Hockey, in all forms!

Mags is a Minnesota girl. She was born here, yes, but more importantly she loves Minnesota. She loves sticking her tongue out while it's snowing. She loves standing in the cold wind. She slows her steps and dragged her feet through the snow. We watch hockey on TV all the time, we live in the state of hockey after all. She falls asleep while I read her the book The Snowy Day, EVERY night (Obsessive much?). So it should be of no surprise that when we went to our local arcade she adored watching her Uncle David playing air hockey. She wanted to 'help' him. And being the ever patient uncle he is, he slowed down his game so she could play. Her hand barely large enough to grasp the handle. The air puffing up into her wild hair. Her arms stretching as far as she could across the table top. All while dolled up in her RunDMC shirt and french braid!


Day 5

I am gaining ab muscles by the sheer force and core strength it is taking to cough this much. I hate being sick but really who enjoys it? Answer, Nobody! But I am tired, physically yes but emotionally and mentally drained. I have not been out of the house in a week. 7 days. I have been cooped up in a house that otherwise is pleasant but today feels germier than ever. Germ plus 'ier' = new word of the day. Some brain cells are apparently functioning but in the course of typing a few sentences I have changed my core temperature 3 times. It's like menopause but not. Nope, not even close. The Pros are instant weight loss. I have never not wanted to eat. I don't skip meals and I'm not the size of a supermodel but I have had no appetite the past couple days and all I want is tea and maybe orange juice. I'm out of orange juice... put that under Con. Another pro is catching up on a massive lack of sleep. However restless and drug induced the sleep may be, it is highly appreciated and not taken for granted. Boogers are gross and while I have had a box of kleenex attached to me sense Tuesday, I didn't realize I had this much fluid in my head. Even with makeup, my skin is awesomely grey/white and not in a porcelain beautiful way but in a gaunt gross way.

I really hope I am feeling better by tomorrow I don't have to patience to be sick for the long run. Mother nature give me the horrible 24 bug and then be done! Wham, hits you hard and then your done. That's all I'm asking for.

Thank you Immune System! (Sarcasm)



Day 4 of having a sick child at home... and all I can say is that it's extremely odd seeing Maggie calm and motionless at times. Maggie is ALWAYS moving. Jumping, self-stimming, bouncing on furniture, running up and down stairs - always moving! 
On Sunday she woke up with lots of energy and that quickly disappeared as she began to get violently sick. By Sunday night she was exhausted, feverish and not taking any liquids. Day 4 and she is finally drinking and eating a little. Poor baby though is coughing and has low fever still. 

I knew she was upset with the Vikings loss Saturday night but this is a little extreme.

 Sweet Jack sleeping with his girl.


Hipster Chic

Maggie is the ultimate Hipster if you think about it. She is crazy cool without even trying. Her wild hair is au natural and requires no product, doesn't even wash it everyday. 
Her diet - Lives on sparkling water, which may be considered uppity however she pulls it off. 
Gluten free, Organic, Vegan before it was "Cool". She was doing it before Gwyneth Paltrow!

How skinny are your jeans? Never skinny enough baby! Seriously though I just purchased a weird brand from Canada and they brag they make the Ultra Skinny Jean and they are still lose on her. 
This girl would drink all my coffee if I let her. Starbucks is cool because they have endless straws to chew on but a chic small artsy place is fantastic too. 
It's only a matter of time before she is reading poetry and going to a liberal arts college! I'm sure she'll be rockin' the next trendy look by then too.