Thursday, May 27, 2010

Midnight, With Pretzels

Darn it! I fell asleep at 8PM with a headache, so here it is past midnight and I'm not sleepy. But feeling better. Except for some indigestion that I've self-diagnosed, in my best hypochondriacal fashion, as Stage 4 cancer. I stumbled downstairs to gnaw on some pretzels (because everyone knows that is what remedies Stage 4 cancer) and discovered almost half the family draped over the living room furniture, asleep, with the portable fans trained on them.

We do have air conditioning, you know. Go figure.

Susie's birthday on Tuesday was an unparalleled success, with the Queen for a Day being so worn out that she put herself to bed at 7 PM. Or maybe it wasn't fatigue that did it - maybe it was her new-found maturity at age 5 that enabled her to fall asleep on her own, in her own bed, and stay there all night. Definitely a first around here...

Susie received her very own Razor scooter from Grandpa. I try not to let it bother me that a 5-year-old can ride this diabolical vehicle without falling off, a skill which continues to elude me. Maybe I will just get myself a Segue.

Although I think I would fall off of that, also.

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  1. Hi! I'm up, too. But just to catch up on my blogs...I tried to ride that stupid thing, and it looked like I had a lunch date with Mr Jack Daniels.

    My kids, on the other hand, took to it like they were their own 2 legs...

    Go figure.

  2. I'm thinking you're more a Vespa kind of gal.

  3. Segways are so much fun!

  4. Get one! You'll get a reputation in the neighborhood real fast!!!

  5. AnonymousMay 27, 2010

    My kids LOVE scooters--but I think I might love them more.
    And speaking of hypochondria...I thought about you a few weeks ago when I had a splitting headache and convinced myself I had brain cancer and would surely die before my next birthday. Yup, I really thought that.

  6. I went to bed ahead of 5 other family members last night. Guess what the kitchen looked like this morning? Let's just say that leftover cheese pizza is room temperature breakfast food.
    Off to unload the dishwasher and clean the kitchen...

  7. What a great birthday present for you!

  8. Every so often I will see a string of people on Segways tooling down the sidewalk in BigD. I think of that classic children's story, "Make Way for Ducklings".