giving thanks

As everyone knows, here in the US it was Thanksgiving Day yesterday. Since I regularly give thanks and often take times to just sit and reflect and remind myself not to take things for granted, the holiday to me is more or less just getting together with family. It’s also not about stuffing myself! Steve thought he was going to die yesterday after we ate at his parents’ and hours later when I am snacking at my mom’s he said what I was eating was going to make him puke. Gee, thanks. Sorry if I just eat normally and I am hungry later. :P

Kayleigh went with us to the gatherings, of course. We’ve been keeping her home and away from germs as much as possible but Thanksgiving really is a smaller holiday for us. We don’t see any of Steve’s extended family anymore and we see very little of mine and at both locations, we only ended up meeting up with about half the people. But it was still good to see everyone that we did get to see.

I am not going to bother to go through every little thing I am grateful for, that sort of list would go on for ages. But suffice it to say, this was a pretty nice treat:

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Had ourselves a little experience last night. Kayleigh had been back in her pack and play only a few minutes when she started gagging and coughing a bit. That’s really nothing unusual, she was playing with her keys and when she does that, she often sticks them down her throat too far a bit and coughs and gags. You’d think she’d learn from the experience but she still does it.

But Steve took a look in at her anyway, he said she looked… “weird.” So he took her in the other room under the light, I followed, and started looking in her mouth. I totally did not see anything and neither did he until he looked a second time.
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They found me, I don’t know how, but they found me.

Place the famous line. :)
Ok, this was just too funny to pass up. Gots me a spam email (I know, surprising, right).

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION SEEKING TO WIRETAP THE INTERNET.

ROBERT MUELLER III
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FBI
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI.WASHINGTON DC.
Email: fbi.state-gov@live.com
FBI SEEKING TO WIRETAP INTERNET
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION SEEKING TO WIRETAP THE INTERNET.

Attn: sir,

We believe that this notification meets you in a very good present state of mind and health. We the Federal bureau of investigation (FBI) in conjunction with some other relevant Investigation Agencies here in the United states of America have recently been informed through our Global intelligence monitoring network that you presently have a transaction going on with you and Dr Usman Shamsudeen as regards to your payment which was fully endorsed in your favor accordingly.

They further informed us that we should warn our dear citizens who must have been informed of the payment, which was awarded to them from the Dr Usman Shamsudeen, to be very careful prior to these irregularities so that they don’t fall victim to this ugly circumstance. And in case you are already dealing with anybody or office claiming to be from the Central Bank of Nigeria, you are further advised to STOP further contact with them in your best interest and then contact immediately the real office of the Offices only with the below information’s accordingly:

Dr Usman Shamsudeen
Email: drusman_shamsudeen31@yahoo.dk
TEL: +234- 702-542-8716

NOTE: In your best interest, any message that doesn’t come from the above official email address and phone numbers should not be replied to and should be disregarded accordingly for security reasons. Meanwhile, we will advise that you contact the Dr Usman Shamsudeen office immediately with the above email address and request that they attend to you payment file as directed so as to enable you receive your fund accordingly.

Ensure you follow all their procedure as may be required by them as that will further help hasten up the whole procedures as regards to the release of your fund to you as designated. Also have in mind that the Dr Usman Shamsudeen equally has their own protocol of operation as stipulated on there banking terms, so delay could be very dangerous. Once again, we will advise that you contact them with the above email address and make sure you forward to them all the necessary information’s which they may require from you prior to the release of your fund to you accordingly.

All modalities has already been worked out even before you were contacted and note that we will be monitoring all your dealings with them as you proceed so you don’t have anything to worry about. All we require from you henceforth is an update so as to enable us be on track with you and the Dr Usman Shamsudeen. Without wasting much time, will want you to contact them immediately with the above email address so as to enable them attend to your case accordingly without any further delay as time is already running out.

If you are in need of any more information’s in regards to this notification, feel free to get back to us so that we can brief you more as we are here to guide you during and after this project has been completely perfected and you have received your fund as stated. Thank you very much for your anticipated co-operation in advance as we earnestly await your urgent response to this matter.

BEST REGARDS
Robert S. Mueller III
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW Washington, D.C.
20535-0001, USA
Email: fbi.state-gov@live.com

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This communication and its attachments may contain non-public, confidential or legally privileged information. The unlawful interception, use or disclosure of such information is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, or have received this communication in error, please notify the sender immediately by reply email and delete all copies of this communication and attachments without reading or saving them.

BEST REGARDS

Robert S. Mueller III
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW Washington, D.C.
20535-0001, USA

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This communication and its attachments may contain non-public, confidential or legally privileged information. The unlawful interception, use or disclosure of such information is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, or have received this communication in error, please notify the sender immediately by reply email and delete all copies of this communication and attachments without reading or saving them.

Ohhh, I love it.

Yeah, because the FBI always works “in conjunction with some other relevant Investigation Agency here in the United states of America” and because the FBI is very interested in seeing that I get *my* money, and because the FBI always emails and inquires about your health rather than busting down doors, AND because the FBI always uses a live.com email address… rofl!!

amazement

Sometimes I just have to sit in awe. Really. I look at my babies and I think, how is it God saw fit to bless me with two as such as these?

another random update

I know, it’s totally eerily quiet around here these days. I guess there’s just not enough hours in the day.

So, things in my life lately?

— We’re healthy and plan to remain as such. I dare say that this is the healthiest I have been in a long time, or, at least, the longest I’ve gone without being sick or suffering a sinus infection. Vitamin D rocks. So does garlic and Xyzal.

— Speaking of garlic, having recently learned a bit about its natural healing properties, I decided to plant some of my own. I did it as I was instructed but… eh, apparently it’s not cold enough here yet and it’s already growing!

— Which is quite the opposite for our dear globe willow tree that we all love so much… she is dead. D.E.A.D. I’m so sad. Apparently she got a disease that is common to the trees but by the time she was showing signs, it was too late. I’m not sure what we’re going to do about her, exactly, but she’s going to have to come down.

— School is going well. In fact, Elijah finished a math book today. Flew right through it, so already I have to get him a new one.
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