Archive for May, 2008

Ode to Stain Defender

O Dockers Stain Defender Khakis

purchased 3 maybe 4 years ago

washed many many many



When little toddler boy knocks over


into Daddy’s lap in the crowded restaurant,

how well you repel.

You are truly

the laundress’ friend.

Apparently I need to use bigger words.

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TV Reviews


Anyone else think this is weird?

So Pizza Hut has now come out with a pizza called the Natural, with “natural” toppings.  Doesn’t that make you wonder where the OLD toppings came from?


So I’ve discovered that at about 70 degrees, my poor chemopaused head cannot handle the wig.  TOO hot.  So today I wore a scarf that matched my pink skirt and grey tee.  Agent J and I were over at the Starbuck’s counter when I overheard some little ones behind me.  

“Look!  He’s got a PIRATE mommy!”

I’ve been meme’d!

Lydee tagged me and I thought it sounded fun.

“The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.”

1) What was I doing 10 years ago?
Hmm.  1998.  Think think think.  Heh.  I was just finishing up my first year teaching elementary music, it was a hard but memorable year in which my learning curve was practically vertical.  I lived in house with two college friends that we nick named the House of Doom.  Our landlord lived in FL and wouldn’t let us fix things ourselves.  So by the time we moved out, the swamp cooler, the oven, and the hot water heater no longer worked.  I heard later that he had made some comment about never renting to girls again.  I also later heard that he then rented to some boys who completely trashed the house.  Hmm….

Big J and I moved into our first apartment up in Thornton.  Sometimes I miss the simplicity of apartment living.  Don’t miss the drug busts though.  Or the loud people in the apartment below.  Or the smell of Jim’s Burger Haven seeping in through the bathroom vents.

2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):

Hmm.  Hang wasp traps so the kids can actually play the backyard this summer, fold laundry, put AWAY laundry (I separated laundry into two things since I often don’t get the second one done), go grocery shopping, actually make dinner (this may not be exciting to you, but I actually love to cook and haven’t been able to during chemo due to smell problems.)

3) Snacks I enjoy: Depends on the chemo.  Bleah.  Right now I dig the popcorn.

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

Pay off all the bills.  And fix the house the way we really want it.  Selfish, I know.  Probably a chunk to cancer research, especially environmental causes.

5) Places I have lived: Missouri, Kansas, Florida, Colorado

6) 6 peeps I wanna know more about:

Anyone who wants to play!  I’d love to know more about all my knitty/cyber friends.  You are all such interesting people!

And lastly, I should have moved Agent J’s popcorn bowl the other day.  He rolled over with it.  Good day to be the dog, though.


It’s the third Friday of the month, time for your Friday Feel Up!  1 in 8 women you know will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in your lifetime.  Don’t assume I’m your one (unless you only know 8 women).  I just met another young woman from church (not a huge church), same age as me with small children, who had to join the club, so do your self exams.  We don’t need any more members!


My face hurts.  Why the heck does my face hurt?  Stupid cancer.

Anyway, cute sleeping Agent J picture (It just occurred to me that L and J are the names of the agents at the end of Men in Black.)

L is on a playdate so it’s just me and the boy today.  Who is sleeping during Dora with a giant bowl of popcorn.  I should probably move that before I let the dog in.  Heh.

Laughter is the best medicine. Bwah!

In my blogging today, I have come across a few things that made me laugh, which as anyone who has had their mortality thrown in their face knows is a truly important thing.

So here they are:

1) In the Pink.  This woman makes me laugh pretty much every time she blogs.  My favorite quote to date is, “Woo hoo!  I have the cancer!”  You’ll have to read the entry to get it into context.

2) Coffin Tables Green to the grave baby.

3) Knittin’ with the Boys.  Awesome friend gave me the coolest beret, but I bet she didn’t notice that the picture of her dog ended up under her sentence about me.

Thanks for the giggles everybody!

Happy Mother’s Day Part 2

My super talented Brother In Law took these family pictures for us right before the mass hair exodus.  I meant to have them printed and ready for Mother’s Day presents.  So this is for Daddy J (I’m trying it out as a more personal touch than DH) and my mothers.  I’ll get the print to you soon.  🙂  Little J didn’t really want to have his picture taken that day so again, kudos to STBIL!  I think J’s actually picking his nose in the middle one but you have to click a couple times to embiggen it enough to see.  Ah to be 2.


Happy Mother’s Day!

I love you Mama!  Have a wonderful day!