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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Weekend Wrap-Up

Cured of the Cold
By Friday, I was feeling much better. Unfortunately, Jerry seemed a bit worse for wear so he opted for a day of rest at home. By today, Sunday, I think we're all better. There's still some coughing and blowing of noses around here, but I think the "Week of Boogers" is coming to its conclusion.

Shit in the Shower
Saturday morning, I was taking a shower with Norah. She showers with me basically everyday -- it's actually easier to bathe her that way, and she likes being in there with me. Anyhoo, we were showering, and I look down and note that she's crouched down with her toys and I just assume she's busy playing so I resume washing my hair, etc. Then, I catch a distinct wiff of...yuck...is that? Yup. I look down to discover a giant Norah turd! Cleaning that up made me appreciate the ease and convenience of diapers!

Of Old Friends and Recent Visits
Saturday afternoon, my friend Michelle and her husband, Dan, came to stay a night with us. They are vacationing here in FL and reserved a day to spend with us, and it was so great to see them and get to visit with them. Michelle and I were assigned roommates our freshman year of college (almost 15 years ago now), and we just hit it off as both roommates and friends, and we've been great friends ever since. But, since moving to FL nearly 7 years ago, I only get to see her once or twice a year, so I always love any time we get. It was awesome to see them!

Chicken Tender in the Eye
During lunch today, Norah looked me in the eye, with a partially chewed mouthful of chicken tenders and then she sneezed in my face. The force of her sneeze projected a tiny, half-chewed piece of chicken right into my iris. Burned like a mother!

Attack of the Giant-Sized Egos
I typically call my mother on Sunday evenings for a weekly chat and catch-up, and this evening, my mom was telling me about how she'd recently watched "Julie and Julia" and her review of the movie was mostly glowing. She especially thought Meryl Streep was awesome, but she said the Julie-character was naricissitic and unlikeable. So, she says to me as an aside, "But, you know those bloggers. They're all so self-absorbed anyway." I did nothing but agree. My blog is no secret. More like an ommission on my part. I didn't want to choose that moment to interject and inform my mother that I am one of those self-absorbed bloggers who's been chatting mercilessly about herself for 5 and 1/2 years now. It didn't feel like the moment.

Speaking of Self-Centered Promotion
An online lit magazine accepted one of my short stories and published it on their site today. If you want to give it a read you can go here and check it out.

Hope everyone had a stellar weekend -- and, brace yourselves for the chocolate and flower avalanche tomorrow! Happy Valentine's Day Eve!


Lee said...

I sometimes omit the fact that I've been blogging for 3 years to people that say bad things about bloggers.

And, at least Norah took a shit somewhere that was relatively easy to clean, right?

Katie A. said...

Glad you're feeling better!
Loved the Norah's stories, always crack me up and make me smile ;)
Funny, my fam knows I blog, but I think they just lurk, never leave comments. I tell them when I new post is up sometimes, but I don't think they give a care! LOL!
Have a great week! Happy Valentine's Day!

Nobel4Lit said...

Wow, interesting awkward moment about the blogger talk. I have had a couple of those... I think that movie DOES portray them in that light, but I don't think it's all that true.

Heather said...

Sophie went through a pooping in the tub stage when she was about Norah's age, so disgusting!

Kuhnaus said...

I just wanted to tell you how much I love reading your blog! You make me laugh.

Anonymous said...

A poop is probably the last thing I'd think of seeing in the shower!
Congrats on the published piece!

Carissa said...
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Carissa said...

LOL! I would have made Jerry clean up the shit!

Jamoosh said...

Hmmm, I think Norah is up to something.

d.a.r. said...

My mom knows I blog--in fact, I have it set up so that each time I post, it emails the blog to her so she doesn't have to find the URL all of the time. My MIL, on the other hand, does not know. It's really a lie of omission at this point. At least, until about two weeks ago when she was talking about how weird it was that people put intimate details of their lives on the internet for the whole world to see. I just had to sit there...I figured it wasn't the right time to confess that I was one of those weirdos, ha!

Sorry about the shit in the shower. Easier to clean than furniture or carpet, right?

fancy nancy said...

This had me cracking up out loud which is great except I read blogs while I'm at work in a room with 10 other people!!

Wes said...

hahaha I thought you were going to say you shi* in the shower! Like that's some new pregnancy issue or something :-)

Krissy said...

Wow you are good, I would not have been able to be that quite about the blogging comment!
Ok Norah's shower episode cracked me up! Eli still has yet to crap in the tub or shower but I know it's only a matter of time. The chicken in the eye story was quite humorous as well, gotta love these kiddies! Always throwing in a dash of spice to our lives.
Too funny!

Firefly's Running said...

Glad that you are feeling better. The stories about Norah are priceless!

Marlene said...

Love the break down of sub-headers in this post! Sounds like quite the feeling.

Glad you are all on the "other" side of the plague and had to laugh at Mom's comment re: bloggers.

Congrats on the publication!

N.D. said...

awesome about your article! and the crap in the shower is fun. :) glad you're feeling better.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I love this post. So much good Jess life info.

What is it about the bathtub and pooping? They all seem do it.

So great that you talk with your mom on a regular basis. Good call on the timing. ;-)

Happy Valentine's Day.

runner26 said...

The adventures never end w/ kids! I do appreciate all the "heads up"s you've been providing me in your blog about raising kids. In that way you're helping others - it's not all a selfish endeavor ;)

Glad you're feeling better.

Nicole @ "Haute Runner" said...

Hilarious post!!!! I feel bad laughing at all your misfortunes! My hubby told my mom about my blog so the cat's out of the bag! Oh well! Congrats on getting published!!

MCM Mama said...

LOL, my parents read my blog so that they know what's going on in my life. ;o)

I love reading your writing. Congrats!

Agate Lake Girl said...

So many good stories - can't decide what to comment on!

Congrats on the story, I'll check it out.

Amy said...

Jess- congrats on the writing- i read it and i want more...
I always love your life stories. Thanks for sharing
Miss ya tons - Amy