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Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Super Bowl of Whining!

Here we are, Pixies!  Today's game play promises to be intense!  We have several veterans players who've been looking sharp all season long, but never underestimate the come-from-behind whining from our newer players.  It looks to be a great match-up, so let's get on down to the field where the action is going on!
(Not that I'm actually watching the Stupid Bowl, but you get the general drift.)

94 comments:

kathy a. said...

Woo! I knew there was an alternate event, the Puppy Bowl, but just found out that this is the second year of the Kitten Bowl!!!!! http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2015/2/1/7925605/kitten-bowl-2015-lineup-stream-online-time-hallmark-channel

Anonymous said...

I have a very embarrassing whine. I had a dream about a coworker of mine, and it ended up as a sex thing. I am happily married. I find this coworker attractive, but would never act on it or anything. We've shared small talk over the years, but nothing else. It's going to be awkward on Monday.

kathy a. said...

Dear Anonymous -- One's dreams are like a teenager with an very vivid imagination, or an extreme soap opera; and that is why adults are grateful for consciousness and the frontal lobes of their brains. You seem intact. No worries.

Love, Ms. Demeanor

esperanza said...

This isn't really a whine, but a bit of an update and an antiwhine. My little buddy Waylon (age 6) has had a relapse of neuroblastoma, which is now in his brain. He has just finished a week of chemo and radiation. He was previously a patient at St. Jude's Hospital (the famous one), where he did a publicity photo shoot for the hospital with J3nnif3r @niston, the famous one. That was several months ago, but this week, she herself called his mom to check on how he was doing. She had heard that he had relapsed and wanted to check on him. As his mom says, "I would have had no idea that she knew and wasn't expecting her to call at all."

So there's a genuinely nice celebrity story for you.

kathy a. said...

((( Waylon ))) And that call was very nice.

Liz said...

(((Waylon))) I've seen that publicity photo. I'm glad to know she's a nice person. I'm sorry that Waylon and his mom have a reason to know. That's not phrased right, but you know what I mean

Queen of West Procrastination said...

Esperanza, I'm glad to hear that she showed such kindness. That's a really nice story. But oh boy, am I sorry to hear about Waylon's relapse.

esperanza said...

He's the cute one with the green glasses, Liz. And yes, I know what you mean.

Thanks, QWP. It's heartbreaking.

Queen of West Procrastination said...

Classic Toddler Whine: a certain household toddler woke up grouchy today (classic Monday after a nice weekend: she misses her Daddy), and she would like to boycott clothing today. But it's minus a billion outside, and clothing really isn't optional today. (I've turned up the heat as much as I can, but we have radiant floor heating. It happens slowly, and if I turn it up any higher, it'll be too hot to sleep by bedtime.) I ended up wrestling her into a shirt and pants, in spite of much screaming, and she's still mad at me.

Liz said...

Possible Solutions (YMMV)

*Blue and/or red long johns and a cape. "YOU'RE A SUPER HERO!"

*All over gold sweats and a lion hoodie towel. "YOU'RE A LION!"

*All over black and/or brown sweats and a kitty ear headband and/or silly tail pinned on in back "You're a..."whatever animal she wants to be.

*Long johns and a tutu.

*Green sleeping bag. Instant caterpiller. No clothing necessary while she's in the bag.

kathy a. said...

Oooh, dress up is a great idea! Actually, it's a great idea for other occasions, too.

But wrestling her into clothes is OK, too, even if she doesn't like it. One day she will go to school. She will not go naked. (She could opt for the occasional cape, tiara, or snow boots in summery weather.)

kathy a. said...

AW: we went out to dinner last night (at a quiet place that does not feature sports on TV, because teh pub across the street was Very LoudAndCrazy). W: but this place was Very Slow -- so we didn't order the extra to-go we had planned, which was a good thing, because we noticed on exit that the entire kitchen staff was glued to the kitchen TV and it would have taken forfreakinevah.

