February 27, 2009

Good Thing I Cleaned The Toilet

I'm home from the shop.  Alec called me and said he had a terrible headhache and so of course I came home to check on him.  He was almost writhing witht he pain.  Unusual for him.  I checked him for a fever, slight, gave him Motrin, got him a blankie, cleaned the toilet....and waitied.  About 10 minutes after I was there he loped into the toidy and hurled.  I came up behind him with a wet washcloth after he was done and then he gagged and sneezed and coughed and sneezed and both of us got to laughing and I asked "What next?  Shit your pants?".  We roared at that.  I know, we are weird. Anyway, I'm just watching him sleep and waiting.  I don't know what for.  I always worry when he has a pain.  I mean I do with all the kids it's just that with him I always think of when he had those tumors removed from his leg and...I don't know...I always think he has something worse than he does.  It's my damn nature.  Pathetic.  I wish I wasn't this way but I can't help it.

February 25, 2009

Sham Wow vrs Toilet...Update

I've heard nothing from the principal...yet.  Sham Wow or otherwise.

Cross your fingers. Say a prayer.  Buy a Sham Wow. . . cuz they suck...up water that is.  Or whatever else kind of spill you might have.  At least 3 cups worth.  Joy!

February 23, 2009

Wowed and Sham Wowed and just plain BOGGLED!

First the "Wow!"
My son Alec did not win his matches to advance at the state tournament. However, in his defense I must say. He was the only freshman in his weight class. He had the least experience. The first match was won by a returning state champion(each year at a different weight class) who is going to wrestle at UNL. Alec was folded up like a letter and stuffed into an envelope. The second match was won by a sophmore that shot first and kept Alec on the defensive. Still, he made us proud! He "Wowed" us anyway with his determination to qualify for State. He improved daily. He never gave up. He always worked hard. He was determined to learn more and take away all he could with his experiences. He has goals that are realistic and attainable. Next year Alec will be ready for the big show. But even if he doesn't win a match...he will always "Wow" us.
Now for the Sham Wow AND the Boggled part.
The boys went up to the boys basketball game in McCook tonight. Mom and I spent the time working on Word Boggle. My mom cheating all along the way. I, making up words that I liked the sound or appearance of. We did not refer to a dictionary. This was "light hearted boggle" not manic boggle. About a half hour or so after the boys lost their ball game my boys rushed in excitedly with Andrew in the lead shouting, "Look what I got!", "Look what I got!". He held out a mashed cardboard box. It was labeled SHAM WOW. Good grief, my son wasted money on a damn Sham Wow! Of course we had to test the thing out. We found out the large orange colored "Sham" will suck up 3 cups of water instantly! It was cool. They loved it. They are both going to take one to school and use them for God only know what all. Probably to suck up all the water from the toilet. ugh...the mind BOGGLES!
I am expecting a phone call from the principal tomorrow.
I'll let you know!

February 19, 2009

We Are At State Wrestling!

Alec made it to state. That's my youngest. And here I am in a motel that actually is the WORST FREAKING PLACE EVER STAYED!    IT'S HOTT   here and Mark and Andrew are SNORING!! Did I mention it's FREAKING HOTTTT IN THE ROOM?!!!!
I've been up all night and we leave to go watch Alec (freshman) wrestle the NUMBER ONE KID IN THE STATE IN HIS WEIGHT CLASS (senior) soon. Like in about 3 hours.
Wish I'd brough whiskey and nyquel...ha ha!

wish us luck!

February 13, 2009

Get Over Here Now!

Tomorrow is a big day.  First, donuts, coffee, the usual Free Loader Friday thing at the shop.  Then it's off to North Platte for wrestling districts.  The matches start around 5:30 tomorrow night then continue Saturday.  The boys leave around 10:30 tomorrow.  It's a 1 1/2 hour trip for most.  Mark usually makes in 1 hour.  Speed is his friend.   One bad thing going on...the weather.  There is a BIG ASS PREDICTION hear the scary music?  that we will be smashed with a 9 inch snow storm.  Yes, I said 9 and inch and SNOW...not HOE...keep your mind out of the gutter people!  Soooo it's going to be fun.  I still haven't found anyone to "sit" with Petie.  I mean, he tends to bark and bite at all people right before he pisses on their unsuspecting coat.  But only if they don't hang their coat up.  So, I guess that might be called fair game.  Right?  Do you want to house sit Pissin' Petie?  If so...let me know right away.  I have chicken and noodles and mac and cheese and other  old  foodstuffs in my fridge, Irish Cream, stale kettle chips, 2 beers, a big screen TV....not totally "Big" as in "BIG" but still...it's a nice sized one...and and a mewling Cat and a Pissin Dog.    Any takers?  Going One...Going Twice...SOLD...TO YOU!

February 05, 2009

Letter To Toe Jeter...I mean Jo Teter

HI TOE,

How are you? I am fine. I have been busy. Are you busy? How are the horses? Do they like the cold weather? I do not like cold weather. My dog is fine. My cat threw up yesterday but I think she is just bulimic. So she needs therapy. Other than that she is fine. My animals do not have fleas. Someone I know has a cat that had fleas so badly she DIED. The cat, not the person that owned the cat. I guess the vet had to put her "down" so that means she was killed by fleas. Do your horses get fleas? Have you ever had fleas? I know someone who had a cow that had warts in it's ears as big as a fist. They cut them out and it was gross. I told that person to please let me know if they ever had a warty cow again because I would LOVE to see a wart as big as a fist get sliced out of a cows ear. They haven't called me yet. I hope they do. That sounded TOTALLY SICK to me. If you ever get a wart as big as a fist I hope you give me a jingle. I could watch someone cut it out or I could try to cut it out. That would be awesome. Well, I gotta go now. I thought I would see if you are going to be in North Platte on Valentines weekend. District wrestling is there and a bunch of us are going to spend the night there and eat crab legs until we are sick and make a general mess at a place and get plastered. Consider this your invite to get "faced". You can bring a friend. We don't mind at all. Friday the 13th...if you aren't too scared. Slats, L Fart and Me so far will be there. So will the significant others...but you don't have to bring yours unless you have to. Can your daughter drive yet? If so, please bring her as well. We might need a driver. Well, better go and make a donut. Lurve, yur frend