22 August, 2005

Back Wax Cream, Pop In, Question of the Day, STRESSSSSS

Back Wax Cream
Molly brought her little fake jar of strawberry jam upstairs with her tonight (strictly against the rules - some toys live upstairs, some toys live downstairs, and never the twain shall meet.) But anyway she was running around pretending to rub something on Meghan's back and she started yelling, "Back wax cream! Back wax cream!" I asked her what she was doing and she informed, a bit condescendingly, "I'm giving Meggie her back wax cream."

Me: Really? What does that do?

Molly: It makes your back smooth and beautiful. Look at Meggie. Don't you want some back wax cream so your back will be smooth and beautiful like Meggie's?

Me: Google: Children's agents infomercials

Seriously. Maybe watching all that Queer Eye for the Straight Guy affected her after all - but she's not warped, she's just very fashion and grooming conscious.

Pop In
So Jeff and his ex-roommate Jay popped in over the weekend.

Well, they didn't really pop in - they called Bob while the parents and kids and I were at lunch and told him they were coming to get a book I promised Jeff he could borrow (7 Habits of Highly Effective People, if you must know). So anyway, they popped in, everyone was crazy, and Jay reminded me that the last time he saw Molly she was at liaisons, the gay bar, for drinks when Jeff left the agency we both used to work for. That was over 2 years ago.

Yes, I had a baby.

In a bar.

A gay bar, no less. She had a Shirley Temple in her sippy cup. What a cool childhood! Or...weird....depending on which therapist's couch she lands on...

So the pop in was cool - it used to bother me if things are not perfect but now, I work/commute about 900 hours a week and have at least one night a week that I am out past their bed time, so I figure what the hell - what you see is what you get, and if you are judging me by the number of toys in the floor or the amount of dog hair in the carpet, well, go ahead. I yam what I yam, and I yam a mess!!

(Jeffy - it was great to see you, and my dad still wants his special birthday song and dance.....)

Question of the Day
Olivia Newton-John's boyfriend has been missing at sea for 7 weeks - why are we just now hearing about it?

Why?? THIS is news.

Olivia Newton-John has a boyfriend? I thought she was with Danny...from Grease....

No, see, the real news to me is that he was on a boat June 30. The boat, a charter fishing boat, came back the next day and he was not on it. That would be July 1.

His family did not report him missing until he missed a family gathering on July 6. And we are just now hearing about it on August 26.

Very weird to me. Very weird.

So very stressed last week I ended up with a horrible migraine on Saturday that lasted well into Sunday. No medicine I took worked, reiki and biofeedback and imagery failed me, and even the ministrations of Dr. Molly and a cool cloth on my head could not tame the beastly migraine.

When I woke up this morning, I was pain free - but hung over from too much medication. Sometimes I miss the old days when I'd just take a day off work, lay on my couch, listen to a very soft TV and ignore the world. But then Dr. Molly brings me a new cool cloth and I realize that an extra day of migraine pain every now and again is worth it to have these sweet little girls who love me just because I am me. So the stress is all worth it, the work is rewarded, and I curl up in my comfy bed with my beautiful babies and I dare the universe to strike me again.

And it will. And Molly will bring me a cool cloth and Meggie will kiss me with her sweet baby kisses and I will remember - it's OK, it'll get better, and this is a small price to pay.



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