Archives for May 2008

Thursday Ten, I’m Drowning Edition

1. In an efforts to curb my appetite and maybe lose a few of these excess thryoid-related pounds that I hate so very much, I’ve been drinking more water. Like a LOT more water. Consequently, I spend the whole day having to pee. I’m not super productive lately.

2. Spent the morning at The Princess’s school for “Special Person’s Day”. She was so quiet and laid back – she must save all the energy and attitude for home.

3. Some mosquitos decided to have a dinner made out of The Princess the other day while she was at a friend’s house running through the sprinkler. Anything not covered by a bathing suit was bitten repeatedly by mosquitos. Poor kid is a big, swollen, itchy red mess. She’s so uncomfortable.

4. I am newly and very addicted to Scrabulous. That seems to be my favorite part of Facebook so far.

5. I have to go pee.

6. Song of the week… “Madly” by Tristan Prettyman.

7. American Idol. Why does this season bug me so badly? Don’t get me wrong, I’m still watching… but… I guess it’s because my favorite is David Cook and I don’t want him to win because I think it would cause me physical pain to hear him sing some schmaltzy “I believe in me” sort of song. It’s not his style and it could well be cringe-worthy.

8. I have been dealing with work stuff and having to clean up other people’s messes. I hate that. I hate being the bad guy to tell people they’re doing stuff wrong. I’ve done it a lot this week. I’m so mean.

9. Watching the old episodes of “Sex In the City” with Aidan (John Corbett) on DVD lately. I love John Corbett. He’s like a big tall teddy bear. Too bad he decided to go make music I don’t like.

10. The other day, Pumpkin walked in on me while I was in the bathroom going pee (yes, I’m talking about pee a lot today – deal with it). I said, “Why did you open the door?” She said to me, “Because I couldn’t see you with it shutted.” I love my kid. She’s a goof, but she’s my goof.

Hanging in the Little Girls’ Room

Just so you know, the reason I haven’t been posting much is because it seems that most of my time these days is spent hanging in the bathroom while Pumpkin sits on her little potty, unrolling the toilet paper and shoving it in the toilet. At daycare, she stays dry all day, and pees on the potty. At home, she pees in her pull-up and tells me after she’s gone that she “has to go potty”.

She gets it, obviously, if she’s doing it at daycare. I’m a bit frustrated – but trying not to show it. I take her once every hour to sit on the potty for a bit, and then she sits and she tells me about her “puh-gina” (Oh, yeah, Hubby is loving the vagina talk: “What are you teaching my kid?!”).

Any tricks/tips/hints to make this go smoother? I’ve tried bribery – and this girl really doesn’t care that much.

Open Letter to Target Cashier, Volume 2

Dear Target Cashier:

I am willing to forgive how you were so annoyed with me the last time I landed in your lane because you totally undercharged me for the Horizon Chocolate Milk Boxes, by a lot, I’m saying. Yeah, it was two 3-packs for $5.24, and I think you rang it up as three 3-packs for $.68. So help me, I didn’t correct you because to be honest, I’ve bought those darn things at Costco before (like $13 for 18 of them, and not $25 like charges – holy cow), and so I know you guys are marking them up like crazy. I consider it your apology for last time.


Thursday Ten, DJ Quik is in the Mother F*cking House Edition

(Sorry y’all – that’s what is playing on my iTunes right now, and I’m lacking creativity)

1. I cannot believe how many people I have talked to in the past few days who have cranky thyroids too. I wonder why it’s so common? My mom asked why on earth I have hypothyroidism, and I really have no clue. I don’t care why, actually – just fix it so my butt is its normal size again, please.

2. Hey, it’s almost Mother’s Day. Since Valentines Day got totally blown off, do you guys think I’ll get anything? I guess it’s good that The Princess is in school – she’ll probably make me something – I like those gifts. Actually, Pumpkin might make me something too. I love those gifts – fun! Guess Hubby is off the hook for gifts?

3. Chicago was great! I love big cities. I hate small towns. I am a big city girl trapped in Green Acres.

4. (Peanut butter + celery) – raisins = YUMMY

5. Pumpkin is doing really well with potty training when she’s at daycare. She has been staying dry all day and going on the potty… there. At home? Not so much. What the hell? I asked and she said they have a better potty. Must go investigate and see what makes it better.

6. The movie “27 Dresses”? Complete and total fluff… but cute.

7. Apparently Stepson is gonna need braces soon and we’re expected to contribute to the monetary aspect of the whole braces ordeal. Makes me want to vomit when I think about it. That won’t be cheap.

8. Songs of the week (not new ones but ones I’ve stumbled over) – “What I’ve Done” by Linkin Park and “Love Hurts” by Incubus.

9. Where is it written that I am supposed to cook every meal this family consumes? I would really love to go out and about and come home and have dinner on the table. Maybe once a month? That’s fair, right?

10. Holy cow – it’s MAY!