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Oh, the random

5 disturbing things my dryer produced this week:

empty tic tac box

underwear not belonging to any member of this family

a Ziploc baggie of play-doh (which, Ziploc? You got some mad skills for staying closed throughout a full wash and dry cycle. You are my hero!)

some feathers – not sure if the owner of said feathers is going to be making an appearance

no less than 25 dismembered Lego men


I have a friend Natalie.

She has a daughter Alannah.

Alannah has a friend named Kaitlyn.

Nathaniel likes Kaitlyn.

I caught him checking out her butt at the pool.

The sound my brain makes when it explodes?  Ka-Puberty!


Best fortune cookie ever:  You engage in passionate relationships, but do not lose your independence.


I will be announcing the air-date later, but I got to tape a few comments for the Oprah show.  Should be coming on later this month. My 45 seconds of fame, people! Let the basking begin.

Peyton came to me and asked, all indignant, “Do I make the kids to do things for me?”

I answer, “Duh.”

Peyton stalks into the other room and yells, “Rachael! Go tell mom that I DO NOT make you do things for me.”

My sister says very funny things…she does very silly things…I do not have permission to share these things with you…I am bitter….she does not love me, or YOU!


For the most part, I write my posts from the comfort of my living room.  I occasionally take my laptop outside of the house for a change of pace and just to mix things up…but I rarely get much writing done.  I am too much of a people watcher and there is always the inevitability of getting caught up in eavesdropping on some stranger’s drama…cause nothing cries creative muse like “….and then?…AND THEN, you know what SHE said?”…. perhaps its at this point that you lean so far over that your elbow knocks your latte into your lap and it ends up scalding EVERYTHING between your bellybutton and your knees…and because of the outrageous pain, you end up missing what SHE said anyway!

I’m just saying.


I can’t even complain that I “don’t have time to get a shower”.  This week I actually went into my bathroom, turned the shower on and then made the conscious decision to turn it off and go unbathed.  Granted, I was heading to a pool, which is practically a bath anyway, right?  RIGHT??


Mom Blogs

5 Minutes for Moms is running an article I wrote to promote Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the Cure Kids Cancer Challenge, benefiting the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.  These women are wonderfully generous with their support and this is going to raise awareness of the importance of September!


Special Needs Blog

I joined the writing team over at 5 Minutes For Special Needs, they are amazing and I’m so excited to be a part of this site.  I’ll be posting there on Sunday afternoons. They think I’m smart and funny. Great, the pressure’s on.


Alltop. I don't know how I got there either.

This site made the cut for Alltop…which if you aren’t a blogger, its no big deal…if you are a blogger, you probably made the list way before me so MEH to you! But go there, they list some mighty fine blogs and you never know what you might find there.

Don’t forget to check out our team for the Cure Kids Cancer Challenge on Sept 13. We are miserably short of our goal amount…care to help us make it?   Every amount is appreciated. You can help us fund research to cure pediatric cancers.

21 Comments on “Oh, the random”

  1. #1 Natalie
    on Sep 9th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Kaitlyn will be oh so flattered to know that my 9 yo son and your 10 yo son are gonna have to take it outside to fight for her ass….I mean honor.

    Love ya!

    Natalies last blog post..New plan. Well, sort of. Maybe.

  2. #2 Natalie
    on Sep 9th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    And furthermore…do those undies belong to some member of my family? And, I know how hard you looked for that stupid Playdoh. So cannot believe the queen of laundry then washed the holy grail of school supplies.
    Love ya again!

    Natalies last blog post..New plan. Well, sort of. Maybe.

  3. #3 Normal to Natalie
    on Sep 9th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    oh, i am going to love your blog! so glad i found you today on 5M4M.

    lol… k-puberty! still laughing!!!

    ahem, my sister is not a good sport about my blogging either! too funny!

