My 13-year-old son made a crude "That's what he said" joke. And expected me to find it funny. I need a gagging/cringing/WTF/scowling emoticon.
We got the best update possible about the cat: she was adopted less than 24 hours after we brought her to the shelter, by an older lady who lives alone and wanted a pleasant feline companion. It's such a perfect outcome, it made me a little suspicious: it has that "sent to a farm where he can run and play" sound.
I dreamed last night that I got a tattoo on my THROAT. It was a heart, and below it the words "all i need"---all in lowercase like that. At first I was so happy with it, and I was telling family and friends that I knew it seemed like nothing I'd ever planned, and also wildly impractical for someone who doesn't like turtlenecks or scarves, but that I loved it and was so glad I'd gotten it.
But soon it was like my brain woke up a bit and started engaging with the dream more, and I was thinking, "...Wait. But removing capitals is not my style! And even WITH capitals, what would that phrase...SIGNIFY? And why the heart? Does it tie in to the phrase, or is it separate? And oh man, I'm just going to have to pay for laser removal, aren't I? And now I have that Jack Wagner song going through my head." So then I started saying to friends/family, "I know, I know, I don't know what I was thinking, clearly a mistake, I'm getting it removed." I was relieved to wake up and find I didn't have to pony up the dough for that procedure.
The comments on the anemia post (small increases are good; it can take awhile; some people just sort of struggle their whole lives to keep their iron up even as high as Edward's low) have really helped me feel better about Edward's anemia situation, especially since we just paid another $250 for blood tests that showed us once again a tiny improvement that to me seems insignificant (and worrisome in its insignificance, considering our efforts). The $25/month Floradix didn't work the miracles I was hoping for; now we're trying the $5-for-100 28mg ferrous gluconate tablets.
William complained to me that his art teacher keeps describing everything as "yummy." I told him he could definitely find sympathy on the internet for that.
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 2 of 2 - Last week I talked about the gifts we were getting/considering for Edward, who is turning 8 next month. This week it’s Elizabeth’s turn: not “girl gifts,” ...