Monday, February 27, 2006

Greetings from the Petri Dish

My friends, I can only hope that you will have patience for me. I know that I have not updated as usual. I have lots of excuses. Lame, though, I know. But they're legit! Bare with me! First, the Olympics have been on. If you know me, you know I am fascinated by the games. I don't miss many events. The past two weeks have been filled with Olympic glory and the agony of defeat. I am addicted to the drama. That's not the complete reason I haven't been posting, though it does bear some relevance.

The real truth behind my absence is the virulent virus that has rolled through my family. It never fails. One of my nasty children is bound to bring home some bug that the rest of us are not immune to. As the plague sweeps through the family, I not only have to take care of EVERYONE (including the baby who has no idea what is going on), but I end up with the scourge at least once, most of the time twice (I get it coming and going). I realize that I am not alone, but if you are still able to post clever blog updates, in between cleaning up after children with a stomach virus who are spewing out of both ends - WHILE you suffer from said evil virus yourself, then you are WAY more of a woman/man than me.

The Pediatrician said it was not the flu (we've all been vaccinated because of the baby's prematurity). Instead it is the rotavirus. She says it's going around like wild-fire and she's seen literally hundreds of cases. The rota virus. Wonderful. Do you know what this charmer is? Well, if you choose to do a little research I promise you that the transmission method alone will gross you out. After a rather frantic unscheduled spring wipe down/germ kill, I'm back. You may, though, wish to wash your hands after visiting. We have learned that the proper time to wash your hands is at LEAST 20 seconds, or roughly the time it takes to sing a verse of Old MacDonald's Farm. In true Catt family fashion, we don't sing about silly ducks, dogs, cows, chickens, etc. We try to liven things up a bit.

Does anyone know what sound a platypus makes?

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Three Chances

I'll give you three chances to guess where my Mother-In-Law is from. Ready ... set... go...

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Off the Record

Three years ago if you asked me what a Blog was I would have responded that it must be something that comes out of a child's nose. Now it seems that just about everyone has one.

The thing I find interesting though, is the fact that there are now so many blogs written by unlikely sources. One of my regular haunts (when I have the proverbial time to surf the Web) is Court TV. You see, I actually lived in NH during the Pamela Smart trial and endured day after day of live courtroom coverage. That was back in the day before Court TV existed. I guess it gets a bit addicting, thus the birth of the network. Anyhoo, I was surprised to surf over to their website tonight and lo and behold there is a blog covering a popular
current trial. I guess it was only a matter of time.

More interesting is the fact that one of the attorneys involved in the case actually has a blog as well. Publicity stunt? It doesn't appear to be. The archives go back to last spring. Of course the site tracker goes back to fall '04, so who knows? The point is, would you really want your defense attorney blogging about your case?

There is something so wrong about that.

Name: Cattiva
Location: Virginia, United States

About Me: I'm the mom of three: #1 Son (20), The Princess of Wails (17) and their baby brother - The Baby (6). I was a grad-student working on an MA in history until we were surprised - I mean blessed - with The Baby. I'll get back to it...someday (the thesis, not the kid - I have no choice concerning the kid). I am one of only a few people I went to school with who is actually using their history degree in my career (and to think my Father called it Basket-weaving!). I live a very hectic life amongst massive clutter. I call it a good day if we have managed to get home at night without losing one of the kids (no matter how hard I try!). Friends say I have a humorous take on life's happenings. The sad part is that what I write about is true. I laugh to keep from crying.

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