Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sam: On Kickin' it Old School

me: "What are your plans today, kiddo?"

Sam: "I think it feels like an Old School kind of day."

me: "Old School?"

Sam: "Yup."

me: "What does an Old School Day entail?"

Sam: "It means giving up the computer, the DS, and even the iPad. What it really means is to go back--back to what people used to do before they had those things."

me: "And what's that?"

Sam: "Watching television."

Afternoon Conversation

me: "Sam. Why aren't you wearing a shirt."

Sam: "Because, Mommy. It was a really rockin' party."

Friday, July 30, 2010

In Which Lily Considers the Nuances of Human Relationships

me: "Lily! How was your first day back at preschool [after your two week long kids-only vacation to CA]?"

Lily: "It was good."

me: "Did your friends miss you?"

Lily: "They did. They asked me, 'Lily! Where have you been?'"

me: "What did you say?"

Lily: "I said, 'I was in California you idiots.'"

me: "Excuse me?"

Lily, "I said, 'I was in California. You. Idiots.'"

me: "Well that's not very nice."

Lily: "Yeah. They didn't like it, either. Novalee decided not to be my friend for the day and Trey thought of kicking me in the face."

me: "Yeah, people don't really like to be called idiots."

Lily: "Thanks. I found that out already."

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Evening Conversation: Sam Has a Recession-Proof Plan

sam: "Mommy, you think I'm cute, right?"

me: "You ARE cute."

sam: "I'm thinking I can use my cuteness."

me: "Use it?"

sam: "Yeah. For money."

me: "You're going to use your cuteness for money."

sam: "I think all I need is a sign: 'see cuteness for $1!' People will definitely pay to see me."

me: "You think?"

sam: "Don't worry. I'll give you some of the money, Mommy. If you need it. If you don't, I'll just keep it."

me: "Okay. I'll let you know."

Thursday, July 22, 2010

It's the Kamikaze Chipmunk!

my dad found this picture after a recent download. it's the KC sitting with its mocking little stare at the top of the cabin. friggin little rodent.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Lily Posing Like a California Girl

Medical Pictures Alert!

Hopefully you looked away if wounds and such make you squeamish.

Here is one of my surgery scars. (I have five or six.) It is NOT my new moon. Gross. I'm totally not going to show you that part. It IS where they GOT the skin for the new moon. It looks more painful than it is, too. They just took away a little of my extra skin there. So it's basically just a long scratch. Which is a lot better than my other wounds. But I'm not going to talk about those because again... Gross.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The nurses at the hospital said that things have been slow because people don't get surgery in a recession

which makes me wonder:

I'm finally home, BTW. Took a little longer than anticipated to do the recovery thing.

I get to walk with a supercool walker for a few weeks. I got a purty one with flowers. It's HAWT.

thanks for all your thoughts, y'all.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

In which the phrase "NEW MOON" takes on a whole fun new meaning!

going in tomorrow morning to have some skin grafting surgery.

this is my way of apologizing ahead of time for the fact that I will write my next post while stoned.

ps: the fact that there happened to be a new moon solar eclipse this afternoon? awesome.

In our family, we love the crazies

the 2nd man from the left is my great grandfather: hard at work in the Provo mental hospital.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Evening Conversation

Lily: "So, um, what are we doing?"

Miss Provo: "We're going out to dinner."

Lily: [says nothing.]

Miss Provo: "Do you know *why* we're going out to dinner?"

Sam: "I know, I know. Because of Mommy's thing."

me: "That's *DR.* Mommy, remember?"

Sam: [grunt and/or breathed laugh. hard to specify.]

Lily: "So, when are you going to get your doctor outfit?"

me: "Huh, what?"

Lily: "You know. Like a coat or something?"

Miss Provo: "I think you're talking about medical doctors. Your Mom is a philosophy doctor." [insert long discussion about the various titling methods for advanced degrees.]

[awkward pause.]

Lily: "So, uh, what are we doing again?"

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

That's *DR* Mommy to you!

Passed my dissertation defense this morning.

Thanks to all of you who helped along the way!

(they were really impressed that I had 36 research assistants, and even more impressed that I hadn't even met all of you, and then even more impressed that y'all just volunteered your time out of the bloggy goodness of your hearts. so, really, thanks! xok)

(ps: woot!)

Friday, July 02, 2010

Like a Hotel... Except With A Camera, A Nineteen Year Old Tech Watching You Sleep, and a Disembodied Voice that Tells You to do Stuff!

I did a sleep study thing last night and it was actually fairly restful! No babies waking me up with potty problems in the middle of the night, no one telling me to go to bed, no one to wake up when I watched TV at 3AM.

oh, and also, I was hooked up to so many wires that I looked like this:

And that doesn't even count the wires on my chest, stomach and legs.

(photo taken with an illegal cell phone, but totally worth the added drama!)(even though the live feed video cameras in the room made it less than a secret...)(so I guess not that much drama after all.)

ps: why is it that doctors can tell you to do so many creepy things and it somehow seems less creepy? (I want to watch you sleep! OK. I'm going to need you to wear this breezy gown. OK. I'm going to jab needles in your arm. OK. Hmm.)