My Bad

My fans are clamoring for me to write another post. They both think it’s been too long since my last one. I’m sorry to tell you, Mom and Aunt Thea, that my posting is going to be mighty sporadic until after the first of the year. No doubt most of you can relate. Christmas is closing in on us and there’s always so much to do, so little time. I do believe my shopping is finished which is a huge relief. But I haven’t even done my Christmas cards and it’s looking like it’s not happening this year. Maybe I’ll do a “Happy 2008” card in January instead.

I have so much nothing to say. Having trouble getting to sleep at night? Just keep reading.

School was dismissed two hours early on Thursday due to bad weather. Thankfully Todd was already home because he was sick. Not thankfully he was sick. But thankfully he was already home. Though I don’t believe the streets ever did get slick, it was still fun to have a family evening at home on a cold night, watching Transformers. Except for somewhere along the line we lost both the kids – Katie to bed and Taylor to a phone call with his girlfriend – and Todd and I finished out the movie alone.

The kids went carolling at a nursing home with some of the young adults from church last night. They had a blast. While I sometimes pine for my babies or toddlers or preschoolers or elementary age kids, I also thoroughly enjoy having two teenagers. No, I haven’t caught Todd’s fever. I really mean it. The only thing I truly get tired of is playing chauffeur. Sometimes I can’t wait for Taylor to get his license just so I’m not constantly driving all over the place for him and Katie. And when I need a gallon of milk. Rationally, however, I’m not excited about that prospect at all. I know how I am and I’ll be a nervous wreck when he’s not home exactly when he said he was going to be. It will be time to step up the hair coloring regimen, I’m sure.

Anyway, they were gone so Todd and I got a Hawaiian pizza and watched Mr. Brooks last night. I’m pretty prudish when it comes to bad language in movies and there were a lot of F-bombs in this particular flick. But we watched it anyway and it was okay. Not the best movie I ever saw. Not the worst.

I have thrush again and this time I have absolutely no idea why. I haven’t been on any antibiotics and I don’t think my white count is low because I’m pretty sure I’d be sick if it was. My tongue has been more swollen than normal for the last week or so, but last night I had a lovely yeasty coating. So I’m downing yogurt and drinking Swizzle (Thanks, DebC) by the teaspoonfuls. It actually seems to be helping, but my tongue still hurts from pushing so hard on my teeth. I would really like to know why I’m still dealing with this two years after chemotherapy, but my doctors don’t appear to be interested in finding a reason.

Katie and I did a little bit of shopping today. We went to the Outlet stores and froze our patooties off. While I love the new outlet mall, I do have a gripe. It’s an outdoor mall which means today it was freezing between stores. To keep warm while you’re walking around you need a good coat. But the stores are kept so warm that I’m surprised people weren’t passing out from heat stroke. So Katie and I decided to leave our jackets in the car. Which meant we were like icicles running around outside. We did warm up in Starbuck’s after we finished our few errands and then, fortified with liquid heat, made a bee-line for the car. Except we couldn’t find the car and it was windy making the 32 degree temperatures feel more like about 22 degrees and we were in long sleeved t-shirts and sweatshirts. I think our reason centers were frozen or something because we were laughing like idiots while Katie held my keys up over her head and continually hit the alarm button to no avail. Finally we realized we had come out the wrong way and were in the wrong parking lot altogether.

I am having to endure hockey on TV. I love hockey and, in fact, am going to a hockey game tomorrow. But I hate sports on TV. My unreasonable husband won’t even look for something we both might enjoy because I’m typing on my computer. He didn’t even care when I said I was almost finished. I think his recent illness caused a spike in testosterone or something. I could take advantage of his weakened state and make a grab for the remote…

I suppose this is enough mundane for one night. Until the next time.


  1. KATE on December 16, 2007 at 1:27 am

    I read the whole post, & didn’t nod off once! ha ha!I’m glad you had a nice night home with the family!

