Mind Dump

Aaron and I have often talked about the difference in the way men and women think.   Most men when asked, “What are you thinking about?” can honestly answer, “Nothing.”  Women however–our minds are constantly thinking about something.  It can be very aggravating–especially at night when you are trying to sleep!    

Here are the thoughts going through my head at this moment on February 15, 2009.

1)  Yesterday was my one year anniversary of my Counting My Pennies blog.  I need to post an anniversary blog post this week. 

2)  Although I am ecstatic that Madalyn is potty trained I am not so ecstatic that she is making a habit of coming to our room at anywhere from 3am-5am to tell me, “I want to go pee pee.”  Or if she doesn’t wake up in time it’s, “I need some pajamas” because she has soaked hers.  I was woken to that statement last week and I told her, “Madalyn it’s 3 in the morning–you don’t need anything to eat.”  She repeated herself and Aaron heard her and said, “She’s wet–she wants more pajamas.”  In my tired stupor I thought she was asking me for peaches!  And need I mention that she ALWAYS wakes me up?  Never her dad–it’s always me.  I told Aaron we need to switch sides of the bed just to throw her off.  And you know how she wakes me up?  She quietly comes over to my side of the bed and taps me on the forehead!  I know one day this is all going to be funny–we’ll probably talk about it at her wedding.  But right now it is aggravating!   

3)  Our family loves bacon.  I wish there were more strips in a pack because my girls always end up fighting over the last peice. 

4)  I can’t believe Annagrace will be 7 years old this week.  She wants to have a slumber party and I need to get her to call her friends tonight and invite them. 

5)  I hate my skin.  And I seriously HATE acne.  I have been fighting the losing battle with it since I was 10 years old.  As if the acne wasn’t bad enough I also think I have 1, maybe 2 skin cancers on my chin.  I thought they were just aggravating pimples but they are not going away and they keep coming and going in the same spot.  In looking at some photos I realized that one of the sores has been coming and going since at least last October.  My mom had two similar spots on her face and they were basal cell carcinomas.  So I’m seeing my doctor about that in 2 weeks–I actually talked to him on the phone the other day about it.  Have I mentioned that I LOVE my doctor?  I don’t think I could ever find another as wonderful as him!  Anyway–the dermatologist clinic at UVA can not get me in until April–and that is the earliest of any doctor that I called.  Dr. S. said that if need be he can get me in with the plastic surgeon here (he is our version of Dr. 90210–he even looks a little like him!) probably within a few days of my appointment.  Again–can I say that I just love my doctor?  So more on that after my appointment!

6)  So back to the acne.  I have tried everything for it.  The dermatologist put me on Erythromycin pills (and antibiotic) and Retin A in high school and neither really worked so I stopped using them.  I have tried Clearasil, Aveeno, Mary Kay, Acne Free, Stridex, Clinique, Burt’s Bee’s…..you name it.  I came very very close to ordering some Proactiv today but I decided that I just didn’t want to use anymore chemicals on my skin.  Maybe that’s the problem?!  So I found some information about Oil Face Cleansing.  It makes total since.  Oil dissolves oil so the trick to cleaning your clogged pores is to dissolve the oil.  I went to Food Lion tonight to get Castor Oil–weird, huh?  Other than really desperate pregnant women, who uses that stuff anymore?  All I could think about was that episode of Little Rascals where they lady makes all the kids take a spoonful.  So I’ll have to let you know how my organic oil face cleansing goes.    

7)  We have another showing of the house tomorrow at 9 am.  We get excited with each showing–still waiting for an offer though!  I thought we had found the perfect house in Greenville.  I am addicted to Realtor.com and was looking through and saw a new home on the market.  3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, sunroom, finished room/studio over the garage, almost 3000 square feet and right at the upper end of our price range.  I thought it had to be too good to be true!  When I went back in to find it today they had changed the price.  It seems the person who listed it put the wrong number in and instead of the price starting with a 1 (in 100 thousands) it should have been a 2!  Dang!  I just KNEW it was too good to be true! 

8)  I am cold.  I am ready for warmer weather.  

9)  Have I mentioned how excited I am about seeing New Kids on the Block again?  And just because I can, here is the object of my 20 year obsession:   

10)  I accidentally threw my debit card away at the waterpark yesterday.  Yes, you read that right.  I placed it on the tray with our food and when Aaron dumped it–there went my card.  So here’s the good news–I JUST got a new card in the mail 3 days ago.  There was a security issue at the bank so they issued me a new card and a new pin number.  So all I had to do was activate the new card and the old one is no longer any good.  PHEW! 

Well I am off to finish cleaning the house for the showing and to grease up my face!

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2 Responses to “Mind Dump”


  1. 1 Alison February 16, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Gee, Laura, sometimes I think you read my mind.
    #3–We love some bacon at our house, but I rarely make it. Charlotte will sit there and eat 10 pieces if I let her! She and I are the ones fighting over the last piece here, though 🙂

    #5&6–I was just thinking last night “I’m almost 30!! How can I STILL be getting breakouts!!!” Let us know how the fighting oil with oil goes 🙂

    When we were moving I was on realtor.com 20 times a day! It can be addicting!

    Hope the showing goes well. Happy b-day to Annagrace!

  2. 2 Melissa February 16, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I agree about the acne…how can I be in my 30s and still have these stupid breakouts!! So, I would be curious how the oil treatment works too.

    Hope you get an offer on the house soon 🙂 You guys are in our prayers!!

    Hope Annagrace has a blessed birthday 🙂


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