Hello and welcome to a very special episode of Random Tuesday Thoughts. We have some good stuff to cover, so I'll do my shout out to Keely for hosting and get on with the show!
->It's my 2nd blogaversary! Two whole years of boondocktasm. Can you imagine? Who knew two years ago that I'd meet all of you and it would end up being so much fun. The modern gift for two years is supposed to be china (is that for all those people who did not get the full serving for 8 at their wedding? sounds like a krappy gift, to me.) Since I abhor the idea of more dishes in my house (please note that this part was directed specifically at PB's mom!), I'd rather you all go out and have Chinese food for dinner to celebrate with me! Then pick up some ice cream for dessert, since we all know you'll be hungry an hour later no matter how much you eat.
-> I am going to show my age and say I do not understand fashion today. I finally fit back into my "regular" jeans. And when I got them out of the closet, I noticed they're looking the worse for wear. PB suggested I go buy a new pair or two. Yeah. Everything I looked at appeared to be more worn than the ones I was replacing. What the hell? Why do I want jeans that look like someone else wore them before I did? With rips and paint splatters? Now I'm not going to use the term "dressy jeans" because that'd be all redneck and stuff, but what are you supposed to wear to a nicer (but still casual) place if you're "going out" jeans look the same as the ones you mowed the yard in? Please, someone under 25, explain the logic here.
->We just got back from our trip to Topeka, Kansas. It was a great weekend. We saw a baby cow being born! Coolest thing ever. Come back on Thursday if you want some travel tips for flying with two small children. Come back next Thursday if you want to see our actual trip. There was just too much excitement for me to get it all into a Random Tuesday post. Puppies, and horsies and kites, oh my.
-> I finally found an honest dr that I like. She looked at my chart and we had a long discussion of my allergies/asthma. Then she came out with, "To be honest, Mama Badger, medicine is half science and half black magic. We take what we know and try to apply it the best we can, but everyone reacts differently. Nobody is a 'textbook' case, they don't exist. We'll try some different stuff and see if what we throw into the magic cauldron works for you. If not, we'll try something else until we figure out the right combination. It might be the first try, it might take us years." Finally, an answer that sounds reasonable and straight forward.
-> PB goes to France next week. Stinky face. But here's where I need your help. What do they have in France that he could bring me back? Something French. That he can get through customs (that's a big stumbling block!)
-> I wish Sprite's Keeper's "appearances" post was this Friday. On our flight out to Kansas, there was a group of around 15 or so "directional drillers". Imagine big burly, dirty and foul mouthed miners. I was a little worried that either LG and little o would be horribly behaved and really make them upset, or the things my kids picked up would be the talk of the weekend. But neither thing happened. They thought LG was hysterical. They kept asking him questions, and getting him excited for the plane ride. Little o just thought they were fascinating to look at. During the ride, PB and LG sat behind two of them. They didn't recline their seats so that LG would have more room. PB read LG poems from a Shel Silverstein book, and when we went to leave, one of them said he enjoyed them so much he wanted to buy his kids that book! How funny is that? Just goes to show, appearances mean nothing in the end.
Well, that about wraps up today's edition of Random Thoughts. Go visit Keely and have a good week!