Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Am I *that* Wimpy?

So, night before last, I LOVED that our room was cold and we were all snuggled up...

...and now I have a sore throat and a stuffy nose.

Am I THAT sensitive to temperature changes? That's just crazy. Maybe I need to take vitamins or something. I am banning myself from kisses and hugs with my kids until this blows over. (Heh heh, I love puns in the morning!) I don't need them starting school with COLDS. I just took some cold medicine for the first time in months, and I'm waiting for the dreaded "medicine head" to kick in.
Had a great editing session last night with my good friend, who is ON FIRE with her writing. I sent her the first few chapters of my story to critique, and she caught my lazy passive voice tendencies. Bad Lara! When I write fast, I write lazy. Bad, bad Lara! I'm revising now.

We finished up our school shopping yesterday. I know, I was a bad procrastinator this year. In fact, I think I got THE last seven wide-ruled spiral notebooks in the entire store. And I had to DIG for them, let me tell you. Everything else was college ruled. I had to drive to another store, to find a CLEAR protractor, and pink erasers. But I didn't find the erasers.
Why is it that the pink erasers always disappear first? What is up with that? One week before school and you can't find a pink eraser within a 20-mile radius. It's weird. I am making a mental note to myself to buy pink erasers AS SOON as I see them next year. Luckily I overbought last year, and I think I have one or two rattling around in the office somewhere.
Tonight is Open House. My kids are all ready, they have all their stuff sorted into bags and labeled, and they are psyched. My daughter wanted to wear one of her 80's-inspired outfits tonight and I said it looked "Rad." The smile disappeared from her face and she looked at me.
"Mom, what's Rad mean?"
*sigh* I explained it was another word for "awesome." I also told her she needed to start using it at school, and see if she started a trend.
Hey, at least I didn't say "Tubular!"


Anonymous said...

Feel better soon.

Glad the editing's going so well.

Michelle Miles said...

TOTALLY! Like, gag me with a spoon!


WOOHOO! I'm so glad I'm back to writing. It feels good.

Have fun at open house. :)

Unknown said...

Zicam! Use Zicam! The spray stuff. Works like a charm on those scratchy throats and runny noses.

Hope you feel better soon!

Lowa said...

Just keep on sleeping well with things cooler and your body will adjust. I think. I hope.

That is so awesome that your kids are so excited to get back to school.

When you were buying school supplies, did you notice that the stinking HALLOWE'EN stuff is out?? In fact, I went to Costco a few weeks back and they had...wait for it...wait for it...I am sure you have guessed by now...CHRISTMAS STUFF! AAAAAAAA!! It annoys me to no end. I adore Christmas. Don't ruin it for me by making me look at the stuff three months earlier than need be...arg.

So I had a dream that I was at your house and my four kids and your four kids got along great. Weird since the ages are off! LOL You and I were cooking up a storm while they were playing together and I was so busy yapping with you that I did not pay attention to the fact that I put a bunch of halibut fillets into the oven with NO seasoning, marinade, nothing! They were going to be dried up leather and I didn't know how to tell you...wonder what that means?? LOL

Also, your kids all had BLACK HAIR!?!? Whatever...why would I have a dream about someone I never met?? Hope this doesn't scare you:) LOL

Lara said...

Wow, that's quite a dream! Only, if it were true, *I'D* be the one accidentally putting the fillets in the oven without seasoning! It makes perfect sense.

;-) Oh, and on the Halloween stuff, one day, in MAY, we'll see it out. Mark my words...

Colin said...

Get well soon!

Unknown said...

What, didn't 'narly' want any of that? ;-)

Get well soon.