Monthly Archive: April 2009

This is what I get for mocking the panic. 16

This is what I get for mocking the panic.

Take this pretty picture and use it to replace the anxiety I’m feeling over the fact that our schools are cancelled (Daycare included) for the rest of the week due to two “probable” swine flu cases in our county. Of course, I’m more anxious because I’m stuck at home those two days, not at the risk of the flu. But that’s because I’m whatever the opposite of hypochondriac is…I go into denial about illness. Inevitably, when I finally go to a doctor for something, the doctor points out that I should have arrived several days earlier. I push it to...

Another Quickie. 19

Another Quickie.

Lighthearted story for the day as I’ve overslept for the 3rd day in a row and have absolutely zero minutes to blog. (Evidently it takes a 33-year old woman a lot longer to catch up on sleep than it did the 23-year old version of the same woman.) This weekend, NikkiZ was trying to teach me a blessing they say at school. I started getting nervous about the questions that may follow as I knew the blessing said, “Thank you, God.” Would she ask who God was? Is she old enough to understand the idea that some people believe one...

If I’m still awake in another hour – send sheep to count. 21

If I’m still awake in another hour – send sheep to count.

It’s Sunday night and I’m hopped on on steroids. I am watching tween shows from the Disney Channel and I can not even pretend it’s just a channel I stopped on. Nope. These are shows I intentionally recorded. Because, as I’ve mentioned before, I do not even pretend it’s about the kids anymore. It’s all about me and my incredibly infantile taste in television. I finally took myself to the doctor yesterday after two sleepless nights of coughing. Turns out I have bronchitis so they gave me a steroid nebulizer treatment that made me feel INSANE for about 30 minutes....

Entertaining Bullets About Entertainment 16

Entertaining Bullets About Entertainment

Entertainment Tonight is going to have special footage tonight from the set of New Moon. They’ve been airing teaser footage of the segment on their website all week and all I can think is: The promotional department of Summit Entertainment SURE KNOWS HOW TO KEEP FANS INTERESTED. Speaking of Twilight, Catherine Hardwicke’s Director’s Notebook was AWESOME. Not only is it awesome if you loved the movie like I did, but if you just find the behind-the-scenes stuff of movies cool? Then check out that book. There are so many movies coming out that I’m excited about that I have decided...

But On A Funnier Note… 13

But On A Funnier Note…

I do have a funny story! That’s not about death or grief! Evidently NikkiZ’s class thinks they’re cute when they answer role call with the word “President” instead of “Present.” Yesterday her teacher was calling roll and the kids started saying, “President!” Except for my Lefty McLiberal Daughter. What did she say? She said, “President Obama!” Shocking the heck out of the teacher. I was just surprised she didn’t holler, “Yes We Can!” at the end of it.