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    Holy crap the medication is SO kickin’ in…

    I think Shaun has taken every medication we have in our cupboards.  He has been doped up on Benedryl, Motrin, TheraFlu, Zicam and we even pulled out the big boy and gave him Codine.   Now, i’m no light weight, but I would be OUT if I had ingested that much medication in the last 24 hours.  Nope, not my lil’ trooper. He’s all doped up and still coughing.

    I could do what my mom use to do to my dad when he was doped up, but the Rocklin Police have been to my house too many times for stupid things. I mean, how do you explain to the boys in blue, “My mom just used a cast iron skillet to my dad’s head when he was whining.”?  You just can’t do stuff like that here.  They expect you to just ‘nurse’ them back to health with chicken soup and TLC.   Unless Cambell soup will work and TLC stands for Tylonol Laced Codine, then I’m going to jail.

    Things have been busy here. It’s been busy all month.  Tabitha moved in on the 1st of December and has become a part of the family quite nicely.  It’s nice having her around and OHHHHHHH the baby loving I get in the morning is healing the soul.
    Before she moved in here I only got to see Jeremiah maybe 3 times a month for 3 minutes and he would have NOTHING to do with me.  Now he has no problem reaching for me and ‘flirting’.  There is nothing more heart melting than a nine month old flirting with you.  I watch him during the day while she is in her meetings and we have our time together to play and make lots of noise with his toys.

    I give her all the credit in the world. I don’t know how she does it. Everything she has been through and she just pushes it side to lay on the blow up bed and giggle with her son. She could be falling asleep and he’s trying to pulling out her hair and she never loses her mind. She grabs his little hands and kisses them.  I admire that.

    We went out to dinner the other night and I got a good laugh.  Kara (the one with braces) was eating spaghetti and Shaun said something funny.  Kara stopped mid bite and looked up and Shaun said, “MY GOD, it looks like a Buick hit a octopus!”  I died laughing.

    I’m laughing. I’m sleeping. I am getting my life in order.  I want to get off the medication and figure out how to do this without it.  I want to be that strong woman I know I can be.  Safely…of course.
    Have a frantrabroulous New Years.
    Kristine…out of the closet and doing damn good.

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    Happy Almost 2007, everyone.  Shaun here, wrapping up the last SPF of 2007.  Kristine is doing much better, which signals an end to me hosting for awhile.  I’m getting sick and am heavily medicated, so if I begin to drift or spell strangely, you’ll know why.  I’m the worst sick person in the world, just like to be left alone under the porch to die.  So, before the medicine causes me to pass out on the keyboard……

    1. Something that you won’t have in your home in 2007

    The Random and Odd look will change early in 2007.  It’s roots are showing, and in need of a makeover.

    2. Something random and odd

    Kristine has 25 episodes of Forensic Files saved on TiVo.  At this point, she could testify as a forensic expert in any murder case in the country.  This leads me to believe the picture in the first SPF category should have been of my body instead of the website header.  (gulp)  I love you, honey.  And no, I see no reason to sign these life insurance papers you’re leaving next to the computer.

    3. 07…..pick seven of something. Or with the number 7. Whatever. Be creative.

    Yup, this is us.  The seven usual residents of this house.  I had nothing entertaining or funny to take a photo of, and the meds are zapping the creative juices.

    Kristine will be in to comment tomorrow, hope everyone who played did better than my sick ass did.

    Did you play?


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    Last SPF of 2006!!!!

    Hey everyone……Shaun here. Kristine has come out of the closet (insert joke here). She’s easing onto laptopping again, so I’m finishing up 2006 for her. Since everyone did well following instructions and complimenting my blog-hosting skillz (see, I used a ‘z’ to keep my street cred), I’ll keep this last SPF simple for everyone.

    1. Something that you won’t have in your home in 2007

    2. Something random and odd

    3. 07…..pick seven of something. Or with the number 7. Whatever. Be creative.

    Now play so you will have some momentum going into the new year!!

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    Best one so far…

    Merry Christmas Everyone!!! We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

    **Updated Message**

    I got the best gift ever this year.

    I had my children, my step children, my husband, his ex-wife and my ex husband for a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner made by the awesome, hardworking people at Boston Market.
    On plastic plates and with plastic forks we had our wonderful dinner together.  Not an awkward moment anywhere.  It felt PERFECTLY ‘right’.

    This year was all about learning about messages, finding how much the human spirit can handle, finding out how much love and learning could be found just sitting on the couch with a cup of a coffee and a new friend.

    I’m proud of our family. All of us. Tabitha, Dan, Me and Shaun…and most of all, our kids.

    May you grow up to be happy, healthy, well adjusted adults who can look back at this year as an example of how to treat other people, how to be a part of a family and treat people with the respect they deserve.

    No, we don’t have the same last names and 4 of us have ‘ex’ in front of our names…but we are a family.  A very random and odd family!

    I hope your Christmas was as eye opening and wonderful as ours was.

    Kristine and Shaun…and Co.

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    moved…not locations, just in my heart. I am moved.

    I got a package from a friend today.  I opened the package and inside were many children’s books. I flipped through the pages and then read the label that came with all the books.  She mentioned that it was her favorite or this one inspired her and so going through them I looked at them through her eyes and it was so very special.

