Mishaps with my Mom

My mom and I have a great time together! We spend hours shopping, laughing, and talking and always yearn for just one more day together.

But we also often find ourselves in mishaps when we’re together. During my last visit with my mom, we reminisced about some of these mishaps and she said I should blog about them…don’t know why I never thought of that before!

So, I’ve dedicated a page to “Mishaps with my Mom” and will be posting funny stories about the special mother/daughter bonding we often find ourselves in.

Coming soon…eyebrow threading, eyelash tinting, elephant charging, dog attacking, and Italy (yeah, we mishapped all over a couple of countries)

We have learned from these mishaps…

1. The only beauty regimen we are allowed to do together is a pedicure…so far those have been safe

2. Although our travels often involve mishaps, we will never stop travelling together because it’s always fun and we bring back some amazing stories

3. My husband and my step dad are two very special men that “get” the relationship my mom and I have

More to come…stay tuned…and make sure you pee before reading any of these posts because Pinkchick cannot be held responsible for ruined upholstery ūüėČ


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year…better late than never

Merry Christmas everyone…a very belated¬†wish but¬†still heartfelt…and I hope y’all are having a Happy New Year!

Christmas was a busy time for us…as usual.

Jackson’s birthday was on the 23rd (also his last day of school before winter break) so we made cupcakes the night before. Actually I made cupcakes for the after school care kids…his school requires all things to be store bought…so we bought cupcakes to share with his class. The night of the 22nd also brought a visit from Santa to our neighborhood. Jax and I had planned to go to Dave and Buster’s for his birthday dinner but a water main bursting in Bethesda prevented that little trip. So we settled for pizza and a movie at home.

Christmas Eve…I had to work and since Jax was already out for winter break…he came with me. The office closed early and we headed home to finish getting the house ready for company on Christmas Day. During the night, Jax had a seizure and ended up in bed with me the rest of the night. As usual, he was fine after the seizure…as usual, I’m not that lucky.

Christmas Day…I think I am one of the very few fortunate parents that doesn’t get a wake up call before dawn on Christmas morning. Jaxcan usually be relied upon to sleep until 8am. So I was puttering around upstairs waiting for him to wake up…he did and then we ventured downstairs to see if Santa had made a stop at our house…he did!

Here’s a rundown of the loot we received:

to Jax from Santa: Ben 10 Alien Force for PS2, Crash Bandicoot Mind over Mutant for PS2, Ben 10 Alien Creation Chamber, Agents Lego Mission 8 (super exclusive), Animated Transformers Rollout Command Optimus Prime, Bakugan stuff, Batman Pajamas, some other little things

to Me from Santa: 25th Anniversary Cabbage Patch Kid (25 years ago, I got my first Cabbage Patch from Santa – Leila Margaret…this year…Margaret Pollie), Electric Griddle, skirt, sweaters, pjs, watch, business card basket, some other little things

to Jax from others: board games (Sorry, Boggle), pjs, TriBot, Kevin 11’s car, Guinness World Records 2009 book, Electronic Drum Set, Microscope, movies, Agents Legos, Nerf Gun

to Me from others: DS game, perfume, pjs, CD, calendars, pot holders, digital picture frame, gift cards

to Us from Santa: Wii, Guitar Hero World Tour, Mario Kart

We made out very well!

Christmas Day brought my parents…my mom, my step-dad, and my dad (not as weird as you might think) for a visit. Mom and Ed couldn’t stay long as they had to drive back to VA (work, dogs, etc.). My dad stayed for a couple of nights which was really cool. Christmas night was pretty low key…playing with our new toys. To make up for Jackson’s missed birthday dinner, we took my dad with us to Dave and Buster’s for lunch and games. Most of the time with my dad was spent catching up rather than being on the go…which was very nice.

New Year’s Eve was spent in a Guitar Hero battle until the ball dropped at midnight.

Things have been going very well…staying very busy…being very happy!


This is going to be short and sweet. If you know me, feel free to e-mail me and I’ll give you more details. I’m just not up for an extended blog tonight but I wanted to give some sort of update for those of you waiting to hear.

My mom and I met with Jackson’s neurologist today. Jackson didn’t need to be there for the appointment and we decided that it would be easier to discuss the results without him being there to hear everything.

Jax has Primary Generalized Epilepsy. He is¬†taking medication and we’re keeping our fingers crossed that it will work for him. If it doesn’t, there’s another medicine to try and a further path forward that I don’t want to go into right now.

That’s truly all we know for sure. We don’t know if he will grow out of it. I know there are a million statistics out there and I know they’re all very promising. But to be perfectly honest, I don’t give a damn about the statistics.

So, this is where we are now. All we need right now are your positive thoughts and prayers. If we need anything else, I promise we will let you know.


We got snow…again!

Official reports this time say we got 5 inches! Unfortunately schools weren’t closed this morning and though I hoped all morning, schools didn’t close early either. But as soon as we got home, we suited up and went outside for some fun!


snow2.jpg 5 inches of beautiful snow!

snow3.jpg Ready for sledding!

snow4.jpg Heading back up the hill for more!

snow5.jpg¬†I haven’t gone sledding in years…it was so much fun!



No results from the EEG, just a follow-up appointment with the neurologist to discuss the results…no more news until next Thursday.

Wanting to discuss results in person rather than over the phone usually means bad news right? I’m not trying to be pessimistic, I think I’m just trying to prepare myself for possible bad news. But in this situation, I don’t know what news would be good and what would be bad.

Coming to Terms…

I feel like this post is overdue. I just wasn’t able to talk about what’s going on I guess.

Jax and I saw the neurologist on Wednesday. As a result of having two seizures (no matter how far apart) and an abnormal EEG, Jax has been officially diagnosed with epilepsy. That’s all I know right now. I’ve done some online research. Most things I’ve read have been promising, some things I would rather have not found. But overall, I’m optimistic and hopeful.

Jackson had a second EEG on Saturday. It was again sleep deprived, so we stayed up until midnight and had to get up (and stay up) at 4 the next morning. I don’t know any results from this test yet and don’t expect to until Tuesday. I don’t even know what this test will tell us. I hope it includes severity, type of epilepsy, treatment options, odds of more seizures…basically a lot more info than I’m likely to get.

So this is where we are.