Tuesday, April 13, 2010

If this post doesn't reek of clues, I don't know what does.

My last post needs fixing.

I am not feeling so well this week. And I don't think it's I know it's not the Lemon Lush or the hideous piranha picture on Danny's post. Please subscribe in a reader or Follow me so you'll know when I update again.

Or just hang around.  Yes please follow me, don't just subscribe (though subscribing is better than nothing), because it makes me feel good to see my numbers go up.  And it makes PayPerPost clients want me to review their stuff and write articles.  Which helps pay for the diapers when I'm using disposables.  like now. 

And you know I cannot avoid you.  Especially when I'm sick.  When I'm sick, I find very little energy to do housework and errands.  I do, however, find boat-loads of things to talk and blog about. 

Like:  Ginger Ale combined with raw cabbage makes a horrible gastric burning sensation from my mouth down to my small intestine.  note to self:  Never eat them in the same sitting again.  never.

Also I'm craving soy sauce today.  No, I do not have the desire to open the bottle and drizzle it in.  But I'm thinking California Roll sushi with a bit of ginger dipped in soy sauce, hold the horseradish sounds PERFECT.  hmm... Where's a Danny when you need him?

You know what? 

When I took Gabbers and her friend to afternoon kindergarten today the police SUV's and the base fire engine and crew were blocking off the road in front of the school.  The Security Forces explained to me that there was a very small gas leak and they are not allowing anyone into the school.  The children that were already there have been evacuated. 

I did not blurt out, Where is my son?!  I want my son right now.  I should've pulled them from public school already!! 

No, I put on my happy, mommy is calm (definitely not hormonally imbalanced) and everything's fine face and parked two blocks from the school while contemplating just what to do. 

In less than 30 minutes things were resolved enough to allow the kindergarteners to be escorted to the emergency evacuation area of the school grounds and proceed as "normal." 

We have had our gas shut off for the day.  I am amazed at how many people have to eat out when there's no gas.  Really?  You were going to use the oven and now you don't know what to do?  Cereal people.  cereal.

We had a fantastic gourmet meal of microwaved chicken nuggets and canned corn.  No ketchup.  I can't stand the smell of ketchup right now. 

Last week I scored a 7785 on my test.  Impressed?  Well, even more impressive is that Squdge and Tater have been accepted into the BBTA.  Their graduation is scheduled for November 30th.  They are the youngest in the family to be accepted. 
Very old picture of Bun from October 2006.

Also I need a new email address. I gave my email address to someone the other day and they said, "You just hoping California turns into a frozen wonderland?" No. I think not.  Yeah, I'm still thinking of a new email address for the blog.  Thoughts?

I'm going to rest as soon as I get my daughter off to afternoon Kindergarten. You know it's quite easy to rest with only an almost 3-year old Gremlin, wannabe-crawling twins in the house and a determined 4 1/2-year old who can be bought with a coupon for time. Starfall, what a lifesaver you are.
Starfall did save us yesterday.  They may or may not have exceeded their 30 minute Starfall time yesterday while I desperately tried to convince the twins to nap at the same time.
I also rested today while Gabbers was at Daisies and Pookie was at a friend's house.  I felt guilty falling asleep on the couch.  One baby was in the activity center/bouncy toy, the other was in the walker in locked mode, Hammy was napping and Bun was painting.  The guilty part was that Tater, in the walker was crying this sad, "I'm so very tired and can't bring myself to fall asleep" cry, and I could NOT drag my butt off the couch.  Of course when the crying stopped, and we're talking a full 10 minutes later, that woke me up and I saw him passed out in his toy.  I hope he still feels loved. 


Momza said...

Are you on drugs? LOL
What a wild ride this post was!
I loved it!!
Whatever you're on, will you share???
Hope you're feeling better and get the rest you so deserve and desperately need!!


Leslie said...

If I didn't already know, I'd know now!

But I don't get what the 7785 means?

Nikki said...

Momza- You crack me up!

Leslie- hcg.

Erica @ on the move said...


You're the third person I "know" to announce their big news today.

Susie J. said...

You earned so many creativity points with that post that I'll actually give in and "follow" you instead of just subscribing. congrats!

JoMamma said...

Congrats! You are super mom! I'll send some of my pink vibes your way. :)

Laura said...

Congratulations Nikki! I wondered about that when you posted the picture of Ginger Ale, but I thought to myself, "Surely not! She has infant twins!" Ha ha - was I ever wrong!!! What wonderful news - praying for you to have more energy soon!!!


Leslie said...

I'm glad you finally told me what the numbers meant! I don't remember ever getting the numbers of my hcg when I was pregnant with my three. Maybe next time. I don't know if I could ever top your hint posts though. :)

Julie said...

Ho. Ly. Cow. To all.

And congratulations!

Lisa said...

say what?!?! Congratulations! Forgive me if I think you're both a little crazy and amazingly awesome. Hang in there. You can do is proven by all six already.

I'm Erin said...

What, say what? what's going on, why are there crazy red letters in your post and why are you craving california sushi rolls? I don't get it.

Misty said...

Very creative way to "announce" that "number 7 is in the oven"! Cute! Congratulations! I don't know how you do it - I have 4 and I can't keep it all together. I am tired just reading your blog! Whew!

Lori @ Couponomic Stimulus Package said...

I wondered with the last few posts if you weren't pregnant, but like the other commenter said, I figured you had young twins, nah. WOW!!! Congrats!

Marcy said...

Wow and congrats!

FluffyChicky said...