Sue said...

(((Waylon))) I'm so sorry esperanza. I'm glad for the call from the famous woman - so kind - but sorry it's necessary.

Great costume ideas!!

AW: Spent a great day with my son who is moving away this month.

W: I'm currently listening to his final broadcast from our local university radio station. He's so awesome. He's been hosting his show for 9 years and he has so many good memories. His leaving is getting very real!

esperanza said...

W: Two nights of crappy sleep for Mama (beats me why, just keep waking up multiple times/hour then falling back asleep) plus no-recess Baboos plus Daddy's at work tonight leaves Mama completely strung out and her temper frayed.

AW: I organized and disappeared some toys today. So far, their absence has not been detected.

kathy a. said...

((( Sue ))) Bon voyage and best of luck to your adult kid, as he sets forth on a new set of adventures! Don't worry, he'll come back; and when he does, he'll eat anything in the fridge while he tells you all the details potentially missing from the calls and emails. xoxo

Oy, Esperanza, about the sleep! (but yay about disappeared toys!)

This week and next, the albatross is bad bad. And I woke up at 3 a.m. and never got back to sleep, but thought I was gonna, so I didn't work when I was awake. And my brain is some kind of fried rice today. Tonight -- is it totally stupid to push coffee and go type, if I'm awake and sleep isn't happening? I used to have less anxiety about caffeine when I was young and never slept anyway because it was all go go go.

Sue said...

kathy a - hmmm...tough call. If you skip the caffeine, do you feel like you're tired enough to get a good, deep sleep? If so, I'd go with that and hit the ground running in the morning.

If not, go with whatever works.

Not super helpful, sorry.

When I'm in wakey-land in the middle of the night, my brain doesn't fire correctly. I've read entire chapters of books that I simply don't retain. But that's just me.

kathy a. said...

I'm having this problem of never really getting back to sleep if I wake at 3 or later -- even though I try. I think if it's 5-ish, I should just pump the coffee and crank my project, get some work in. Maybe it will give me momentum for the rest of the day? Because the tossing / turning is not upping my game any, and real progress would be a good thing. Gone are the days of working late at night...

Queen of West Procrastination said...

AW: Well, for the first time in a while I stated asleep until almost 6am.

W: I somehow messed up my shoulder and neck, in my sleep! I'm icing it (and started off the day with some yoga), but it's bad. I already have a chiro appointment booked for a few days from now, so I think I'll take some ibuprofen and take it easy today.

Liz said...

A dear friend died yesterday of the Fireplacing Cancer.

Queen of West Procrastination said...

Oh no! (((Liz)))

kathy a. said...

((( Liz )))

Sue said...

Liz, I'm so very sorry.

esperanza said...

Oh, Liz, I'm sorry. I think I remember you telling us about this friend's diagnosis.

Liz said...

Thank you everybody.

kathy a. said...

Minerva the cat stole my slipper, dragged it under the couch, wrestled it to death, and left the carcass well out of sight. She is very proud. The end.

Sue said...

Touchdown for Minerva!

esperanza said...

I have seen this about 12 times today, and it's driving me nuts. So, lucky you, you get to hear me whine about it.

English-speaking people:
an "aisle" is a path between chairs, or pews, commonly found in a church. Most of you, this is the word you want. An "isle" is also known as an "island." May be tropical, warm, and sunny, with beautiful beaches. Not for "walking down." Thank you.

kathy a. said...

Esperanza for queen of appropriate word usage! Spellcheck, sadly, does not check for context.

esperanza said...

It's Esperanza's New Pet Peeves Day. There are these "readers" for kids who are just learning to read. Of course, they have simple words and sentence structure, so they are not very exciting reading. But, they want to appeal to kids. So a frequent tactic is to tell the story of AN ENTIRE MOVIE (Finding Nemo, for example) in 14 pages of two syllable words. If you haven't seen the movie, there is no possible way to follow the story, because it is so condensed. A Barbie book pushed me over the edge today (for this reason and...well, Barbie).

kathy a. said...

