Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Ain't No Sunshine

"You junk punch him in his man business, then when he's writhing on the floor, crying "Why?", you point your finger at him and say, "YOU know why!"
- What Happens in Vegas

I don't know what that quote has to do with anything I'm going to write, but ever since Ms. Q brought that movie over we've been saying it. It just makes me smile, and I need all the smiles I can muster right now.

The Professor is home sick this week - the usual fever/sore throat/runny nose crud found in the ever incubating petri dish that is public school. Yay.

I have a genealogical consult on Thursday, that I've put off finishing the charts for, because the data for this one family branch went on for a week and a half in a tee-einy font. Turns out it looked that long because some of the same data was plugged into more than one spot, making one guy both 7th and 8th generation; uncle to himself. I spent my morning yesterday researching everybody in those two generations, in between nursing my pasty, hacking, snot machine of a child. Because that just enhances my ability to focus, see?

Can you tell I'm cranky? Yeah, maybe just a teensy bit. It wouldn't have anything to do with going to two grocery stores, buying just the basics and having 70.00 left for the next two weeks. The cost of eating real food is ridiculous anymore, and doesn't leave me any cushion for the necessary Runaway Mama Sushi Night Fund. That's bad people: mothers who don't get a break are far more likely to have their heads explode, causing trauma to their children and pain to their spouses (see above quote).

Brother can you spare some sushi?

16 comments:

Chanda (aka Bea) said...

That is bad! Becaues best friends of mothers who don't get out and their heads explode generally get brain goo all over them.

Hang in there, the 15th is almost here (It's what Im telling myself for sanity's sake).

I hope the Professor feels better soon.

marlynn said...

"That's bad people: mothers who don't get a break are far more likely to have their heads explode, causing trauma to their children and pain to their spouses" -- I LOVE it! So true. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on the Palin post. I hope the rest of your week goes well!

Ms.Q said...

Hey, if you can wait until Sunday for the Runaway Mama Sushi Night, then its on me!! I hope my hubbie gets better soon. Love, Ms. Q

thailandchani said...

I'm with you on the 70.00. That's about what I have left until the end of the month after paying all my monthly bills.

Guess I'll be doing a lot of reading. LOL


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Gypsy said...

You know, I thought that said "gynecological." It made for a whole other context.

I hear you on the broke thing. It sucks.

FairiesNest said...

I just finished balancing the check book and we have %7.14 til payday...And my stomach still hurts And yes, I feel your cranky pain sis!

Ben and Bennie said...

I have something waiting in today's entry to cheer all of you ladies up (and get your head out of the gutter, Becky).

Toasty said...

I can't even pay my bills until Friday... don't want to run out of food money. Incidentally, I just heard about a yummy, not expensive sushi place that we've never tried. And, thanks to you, now I have a craving for it!

Deb said...

I've never seen that movie but after reading that quote I must add it to my Netflix list immediately.

Lara said...

Well hanging upside down can make your head explode too.

So you're part of a brain-spattered crowd here! :)

San Diego Momma said...

I think chocolate might be less expensive than sushi, so maybe that'll do for the week??

I myself, have a runaway margarita fund, but it's only in my imagination...so it's nice and cheap.

flutter said...

I got tha sushi if you got tha booze!

Vodka Mom said...

I just picked up some sushi and vodka. You're all invited over.

bandick said...

I'm going to Vegas very soon -- I hope I get to junk punch someone! I could do it to someone today if it would make you feel better...

BlackenedBoy said...

I love that movie, and I'm glad someone else thinks it's great, too.

I wish your child a swift recovery.

With regard to the issue of money for food; vote, vote, vote! I highly encourage you to go to the polls on November 4th and cast your ballot for Barack Obama, whose tax-cut initiative for the middle class will help us during these hard economic times.

I am the oldest of four children, and my parents are going through about $400.00 a week on groceries.

My mom might lose her job next week, too, in which case our lives would change radically.

And what are you doing with genealolgy? That is a fascinating topic to me.

Maggie, Dammit said...

I'm waiting for the 15th, too. When did things get this hard?