  2. Gretchen on December 16, 2007 at 11:40 am

    Wow. You are boring. Kidding. I love the bit about the outlet shopping. Here, the challenge is usually umbrellas/rain. One would THINK that building an outlet mall in the Pac NW would entail COVERED breezeways. Or, at least awnings that connect, or something. So hard to open the umbrella/get coat on run to the next store, and reverse operations. I usually pull a Jenster and Katie and leave said articles in the car. Oh, and I can never find my car, either. But a bargain is a bargain. 🙂

  3. susansmusings on December 16, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    Why is it that family members are the ones that pester for updates the most? Hello? The telephone still works!! (Of course I’m referring to my family, not your mom and Aunt Thea..they can pester you all they want!) I have to agree that this is just a hectic time of year. I’m on the fence about the whole teen driving thing too. It would be nice…but it’s also a scary thought. A Slice of Life

  4. Sherry on December 16, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    Okay, there are 4 of us here which of us are your 2 fans?!? LMAO!!!I hate hockey on tv…any sport on tv doesn’t do it justice but hockey is one of those “live” sports..hope you enjoyed the game!

  5. Shauna on December 16, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    My fans are clamoring for me to write another post. They both think it’s been too long since my last one.BWAHAHAHAHA! It’s that type of unexpected that just kills me! I wanna join the fan club, so make that number THREE!

  6. Bookwormom on December 16, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    Now Jenster- I know I don’t stop by very often, but I count as one of the original fans (from the RT boards, anyway LOL). Tara Marie is still around somewhere too. <;0Anyhow- we leave coats in the car too. Race like maniacs between stores and the car. Laughing like lunatics.

  7. Bookwormom on December 16, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    Now Jenster- I know I don’t stop by very often, but I count as one of the original fans (from the RT boards, anyway LOL). Tara Marie is still around somewhere too. <;0Anyhow- we leave coats in the car too. Race like maniacs between stores and the car. Laughing like lunatics.

  8. Jenster on December 16, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    Oooo! I have fans!! Legitimate fans! LOL

  9. Becky on December 17, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    Hey, me too! I’m a fan, too! And your postings are never mundane or boring. You could make sitting around twiddling thumbs into an amusing post.I’m opposite about the mall/coat thing. I usually suffer in my coat, and complain the entire time about it being hot. I just don’t THINK about why until I get out to the car and I’m finally like, “Augghh! I’m sweltering!” and then my husband will say some smartalecky thing like, “You should have just left your coat in the car”.

  10. Tanya on December 17, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    I have started leaving my coat in the car, but will wear a hoodie in the mall. Its just warm enough to keep me from reaching icicle status. To save my back, I started leaving my purse in the car and just taking my keys and wallet in with me. Makes shopping so much better.

  11. Lynilu on December 17, 2007 at 7:30 pm

    Ick on the thrush. Bad stuff, I know. and what awful timing, a week before Christmas! Hope it clears up soon. I’m laughing about the lost car! That is so funny! I’ve lost my car, but I don’t think I’ve ever lost the whole parking lot! Wow! LOL!!!And about the Christmas cards … I am looking for mine. I put them, along with all my various occasion cards away. Somewhere. Now I can’t find them!! I know which room they are in, but for the life of me, I can’t seem to figure it out!! Yep, people are getting a 2008 card from me, too!

  12. Lynilu on December 17, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    BTW, I miss my wee ones, too, but I absolutely love them “grown up.” The bonus for me is that now I have grandbabies, too!

  13. radioactive girl on December 19, 2007 at 2:22 pm

    There is so much to comment on here, but I want to make sure I first wish you a very Merry Christmas in case I don’t get back here before then.Secondly, my husband and I watched Knocked Up over the weekend, which we had heard was a very funny movie. I hated it. It was a lot of unnecessary swearing that did nothing for the movie. I actually cringed each time they used the F word. I am no prude, and say things I probably shouldn’t sometimes, but the swearing wasn’t even necessary and didn’t do anything for the movie. I would have liked it so much better if they focused more time on the movie part and less on the swear words! It was like they were getting a medal for using the F word a certain number of times.Now I sound like I am 80, but I don’t care…when I was little we had to walk hundreds of miles uphill both ways in the snow to school.

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