Monday, May 31, 2010

"Happy Memorial Day"

Remember why today is celebrated! Also have a great day w.your loved ones!!


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-Kandid Kelli

Friday, May 28, 2010

"A Few Things"

-GO MAGIC! Lets WIN TONIGHT & SHOW the Celtics who's Boss!! (and Shut Nicole A. UP!!! Muhahaha!!!)

-I love the A/C and until two nights ago, when M put ours in, our room was hotter then the hinges on the gates of hell. Now the rest of the house is HOT! It was in the 90's yesterday... I love hot weather... when I have a cool house to come back into.

-The fridge door is fixed.

-I absolutely love when E sings [and dances] along with me when we sing: The Wheels on the bus, Itsty, Bitsy, Spider & Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star... we sing others but those are the only 3 she actually knows the words too. I've tried to get an audio clip via my iPhone [voice memos] but she knows & stops. What a smartie.

-I move in exactly 3 weeks and have yet to start packing, when should I start panicking?

-I forgot how good frosted animal crackers are.

-I decided I am going to take E to "Storytime LIVE" by NickJR... It has Dora, The Backyardagins, Kai Lan & The Wonder Pets. I think she will have fun. Its in August in Orlando. Tickets go on sale in a month.

-I head, via people who saw it yesterday, that SATC2 sucked... that hurts my heart. I loved the show & the first movie. Sigh.

-I have yet to watch the 1st epi of "The Bachelorette" & for some reason I have no desire, whatsoever. I liked Ali, I picked her in the 2nd epi to win but IDK why I don't want to watch.

-I want my shoes, NOW! I know when M ordered them for me they said 4-6 weeks but GAH I want them NOW! I also know they are my day present and my bday is in 20 days... June 17 incase you want to send me something shiny... haha Im kidding... kinda.

-I can't wait to go to the beach house tomorrow through Monday night. It will be a much needed change of scenery. E will also enjoy the beach, park(s), pool, etc. It will be fun. PLUS M & I will get to go on a DATE, our fist dinner alone since OCT and in Oct E wasn't even in PA with me, she was in FL parents. I am stoked. We NEED this.

-I got straight A's this semester, it was my first semester in GRAD SCHOOL. I was taking a full load, according to my college, which is 2 classes and I got 2 A's. I have never in my life gotten straight A's . THISISABIGDEAL. I hope it makes my transfer easy.


I hope everyone has a good & safe Memorial Day weekend. See you back here BRIGHT & EARLY Monday AM... xo love you my gorgeous gum-drops!

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-Kandid Kelli

Thursday, May 27, 2010

"That Just Aint Right..."

I got this idea from Candice over @ "Wolf's on Safari" -- great blog, cheack her out!

Warning: Long-ish post ahead...

IDK if she still does this or not but I've been reading some of her older posts from back in '08 and she did it back then & I thought while reading "this is such a cute idea" and went about reading.

That is until this happened... and I thought "OMG this would be a perfect 'That Just Aint Right' post"!!

I can't believe I just admitted I think in terms of good & bad blog material. /sigh/. ineedalife.

Tuesday was a normal day. We did our normal everyday routine. The only thing out of the ordinary was that my [soontobe] MIL got home at like 5pm! Thats unheard of in these parts. Haha!

E and I had just come in from playing outside for over 2 hours, she was worn out & hot, I opened the fridge and got her a cup of juice. Jane (MIL) opened the fridge and got a bottle of watter & played with E in her room, per request.

Then comes dinner time, things are a little out of wack b/c E wants to play with daddy who is out mowing the grass & Bop (Rick-FIL) who wasn't home yet, but soon. So shes asking to talk to daddy, asking where Bop is... in the way closing the fridge when we open it and so on...

When Bop walked in the door E was under foot and Jane was cooking dinner. E is like a puppy in the kitchen at dinner time, theres no way around it, no matter how hard I try or who I cooking, she wants to be in the thick of it.

While Jane is getting everything together for dinner, I set the table and walk into the family room to straighten-up E's hurricane debris toys & hear a loud "B-A-N-G" & "MOVE E!!!!" Then "tink-tink-tink" and I hear E running my way and a piece of plastic rolls and hits my toe and E is crying while running at me. My initial thoughts are as follows: "What is this?" "What was that" "Is she okay" "WTH?" The commotion in the kitchen is insane...

I walk into the kitchen after picking up E & the fridge door had fallen OFF THE FRIDGE! Yah Im serious. Like came COMPLETELY OFF. Now That Just Aint Right.

taken after the commotion & whatnot

Jane, Rick & I were all like wtf?! We had just opened not even 5 mins prior to that to grab a beer for rick and milk for E.

I guess the swivel that holds the ENTIRE door on the fridge, is a SMALL round PLASTIC piece and it snapped in half when Jane opened the door. Now That Just Aint Right. What happened to good workmanship?

So we cleaned all the items off the door, made them all fit in the fridge and got the door BACK ON THE FRIDGE! Thank God for the suction.

We only opened it pulled it off.. when a few of us needed something, b/c it is THAT BIG OF A PAIN.

After dinner while I was bathing E the men folk ran to Home Depot to see if they had the part to fix it.. NOPE. How does a HOME REPAIR store that sales this exact fridge not have a part to fix it? Now That Just Aint Right.

But while they were gone I had to put E to bed, she still takes a cup of milk before bed, [this was more then ok'ed by her ped], Jane and I were the only ones here. I went up and told Jane "You know what we forgot to get out while the boys were here... MILK for E" She chuckled and headed down to help me.

Its def a two person job. She held the door in place & I shimmed the milk out poured quickly and shimmied it back in. It felt FL hurricane season esq.

Now I was worried how E and I were gunna get by on Wedneday... But have no fear we used a cooler. We loaded it up icepacks and everything we needed from the fridge (freezer not affected).

Accept I FORGOT & pulled the door off like 3 times I may have been on the phone. I had to put a Post-It on the handle to keep me from doing it a forth time, I like non-broken feet. Now That Just Aint Right.

Needless to say, we are in a cooler again today- Praying the part arrives before Rick & Jane leave to go get Will for DE for our Holiday weekend at the beach. Oy... living out of a cooler-- ITS HOT HERE, Friday and 1/2 of Saturday before we leave for DE will not be a blast.