I'm always up for a Barbie posse. Also, if we ever unearth the giant collection of Barbies that all the aunts decided would be perfect gifts for daughter, I have strict instructions to destroy it.

Sue said...

Sign me up for the Barbie posse! I saw a photo awhile back from someone who had turned all their old Barbies into Zombie Barbie. Ha!

W: Zombie Sue. I had very little sleep last night and now feel like the walking de@d.

kathy a. said...

Last night, the Queen Hunter captured a rare bathrobe belt by fishing it out under the closet door. The carcass sits as a warning of her fierce dedication.

Q: What is with the craziness about vaccinations? At least a couple well-known candidate types have adopted this loosy-goosy "let the parents decide" thing, which is insane with a public health issue. Measles can be spread by sneezing; the droplets last hours; the rash may not show up for 4 days after a person becomes communicable; 90% of unvaccinated persons will become ill when exposed. grr.

liz said...

Kathy, agreed. I want to lock all the people who opt not to vaccinate their kids into a room with a person with malaria and a million mosquitos.

Sue said...

I know! I simply cannot believe this whole train-wreck. Now vaccination is being grouped in (by some) with the ever-suspicious science of climate change and evolution. As if there is anything to debate. There isn't. There just isn't.

Pardon my zeal. I'm tired and grumpy, yes, but I also feel VERY strongly about the harm that's been done by anti-vaxers.

liz said...

Meanwhile, I just found out that ACT! which I bought back in November, doesn't actually work with gmail anymore, and that they knew this when they sold it to me. And that they knew gmail was going to be switching how they did things three years ago, and didn't make the fix. And it's now February and still not fixed.

I've worked in software development, mostly in reworking old software to be compatible with new technology/ways of doing things. This is pretty unacceptable.

kathy a. said...

Oh, that really stinks, Liz. Not acceptable. A lot of people have gmail. Kinda defeats the purpose of the software, no?

kathy a. said...

Measles was so common when I was a little kid, because there wasn't a vaccine yet -- 500,000 cases per year in the US, with 500 deaths. Sure, only a small percentage died -- but that percentage doesn't bring a lot of comfort to the families who lose someone. Someone my sister knew died of measles encephalitis in college; he was right on the cusp of when vaccinations became available, and maybe slipped through the cracks.

Now, many doctors have never seen a case of measles; they are not on top of the game. I've read that some doctors now are refusing to care for kids who are intentionally not vaccinated, because of the danger they pose to other patients in the waiting room. That seems reasonable to me.

It's the Typhoid Mary aspect of this that troubles me. It's one thing to roll the dice with your own kid; another thing entirely to risk the health of other people. And some kids (like cancer kids) cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons; is it fair to put their families through even more?

kathy a. said...

Oooh, creepy. I g00gl'd ACT!, and now I'm getting ads for it.

liz said...

Yup. B1g Br0ther is watching you.

esperanza said...

Interesting tidbit: Both the most liberal of my spacehook "friends" AND the most conservative (and remember, I live in TX, I have plenty of conservative friends) are up in arms about the anti-vaccination movement. BOTH are saying we have to vaccinate.

Both Baboos are fully vaccinated, even though I am still bitter about them getting the chicken pox after vaccinations against said chicken pox.

Queen of West Procrastination said...

Oh boy, do I have strong feelings about vaccines: my dad had polio as a kid, about a year before the shot became widely available. And a cousin of mine had pertussis when he was a newborn, which was terrifying. I get pretty emotional, when talking with people who think it's all a conspiracy, and that people are exaggerating the risks of these diseases. I've seen the effects of these diseases, and they're horrible.

(Stepping off my soapbox.)

AW while knocking wood: the tantrums haven't been as bad this week, so far. So far. I'm scared, now that I've written those words.

