Monthly Archive: August 2009

Some People Carry Blankies… 37

Some People Carry Blankies…

When I was a sophomore in high school I was dating a boy who I was seriously infatuated with and constantly wondering if he liked me as much as I liked him. We were hanging out before a basketball game one evening at the school. We decided to leave the gym right before the game started and as we were walking across the gym floor in front of a packed house (which isn’t saying too much at my small school) – I fell. I was so terribly mortified and overwhelmed with an incredible desire to be killed by a bolt...

Waiting For My Rocket To Come 15

Waiting For My Rocket To Come

Mom is still in the hospital…had gallstones removed on Tuesday, gallbladder removed Wednesday, leftover gallstones found in her bile duct removed Thursday. Saying she is ready to go home is the understatement of the year. We’re hoping today is the day. PLEASE LET TODAY BE THE DAY. If today is NOT the day my mother will be the woman in the hospital gown running away from the hospital and toward her house as another woman and her daughter chase her down the street screaming, “GRAMMMMMMYYYY!” Since there were THREE procedures, there were THREE stretches of time we had to stay...

A Little Bit Of Girl Time 8

A Little Bit Of Girl Time

I brought NikkiZ with me to Knoxville for several reasons. The top of the list? Company. I’ve had enough experience with parents in the hospital to know that it can get lonely and boring waiting around for doctors and procedures and whatnot. I thought it would be nice to have someone along I could chat with. Even if that conversations tends to often center around the hilarity of bodily functions. I also hoped that by bringing NikkiZ with me, I’d be leaving MrZ with a little less stress back home. Of course, I left him with the kid that requires...

My Process 19

My Process

Late Addition To This Entry Which I Actually Wrote This Weekend: I have been in Knoxville for a few days as my Mom has been put in the hospital with what we now know is a gallstone which will be removed today. Possibly along with her gallbladder. Keep her in your thoughts. I have always loved to take pictures. I have always adored photography. I just wasn’t able to merge those two into a hobby until 2006 when I could finally afford to buy my first real camera. Since my first outing with that camera (slideshow here) I have been...

How To Make Being Cheap Sound Like An Intentional Statement Against Societal Gender Rules For Children 21

How To Make Being Cheap Sound Like An Intentional Statement Against Societal Gender Rules For Children

NikkiZ has two pairs of sunglasses, so she can lend one to her brother, right? I mean…he’s just a bit over one. He has no concept of style and has no opinion about whether he should prefer more masculine accessories. In other words, he does NOT care if he’s wearing sunglasses with bows on them. Right? I also use the same logic when talking myself out of buying the boy version of many things we already have girl versions of. Now, because we hoped to have more kids, we bought non-gender specific versions of many of the big items. Like...