A Mother's Rant: July 2006

Friday, July 28, 2006

It sounds like a movie

In the last week and a half we have had three weddings, one funeral and an anniversary. Not to mention the ward campout. It has been crazy.
There are still some weddings yet to come this summer, but NOT this week.
Love to you all.

Sunday, July 23, 2006


You know how some people get depressed in the wintertime because they need sunshine and/or light? Well, I think I'm the opposite. The weather is making me lethargic and depressed. I don't feel like doing anything, because it's too damn hot. Yes, I used a swear word, because that is how much I hate the heat.
I hate the heat so much I want to move to the beach. But Richard just looks at me, with a look that says, "Don't go there. You know we are not moving". But seriously, the weather makes me want to weep.
Love to you all.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Job Search

I am officially looking for a job. It is better looking for a job when you already have one. I told my bosses that I am looking and they weren't mad or anything. They said they understood. I did not tell them that I was applying for any and all school district jobs that I think I am qualified for. I just told they that I had applied for one.
We'll see. Wish me luck.
Love to you all.

Friday, July 07, 2006


Things don't look too bad. I have stitches on my forehead, but I don't think I'm going to scare any small children. The doctor even gave me a compliment, sort of. He was lamenting that I didn't have any lines in my forehead to hide the scar in. He said I must have had a worry free life. Hah!
As long as I don't try to lift my left eyebrow at all it doesn't hurt...much.
Love to you all.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Fun Times

The 4th of July was a success. Everyone that was over still has 10 fingers. The missionaries came over for the second year in a row. Technically Aloha 1st is suppose to have them over the first half of the month. Last year I asked them at church if they had any dinner appointments and they did not. This year I saw them at the parade and asked them and again they did not. What is wrong with Aloha 1st ward? Holidays are the most fun to have missionaries around.
I have to say, I HATE this thing on my forehead! I'm still not sure what to say to people. Tomorrow I will go in and have the plastic surgeon make it pretty. I'm assuming that I will still have a large bandage of some sort, so I will still get the "What did you do to your head?" questions. Stupid people.
Love to you all.

Monday, July 03, 2006

I'm still alive! But, with an extra whole in my head.

Things didn't go too bad. At the risk of boring you (and you are reading this, so you must not have a lot to do) I will give you a step by step.
I waited in the waiting room for a short time after which they called my name. Richard went in to a special waiting room and I went into an examination room. After asking me questions and getting vitals they laid me on a table and started to shoot me full of local anesthetic. Then the doctor cut a piece of my forehead off, put a bandage on me and sent me to wait with Richard. In the special waiting room they have recliners for the patients to use, so I used it. After a wait of about 45 min. to an hour they had me come back in to the exam room and took some more skin off. Same procidure as before. Again waiting in the room. Then one more time they cut some skin off and waiting. Yeah the good news! No more cancer cells, they got them all. So now they bandage me up and send me on my way with just a few instructions.
Thursday I am off to a plastic surgeon. THAT should be fun.
Love to you all.

Saturday, July 01, 2006


I am going to get the THING on my forehead taken off. I never thought of myself as overly vain or anything. But this is my FOREhead. It will be the first thing people see. If I lose 100 lbs, they will look at me and say, "What happened to your head?". If I am missing an arm, they will look at me and say, "Did you run into a door or something?"
So, I've decided I need a snappy comeback. "Well, you should've seen the other guy" seems over used. Maybe I can act really surprised and say "What? Is something wrong?" All I know is that I don't want a lot of attention for something that isn't something that is an accomplishment. Now if I had just won the Noble Prize for Peace, then maybe a lot of attention would be good. But alas, that is not to be. I guess I will just have to see how I look Monday afternoon. I can hardly wait.
Love to you all.