents, and we had an Easter egg hunt at my parents house. Of course there was too much candy and a lot of food.
Isaac is full on walking and climbing. He has the bruises to show for all his bravery. He is already 11 months old. I can not believe he will be one soon! I get stopped all the time telling me how cute he is, I always think "yes I know" but that isn't polite so I just say thanks. He started to lose his chunk but that is what happens when you walk, climb and ride a tricycle! That is right he is already riding a bike. It is something in the genetics.
Elijah is at the Why phase. He asks so many damn questions, I love it. I am having to be creative with my answers. He is also full of interesting comments.
Here is a conversation he had with a friend
Friend: You look like your dad"
F: Do you look like your mom?
F: Who do you look like?
E: Michael Jack!
Yes he is funny. He loves Michael Jackson, cars, and Spider-Man. He has names for his special cars, watches Spider-Man and wears Spider-Man shoes, and of course our lives are full of Michael Jackson music. We listen to little Michael Jack and big Michael Jack. He has also started asking questions about baby bellies and gender. Oh I don't think I am ready for it. I try to be as general as possible but he is a boy and he does very boy things. For instants he put a stethascope around his hips and told me to look at his big pennie! I keep thinking he is doing and saying things he should be doing when he is a teenager.
Sam is still very busy. He is doing clinicals, working and school. He is even more busy! As weird as it sounds though I think he seems happier. Clinicals are good for him, he is thriving there and putting all his knowledge to use. He is almost done with his fifth semester! Only four more semesters until he can go back to riding his bike and racing cross.
Life is good. My boys are happy and entertaining. My husband is awesome and working hard for us. I am feeling better and maybe just maybe I will be back to running soon.
I just realized I take a lot of pictures at the dinner table and while the boys are bathing. I swear we do more than bathe and eat.
Monday, April 05, 2010
Elijah: "Mama did I come out of an egg?"
Me: "No you came out of my belly."
E: "Did I come out of an egg in your belly?"
M: "No just out of my belly"
E: " I came out like baby Eli"
E: "Did I eat dinner in your belly?"
E: "Did Isaac come out of your belly?"
M: "Yes you are both my babies"
E: "So Isaac ate baby food in your belly and I ate quesadilla's in your belly!"
and then me laughing inside because he is so damn cute.