As you know, I’m reading a book about cancer cells (and the woman who owned them). These cells have become a bit of an obsession for me—so much that I actually e-mailed my favorite scientist to ask if he has worked with them. (Go back to his website later this week. He’s going to update [...]
Entries from January 2012
January 31st, 2012 · 14 Comments · Daily
January 26th, 2012 · 14 Comments · Daily
My Vibe: I’m still sort of cranky, sort of feeling the post-holiday whatevers, but totally excited about the link a friend sent to me on how to make hummus out of sweet potatoes. Stay tuned. Hummus is about to get very interesting at my house. Turning Pages: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a [...]
January 24th, 2012 · 14 Comments · Stump Stirrings
Yesterday morning I drove about ten miles south to meet a sports medicine orthopedic guy about my ankle. He took an x-ray of both legs (posterior tibial stress fracture in the left, nothing in the right!) and an MRI of my left ankle (results pending!). He also told me that I might need to think [...]
January 21st, 2012 · 34 Comments · Conversations with Meredith, Daily, Just asking, Will it make me sick?
I absolutely love that most of you remember the spelling word that took you down in elementary school. The word that Meredith will remember for the rest of her life? Defiantly. The great news? Meredith finished in third place. (Of course, because she’s just like me, she HATES that she came in third. She’s PISSED [...]
January 20th, 2012 · 33 Comments · Conversations with Meredith
About a month ago, Meredith appeared extra jazzy when she got off of the bus. She reported that she had won the class spelling bee, which is her ticket to participate in the school spelling bee. For the past four weeks, she and Jeff have been studying the list and taking words apart and putting [...]
January 15th, 2012 · 19 Comments · A Dog's Life, It Goes In My Face, Sticks and String
Our water meter was replaced last week. I put in a request that the repairman call before arriving so I could put the dogs in their crates. I don’t believe Scout or Henry would ever bite anyone, but Scout has been known to pee on new people, and now that Henry weighs nearly 40 pounds, [...]
January 11th, 2012 · 17 Comments · Daily, Stump Stirrings
People, the following is all about running and my decrepitness. I am so sorry. As you know, I started the whole Couch to 5K thing back in September. At the three week mark, I stumbled and messed up my left ankle. I then went through a few months of physical therapy and was cleared to [...]
January 9th, 2012 · 30 Comments · Daily, Don't look at my feet.
Today is a good day, because the only events for which I need to leave my house are: Get Gas and Take Kids to Piano Lessons. Get Gas is normally paired up with Create Gas Station Cherry Vanilla Diet Dr. Pepper, and Piano Lessons always means One Hour of Knitting. So, despite the fact that [...]
January 6th, 2012 · 11 Comments · Daily, Don't look at my feet.
When Jeff goes out of town, I tend to be a really great parent for about three days. After the third day, I get tired and cranky and “IF YOU CAN’T HELP YOUR SISTER, THEN I CAN’T HELP YOU!!!” Bedtimes go from 8:00 to 7:45 to 7:30 when Jeff is out of town. Today is [...]
January 4th, 2012 · 14 Comments · Daily, Sit and Spin, Stump Stirrings
The worst paper cuts come from pizza boxes. I know this because Jeff is out of town, and when Jeff goes out of town, we tend to indulge. When there’s a fresh pizza in the house, I often cannot open that box quickly enough. (I’m currently sporting a Donald Duck Band-Aid on my right middle [...]