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Thursday, February 14, 2008

"Ted, I NEED Your Help"

Those 5 words, when spoken by Angie, usually mean there has been some bodily function gone horribly awry; tonight was no exception.

Trot has been fighting some kind of infection and one of the side effects has been an upset stomach; he picked RIGHT when she put him in the bath water to let loose. As I grabbed the 409 and headed upstairs, you'll be happy to know I managed to not pass out. My vision got a little blurry and I temporarily lost the ability to hear out of my left ear, but stayed on my feet.

Only barely, as Rakes almost knocked me down coming up the stairs to get to the bathroom. He was like one of those guys chasing Lindsey Lohan around L.A. The boy thinks poop is the highest form of entertainment.

As you can tell from the picture, we had a freak little snow shower come through last night, dumping about 3 inches of the white stuff in my yard. Typical of North Carolina, everything shut down for 12 hours, school was cancelled, and I didn't leave until around noon. Plenty of time to take the hooligans out in the yard to have a snowball fight, Ciera to wipe out on the neighbors driveway and mess up her wrist, and build a snowman.

Except our snowman had to have a touch of Boston and baseball to go along with it:

Sorry to Tex, Beckperson, and anyone else who read the post from a little while ago; had a case of premature posting and hit something I shouldn't have. I was watching LOST so at least I have an explanation.

Finally, a shot of Trot lying under my bed where I found him at bedtime; let's just say he wasn't quite ready to lay his weary head down yet.

I need a Valium.

36 comments:

Tex said...

uhmmm "T" for Texas? Tennessee? Ted?? Triple Trouble?? help me??

Ted D said...

Whoops.

Premature posting, Tex.

Tex said...

must. not. comment. LOLOLLOLOLLL

Tex said...

i see it still has our comments.

Great Pics! and at least he waited till the bathtub. Im feeling much better but still hacking away. who knew this much could be inside a lung?

Ted D said...

Weird, right? I deleted the earlier post, but it still has the comments.

Can't figure out what I did, or why Becks only got one of the 3 emails I sent.

Glad you're better and after seeing what can come out of a child, your lung doesn't surprise me.

beckperson said...

Ted, I resent the response I mailed earlier tonight - hope you get it this time!

Ted D said...

Becks, I just checked.

Nothing yet. I even checked the spam folder, but it's not there. Cue the twilight zone music I guess.

I do not heard technology.

Tex said...

Beckett IS BAAAAAACK!!!!!!!!!!!

Ted D said...

Yes he is, Tex.

Life is once again normal.

Tex said...

normal? who ever said life is normal?? not while Beckett and Paps are around. ahem...Im back too

Ted D said...

Tex, I'd never use Pap and normal in the same sentence.

Dude is off the reservation.

But I'm glad YOU are back to your normal self. ;)

Tex said...

no ted. Ellsbury is off the reservation. Paps is out of the swamps. i mean i posted again doofus

Ted D said...

Sorry, Tex.

Slow on the uptake, as usual.

Edge of Design said...

Hey! Couldn't help but notice the snowman's hat. Canada, eh? My heart goes out to you folks with your snow and poor little Trot. Here's hoping today is a better day and that everyone is feeling a little better too.

Edge of Design said...

FYI Ted. If you really want your snowman to look like a Canadian, put a hockey stick where your baseball bat is and you'll have it right!

Ted D said...

No hockey sticks here, Edge. You've got the wrong brother; look 2 hours East and you'll find your man.

Tree Newt said...

Preach it, Edge!

Man, we didn't get so much as a flake down here in the sandhills. Not one stinking flake. My baby girl still hasn't been able to play in the snow!

Ted D said...

If you'd move back to civilization, you'd see some snow.

Puckhead.

JMP said...

Hi Ted,
Well now I have snow envy!!

Haven't seen the stuff for almost 2 years, since my last trip back to CT.
Send some down here , will ya??

Ted D said...

Hey JMP,

It's all melted already, man.

Or I'd be glad to throw some your way.

~**Dawn**~ said...

Heaven help you, Ted. I don't even know what else to say...

Beth said...

I love your snowman! We missed out on any snow - just a few flakes. Oh, well...

Ted D said...

Dawn,

I don't either! It'll be OK though. I just got home and Trot is in the process of an EPIC temper tantrum.

::assumes the Buddah pose::

Thanks, Beth. We weren't expecting to get any, so it was a nice surprise. It'll probably be another 5 years before we get any more.

JMP said...

Hey Ted,

Dont feel bad...I have a 13 year old that still throws temper tantrums!!!

Snows gone? Dang..... I want to move to Alaska!!!!

Krystle THE Red Sox Oasis said...

Awh, what's up making Little Trot upset? Or should I really need to know ;]

3 inches of snow and they cancel school? That's nothing!

I found an article of Trot Nixon. He's the type of guy that should only wear a baseball uniform. NO LIE! He looks so unnatural in regular clothes, especially a suit.

Ted D said...

JMP, I didn't figure it ended. Ciera can still act a mess, too. And yep, snows gone. From cold enough to snow to 55 degrees the next day.

Krystle, I'll agree. Non baseball clothing just doesn't go with Big Trot.

Krystle THE Red Sox Oasis said...

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=25hfyo7&s=3

i can't accept this EVER

Ted D said...

Wow.

Does he look uncomfortable.

~**Dawn**~ said...

Awww... but my Trotter (he was my first love, you know, pre-Lowell) looks adorable. In that awkward goofy way that boys have before a high school dance. (Ha... Krystle might appreciate *that* reference more in another year or two when she's a little more removed from it.) It looks all wrong. And like he borrowed it from his brother who went away to college & got himself a suit that was actually tailored. And he had to use one of his dad's ties. But he's still got that Trot smile.

By the way? JMP *says* he wants to move to Alaska but I would give him about a minute & a half of the minus-double-digits they are getting there right now and then he would come screaming back to Florida to thaw out his eyelashes.

Ted D said...

Dawn,

You described how he looks perfect.

And I'm guessing JMP doesn't miss those New England winters as much as he's letting on.

~**Dawn**~ said...

He is adorable in that way only your first love can be. =)

OMG... I am digging around in some of my favorite posts from other blogs tonight. If this doesn't make you ache for baseball season, nothing will.

Ted D said...

Dawn, that picture, and that link, is all kinds of awesome.

Manny being Manny is hands down one of my top 10 things in life. And that includes my wedding and the birth of my 3 kids.

Is it April yet?

~**Dawn**~ said...

I love the way Beth writes. She has written a series of posts reflecting on the 2007 season & in reference to that very moment from that link, she writes: "In many of the photos from this postseason, but especially the shots from multitudinous angles of the Game 2 walkoff, Manny’s face has a look I find even more enigmatic than usual. In the most joyous of moments, his face is alight, but calm, his eyes staring off somewhere far beyond the camera. At his most ecstatic, Manny does not grin—he goes still."

I wanna write like Beth when I grow up.

Ted D said...

Me too, Dawn.

~**Dawn**~ said...

I feel a junkie that needs a fix. Or rather, how I imagine a junkie must feel. My only addiction is to the Sox. ;-)

Ted D said...

It's still pretty powerful.

New post. I show my sensitive side, so just know you've been warned.