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Past the Halfway Point

Last night I passed the 25k mark. Now I only have to hit 50k before the clock strikes midnight and November turns into December. I think maybe I can do it. I had a really good rush of pointless prose last night, so that’s nice.

Mike Lowell is staying in Boston, so you’ll have to excuse me if I’m giddy for a few. He’s my favorite player (Papi has a special place in my heart forever, but Mike Lowell is my boyfriend). In fact, that’s how I refer to him. It’s always “My boyfriend Mike Lowell.” I saw a photo of my boyfriend Mike Lowell down at Disney the other day. I was pretty sad that he didn’t do that the day after they won the World Series, but I would never question my boyfriend Mike Lowell’s decisions.

Let’s see, what else is going on? Oh, I was going to ask if anyone here owned one of those digital photo frames, and if you do, do you like it and would you recommend it? I am trying to write a Christmas list for Santa, you see, and I want one of those but I don’t want Santa to spend a lot of money on it. It’s not like I can’t just pull photos up on my computer if I really need to see them. I just like the idea of having a photo frame on my desk so that I can just swap out the pictures with the weather.

Speaking of which, we’re on snow alert. We may get [breathlessly] a snowflake or two. Junior is doing the happy 4th Grade dance. I tried to explain that the snow isn’t going to stick, and that we don’t have to track down his boots just yet. But damn, I had better track down his boots. I wonder if they still fit? Doubt it.

(Christine and Nicholle, you pay attention, okay? Nothing you buy will ever fit a whole year later, and you can’t buy stuff on sale at the end of the season because you don’t know what size they will be when it’s time to wear it. This is the most ANNOYING thing about kids. They just outgrow stuff constantly. Sometimes, within days of you buying it, I kid you not. Always make sure you have at least ONE pair of shorts or one sweater that’s a size larger than your kid currently wears because it’s a sad day when you wake up and it’s 90 degrees and they suddenly don’t have any shorts to wear to camp. Ahem.)

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  1. Nicholle

     /  November 20, 2007

    Thanks Jody – note taken =)

  2. Christine

     /  November 20, 2007

    Thanks for the tip. But that goes for me, too. Because I’ve got a closet full of awesome clothes that my eight-months-pregnant form cannot possibly squeeze into, and I hear it’s going to stay that way for awhile even after Boo is born.

  3. Jody

     /  November 20, 2007

    Are you breastfeeding? I fit back into my pants about 3 weeks after Junior was born. Of course, I didn’t know that my thyroid got knocked out of whack and I slowly gained weight back after that, but if *I* could lose the weight fairly quickly, it’s not impossible. Breastfeeding rocks out loud for your metabolism. I’ve considered becoming a wet nurse to lose some more. 🙂

  4. Anonymous

     /  November 20, 2007

    I like your comment about not being able to buy kid clothes a year ahead of time to save $, how true. But in our house, my wife stashes stuff all over the place so what happens, while she is groggy on Christmas morning, she doesn’t remember all the items. So the kids are used to getting 1-2 presents around May-Sept every year.. hahaha. Glad she doesn’t read this.. Jerry

  5. Christine

     /  November 21, 2007

    I’m going to try to breast-feed. I hear it does wonders for my figure, which I am anxious to get back. A friend sent me a pic of myself from a few years back, and the first thing out of my mouth was, “I have a waist!”