Saturday, May 2, 2009


*Tuesday morning I really needed a boat to get to work. It had rained over an inch and a half in 2 hours. The roads were flooded in numerous places. I was scared but managed to drive through the water not going to slow or too fast. It was also dark out so that was freaking me out. John stayed on the phone with me the entire time. It took me 55 minutes to make the 25 minute drive. They now have signs up by those low areas saying "road is unsafe when under water".

*My garden is loving all this rain...the plants are flourishing! Me, I'm tired of it!

*I had an older gentleman with a gray beard ride on my bus so he would get familiar with the route. D, a 1st grader, who is the size of a 4 year old and as sweet as apple pie, got on the bus and said, "are you grandpa?" That was the best belly laugh I have had in a long time.

*I had a dermatology appointment this week. I read in a woman's magazine that at the age of 38 you should get your skin and moles checked. It took me 4 months to get into this clinic. All is good with my moles and skin. EXCEPT....I have been suffering with adult acne for a year now. This was actually the main reason I finally broke down and made the appointment. Acne at my age is So depressing!! Dr. Reed put me on 100 mg doxycycline twice a day by mouth, two creams, Retin-a at night and Acanya in the morning. She promised me that the acne will go away and I'm going to have beautiful skin and there is a bonus...the acanya is also an anti-aging! Whoo-hoo....but at $211(my cost $75) for a very small jar, 2 month supply, it better make me look young and beautiful! :)

*We went and had a family dinner up in Conway with the girls. We ate at an Italian place called Pias. I forgot to take a photo. :(

*John found this bird sitting in the tree (the dead tree he thinks will come back) there were also several others in the road. I'm pretty sure it's an American Goldfinch. Beautiful!
(enlarge photo to see bird better)

*I cleaned out my closet. Gave 4 bags to goodwill and took 28 shoe boxes to the recycle center. I just LOVE a clean organized closet.

*It is still raining....we have received over 2 inches in the last two days. It is pouring as I type this. Thunder & lightning, too. Ugh, I am SO tired of rain.

* love this joke I heard this week
Two cannibals are eating a clown. One cannibal turns to the other and asks, "This taste funny to you?"


Rene said...

Raining here too so don't feel too alone!! I'm glad John kept you safe during your drive. I hate driving in standing water -- I always imagine a hole under there the size of a city bus. ;-)

Yankee Girl said...

We are having our first sunny day in weeks.

I laughed out loud at the "are you grandpa" too! So cute!

Hang in there, the sun will come out soon!

April said...

Good for you for going to the dermatologist! That's something on my "must do" dad had a history of skin cancer and my brother was diagnosed with melanoma not long ago. Better to be safe than sorry! Glad all is well!

American in Norway said...

You better be careful driving through the flooded areas... (scares the crap out of me!)

Hope you have a good weekend!

Becky said...

That's so sweet John stayed on the phone with you while you drove. That sound like my Mike:)
My garden is loving this rain too, although we are not getting as much as YOU it sound like!
28 boxes! Wow! You sure do collect them! I throw out the boxes the day we get the shoes. We are getting ready for a garage sale, and it feels SO good to clear out!

Melody said...

"but at $211(my cost $75) for a very small jar, 2 month supply, it better make me look young and beautiful! :)"

First of all, you are already beautiful! Secondly, save your money...the acne will make you look young! ;-) Sorry, bad joke, but I just had to say it! I hope your wonder jar will be amazing!

I love the pic of that bird! I miss Southern birds. We mostly just have the brown and black ones here.

Love the joke! hahahahaha

My Side of the Story! said...

At $211, it better buy you dinner too!!!

What am I talking about? I have and would spend much more to have young skin.

The Wife O Riley said...

UGH!!! I posted under Matt's name again!! It's actually me in "My Side of the Story". Sorry!!

Joy said...

We had our share of rain in Texas this week too. Around 5" here at our place.
Wow! You are on a roll with the closet cleaning. Good for you for getting some stuff out of there.
Funny joke.


Susie said...

At $211, it better make me like like Jennifer Aniston!

Anonymous said...

Glad you are safe from all that rain!

"are you grandpa?" so cute!!

Mercedes said...

We just had a break in our rain and I took the opportunity to try to tackle some of the weeds that grew during our week of rain. Ugh.

Mrsbear said...

Okay, the clown joke made me giggle. I'm a dork that way. The flooding sounds scary, especially in the dark. Glad you made it home safely. Hope your young skin treatment is effective, give us the heads up if it does. ;)

JAN'S PLACE said...

I am sorry about the rain.. I live in rain country.. and understand!

Boy.. I want some of that youthful cream..sorry it is soooo expensive..and the bird is really cool!!

Jan :)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

That bird is beautiful! That skin cream - wow! It better be good!

Aubrey said...

My son went in to the dermatologist for a facial/extraction (sounds LOVELY!) and it cost us $95 for about 20 mins. How crazy is that?!?!?