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What do you mean toilet paper isn't considered a necessity?

Peter and I caught a show called Man vs. Wild on the Discovery Channel (I KNOW! Like watching the smartzy stuff, no Sci-Fi channel or bemoaning the fact that Grey’s Anatomy doesn’t start for another couple of weeks, aren’t you proud of us?).



We were intrigued when the guy, Bear Grylls…who’s kind of hot in an oozing testosterone and manliness out of his pores kind of way, IF you’re into that whole macho thing….poked around at a 6-foot alligator with a stick. We didn’t yet know the… Continue

Added by Anissa Mayhew on September 16, 2008 at 10:52pm — No Comments

I seem to have misplaced my crown

We caught the tail end of a radio commercial this morning that asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My children, of course, pounced on it.



Rachael - Mom, what do you want to be when you grow up?



Nathaniel – She IS grown up, Rachael



Rachael – Well, what did you want to be when you were a kid and weren’t growed up yet?



Nathaniel – She wanted to be a mom. Right, mom?



As I’ve been unable to get a word in edgewise, I wondered if I… Continue

Added by Anissa Mayhew on September 10, 2008 at 11:13pm — 1 Comment

Perspective, Getcha Some

By 9:30 last night I’d worked myself up into a good old-fashioned pity party. Oh yes. With the appropriate music, my handy dandy bowl of chocolate and a chip on my shoulder the size of an Easter Island Head….that spoke to me….and said “EAT MORE CHOCOLATE”.



Which I did.



As the most irrelevant of events, yesterday morning I got the “you do what?” from a new mom I met at my kids’ school. I GET it that most of the world may not understand the blogging thing…they don’t see the… Continue

Added by Anissa Mayhew on September 4, 2008 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Putting one foot in front of the other

The first two weeks of school have passed us by. Smoothly, with no big hurdles to jump…except that part where I got talked into accepting the role as a home room mom. Yeah.



It’s a tippy-toe dip back into my pre-Peyton-cancer life.



Before she got sick I was all about the PTA, volunteering to read in the classrooms, bringing the baked goods, making photocopies, cutting out stuff, doing whatever to keep the teachers happy because happy teachers mean happy… Continue

Added by Anissa Mayhew on September 1, 2008 at 10:46am — No Comments

Itunes Killed the Radio Star

I try not to do the whole “when I was your age” thing on my kids. Because it doesn’t really have any effect on them. And? It makes me feel old. And that? Is not cool.



But today, while driving down the street, pumping music the way only a mom with 3 kids in a minivan can….which is fairly lame…Peyton had a revelation.



The radio sucks.



This epiphany came when I had to tell her that I couldn’t restart a song because it was playing on the radio and not on CD or the… Continue

Added by Anissa Mayhew on August 23, 2008 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Does Anyone Else Miss the Smurfs?

My kids like to watch TV. They get that from their dad and me. We have our Tivo set up to religiously catch our favorite shows like My Name is Earl and Battlestar Galactica, Lost and the Closer. We like TV. We know we watch too much of it. We know there are better, more productive ways to use our time, but we enjoy it and it’s cheap and it’s in our house and that’s all I have to say about that.



Peter and I know that our chances of being stranded on a mythical island are slim to none,… Continue

Added by Anissa Mayhew on August 9, 2008 at 11:09pm — No Comments

Acknowledging Fears

I lost a child already.



When I was 21, before I met Peter, I miscarried a baby that I hadn’t even known that I wanted until the moment the choice was taken away from me. My first instinct was to get rid of that baby, that I wasn’t ready, I wasn’t prepared. I spent days planning to make this inconvenience go away. Then the clarity came that I might never BE ready for a baby, but I had one now and I was going to do my best to be a mother. I told the father. I cried when I told my mom.… Continue

Added by Anissa Mayhew on August 5, 2008 at 1:19am — No Comments

All About Sleeping With Pete

This is so not the post you THINK this is.



Peter and I used to have a nice constant sleeping pattern. I’d crawl into bed and be sound asleep while he passed out on the couch watching Scrubs/Stargate/ESPN. Then he’d quietly make his way to bed at some point in the dark of night, being very careful to not wake me. Thus the peaceful co-sleeping would commence.