I didn't realize how often I actually opened the fridge till I couldn't anymore. Maybe I'll loose a LB or 2? Now that That Really Just Aint Right.


See yall tomorrow!

Don't miss a beat, keep up in between posts, I Tweet , a lot.

-Kandid Kelli

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"5 minutes w.God"

--Disclaimer: This has to do with religion, I know some are not comfortable with religion or God. Thats fine, this is MY blog & no one is forcing you to read it, I suggest if you are uncomfortable with the topic that you do not read todays post. I will not tolerate: mean, hateful or nasty comments. Period. The End.

I have never been a super religious person, Im not a "bible banger" if you will.

I grew-up in church, my Gran saw to it that I did, I went to VBS when I was a child and loved it. As I got older and understood God's role in my life, I was baptized, I was 8.

Then shortly after that when I hit middle school I started to "church hop" & became unsure of my faith. I knew I believed in God but I didn't know much else. I was a confused middle schooler, I mean middle school is rough for most kids.

Then I found my way and realized 'my church home' was right where I started.

But as of late, I have not been attending church b/c of my geographical location, and b/c the closet Baptist church isn't close. I guess you could call me a denomination snob, but I've tried them all, as you all know.

Just because I have not been in church doesn't mean I have stopped praying or worshiping in my own way. I like to involve E too, because some of my first best memories are from Sunday school.

As I have mentioned on this blog & in numerous tweets, E has a growing Veggie Tales collection. I watch them with her, I find myself singing the songs, so much so that I spent $8 on iTunes the other day buying VT music! E loves it and I love the messages behind the videos/music, they are terrific.

In a way, I feel like this is how we worship daily, and trust me its MULTIPLE TIMES DAILY . I am not sure she fully understands but I think in time she will. I get just as much, I know it sounds silly, out of the videos. Because I do understand.

I know as a Christian I am not supposed to question what God's plan for me (or the people I love) is. I know I am just supposed to go w/it, take it in strides and move on.

But I was thinking the other day... If only I could have 5 minutes, face-to-face with God... what would I ask him? The list of questions got so long, I was overwhelmed. I couldn't believe I had so much I wanted to ask God. The "WHY'S" overtook the list. It was then I realized, I don't pray/talk to him nearly enough.

The amount of time I have to talk to him is unlimited. He might not respond/answer me right away but, he will. I just have to listen. If he doesn't answer, it doesn't mean I should stop talking, it means I should talk more & listen even harder. One day, out of nowhere I will start to hear his responses.

He like any Father, isn't always going to give the answer we want, but he gives the answer that is best for us.

God loves when his children talk to him. He never gets overwhelmed. So I am going to work to better myself, as a parent & a Christian. God is always listening, I just need to speak up.

I know this is going to take some serious thought on my part. I used to be an avid prayer; But then IDK what happened, whatever it is, no excuse is good enough. Don't get me wrong, I never claimed to be perfect, but I know once I get back into a groove of talking to God, I will feel my 'list' diminish.


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-Kandid Kelli

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"Post-It Note Tuesday"

I am new to Post-It Note Tuesday's But I have seen this on a number of blogs that I read & it looks like a cute, fun thing to participate in. I am not sure if this will be an every week kind of thing or just when I am aggrivated... but until I know...



Don't miss a beat, keep up in between posts, I Tweet , a lot.

-Kandid Kelli

Monday, May 24, 2010

"Not Me Monday"

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

- I did not get called a "slut" and a "disgrace" a "bitch" among other things at the grocery store by a ma who is not only ignorant but deserves to have my fiancees fist in his face. All b/c accidently bummed him w/my cart b/c I bent down to pick up E's sippie cup. He saw that I was young w.a child and went on his tirade... I did not almost cry in the grocery store. I did not get a few coupons from the manager who over heard the whole thing though...

-I did not use my teeth to open my twist top wine, b.c M was at Chips. Desperate times. Im also just that classy

-I did not drink said wine out of an oversized coffee mug. God I miss drinking icy white out of a 'red glass'-I MISS FL b/c thats where my huge wine glasses are... and then take a hot bubble bath b/c my honey wasn't home yet & the magic, so sad were loosing, bad.

-I did not wear my adorable apron when I baked on Saturday, when I put it on E wanted one too. I might have to get her, a MATCHING one b/c she has become mama's little helper in the kitchen, when I bake. Not so much when I cook.

-I did not laugh out loud when my honey called me from the side of the street, SAT, telling me "Black Beauty" aka his hunk of junk Explorer's engine blew up. Idk what he was more upset about the car or the $50 worth of gas he had put in it that AM.

-I did not squee LOUDLY when we pulled into the parking lot of the aquarium, Sunday. It was not my first time, EVER. I did not touch a jellyfish and squee again. I was running around 5y/o niece and 2y/o daughter like a kid. It was so much fun!

-I did not enjoy seeing the aquarium through my daughters eyes. She would exclaim "Look Mama! Daddy LOOK!!!" grab our hands and drag us or if we were holding her, our faces so we were looking at what she was... It was beyond amazing. Her personality was really shining through yesterday.

A few of the over 80 Aquarium Pics I took in a few hrs- I really want a 'big/nice Halys esq." camera, but I need a new Mac more- PRIORIES:

Daddy & E watching the seal show:

Me & my pretty, after the seal show:

Boo, Jori & E looking at "Nemo" & "Dori" I just love this picture b/c you can see J being the big sister/cousin & pointing out the fish to the younger kids! Priceless:

A little lot blury, but E slowly but surely looking @ the Sharks:

E & Daddy looking @ the Penguins:


I have some interesting stuff planned this week, if I don't punch blogger first! Blog at chya tomorrow lovers!

Don't miss a beat, keep up in between posts, I Tweet , a lot.

-Kandid Kelli

Friday, May 21, 2010

"8 x 9"

Haley Over @ Be Serious did this Last Friday & my lovely soon-to-be-SIL Michelle did it Wednesday... So per usual... I stole want to do it too, w/o MySpace I don't get to do these anymore, Im totally NOT complaining, but these can be fun and addicting... Enjoy...