W: instead, she's been SO CONTRARY. "No thank you" constantly, all day long. So stubborn about every little thing. I know that it's developmentally normal, but it's hard for things not to turn into a battle of wills between us.

AW: Mr. Q made sure E was dressed before he left for work. She fought clothes with him as well, a little, but not in the same way as she does with me. (And funny costumes aren't working; she sees right through it. And I know now that it isn't something like an eczema flare up, because she'll happily wear any and every sort of pyjamas all night, right up until the first diaper change of the morning, after which she doesn't want to wear clothes anymore.) If it wasn't minus a billion outside, with drafts inside, I'd just ignore it and let her run with a diaper. Is this her way of rebelling against winter? (She is angriest at mitts and boots.)

kathy a. said...

Esperanza -- I've noticed that this isn't a strictly left/right issue, too. Some of the big pockets of unvaccinated kids in my state are in wealthy and generally liberal areas ("special snowflakes"). Just very troubling that certain people who consider themselves presidential material are pandering to the "freedom of choice" bunch.

QWP -- developmentally appropriate! What if you didn't do the dressing fight one day, but said "you can do X [thing she wants] as soon as you are dressed"? Or lay out 2 choices of clothes, and ask her to pick. If she can somehow frame it as getting her way, that's all to the good.

kathy a. said...

That said, there probably isn't a one of us who ever raised a 2 year old and was spared having to wrestle them into clothes. Or create instant rules, like "you can be naked-man, but only in your bedroom." [true story!]

KLee said...

I know it's Wednesday, but I am keeping the thread open, probably until Saturday....

We're on too good of a roll to stop now..

esperanza said...

Well, she's politely contrary, QWP!

Miranda said...

Diagnosis: IBS

AW: I got the carpets professionally cleaned. I love it.

I'm throwing a baby shower this weekend. Please send good vibes. I'm already ready to drop some folks in boiling acid. Or leave them in the malaria room with the anti vaxers.

kathy a. said...

Miranda -- yay for a diagnosis; at least you know what you're working with! I am terribly jealous about the professional cleaning.

Best with the baby shower. Food usually works wonders, but -- do you have a trusted "buffer" person or two, should anyone acid-worthy stray into dangerous territory? xoxo

esperanza said...

I am also jealous of the carpet cleaning. And profoundly grateful I don't have to host a baby shower.

Miranda said...

The worst offender is not coming and I intercepted the super inappropriate gift this person included. It was a "so your mommy has a mental illness" kind of book. And it's terrible. Not all guest may want to know or be privy to all the challenges the mom to be deals with. So. Tacky.

kathy a. said...

Good work! Don't mind me, just picking my jaw up off the floor about this idea for a shower gift.

esperanza said...

Tacky doesn't even begin to describe it.

W: The Tooth Fairy is ready to go to bed. Tooth Fairy's subject is peacefully slumbering, after a somewhat traumatic tooth loss at kindergarten which drew unwanted attention from peers and teacher. Tooth Fairy cannot perform her duties because subject's sister is NOT peacefully slumbering. Not even close.

Sue said...

QWP - I giggled at the polite "No thank you." A true Canadian!

Yay for your diagnosis Miranda...I hope that means some relief/treatment soon.

Um, wow. Just wow, to the tacky shower gift.

I hope the Tooth Fairy gets to sleep soon!

Queen of West Procrastination said...

Oh goodness: that shower gift. What.

Miranda: I really hope that the diagnosis means that you can have help managing it.

Oh, kathy. We're way past "two options of clothes" and "incentives for fun." But! Today wasn't as bad as yesterday (okay, other than some tears when I put her pants back on, after a diaper change). She got really attached to a sweater today, and even napped in it. Maybe tomorrow will be easier.

Andy said...

