Additional Stuff I’d Blog About if I Weren’t Feeling So Cruddy

This whole past week has been beset by a particularly icky strain of the flu.  All six of us have dealt with it at least once, and now it looks like it’s going around a second time, which does NOT please me.

I just thought I’d note things I’d blog about if I didn’t need to go lay down:

  • How I think I was made to live in Scotland (though I am not malcontented with my desert location)
  • Mishaps with a “gentle” self-tanner (or, Karen Turns an Unsightly Pale Creamsicle Color)
  • More gluten-free food reviews
  • My 12 month old cuts her first molar
  • Tahini works really well ILO peanut (or any kind of nut) butter, and to my surprise, *all* my kids like it.
  • I missed church for the second Sunday in a row, this time caring for one more puking child.
  • Various thoughts on the Diamondbacks and Suns.
  • Completing my travelblog on our recent trip to the Midwest, including notes on how Iowa’s idea of what an “interpretive trail” and “visitor’s center” is varies widely from Arizona’s (or Karen Gains New Appreciation for Arizona State Parks).
  • My 5yo Wesley’s possible auditory processing problems/phonemic UNawareness.

Ah, well.  You’ll just have to imagine all of those.  Maybe I can get ’em in later.


About Karen Joy

I'm a partially-homeschooling mother of six -- 3 boys ages 19, 17 and 15 years old, and three girls: 11, 8, and 3. I like birding, reading, writing, organic gardening, singing, playing guitar, hiking, the outdoors, and books. I very casually lead a very large group of homeschooling families in the Phoenix area. I have a dear hubby who designs homes for a local home builder and who is the worship pastor of our church. I live in the desert, which I used to hate, but now appreciate.

Posted on April 30, 2007, in Arizona, God/Christianity/Church, Homeschooling, Introspective Musings, Loving Nature!, Medical Stuff, Parenting, Random Stuff, Sports Stuff, The Kids, Travelling. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. That’s a bummer so much sickness is going around!

    I’ve seen your comments around the blogging world a little but just found you on tag surfer and came to check out your blog. I really like it and look forward to reading more of it. 🙂

  2. Why blog about being made to live in Scotland? Everyone was! It’s just that there’s not enough room.

    Heard a great gag the other day. This tourist is travelling round England visiting all the churches and cathedrals. He goes to Westminster Abbey and sees a golden telephone with a sign on it saying – ‘Calls: £10,000’. The guy asks the caretaker what it means. “Ah” he says, “That’s a hotline direct to God. You can talk to him for £10,000. The guy moves on to Yorkminster and sees the same phone with the same sign. So on it goes all round England, in every chapel and church he goes into he fins the golden telephone with the ‘Calls: £10,000’ sign on it.

    By this time, he’s close to the Scottish border so he decides to hop across to see if it’s the same there. He goes into the first Church he finds in Gretna, sees the phone, but the sign on it says ‘Calls: 10p’. The guy asks the minister how come it’s only 10p and every other one he’s seen is £10,000. “Well”, says the minister, “You’re in Scotland now. It’s a local call!”

  3. I almost splurged for Easter on tanning stuff for my sundress and resisted. Now I am glad not to be a Creamsicle!!

  4. MLBAH ~ Thanks for the comment! I’ve seen you on Kiva/Southern Girl’s blog. 🙂

    Iain ~ Well, that’s why I wanna move to Scotland. Y’all are so very close to God. 😉

    RCG ~ Thankfully, the effect was short-lived, and only most apparent on my knees. Part of me is glad that I only spent $4-something on the Target brand for it, and didn’t waste more $$, and part of me wonders if I would have bought a “real” brand if the effect would be more like, uh, tan, and not pale orange.

  5. thoughts on the d-backs? hmmmm…they play like the bad news bears. well, that’s my thought at any rate. 😀

    Hope you guys all get better and stay better.

  6. fried chicken recipe
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