8 TV Shows I Like to Watch {This list could go on forever im a TV junkie}
1. Des. Housewives
2. Brothers & Sisters... OMG did you SEE THE SEASON FINALE!!!
3. Army Wives & DDD (to me they are like hooked together)
4. The Good Wife
5. Grey's Anatomy & PP (again 1 in the same)
6. Mercy
7. Vampire Diaries
8. Mentalist

8 Favorite Places to Eat and Drink
1. Olivias
2. Amigos
3. Olive Garden
4. Red Robin
5. TJ Flats
6. Jimmy Johns
7. Seasons 52
8. PF Changs

8 Things I Look Forward To
1. Morning snuggles swiftly followed by strong coffee
2. Reading blogs while I drink my coffee
3. E's nap time
4. Playing outside w.E
5. Beach/pool weekends
6. Playdates w.Ash & Mallory
7. Really cold glass of wine
8. Sundays

8 Things that Happened to me Yesterday
1. Withdrew from my college ::tear::
2. Read
3. Sudoku
4. Did the dishes
5. Started to switch my winter clothes out summer clothes
6. Watched E play outside & Explore in the "woods"
7. Bathtime
8. Bedtime

8 Things I am Passionate about
1. My daughter
2. My fiancee
3. Writing this blog
4. School/ Wanting to teach
5. Reading
6. Stimulating my mind via sudoku or mind puzzles
7. Starting a tradition of a 'date night' honey. We need it. A few hours every other week, just for us
8. Life & not taking anything for granted

8 Words or Phrases I Use Often
1. "NO!"
2. "Excuse Me?"
3. "I don't think so!"
4. "What are you doing?!"
5. "You're Crazy"
6. "Seriously"
7. "STOP IT"
8. "I love you"

8 Things I Have Learned From the Past
1. Karma is a nasty bitch
2. Never say never
3. It's never to late to change the path youre on
4. Things aren't always what they seem
5. Things can change in the blink of an eye
6. You can't please everyone, so start with yourself
7. Babygates are a terrific way to keep your clepto kid out of your stuff, until you catch your foot on it when stepping over it, not only do you land face first on the floor but the doorjam will take a huge chunk of your knee!
8. Bribing your child w.M&Ms for 10days damn ear infection is great until said child thinks candy is part of her morning routine. I THINK NOT!

8 Places I Would Like to Visit/See
1. Australia
2. London
3. Ireland
4. Costa Rica
5. The "big thing" in each state
6. Bora Bora
7. Greece
8. Cabo San Lucas

8 Things I Currently Want/Need...
1. To go tanning again, shouldn't have canceled my membership so soon :(
2. A new MAC
3. A house in Seminole Cty would be nice...
4. E to healthy (ie: no more ear infections!) & Happy
5. My honey to find a job in FL... like NOW
6. To be able to sleep till like 830
7. To loose 5lbs
8. Katie's dreams to come true


Have a great weekend!

Sunday M, E and I are going to the aquarium w.Michelle, her husband, Brandon , their two kids & my soon-to-be MIL & FIL. Its my first time (and E's too) going to an aquarium, it's supposed to be for the kids but I feel like Christmas is Sunday... Im so freaking excited!!

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-Kandid Kelli

Thursday, May 20, 2010

"Who I am [right now]"

I got this idea from Erin, you can check out Who She is, Right Now, here.


Right Now, I Am...

Anxious. About my up coming move. I am not sure what my/our future holds. I am not a fan of uncertainty.

Missing warmth & sunshine. I guess in places that actually have all 4 seasons, May is Spring & in sprin it only warms a bit from Winter... which is the crappiest season, ever. Summer doesn't start till June 21st- Well I am a FL girl. Anything that isn't dec/jan is supposed to be warm & by warm I mean NOT 40s, like it was HERE LAST WEEK- gross (its 50* today)!

Enjoying being out of school for Summer. I normally would be taking a full 'summer' load but since I am moving states and schools; I am going to enjoy this summer with my pretty, who is growing all too quickly.

Procrastinating. On packing. I was looking around & I forgot how much there is too pack & IDK how it happens but in the 5.5 mons I've been here Ive acquired more crap, plus E's crib that was shipped here will not be shipped back, it will be broken down and packed, in the U-Haul. So much to do in a MONTH. ek.

Drinking in my daughter. We play some silly games during the day, but I love every second. She learns, grows and matures so fast & I don't want to miss one second of it. Yesterday we played [one] of her favs- We I drew shapes with chalk, she helps, by coloring them in, on the drive way & a white line: she stands behind the line & tosses a stone. Whatever shape the stone lands on she tells me what color & shape it is- Yes that is one of her fav games. We call it: E's Shapes. She almost never gets one wrong.

[heres what our 'game-board' looks like...]

Wishing PA/DE&FL could mesh. I know that everyone won't/can't be happy, and I hate that. When E&I move back to FL I am only half happy b/c 1/2 my heart & E's daddy will still be in PA, I will be elated b/c I will be with my families- biological and church & my friends who are like family. M will be miserable b/c his daughter and I will be gone, but he has a good job & his friends/family are here. I love M's family like they are my own, which in a yr they will be, once I leave I know they will miss us E, a lot, but I know they are ready to get their home back. But if I stayed to make all PA people happy not only would I remain unhappy (minus the fact my heart is complete) my family would also be unhappy. Why can't PA/DE & FL boarder each other? This sucks.

Actually reading for fun. During the semester I usually could find a little bit of time here and there, in between reading for class and HW & E, to read for fun but after Spring Break, forget it. Everything got c-r-a-z-y & I never had time. I just finished THIS book (yes Jess worth picking up again) & I have 2 on my Kindle I can't wait to read, I can't decide which I want to read first- DECISIONS, DECISIONS! I missed reading, for fun.

Wanting my hair to grow faster. I have always wanted to grow it, since I was 17 & it was longer, and then summers in FL come and I chop it off, its just too hot to deal w/my curly hair in humid FL. Them 'fall/winter' arrive I vow to grow it, but it gets to this weird length and I chop again. Well lucky? for me I am in PA yuck and I don't have my Mandi here, so no cutting for me for at least another month, maybe longer, so I can bypass this awkward stage & have a shot at growing it out? We shall see. I did pre-natals to help the process but it makes my nails grow to dang fast, and I don't have the funds to get them done more then once-a-month.