    One of the books was called, “Ish”.  As I was reading it I would think she wrote the book herself. She is very ISH.  I felt good after reading it because I realized, I was a little ISH too.

    We had to run out to the store to pick up a copy of my favorite book from the bookstore to give to my step son for Christmas.  I was thrilled beyond words when Dan told me he had added it to his Christmas list.  I have been telling Ryan about this book for years and to be able to give him the gift of words just makes me giddy with excitement.

    While I was there I was surrounded by beautiful books, millions of words floating around, and ohh, the wonderful covers and pictures.  I was inspired.

    I got home and I sat in front of the fire and read a book that she had sent me. It was a kids book that was about a boy that wanted the answers to Three Questions.
    Shaun and Tabitha were talking as I was hunched over in front of the fire reading and savoring each line of this children’s story.  At the end, I let out a big ol’ sniffle and my eyes were glowing with tears.

    “Are you crying over a CHILD’S BOOK?”  they asked.

    “Yes. it was a good one.”

    Thank you, Wave of Modulation for just being you.  You know that each of those books you sent filled a very ‘needing’ place in my heart and just you knowing that THOSE were the words I needed at this time in my life.  You are special in so many ways.

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    DIAMOND EARRINGS!  a halfa carat each!  I am afraid to wear them and have them fall off or make my earlobes drag down to the floor!  I feel all fancy though.

    I don’t know how he kept them without telling me. Whenever  I have a surprise for someone I walk on my tip toes and talk in a high voice.

    :)  Thanks honey!!

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    What’s up, everyone…Shaun here.  I know, you miss the boobs.  She’s actually doing much better, actually left the closet for the big, bad living room.  The laptop has returned and has been reunited with her.  They spent most of the afternoon bonding.  So you should have her back shortly.

    Onto the assignment…………

    One Ornament

    We got this Random and Odd ornament last year and LOVED it.  It makes no sense whatsoever, so it’s front and center on the tree.  Santa with sequin pants and a feminine frog.  Now THAT’S Christmas.

    Something Stuffed in a Stocking

    Mooshu did NOT like this.  At all.

    One Gift.

    I’m not sure what this one is.  Kristine did all the shopping….or did she?  Since she’s probably due for an early surprise, I’ll let her open this one when she reads her blog.  When she reads this, she’ll probably want to look under the wash cloth on top of the PC.  Just a hunch….

    Did you play?

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    One email from everyone that reads this site would be awesome…

    Now that Mario Garcia has been found guilty, the next step is his sentencing. Judge Gaddis will impose Garcia’s sentencing on January 11th.

    The Family & Friends of Christie Wilson ask for your support in writing to Judge Gaddis to encourage him to impose the Maximum Sentence allowable on Mario Garcia, who continues to show NO remorse, No accountability and REFUSES to disclose Christie’s whereabouts. Garcia continues to also lie about his involvement in the assault of Wendy Ward and is telling media that he never used the gun…that it was made up. This has been Garcia’s M.O. for the past 25 years. He is the most violent of criminals and is a pathological liar — it’s always everyone elses fault.


    Please join us in writing to: Honorable Judge Larry Gaddis of the Placer County Superior Court in Auburn, CA.

    This is a very important part of the sentencing process and the court needs to know how the community feels about this horrific murderer.

    Please submit your letters to Judge Gaddis by 12/22. Thank You.

    Placer County District Attorney’s Office
    RE: Sentencing of Mario F Garcia
    ATTN: Garen Horst
    FAX: (530) 889-7129
    EMAIL: bfenocch@placer.ca.gov

    This means the world to me, and the more people we get sending a email saying NO PAROLE for this man from all over the world will show not only Christies Family how much we care, but how this case had more impact that anyone ever thought would.

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    Twas a few days ‘fore Christmas (or…insert Decemberish holiday that doesn’t offend you), and computers are humming.

    You need an assignment, without one you’re bumming.

    Your hostess is curled in the closet, near dead

    While visions of laptops dance in her head (fucking H.P).

    When all of a sudden, on Random and Odd,

    A substitute teacher, an obvious fraud (or hero who saves old asian ladies, whichever you choose to call me).

    I’ll be nice for Kristine, and all of you whiners

    Who aren’t professional photographers or graphic designers.

    OK, this poem sucks. It ends here.

    Your assignment, should you choose to accept:

    1. One decoration. Pick an ornament, or light, or beer can (for you, Pissy). Whatever one thing in or around your home that you’d like to share with us.

    2. One gift. Wrapped, unwrapped. Show off your favorite present without looking snobby! Show off some incredible gift-wrapping skills. Show off that Shaun autographed glossy 8×10 (for those off you smart enough to order before the holiday rush). Whatever. Pick a gift. If you’re not religious, buy Kristine something and take a picture of it. I’ll make sure it reaches the closet unless it’s Stripper Cookies.

    3. Something stuffed in a stocking. Be creative with this one!! Do I really need to explain?

    OK, now play. No lame excuses about being busy. Or out of town. Are you Amish? Do they not have electricity where you’re going? If Kristine can get a toaster to reach the closet, you can surely get to a PC. Failure to play just makes next week harder on your classmates who DID do their work. God I hated substitutes. I’m sorry. I’m out.