Sunday, April 27, 2008
  bad day
i think this week is still getting to me... i'm just grumpy as hell.

and i feel disappointed. like, in everyone.

the icing on the cake is that tonight my sister said my niece is unsure about visiting this summer. i asked how come. she answered, "because she's 14." a month ago, she was looking forward to it.. and i was really looking forward to it... we were talking about taking her to key west and stuff. but whatever, what can you do? this isn't the kind of thing you want to twist someone's arm about, so i guess i just have to hope she changes her little teenage mind.

i am not disappointed in macy, however. she calls me every time she poops and tells me that i owe her a sucker. yes, this is my two-year-old niece. apparently that's the carrot my sister dangles in front of her to get her to use the big-girl potty. "if you go poop on the potty, aunty stacey will send you a sucker." she called twice yesterday, which i guess means she's getting plenty of fiber. i am thinking, however, that i really should find some suckers appropriate for a toddler and send them off before i become a disappointment. because, you know, at least she's making me laugh on a day like today.
aww, that Macy story is way toooooo cute. :)
can i call you when i poop for a sucker? i like the yellow and green ones ;)
we used ice pops... but I think those would melt by the time they got to WI :) And teenagers change their mind on a weekly basis, it wasn't that long ago for you, don't you remember? :)

And I think they have sugar free safety pops for kids, google it :)
She'll change her mind. Wait until she wants to see more sun!! :)
banana: NO! :D

will def. look up the safety pops; thanks, ering. they would use ice pops, only i think macy eats something like 4 popsicles a day the way it is, so it wouldn't be a special treat. apparently she eats part of it and then drops the rest for the dogs. a girl after my own heart...

and lovey, i sure hope so! i was lookin' forward to having my mandy here for a couple of weeks... grr.
spoilsport :P
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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

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Making a difference

A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

One day the boy learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand.

When the tide went out, he went down to the beach, began picking up the stranded starfish, and tossing them back into the ocean.

An elderly man who lived next door came down to the beach to see what the boy was doing. Seeing the man's quizzical expression, the boy paused as he approached. "I'm saving the starfish!" the boy proudly declared.

When the neighbor saw all of the stranded starfish he shook his head and said: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, young man, but if you look down the beach, there are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see. And if you look up the beach the other way, it's the same. One little boy like you isn't going to make much of a difference."

The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he reached his small hand down to the sand, picked up another starfish, tossed it out into the ocean, and said: "Well, I sure made a difference for that one!"

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