Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Is this a test?

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Am I having a flashback, hallucinating genetic codes from GEN330 again?

Is is some kind of bizarro eye test?

No.  It's part of the handy-dandy password protected commenting world of blogspot.  Don't they realize I can barely string together letters that belong, much less these nonsensical strings that would make Dr Seuss scratch his head?   It's Xangalicious.

On to something I understand--the Saturday Six.   It's late, and I need a jumpstart.

I lost a few brain cells at my Tia's house, because instead of food this year, my Tio plyed me with alcohol.  Bubbly wine and a shot of tequila make Anna a fun girl...and the next day, I woke up with The Voice.  Ohhh, goody.  I sounded like Kathleen Turner, and if drinking too much and talking too loud will make me sound like that, then barkeep, pour me another. 

Saturday Six - Episode 85

1. Have you ever had a dream that you felt was a message from some "higher power?" Do you think it's possible to receive such messages through dreams?

I dream all the time, very vividly; yes.  Sometimes dreams have messages, but mainly I think they just work out something that's been bothering you, whether it's stressing you out or just on your mind, when you are conscious.

2. How much does a person's musical preference tell you about them?

Not much.  It's fun, from a nosy point of view, to see what people listen to, but I can't judge anyone on it; not when I'm a musical mutt myself. 

3. What time did you get up Friday morning? Were you part of the shopping madness?

I got up at five on Friday.  The only madness I was involved in was working.  Oh, and a little football in the afternoon, where the Sun Devils managed to send the Wildcats home with their tails between their legs (barely, but a win is a win, and bragging rights are priceless...nah nah nah nah nah).  

4. Take this quiz: What religion do you fit in with?

You fit in with:  Spiritualism
Your ideals are mostly spiritual, but in an individualistic way. While spirituality is very important in your life, organized religion itself may not be for you. It is best for you to seek these things on your own terms.
80% spiritual.  40% reason-oriented.

I think that "mutt" is starting to be a theme here.  Oh, I can hear my Nana lighting a candle and starting to pray Novenas for me right now....

5. Is the answer you received the religion you feel you really do fit in with?

Yes and no.  I think I'm more reason-oriented than 40% and that might get me kicked off the Spiritual team. 

6. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #77 from Globetrotter2: Do you have any special nicknames for your significant other when you're annoyed or irritated with them? If so, give us a few of them (NO PROFANITY, please).

Oh, man.  Clean ones only?  No Spanish cussing?  Fine.  You know, I don't have any, but really, just saying someone's name, if you do it right, can convey the amount of annoyance one feels.  I'll go with that.  I'll say his name, using an inflection that makes the kids wince. 

Okay, it's time for me to go.

Not before I leave you with this, which was my true test today.

Ryan got scratched on Saturday night, in the face, by his 7 yr old stepcousin.  No biggie.  Boys will be boys, and it was an accident. 

I cleaned it up, but it remained red/swollen/infected looking even this morning.  Hey, I've read enough about flesh-eating bacteria, I don't mess around with anything that doesn't respond to my medical ministrations.  Only so much Dr Mom can accomplish without help from the pros.

So I called his teacher this morning, leaving a message that I was sending him to school, blah, blah, but making an appt for him so I'd probably come in and get him for it.   His face looked awful, and I was giving her a head's up.

Got the appt, and left another msg so she'd know what time I was coming, and hopefully let Ryan know what was up. 

She calls me, a bit later, and proceeds to lecture me, about "I don't need to know that you are coming for him, you don't need to make me aware of this, just go to the office and they'll call us;  I'll send him up, I don't need to know you are coming, just make sure you sign him out there."

I paused, a bit befuddled for a minute, then I got irritated a second later.  Excuse me, lady, but I have two older kids who have been going to that school for a long time.  I'm hardly new at this.  I do this all the time.  I snapped.  But I was polite about it. 

"I'm aware of this, that you don't need to be told.  However, I always do this with my kids teachers, you know, out of COURTESY." 

That made her pause.  But she continued nonetheless "Ok, just make sure you sign him out then.  And you know, it doesn't even look that bad; it looks like a bad windburn or something like that; and he says it's itching now." 

"I'm taking him in, because it's not getting better."  What? They hand out medical degrees with teaching credentials now?  Besides, she said it herself "a bad windburn"--which is RED, which usually signifies infection.  <Grrrrr>  He was in PE when I picked him up.  The PE teacher says, "Oh, yeah, I'd run one of my own if they had anything that looked like that."  Um-hmm.  Exactly

Doc says it looks like the beginnings of a strep infection.  Oy.  I don't want to think about all the potential places a 7 year old's hands have been; that he would share that kind of fun with a scratch.  Remember that even dirty hands can look clean, lol.   Doc put Ryan on some antibiotics.  Tasty.

I can't wait to share that with Ms. You-know-who.

Politely, of course. 

I may even unclench my teeth.


yaya1 said...


tillysweetchops said...

Blood beginning to boil at that teacher!!!

Definately no apples for her!

Tilly x

suzypwr said...

I sure wish my daughter's teachers had been pediatric dermatologists like yours! Our schools always encouraged me to take her to emergency. "Child has a bruise from running full force, turning her head and hitting a swing set. We have never seen a bruise with so much swelling! How soon can you get here to take her to emergency?" "Child fell off a chair stacked on another chair when a boy was messing around with the chairs. Can you come get her and take her to emergency for a few stitches in her face?" "Child ate a bite of fish. NOW she tells us she has an allergy to seafood, which we see results in excessive vomiting. We think she is dehydrated, can you walk away from your job and get here in 15 minutes to take her to emergency?" Oh, those were the days.


onemoretina said...

    Sounds like teacher has an attitude problem.  Why would anyone complain about being informed ?  Go figure ....   Tina http://journals.aol.com/onemoretina/Ridealongwithme

bridgetteleigh75 said...

First, I scored the spiritual thing too.  80% spiritual, 60% reason oriented.  Sounds about right.

Anyway...about the infection.  Hope Ryan is okay!  My gosh, a strep infection is nothing to mess around with.  Thank goodness you're on the ball, mommy.  And yes, I'd tell that teacher to kiss my patooty.  


chseroo said...

::rolling eyes::  I don't blame ya for getting ticked off! I would have too!


mom2kk11 said...

That teacher good use a hefty dose of backhand, IMO. Bitch.

(I feel good today. Can you tell?)


tdain2003 said...

Give that teacher an apple with a strep infection... sheesh....
Hope it's better by now