Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Today, I got up and headed to work, same as any other work day. Except that I knew my son didn't feel good and would be staying home from school. I called the school from work to let them know he wouldn't be in and to arrange homework (he LOVES me for that! Not!) Then the phone calls began. He called to tell me he didn't feel good. That he just threw up. That his throat hurt. He even called to tell me that an ambulance had just gone down the street behind our house. (No, it wasn't for him. I asked.) He even asked if I could make a doctor's appointment for him. That's when I knew for sure that he was SICK!
I made the appointment, left work early to go get him and get him there on time. Sure enough, strep! Which means he'll miss tomorrow too, since he's still contagious. After picking up his prescription, we came home and he crawled onto the couch to rest/sleep/watch TV. I took the time to go upstairs and to my exercise DVD (BTW, L3 on the Shred makes the other two look like a cake walk! Not sure what a cake walk is, but it's gotta be better than L3!!!) After DH got home, I went to the gym for a workout since I haven't been for a couple of days.
So, here's the question. Was I selfish to work out when my son really wanted his mommy to hang around and take care of him (even tho he was watching TV and/or sleeping?)? Or am I an optimistic person because I took the chance to get my workout done before dinner so I could 1) spend time with the family this evening and 2) watch all of Biggest Loser?
I know how I would vote. Do I dare ask you? LOL!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
can go to heck in a hand basket in the blink of an eye! (Do you think I get any more sayings in one sentence?)
I packed my breakfast, lunch and snack for work today and decided that I would do my workout after a dinner of chili and cornbread. I tracked everything the night before and made sure that I was in my ranges. All set to start the week off right!
Until DH called to let me know that my daughter was sick and needed a ride home. Normally, he would leave his shop and go get her. But, today, he didn't have anyone to watch the shop so he would have had to close. So, I drove the 35 minutes to her school, took her home, checked on my son (who was also home sick) and headed back to work. Stopped for gas and realized that I would not have time to heat my lunch before my meeting. So, went through a fast food restaurant and "took advantage" of their special, two bacon cheeseburgers, with onion rings on the burgers!, for only $4! What a bargain! That is a bargain for me! (Gumby said that...I think!) Yep, ate them both.
Turns out that I packed ONLY brocolli for lunch today. Grabbed the wrong container! Good thing I found that bargain! LOL!
I did have an apple and string cheese for a snack, so yay for me! On the way home, called DD (who was feeling better) and asked her to make cornbread to go with the chili. Two minutes later, DH called and said that 3/4 of the family wanted Chinese instead of chili. Who am I to try to dictate to the masses? Okay, so I am the dictator, but I like Chinese too! Ate too much of that!
After dinner, DD mentions that she ripped one of her last two pairs of pants, ripped them good. (Can you hear the Devo music in the background and see the kids running in a line, trying to whip the last one off? No? I can!) So, after dinner, I took DD to find some pants. Did I mention that she is a teenager and is built like me? Small waist with some hips. Not big, not fat, but Baby Got Back! Hard to find jeans that fit. We did find her three pairs of pants that we could both agree on and were between $20 and $25 each. Yippee!
I tried on some pants, but didn't care of the legs. I don't need any pants, so I decided to wait for some that were what I really wanted. HOWEVER, I did find thecutest new purse! Saw it in their ad and it lived up to my expectations. Asked DD if I should get orange or green. She very wisely told me orange! LOL! www.shopko.com/detail/rosetti-royal-
979/2938 All orange, tho. No pattern.
BTW, most of you will probably appreciate DD's comment to me. Between Target and Shopko, she looked and me and asked what my natural hair color is. Fair question since I've been dying my hair since before she was born. I pointed at my eyebrow and said this color. "Oh" she says, all cute and young. "So...gray!" I swear, I don't know where she gets it! LOL!!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
No, not price tags for the skin, but it seems like they should be good for something like that. You have a skin tag on your arm, that means you are eating too much sugar. But, nope! Apparently, they are genetic. At least that's what my mom told me. I thought she was just trying to scare me. You know how Mom's do, right? You want your kids to behave in a certain way and one tool for that is fear. (My favorite is to tell my daughter that she's going to look like me when she gets older! She runs from the room screaming "nooooooooo" every time! LOL!)
Anyway, back to skin tags. Yep, I have a couple. Not bad. I don't hate them. I don't love them. They're just there. Like my nose. Just there. About two weeks ago, I must have hooked the one on my elbow pit on my left arm, cos it hurt! They've never hurt before, so I was a little bit concerned. (I heard "It's not a tumor" in Arnold Schwarzaneggar's voice in my head.) I decided that maybe I just bumped it, pulled it a little and of course it was sore. So, I covered it with a bandage to protect it. Then, in a couple of days, if it still hurt, I'd have a doctor check it out.
A few days after I put on the bandage, I noticed it was starting to come off (it as at least the third bandage I'd put on) so I decided to switch it out. When I did, my skin tag was gone! Where'd it go? Seriously, I have no idea when or where it fell off. At least, I think it did. Your body can't reabsorb those things, can it? Would it want to?
So, I have one less skin tag. And I kinda miss it. How weird is that? Every time I wash in the shower, I notice that it's not there. Oh! Just had a thought! (First time for everything! tee hee) Maybe my arm does still have the arm tag and I really had an arm transplant that I didn't know about! Aliens? Or jealous rivals? You think about that....
Sunday, March 14, 2010
I had quite the ambitious to-do list for today. Grocery shopping, laundry, gym/30day Shred, library, make chocolates, clean myself up for bunco and bunco. Those are the things I did get done. I missed cleaning off the vanity and broken entertainment center and watching all of the BL episode I missed. Both of those will be completed tomorrow.
However, there are other things added to tomorrow's to-do list. Start auctions, make potato soup, type up minutes, laundry, read my book. DH probably has a couple of things for me too. AND, to top it all off, I lose an hour tonight! Sorta. I guess if I actually sleep in (which I REALLY hope to do), that's when I'll lose my hour. Here's to losing! LOL!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
I don't watch a lot of TV. Okay, let me rephrase that. I don't choose what is on the TV very often. The TV is, in fact, hardly ever off in my house (DH thing, maybe the topic of another blog on another day!). Even though the TV is on, i rarely pay attention to it. I'm either cooking or reading or sparking or working out or something in addition to "just" watching TV. One day a week, however, I insist that I be allowed to watch The Biggest Loser. No one else has to watch it and I am more than willing to go to my room to watch it. But, I'm WATCHING IT!!
One small snag. Baseball/Softball season is starting soon. I am the secretary for our local kid's league. We meet on Tuesday's. The Biggest Loser is on Tuesdays. Both at 7:00! BL is over long before I get home. And, they don't post the newest show until a week after it airs! So, even though I could follow the "plot" of the show, I missed some really important things! Like "Who in the heck made the teams?!?! I assumed (yes, I know, not good!) that it was Sunshine since she was the only female on an all-male team. But, the little blurb for the W7 video says "he" alienated his team members.
So, which he? Not the cousins, since they are on separate teams it wasn't them. O'Neal? Didn't think he'd be the type to stack the teams so unfairly. Lance? Probably. Look who he is married to!! LOL!
Okay, don't tell me! I'm adding to my list of to-do's for tomorrow...watch BL W7! Yes, I like acronyms and short hand!
See y'all manana!
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