Tuesday, April 18, 2006

My Marathon Man

Woo Hoo!!!!!!
Ed completed the Boston Marathon! He did really well. He finished number 4328 out of about 22,000 runners!! I'll have more info later. This is the first picture that we've been able to get. I'll have more as they become available.

Monday, April 17, 2006

He is not here. He has risen as He said.

The resurrection of Christ was the most remarkable of events. Never before has such a thing happened, nor ever again.
So today, between bites of chocolate and devilled eggs, let's reflect on the magnitude of Christ's rising from the dead. All of our hope lies in the reality of this great gift. He has risen, and if we are in Him, we shall do likewise.

I hope that you all had a Happy Resurrection Day!

It's Marathon Day in Boston!

Hello Everyone!
I'm double posting. This is pretty much the same thing I'm saying on the Reformed Chicks Blabbing site, but I'm giving you an actual photo! No, it's not an actual photo of my dh, but it IS an actual photo taken at last year's Boston Marathon, so there! :)
I'll update when I have more info, and hopefully post some cool pix!
Please pray that things go well! :)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

An Ode to Jack Bauer (with apologies to Shaft)


Who's the guy from CTU
Answer him, or he'll shoot you?
You're d**n right.

Who is the man
who'll torture with the cord of a lamp?
Can ya dig it?

Who's the cat who goes right in
Sentax gas won't injure him?
Right on

You see this cat Jack is a bad mother--
(Shut your mouth)
But I'm talkin' about Jack
(Then we can dig it)

Doesn't eat or shower
and no one understands him but me

(Jack Bauer)

I'm responsible for this little ditty, but I was inspired by the folks at Blogs4Bauer. Can you dig it?

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

I have officially seen everything

I cannot believe this. I mean, really. There is just nothing left to "invent" now. Whatever happened to throwing the diaper on top?

These are called "Pee-pee Teepees." They are little cotton cones that you can place strategically to avoid being sprayed.


Monday, April 10, 2006

Why, oh why did I let myself get sick?

Ugh. That's all I'm saying right now.
Well, not really.
I'm also saying that it is really, really hard to get kids back into some semblance of a schedule when they've been running amok for a week. Ask me how I know.
This is going to take me a few days. Not to mention the mountain of laundry, and the piles of clutter.
That's it! I'm not getting sick again!
Hmmmm....I hope not, anyway.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Nighty Night!

I almost forgot to post something here today. Yikes!

Okay, I'm feeling about 50% better. I had to mention that, because someone has already noted that the purpose of this blog seems to be so that I can have a place to discuss my health. So there you go!!

Tomorrow I'm going to try and teach school.
And do a week's worth of laundry.
And make a list of things to pack for the weekend.

Dh is running in the Boston Marathon. I'll have to post his bib number so ya'll can watch out for him!

Saturday, April 08, 2006

A Big Old Thank You!!

I want to take this opportunity to thank Michele, the chief Blabbing Reformed Chicks! She spent a lot of time beautifying my blog and graciously helping me to overcome my lack of technical ability.

Join the Menstrual Revolution, try a Diva Cup!!!

Okay, here's my offical Word of Warning: The content of this post is female in nature. If you are an easily skeeved out male, you probably want to stop reading now!

Every now and then (well, probably once a month) someone from the Well Trained Mind message boards will ask "Does anyone know about the Diva Cup (or its sisters the Keeper and Moon Cups.)?" They will inevitably get a whole range of answers.

Someone will say "I tried it, but it didn't work for me"
Someone will say "I love it!" (Okay, that person is usually me!)
Someone else will say "Yuck! Are you living in the dark ages?"

Can I just say that I love this thing? I go around recommending it to anyone (well, any female) over the age of 13 who will actually sit still long enough to listen.

  • I love the fact that I get to just breeze past the "feminine protection" aisle of the store.
  • I love it that after the $30 investment, I'm all set for a couple of years.
  • I feel that I'm helping the environment by not tossing more junk into it.
  • I appreciate the fact that I don't have to worry about wrapping/hiding/covering up messy leftovers so that my dh and sons don't have to see them.
  • And lastly, many women report that they have fewer yeast infections and less severe cramps as a result of using menstrual cups.
Imagine what would happen if more women started using devices like this? A multi-million dollar industry would be affected. I wonder what the landfills would start to look like?
Think of the fun things you could do with that money if you saved it all up after a year. If you spend about $66/year on pads and tampons for one person, you'll save yourself over $30 in the first year alone! If you've got other menstruating females in your home...well just do the math!

The company that sold me my Diva Cup gives you three free cloth panty liners with your purchase. Now I will tell you that I had my doubts about the cloth liners at first, but now I totally love them!!! They are made of a very soft flannel, and they come in pretty patterns. I really only wear them as backup because the Diva is such good protection.

Okay, that's my little rant for today! Now I'm going back to bed because I am still sick and the cough was so bad that I had to take the cough syrup with codeine and it's making me sleeeeepy.

Friday, April 07, 2006

You know what? I think there should be an IQ test for prospective voters.

I can't believe this. I just watched this video where a teenager goes around asking girls at a high school if they'd like to sign a petition "To end women's suffrage." And guess what? All but one of those whom he showed on camera signed it!!! Only one of the girls shown actually knew what suffrage is. Granted, I'm sure that there were others, and he certainly edited to get his point across, but gimme a break. I really do think that people need to be tested before they're allowed to vote.
Okay, I'll write the test. That's the only way I can be sure to pass!

Thursday, April 06, 2006


Q. How can you tell when you've got a true-blue friend?
A. She comes to your house when you're as sick as a dog and picks up your four kids and takes them off for the afternoon with her one kid.

Wow!! I think I'd better add her to my life insurance policy or something. So I was able to go to the doctor and find out that I either have a throat infection or an abscess. I can try taking regular old antibiotics, but if they don't work I'll have to switch to one of those nasty kinds that make your stomach feel like it would've been easier to deal with the throat.

Okay, I'm going to try and stop complaining now. And just count my blessings. I'm thankful for friends (including the ones who got together with the above mentioned friend so that my kids had plenty of playmates.) I'm thankful for modern medicine, which I often resist, but can be pretty handy sometimes. I'm thankful for my children who came home saying they missed me after being gone for a few hours. I'm even thankful for the one who is standing here yelling at me that he doesn't want any cheese crackers! Oh, and I'm thankful for a husband who volunteered to bring home Indian take-out for dinner. Very thankful for that.

Okay, that feels better!
Now I need a nap.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Is it possible that someone snuck into my room and stuck razor blades down my throat?

Every time I swallow it feels like there are razor blades in my throat. Unless of course I have taken pain meds. Which I think I will take now. And then of course there's the nasty cough that won't quit and further irritates my throat. We're skipping Gymnastics today. I wouldn't let someone like me drive my kids anywhere.
By the way...did I mention that it is hailing outside? All over my tulips?

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Yeah, so I'm writing on this one, okay?

Here I am now!! I've decided that it isn't nice to leave my poor blog all unattended for so long. And now that I'm spending more time on the Reformed Chicks blog, I might as well mozie on over to my own.
So I'm sick today. Feeling lousy. Not up to teaching. So fortunately my children have good play skills and active imaginations. They've been getting along pretty well today, for the most part. They've cut up cardboard boxes and made them into forts and castles.
They've made a spy club, complete with fastidious notetaking and spy gear.
They've played Hullabaloo (for the first time.)
They went exploring in the yard.

Now they're watching Cyberchase.
Time to heat up left overs.