    Normal to Natalies last blog post..Tell All Tuesday – Week 22

  4. #4 tracey
    on Sep 9th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    The ka-puberty just made me cringe and cover my ears. Mine is 9 and a half and girls are just around the corner….

    traceys last blog post..Things I never expected when I first started blogging:

  5. #5 inthefastlane
    on Sep 9th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Someone else’s underwear in the dryer is always disturbing & I love Peyton’s bossy/ not bossy thing she has going on. Funny stuff!

    inthefastlanes last blog post..Family Dinner

  6. #6 Lisa
    on Sep 9th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    That was unbelievably funny for so many reasons..

    Lisas last blog post..A hate/love letter

  7. #7 Evon Mease
    on Sep 9th, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    I just love the way your brain works 🙂 Teach me!!!

  8. #8 Marie
    on Sep 10th, 2008 at 3:47 am

    You’re going to be on OPRAH??? How did I miss THAT?? I read your blog every day!! Does this mean she’s actually doing the pediatric cancer show that Caring Bridge moms have been demanding for years? If yes, awesome!!!

    I wonder if that means I’ll get any closer with my campaign to get her to do a show on autism??? And before you say she has, she’s done two horrible shows on how dreadful and evil autism is. We’re asking for a show about the many benefits and gifts of autism. So GREAT news the campaign has worked for you guys and 10 million people will learn about the horrifying underfunding children’s cancer research receives!! Hopefully we get there with our autism campaign too!!! 😀

  9. #9 Brittany
    on Sep 10th, 2008 at 8:43 am

    I’m sorry, the only word I can see in the whole post is Oprah!

  10. #10 threeundertwo
    on Sep 10th, 2008 at 10:25 am

    *Snort* Love the “Go tell mom. . .”

    And I have a funny sister I can’t write about either.

    threeundertwos last blog post..About that Harp

  11. #11 always home and uncool
    on Sep 10th, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Can you send me back my underwear? I’m a little short this week.

    always home and uncools last blog post..Never Too Thin … or Too Into Male Gymnasts

  12. #12 autumn dahlia
    on Sep 10th, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Haha Ka-Puberty! Oh boy… I’m not ready for all that!

    I always get really worried when I find any kind of empty candy package in the washer… you know that sucker’s stuck to something you won’t find for a month.

    autumn dahlias last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – Read Rover

  13. #13 Angela
    on Sep 10th, 2008 at 5:14 pm


  14. #14 sheasy
    on Sep 10th, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Congrats on AllTop and the mystery undies.

    sheasys last blog post..Yesterday

  15. #15 Dan Cohen
    on Sep 10th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    I don’t have kids yet, but I worry if I have a daughter, when she will turn THIRTY and START dating.

    Dan Cohen
    North Miami Beach, FL

  16. #16 Dan Cohen
    on Sep 10th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    A donation was made in honor of Her Majesty Princess Peyton to Peyton’s Cure Crew at the Cuew Kids Cancer Challenge.

    I will pray that the goal will be met.

  17. #17 Dan Cohen
    on Sep 10th, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    ok… I can’t type tonight….

  18. #18 Michelle
    on Sep 11th, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I think the things you found in your dryer are hilarious! (Of course it is also scarily equal to the things I find in mine!!)

    btw, I came via ‘Rocks in My Dryer’

  19. #19 Heather
    on Sep 11th, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    I found your site from 5 Minutes for Moms. Love the site and the humor. My 6 yo niece was diagnosed with ALL almost 3 years ago. It was a hard and trying time, but now she is a beautiful, active, and happy girl – loving school, friends, food, and her family. Here’s hoping for continued blessings for your family and your little girl as this journey continues.

  20. #20 Jennifer
    on Sep 12th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    OMG Anissa!!! You are like, becoming famous right before my eyes! I feel so priveliged to have an email friendship with you!! Maybe that kinda makes me famous too??? No??? Okay – maybe not so much!

    Love ya!

    Jennifers last blog post..FFF; Remembering 9/11

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