Saturday, January 1, 2011

King of the Dipshits Award

Hello my friends and welcome to 2011.  

The Year of the Take Home Baby.

I am back on my feet.  I feel like my normal self.  This is as close to laid back as I will ever get and I like it a lot.

If I didn't know I was taking the medication, I would think it was all me.  I would credit myself for: Putting Things in Perspective, Staying in The Moment, and Appreciating Life as It Is.  Fact is, the new meds are much better and work just as they are supposed to work.

We have a lot to catch up on.  I won a contest.  I want to brag about it.  Is that okay?

I am a reader of Mommy Wants Vodka.  The author Aunt Becky has a lot of signature sayings, my personal favorite being "SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH".  She has emblazoned it on to quality apparel to spread the message.

Aunt Becky was interviewed over at Mompetition.  The interview is celebrated with a giveaway contest and Aunt Becky shared one of her SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH shirts.

Here is the contest:  Tell us why you would wear this shirt, or, who you would give it to and why.

Meet my brother, Andy.

Let me set the mood.  I love my brother.  He is the baby of the family and he is everyone's favorite.  It isn't fair and it isn't right, but if you met him you would agree and toss in your vote for him as Family Favorite.  You think this would make a sister bitter, but it does not.  This is the power of his charm. 

I went to see a concert this fall with my brother.  I took a whole day off of work.  Rode the train into the city to his place.  It felt great to be back in the city I lived in for so many years.  I was a suburban mom in the city with a hall pass.  It was great.

Andy and I sat outside at his local having a couple beers.  He isn't much of a talker, but when he and I are in the right place at the right time, we can talk for hours.  And my brother really says things.  Things that matter.  This was one of those times.

When it was my turn to talk, I broke the news to him about not being able to have children on my own anymore.  I told my brother I needed to use donor eggs.  I had a lot of explaining to do.  What happened in the last canceled retrieval.  How did it compare to the first canceled retrieval.  What is a donor.  What is a recipient.  How do you pick a donor.  What was she like.  The medication.  The cost.

As you can imagine, we talked a long time.  I had a nice little buzz from the beer and the conversation.  He was understanding it and he was interested.

When I finished, he kept his head down for a bit.  He looked away, then looked back at me and said "You want a baby that bad?"

Shut your whore mouth.

Happy New Year my friends.

I am so lucky to have you. 


  1. Oh, Roccie - right back atcha, sister! Great T-shirt and excellent story! Thanks for the much-needed laugh. So glad the meds are working so well - how can I get me some?!
    Happy 2011!

  2. I need some of that medication and a shirt like that for my own bro.

  3. Hey R-So happy to hear from you...finally. I've been missing you in between all these nighttime feedings with Little Miss Partypants. I'm still absorbing all that's happened these past few weeks. Crazy. I guess that's how it all goes down, right? I hope that 2011 is full of lots of happiness, love and maybe a few surprises or two for you. You were such a huge support for me in 2010 and I thank you for that, friend. You rock. You really do. And your bro is quite adorable too. What's that you say? Shut my whore mouth?! ;) Oh, right. All my best, Loverface. ♥

  4. This is awesome. Congratulations on winning! The shirt is rad, as is the phrase. I especially like that your arm around his head in the headlock looks like most of a heart. And I am more glad than glad can be that the wonder drug is doing wonders for you. Happy New Year, my darling.

  5. Welcome back!! Congrats on the contest : ) Glad to hear you're feeling better.

  6. You know it is a sad day when you know the person most in need of a shirt like this.

    My entry in the contest was about 3 lines long. My brother was that grim. He won in <20 words.

    Ace, he is.

  7. Oh Roccie how I have missed your humor and posts. I am so glad you are back to your normal self even if it is due to medication. If I wasn't medicated I would be locked up right now. For murder. Seriously that is how my New Year's day has gone. Anyway I love the story and how you won that t-shirt. So glad your brother was a good sport about wearing it. I could have used one of those tonight when dealing with less than desirable people who are somewhat related to me. We'll just leave it at that. Anyway best wishes in 2011. I'll be sending you good thoughts!

  8. Shut your mouth when you're talking to me.

    I love this.

    I have a few people I'd give it to.

    And I'm glad to see you back my friend. xoxo

  9. Roccie!

    Glad to see you back - and in fine form - Year of the Take Home Baby indeed...where is the badge so I can put it on my blog?!?!?!?

    I like Andy. I want a brother like that! One sibling (out of 5) knows of our ttc efforts. Xmas day I said: "and it is almost our (lost) baby's due date"...sibling's response: pretend he didn't hear and go on like I hadn't spoken. I admire Andy's transparency: not knowing what to say, but still giving it a red hot go all the same!

    I always knew you were a prize winning worthy!

    Here's to 2011 Year of TTHB!

    LS x

  10. Too cute! Gotta love a nice sisterly headlock. :)

    So glad you're feeling better. May 2011 bring you nothing but joy.

  11. Happy New Year, I hope you get your Take Home Baby and so much more!

  12. H-E-L-L-O Roccie!! I am SOOO glad you are feeling better. I'm gonna borrow that line sooner or later...Happy New Year dear friend!!

  13. Happy New Year! (And thanks for all your recent comments on my blog. I found your donor discussion post here and, yeah, I get it.)

  14. AWWWW! Even without the backstory, the pictures (particularly the first one) are so totally fabulous. Nothing says family gathered 'round the tree like SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH.

    You win my contest every day.

  15. Ooh, i want one of those shirts. Or better yet, i wish i had the balls to say those words to certain ppl. Glad that ur feeling more like urself and doing much much better. 2011 will be a much better year. It just has to be and itnwill :o) xoxoxoxo.

  16. That was a great story. I have a brother who I adore. Glad you are feeling better. I've missed you.

  17. Freaking is SO good to have you back my friend, you've been missed! Glad you're feeling a bit better and that you had such a good time with your bro, even though he doesn't totally get it, it was lovely that he took the time to listen and try to understand...that is so much more than many people! Welcome back, believing with you that this is your year!

  18. best.

    Esp love the plan for this year. The year of the take home baby. I can get behind this!

  19. Ahh, Roccie. So glad the happy meds are treating you well.

    Love the shirt, the story and the cute baby bro.

    Year of the take home baby, can I borrow that line?

  20. Hilarious! I love the photo-documentation! And I love your humour. And that you are feeling better. And that this year you'll be having your take home baby. Happy new year Roccie!

  21. just found you from a reference in a different blog. this entry is SOO funny! and also i would have wanted to smack my brother a bit too. and its funny, its kind of like something my brother would say.

    i may be in the DE world soon too. one last IVF w/ my own eggs this month and if a no go, DE here we come. I'll be following your journey

  22. This is awesome. I am glad you won, and then I'm also glad you won as your brother deserved that shirt in so many ways.

    He looks like a darling and I kept expecting you to tell me you at least punched him when he said that. Seriously.

  23. Shut your whoremouth inDEED (and I need to remember that, so that I can use my most booming voice to belt it out).

    2011 = Year of Take Home Baby. You bet your patootie it is.

  24. I totally need that shirt for work.

  25. Love this. Happy New Year... this is it :)

  26. O! M! G! We should all line up to smack him in his whore mouth. Glad you're feeling better.

    And, really, who doesn't love Aunt Becky?!?! She's my sister from another mother.

  27. That bad? That bad and then some!

    Happy new year!