Sunday, March 30, 2008
Now here are the disadvantages I have observed: I have been called an amazon (thanks Dad). I have a hard time finding pants that are long enough (and stay long enough with washings/drying). I have monkey arms and big feet that make it difficult to shop, since all the cute things are in "petite". I have to be careful what shoes I wear so that I don't tower above all the men around me and the dating scene was difficult. (Yes, I'm beyond that now!) But there were many guys that were just too short to date. I remember my Dad asking me if I had to stand in the ditch to kiss my dates. Don't worry Dad, I don't have a complex or anything!
But with everything in life, it always looks greener on the other side and we tend to want what we don't have. I know that short people have their share of likes and dislikes about their size also. So, where are you on the scale of short and tall and what are your observations?
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Me - "Good morning bud! Why are you carrying deodorant?"
Bud - "Dad gave it to me!"
Me - "He did huh? Did he give it to you last night?"
Bud- "Yep he did! Do you want some?"
Me - "Nah, I've got my own. Did you sleep with that?"
Bud - "I did. . .I'm supposed to use it when my underarms get wet & stinky. . should I put some on now? I think I'm getting stinky. . Wanna smell? (lifting his underarm).
Me - "Mom doesn't want to smell. . but you can go ahead and put some on!"
Bud - "OK. The dog kind of stinks, should I put some on him too?"
Mom- "No, the dog is hairy & doesn't need deodorant."
Bud - "But Dad is hairy and he uses it?"
Mom - "Well dogs don't !"
As this conversation was going on, I was trying to think back to the night before and I remembered that Bud came into the room shirtless and as hubby went to pick him up I heard
him say "Yuck! That's sick! Your underarms are all wet!" and Bud proudly replied "Yep they are!. . I licked them!" I guess my hubby decided it was time to have the "deodorant conversation" with his son. I am just wishing that he hadn't given him the Right Guard Extreme Energy!
He requires NO help in the energy department! I'm the one that needs that stuff!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Owning a family floral shop has proven to be quite the challenge when it comes to keeping kids entertained. I know they look harmless but believe me, they aren't always!! My sisters and I have pretty much raised several of our kids in the business & they have learned to be creative as they play. Sometimes they are sporting green mache containers for hats & pretending to be "apricons" (aka leprechauns). At other times they are creating masterpiece arrangements from the clipped stems & dead flowers & then convincing us to put them out on the shelf to sell (and boy our husbands are proud that their sons are arranging flowers- NOT!). Most often the kids take the scraps, leaves and cut stems then add water & stir to make a delicious stew! (which we have to pretend to sample). Fortunately, MOST of their play is harmless and they don't always go home bleeding or with extra bumps and bruises. On occasion some glass containers get in the way of their play and we find glass shards for weeks. It's a real bummer when my son Bud is the only child at the shop. The day becomes very long as he begins his routine question of "Is it time to go home yet?" at promptly 9:05 a.m. (5 minutes after our arrival) and it continues to be asked approximately every 5 minutes until the work day is over! I often wonder how we ever get anything done, but we do. We have managed this "kid" routine since we opened the doors for business 13 years ago and we wouldn't know any different. We like to call it our floral nursery. . . nursery. A lot of flowers. A lot of kid play.
Friday, March 14, 2008
COLTON PASSED AWAY ON THE EVENING OF MARCH 12, 2008. WE WILL FOREVER MISS THE WAY HE MADE US LAUGH, HIS UNCONDITIONAL LOVE FOR EACH OF US AND HIS LOVE OF LIFE & HIS SAVIOR. GOODBYE FOR NOW SWEET NEPHEW! YOU HAVE TAUGHT US ALL SO MUCH! WE ARE EXCITED TO SEE YOU AGAIN ON THAT GREAT DAY! WE LOVE YOU!!
For additional info. see Amber's blog.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
My brother in-law shows off his new spectacles while making a spectacle of himself! I haven't done anything that my posterity will see in pictures . . .yet. But I do catch myself repeating weird things over and over and over. Yeah, it started with "How much wood could a wood chuck chuck. . . " and then chuck would remind me of "Chuck chuck bo buck. . . " I would end it there because my Mom gets so ticked when I start that! I do it just to get a rise from her. Thinking of my Mom would cause me to say "Frig" which is what she uttered in a moment of her own delirium once. Then I would chuckle and that reminds me of the whole "wood chuck" thing again and the whole crazy thing starts over!! I'm not sure who is more unstable, my nephew in ICU or all of us who are in waiting in that room?? It may just be a toss up.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
I have been with my sister and family as we wait and watch and pray for her son Colton (15 years old). He is very sick with Pneumonia, Sepsis and ARDS. He is in an extremely fragile state and so our life is pretty much on hold so that we can be near him as he fights for his life. Every prayer we can get in his behalf will help!
In the meantime, enjoy some funny hospital humor courtesy of Keeping Apace.
(HEALTH) HOSPITAL CHART HUMOR
SAY WHAT?Actual notes from Hospital charts
*The patient refused autopsy.
*The patient has no previous history of suicides.
*Patient has left white blood cells at another hospital.
*She has no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states she was very hot in bed last night.
*Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year.
*On the second day the knee was better, and on the third day it disappeared.
*The patient is tearful and crying constantly. She also appears to be depressed.
*The patient has been depressed since she began seeing me in 1993.
*Discharge status: Alive but without my permission.
*Healthy appearing decrepit 69-year-old male, mentally alert but forgetful.
*Patient had waffles for breakfast and anorexia for lunch.
*She is numb from her toes down.
*While in ER, she was examined, x-rated and sent home.
*The skin was moist and dry.
*Occasional, constant infrequent headaches.
*Patient was alert and unresponsive.
*She stated that she had been constipated for most of her life, until she got a divorce.
*I saw your patient today, who is still under our car for physical therapy.
*Skin: somewhat pale but present.
*Patient has two teenage children, but no other abnormalities.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
I'm telling you all right now. I have noticed that as I have aged, I have cared a little less about how I look in public. Even to the point of not having all of my make-up on etc. when I run to the store. I have been seen there in sweats or with my hair not done. But if I EVER appear anywhere you are, and I'm looking something like this. . . just shoot me right then and there! I must have some serious mental condition beyond being helped! PLUS, I want to spare as many eyes as I can from such horror. Thanks! You're a pal! Phew. . I feel a bit better now!
I have to tell you that we had some really beautiful days last week and it allowed me to think (for a moment) that Summer might actually come at some point. Yeah, we hit the balmy low 60s on Friday and I was aching for a barbecue. I wanted one so bad that even though it was FREEZING butt cold today, and there was snow all over, I convinced my hubby to throw on the burgers for lunch. Yeah, I even went so far as to make a pasta salad and get out the baked beans! My kids asked me if we were going to the pond or something for a picnic. Uh. . .I may be a moron with my Winter BBQ but I'm not a complete idiot! (OK, I am. . but they don't know that YET!) Anyway, the food tasted so good, actually GREAT! (much better than Frosted Flakes) I am hoping for a LOT more days just like we had a few days ago. I might just be able to get over these Winter time blues!