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Satan, I have met your mistress, Epilator be her name.

What man came up with this - and you know it had to be a man - torture device? It feels like spinning blades ripping each hair out at high speed. WAIT! That's EXACTLY what it is!

This had better last longer than shaving. It's cheaper and cleaner than waxing.


I had another mother destroy my faith in humanity, then another one brought it back.

First, I was the parent reader today for Matthew's class. There is a little boy that he and Michael play with at the park a lot. He lives about a block from us. He and Matthew were playing after class, and I was JUST about to take out a piece of paper to put our contact info on so the little boy could have his mother talk to me about getting the boys together. That's about the time he said "I get to play with Michael and Matthew at the park all of the time. They can't come to my house because they might get too wild".

Excuse me? Are you saying my kids are too wild for you? Needless to say, I didn't write down my contact info. They can just keep playing at the park.

After we got home, I called to RSVP for the birthday party that only Michael was invited to. This is a little boy that both Michael and Matthew are friends with, but only Michael got an invite. We were sure it was just that she got the class list, and only sent to those kids. I was torn on whether to mention Matthew or not to her. I didn't even have to. I think her little boy must have asked why one was coming but not the other, because when I called she was quick to say that the invitation was for both Michael and Matthew.

Whew! Problem averted. Now I have to buy a second birthday present :)


It's the weekend. Yeah. It's the weekend. I'm about halfway done with a great puzzle - an actual 1000 piece puzzle that you work on the table *laugh* I got several new Sudoku books, and a book on Crested Geckos. I got some new vine and a hammock for the cresteds. It now is a bit more 'jungle' like, and they seem much happier.

My only problem is that neither Blizzard nor Cyclone have eaten yet that I've seen. I know they are nocturnal and they very well might be eating while I'm asleep. I don't see them touching the baby food mixture I made (strained peaches, crested gecko meal replacement powder, water and honey). I haven't seen them go after a cricket. Moving to the new home was probably a bit stresful, like it was for the leopard geckos, so maybe they will start eating in the next week or so.

God knows Bruno has caught up. I was worried about him and now I'm considering a diet! He's like 3 times the size of when I bought him, his tail is HUGE and fat, and he will eat just as much as you give him - anytime, night or day. Maude eats normal, but Bruno is a PORKER.


Michael wants a bunny, but he's not getting one (if at all) until he's at least 7 or 8. Meanwhile, I'm considering getting him and Matthew their own Hermit crabs for them to take care of. Maybe for their birthday in April.


Oh, I got these cool mechanical pencils 2 for a dollar yesterday. I bought 4. When I got home, I realized they had lead that has three colors, red, blue and green. But they are all swirled. Turn the pencil one way and it writes one color, turn the other and it might blend. It makes my Sudoku puzzles pretty cool looking! Rainbow-ish. :)

Life's simple pleasures.


Now, I must got spray benzocaine on my newly ripped up legs.


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Feb. 10th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
Oh dear God!!! The Epilator! I tried it once...never again. I know it's cheaper and cleaner than waxing, but....OUCH!!! You are a brave, brave soul! I am a wimp! :-P
Feb. 11th, 2006 01:47 am (UTC)
You are a brave, brave soul!

I agree! I'll take waxing over self-mutilation any day.
Feb. 11th, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
Can I just tell you how much I love you?

I have no specific comment, but every part of this post cracked me up and made me love you even more.

How many mamas do you know who worry over which reptile in their collection has eaten what? And in the same post with Epilady and "cool mechanical pencils" with rainbow-ish colors.

(still lol!) I can't wait to meet you in person!
Feb. 11th, 2006 06:13 am (UTC)
Ditto. I'm so excited about it. :)

The post was rather random and that is how I live my life. Pretty random day to day *laugh*

Hey - were you able to get an adjoining room for next weekend? How much do I owe? I'm moving mom early that morning, but from lunchtime on, the boys and I can come downtown and stay the night.
Feb. 11th, 2006 08:21 pm (UTC)
I gave up on trying to make my legs smooth and just keep the fuzz down with an electric razor. The only con I've found so far is that I have to use it a couple times a week during shorts weather.

"I get to play with Michael and Matthew at the park all of the time. They can't come to my house because they might get too wild".

If that boy's mother saw the Cub Scout den I work with in a confined space, she'd check your boys for a pulse.

I found Sudoku books in the dollar section at Target yesterday, but I only found two different volumes.
Feb. 12th, 2006 03:10 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think Michael and Matthew are VERY well behaved. They are still four year old BOYS, but they aren't as bad as many. They use their manners, they listen, and they aren't destructive. This mother must not realize her son is behind most of the wildness, because he is. She's trying to keep HER environment sane, when having kids isn't about that. I'm sure it's one of those Plano homes with glass tabletops, lots of breakables, and carpets without stains. I wouldn't want kids there either :)
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