Thursday, April 06, 2006

Just Another HNT

Random thoughts for today:

I'm not winning the battle with losing my voice. Blah. But nothing feels really bad, so that's OK. I did get kind of winded while warming up the kids for morning and evening classes, but when it came time to do my class, I didn't seem to get tired any more than usual - even during sparring. Only thing is it hurts to cough. I don't have to cough much, but when I do my chest burns and the lower part of my throat. Don't you hate that?

OK, whining off now.

My children - sometimes they can find the most piddly things to argue about, like who does 1st wipe (on the table after a meal, as opposed to 2nd wipe which traditionally has no remaining debris, only sticky spots.) Sigh. Tonight Sluggie wanted me to make Mollsuc do 1st wipe since she did it after lunch. Turns out it was going to make her die if she had to do it, so I made her do it "so she'd get used to it and it wouldn't seem so bad." I'm mean like that. :-/ But then they'll go and do something totally sweet like give a sibling the last, treasured cookie or something. So I guess we're doing something right.

I thought about posting this for HNT:

But decided it was kind of a copout since I've already shown the bruise in its earlier stages. I was kinda hoping it would be gone for swimming tomorrow. Alas. The funny thing is that the peeps who only come to check out my HNT and not read will prolly scroll to this pic, see it and take off. So they'll completely miss my real HNT, which will be appearing farther down.

I forgot to try to find a chlorine-proof swimsuit, darn it. Mine is waaaaaay floopy. Scary floopy. Hope it doesn't fall to bits in the pool tomorrow. The bottom's in better shape than the top. Why can't they just make the top out of the same kind of material as the bottom?!?!?

Winn Dixie (the book) was GREAT! No one dies! I thought for sure the dog would snuff it. If you do have kids, I highly recommend it. I don't know about the film since I haven't seen it. My friend says they changed the story, so I don't know if I even want to see it.

Mollusc is starting to get compliments on her drawings from a lot of people. She draws a LOT and is really getting better. I'd love to get her Corel Draw or Paint or something, but I think they're pretty pricey, so I'm trying to find out if there's a Linux equivalent. And I'm trying to learn about those computer drawing tablets, too. Anyone know if there's an affordable version?

A bunch of us were sitting at TKD during homeschool class and swapping birth stories this morning. Why do women always do that? I guess it's a bonding thing. It's a stereotype that we do this, but it's true. I can only imagine that this has been done for thousands of years. And I never get tired of hearing them.

There's other stuff rattling around in my head, but I don't think much of it is particularly arresting. Not that it ever is, LOL! Eh, that's what a blog is for, though. Random stuff.

Oh yeah - my real HNT:


Know what I like? That cool little diopter adjuster on my Canon that lets me take pics with my glasses off and see clearly through the viewfinder. Neat-O. This is the first time I've used it cuz I forgot it was there until now.

18 comments:

Jenna Howard said...

You are a brave, brave woman. I'll stick with my toes. cop out? Hell yeah!

Faltenin said...

I much prefer pic 2 to pic 1...

Pfiou. Hot in here?

kitkat said...

Hot mama! Happy HNT!

It's kind of funny about the birth-swapping thing. Often when I go through some significant thing in my life (high school graduation, wedding, etc.) I HATE hearing about other people going through the same thing. I don't know why.

SighsofmyLife said...

I have a computer drawing pad and pen that Mollusc can have. I bought it a couple of years ago and never use it. I've long thought about finding it a new home, but never got around to it. Maybe because it's supposed to be Mollusc's?

Email me!
sighsofmylife @ hotmail . com

Candace said...

Jenna - toes used to be regarded as highly racy things, though. :-)

Fal - Always the charmer. Thanks :-)

Kitkat - Thank you. :-) You know - I don't think I would be able to listen to graduation stories, wedding stories, etc. But I enjoy Basic Training Stories and Birth Stories. Maybe it has to be a shared experience that was hard.

Sighs - Seriously? Wow! Yes, I'll email you right now!! Awesome!!!

missy said...

Wow, girlie! ;-)

GuTTer MuNKi said...
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GuTTer MuNKi said...

(In best Darth Vader impression)

Impressive . . .

Egan said...

Missy, nice to see a little HNT while in Egypt eh? That bruise of Candace's makes me hot. Not to mention I thought it was going to be something else.

Candace said...

Are you in Egypt yet, Missy? That would be so amazing.

Darth Dog - heh :-)

Egan, At least it's not a bruised boobie! What were you expecting? Shot #2 without that pesky arm? LOL!

Toby said...

Wow, I have good timing. My second visit and I find nakedness.

Candace said...

LOL, Toby! Imagine what your fourth could bring! ;-)

Missy - cool - I have a blog hit from Egypt. Hope you're having fun!

Egan said...

Candace - it's not the arm. I thought that bruise was your nipple at first site. Oh, your arm is blocking something. I lay eggs, chocolate ones.

Candace said...

Ack! That would be a scary nipple. Though it would explain the need for sparkly cover in the earlier HNT if it really looked like that. :-P

Chocolate, Mmmmmmmmmmm. . .
I need chocolate. . . Will Lent never end?

qnvibmw: the queen has six BMWs.

Mr. Write said...

Ouch! That bruise looks like it hurt baby!

Toby said...

Candace, you put mystery back into what mystery is all about. Keep it up.

I'm adding you to my list.

Candace said...

Mr. Write - Welcome! It didn't hurt when I got it (since I don't remember it happening) but it definitely hurt afterwards.

Toby - Why thank you. Your comment is a mystery to me. :-)

Toby said...

mystery is good.