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Thursday thunks, and a contest

Written By: Jenn - Jan• 28•10

Nope, not a new meme, I just couldn’t come up with a better title.

First, the contest news!

JennyMac is one of the best bloggers out there – I enjoy her so much. I don’t usually need much prompting to extol the many virtues of this brilliant, vibrant gal, and today is no different – its her Blog’s birthday, and she’s got a most fabulous giveaway going! I really mean fabulous too – how often do you see a personal blog giving away a Jimmy Choo handbag as a prize??

Isn’t it purty?? Me want.

Head over to JennyMac’s website for more details, and to wish her happy bloggy birthday!

I don’t have much else to do a full post on, so I think I’ll just tie up some loose ends! Besides, I’m not feeling all that great. My head is stuffy and I’m super dizzy. *cue Awwwwwws *

On Tuesday night when we got to the pub after rehearsal, my first order of business was to determine Cleavage’s name. Her name is Robin. Easy to remember, because John-boy sits beside another Robin in the tenor section. Mission accomplished. We look forward to many many more years of being served by Cleavage Robin at our local gin joint. (Some habits are hard to break.)

I visited my doctor on Monday, and the conversation ran something like this:

I mentioned that I’ve had a bit of a dry/sore throat for a while… :

Doc: about HOW long, Jenn?
Me: Oh, a couple months probably, maybe longer.
Doc: What are you, dumb? You should have come in when it started! Your throat is bright red, and your nodes are swollen. Good grief woman. Come see me again in a few days. Honestly. I can’t believe you waited so long.

My doctor and I have a great relationship. I love that she’s so candid and we can talk about anything at all. Anyway, she took a swab, wrote me a prescription for antibiotics, and gave me another head shake.

I went back yesterday to see her, and I was about half an hour early for my appointment. She waved me in as I walked through the door, and said “Oh Jenn, I just love you so much!” and gave me a huge hug. Of course, this isn’t normal doctor behavior, so naturally the first thing through my head was “Holy crap, she’s about to tell me I’m dying!”

Turns out she’d just received a phone call that her 6 year old son fell at school and cracked his head, and she was trying to get out of the office to get to him. So me showing up early was a huge relief to her. Yikes. Well, I’m relieved too – thanks for scaring me, Doc! We did the visit at double speed, and she was out the door before I left the office. Turns out she doesn’t think it’s a throat infection now, and thinks I have acid reflux disease. Well, that would certainly explain things better than my throat being infected for close to 3 months! And the fact that I get a lot of heartburn, and sometimes wake up in the middle of the night choking from a severely dry throat. Mystery solved. I’ve also noticed that my voice has changed the last few months, and I’m hoping that treatment will allow my vocal cords to get back to normal.

We broke another record with our haikus yesterday! Woooot!!

As you’re probably aware, I’ve decided to change the name of Silly Haiku Wednesday to something more appropriate – there was a lot of controversy over the usage of “Silly” in the name. It’s true – we’re rarely silly, and the amount of time and effort that goes into the haiku that is submitted is staggering. Silly just doesn’t fit. I’m going to think about it for a few days, and then decide. I’ll let you know!

Wee one lost her first tooth on Monday night. My wee baby is growing so fast. I’m sad.

Knarf, ShaMoo and I were supposed to go Geocaching today, but I’m just not up to it. That and it’s bloody cold out there!! -16C (3F) with the windchill… yick. I don’t feel any guilt for wussing out – I do NOT like being cold. Maybe that’s why I started getting sick last night – it’s psychosomatic! We’ll go next week when it’s above freezing. K9Crazy wants to go too, so I’ll be setting up a date with her one day soon.

That about wraps my thursday thunks (still not a meme). Enjoy your day! I’m going to go have a nap.


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  1. Jan says:

    Ooooh! You like geocaching, too? We just started… it!!

    • Jenn says:

      Keep getting thwarted by weather, but hopefully we’ll be going out next week to get a few done.

  2. Thom says:

    Who the hell is Jimmy Choo? Well I’m glad you finally went to the doctor about your throat. I have acid reflux as well. I don’t eat any red/tomato sauce type of things. I also have a prescription for it that I take every day. Sometimes it gets so bad that I wish I had something to do myself in LOL…Watch it…don’t get any ideas LOL.

    Congrats on SHW! I’m glad that it is picking up! That’s great news. How about Super Haiku Wednesday, or Sensational Haiku Wednesday, or Scintillating Haiku Wednesday.

    Have a great week :)
    .-= Thom´s last blog ..Are You Gloves or Mittens?, a Birthday and For The Person Who Has Everything =-.

    • Jenn says:

      Jimmy Choo is a fashion designer, best known for his high end, sky high pumps. AKA “FMPs”. (Um, if you know what that stands for… keep it to yourself, as this is a FAMILY friendly blog! heh) His designer handbags are sublime.

      Thanks about SHW – I’m leaning towards one of those…

      Sucks about your ARD – so far it’s not that bad for me. My throat and vocal cords are obviously very irritated, but I don’t have extreme pain most of the time. Hopefully it won’t get to that point either! I have enough crap to deal with in my life.

      We’ll miss you, Thom! Have a fun trip.

  3. JennyMac says:

    Awww…Jenn..thanks for the blog love. :) And your kind words. And Jimmy loves the love too.

    Haiku Harem? LOL.
    .-= JennyMac´s last blog ..I want to rock and roll all night and party everyday… =-.

  4. quilly says:

    How about Hooked on Haiku Wednesday? Although I do like the idea of keeping the SHW.
    .-= quilly´s last blog ..Overheard =-.

  5. Geocaching is such a pleasurable pursuit. My kinfolk has participated in many local treasure hunts recently. It’s a good way to pass some time together and savor the great out-of-doors. Our first GPS system was a Garmin eTrex. Since then we have played with some different models. But that eTrex will always have a special place in my memories.