Not much happening around here as of late. (which should explain the lack of blog posting on my part)
Every once and a while I get a great idea of something to write about, but by the time I get to the computer, I forget. Yes, I know, I should write down my idea as soon as it pops into my head, and I would, IF I COULD EVER FIND A PEN THAT WORKS!
And paper to write on.
Actually, we have plenty of paper, it's piled all over my kitchen. It's mostly the lack of working pens in my house that keeps me from writing anything down.
I once wrote down a phone message on a nursing pad with a crayon.
(seriously, I did!) But that was a long time ago, and we haven't had a nursing pad in the house for years.
The main thing happening right now is that my tooth/teeth are really hurting. I've been to the dentist multiple times because of the pain in my teeth. I've had so many x-rays that I'm surprised that the left side of my face isn't glowing.
They can never find anything wrong.
So now I'm faced with a dilema. Do I rearrange my schedule to find time to go to the dentist and have even more x-rays taken, just to have him tell me once again that there's nothing wrong or just continue to tough it out with my Costco sized bottle of ibuprofen.
I'm a little concerned about the warning on the label on the ibuprofen that says you shouldn't take it longer than a certain amount of days. I'm pretty sure that if I exceed the maximum amount of days for the ibuprofen, I will probably grow an extra arm or something.
But then again, an extra arm could come in handy.
Think of how much more I could accomplish!!
I could type and eat at the same time!
I can talk on my cell phone, put on lipstick and still keep one hand on the steering wheel!
But I might look kind of weird, and I would start to see my picture on the cover of the tabloids as I wait in line at the supermarket.
But then I would get a phone call from the producer of the Jerry Springer show! They would fly me to their studio and I would get to appear on TV!
While on the plane, I could impress my fellow passengers by being able to buckle my seatbelt and put my tray table back into it's original upright position AT THE SAME TIME!
But then I would get to the Jerry Springer show and some guy with one tooth would rip off his shirt and throw a chair at me.
Maybe Oprah would have me on her show! I could jump on her couch and tell her how much I love having a third arm.
But what if it turns out that my extra arm is another left arm?
I'm right handed.
That could be a problem.
Last night, I made some cookies to help motivate the kids to finish their homework ("OK kids, get the first page of homework done and you can sniff a cookie, the second page, you can lick a cookie, but you must have all of the homework done before you can actually eat a cookie!")
When I took the cookies out of the oven, Aaron asked me "Will there be enough cookies left tomorrow so that we can eat them while we're watching "The Biggest Loser"?
(Now, I don't want to get any rude emails telling me that I shouldn't be using bribery to get my kids to do their homework. Bribery is such an ugly word. I prefer using the word "incentive" Instead of it being a situation where I say "'I'll give this to you if you do your homework" It's more "When you finish your homework, you may have this" See, it's totally different)
Today, Max asked me which finger he should use to put inside his nose. I told him he shouldn't put any of them in his nose, but eventually, we settled on his pinky finger.
Hey, I just realized that it's Wednesday!
Word Verification Wednesday!
I'm not going to explain how to play. Ask the other contestants.
(OK, look at the word verification code, and create a definition for it in the comments. Refresh the page as many times as you want)
(And remember, the only way you can lose this game is to not play)
(come on people, it's like a service project. You give me a funny or well thought out definition, and I laugh, thus causing me to forget the stabbing pain in my tooth)
And to my new lurker from Portland Maine.
I'll give you a nickel if you leave a comment.
I only had three hours of sleep last night, can you tell?