Friday, April 18, 2008

Blonde Joke Friday....

As told to me by one of my co-workers (they all pick on my blondeness continually):

A man and a blonde woman got into an elevator at the same time. The blonde said to the man, "T.G.I.F.!"

The man responded, "S.H.I.T.!"

Undaunted, the blonde said again, "T.G.I.F!!"

And the man responded once again, "S.H.I.T.!!"

This went on, back and forth a couple of more times, until the elevator came to a stop at the blonde's floor. She stepped off and looked back at the man and said, "I SAID T.G.I.F.! That means 'Thank God its Friday', you dumb ass!"

The man answered, "And I SAID S.H.I.T.! That means 'Sorry Honey it's Thursday'!"

Haha...Oh wait...I sincerely hope I'm not being blonde by thinking today really IS Friday. I am soooo ready for the week-end. Hope you all have a fantastic one.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


We are having a new AC unit put in tomorrow. Yay! I'm excited. Especially if you read my last post....because seriously, I can NOT live without air-conditioning. Like, at ALL. Anyway, the one unit that controls the bedroom side of our house has been acting up for over 2 years now. We dealt with it all last summer. Had it checked out multiple times. And we still had to resort to going outside and periodically cutting it off at the breaker switches to make it reset. Yeah, that was the sage advice that the repairman gave us. How inconvenient is that? Especially since it would tend to go out during the day while we were gone and then we would come back home to a house that was hotter than hell.

Anyway, we had our first really warm day last week. I think it was Friday...maybe? But it got warm enough that we turned on the AC for a while. The unit that had given us so much trouble completely gave up and died. Actually, its not all that old. But it has never really worked just right. And of course, its plenty old enough to be out of warranty. But I don't care. I just want reliable AC that comes on when its supposed to. Its kind of like the Mastercard commercial:

New central air unit: $4,000

Being comfortable during the heat of summer: PRICELESS

Monday, April 14, 2008


Anybody who has been around me for more than, oh, let's say about 30 seconds over the past year or so would know that I have been having these wonderful hot flashes on a continual basis.
Its been persistent since the hysterectomy, but honestly? I was having them to some degree even before that. Its really inconvenient and uncomfortable. At the bridal shower on Saturday, Hannia's Mom, Ruth was wearing a long-sleeved sweater. And the other women in there were complaining about how cold it was. One lady contemplated running out to her car to get a jacket.
And me? I was hot. Not just a hot flash hot, but apparently my internal thermostat is so screwed up that I stay overly warm continually. The actual flashes are just a little added bonus that makes me feel like I am about to spontaneously combust. I was wearing a nylon slip with my dress, and I was so sweaty that it was clinging to me in all the wrong places. I came home and ordered myself a cotton slip. Apparently I am going to have to pick and choose what fabrics I wear very carefully. And cotton slips....well, they are really hard to find. I finally found one at the Vermont Country Store. I can't wait for it to get here.

My husband has been really good about all of this. Very accomodating. My house has the cold chill of a tomb, but its the only way I can be comfortable right now. I have no idea how long this "change of life" thing is supposed to go on, but I hope its over soon. And just for the record, I AM taking hormone replacement therapy. As high a dose as my Dr. will allow. And if its helping then I do not even want to know what it would be like without it. I guess I would be walking around with fire shooting out of my skin like a flame-thrower.

Anyway, I have done some checking around and reading up on the problem. Especially since summer is right around the corner. I can't tell you how bad I am dreading summer....ugh. I am finding that there are some new fabrics out there to help minimize the discomfort. Fabrics that wick moisture, and help cool off the body. I ordered a nightgown (again, from Vermont Country Store) that promises to keep me cool overnight. It was kind of pricey, so I intend to try it out before I order more. But you know....if it works, its worth every single penny. So far most of the stuff I have found are either athletic type clothing for working out, or sleepwear for those nightsweats. Somebody, somewhere ought to design some decent every day apparel for women who have broken thermostats. Seriously, one of the articles that I read said that the skin temperature during a hot flash can go up as much as 10 degrees. That high of a fever could cook you alive from the inside out. And thats what I feel I am roasting in a microwave oven.
I am not having fun, but hopefully it will resolve itself in the near future...???? Please????

Anyway, as I was researching clothing that might help save my sanity, I ran across a t-shirt that made me laugh. It said, and I quote:

" I'm still HOT!
It just comes in flashes now...."


Sunday, April 13, 2008

Bridal Shower

I went to Hannia's bridal shower yesterday afternoon. This picture is of Hannia modeling one of our tissue wedding dress creations. We divided into 3 teams and each team had 2 minutes to design and dress her for the wedding. This particular dress was not the one that my team did, but its the one that I got the best shot of, so its the one I am sharing. The funny part of this dress, although you can't see it in this pic, is that her posterior area is exposed. Like a hospital gown. But you know...we had 2 minutes, so what do you expect? It was a lot of fun though. A real frenzy of tape and tissue and a whole lot of laughter. Also? The tiara that she is wearing had pink blinking lights in it! I'm totally jealous, because I want one too! hahahaha

I also got to meet the other 2 bridesmaids. I said in an earlier post that the 3rd "bridesmaid" is Hannia's younger brother Miguel. That brings me much joy to call him a bridesmaid for some reason. He's a fun guy. He came over and had Christmas dinner with us this past year.
And then we spent Christmas evening playing Cranium. Its a board game that you have to act out charades, hum a song, model a figure out of clay....all kinds of things to get your partner to guess what your word is. Anyway, Miguel had to act out the action word "Vibrate". Let me tell you I thought we would all die laughing that night. I can't remember if any of us guessed the correct word or not. Somehow I am thinking that we didn't. But he does have a sense of humor.
That part I do recall with great clarity.

Oh, I got off track remembering Miguel vibrating like that...haha. I meant to share the picture of Hannia and the other bridesmaids:

I THINK that the girl in pink is Dara, and the one in black is April. I hope I am getting this right.
There was a lot going on and you know...I get confused easily...but they were both really sweet girls even if I got their names mixed up. I will have to get Hannia to clarify it for me, so I don't call someone the wrong name at the wedding. Gasp. I enjoyed having the chance to meet them though.
Anyway, now all the fun is over and the week is getting ready to begin all over again. Why can't the work week be 2 days, and the weekends go on for 5?? Wouldn't that make a whole lot more sense?