Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I'd like to write, but...

Jack won't go to bed. The laundry needs my attention. The kitchen is gross. I'm tired. You name it...and I had some good ideas, too. I want to write about the text message phenomenon I witnessed at the John Mayer concert. I want to write my first food review. I want to just think a little.


I can't.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Tomorrow is Spa Day and Date Night!!!

Woohoo! Tomorrow, I'm cashing in my spa gift certificate John gave me for Valentine's Day and getting the royal treatment. Then, we have reservations for a la lucie and tickets to see John Mayer at Rupp Arena in Lexington. We're shacking up at the Radisson, sans kiddos, and, get this, EATING BREAKFAST at IHOP on Sunday!!!!!!!!! I won't know what to do with myself.

The boys are at Nana's tonight and tomorrow. We took Audrey out for pizza and ice cream and bought a new Betta fish for our tank. John killed the old one when he cleaned the tank. This one is named Ruby. Can you guess what color???

Audrey is going to spend the night with her Aunt Candace tomorrow night. I'm sending her with her cheerleading kid (baton included) and dress up box that Aunt Candace bought her for Christmas. Evil laugh....when she has kids, it's Easy Bake Oven city!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously, after the last couple of weeks at school and the disgusting state of our house, I need a nice day of rest and a night out! Sigh... gotta go do some laundry.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


I've decided that I'd better start censoring my morning traffic language a bit more carefully. Audrey is a darn good parrot, so I can just hear her start rattling off some of my sloppily flung phrases. Since it is clear that my fellow road runners aren't going to sprout any newly aquired driving skills anytime soon, I have determined that I am going to have to alter my vocabulary.

Today I tried a new tactic. I growled. I narrowed my eyes, bared my teeth, and growled.

Maybe I ought to get my dosage checked....

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Total Humiliation

This weekend, I discovered the quickest route to complete and total humiliation. I went bridesmaid dress shopping for my sister-in-law's wedding with two other girls who are size 2's. I am NOT a size 2. Now, I haven't been a size 2 since some time in the early 1990's, perhaps even before then. There has been a 2 on my tag more recently, but it was preceded by a 1 and now those don't even exist in my closet.

So, we're perusing the racks and pulling dresses to try on. The conversation goes like this:
Skinny girl: "Here's a cute one. It's an 8. Will that work?"
Me: "Ummm...no. Here, let me look...."
SG: "Well, what size DO you need?"
Me: "Oh, I don't know how they'll run. Let me just look for a minute. I may need to take a couple of different sizes back with me." Notice my clever dodging of the size question? Yeah. They didn't.
SG: "Oh, I'll get it for you. What size do you think you need?"
Me (mumbling): "Maybe like a fourteen or ......."
SG: "REALLY??? A FOURTEEN????? Well, you did just give birth to twins. You look so good."(Lots of backpedalling and fake flattery...Blah, blah, blah...)

I hate to tell you, but the fourteen has NOTHING to do with giving birth to twins. I was there before the babies and I'm actually lighter now than I was a year ago. I think, and I'm no scientist, that it has something to do with the fact that I eat everything I see. Wouldn't you agree?

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

A new hobby?

I have decided to learn to crochet in my spare time, since I just seem to have so much of it. Seriously, our church is starting a prayer shawl ministry and I would like to participate. I had never really thought about crafting as a ministry or an outreach project, but I kind of like it. I learned to crochet years ago from my grandmother but I wasn't really patient at it and I didn't persevere. My teaching buddy worked with me this morning and helped me remember, then I looked at some instructions and patterns online and it doesn't look too painful. I'd like to have a crafty hobby. We'll see. If I ever finish a project, I promise to post some pics!

Monday, February 5, 2007

Breezing into Monday

Brrrr....it is super cold here in KY. With the wind chill, it feels like the negatives!!! Finally, I'm starting to feel better with my ouchy toe. You wouldn't believe how much pain a toe can cause your whole body!!!

Anyway, it is thoroughly Monday. We had an hour delay due to cold and snow this morning, yet I still managed to be late and forgetful! I've been fairly productive, getting some curriculum work accomplished, but I'd really have loved a snow day today. I could have sipped coffee all morning!

I can't really think of anything to write about right now, so I will peruse some prompts and see what I can come up with for later!

Thursday, February 1, 2007

How hard is it?

How hard is it to get an appointment to be seen by a doctor??? Apparently, pretty doggone difficult. I called my regular family physician and he can see me sometime next week, or I can see the PA, the one who said I had pneumonia. NO thanks. Now, I'm on hold to get a "new patient" appointment at another office here in town. Holy cow. I've been shuffled between two receptionists and still holding...

My toe is just going to rot off. That's going to have to be okay, I guess.