25 January 2008

weekly announcements

1. I have had a headache for the past thirty-six hours, give or take twenty minutes. Before you feel too sympathetic, it is not the debilitating sort; I am able to function above the pain, but still. I would like it to vamoose.


2. Number one reminds me that I am allergic to aspirin, with a cross-reaction to ibuprofen. Thus, my bodily aches are consigned to the remaining painkiller: acetaminophen. For those of you who like to tell me "Yeah, but Tylenol does nothing for me": Yes. Exactly.


3. This is my kid.



I have been told that he has 'Bama Bangs, but nonetheless. He is cute.


4. I have the oddest dreams. I think I have just the right amount of daily ennui mixed into the truly bizarre that the overall result is somehow credible.


For instance: I dream that I am sorting laundry, then dumping a capful of Tide and a load of brights into the machine. While I wait for the load to clean itself, I notice that Kristin (hub's sister) has left the lamps on, the door open, and rock songs blaring in her apartment while she is off cavorting on a weekend cruise. This way people will think she is actually home and no one will steal her furniture or window treatments. It is Reverse Psychology.

When I step out of her apartment, I have to jump because, what do you know, the stairs have decided to relocate themselves halfway beneath her front door. Which is an unfortunate decision because when I land with a less-than-graceful thud/combination-somersault, Ryan Seacrest, who is my dream's building security guard (but dressed in janitor's garb), mistakes me for a loiterer/thief and escorts me to a criminal hearing.

The CIA line the cement-block walls in this hearing, brandishing machetes, and sporting the kind of mustaches that curl up at the ends. But instead of thinking to myself, What the world? And how did I get stuck with the Columbian CIA? I am thinking it makes perfect sense and the whole thing must be real because after all, my laundry is still thumping along through the rinse cycle in the background.


5. Elle is in a "What time is it?" phase. About three dozen times a day, she wants to know what the clock says, and she's very pleased to repeat the number I announce as the current time. "Fee-fifty-two" or whatever. The thing is, she's caught on to the concept that time is constantly changing, so she feels compelled to continue asking the time so as to always have the accurate number in her head. I now understand the motivation behind rigging up a talking watch.

The other thing is, I'm not even sure what knowing the current time does for her. It's not like she knows that she gets snack at 9:00, or that her oldest brothers will slam through the door after school at 2:35. They are just random numbers to her, but still, she cannot function without knowing.

If she starts asking the temperature, I'm going to resign.


6. I have recently discovered that I am all about Thai food. This is because I love noodles and rice and veggies and sweet and spicy, which pretty much sums up all Thai food that I know of. Plus, I'd bet it is not zero degrees there right now. Thailand is pretty high up on my Places to Live Besides Here list today.


7. This concludes our announcements. Please carry on with your regularly scheduled weekend.

17 comments:

Kimberly said...

You are so, so lovely, you know that? I love your posts...even on these chill winter days, they make me feel warm!

How about Canada as a place to maybe live some day? =P

Dedee said...

I surely hope your headache goes away soon.

Your son is cute.

Good luck on the time thing. It's such a joy when they learn how to tell for themselves. . .

Of course, they still ask, but at least now I can tell them to go check the clock themselves!

janae said...

I do love reading your posts. You really have a great way of using words to express yourself. You should be a writer (and maybe you could write about your dreams)!

~love said...

1-2. does excedrin work for you?? i've had migraines since i was 10 years old & it works better for me than even the prescriptions. ( a lot of the time.)

3. i've never heard of bama bangs. your blog is so informative. he looks like a sweetheart.

4. wow--i hardly ever remember my dreams. do you wake exhausted?! lol @ ryan seacrest.

5. she is seriously cute. anika has taken to asking what time something is going to happen. then when she gets an answer she says, "no, i think at 8:30." usually it's a really terrible negotiation on her part...but cute nonetheless.

6. hmmm....was that one about thai food? if so, i've never had it, but i love those things, too. i MUST try!

loved your sharing of your week. =)

Nic said...

love: sadly, excedrin has aspirin in it. woe is me.

:)

Tonya said...

enjoyed all of this...

clever clever clever girl...

beautiful listings BTW

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Bama Bangs! That's what they call that style, huh? lol I never knew what the proper term was.

Allergic to aspirin? You poor thing. Aspirin is a DAILY must around here.

Linda

waterfalls*n*rainbows said...

Hope you're headache skidaddles!

Got some great Thai recipes I can email 'em to you if you'd like. Took a 6 week cooking class at adult ed last year with my mother in law. & it's sooo yummy!

I can email 'em to you if you'd like...& here's an invite to you and your family (& anonymous :) )the next time you're home for a yummy home cooked Thai feast.

~love said...

oh, duh...i knew that. well, i hope it's better. i hate that headache that's not terrible but just hanging out!

PamperingBeki said...

I love your dream!!!

Last night my dream involved making dinner for a friend and her triplets, (stuffed tomatoes to be exact) only to get distracted by Colby Donaldson and never finish the dinner.

Tayasmama said...

Oh man, Taya is in a "why did you stop?" phase when we are driving. Every time we stop, the questions start. Annoying much?

Melissa said...

I'm sorry about your headache... that's pretty crappy. :S
Love your announcements... we haven't gone through a "what time is it" stage, but I'm dreading it.
Oh, and your son is darling! (Don't tell him that... )

Chelsea said...

You are totally cracking my up! I love reading your blog:)

Thai food is divine! I recently discovered it too and now I crave it 24 hours a day.

Have you tried Indian food before? It's my favorite.

Chelsea

Melissa said...

I'm sorry about your headache... that's pretty crappy. :S
Love your announcements... we haven't gone through a "what time is it" stage, but I'm dreading it.
Oh, and your son is darling! (Don't tell him that... )

waterfalls*n*rainbows said...

Hope you're headache skidaddles!

Got some great Thai recipes I can email 'em to you if you'd like. Took a 6 week cooking class at adult ed last year with my mother in law. & it's sooo yummy!

I can email 'em to you if you'd like...& here's an invite to you and your family (& anonymous :) )the next time you're home for a yummy home cooked Thai feast.

Dedee said...

I surely hope your headache goes away soon.

Your son is cute.

Good luck on the time thing. It's such a joy when they learn how to tell for themselves. . .

Of course, they still ask, but at least now I can tell them to go check the clock themselves!

Kimberly said...

You are so, so lovely, you know that? I love your posts...even on these chill winter days, they make me feel warm!

How about Canada as a place to maybe live some day? =P