"ignore the story. see the soul. remember to love. you will never regret it" --- Seane Corn

"ignore the story. see the soul. remember to love. you will never regret it" --- Seane Corn
it's a jungle out there

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Friday Fragments

Is it Friday again?

Dang. Time flies

If you only have a minute
go visit Mrs. 4444

It's finally quiet here. I have one hour and forty seven minutes to myself.
I'm gonna enjoy every second of it...


I spent a lot of time and a lot of money on Mia's teeth this week.
I hate the dentist. I like our dentist. But I hate the dentist.
I've decided that dentists were not taught genetics in dental school.
Every time I give Bruce's family history of crappy enamel as the explanation for why 2 of my 3 kids have a gazillion cavities, the dentist looks at me like I have 2 heads.
Heart disease is hereditary.
High cholesterol, breast cancer, and blue eyes are hereditary.
Brains and talent are hereditary.
Why not cavities?
One dentist suggested I learn how to read labels when I grocery shop because there's a lot of hidden sugar in food. I thought Ty's head was gonna pop right off. If he hadn't been dumbstruck with fear of the drill, he would have told that dentist all about how his mommy yells at the frozen foods and rants in the produce aisle.
That was 3 years ago and I still can't let it go.


I hate mosquitos.


I always need to have a project. I get bored easy. The only time I wasn't bored was when I was pregnant. Being pregnant is a project. I guess I'm never quite satisfied with the way things are. Even though I love and desire routine, I always need change.


Speaking of love and desire, it's time to announce the winners of the
What's NOT In Michelle's Minivan contest.
All that crap was in my car. And then some.
I cleaned out the car today. Kind of.
But you know what?
Everyone gets a big smooch. Ms. Moon and Elizabeth get 2.
Cause I'm easy that way.


You know what I learned this week?
Life is a goddam fuckin sorry Mrs. 4444 roller coaster.
But projects keep me moving forward.
Yoga keeps my head screwed on straight.
And Ganesh is still removing obstacles.

Have a great weekend


  1. I hate the dentist and mosquitoes, too!!

  2. This is what I want to know...


    Which one is the kiss and which is the hug?

    Side note: My three children and nursing school are the only things I've ever managed to finish (in my whole life) and that was through plain and simple necessity. I bore easily too.

  3. I can REALLY relate to the bit about projects and change.

    ATT -- I think the X is a kiss, like a pucker, and the O is a hug, like your arms go around.

  4. I agree, crappy enamel must run in the genetic code. We eat well, brush well, and still get cavities. I did and my kids have. Dentists. I don't like them either.

  5. Oh Michelle- I have missed you! Come on- I want my kisses! Right now!
    I once had a nurse at the pediatrician's office lecture me about soda and juice and how many calories they have in them because one of my kids was off the charts weight-wise.
    I worked for Weight Watchers. Soda? What was that? Not in my house. Juice? Special treat only.
    I wish you were here right now.
    Kisses galore. Love to Ganesh. Love to you.

  6. HA

    I always thought the O was the pucker and the X was arms crossed around someone's back

    xos to you all

  7. I hate mosquitos too. Fuckers all.

    I love mojitos though.

    And you, of course.

  8. hereditary teeth....on a local message board a lot of moms were bashing one mom who has a thumb-sucker kid. They were all saying stuff like horrible teeth, terrible orthodontist bills, etc. . .I stepped in and said crooked teeth can be hereditary so the poor mom should let her kid suck until she is good and ready to stop. Then I was bashed by a 'hygienist'. Saying that I was completely wrong.......Then how do you explain my pacifier sucking until she was FOUR years old daughter who has PERFECT teeth.....and my never sucked a thumb or pacifier a day in his life son who has the most crooked teeth I've ever seen on a 3 year old child?!

    I totally agree with you about hereditary teeth!!!

    And my husband grew up with a candy stash in his room every single day of his life has NEVER had a cavity........I was only allowed to drink milk and water and rarely kool-aid (with no sugar added...basically flavored water) and I've had like six cavities.

  9. Mosquitos suck.
    I had a teacher gently tell me: 'perhaps your son could use some counseling'?
    Really? Really? Ya think?

    Have a fabulous weekend. xoxo

  10. Try going to work and being attacked by flies all day long because some jack ass left her hamsters at school all summer and never bothered to clean the cage, then you'd probably rethink your hatred towards mosquitoes!

    You mean all that crap was in your van??? Girl, now I don't feel so bad about the crushed Goldfish, random french fries, and glitter glue everywhere.

  11. You know, I never liked the dentist until I found the one I have now. But I do agree about mosquitoes. They are the primary reason I refuse to go camping.

  12. I want my kiss right now, too. I'm dying for kisses, actually, down here in the boonies of South Carolina.

  13. Everytime I come here and read you I fall in love. Your writing is so unique and funny and warm. I always feel like I just talked to my coolest friend. You make me happy.
    I have a project for you, please come paint my new/old bedroom. I chose this pretty ugly green and it's too late to go back. I think you'd have the courage to just make it happen AND make me feel good about it.
    Happy weekend Michelle.
    I think you are fabulous.

  14. PS, I saw this really cool dingbat font called RA Ganesh Font and thought of you. I wish I had it, could make you a sticker out of vinyl with my cool vinyl cutter!

  15. I never can tell if the comments I post to your blog or Ms. Moon's actually appear for you...they appear in Google Reader world, but otherwise I think they get lost. Mine was simple: I just love you. Your kids are so lucky. In fact, everyone who knows you is lucky. Love, love!

  16. You are so funny. I hate mosquitoes too. My ear-nose-throat doctor, who always has something unnecessary to say, told me that Joel needs to stay inside because I'm letting him get bit up.

    Yes. That's it. She's also told me in the past that he needs to wear socks, get a haircut, and get surgery on his eyes.

    I'm glad she puts ear tubes in well for all her shit.

  17. Dammit. Missed the fun of guessing what's not in your van.... stupid summer vacation and stupid kids getting all up in my blogging time.

  18. You are forgiven; I love you too much to hold a grudge.

    Don't get pregnant. Get a another dog; now THAT's a project!haha

    I am typically immune to mosquitoes--they never bothered me UNTIL THIS SUMMER! I can't escape them when they come in swarms!

    Thanks for linking up. sorry it's taken me forever to get here!


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