Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Motherhood Is Not For Pussies

This morning.

Me (standing at the side of Robbie's bed): Robbie...get up and finish getting ready for school. It's getting late.

Robbie: Mom, my stomach hurts. I'm staying home.

Me: Do you want some medicine?

Robbie: No. I just want to lay here for a few minutes.

Me: *SIGH*

note - to be fair, I really am concerned when my kids don't feel well, but see, this is a very common complaint from Robbie

Shelby: Robbie, get up and get ready for school. I have some medicine here that will make your stomach feel much better.

Robbie: Okay. *swallows pill*

15 minutes later Robbie and Shelby head out the door to school. Later, Shelby tells me that Robbie told her on the drive to school that his stomach was feeling so much better after that pill. Then she smirked at me. I looked at her like, "what??" "That miracle stomach pill I gave Robbie...was a Vitamin D tablet."

We then share a hearty "ha ha we pulled one over on the teen-ager" laughs.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Loving this...

So, awhile back the hanger fell off the back of a frame that holds a print of my favorite painting, Georgia O'Keeffe's "grey line with black, blue and yellow" - you know, the one that looks like a vagina. The frame itself was rather expensive so I really didn't want to replace it. What's a girl to do? Well, you head over to Home Depot, that's what you do. After perusing the possible solutions I stumbled on this fabulous little french cleat hanger by OOK/Hangman Products

This product ROCKS! Completely easy to use - it even has a removable bubble-level so you don't have to nail 700 holes into the wall just to get the picture to hang straight. The cost was about $8. They come in a variety of sizes depending on the weight of the item you are trying to hang.

Well worth the $8 price tag.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Random Thoughts

Is it really necessary to put instructions on a package of maxi-pads?