Wanting a pair of Reebok Easy Tones. I've gone as far as 'designing' a pair on the website, but I can't fathom paying THAT much for sneaks. I need to go to the mall and try a pair on to know exactly what size I would be, a 5.5 or 6- but haven't done that yet b/c I know that'll make my desire even worse. I do have a bday in 28days ::HINTHINT:: Honey I know you read my little blogy now.

Who are you right now?


Don't miss a beat, keep up in between posts, I Tweet , a lot.

-Kandid Kelli

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


I had the best Mother's day I have ever had, this year, 10 days ago, damn procrastination. I got to spend it with my 2 lovelies.

Sunday is our family day. Its M's only full day off (he works 1/2 days Saturdays). So its the only FULL day we have as a family & boy do we take advantage.

Mothers Day started early for me as I bought myself this VERY VERSITILE (and awesomely "GREEN") purse in my favy color... its more purple in person. (UrbanJunket): Originally $105...on sale for $32 through .

Wondering why I bought MYSELF something? Well M has this theory... Im NOT his mother... so why should he have to get me something? My thoughts are that I am the mother of "his" child and that is to be celebrated with lots of wonderful goodies. So I didn't think I was going to get anything, and I was perfectly fine dealing with it. So I got myself something.

I am a good mom. I deserve a little something every now & again. So what if I have a lot of purses and shoes. This was a GOOD deal, plus its good for MOTHER earth... it was MOTHER'S day after all (earth day wasn't so long ago either!). That arrived in the mail on the Thursday before MD. Yay! The same day I received the purse from my mom . We are so much alike.

I had a big project due the following week so I was working my butt off all weekend, Saturday (the day before MD) E and I needed to run to ACMoore for some supplies for my project, as I walk outside my FIL directs my attention to these:

"These are yours, they're from E" I got the biggest smile on my face. M never ceases to amaze me. At this point E says "Mama meme give you flowers!! Meme gives you flowers!!!!" She was so excited. Not even 5 mins later I get a txt :

"Do you like them? Happy Mothers Day baby"

Then on Sunday M asks me if I want a special breakfast... "No just waffles & coffee, but you will make it wrong so I did it already" So while we were eating he handed me a card...

"Happy Mothers Day" ($25 GC to target!)
"I won't dare try to pick out something (clothes/shoes wise) for you"

I wasn't expecting anything else b/c I got the flowers & even that was more then what I was expecting b/c of his philosophy. I was pleasantly surprised, and he could tell by the big smile on my face. With my GC I got:
This colorful, perfect for summer, [& PERFECT length, which for someone 5foot is hard to do], Maxi Dress, A cute, flowy, T-Back black tank; with sequin accents (hard to see in pic) and my favs purple/berry colored ballet flats w.ruffles. These go w. over half my closet (and my new dress & shirt since its black!):

So versitile & comfy.

We also went to the outlets, b/c I had been wanting to go forever. What better day then Mothers Day? While there I got a few cardigans from Gap and a shirt for $10 from Banana Republic, thats a steal, yall! I bought E a pair of Neon, hurts your eyes they are so bright, pink crocs but not the typical style. She got these:

Over all it was a great day. Sadly it led into one of the worst weeks we've had since we've lived up here. She got yet another ear infection, we experienced the day from hell , she got a stomach bug, then she got a little better and I got sick. Now we are all healthy and we can look back and smile b.c thats LIFE. It happens.

Thanks to my wonderful fiancee & daughter (and mom too a few days before) for the best Mothers Day yet.


See yall tomorrow!

Don't miss a beat, keep up in between posts, I Tweet , a lot.

-Kandid Kelli

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"Its a Take Over... Kind Of"


Thats right folks... I'm taking over guest posting over @Blue Eyed Blonde Today. It's great. You will laugh, you will cry... well you might cry from laughing so freaking hard... at me. Yah it's okay. I can take it.

Go support me in my FIRST guest post then come back here and let me know you read it!!

I hope yall enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. I would love to guest post again, for anyone.

Have a great day! I'll be back tomorrow... with a look at the goodies (ie: clothes! shoes! purses!) I got for Mother's Day... only oh... 10 days later. You don't want to miss this.


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-Kandid Kelli

Monday, May 17, 2010

"Not Me Monday"

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

- I did not make the most bad ass Alfredo sauce from SCRATCH thursday night & it was not ahhhmazing!

-I did not walk into the tanning salon 5mins till they close to do a 12min 'bomb'- nope I was not "THAT" customer. It was my last day to tan. So what.

-I did not lie to my daughter and tell her that the drinkable yogurt was 'banana juice' so she would drink it, b/c her peds office said that the live cultures would get rid of her stomach bug, but my child despises yogurt. I then DID NOT give her M&Ms b/c she drank 1/2 it. Lying is bad.

-I did not squee loudly when we drove past target Saturday evening on our way home from the park and E screamed "I go in Target mama, Dada I go in Target!!!" M just started shaking his head. I was a proud mama That might have by far been one of my proudest moments, well besides that time she said "mama" and walked and stuff.

-I did not get my honey hooked on a few of my shows, that may or may not be on Lifetime... yes I am proud. He says he will watch them when I leave in June, I am not sure I believe him.

-I did not have the best Sunday (family day) I have had in a long time. I cry when I think abut the fact that we only have 4 left before I move. One of which M will be in Jersey for a stupid NHRA drag race (I like NHRA...clam down you haters) I just hate it when it steals my fiancee when I have limited time left with him. So 3 really.

-I did not tell my bestie that I would guest post for her on TUESDAY MAY, 18. One of the days she is vacationing. so TOMORROW you're gunna want to head over there and check it out! Its gunna be awesome.


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-Kandid Kelli

Friday, May 14, 2010

"Beautiful Blogger"

Last THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010, HaylsK J.Caylor both awarded me with the Beautiful Blogger award! Thanks girl(s)!

Rules: I'm supposed to share seven tidbits about myself, then pass it along to seven beautiful bloggers.

