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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

10 Things I have done.

I have officially lost my STAR WARS virginity, as of September 26th, 2011. I held out for 34 years through bus trips and slumber parties, even old STAR WARS crazy boyfriends. My husband finally decided it was time last month and so I gave in. It’s not the romantic wooing that I expected, I almost feel violated in some way, but hey, he’s my husband. I suppose it’s the least I can do for him.

I performed an “Open Pelt Surgery” on what my son calls his FUR BIRDY. His inherited Furby was in a coma. I vowed that I would do all I could to help, so I found this website and followed the directions to bring FUR BIRDY back to the land of the living.

I bought RED Juice and BLUE Juice from after reading SPEED CLEANING by Jeff Campbell. It is my housekeeping bible and I highly recommend it!

I have tasted the Devil’s Serum (AKA Pitocin) and all it got me was 8 hours of excruciating labor, 3 hours of constant pushing and a “might as well just cut her open” scar anyway. Damn you Pitocin!

I have met and married the man I swore was “Not out there” and I have managed to keep him around, despite my obsessive compulsive mothering habits.

I have been scolded in the 10 items or less checkout lane for not BAGGING my produce. “No Ma’am” (to the woman behind me) “ each of my apples does not count as an item” L

I have worked as a 4AM cookie baker, pharmacy technician, waitress, camp counselor, bartender, hotel desk clerk, speech therapist and most recently, MOM.

I raised over $3500 in personal donations and walked 60 miles for THE BREAST CANCER 3-DAY event in Minneapolis in 2004. This will always be a great source of pride to me. It was an amazing event infused with vivacious women, laughter and a huge dose of spirit. Check it out! I got goosebumps just visiting the site to get the link up.

I thoroughly sprayed down and wiped clean the toilets in the toddler bathroom at my son’s daycare when I dropped him last Monday. They weren’t really even that bad, my OCD is just THAT BAD.

I have been impressed, humbled, tested, badgered, injured, delighted, exasperated, woken, used as a tissue, humiliated, strangled, amused, rushed, inspired, amazed but most of all deeply loved by my LM – Jacky Vince 


  1. Great list! I've never heard pitocin the devil's serum, but I am using that term moving forward! Visiting from Mama Kat's :)

  2. Very interesting list! I'm very impressed that your performed successful Fur Birdy surgery.

  3. Great list! That Furby without his fur is the stuff of nightmares though.

  4. Love the first one!! I think you have to see Star Wars as a kid to love it now. It's pretty dang cheesy! I didn't watch those last 3 ... it's a trilogy ... to me they just don't exist :) And I watched them in the theaters when they came out again in 97 and DIED laughing at how BAD they really were. But still love 'em :)

    Visiting from Mama Kat

  5. You are a hard worker! That is awesome you raised $3500 in the Cancer 3-day event! I find you list of jobs that you've had interesting too.

    Stopping by from writers workshop.

  6. So very you! Embracing your OCD self. Love ya, girl!