Monday, November 23, 2009

The insomnia continues. Saturday night I was up from 2:00-4:00 am and I've been up today since 4:00. This is not a problem I have a lot these days, but had a nasty case of it in college. The last two episodes have included bizarre shoulder/upper back pain that's so annoying I can't get back to sleep. I have no idea what's causing that but I sure hope it stops soon.

Happy for the short week, although I really have a ton of work to do and could use a full week and then some to get some things accomplished. Never mind that. I'm looking forward to making pies to take to my mom's, Lauren's birthday party and seeing my family. Mostly, I am looking forward to having someone else cook for me for three whole days. Heaven.

Friday, November 20, 2009

A Friday Equation

Up by 5:30 am every day
One night of insomnia/non-sleeping child
Two days of mind-numbing tasks at work
Belly full of Indian food
4:59 pm
Zombie mommy

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Fascinating Inner Workings of My Brain

Here are some thoughts I had today:

  • I could quite possibly be the only woman alive who doesn’t give a flip about “New Moon.”
  • Why is my office always so cold?
  • Maybe I’ll open a yoga studio.
  • Are these wounds ever going to stop being itchy?
  • Lauren has yet another cold. She just finished up a second round of antibiotics a week and a half ago. Yea, winter.
  • Why is the orange spray paint from Halloween still in my hair?
  • We’re having pasta for dinner. Again.
  • Is it really time to order a 2010 calendar already?
  • How is it possible that Sarah Palin got a book published?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Back At It

"It" being work, I suppose. I'm kind of amazed at how little I minded doing nothing but watch TV and nap for a week. When I'm stuck at home sick with a bad cold or flu I have about a day's worth of tolerance for that laying around stuff, but sure didn't mind it last week.

The worst part of being at work? Wearing a bra. The underwire cuts right into one of my incisions. And don't even suggest going without or even one of those camisoles with the built-in "shelf" bra. Those days are long gone.

The best part of being back at work? I can look at these anytime I want, on my big desktop monitor instead of my Blackberry. Carolyn is a freaking genius. Call her today for your next photo shoot!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I'll Cut You, Man

Surgery went fine and I've been laying around being a slug all week. Every once in a while I get a burst of energy and do things like organize my recipes or throw out old magazines, but basically it's all TV, all the time.

It wasn't too bad and although I'm a bit sore and sometimes really tired, it hasn't been nearly as bad as the nasty bought of bronchitis I had a few weeks back.

Lauren keeps asking to "see your belly" and then she says "ew." I don't blame her. I look like I've been in a prison knife fight. Four incisions. Pretty.

I did just find an EKG sticky thing under my left armpit, though. I think it's time to take a shower.

Friday, November 6, 2009


I've been wanting to do this in a formal way for a while, so I thought I'd try it today. I've read a lot about practicing gratitude, both from religious and secular sources, and believe that it does help to remember what's good about my life, rather than always thinking about what needs to be fixed. Good to count my blessings and all that. So, in no particular order, here are things I am grateful for today:

  • It's 4:10 on a Friday and I will soon be heading home to my two favorite people.
  • Being able to get well with a $20 co-pay and a $12 prescription. Everyone should be able to do this.
  • Indian food. Particularly saag choley and boat loads of rice.
  • A dear friend to share said Indian food with -- happy birthday Ang!
  • My bed. Seriously the best $1000 I've ever spent. I had no idea how uncomfortable my old bed was until we got this one.
  • Pandora. Sure makes my day go faster.
  • A job in a stable industry and an even more stable company.
  • A healthy, funny, smart child. Who's so stinking cute I can't stand it!
  • Connecting with old friends on Facebook and keeping in touch with former co-workers, roommates, etc.
  • Books. Made of paper. None of that Kindle crap.
  • Being married to a nice man. Who still makes me laugh after nearly 18 years.
  • Driving a car that doesn't make me wonder if it's going to make it where I'm going. (I've driven my share of pray-and-drive junkers.)
  • Dental floss.
  • Self-check-out lanes at the grocery.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


I am whipped. Need to remember to write in the mornings, not at 4:14 in the afternoon when I'm completely wiped out from work. My boss is going out of town the rest of the week, then I'm out next week, so I've been very busy trying to get some things wrapped up today.

In other news, the orange hair spray paint goo that I used to make my Wilma Flintstone 'do last Friday night is STILL not out of my hair. I have little flecks of the stuff clinging to my hair here and there, despite having shampooed multiple times since then. Hm.

And finally, this makes me happy. It was recorded at the Rose Bowl, not in Chicago where I saw them, but still reminds me of that fantastic event (can't call it just a concert) at Soldier Field.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


No, it's not some kind of sandwich you'll find in New Orleans, NaBloPoMo is National Blog Posting Month. Like the site says, "Post every day for a month. That's all you have to do." Well, I'm already two days behind, but I'm going to give this thing a shot. With a couple of caveats -- I seriously doubt I will post on weekends, as I spend all day Monday through Friday in front of a computer and have no interest in logging on on the weekends. Also, I'm having surgery on Monday, so not sure how much I'll feel like posting once that's done. But, blog as often as possible this month, I will. Even if it's just to post pics. Like this from Halloween: