Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Trip to the Store

Jay is covered with Poison Ivy and possibly some other skin disorders at the moment.  He’s got enough patches on him (and he went through an entire tube of anti-itch cream yesterday) that I’ve told him he needs to go to the doctor and get a shot.  He is famous for thinking he can get rid of these rashes on his own and then they get so out of control it takes a several trips to the doctor and a couple of trips to a dermatologist to get rid of it.  So by trying to save us the $30 co-pay (which I appreciate) we end up spending more in the long run by the time we buy tube after tube of different medication.  But whatever.  He’s the one itching so I guess I’m not going to worry about it.

Last night, after trying a bleach bath which someone suggested, he needed to get some Calamine Lotion.  It was about 9pm when we decided to head in to town.  We had cleaned the bathrooms and kitchen, cooked dinner and I had just got back from a walk when we decided to take a fun family trip to the grocery store.  I didn’t even glance in a mirror because I wasn’t going to leave the van.  I picked up Camryn and wondered if I should grab shoes for her, but since we were only going to be in the van it would be ok.  I should also mention she was wearing pajamas.  I was wearing work out pants and a t-shirt from college which would be pushing  20 years old.  Yes, we were an attractive bunch.

Jay and Cade went in to the store and Camryn and I were in the van.  Then she asked her famous question…”am I wearing underwear or a pull up”  Great, she had to go to the bathroom.  I told her it was underwear and I asked if she needed to go and she said no.  Exactly 2 minutes later she announced she had to go to the bathroom.   I dug around in the van and found a pair of filp-flops for her so at least I wasn’t taking  a pajama clad no shoes wearing toddler in to the grocery store.  But she did have a dirty face and crazy hair which really helped out our image.  We made it to the bathroom and all was well.  Then I looked in the mirror.  I had eyeliner and mascara all underneath my eyes.  I then remembered back to rubbing my eyes while I was walking.  I was a definite mess.  As I was walking out of the store I was trying to take comfort in the fact Camryn’s PJ’s at least matched.  Since she has started randomly changing her own clothes she rarely has a matching set of PJ’s on.  Last night was an oddity.  I was thinking we really couldn’t look much worse…..

That was until I got to the parking lot and Jay was standing by the van rubbing himself down with Calamine.  When I saw him he actually had his shirt up and was rubbing it on his stomach.   I looked at him with bug eyes and said “seriously”.  He said “yes, seriously – this is serious.”  I am thankful that we didn’t run into anyone we knew….or if we did they at least had the grace to make us think no one we knew saw us last night.    

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

To whom it may concern...

When you sent the text Sunday evening about the football camp Tuesday and Thursday night you stated it started at 6 and ended at 8. Jay, along with the other parents did their part and got their kids there by 6. Did you forget to wear a watch? I know football may be the only thing going in your life right now, but it is the tiniest ittsy bitsy part of ours. With Jay and I working full time along with chickens for the gala, pigs for Ozark Empire, cows for State Fair and a three year old tornado named Camryn our schedules are tight. We have plotted and planned and scheduled within an inch of our lives. So when you decide that what you are doing is way too important to quit at 8 and you drag on past 8:15 then on towards 8:30 I get irritated. In fact if looks could kill you probably would've died 40 times between 8 and 8:15. I'm curious,  can you feel the daggers I'm staring at you?  

Also, to the man no one knew tonight. When you continue to repeat 5 or 6 times what the head coach just said you don't look or sound smart. In fact you sound the opposite of smart. I also stared daggers at you just because.  

So after the day I had at work going to football camp was probably not the best idea. I will take part of the blame for tonight's letter. But in the future please look at your watch. Or even better- your iPhone comes with an awesome alarm clock. Maybe you should use it.