Thursday, August 20, 2009

Things On My Mind

The random thoughts in my brain are causing my frontal lobes to swell. I miss blogging, but I have been spending more time with the monkeys and Erik has been working a lot.

In preparation for my 20 year high school reunion I had my teeth whitened and my hair seriously lightened, to cover the gray. I was feeling vain and I got grumbling for my husband about the cash. Then I overheard some guy at the gym talking to his buddy, both of them were next to me on the treadmills. He said, "Hey dude I went to my 2o year high school reunion last weekend and it was really weird. Everybody had the same eyes and voice but their bodies were all misshapen."! I stepped off the tread and stumbled a little. His experience sounded like an episode of the Twilight Zone! I hope nobody thinks that way about me!

We took our kids to the circus for the first time last weekend. It was fun, but loud and intense. Looking at it through their eyes is rather scary. Mike hid under his seat when the elephants came out, he was terrified. Jake literally peed through his diaper and his little heart was beating, but he eventually relaxed. He was sitting on my lap and thankfully I was wearing black pants so the pee didn't show up, but I knew it was there, yuck. Bekah was perfectly fine except for the fit she threw over a $12 sno-cone that I refused to buy her. I thought the $12 cotton candy was sufficient.

My Dad calls me on Sunday to ask for a favor. I love my Dad so I say yes of course. He bought a baseball bat out of the trunk of some guy's car and left his other bat in there by accident. This man lives in Danville and my Dad wanted me to meet him to get his other bat. My Dad lives in Sacramento, 90 minutes away, so I said yes. I called this man and then met him in the Burger King parking lot to retrieve my Dad's bat. I guess the baseball bat business is good because the guy was driving a Jaguar. He was very nice and peeked into the van and said, "Oh wow you have 3 in there!". He then went on to say how funny my Dad is and how he has a million jokes and how nice he is. This provided me and the kids with at least 2 hours of conversation about Grandpa's baseball bat. Being Rankin Lyman's daughter has never been boring that's for sure. Yes my father's name is Rankin and his friends call him Rank.

My wonderful mother-in-law came and picked up Mike, my 5 year old, on Tuesday and took him shopping for a new backpack and lunch box and took him out to lunch. And she is babysitting for me this Saturday so I can go party with my N.E.O. Mom's Club. We are having our first annual N.E.O. Mom of the year and the margaritas will be flowing. Great thing about a mom's club is that there is usually a pregnant chick to drive your drunk ass home. The woman we are honoring has a masters in behavioral management, and I personally owe her thousands of dollars in consultation fees for the advice she has given me about my firstborn. Throwing her a party is the least we can do.

Octo-mom is back in the news with a documentary. I can't bring myself to watch it after hearing how sad it is with crying babies and children clamoring for attention. What a despicable woman.

And what's up with people bringing loaded guns to town hall meetings? In the George W. era they would have been squashed like bugs ,but Obama is letting them have the freedom to carry their guns. I am all about freedom but come on, that's so unsafe! What if one of these morons actually tried to assassinate our president and took out innocent men, women and children in the crossfire? When did health care reform become about the 2nd amendment? Unbelievable!

On the agenda:
My 20 year high school reunion in San Jose on the 29th of August

Mike and Bekah go back to school August 31st and honestly I CAN'T WAIT!!!!

Early September Erik and I are taking a mini-vacation, just the 2 of us in San Francisco.

And then drum roll please.........My brother's wedding in San Diego!! Mike and Jake are the ring bearers and Bekah is the flower girl so you know I will be torturing you with pictures. I will also find you some awesome guest bloggers to read while I am out of town. That went really well last time, I got a ton of appreciative comments and I enjoyed reading it too.

Peace out.


The Quick's said...

Ok I cannot wait to see your teeth and hair! WOO HOO!

I was wondering about the circus and figured Jake would freak the duck out - glad I didnt bring him, I can do without pee!

Ummm I would be the one prego chick driving your drunk ass home- maybe I deserve an award ;) Want me to pick you up?

Can't wait to hear about your reunion and the wedding! Take lots of pics!

Unknown Mami said...

Charlotte you are beautiful and no one will think you are misshapen.

Clare said...

I concur, you look fabulous. (I say in envy).

Charlotte said...

Thanks for all the compliments everyone, very nice. All my friends are lookers! LOOKERS NOT HOOKERS! Love ya,

Helen McGinn said...

I hope the reunion went well. I've got to tell ya, in Glasgow, stopping at a parking lot to get a baseball bat out of the trunk of a jag would be viewed as well dodgy and you'd have the police on your tail. *LOL* And I'm not joking....