I found out yesterday that the New York Attorney General accused four major retailers of selling fake supplements in their store-brand bottles. I find this news extremely depressing, literally, as I've been taking St. John's Wort for years and now my placebo effect has been destroyed. #ThanksObama

On the bright side, I can safely quit buying them now and save the money. Plus, I realized the secret of happiness was inside me the whole time! The feather wasn't magic after all!

Andy said...

Liz, sorry for your loss.

Miranda, hope you can find some meds or treatments to help.

Perhaps I should g00gle @CT so the internets would stop assuming I'm attempting to date single moms.

Esperanza: I've become mostly numb to the abuse of the English language, but I will never forgive loose/lose mix ups, because they don't even sound the same. There is no reason those words should ever be mistaken and grarrrgh.

I know a disturbing number of anti-vaxxers, and they vary widely politically:

1. Crazy hippie/crunchies who are sure vaccines are a conspiracy by Big Pharma to make a buck.

2. Crazy overzealous health nuts who have dedicated their lives to selling @dv0c@re products and believe that all foods and drugs are actually poison that destroys your body and should be replaced with more Adv0c@are products. There is a 100% overlap between these people and

2a. Crazy people who go to my church and do whatever some terrifying combination of Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, or Ted Cruz tell them

3. Crazy overprotective parents who are terrified that there might be side effects involving autism and death, and when told otherwise, just say things like "Well you can't be too safe..."

4. And one extremely liberal atheist who likes Bill Maher and is inclined to believe whatever he says. She's actually quite sane and intelligent otherwise.

Queen of West Procrastination said...

Andy, that is a disturbingly high number of them among your social circle. I would recommend making sure you're up to date on boosters, being around all those people!

AW/W: today, E wants to wear her jammies all day, which means she's fully clothed (on yet another cold day)! But she doesn't want her diaper changed, or to use the potty. We got her into a fresh diaper this morning, but it took two parents, and she cried a lot. (We've also all been awake since 5:30, so it's pretty easy for both of us to be a touch grumpy.)

esperanza said...

This may fall under Andy's 2a category, but I just saw someone blaming the measles outbreak on immigrating children. Because, you know, families who are so desperately poor that they send their children to another country for hope of them living past age 16 can also afford to send them to Disneyland to spread measles. My head might explode soon.

kathy a. said...

Oy, Andy. You do seem to know a lot of them. Also, it's good news the AG went after scam supplements, but not the part about relying on them yourself. Sending chocolate.

Esperanza -- such a freakin' stupid theory. Great point about Disneyland, too. ($96 for a one day pass. Very doubtful that they offer jobs to undocumented "cast members.")

kathy a. said...

Oh, cute cat who wrestles clothing to death? She has also decided to poop outside the box. Cute little smelly freakin' poops, fortunately on the mat, but what???

esperanza said...

cute poop? There is such a thing?

Miranda said...

Some days, I feel like I'm on some kind of cheesy network drama with outrageous plot twists.

PS. I feel like my plan has been validated. Suck it family drama.

Chocolate is definitely an IBS irritant. as are eggs, all meat, dairy, anything fatty, and the occasional random bit of food like spinach. Most of the food I can eat conflict with another family members food allergies.

AW: I will lose the weight I packed on over the last few years.

W: I can't find my sports bra so I can't go to the gym.

kathy a. said...

"W: I can't find my sports bra so I can't go to the gym." MULLET!

Anonymous said...

super chapped thumb with fissure = owie

super huge icicles + hammer from the second floor bathroom window to stop dripping into window + ice chips in face = owie

stop with the snow already!!!

also, on IBS-- I had that, and found that for me, alcohol was a trigger, and citrus, and coffee, and fried food. Made winter pretty much bleh. But, I ended up doing culture11e and eating yogurt every day, (and some gut-specific antibiotics because I had an overgrowth of the wrong kinds of bacteria--they can test for that), and --knock wood-- it has pretty much cleared up. Hoping yours goes away too.

and, yeah, suck it winter

that's pretty much all I got
--Neighbor Lady

Queen of West Procrastination said...

