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I'm a Recovering Drama Queen. I got tired of the same old lines.

Monday, January 21, 2008


I found this doctor costume for Peanut some time ago and then completely forgot about it. Saw it in the closet the other day and brought it out to show her. Good timing because she's finally into playing dress up. She took one look at the picture on the package and said "That's a boy's costume" (because there was a boy in the picture). So she wouldn't wear it. Later Sunday night, when it was time to have her quiet time before bed, she decided she was going to wear the costume. She was going to do everything in her powers to delay bedtime. I pulled out my camera, of course...and indulged her whim. We decided that she was going to exam her Daddy Braun big dinosaur. His neck is all wobbly now b/c the wiring got detached from the base of his body. She's been pretty worried about him, so he's been staying home lately (instead of riding with us in the car everywhere). So she examines him for boo boo's and then listens to his heart, checks his ears and eyes...didn't think you were supposed to put the equipment right on top of the eye, but he's not complaining! Then she goes to write him a prescription. I took the pad and told her I'd write it for her. Then I asked her what she prescribed for his cough...she makes up Humtymetocin (pronounced "Hum Time Tocin")...thought that sounded pretty close to a real medicine and it just cracked me up. We had to call Mimi and Dr. Paw Paw after that...thought Paw Paw would enjoy it since he's a retired doctor. She was so proud of her diagnosis and course of treatment. She examined Barkley next and decided he was just fine...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

To the curb and beyond...crunch!

I was pulling up to Peanut's day care yesterday and as I was turning right into the circular driveway I dented my car. I was hugging the curb a little too much in an effort to make the turn and I didn't see the huge white rock that was in the landscaping...crunch! @*&!! :(
I will take a photo today or tomorrow...damage was just to the passenger door all the way at the bottom...not horrible, but also not an easy fix. Poor Sally, haven't even had her a month and I've already dented her. BTW, we named her Sally. I gave Peanut the choice of Sally or Snoopy (in keeping with my Charlie Brown/Peanuts car theme...see earlier posts). She chose Sally, of course, because it's also the name of the female car in Disney Pixar's Cars Movie. So, Sally it is...
I don't know if it's the car or my not being fully over the scare of being in an accident last November, but my driving has certainly changed. The accident in November wasn't all that bad, but I think the fact that it could have been is really getting me. What if Peanut was in the car? What if I hadn't slowed down before going through the intersection? What if someone was in the back seat of the car I hit?, ...the "what ifs" are doing me in. At any rate, even my parking abilities suck at the moment. That I can attribute to the new car b/c it is a little harder to turn the steering wheel in this car than my last. So I end up backing up and straightening at least once. OMG! I'm one of "those" drivers! I hope this being overly cautious subsides soon. At least I'm aware of it...and I'm now aware of the big rock next to the curb.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Mom Jeans are the worst - I wanna be HIP ,but really, what a WAIST!

My favorite phrase to say when I'm upset or pissed off at someone or something is "I'm gonna write a letter". I never actually write the letters, but it always makes me feel better.
My weight has fluctuated somewhat the last 5 years between having a baby, divorce diet and then putting back on some happy weight...not huge amounts by any means, but enough to go up or down 1-2 sizes. During this time I've struggled with finding the perfect pair of jeans...for the first time in my life I no longer have a "favorite" pair...just lots of "fat" jeans (you know...the ones you wear when you're a little over your normal weight and none of your cool jeans fit at the moment), and "do I really want to look like I have a muffin top?" jeans...if you haven't heard the phrase muffin top it refers to the excess skin, belly fat and or back fat that hangs over the top of hip hugger, low rise jeans. Hip hugger jeans or low rise jeans have been around for a good 8 years now (?) and despite what I've heard about jeans that sit on the waist making a comeback, I have yet to find any...or at least any that are "hip"...excuse the pun.
So here's my "letter" to the fashion world:
Dear Fashion No-No Enablers,
I am a 39 year old woman who really tries to follow fashion trends. I have lost all respect for your designs this past decade. I can't fit into clothes made for teenagers or 20-somethings, and I don't want to shop where grandmothers shop. You are forcing me to choose between looking old and looking like I'm trying to recapture my youth. I celebrate my age and my size yet I put on your jeans and feel dejected...is this why they're called "blue" jeans? If I'm even 5 pounds over my normal weight your jeans give me a muffin top. If I'm right at my normal weight your jeans expose my stretch marks. Either way I'm constantly pulling them up and wishing they were on my waist so I don't have to belt them...which looks really stupid. If 40 is the new 30 then why do I have to wear clothes made for women in their 20's?
Please find something in the "middle" that lets me celebrate my age. Bring back the jeans that sit on our waists! And make them trendy and sexy not baggy and frumpy! Women 35 and up will buy them and love you for it!
Not a Hip Hugger Lover

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Just when you feel comfortable sharing

Okay, in the next couple of days I'm going to have to re-do this blog so that only invited guests are able to look on here. I thought the task a bit tedious before, but after getting an unsolicited comment about my last blog post...now I know it's necessary. I am creeped out. The worst part is I clicked on the person's name to tell them I wasn't looking to make friends and got their website...and it's in a foreign language and probably came from a spammer....TO ALL SPAMMERS...LEAVE OUR FRIENDLY BLOGS ALONE! THIS IS MY SPECIAL PLACE TO WRITE ABOUT ME! GO AWAY!!!! GET A LIFE!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRR.....
On another note, I do welcome comments from friends and family members...I love comments. Comment away!

On another another note...do I have to worry about spyware on my computer now that I've clicked on that link?