Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The boy does not like shots...

Tis true...I had a day off and our shared family event for the day was...you guessed it...shots! The girls got their HPV injection and Brennan got his 9th grade physical [gulp]. He is now 5'4" and 137 lbs. It won't be long before he's taller than me. He has already surpassed Stephanie and eats everything in sight. He had a nervous Nelly nurse who was so worried that he would move she kept delaying giving him the shot, until finally I said, he'll be fine, please just do it! When he went to have blood drawn, he had a no nonsense nurse and there was no hemming and hawing at all. 1-2-3 it was done. Quick as that. He is in the process of having his IEP re-evaluations also, so it's generally a busy-get-ready-for-high school time for him.

Yesterday...we continued with the cold, although it was a bit warmer. I woke up to this...

a diamond studded landscape. Everything was covered with diamond sparkly ice. The weeds along the road looked like something you would purchase at a craft store. Absolutely stunning.

Wanted to share my project 365 picture from Friday...oh how I love this face and the pure happiness that goes along with it!


And finally...sit down. Let's talk. Do you know what on Earth this is?
Guesses? Anyone? Anyone?
Neither did I. Evidently it's these little items. My BFF thought for sure the whole world had indulged in this little delight (bleck!) After a brief survey of the nearest 10 people...we discovered that in fact the whole world does not eat them (according to our non scientific survey) and that most people can't imagine eating them (again...according to our survey) -- What it is? Corn nuts. Now, don't be mistaken...there are not nuts in corn nuts. Imagine yourself popping a bag of popcorn and eating all the popped kernels. Then imagine yourself coating the left over unpopped kernels with barbecue powder (bleck!) and you get the delectable corn nuts. BARF!!! Or...imagine this...you have left over rock hard squirrel food. You know, the kind that comes on the cob...and again you decide to cover it with barbecue powder, or some other cheesy flavoring and voila! You have created corn nuts. Barf, barf, and barf. Now, I'm aware there must be corn nut fans out there somewhere, but truly...they're just not for me.
To each his own...
On the school board election front...I'm about halfway there for my signatures. I did some door to door yesterday, I stopped at friends, I sat at a friend's restaurant talking to people, but here's the thing. I need them all by Friday. So...if you know anyone that would sign my petition, let me know, I need your help. And hey, Amy...I'm going to try hard to get to girls scouts tonight to grab your signature and some other parents too. I want to have everything turned in by Friday, so wish me luck! It was a great day catching up with friends I haven't seen in a while, and seeing some of my favorite little ones...Levi, Joey, and Ben. Thanks for your signatures!
Happy Monday...oh wait...it's Tuesday...but when you're off Monday...it feels like Monday. Happy historic inauguration today. Take a moment to revel in the history being made today by our great country!
Until next time...

4 comments:

HeatherPride said...

I hated shots as a kid too! I still don't enjoy them, although I've stopped trying to slug it out with the nurse!

So you think you'll be in St. Louis in April??? Contact me before you come up, I would personally come and pick you guys up and escort you to the butterfly house!! What fun!

Tootie said...

I couldn't eat those yucky things either. Looks like what we used to feed the animals on the farm. :-)

I sure hope you are thawing out up there!

jennifer said...

Hey, I'm 5'8 and tons of pounds and I don't like shots either!!

Corn thingys - ugh.

Have a great week.

Kim Arden Horta said...

I love the corn nuts in toasted and salted only. They are very popular out here. If they are too hard, they are old. Great for when you want to stay awake on long trips! Love Kim