Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Snip Snip Sniff Sniff

CoasterBoy got his first haircut yesterday, and of course, I cried like a baby.

W insists that it was time - and he's probably right. The sides and back were getting long and unruly, but I just loved it when the hair in the back curled, and I liked to play with those golden curls. *sigh*

At any rate, the stylist, Nora, was very sweet and gave me a lock of hair to keep, and a card to keep it in. She left the top alone, and just cut the sides and back.

CoasterBoy looks so grown up now that he has a little boy haircut. It makes me sad in a way that his 2nd birthday didn't - why is that, do you suppose?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Let's Just Hope CoasterGuy Gets a Better Score...


Editing to add: in case you can't read the percentage there very well, I only have a 37% chance of surviving a zombie apocalypse. D'oh!

Click the image above if you want to take the quiz yourself, but be prepared to waste a lot of time at that site!

UPDATE: CoasterGuy got a 54%. But only, he says, because he's willing to shoot me in the head without hesitation if I become a zombie.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


(Updated - see below)

I am a champion worrier. I come by it honestly; my mother and her mother before her were worriers, too. (Right, Mom?)

My worries tonight are a little more than my typical neurotic anxiety about molehills, though.

CoasterGirl has been having pain in her hips. This started about a week and a half ago, with no known cause, such as a fall. It tends to bother her most in the morning and at night; up until the last few days, a dose of Children's Tylenol and some walking around would do the trick. The last few days, though, the pain has been worse and has lasted longer, and today it never went away at all.

We went to the pediatrician yesterday - she ordered x-rays and labs, so we spent a good portion of midday today at the local regional medical center having the tests done. (Note to self: must try to make CoasterGirl forget the blood-draw experience today so as not to cause trauma before future tests. The lab guy was friendly and nice, but had quite a bit of trouble finding a good vein. Poor CoasterGirl! He felt so bad that he gave her multiple stickers, character bandaids, toys and a sucker.)

A few of the possibilities are somewhat scary, so I'm trying not to worry until we get the test results back, hopefully on Monday. I'm hanging my hat on the statement by the pediatrician that even the scary options are treatable, so I should really try not to worry.

I'm not doing such a great job.

UPDATE: The pediatrician's office called Sunday evening - both tests came back fine, so at least we know it's not a fracture, a joint problem, or an infection. The bad news is we have no idea why her hips hurt!

Friday, August 15, 2008

We Made it Through Week One

Since CoasterGirl's first week of first grade is in the books (as it were), I thought I'd make a few observations.

1) 6:48 a.m. is way too early for the school bus to arrive.

2) 6:43 a.m. is way, way too early for the school bus to arrive.

3) Apparently, having clothes, shoes, backpack and lunch ready the night before is not enough preparation to prevent missing said school bus. Twice.

4) Raisins are not a "cool" snack.

5) Socks with decorations are "cooler" than plain white socks.

6) I'm never going to make it through May.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

You Like Me, You Really Like Me!!

Thank you, Thank you. You're too kind! I'd like to thank the Academy...

Actually, I'd really like to thank Cori for this cool blog bling/award:

How awesome is that?

I'm going to spread the love to Kelly, Susan, Alimum, and Abby. Rock on, ladies!

There are some strings attached when accepting the award - post the logo to your blog, link to the nominator (that's me!) and then nominate up to 7 other brilliant bloggers (be sure to link to them, too!). Also, you might want to let them know they've been nominated!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Music to Crunch Numbers By

"I've Just Seen a Face" sung by Jim Sturgess in Across the Universe.

Have you seen this movie? I love it! A musical using Beatles songs - what could be better? Why, a musical using Beatles songs starring Jim Sturgess, of course!