How ‘Bout A List?

  • I’ve been crying on the way to work.  It’s mostly because my eyes weren’t cooperating and the light was blinding them but I think on some subconscious level it was more.  Or not.  I did visit the eye doctor and he gave me some steroid drops.  They’re fabulous.  Because I can see.  It’s really hard to see with tears in your eyes.
  • I have been going nonstop.  Since October.  It started out with just the weekends being busy but then it creeped into the week and I can honestly say that I NEED THANKSGIVING BREAK.  In the worst way.  As well as an IV filled with turkey gravy.  Please and thank you.
  • I celebrated Abby’s birthday with mis tres amigas last week.  I thought for a second it wouldn’t happen because Little Skipper looked at me and Natalie and said, “Did anyone tell Abby about tonight?”  Blank stares followed – but I figured if she didn’t show up, I’d still eat that porkchop in her honor.
  • I love my doggins.  But not when they wake me up at 5am to go out and beg for breakfast at 6am.  They apparently can’t read the clocks.  TIME CHANGE, DOGGINS, TIME CHANGE.
  • My Google Reader has 835 unread items in it.  And to think a couple weeks ago I was complaining that my Reader was empty.  Good thing my job can become overwhelming overnight, allowing my Google Reader to prove me wrong.
  • I seriously have no idea what is up with people in the East End of Louisville.  It’s like their sole purpose in life is to drive like no one else is on the road and that they had to take a test to know how to properly block an intersection.  Setting your SUV out in the middle of the road while people with the rightaway try inching around you doesn’t get you to Kirklands any faster.
  • I did a double hitter this weekend.  Two baby showers in two days.  And let me state for the record I ROCK at baby shower games.  And I was ROBBED twice on Sunday.  Luckily, I have stellar senses in my fingers and can blindly tear out the shape of a baby better than anyone else.  Got myself a holiday plate for that little number.  Hoowah.
  • McDonald’s breakfast heals all wounds.  Their breakfast is holy.  The rest of their food just makes you fat.
  • We booked a cruise.  I’m pretty stoked about it.  Fingers crossed I don’t get motion sickness.  I only say that because I have to take Dramamine when I ride in the car with my boss.  Lady drives like a batouttahell.
  • Let me rephrase: the hubs booked a cruise and I get to accompany him.  I don’t know much about it.  But I’m not one for planning vacations.  I just go on them.
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November 10, 2010 - 8:51 am

Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon - Brooke, only 15 days till your gravy IV can be hooked up. Can you hold out that long?

November 10, 2010 - 9:11 am

Amy - Amen about McDonalds breakfast.
I have a left over blood bag from Halloween. I am pretty sure that I could get gravy in it for ya.

November 10, 2010 - 4:18 pm

katie o. - okay, totally love your lists. there aren’t enough lists in this world. motion sickness sucks. dramamine rules. gravy is a godsend. and so is every other dish that is served along with it.
and dogs’ internal clocks blow.

November 12, 2010 - 5:12 pm

Todd - Congrats on the cruise! I hope you don’t spend it floating adrift waiting for tugs to pull you in. Also, about those east Louisville drivers: Have you considered the possibility they might be from Indiana or Lexington?

November 16, 2010 - 10:54 am

Melissa - my eyes did the same thing a few weeks ago and I thought I was going to claw my eyes out trying to get home one day. I actually had to remove one contact and drive with one eye closed. scary!(trust me, I am blind. driving with out both working eyeballs is DANGEROUS) It took several rounds of benadryl before I could see again.

and… super jealous of your cruise. please pack me in your suitcase. thanks!

November 16, 2010 - 5:19 pm

denise:) - 1. I hope your cruise ship is in fully functioning order when you go! Cruises are fun- i’ve been on 1. And a cheapy-ship at that. It was still fun. :D

2. My dogs are also DRIVING ME CRAZY with their own time schedule. The older they get, the more cranky and demanding and inflexible they are. Jeez!

3. I had a leaky eye for years following my Lasik surgery. I have no idea why it finally stopped, but it is very annoying. Maybe I should have gone to the eye doc about it… ;)

4. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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