Sunday, November 27, 2011

Some good news

Mr. Smartypants just received his tenth patent. I don't know what it was exactly (OK yes I do, it's a Method for indicating a band plan for trunked radio systems but what it MEANS??). I do know that with your tenth patent comes a nice, fat bonus check $$,$$$ and me muttering "invent MORE THINGS" under my breath. Momma needs a new kitchen....

The guys on either side are affectionately known as "the big bosses."

And we got a nice photo of the two of us taken together. We look old. And I am being throttled by a pashmina.

I was cold, COLD!!

Please continue to pray

for Catherine's back problems. She has many days lately where she seems pain free, and then out of no where, when we start to let ourselves believe it might all be going away, the pain returns. Not excruciating pain, but uncomfortable enough for her to not want to do much more than sit on the couch and read. The pain comes for no reason at all, not under strain or stress. We have an appointment with a neurologist from Children's Memorial in December to hopefully shed light on this. We know what it ISN'T (cancer, broken bones, slipped disks, arthritis, Lupus, Lyme, West Nile, mono etc) but not what it IS.  Could it still be related to her scoliosis? Not sure except two orthopedist agree it ISN'T likely. Sigh.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Love, love, love this stuff

We've known each other a long time, right? We can confide in each other, no? Well then I'm here to sit beside you and confess I have the oiliest skin known to mankind. It's awful. And that little lie I told myself all these years that goes something like "I'm sure it won't be so oily when I get older," yeah, well that one is a big fat FIB. My skin may be wrinkle free (ahem) at 43, but I am still on the speed dial over at Exxon.

I hate oily skin. I hate it in the summer. I hate it in the winter. I hate it. Can you tell? Powders, blotting paper, none of that did anything for me at all. So little did I realize that there is something that makes the oily go away. As in for EIGHT HOURS A DAY.
And no, no one is paying me to tell you this. Seriously. Where do you think you are? The pioneer woman blog?  I thank my old college friend and fellow oily skin compatriot Jennifer J for hooking me up with Murad Oil Control Mattifier.

Hello, my love.
For $39 a tube (I ordered online), I've been using this for the past couple of months. And it works. My hand to God it works. It isn't a benzole peroxide type thing to dry out blemishes. It simply keeps your face from becoming an oil slick all day long. It has SPF15, too, which is fine by my book. I don't want to know what's in it. I might be scared to find out, but as long as it keeps my skin looking nice and shine free all day, I'm happy.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Money well spent

I just ordered my 12 year old a set of pastels that cost a whopping $70. After seeing the latest work from art class I'm thinking money well spent. Now if only her back would stop hurting while she did her drawing.

Friday, November 18, 2011

$1500 worth of bloodwork later...

And my daughter is as healthy as a horse-- a horse with chronic back and leg pain. How bad is it when you wish your kid was sick with something they can treat instead of something they can't. Now we're off to a neurologist at Children's to play the which specialist is next game.

Thank god we've met our insurance deductible for the year.....

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mr. Happy

If you finally got it to speed after a week you'd be thrilled, too!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Because a girl can dream

Someday one day. Meanwhile my dated white appliances will have to make do.

On another note, we still have no resolution to Catherine's back pain, though thankfully it seems to come and go.


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