Monday, April 14, 2008

An Observation and Confirmation....

of the observation. My mother in law and I discussed the Dali Llama's visit to Seattle on Sunday. About how we must be peaceful on the inside, and that contentedness will project on the outside.

"You know Wendy, you are much more calm now that when you and James got together."

"Really?" (my favorite pause word to gather my thoughts.)


"Hmm, that's an interesting observation. Because my stress level has only increased throughout the years."

"Well, that's not good, you're not supposed to be hiding that from me."


So I asked for a reality check with my sissy la-la and she concurred. Wild, so looking up the antonym of calm I find:

2. tempestuous. 3. agitated.


A commitment to lotion

As part of my travels, I feel it's my "value added perk" of hotel stays to abscond with all the travel bottles of shampoo, conditioner and lotion. Over the last trip to Salt Lake City and Chicago, I came home with a crapload of the bottles.

1) Hospitality suppliers must get with the ball on recycle. Where's my triangle to recycle the darn things? Hello?????
2) While the rectangular bottles may seem fancy and cool, the plastic they decided to use is so rigid you can't get the product out of them.
3) James doesn't like glycerin soap.
4) I appreciate the "at cost" salon quality shampoo and conditioner that has been part of my entire life.
5) The shampoo and conditioner empty much quicker than the lotions.
6) I have never in my life been so committed to lotion.

For the first time in my life, I can't say that I've done my good ol kid trick of licking my hands to moisten them.

Aren't you proud of me Amy?

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The Patient and the Surgery Site

Mom's doing well, 5 days after back surgery. She's back to looking like herself. And yes, she knows that I am posting this photos SANS MAKEUP.

Modern medicine at it's best. Back surgery site, 4 bandaids and you're good.