1. I am always cold
2. I love to read, but dont get to often
3. I enjoy cooking and LOVE baking -- I love getting E involved, get bonding time and life skills can be learned/ taught in the kitchen (I learned that from my Gran)
4. I hate hate hate spiders
5. I LOVE holidays- any reason to make a normal day extra special
6. I am a very emotional person
7. I would do anything (in my power) for my friends & esp. family

Beautiful Bloggers (I think 1 or 2 of you might have been chosen before! not sure):


Honorables (chosen before)



Guess who woke up with a fever this AM? No not little E... Me! Whatever she had (besides the ear infection) the last couple of days... mama now has. Oh boy! I am just SOOOOO happy my doodles is feeling better! THANK GOD!

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-Kandid Kelli

Thursday, May 13, 2010

"Day from Hell"

So everyone has bad days. Well I had the day from HELL yesterday, the LAST day of my first semester of GRAD school, it started it the wee early, still dark, you think its NIGHT time, hours of Wed.. Started TUESDAY. Tuesday never ended. Because I never slept.

First off I was running on a little less then 3hours of sleep, if you can call what occurred, sleep. No it wasn't because I was out parting or up late cramming for a final. It was b/c my baby girl who is usually jubilant was up all night screaming with a fever and throwing up.

Did I mention that TUESDAY we were at the peds office, b/c Monday night we had the same problem, with the screaming and fever. So I called first thing and got her in at 10:15- and she has ANOTHER double ear infection! Shocker.

They gave me a RX for her and I got it filled as soon as I left there, while we were waiting she had a fever so I got some generic Motrin, as instructed b/c the PA, due to the Tylenol & Motrin recall & gave it to her. I had to do lots of bribing, as giving E oral meds, you would think is a form of torture. I even let her pick the flavor. I thought to myself, okay this is going to break her fever and then her antibiotics will help her feel better and then we won't have to do Motrin again b/c she will have the RX in her system. FTW. Got home, more torture gave her her antibiotics, then laid her down for what I was hoping would be at least a 2 hour nap. She lays right down, good start. Ha. I start on the last leg of my final project... not even 45 mins later... screams.


She spiked a 100.2-101 fever every5-6 hrs (when the motrin wore off). Um was her antibiotic not working at all? This is her 4th E.I. in 5 mons (Dec, Jan, Mar/April, NOW-May) and all the other times her antibiotic seemed to work- INSTANTLY.

Like previously mentioned E was up ALL night and when she spiked yet another fever (100.7) she threw-up while I was trying to give her motrin. I wiped her down, changed her jammies, gave her some juice and laid her back down. She was up and down until finally at 3a she went to sleep. She was up at 6a.

Back to WEDS. Its in the 40's and raining out. I am now BEHIND on my final project that is due in a few hours, all semester I hadn't been behind once. Not even when I had family in town and was planning E's 2nd birthday party- ALONE. I had a huge project due then and I was still ahead.

I was on the verge of tears, all day, with a Migraine. I had all of maybe 3 hrs of sleep in 48+hrs and a very sick toddler, that I was doing all I could and its still wasn't good enough. She wouldn't eat, she was barely drinking. All I could think was if she gets dehydrated, shes gunna end up in the hospital with an IV in her little arm. I was begging her to drink. We watched the same Veggie Tales video 3 times in a row, it got her to drink.

I needed a binder for my project, but was not going to take her out, as sick as she was in that weather. I called M and asked him to come home early, like 30 mins. He lectured me! Telling me I should be ahead of the school work, not behind. I lost it & hung up. How dare he. E wouldn't nap, but she would relax in the recliner. So, thank God I got the last bit of my project done while she relaxed.

My poor baby let me check her temp, every couple of hours- she didn't spike any fevers during the day. She seemed to be declining, not improving. She wasn't throwing up but it was coming out in a different form (TMI?). At this point, I started to think it was from the motrin.

Finally around 4:21 she fell asleep in her crib, my FIL got home around 4:45. I left for school to turn in my project, my Prof told me in an e-mail earlier in the day to just give my presentation to her and then I could leave, I didn't need to stay. LOVE HER!

I get home and E is awake. M said she had another 'diaper'- /sigh/. She seemed to have more energy, I was thankful. As the evening wore on, so did E. She ate all of 6 small cantaloupe chunks and a few sips of juice, she was begging for milk, but not with her getting fevers. After dinner E tripped and fell and busted her lip open, around this time I started feeling nauseous, M told me to lay down while he bathed her, she had another 'diaper' at bathtime, after bathtime I see that she has horrible diaper rash and then she wouldn't go to bed- she wanted MILK.

Around 1130 she spiked ANOTHER fever, glad I didn't give her milk. At this point I was convinced that I WAS CALLING THE PEDS OFFICE FIRST THING! We got some motrin in her (we never exceeded the amount recommended in a 24hr period, I know it sounds as if we did but we didn't). Midnight/130ish idk what time it was... I was delirious. She started screaming and kicking her legs. She didn't want to be held or touched. Just wanted to scream. M tried to help but she kept screaming "NO DADA NO! MAMA" I was right in front of her. That lasted for about 20 minutes. Then she passed out & slept.

TODAY... She seems better. No fever. Still won't eat. But she is drinking more. She has more personality and not as sluggish. I just tried to lay her down for a nap (30 mins past her normal 1030 naptime), So we shall see how that pans out. I haven't felt the need to call the peds office, we just had our first 'diaper' though. I think its the motrin. I am hoping we are done with fevers.

**THIS IS WHY SHE ISN'T POTTY TRAINED. Every time we make some leeway on the potty training, she gets sick again. We started in FL right around Thanksgiving and with the Holidays I laid off, I said when we move to PA I will pick it back up. Well since we've moved EVERY OTHER MONTH she's been sick. 2 steps forward 9 steps back.

I start packing tomorrow. That dang potty seat might be one of the 1st things packed.

I had some fun stuff planned this week. But LIFE happens. Like this post? Was supposed to be in bullets... IDK how this finger diarrhea happened. Don't stop reading me, everyone has off days...

