Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Big Decision

Well, Aliyah is 18 months old! **ahhhhh** Where does time go?

I have had her Pediatric Urologist for longer than she has been out, as we saw him before she was born for a consult. He isn't very good at bed side manner, and has opined on how many kids not to have.... that aren't his business. But the most difficult part is that his billing office has been a thorn in my side for the entire time!

We have been billed for the "write off" portion 2 or 3 times. This last time they have been billing it for over 12 months. My ins. co. finally said they could do no more to help last October. I have sent them all the info. (and more) they could need and still it isn't getting resolved.

That brings me to the "big decision"
Switching DRs
I spoke with our pediatrician's office and asked for a referral, then I called and spoke with one of the staff there. She was very pleasant to talk with, very helpful and polite. She answered all my questions and even encouraged me to call again if I thought of more!!! With the other office, if I got through to a person, they weren't happy to talk to me, no matter how polite I was!

The down side is that they only have an office at Cedar Sinai in Beverly Hills, so no more local visits. It also means starting over. We did want a second opinion at one point, and they do take our ins....

So we have to weigh it out and see.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Mamas, don't give your babies cocoa in their PJs

Our dear Mo had her 6th Birthday Saturday.
As a gift from Auntie Jodi and Family she received "Sipping Chocolate"..... and has been anxiously waiting everyday for it! ;o)

So tonight, after everything was in bed time order, I gave them all cocoa (Aliyah had hot carob), and Mo got to enjoy her special birthday treat! Well, two of them (or should I say Mommy) paid for it with their PJs and a bath -- not that bath's are bad, we quite enjoy them; earlier in the evening, though.

New shift, new bed time, but 10 O'Clock!!!:-O

Sweet and sticky dreams to you! ;-)

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


Start here:

I know we don't all have 2 hours to spend watching this, but if you have sat down to any feature length film in the last month you can make the time! And, Please do!!! Your future (and mine) may depend on it.

"We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren [tyrannical government] till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it." ~Patrick Henry

What would America's founders do?
Answer: Fight!
"If we wish to be free — if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending — if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained — we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!" Patrick Henry

We are expected to fight for the freedoms they gave us. Not always with sword and spear and javelin, but in word and deed and surely VOTE!

Read the Declaration of Independence and you will see that they put into it:
"That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. "

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" ~Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775.

"We all must hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately." ~ Ben Franklin ~at the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

What course will you take?

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Oh, Gravity

This morning, Ysa (our eight year old) asks:

"Mommy. When did God create gravity?"

"Well," I reply, "when He created the world and the heavens."

**enter into explaination of Mass and Gravity**

"Oh," she says, "I thought it was because of sin. You know, sin causes falls.... and it is because of gravity that we fall."