Wednesday, March 30, 2011


While out and about today, I saw the best license plate on a mini-van:


Busy, busy

Today I took a day off just get everything done that needed to be done. I should probably just do that once every couple of months. The day went like this:

- Took J-Mav to school at normal time.
- Drove to my surgery follow-up appointment, which was scheduled for 9:30am.
- Sat in the waiting room until 10:30am.
- Saw the doctor at 10:45am.
- Left there and went to consign items for a big annual sale I sometimes participate in.
- Met Hubby for lunch.
- Ran home to switch vehicles.
- Took the van to get an emissions inspection... necessary because the tags/registration expire tomorrow and emissions was needed to renew it.
- Went home and, over the next 45 minutes, paid registration online and printed temporary registration card to carry in van until new registration and plate stickers arrive; made reservation for hotel at airport for the night before we leave for Hawaii; and checked Blackboard for Keeper Boy's homework assignments.
- Once Keeper Boy got home from school, took him to the orthodontist.
- Sat in the waiting area while he adjustments made and learned how to put his rubber bands on his braces.
- Took Keeper Boy to the music store to buy a new pair of drumsticks to replace the ones he lost.
- Picked J-Mav up from SACC.
- Picked J-Mav's friend up from his house.
- Brought them both home.
- Got Hubby and Keeper Boy out the door for Keeper Boy's strength and conditioning class.
- SAT DOWN and read a magazine.
- Got dinner together.
- Ate dinner.
- Hovered while Keeper Boy did his homework to keep the "thinking" (aka, staring off into space) to a minimum.
- Got J-Mav into bed.
- Caught up on the day's email and played around on the computer.

Monday, March 21, 2011


J-Mav played in net on Saturday for his first Mite game of the Spring hockey season. At the Mite level, they actually use goalies, but few teams have a dedicated goalie. So they just issue a "keeper kit" to each team, and the players take turns in net. J-Mav went first.

After the game:

Me: Did you have fun playing goalie?
J-Mav: Kinda, yeah.
Me: So, do you want to be a goalie?
J-Mav: No way.
Me (in my head): Yessssss!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Project Hawaii

This morning the first number on the scale started with a 1 instead of a 2!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

What I'm reading...

I just finished Between a Rock and a Hard Place (by Aron Ralston) in the wee hours of Saturday morning.

Incredible account of an unfathomable situation. I thought he came off a little (okay, a lot) arrogant in the book, and I've heard the same of the movie (127 Hours). I would think he would have become a little more cautious after an ordeal such as that. Maybe he has, but it didn't come off that way in the book. Then again, it's been several years since the book was published. I'll be interested to see the movie sometime.

An overview from
From midday Saturday, April 26, 2003, until midday Thursday, May 1, Ralston was pinned between a boulder and a canyon wall in a remote area of Canyonlands National Park in Utah. He had little food and water. No one would even wonder where he was until he didn't show up for work on Tuesday. Unable to sit, lie down, use his right arm (that was the part between the rock and the wall), or sleep, he knew right away that he was in for an excruciatingly difficult time. Those 120 hours of what he calls "uninterrupted experience" tested to the fullest his physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual being. His eventual rescue led to international headlines, partially due to his dramatic means of escape: he severed his arm with a cheap, dull, dirty knife. This is a searing and amazingly detailed rendition of his ordeal, along with accounts of several of Ralston's previous wilderness adventures. He is one active and tough guy, but readers never get the sense that he is boastful or seeking notoriety. Rather, he seems genuinely intrigued, even mildly befuddled, by his insatiable drive to be active in the wild. One could say he takes too many risks, and that he has a tendency toward carelessness. He himself notes this. But the man's drive and devotion to his calling are nothing but admirable.

Stand-up, Stand-up

Tonight J-Mav and I went to dinner together and I felt like I was witnessing a stand-up comedy routine! He had apparently been reading a joke book at some point recently...

J-Mav: Knock knock
Me: Who's there?
J-Mav: Juicy
Me: Juicy who?
J-Mav: Juicy that hockey game last night?


J-Mav: What did the the ghoul eat after he got his teeth cleaned?
Me: I don't know, what?
J-Mav: The dentist


There's another one, but I can't remember it at the moment...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Successful surgery?

All appears to be well from my surgery this morning. I guess I won't truly know if it's successful in alleviating or eliminating the Menorrhagia for another couple months; however, from the standpoint that the only issues I have at the moment is that I'm tired and I have a headache (from from lying down all day), I'd say it was successful! Oh, I did get sick in recovery, but I think that was more from the ginger ale and graham cracker than from the anesthesia, as I've had that same anesthesia twice before with no issues.

So I was at the surgical center at 6:05am, and I was home by 9:30am. I changed into my awesome new PJs (a pajamagram sent by my co-workers) and took some naps. I had some cramping this morning, but none now. Hopefully that will continue. Right now J-Mav and I are snuggled up watching the Caps game on TV. :-)

Oh and tonight I got a beautiful, ORANGE flower arrangement from my BFF. :-)

So all is good here. I'll lay low tomorrow. Not supposed to drive for 24 hours or so to make sure all anesthesia is out of my system. Imagine I'll be back to normal activity on Sunday... might even get back on the treadmill. And back to work on Monday.

Frankenuterus is definitely lower maintenance than Frankenfoot... but sorry, no photos this time.

Monday, March 7, 2011


I think I've spent the entire day in my truck! Not really, but it seems like it...

7am-1pm: Sat at dining room table working on a proposal

1pm-1:20pm: Took a shower

1:30-2:30pm: Drove to doctor's office for pre-op blood work; stopped at CVS to get preventative antibiotic and (hopefully unnecessary) Percoset prescriptions filled

2:40pm-3pm: Picked Keeper Boy up from school and drove him to the doctor for his annual well-check

3-4:15pm: At the doctor's office... Keeper Boy has gained 10 pounds in the past year... woo hoo!

4:15-5:30: Run home real quick, then drive Justin to appointment at the mall to get his hair cut

5:45: Almost home; hubby called from the rink to say he and J-Mav forgot J-Mav's helmet (they were at the rink for spring travel hockey try-outs)

6-6:45pm: Drive to the rink, slow down enough outside to hand the helmet out the window to Hubby, and drive back home

6:45-now (almost 8pm): Supervise Keeper Boy doing his homework, work more on the proposal, and make dinner

I'm ready for bed! Unfortunately, I still have more work to do... and I need to get on the treadmill.

I'm ALMOST looking forward to my surgery and the post-Percoset nap on Friday!!