Saturday, March 15, 2008

All Hail Apollo

I am a self-prescribed Sun-Worshiper. Yes, I said it. I LOVE to bask in the sun and feel it's full glory soaking into my skin. There is nothing I like more than a nice, deep, Perfect Tan, with no tan lines visible, and nothing I enjoy more than the pursuit of this perfection. I have been blessed with an olive complexion that doesn't burn readily, and thus makes the tanning more enjoyable than most, as I can sit out there all day, and as long as I have a minimal amount of protection, I'm guaranteed a nice glow.

I have been a junkie since my Tween days, laying out on the trampoline in our front yard bathed in SPF 4 (yep, at least I was trying) and baby oil. I spent my afternoons at the pool when it was open, which was every day but Monday in the summer. In high school, it was torture to be a distance runner and not be able to just lay around on warm spring afternoons after my race, because they run the 1600m next-to-last. Thus I was the loser sitting in the shade under the bleachers or on the bus. By my college years, the pursuit of the perfect tan was easily attainable by skipping classes on beautiful spring afternoons to sit in my tube top on the grass pretending to study. Or, in said tube top enjoying a frozen margarita. I have always been a tanning salons for me! Nope, tans were earned the hard way, sweating it out next to a pool, and timing your flips so you'd be even on both sides.

Now before you call your favorite dermatologist on my sun-soaked butt, let me just say that I am no longer in pursuit of the Perfect Tan. I wear my SPF 30 like a good girl when I'm out enjoying the sun's rays. ~sigh~ These days my Perfect Tan comes out of a bottle, thank-you-very-much. A few years ago I realized that my lovely complexion would last MUCH longer as I get older if I started wearing sun-screen and staying out of the sun at peak times. That, and wrinkly skin and skin cancer are not nearly as sexy. It's not nearly as fun, but much better for my health. That way I'll be around for Drew much longer (hopefully!).

But there is something about a sunny March day to make me long for my days of grabbing my swimsuit and beach towel and bask in the afternoon sun, paying my respects to Apollo.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Sickies

We have had quite a week-and-a-half here in the Bubba Household. I managed to get another breast infection last Sunday, and was down for the count for a few days....fever, aches, the whole bit. Then on Thursday, I woke up at 2am and started puking. Had a 24-hour bug, I'm pretty sure, and it sucked. I basically didn't eat anything for 2 days, and Bubba's Mom came to stay Thursday night to help me with Drew Bear on Friday so I could try to recuperate. I was much better by Sunday, although still very weak.

Monday Night the Drew Bear lost his dinner, as well as his snack by the looks of it, right before bed, so I was very worried HE'S picked up a bit of this. He's also had a touch of diarrhea, which is just super-fun. He didn't throw up again Monday night, but Tuesday morning, about 1am, Bubba woke up and started puking. All night. In the midst of all THAT, Drew had a blow-out, I-smelled-it-before-he-woke-up diaper that prompted a laundry session in the middle of the night. So, yesterday wasn't so fun. To cap it all off, I had choir rehearsal last night (instead of tonight like normal) because of some speaker tonight that everyone wanted to go to. And, as we're on the verge of Holy Week and have a ton of services to sing next week, I really couldn't just skip it. So Bubba's Mom and Dad came, yet again, to stay with Drew Bear and help take care of Bubba. Katie-Katie-Mama-Lady was one tired puppy last night.

Drew is doing better, much better, although still has the squirts and is cutting a molar, poor thing. His mouth is really bothering him. And, Bubba has announced he's hungry this morning, so hopefully we are on the mend!

Needless to say, however, I have gone through and tried to sanitize EVERYTHING in this house. It would be just my luck to get this AGAIN a week from now....

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

10 on Tuesday

Ten Things I'm Looking Forward To In The Spring

  2. March in Texas (it's the best month to be here, like May in NYC)
  3. Everything in bloom
  4. More daylight in the evenings to talk walks after Bubba gets home from work
  5. Baseball!!!
  6. Short sleeves and sandals
  7. Drew learning to walk
  8. The return of real TV and The Office!
  9. Budding trees (it always makes me think of New Beginnings)
  10. Moving to Dallas (as moving is such a pain, it's last on the list, but I'm still looking forward to it!)