Next week I will be doing my FIRST guest post over on Blue Eyed Blonde's blog while she is "On a Boat", Yah I just said typed that /sigh/. Oh God I am going to stop this right now before this gets any worse!


I officially withdraw from my college next week. It will be bittersweet; I LOVE LOVE LOVE my college. I will def. miss it & my Profs. But Im happy to be going home. UCF are you ready for me?

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

"My Favorites"

Only b/c I was up all night w.a sick toddler... who has a drs apt at 10:15.

Animals Elephants

Beverage Diet Dr. Pepper, Diet Coke, Sweet Tea, COFFEE

Breakfast Moms banana pancakes

BubbleGum anything spearmint

Cars Audi Q7

Cologne Very Sexy for Him

Color Purple

Day Saturday & Sunday both family days

Dog Breed Um i like almost all dogs over 15lbs

Fast Food Restaurant Wendys

Food Mexican

Football Team College- UF (and now I guess OSU thx Jess) Pro- GB Packers

Fruit Raspberries

Month June

Music Genre Country

Number 7

Place Tropical (ie: Hawaii)

Restaurant Amigos

Ringtone I have a few

Season Summer

Sport To Watch Football/ Basketball

Perfumes Supermodel by VS

TV Shows I have a list


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Monday, May 10, 2010

"May 10, 2009"

--Disclaimer: This has to do with religion, I know some are not comfortable with religion or God. Thats fine, this is MY blog & no one is forcing you to read it, I suggest I you are uncomfortable with the topic that you do not read todays post. It's as easy as that. I will not tolerate: mean, hateful or nasty comments. Period. The End.

One year ago TODAY (mother's day last yr)- I made the decision to dedicate my daughter, usually it would have been done when she was just a month old but GD was still hanging around, like a bad fungus, said "No way". As 1/2 of her genetics, I said fine, then took a shower and cried. I wanted MY daughter to be dedicated.

That doesn't mean God wasn't present EVERY SINGLE DAY, just b/c she wasn't dedicated.

A baptist dedication is not a baptism, she can get baptized if/when she knows and understands what it means. Until then I wanted to take a part in my daughters Christian upbringing.

When you have your child dedicated you go up in front of the entire congregation and your pastor asks if you're willing to raise your child in a godly way. Before I had her dedicated I was very sporadic in my attendance at church. Holiday's, Family Occasions, etc.

Not only did I dedicate to raise my daughter that the Lord comes first, but I dedicated my own life. After that day, I started to attend church regularly, again. The way I saw it was, I was raised in that church and my daughter deserved the same better.

When I woke her in Sundays, I used to say "It's church day!! Are you ready to go to God's house?" I loved seeing how excited she got. I CAN NOT WAIT until June to see that same excited expression on her face again. She is so loved by the nursery staff & by our entire church family. All of whom watched me grow & mature. I can't wait for them to all watch her grow & mature. They've already watched her for a yr.

I am so glad I made the decision to have her dedicated. I talk to her about Jesus & he amazing unwavering love. I am not perfect, but I do the best job I can.

I couldn't think of a way to get on her level, so I was talking to my good friend and she suggested "Veggie Tales"- at first E was not interested, now she loves her "Amato". After we get done watching, I always talk to her about it. I don't want to loose a chance to talk to her about the Lord.

She was given a small chapter of the bible when she was dedicated. I think she is still to young ROUGH to have that yet, so it still sits on the VERY TOP of her book shelf, that is something I want her to treasure when she is a little gentler with her things.

To make it an even more special day, her Godmother, Hayley, my best friend of 20+ years drove 2 hours to be in attendance. It was a beautiful day.

Here are a few pictures- [HK tried to take a few while E was actually being dedicated but my small P&C cams flash wasn't good enough and the pics inside the church didn't show up. I know someone from the church staff took some. I should hunt those down & have HK thow those in the back of the 2009/2010 (#2) Scrappie. HAHA. ily.]

All the moms- Godmommy Hayls, Mama Me, 13mon old E & My Mom aka 'Nana':

My Dad aka 'PePaw', E, Stepmom Jane aka Grandma, not so little 10y/o sister Destiny:

Godmommy & E


I have a small poster to do & I have to type up standards and I AM DONE with work for this semester! Woohoo.

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Friday, May 7, 2010

"I am..."

I got the idea for this list from Hailey over at Be Serious . With Mother's Day on Sunday, I thought it was fitting.


A... Short Order Cook who can whip something up for the pickiest 2y/o I have ever met. Usually After she has her food and I have mine, I see her little blues eyeing mine and we switch but sometimes I want MINE, so I have learned to have a back-up for these occasions.

A... 5 star chef who can make cheap meals taste gourmet. I rock.

A... Top Notch Bargainer telling my 2y/o if she does this, she can have this (toy- that was taken away b/c of not listening or a single piece of candy as a treat) as a reward for listening- THE FIRST TIME ASKED. The deal goes out the 'window' after the first time.

An... Architect who can build the biggest best block house for 'little people' - it's so awesome, it withstands the town giant, shes 36.5 in of 2y/o terror. I can also put together christmas & birthday presents in record time. I am a wiz w/a screwdriver!

A... Vet who can make puppies and monkeys better with a quick wrap of a blankie and a "all better now", sometimes a smooch is necessary in the more serious cases.

A... Dental Hygienist who has not only learned how to get my stubborn child open her mouth for a proper brushing but I have taught her how to do it so when I am done she does it herself. I have caught her in there trying to 'brush feeth Mama!". I call that a BIG FAT WIN.

A... Translator who is constantly decoding the ramblings of a 2y/o. Most everything she says is coherent but when she gets going too fast/excited translation is needed.

An... Octopus which means I can do numerous things at once b/c of course I have 8 arms & keep it all in order, I checked my sanity at the front desk of the hospital when I gave birth.

A... Teacher who is teaching my 2y/o major life lessons & how to count to 20 (we've got up to 15 so far) & her ABC's & work on reading too, I am ambitious- all before pre-school @ age 3!

A... Pharmacist who has mastered the art of administering eye drops and antibiotics to a child who runs a hides at the mention of meds (bribery, what?).

A... Dr. with magical healing powers, I can heal any boo-boo with a kiss and the sporadic mini (yes it has to be those annoying mini ones) Band-Aid.