NL: ouch! Enough already with this winter.

W: to continue on a previous topic, certain American members of my church, who up until now considered vaccines to be utterly uncontroversial, are now being influenced by the pandering politicians and saying nonsense like "we baby boomers all had measles, and we turned out fine!" And then that brings the whacko conspiracy theorists out of the woodwork, excited to find people who are potentially likeminded.

AW: it looks like my ex-boyfriend may have shut down that conversation by posting a big list of stats, going through the actual effects of measles back then, and how vaccines have prevented them. That's shut up all the "we turned out fine!" voices.

Queen of West Procrastination said...

So, I guess the moral of the story is "thank goodness for good ex boyfriends?" It's still all very strange (Like, the ones being all "we were fine!" are all GOP, and the conspiracy theorists are west coast lefties, and the only voices of reason were a family member who usually seems too far to the right for me, but I guess the Canadian version of that, and my ex.)

Everything is strange.

kathy a. said...

2:30 a.m. phone call. SIL fell and dislocated her shoulder; was on way to the hospital.

I'm afraid this means she was agitated and pacing around at 2:30 in the morning, which would be a sign her meds are not working to keep the manic symptoms down. Gah.

Sue said...

(((kathy a)))

(((Miranda))) Nomination for Mullet re: sports bra. I TOTALLY get that. I hope you can settle the IBS symptoms with some dietary gymnastics. NL has some good suggestions - go pixie power!

Agreed NL, about winter.

QWP, yes, the moral of the story is hooray for good ex-bfs. And everything is strange. Very strange.

AW: A good decision from the Supreme Court of Our Cold and Lovely Country today!!

kathy a. said...

SIL's admitted to the hospital. They need to do a surgical repair of the fracture, probably today. A doctor called to get her history -- which I know! He had no idea about her frontotemporal dementia diagnosis, or what it is. Gave him the quick explanation, the neuro's name, and alerted the neuro.

AW: it does not sound like she was acting manic when the fall happened, so that's the little silver lining.

esperanza said...

ugh 2:30 am phone calls are never good. Thankful the doc is checking on her history, and hoping the anesthesiologist is notified too.

kathy a. said...

Just had a conversation with the neuro about general anesthesia. It's more problematic with dementia patients. But I'm not really seeing a way around it in this situation -- she is not able to be cooperative, or really understand the situation; the surgery will be fairly major and near her head.

esperanza said...

Yeah, I wish there were an alternative. I guess I was thinking more along the lines of the follow up care people being aware of the lingering anesthesia effects and need for med adjustments. I'm sure her neuro is on top of it.

I once had laprascopic (however you spell that) surgery and asked if I could have an epidural instead of general. The doctor calmly said, "let me tell you how we do the procedure. First we tilt the table so that your organs slide out of the way." That's all it took. I signed the dang forms for general.

kathy a. said...

Yes, it's the lingering effects that are concerning. It's been an ongoing battle to get her meds balanced (so she's not a zombie, and not manic/agitated/etc.), and between anesthesia and the pain meds, who the heck knows what's next?

Good call on the laproscopic!

Thanks for letting me bleed angst all over the blog. xoxo

Queen of West Procrastination said...

(((kathy))) I had no idea that anaesthetics were so complicated for dementia patients! Such a stressful situation. (And we all bleed angst over this blog, if you haven't noticed!)

esperanza said...

Here, here's some of my angst:
1. the antique chair I reupholstered last summer BROKE. The leg just BROKE. My attempts to fix it are not attractive.
2. we are getting (as previously mentioned) curbside recycling. Yesterday, every single house on our street received the recycling bin. Except us.
3. Mini, the medically uncomplicated kid, received two "let's keep an eye on this" at her checkup today (not big deals, either of them, but c'mon).
4. I am sewing a jacket for myself. I ran out of thread. This color of thread cannot be purchased in my town.

There. There's some whiny whines.