It’s been hard adjusting to sleeping without Pete since he moved to Alabama to work. At first it seems like the bed… Continue

Added by Anissa Mayhew on August 1, 2008 at 3:33am — No Comments

The One Where I Write My Own Eulogy

It’s been a long week, folks.



Jimmy’s service, Grandma’s service and reading the stark words of a fellow blogger who’s just been diagnosed with cancer, I realize that staying positive is more than just a rainbow and kitten-nose outlook on life. It’s really freaking hard work!



I watch the way others cope, not in a judgmental way, but more in a “if that works for them, would it work for me?” introspective way. At… Continue

Added by Anissa Mayhew on July 30, 2008 at 12:26am — No Comments

Turtles, Hips and Chocolate Cake

My dear hubby Peter has a thing for chocolate cake. He has a love for all things chocolate, genetically predisposed to it, I suppose, as his mother is the same way. We’ve been married for 10 years, together for a little over 11. And the one consistent in our life has been his overall disdain for any chocolate cake that attempts to be a Bill Knapps cake. I don’t recall if I’ve ever set foot in a Bill Knapps restaurant before, they’ve gone out of business and shut their doors forever….stealing… Continue

Added by Anissa Mayhew on July 27, 2008 at 12:18am — No Comments

A Child Died Today

A child died today.



A funny little boy with an abundance of freckles and a unique way of pronouncing his r’s. A boy with an infectious smile and a love of Poke’mon and video games. He was a son, brother, friend, loved by many, missed by all.



World, you have no idea what you’ve missed out on! No concept of what you’ve lost. He left behind unlived dreams, unfulfilled potential. He leaves the memory of laughter, a history of strength, and the legacy of a… Continue

Added by Anissa Mayhew on July 23, 2008 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Appropriate on the night I serve only side dishes for dinner

Today is all about randomness. No real reason, just lots of little bite-sized niblets of Mayhew goodness.



Sleep:



I had the chance to unload my kids on their Grandmother for the night and treat myself to a late night movie. Movie was a no go…as SOMEONE should be skinned alive for not possessing the simple skill of telling time! I now possessed an empty house and all the time in the world. I ran a luscious bath full of blistering hot water, sweetly scented bubbles, and a… Continue

Added by Anissa Mayhew on July 22, 2008 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Props to my husband, yo!

"In most marriages there is a 50% chance of divorce. In marriages where there is a child with a life-threatening disease the rate goes up to 80%.”



Peter and I were sitting at our very first cancer group meeting of any kind at an American Cancer Society R.O.C.K. weekend in Orlando. At Disney World. Oh yes, we were sitting in the happiest place on earth being told there was an 80% chance that by the time we got our child to the 5-year survival mark, our marriage would be on the… Continue

Added by Anissa Mayhew on July 17, 2008 at 1:00am — No Comments

The day that changed everything

Saturday night I was laying in bed trying to figure out why I couldn’t sleep, what was keeping me awake and it sure wasn’t because I wasn’t tired. All week it’s been a weird feeling, like I’m waiting on something…a thing I should know but can’t quite put my finger on. Wrestling with my pillow Sat night, it was a did-i-leave-the-stove-on-is-the-door-locked-what-the-heck-is-wrong! kind of feeling.



Then it hit me.



It’s July 13th.



We mark so many monumental days… Continue

Added by Anissa Mayhew on July 14, 2008 at 12:22am — No Comments

The Nightmares Begin

When I was pregnant with Nathaniel I was two weeks overdue and had convinced myself that there was a good chance that I would be pregnant FOREVER. Perhaps I’d incubated the one baby that would be perfectly content to stay in my uterus and could only be pried out with the words, “It’s time to leave for college, you little freeloader!”



During that last two weeks I had a lot of VERY strange dreams. There was the one where I was trying to get in an elevator and my belly didn’t fit (and… Continue

Added by Anissa Mayhew on July 12, 2008 at 12:40am — No Comments

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