Thought Vomit Thursdays was brought to my attention by Josey over at
(Go ahead and click the link. She’s fun. The first link will bring you to her home page, the second will bring you to her first TVT post.)
So yeah, lot’s to talk about. It’s been a while and I think a Thought Vomit post is just about right for this mish-mash we need to discuss.
A) Super Grandma keeps living up to her title. The mass on her pancreas was a fluid filled cyst and the surgeon who drained it yesterday said he didn’t think it looked cancerous. YAY! But we still have to get the pathology results back so we are sitting tight on the celebration. She also has a few more hurdles to overcome before she can go home. (Her poop has been a hot topic of discussion in my family. We love you Super Grandma! You can do it! Give us a big ol’ poop we can be proud of!)
2) A couple of weeks ago now I left you hanging on a weekend getaway for me and the husband. It went really well. We had a really great view of the lake from our hotel and rented some kayak’s and voiced big dreams as we paddled past all the beautiful lakefront cottages. It was a much needed getaway and it was definitely a good distraction.
III) Speaking of the husband, I’d really like this roller coaster to be over now. The suckiest part, it’s my attitude and actions that are causing most of the bumps. We had a kind of breakthrough, or I should say , I did about myself, so figuring out a major issue is great, but I still don’t know how to get over it. Baby steps are one thing, these micro steps are frustrating.
D) We went to visit my cousins on Long Island a couple of weekends ago. It was a fabulous weekend with a little surprise party for me and ended with Bud (and the rest of us) being covered in ticks. It was amazing! Oh, what? It’s not normal to end a fabulous weekend with ticks? Then obviously you haven’t had my cousin try to show you a fabulous weekend. (I love you Wench!) So this story could be a whole post of its own but you see how great I’ve been about posting. If I wait I fear it will never get posted. So, very long story short, we wanted to do one more thing before we left to go home so we decided to go to a historic house right on the ocean. It was pretty awesome. At the end we walked around the family cemetery plot and then got back in the car to head home. As we were backing out Bud said there were bugs on him. Being
overly dramatic and scared of bugs I told
him it was just dirt and to brush it off. His response? “But they are moving!!”
So I took off my seat belt (I was in the 3rd row of my mom mobile)
and looked to find THOUSANDS of ticks on him. I wish I was exaggerating. There
were thousands!! So I tossed him out of the car, stripped him down in the
middle of the parking lot (thankfully it was deserted) and started wiping him
down with baby wipes. His car seat was also covered so Wench wiped that down for
me. As I was frantically wiping Bud down, my husband grabbed Babe to check her
over. She had a few on her too. My husband said his shoes were completely
covered in them too. He cleaned them off before I saw but he said he couldn’t
even see his white socks because they were covered with ticks. I had a bunch on
me and Wench had some on her. Her fiancé (it’s so fun to write that – they are
recently engaged) didn’t get any because he didn’t walk around the cemetery
like we did. Jerk! We stopped at
CVS on the way home to buy some rubbing alcohol (apparently that kills them?)
and we rubbed the kids down before throwing them in the tub. I can’t tell you
how many times we have checked them (and ourselves) over but we seem to have
escaped. I really don’t know how. Thank goodness Bud saw them pretty quickly,
if not I can’t even imagine how many we all would have had!
5) I had my first master’s class yesterday. I was super prepared and read the first book a couple of weeks ago so I was all ready to intelligently discuss the
boring as hell book. Until I found out that
the professors switched which book we were reading first and I didn’t know. So
instead I sat in the back with my head down and didn’t engage once. What a
great way to start off my MA!!! Who rocks the house? Lily rocks the house!!
VI) Babe is awesome. She routinely gets herself dressed in the morning before she even comes out of her bedroom. Reminder: she is 3. This morning I went in her room to shut off her A/C and this is what I found…
She even folded her underwear! Which means she actually CHANGED her underwear. I love this child. (We’ll work on getting the clothes in the hamper or back in her drawer but seriously, thank you dear Lord!) (And yes, she sleeps in a pink batman shirt. Have I mentioned that I love her?)
G) Dudes, I turn 30 tomorrow. When did I get old enough to be 30? And what happened to my 20's? Seriously, it's a complete blur.
Ok, I think this is enough vomit for one day. Huh, I missed blogging. I might have to do it more often.