Friday, November 14, 2008

Do you really want this guy up your nose?

Normally, I am not a big drug person. I tend to get more side effects than benefit from most drugs, so I generally go the herbal route.

Also, I just seriously have issues with using a product touted by this guy:

But Jim and Megan were sick last week with sinus infections. They both have noses that tend toward that and I was muchly counting my blessings that my nose is usually infection free. However, I took pity on them and shelled out the $35 for a box of Mucinex. Actually, Megan bought it using my debit card. If I'd been at the store I would have thought twice about that price! But whatever. I was just glad I wasn't sick.

Pride goeth before the fall.

Yesterday I had to leave work early because I. Was. So. Sick.

I came home, took some Mucinex that Jim and Megan had raved over, and went to bed. When I woke up, I felt better. I still have a cold BUT the sinus pressure is 99% gone. I can breathe. And I can work. Yippee!!!

So, if you're standing in the store wondering if you should shell out the big bucks for this stuff, the answer is YES! It's dang expensive but worth every penny.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Grandma Day

I didn't get to blog about the new store yesterday because two of the cutest critters on the planet ran me in circles all day. (And I loved it!)

Not only can Baby Shrek shove three whole corn cobs in his mouth at the same time, but he also learned to jump since I saw him last (on Friday). He jumped on command all day long, and laughed and giggled and ran in circles after each jump. His command of language is also growing. He handed a box of Wheatables to Megan and demanded, "Crackers!"

Not to be outdone, Baby Burrito popped a new tooth through yesterday, which makes a whopping six of them now! He also is learning to walk. He took 8 steps between myself and his momma. He also took three steps, paused for a minute and looked around, and then took several more steps.

With this much excitement goingo on, can you blame me if I forgot about the store for one day?

But never fear, I'll be posting the promised coupon in just a few minutes.

Saturday, November 01, 2008


I love Halloween. Unless I'm sick, I always dress up and take treats to some of my favorite clients. I've done this for years. Now though, I don't really have clients anymore so I go visit friends and family. I only made five stops this year, but boy, it took all day!

Then I hurried home to wait for the cutest little trick-or-treaters on the planet to stop by.

Baby Shrek came as Tigger this year. Isn't this the cutest thing you've ever seen? He has a little tail in the back.

Baby Burrito was a little pumpkin. He went with me on my visits today. We went to see Auntie Kenna and Bampah, Grandpa Jim, Aunt Suan, and Mommy. This is when we were lunching at the Quilted Bear.

Both Baby Shrek and Baby Burrito were at my house at the same time. I tried to get a good photo of the three of us together. After several attempts, we gave up. They had more important things to do than to sit in Grandma's lap.

I'm thinking of disowning my daughters. I just don't understand how these individuals who were birthed by me would not fully participate in the Halloween spirit.

Melanie's sole contribution to the Halloween season was a pair of candy corn earrings (gift from Aunt Suan). She did however (after much coercion from me) put Baby Burrito's pants on her head and strike a pose.

Megan went with an orange top and candy corn earrings. I gave her multiple opportunities to pose for the camera. This is the best shot. Go, Meg.

I have no photo of McKenna, who was also wearing candy corn earrings. (If it weren't for Aunt Suan, they'd have done NOTHING!)

This is me. I am a witch. I was a little concerned that Baby Burrito might be disconcerted by my costume, and I did have a plan b, but he didn't mind at all. I was just Grandma, albeit a little funnier looking that usual.

Jim had a really cool rubber biker mask that he wore to work but took it off before the babies came by. We were afraid it would scar them for life. I forgot to have him put it back on for photos. But doesn't he look cute in a hoody? We've been married for almost 12 years and this is the first time I've ever seen him in a hoody. I think he needs to wear them more often.

Notably missing is my one true child who DID dress up for Halloween. Christopher was Borat. Destiny was with her father for Halloween so they didn't get to come visit me but I'm hoping they'll send photos which I will post at a later day.