Saturday, October 28, 2006

Fictional Creatures for $200 please, Alex

I had yesterday off from work, since C and I both had a dentist appointment. Having suffered through several years of orthodontics lo these many years ago, let's just say I don't find anything enjoyable about going to the dentist. But I stuff those feelings way deep inside and suck it up so C thinks going to the dentist is great fun.

Now, we try to have C brush her teeth every morning and before bed. Most of the time we're successful - although lately we've been thinking she should be more responsible for the actual brushing bit, and that's not working out so well (she doesn't even bother to wet the toothbrush!). So I fully expected to hear that she had a cavity (or two). Nope, she wasn't the one with the cavities. I was. Two little cavities on my wisdom teeth (I am that fictional creature who managed to get 3 of 4 wisdom teeth to actually a) fit in my mouth, and b)come up straight, so no painful wisdom teeth extractions).

No, C got a great report from the dentist, and to her delight, her two bottom teeth are "wiggly"....meaning the tooth fairy should be making an appearance within a few months. I'm trying to convince her that the tooth fairy leaves nickels. C's counter- offer was a quarter. As long as she doesn't expect paper money we should be ok.

Friday, October 27, 2006


Please accept these virtual roses as my apology for not blogging recently. Not even Lost (which was pretty good this past week) was able to get me to blog. It's a combination of lack of things to blog about, and lack of time to blog about the lack of things to blog about.

And, just when you think things are settling back down, you look at the calendar and realize that November starts next week, and three of the four weekends in November already have things scheduled for them...

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Polar bears do exist!!

Ok, maybe I’ll be in the minority here, but I finally liked last night’s Lost. While they didn’t answer the question of how the polar bear(s) got to the island, at least the writers didn’t forget they had polar bears on the island. Although I don’t remember Sayid ever killing one, and I thought I had seen all the episodes?

And one of the funniest moments? In the beginning, when Mr. Eko’s scripture stick comes from above and whacks Locke in the head. And Charlie had some funny lines, and YAY! Hurley’s back.

Desmond still freaks me out though.

Friday, October 13, 2006


How much therapy is C going to need because she believed me when I told her that chocolate milk comes from the brown cows??

(I spent most of this week in upstate NY - very rural, very pretty, but a mind numbing four hour ride to what is, essentially, the middle of no-where).

Thursday, October 12, 2006

I think I have it figured out...

Lost is an see how long we'll watch a Korean soap opera.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Nectar of the gods

I never used to drink coffee. All through college, I drank Coke. After college, I switched to Diet Coke. Coffee? Blech. Or so I thought.

Once C was born, and I had used up my maternity/family leave and then some, I went back to work. And she was such a good baby. She slept through the night the night before her Baptism (on Dec 30) so she was maybe about 7-8 weeks old when that started. Don't throw stones. I don't know what I did or didn't do to make that happen, other than that's the point she reached 10 pounds (she was born weighing 8 lb 10 ounces it's not like it was a huge jump!)....

But I still woke up in the middle of the night. Had to check to make sure she was breathing. And once I was up, might as well fold laundry, unload the dishwasher, get some things accomplished. Yeah, I know. Looking back I think that was crazy too.

End result was that I was tired during the day. Then once she started daycare, the ear infections started. She would no sooner get over one, then another would start. Some nights I spent sleeping in the chair in the living room holding her up so she would sleep (and I would get a little rest). So, no rest for the wicked.

We had a Columbian woman who had a coffee shop in the building I worked (still working in NYC at this point). I never used to join the throngs who stood in line for a coffee and pastry, but I had to do something. And thus began the addiction.

And now? Now I'm excited because Stop & Shop had the Peppermint Mocha Coffeemate in the refrig section when I went shopping last week. That is my favorite all time flavored creamer. I won't go into how it's only the beginning of October and shouldn't rush the holiday season, etc. Peppermint Mocha COffeemate is back!!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Great Expectations

Maybe my expectations were too high.

Maybe I was just tired from a long day and didn’t want to have to think about a plot. I wanted some resolution, not more questions.

Maybe I just don’t like the character of Jack. I think he’s unsympathetic and irritating. And if I were Carol (I know, not her name or her character’s name, but she’ll always be Carol to me), I’d have divorced Jack a long time ago.

I was disappointed with last night’s Lost.

Although I did like Sawyer. But that might be because of the whole “bad boy” thing he has going, and the soft spot in my heart for them.

And, as much as I didn’t like last night’s episode, of course I’ll be back next Wednesday night at 9 to watch....

Sunday, October 01, 2006


Yay! Lost starts again on Wed (9, 8 CST)! The previews look good, so hopefully it will live up to the hype. Sad really, how I'm excited over a tv show. But, the weather is getting colder (there was a frost warning for the past two nights!), the sun is setting earlier, and rising later, and it's already October. And we're not big winter sports people, so tv it is.