Queen of West Procrastination said...

AW: we seem to have reached a resolution in the Battle of the Clothes. And Upstairs Cousin bribed E to let me trim her nails, by promising to paint them afterwards. I had trimmed a few, but then she was heartbroken, because apparently she's been trying to grow them long, so that they can be like her auntie's nails. (I wasn't thrilled about the idea of her having painted nails, but it worked to get her to stop crying about the nail trimming. And, after she excitedly showed her painted naps to Upstairs Puppy, she promptly asked me to remove the paint again. All's well that ends well.)

W: I have a toddler who is deliberately practising different emotions. Like, she told me what she's doing. She practised being sad a lot today. She did a lot of fake crying. A lot. Please send reinforcements.

kathy a. said...

OMG, you have a precocious one, QWP! Dress-up with fake emotions!!

Those are some very worthy whines, Esperanza.

Queen of West Procrastination said...

Esperanza: oh, I understand the stress of the "let's keep an eye on this." Hugs. (The thread: it can be obtained online, right? But of course then you'll have you wait for the shipment, and pay for the shipping for a few spools... )

esperanza said...

I am going to Big City tomorrow and can get it. I just want to finish something, yannow?

Sue said...

Good whines esperanza - glad you can get to the Big City to resolve at least one whine.

Sending virtual toddler reinforcements QWP. You can do this!!

Sue said...

(((kathy))) I hope things are moving along in the right direction for your SIL. Hugs and love to you and hubby.

kathy a. said...

SIL's in surgery. Still don't know quite what they are suggesting for recovery and rehab -- but think they can do it at her care home. Knock wood!

She got all agitated yesterday, kept wanting to get up and leave, kept talking about her first ex coming to pick her up, etc. They got that under control with more medication and a one on one attendant, and she was OK last night.

I am pretty doubtful she will be able to cooperate much with therapy. She lacks understanding and reasoning, has huge trouble following any directions. Depressing.

esperanza said...

If you have a choice, then, I'd lobby hard for doing whatever rehab there can be at her usual place. Familiar is good. So hard.

Miranda said...

Omfg. I survived hosting a baby shower. I'd like to thank craft beer and amazing party elves.

Thinking of your SIL Kathy and the various child whines of others.

esperanza said...

Miranda: put your feet up and relax! You deserve it!

kathy a. said...

Yay, baby shower!

Surgery went OK. They'll see how SIL does with therapy tomorrow, then suggest a plan.

Anonymous said...

I picked up 70 cases of cookies for the annual beginning of the g!rl sc0ut cookie season (which is a smaller number than I am used to, but still), offloaded about 3/4 of those to my tr00p parents, loaded what was left BACK in my car, and then home, where I unloaded them yet again; then did our income taxes (we're shafted, but not mind-numbingly so); went grocery shopping, put all the groceries away; cooked dinner, and now I am too tired to think of awards.

Will you all kill me if I do it tomorrow?

KLee

esperanza said...

Tomorrow, or skip it entirely. It shouldn't be a stressor. Put your feet up.

kathy a. said...

Yes, skipping awards is fine! MMMM, cookies!

Liz said...

Tonight I went to a party at the new home of a friend of mine. The new 6 bedroom home of a friend of mine. The new six bedroom home where the bathroom in the master bedroom is bigger than my bedroom. And the shower can hold 9 people with room to spare. I'm not kidding. There's a picture on the book of faces

This is not a whine, it's more of a gobsmacked statement.

Said friend is, to be very fair, in a blended family of five kids.

Liz said...

Correction: TEN people fit in the shower

Liz said...

Miranda could have held the baby shower in the actual shower.

esperanza said...

count me among the gobsmacked. We have a shower in which one person will fit, if he/she is small. To be very fair also, we have two other showers.

Sue said...

It's a shower celebration all around - baby showers and actual (gargantuan) showers. Yay!!

kathy a. said...

Shower party!