Traumatic Dentist Appointment and a Loving Husband

Filed Under: Life, Mental Health

When I was in college, my wisdom teeth started bothering me. Despite how loud I can be, I actually have a small mouth and my teeth are more crowded than a car full of clowns right before the big reveal. I knew the teeth would have to come out; all of my friends had theirs cut ...

Cleaning the Kids’ Rooms

Filed Under: Gifs, Life
retro cleaning

When I was younger, my mom threatened to throw away all of the stuff that was left on the floor in my room. This happened a couple of times and one time she actually tossed the stuff. A few other times, she just bagged the stuff up and scared the crap out of me. While I ...

Wherein I Beat On Tucker and Had a Painful, Bad Day

Filed Under: Gifs, Life
Yucky baby face

After getting surgeried, I took my pain meds like a good surgeried person. As one does. Unfortunately, the first prescription wasn't enough and I had to call and get more.  I was quite disappointed in myself.  The pain's gotten a lot better (It was mostly a gross ache, anyway.), I quit taking the meds and even had ...

My Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery Story…Complete with Gifs!

Filed Under: Gifs, Life
My hand after Carpal Tunnel Release surgery

Friday I had my first major panic attack complete with cold sweats, racing heart rate and general freaking the hell out.  When I had my emergency induction with Cara back in '06, a nurse with about as much skill with a needle as a lobotomized polar bear on crack (LPBoC) shoved an IV into the side ...

Surgery Tomorrow

Filed Under: Gifs, Life

Remember when I wrote that post about "getting shocked tomorrow?" Yeah, I forgot about it, too. And forgot to respond to Julie's comment. Because I suck. Sorry, Julie. Anywho. I'll get to the hand thing here in a sec but first I want to talk about the raging headache I've had all day. I'm talking the most ...

37 First Grader Books For Valentine’s Day

Filed Under: Book Related, Gifs
37 First Grader Books On Valentine's Day

What's pretty sad is I just now realized I haven't talked about the Owlsome Readers program that's currently in full swing at Cara and Ollie's school. The reason this is so sad? I'm the Publicity Chair/Coordinator for the whole shebang. Dang it! Here's a snippet (which I wrote) of the official press release for the program: Owlsome Readers is a ...

Recipe: Blueberry-Orange Shortbread Roll-Out Cookie

Filed Under: Food and Drink, Recipes
Decorated Owl cookie

I've mentioned before that I have been making cookies. A lot of cookies. I perfected an awesome shortbreadish recipe and fell in love. And then came the awesome brownie cookie recipe. The dough tastes like a Tootsie Roll and the finished product? Chewy, chocolaty awesomeness...and I don't even like chocolate. After that, I created an Orange-Cardamom shortbreadish cookie based ...

Aloha Also Means Goodbye Book Review

Filed Under: Book Related, Gifs, Reviews/Giveaways
aloha also means goodbye jessica rosenberg

Have you ever had a friend ask you to read their book and get maybe just a twinge of dread?  No? Just me? Liar.  It's not that I necessarily expect the book to suck. My writer friends are pretty awesome writers so I expect what they send me to be at least decent. Maybe even awesome.  But that dread? It's from ...

3 New Year’s Cleaning Resolutions

Filed Under: Life
mr clean liquid muscle

This New Year cleaning resolution tips post is brought to you by as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post. Well, maybe these aren't so much resolutions as they are a (somewhat) well-formulated plan of attack (PoA). A New Year's resolution just seems like something you except to break. Everyone makes them. No one ...

I’m Getting Shocked Tomorrow

Filed Under: Gifs, Life
network neurons

Like shocked-shocked. Literally.  With electricity. I'm not down for the shock thing. Ever.  No, I do not want to put my tongue across your battery. (That's not a euphemism though it totally should be.) Once is enough for me, thanks.  That hot wire around your pasture? I am not touching it to see if it's hot. Feel free to do that ...