A... Fitness Instructor who has convinced myself that dancing with my toddler around the house serves as an aerobic workout.

A... Choreographer who can choreograph a rad routine to Phineas & Ferb, Whitney Duncan, Laura Bell Bundy & the like if we're gunna be rocking out around the house kiddo has got to have moves!

A... Make-Up Artist b/c my toddler is obsessed with getting into my make-up, and wants "MORE ippysticks".

A... Costume Designer b/c when my girl plays dress-up, it gets serious, its more then playing in mommy's clothes & jewerly, she wants to be "so cute!".

A... Detective that can use clues to find where my child is hiding & why. She usually only hides when she knows shes done something 'wrong'.

A... Maid I have tried to give up the job, clothes, bathroom & dishes still get dirty- who would've thunk it?

A... Plumber who unclogs a very clogged toilet when a 'little peson' and too much TP is flushed. I tried to save the little person, but my attempts were futile. The prince now resides in our septic tank. RIP.

A... Chauffeur that is terrible at the whole driving thing, ask anyone who has taken a ride.

I wear many hats.

I am a Daughter to a GREAT mom.

I am a bestfriend .

I am Kelli.

I am a mother.

A mother is all those things and more.

Happy Mothers Day to ALL the Mothers I know & to all those expecting.


This is the purse I got from my mom for mothers day! Isn't it beautiful! (I got the pic off the website b/c Im tool azy to actually take a pic)

**I has PURPLE inside & out, My mama knows me soo well!!!**


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Thursday, May 6, 2010

"A short meme"

{i need this mug! It might help reminf me to keep calm while Im drinking my daily coffee. Might lead to better days! I accept gifts. ha. jk. Sort of.}

Outside my window... is sunshine, a cool breeze & LOTS of green. I will miss the green/Mtns in FL.

Today I feel... Anxious, I teach tonight.

I am thinking... about my lesson, the move, my future.

At the moment, I am thankful... for my family, my daughter.

I am going... to be moving in a month, my future is a little uncertain right now.

I am wearing... sweats, still. I guess thats okay its only 9am. I still have my coffee in hand.

I wish... I could lose 4lbs & find my fiancée a job in FL. Pronto so things wouldn't be so uncertain.

I am reading... this - slower than I would like b/c im in the last 2wks of school and I have so much HW. But I like it, its good. I have to finish a book once I start it, so I'll let yall know once Im done, ask me in 2 weeks!

I am working on... trying to be positive. Its not working.

I am hoping... that a Ford job will materialize. ha.

I am hearing... a lot of negativity from ppl. It doesn't help

Around the house... I need to start packing.

I bet you didn't know... that he said if he doesn't move w/me or SHORTLY after me it will be a YEAR and that we will have to push the wedding a yr if I want it in June. I cried. See UNCERTAINTY.

One of my favorite... things to do is just veg out on a Friday PM with a good book or catch up on DVRed shows. Yah Im LAME & Old. how sad.



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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"Reading Therapist"

As most of you know I am attending grad school for Early Childhood Development & Special Education. I am currently taking 2 classes, which at my school is full time. When I transfer 4 classes will be full-time, but I digress.

Anyways one of my 2 classes is not typically a class you take in your first semester [Early Lit], but it doesn't come around every semester and it just so happened to come around during my first semester and my graduate advisor told me to take it so I didn't get screwed come time to graduate, and I cant, b/c of this one class. I said okay. She knows best. My first few weeks months in this class I came home and just cried. I was beyond overwhelmed. the work load was huge.

I was not the only one who felt this way. But I was one of the only students in more then 1 class. Me and ONE other student were in 2 classes.

But I sat down one morning with a spiral NB and figured out how I was going to make both my classwork loads work. I knew it wasn't impossible. I mean when I was PREGNANT on BEDREST I took 7 classes [online] to finish my bachelors degree while going through a nasty divorce. I knew I could handle 2 [grad level] classes.

I just needed to write myself a daily schedule. Thats how I operate. So I wrote out everything, down to when E would nap. I changed her nap times, b/c she was getting up earlier, so she was going down for her naps earlier so in turn she was getting up from them earlier. I started showering at night so I didn't have to worry about that while she was napping, more time for school work.

Needless to say, I made it work, and I lowered my stress level, somewhat.

As the semester progress & I stopped dreading that class, b/c I had a handle on it, I began to really enjoy it. I also really liked my professor. I also realized that I am really good when it comes to children and reading. Which is the premiss of EARLY LITERATURE.

I began thinking, I don't want to teach Middle or High School, my heart is with young children but I would like to specialize in reading. So I got talking to my professor last week & I asked her what I can do on the early childhood (pre-k through 3rd grade) front dealing with just reading? and she, one of the biggest reasons I am going to miss my college when I leave, said that I can be a reading therapist.

To do that you have to have a Masters or beyond, so I am on the right path. So when I transfer I will continue to do ECD -or- Ex. Ed. depending on what program I get into (I can't get a dual cert. at the University near my hometown), but I will take my electives in childhood reading and I will get certified after graduation. I will do what I NEED TO DO.

Usually special needs children need the extra help reading & reading therapists step-in and give that extra help. So I will get to fuel both of my loves. There are also centers that help children that are having difficulty reading (ie: Sullivan). Some schools hire RT to come in to co-teach in the classroom or pull-out during the reading block. You help the lower readers and you help propel them; the goal is to get them on grade level.

I can't wait to help!--I am even more excited for the future now.


I teach my Pilgrim Lesson tomorrow & I am so excited!!

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Monday, May 3, 2010


In the last four or five days I have had an influx of anon. comments-- THEN I tweeted/FBed about how cowardly it is to be to leave anon. blog comments. So after midnight I got a comment from someone who left a name (Im assuming its fake) b/c they didn't leave an E-Mail address.

I am going to address the two worst (in my opinion) comments. Then I [hope] I don't have to waste my time again.

**I have disabled anon. comments. If I continue to get commenters who only leave a name and no contact, comments will only be available to blogger users, which I will hate to do b/c I have reader who use other platforms.

