Welcome back to the Lair this lovely Thursday evening. I have lots to tell you…nothing that would make a great stand alone post but a lot I want to share. So, here goes…

  • I was caught in a very weak moment about 3 to 4 weeks ago. I was contacted by both Joey’s middle school and Gabe’s elementary and asked if I would help proctor the EOG (end of grade) exams. I don’t know what possessed me but I said yes. OMG, it is beyond deadly dull. You can’t read. You can’t do anything. All you get to do for between 2 and 3 hours is either sit and watch or walk up and down the aisles. Truly, it’s so dull that it is the perfect cure for insomnia. For the second year in a row, I swear that I will never do this again. Of course, check with me next year…
  • Joey took the cutest picture of a frog today. You have to look closely (or click on the picture to see a bigger version), it’s right in the center.


  • During this last quarter of the year, Joey finally figured out how middle school and the homework responsibilities worked. In his Social Studies class, they had an end of year project. They had to create a book on ancient China (basically write a report) and  had 8 topics they had to cover (at least 1 page on each topic). Joey not only started early but he did a seriously kickass job. He got a 120 on it…yup, 20 extra credit points because he did such a great job.
  • As many of you know, Gabe has a Titanic obsession. One of my good friends happens to share Gabe’s obsession and had two copies of the 500+ page book, The Mammoth Book of the Titanic. So, Sue sent a copy home with me for Gabe. Gabe decided he was going to read it by himself. It’s slow going and I have to explain the meaning of some of the words but he is doing it. I was blown away when he sounded out the word infinitesimally tonight.


  • When Marty goes through growth spurts, he turns into a bottomless pit. Well, Gabe does the same thing. Check out the size of the bowl of cereal he ate as his pre-bedtime snack…


  • Vic is doing phenomenally well since his gastric bypass surgery on the 13th. He is already down 2 full waist sizes from his pre-surgery size. But, even more importantly, his neuropathy is gone. His feet no longer hurt and the feeling is coming back. I am totally blown away. His blood sugar continues to to be in the normal range without insulin and he is feeling great. I feel so blessed.

If you made it through my long rambling sharefest, thank you. Now, pretty please, share something random with me.

14 Responses to Randomosity…
  1. Catwoman73
    May 24, 2013 | 7:18 am

    Hello from ICLW! Congrats to Vic on the surgery- I’m so happy to hear he’s doing well.

    Random stuff about me…. hmmmm… let’s see… well, my daughter had her first ever soccer game last night. She’s only three, so needless to say her ability to focus is not well-developed. She was doing somersaults and picking flowers by the end. So cute. And, I’m getting my hair coloured tomorrow, to fix the grey skunk stripe down the middle of my head that my daughter, so kindly, points out every day. Kids say the darndest things.
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    • Kristin
      May 27, 2013 | 12:45 am

      I think you should dye your skunk stripe a funky color like pink or purple. I recommend Manic Panic!
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  2. Mrs. Gamgee
    May 24, 2013 | 8:02 am

    So glad to hear that Vic is seeing such great results!

    That bowl of cereal is astounding! Things I get to look forward to. 🙂

    Yay for Joey’s project! That is so awesome!

    My random thing? Tried “Zero Carb” chocolate cookies this week. Yeah, they tasted about how you think. Sawdust mixed with cocoa powder doused in some weird chemical. Yuck.
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    • Kristin
      May 27, 2013 | 12:46 am

      The really scary part, Mrs. Gamgee, is that Gabe ate it all…and, it was after a cup of yogurt and a full dinner.
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  3. Egg Timer
    May 24, 2013 | 9:04 am

    So glad that your family is doing so well… from your partner to your children everything seems to be coming up roses.

    My random thing is that I dread Fridays because it means going to my in-laws for dinner and nobody washes dishes but me.
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    • Kristin
      May 27, 2013 | 1:08 am

      Maybe if you “accidentally” broke a couple of dishes, you wouldn’t have to wash them anymore?
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  4. AnaH
    May 25, 2013 | 5:03 am

    Hi from ICLW. I just loved the photo of the frog.

    Hmm…random thing, random thing…..I have become addicted to eclairs, even though I am trying to eat healthily through my IVF cycle, I have eaten one almost every day for two weeks.
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  5. Molly
    May 25, 2013 | 10:04 am

    Random? Hmmm….okay, well, currently I’m obsessed with paint samples. We’re moving on Wednesday, see, and I have an itching desire to paint. I haven’t actually, you know, GONE to the store to get paint samples, but I am day dreaming about it like a fiend. 🙂
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    • Kristin
      May 27, 2013 | 1:11 am

      Is it paint samples per se or is it the colors that have you dreaming? I’ve already planned colors for all our rooms even though painting is at least 6 months to a year away.
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  6. Battynurse
    May 26, 2013 | 8:29 am

    So good to hear Vic is doing so well!

  7. Jenn
    May 26, 2013 | 9:56 am

    Congrats on all of your weekly accomplishments!! You seem to have a wonderful family!!!

    -Jenn, from ICLW
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