Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts

*tap, tap, tap* Is this thing on? Oh, there you are. I didn't seeing you past the big pile of laundry, the still not up yet Holiday decorations, snow pants, boots and dripping wet hats and gloves. It's looking like a good day for randomness, so let's get started...

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First off, I'm home... and cold! I arrived back home Saturday evening (without my wool coat) and noticed that in the week I was hanging out with seniors in Arizona, the weather here took a serious turn to the frozen side. I heard rumors that it snowed last week, but by Saturday most of that light dusting of snow had disappeared. I always look forward to the first snowfall for the pure beauty of it all... and the opportunity to take about a thousand unusable photos of the girls for our Holiday card. It snowed again yesterday and a few inches at that! I did take my camera outside to try and get a photo for our card but I wasn't completely satisfied with the results. Plus all bundled up like that may not be the best way to show off my kids once a year for the few remaining family and friends that don't read this little blog of mine. And after the chaos that Mae's Thanks for the well wishes, I'm all better now card caused, this Holiday card (Christmas card, X-mas card, seasonal greeting, whatever you want to call it.) of mine is stressing me the hell out. I'm sure I have many photos on my computer that would be just fine but still I keep trying to get that one elusive shot of happiness and sisterly love.Not it?

Perhaps today and tomorrow's snow dumping (of 10-12 inches!) will get the creative juices flowing, or at least make a pile of snow big enough for my children to ride down in a sled.

I did however manage to take a photo for my Grandparents Christmas card although my Grandpa was more focused on standing and remaining standing without the help of a mobility device, so he didn't smile. Oh well, didn't stop me and Grandma Dee from ordering a pile of photo cards the night before I left. Don't they look all Christmassy in red?
Grandpa's still doing great at the rehab. He's getting stronger every day and continuing to play his keyboard for all of his visitors and nurses.


Binny's chin is getting better too. The blue whiskers will come out on Friday! Looks like she won't have much of a scar either but even if she does, oh well. It seems that almost everyone* has a story of an injury requiring stitches from childhood, including the guy I sat next to on my flight home Saturday. I don't usually get into airplane small talk but this conversation took place on the curb outside the baggage claim area as we were both waiting for our rides, so technically not airplane small talk, but next closest thing. Anyhow, he asked about my family and I told him that while I was gone last week, Binny split her chin open on the side of the bathtub. He says "Oh I did that too when I was a kid." Of course to continue the small talk, I asked him about it. Reluctantly he told me that it happened when he was 5. Right after he finished peeing into the toilet, his mom helped him pull up his pants and apparently didn't know her own strength because she pulled his legs right out from under him and in turn he smashed his chin on the porcelain toilet bowl, requiring stitches. After that painful picture I'm starting to think that this whole thing is just a rite of passage and if this ends up being the worst of it, we're pretty lucky.


*Leave me a comment about the time you damn near cut your middle finger off with a steak knife while trying to open one of those SAFE-T suckers minutes before your parents were ready to leave for an evening out... babysitter already at the house! What, that didn't happen to you? Perhaps that was just me. Either way I'd love to hear your stitches story.

And don't forget to stop by the Un-Mom for all of the other randomness that's wandering around in Blogland today.

16 comments:

Mama Badger said...

I got mine from a run in with a tread mill. I was, uh, in college.

The Crazy Coxes said...

Wait! I like the pics of the girls. Make a collage and be sure to include the shovel chasing one because it is so real!

Happy Random!

Jenni said...

I fell off a swing and cracked my head open when I was eight - three stitches, or was it six?

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Great photos especially the shot of your grandparents. I never had stitches but I had plenty of black eyes and broken limbs. I broke my elbow playing on monkey bars at my neighbors the night before my first day of kindergarten.

CaJoh said...

I think you are correct in the right of passage. I didn't split my chin, but my forehead on the soap-dish when I was little. I remember my dad frantically trying to push the cut together with his fingers so that I didn't require stitches (and it worked). I swear I still have a scar that looks like someone jammed their fingernail into my forehead.

Thank you for your randomness,

LL Cool Joe said...

I've never had stiches or broken anything. I did super glue my eyes together once though. Not fun!

Lovely photos of everyone!

t.t. millers said...

I loved seeing all your photos! What great shots! It snowed in PA on Saturday (the day we got our tree). Very festive! The boys were hoping it would snow on Monday so they would get out of school! No such luck (for them! I personally enjoy my Monday mornings when they are off to school) LOL

t.t. millers said...

I loved seeing all your photos! What great shots! It snowed in PA on Saturday (the day we got our tree). Very festive! The boys were hoping it would snow on Monday so they would get out of school! No such luck (for them! I personally enjoy my Monday mornings when they are off to school) LOL

Riot Kitty said...

Adorable pics on the adorable blog! I think it's about the same temp here...it has gotten down into the teens.

Kelly said...

When I was 14 I was helping bring the groceries in and I had a watermelon in my arms. It was big enough that I really needed both arms to hold it, so I very quickly swung open the screen door and returned my hand to the melon. My goal was to catch the door with my backside and I miscalculated. My elbow went right through the glass. I dropped the watermelon on my foot. The cut was pretty gruesome, but ultimately too shallow for stitches. The doctor did need to trim a lot of skin off my arm and I've got a good scar.

Bonnie Domrois said...

I was watching a TV show where someone was carving a piece of wood and decided that I wanted to do the same. So I went out to the garage and grabbed what I thought was the right tool. (What it actually was is a chisel.) I dug right in and hit the grain in the wood and cut straight across my hand. Of course my parents were on the way out to dinner with friends. I put a paper towel on my hand and held on tight and my dad saw and asked what happened. In the end I should've gotten stitches, but didn't. I still have a 3 inch scar on my hand. I was about 12 at the time.

Design it Chic said...

Oh your grandparents Christmas card is so cute! They look so festive! As for your own card, i say make a collage of all 4 photos of the kiddos you shared.. I'd find it pretty cute and funny!

Happy Randomness

Wild Child said...

Oh, how about the time I was butchering a turkey in the damn near freezing cold and my knife slipped and I cut my middle finger just along the tip and had to go to the emergency room for ONE stitch (my first and only incidentally, unless you count the ones you-know-where after birth and I really don't) and it was workman's comp, because this was for my JOB (yeah, living history is like that). I still have a scar and it hurts when it gets cold.

(how's all the snow treating you now? SNOW DAY in WISCONSIN!)

Sweet-Britches said...

Oh! That pic of your girls with the shovel is the best! :o)

Eh. I skateboarded into a mailbox in the 4th grade and broke my face. Sucked.

sheila said...

Oh, that grandparent christmas card is AWESOMELY SWEET! and festive!

LOVE the 'chasing with shovel' photo, OMG, now THAT'S Funny! LOL!

Aliceson said...

WOW! You guys did not disappoint. Joey, I'm still wondering how you managed to glue your eyes shut. I agree, it doesn't sound fun.