Comment #1- Left on Saturday, May 1:

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post ""It's No Secret"":

"It's No Secret...I am [and always will be] a single mom, even after I am married."

That should tell you something. BIG, huge, monumental wake-up call.

Let me preface...I believe MY statement in that entry was taken the wrong way & if YOUR not a single mother (I believe I know who this cowardly bitch ahem commenter is & she's NOT) then you will never understand where I am coming from.

It's not b/c M isn't willing to help, It's not b/c he doesn't tey to help. He does. E sees him as daddy, he is the only man she has know, as her GD did not come around regualrlly enough when she was little (maybe 5 times before she was 8 mons old). He gets very upset if i say my daughter, he corrects me and says OUR daughter. I got very lucky to have found a man who loves my child as much as he loves me. He stepped up as "daddy" all on his own.

It's b/c E & I have a special bond b/c I was the only one who talked to her when she was in my belly, I was the only one who got up with her when she was a baby. Yes I lived under my parents roof, but when I moved in they sat me down and made it clear that, that was just a place to live. That I was to be the one to raise my child, they WERE NOT live in babysitters, they WERE NOT going to take care of E when I wanted to sleep etc... (they were true to their word, it was like pulling teeth to get them to babysit- but they did help me ALOT)

It's just something in me that I will not be able to let go. A piece of me will always feel like a single mom. I know when I have another child I might change the way I feel b/c I will not be alone while I am pregnant but that wont be happening for many years, I need to finish grad school and get a job first.

SO- Before you go spouting off how that needs to be awake up call, suggesting that I need to look at M or our relationship. You are wrong. He loves E more than anything, like she is his.He tells people he went to school with that SHE IS HIS. Just this AM I walked into our room from the bathroom and they were cuddling & watching Diego, it was precious. You should proabaly know why I write the things I write. If you're not in my shoes you won't know. Its really easy as an outsider looking in.


Comment #2- Left on Monday, May 3:

Bianca has left a new comment on your post ""Dear..."":

I don't understand.

You don't have a lot of "alone time" yet you get your nails done and hair done all the time.

You don't have extra cash... but you have money to go shopping for things like True Religion.

You know, your life is a lot more padded and luxurious than you think. Get married, have another child, go to school full time, work full time and pay your own bills, THEN I will be able to appreciate your blog.

Oh dear Bianca. I am going to go line by line. I don't even know why I feel the need to justify myself someone who is also a coward. It's easy to leave a name, but no way to contact you in return. But I feel as if I should "stick-up" for myself.

I don't have a lot of alone time. I am a mother, I wouldn't trade that for anything in the world, you most not be one. If you were you would understand what goes along with "the job" - you also aren't a very good reader, I blame your elementary school teachers, b/c if you were a good better reader you would have noticed ALOT of the little major details that in my opinion make up the 'story' & without them you look like a total IDIOT. Good thing I am going to be a teacher and it so happens I want to be a reading therapist, so I will help point out the details that you missed that make up the BIG picture, b/c with out those details you have swisscheese. Most YOUNG CHILDRENover look the details of a story, I wouldn't expect that from an adult. Oh well like I said I blame your elementary school teachers.

Moving along... now I know I said I got my hair done every 6 weeks BEFORE I MOVED, I moved last Decemeber. It's okay you must have missed that, but still every 6 weeks, is all the time now? hmm I must have missed that memo. I also mentioned how I get may nails done ONCE every 3.5 weeks, roughly ONCE a month. Please tell me how 45mins ONCE A MONTH is ALL THE TIME? Most people who have acryllics or enjoy getting their nails done go every other week, twice a month. I can ONLY AFFORD to go once a month, I budgeted it in there & with my daughter & school I only have time to go ONCE A MONTH. But maybe to you ONCE A MONTH is all the time, who knows? That takes me to the extra cash issue. I would KILL for True Religion Jeans , oh boy would I. AS I MENTIONED, I thought we were going to the OUTLETS, you know the place that things are CHEAPER? But after looking at my back acct, I realized I didn't have any extra money to spend, so instread of going to the OUTLETS we took OUR daughter to the park and went grocery shopping. So I DON'T have EXTRA cash for things like True Religion. I blog for fun, that "letter" was for fun. I do however just want to go to the OUTLET to see the difference in OUTLET TR jeans and Retail TR jeans. I enjoy WINDOW shopping just as much as the actual purchase. I have gone to KOP 3 times and walked out with EXACTLY what I walked in with. E's diaperbag & my purse, nothing more. I will NOT spend beyond my means. The only debt I have is student loans, I don't have CC debt, not many 23 year olds can say that. I paid my credit card off 2 years ago. I did. No one else, not mommy or daddy, I did, with my savings. Not exactly what I wanted to use my savings on but I didn't want to be in debt when my daughter was born.

I know my life is padded. I am very lucky. You make your life as luxurious as you want it to be, its all in your attitude & how you choose to look at your own life. You sound like a VERY JEALOUS girl woman, you wil be unhappy if you continue to be so jealous. I am getting married, June of 2011, sorry to say but you WILL NOT be invited, I doubt you will be missed, we plan on having another child, God willing in 2013 sometime. I am in GRADUATE SCHOOL FULLTIME right now actually... so apparently you are a new(er) reader or you AGAIN ::shaking my head:: have over looked details. Before I moved I worked part-time, and SAVED EVERY SINGLE CENT that I made, that is how I am living now. That and my fiancée has a GREAT job. Once I graduate I will work full-time, God I hope I end up teaching your kids, that way they are better readers then you are. The very few bills I do have, get paid BY ME... otherwise they wouldn't get paid.

So like I care, but I hope I have garnered some respect or appreciation now. If not I don't give a shit. I did what I set out to do. Stand up for myself.


For anyone else who reads my blog I hope this gave you a little more insight to who I am, I am not a little spoiled brat, that SOO many of you think I am. I used to be, but alot of things happen behind closed doors that I don't feel the whole world needs to know.

I would hate to have to make my comments Blogger Accts only. -or- Quit blogging for a while. I can't believe MY blog has caused so much drama. I didn't even realize I had so many haters or such a large audience. I thought only like 40 ppl read this, I was wrong.

Grow-Up people. Learn Common Courtesy.


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