Holy cow lady!! I am excited and amazed! 7 babies?!?! That is too cool.

gurrbonzo said...


Just SO said...

Congratulations! And may you get the rest that you need.

Smockity Frocks said...

Hooray! Congratulations, Nikki! You can do it!!!

Renee' said...

WOW!!! What a woman you are. I only have two boys and I feel a little loopy already. You're amazing and I am thinking pink too. I want you to know. You inspired me to make a loaf of bread. True, it was in the breadmaker w/a box bread mix, but I did it none the less. Does that count?

And Leslie. Once you've conceived multiples the old fashioned way, they watch your HCG levels like a hawk.

Nikki said...

Renee'- Yeah! I'm so proud of you. That's how I started as well. I still use the bread machine to knead and rise so I don't have to watch the Kitchen Aid. But I prefer the shape and doneness of the crust when it's baked in the oven.

Bread machines are fabulous. Right now I have one kneading away making pizza dough for this afternoon's lunch/playdate. said...

7 is a lucky number! :)

Heather said...

Congrats! There's certainly a baby boom in blogland this Spring!

Lisa said...

oh, and I just thought of a good email address you could use...y'know, if it's not taken, and you actually like it and stuff... "sevenfromheaven"

? :)

Mrs Morty said...

:) you are amazing! Congrats!

Jo said...

What is 7785?
A good email address would be Nikki-Tikki-Tavi.

A. said...

Congrats Nikki! You certainly will have your work cut out for your with so many littles under two, but you amaze me as it is with how well organized and frugal you are. No matter what you have it will be a blessing, but here's to thinking pink. :)

Mom2fur said...

Congratulations on the cupcake! I'm sure it will be 'delicious,' LOL!

I came by to answer the questions you left on my blog about freezer breakfasts. Yes, you make the French Toast with the same ingredients you usually use. You can do it stove top or in the oven. If you do it in the oven, use a 9 x 13 pan for dipping your bread--then you can do at least 3 at a time. You want to be sure to spray your cookie sheet, too! Then put the dipped bread on the cookie sheet to bake it. Your oven might vary, but for me, it's 7 minutes on one side and 3 minutes on the other at 350 degrees.
After they cool down a little (because, you know, you never put hot food in the freezer) you want to flash-freeze them. In case you don't know, that means spreading them out on a platter or plate (coat this with spray, too, or they will freeze to the plate!) and popping them in the freezer for an hour or so. You don't need to freeze them solid, you just want them a little dry so they don't stick together. Then just dump them in a baggie and take out as needed. You can pop them right in the toaster.
As far as the breakfast sandwiches, feel free to use any cheese you like! I sometimes have it shredded, and sometimes I have sliced cheese. You could swap out the bacon for ham, too. I wrap these individually then put them all in a baggie. My sons can just grab one or two. They reheat them at 1 minute per biscuit, but experiment until you find the right timing for your own microwave.
I hope you don't mind this is such a long comment, but I also hope you get a chance to store up some breakfasts for those days you aren't feeling well--may there be very few days like that!

Bobbi said...

Speechless. You just managed to convince me to get my tubes tied.

Julie V. said...

Fun, full post ...may I assume that your Pookie was in the emergency evacuation area? A couple of weeks ago when I was subbing at an elem. school in the area, some mysterious goings-on occurred. Construction crews were tearing up the old drive through at the front of the school. The office gave an announcement that everyone needed to return to a classroom, including adult aides, etc. (I wondered if we were having a lock-down, but that would have been clearly announced) Then the office requested that one teacher from each grade report to the office for a mandatory meeting. Those teachers then spread the word about what was crew had cut into water or sewer lines and ALL of the toilets in the school were backing up, and we could not use sink or drinking fountains. No one was to use the bathrooms until notified (unless emergency..) I thought...are you kidding me? I was teaching first graders. Do you have any idea how often first graders ask to use the bathroom? And it's an emergency every time! Well, of course suddenly half the class decides they need to use the facilities (wanted to see the mess I guess - I told them to try and pretend they were on a long car drive and had to wait til we reached the next station) I thought, why is the school still open??? But they had emergency people fixing the problem, and by the time lunch was over,we got the OK to us the rest rooms again. WEIRD things do happen at school some times .

CONGRATS on number seven (are you SURE there's just one?) Have you tried raspberry tea for morning sickness?

What is BBTA?

Nikki said...

Mom W.- Wow. I cannot imagine telling a whole class of first graders that they can't use the toilet. lol

Pookie was evacuated and so was Gabbers when she arrived.

Pookie also got the package you sent and is thrilled with it. He already created a letter to send back to you with various drawings of cars and trucks.

I totally forgot about raspberry tea. Mostly I feel dizzy and certain smells make me feel like puking.

BBTA is Big Brother Training Academy. :)

Nikki said...

And yes, I requested the records from the ER and ultrasound, and there's just one.

Tara said...

Wow, that's just about all I can say, Wow.

Teachinfourth said...

Wow, you've got nothing on those people with ADHD…you have quite the gift for bringing in so many random things and making it work.

By the way, I clicked over via Abe's blog…and no, I'm not creepy.

Abe Thomas said...

Hi, I'm a Mother of two twins from the UK and I love to read your blog. I'm just curious, what's BBTA, and how have your twins been accepted into it??? Curious and curiouser!


Nikki said...


It's kind of a family joke. BBTA is the Big Brother Training Academy. It's not real. When I was expecting my second, my sister got a shirt for my little boy that said, BBTA '03 on the front, and on the back it had, Big Brother Training Academy 2003 showing people when he'd become a big brother. :)


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