Originally Posted by MelW
What is fireworks painting?
You scoop a little blob of paint onto paper, then use a straw to blow hard about a quarter inch away from it. The little blob of paint should explode outward, like fireworks. It's fun.
Zub, I'm so sorry you're having to deal with the mental anguish of a miscarriage, but are still waiting for the physical effects. It must be a terrible place to be. I wish there was something I could do to help. I hope the people in your real life are being supportive and kind to you right now. I continue to think of you, and hope that things from now on happen quickly and painlessly.
Real, what a bummer about the rats. I'm not even sure what draws them or why you would have them. Are they hard to get rid of? I'm not creeped out by rodents in general, although I don't know if I've ever seen a rat outside of a pet store. I hope you'll find a way to deal with them.
eksmom, I hope you have another soccer season as successful as the last one. I seem to remember you were a superhero of a coach!
JayGee, I'm sorry you aren't getting answers about your leg. It seems as though you have seen every variety of doctor who might have an idea of what it is. What is the next step for you?
MelW, I'm glad your DD's arm is better. Aren't dislocated elbows in kids really, really common? I think at least one of my kids' playgroup friends has had that happen, and I've heard of it a lot more than that.
I did manage to get out for a run last night, after the thunderstorm passed and after we ate dinner. I pushed myself a bit for six miles, then spent most of the rest of the night curled up on the couch, feeling like I was about to throw up. It was such a terrible stomach issue; I don't know what my problem was. I did have coffee earlier in the day, which has been an issue on days when I do a much longer run, but I suppose I ought to avoid it altogether on days when I plan to run. Bummer.
Today I got an email about signing up for DD's fall dance class. Eek, already? Where has the summer gone? I feel like the time is flying by. This weekend we're going to our local amusement park, which is always DD's choice of birthday activity, and then the endless seven-year-old birthday extravaganza will finally be done. August ninth she goes in for more surgery, so we need to get all of our fun stuff out of the way now, then plan on several weeks of too much TV, lots of craft projects, puzzles, and reading, and no swing set, bike, pool, or contact activities. Boo. I'm hoping she'll be cleared to play soccer, but we might have cut things too close this year.
Running tomorrow? Maybe.