Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I've been busier than a one-armed coat hanger this week!

School is kicking my ass but in a good way.  I have three great professors and a shit-load of homework but it's interesting, engaging homework that I am enjoying so I will let them live for now.

Our Australian exchange student is an absolute delight!  She's fit right in with the family (she's a total smartass!) and is getting along like gangbusters with daughter.  I don't think they've stopped talking since Friday night and they are plotting a way for daughter to visit her when she is in Australia over next Christmas.  (That's a WHOLE 'nuther post.)  I'll post some funny pics as soon as I can find my card reader.  I suspect it is in the same black hole as all the single socks we are missing.

The idiot dog stepped on something sharp and cut the pad on her paw on Monday so she has two stitches in her foot and a bandage slightly smaller than a refrigerator on it.  She also has to wear the Cone Of Shame for two weeks so she is depressed and angsty.  Her pouting is almost as irritating as daughters!

Thing 1 got his braces on yesterday.  I didn't time this at all well seeing as how his first band concert of the year is tonight and he plays the trumpet.  Hopefully all the metal in his mouth won't screw up his playing or shred the inside of his mouth.  He might have to fake playing - trumpet lip-syncing so to speak - until he gets used to it.

The girls and I saw Marley & Me last night and I bawled like a baby.  It made me feel like a total moron since I've read the damn book and I KNEW what would happen.  Good movie but don't wear mascara if you go see it.

Gotta go, I have a policy memo to Obama to write for my poli-sci class.....


EmBee said...

Read the book too, knew what to expect, brought tissues. I was able to suppress the sobs but the tears dammit, SO... MANY... TEARS!!!

My daughter said, "You cried, I, just teared up."

It doesn't help that our family dog is an aging yellow lab.

Melissa said...

I can't imagine that anyone's or anything's pouting could come close to that of a teenage girl!

ChiTown Girl said...

Hi Katy! I stumbled across your blog today (I don't even remember how!) but I seriously just spent the day going back and reading every post. Yeah, I'm a loser! I just wanted to tell you that you crack me up, and it's great to finally read a blog that uses FUCK as much as I do!!

MOM #1 said...

You sound extremely busy and happy. What could be better?

auntie said...

Marley and me was sad sniff sniff.Sounds like life is normal for you. Good luck with school this quarter. I may start this fall for my 1 year bachelors in behavioral science. Are you on or blogspot?

The Hotfessional said...

I refuse to see any movie where the dog dies. REFUSE. ;-)

I'm thinking of doing the homework route myself. Do you think Shortman will bug me about making sure it's done as much as I do him?

Frogdancer said...

Oh, now I know what happens... )(thanks commenter above me!)

Where is your exchange student from? Is she a Melbourne girl?

C said...

Whoa, lots of stuff going on! I would love to have an exchange student...I've always wanted to go to Australia too (maybe I can go with your daughter next Christmas as a chaperone? Haha)

I'm glad you're liking school--it makes it a lot more doable that way, doesn't it?


Pat said...

Are you sure you want to be a teacher? I think you should write a book, a comedy, I know I'd really enjoy it. You're writing seems effortless and is hysterical. You could be the next Emma Bombeck. - just write about your family - Husband, Thing 1, Thing 2, daughter, stepDan, Genious Brother,etc.