Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A few things.

1. Thank you all for your suggestions and support. I really need both, for reals. I'll be starting the outpatient program for depression on Monday, so I'm trying to shove every ounce of Operation Show Ace A Good Time On Spring Break into the rest of this week. And my only free days are today and Thursday.

2. Today's phase of Operation Show Ace A Good Time On Spring Break involves a trip to the Natural Science Museum, a trip to Target (where I'll allow him to push the cart), and a trip to Chick Fil-A for lunch. Yes, I've given up on my Lenten sacrifice. I broke it about 50 times last week, so I'm really kinda over it.

3. The more I think about it, the more I believe I faced actual discrimination at the River Oaks ER. My mom agrees. I think that once the nurse heard that a) I was at a psych unit earlier in the week and b) I was on Lamictal for depression, they wrote me off as having a panic attack. While I'm not a doctor, and I've never had a panic attack, I'm pretty sure that BENADRYL DOESN'T CURE PANIC ATTACKS, JERKS.

4. My ex-boyfriend weighs less than I do. I've mostly transcended the ex-boyfriend thing - he's one of my closest friends now, and "things" are not weird. However, this gets under my loosely-flowing, jiggly skin. Bah, I'll try to let it go, under the guise of being happy for him and his hard work. But between this and hearing jparks scream "TUNDRA BEAST" in my head every time I look at myself in the mirror (that used to be jparks' pet name for me; thankfully he's a nicer person now), I'm really glad I got my DVD from Lauren in the mail yesterday. I may have to hit that and three or four cookies when Ace takes a nap today. Darn you, Tony, for unintentionally starting a competition.

5. I'm really still not over #4, since when I take my kid to Chick Fil-A today, I'll have to smell his delicious freakin' chicken nuggets while I get myself a SALAD. Thankfully, their salads are really, really good.

6. I've read on several occasions that not washing your hair every day is a good way to get it less oily. This is a lie. Over the past several months, I've tried to wash my hair maybe 5 times a week instead of 7, and the only change I've seen is that I can sleep a little later, because it takes roughly 20 minutes to wash and dry my hair. My hair is a greasy hot mess at the end of the day.

7. Well, 7 random bits of incoherent nonsense is enough, don't you think? I gotta get the child out of bed and start the "If you wanna go peepee on the potty and you know it, clap your hands" song. I have to sing the first part really fast to stay on rhythm. Then when I lay the "If you wanna save mommy money on diapers because you're a giant man-child who weighs 40 pounds at the tender age of 2 and will only fit into size 6 diapers and they're really very expensive so please peepee on the potty, clap your hands" guilt trip on him, I have to sing REALLY fast.


The Johns said...

you are cool . . . andybody else who says otherwise is not cool. i am glad you are my friend.

The Johns said...

woops. i just got a phone call from andybody. he said if i don't stop putting words in his mouth he is going to send me a load of dirty diapers.
who cares, not like i don't have one or two of those laying around here right now anyway.
Andybody, YOU DON'T ROCK!
Put it in the mail, Andy!

Lauren said...

Wow, I forgot how much of a douche jparks could be at times. He has gotten better. I think we all have. Thank God, otherwise we'd be horrible adults. :)

I hope you enjoy the DVD, and if you don't, I've got plenty of better ones I can recommend.

Jen said...

I think the big boy will LOVE your events you have planned :) And those chick fil a salads with their chicken on them are delish!

Good luck with the potty training!!

And here if you need to chat.. love ya

K Storm said...

Your sweet boy will have fun with you because you love him.

I hope you feel better soon.

Strangely, though, my husband had an older relative that was treated for anxiety and they gave her benedryl. Seemed to help, weird!

tgtank said...

Hmmm, maybe we should try your "clap your hands" potty song. You may have a 40 pounder but we have TWO twenty pounders. Heck yeah, diapers are expensive.

mayberry said...

He'll probably enjoy pushing the cart more than anything else you do today. It's always the simple, free stuff they like the most.

Sorry you broke your Lenten vow....wanna go to Newk's? =)

Jennifer said...

I like Newk's! lol

i'm black betty said...

understand about the "writing you off" stuff. they treat my mom like sh*t ANYTIME we go into an ER. talk about pissing somebody off...i see RED!!!!

still praying for you, honey. let me know when you want to watch a movie again. ;)

love ya. mean it.

Watercolor said...

Sounds like a full week. :)

The hair thing, if you rinse it on alternating days and wash it every other day or every third day it does get less oily and softer after a few months. But you do have to rinse it on the off days to get the grime and extra oil off until the oil glands get with the program. If you sweat a lot though, it needs to be washed.

JesusThroughMary said...

See what happens? You cave once, and down the slippery slope you go. Next thing you know, it's McDonald's for breakfast, Chick-fil-A for lunch and Waffle House for dinner. Mmm... waffles....

My two children weigh 44 pounds combined. Ignatius still fits in size 3 diapers along with Bono. (Not in the same diaper, though.)

regan said...

I weigh more than jparks. Even non-preggo I weighed about the same as him. In fact, lately I've been joking about buying his clothes from the boys dept because adult clothes are getting too big for him since he started training for his bike ride. Not that the idea of him getting smaller will make you feel better, but the idea of him wearing Garanimals should.