Thursday, October 26, 2006

If I were his gay lover, there's no way I'd marry him

Because it would just be a new and novel format for ex-Gov. McGreevey to cheat. So, don't do it! Step away from the Unitarian minister! This guy is a serial bastard.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Whose schedule gets priority?

Son #1 and I celebrate birthdays just a few days apart. This year, my mother wanted to come down and take us out to dinner, but the whole Waste of Time Gang was ill for Birthday Week. So, we put it off.

Mom was ticked that we had the nerve to get sick, because my sister had planned a day off of work for it, and everything. But, um, germs come when they choose, you know?

So, it's been a few weeks, we're all well, Mom & Dad went on vacation and returned, and it's generally just getting far from Birthstravaganza. Mom wants to come down and take us out to dinner. So she called tonight and named her date.

Unfortunately, the Sons have school during the day and sports practice every weeknight. So we are unavailable before about 7:15. I suggested getting together over the weekend, since we are less busy then, but my sister works then.

Mom kept pushing for me to shift that we would be available on a day my sister is not working. She finally decided that the only time that suited her was a weekday lunch. The Sons and I will lose half of a day of school, and my father will skip his physical therapy appointment, because Mom has Halloween clutter in her car that she insists we need.

I suggested that she wait until AFTER dad works out and the Sons and I finish school, but no go. Because, you know, my sister has off during the day.

I can't imagine my sister is that committed to spending her precious day off at an applebee's lunch with a bunch of people who have other places they absolutely need to be. So, really, it is just my mom's box of stuff, deciding for us.

Some people, most people, might drop it off at the post office and schedule a get-together at a time that actually IS convenient. But, not my mom.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

pill-poppin' momma

Several of these, I take in an effort to stay off of prescription cholesterol-lowering drugs. Which are covered by insurance. Spending more, and taking fistfuls of horse pills, in order to avoid taking a single, scary pill, does seem, at times, to be a bit silly. But, um, it's what I'm gonna do.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

1st Blogiversary

About a year ago, I launched this blog, inspired by my husband's office's Halloween party food contest. I submitted some rockin' devilled egg bloodshot eyes.

This year, it is a "scary dessert" theme. I think my homage to Carrie fits the bill. So, Happy Blogiversary to me.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

How does "Crazy" sound?

They're talking about renaming schizophrenia, because it is stigmatizing. They also say that the hallucinations and such aren't symptoms of schizophrenia, but rather a reaction to terrible life experiences. Should we call it "can't handle life so goes nuts syndrome"? Is that less stigmatizing, or more?