Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts

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Whenever I go barefoot in the house, my feet seem to be magically attracted to anything on the floor that shouldn’t be there, like needles, thorns, teeny pieces of glass, staples… If something little is lost, I know all I need to do is take off my shoes, and I’ll find it in no time. Who needs a metal detector when I have foot-radar?

I still know all the names of the Teletubbies, even though my youngest is 11.

My oldest daughter was about 7 1/2 pounds at birth. Two weeks later, she weighed 12 pounds. She was 28 pounds at age one. I begged her to learn to walk.

My childhood dentist was a demon in scrubs. He used to give 12,000 shots into your mouth, crank your jaw open with a jack (I have TMJ because of him!), and drill out your entire tooth even if the cavity was teensy tiny. He just put silver fillings in, all the way down to the root. Then your mouth would HURT whenever you ate something cold. Sadist.

Nature loathes straight lines.

On Friday night, Ron and I had a (miraculous) night free of children. So, of course, we went out to eat! We headed over to a place where my bloggy friend Amber works at. She happened to be waitressing that night, and it was fun to finally meet face to face!

Q: If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?
A: Pilgrims.

So I’m at the Post Office this morning, and hear birds. Not just a couple, but a whole bunch of them. I can’t figure where the cheeping is coming from. Then a postal worker walks out from behind a door, and the cheeping intensifies. They’re actually in the building! I ask the worker, and he says they’re a bunch of chicks, waiting to be delivered to the local farming supply store. Totally weird to hear cheeping in the Post Office.

There is much truth to the flippant, "That which does not kill us only makes us stronger". Struggles and trials in our life help us to appreciate the good times all the more. And the older I get, the more I cherish the quiet moments that surface amidst the storms of life.

41 comments:

Mrs. C. said...

Hey, Suz! My mom was the first "crazy bird lady" here at the beach to have chicks delivered. It's always fun when the babies come in. Just a riot to go into their bathroom and see my dad with a sink full of teeny chicks he's warming with a hair dryer when ther's an overnight cold snap...

Moannie said...

My random thoughts pass through my brain with the speed of light and then are gone forever, no time to write them down and are never to be remembered. Shame, 'cos some of them might have been worthy.

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

AWESOME!! I only had one random thought today ... a terrified memory. I liked yours much better!! BE good.

Sprite's Keeper said...

Hey, you got to meet Amber! Very cool! (Did you score a free drink too?)

I am Harriet said...

Are Teletubbies still on?
It may be a good thing that you cannot name them...

GreenJello said...

Ah, Harriet, if only that were the case. I *can* name them. Sigh.

No free drink, Sprite's Keeper, but she did sneak us extra beans in place of the garlic toast. Amber rocks!

Moannie, I would love to "hear" your random thoughts!

Grant said...

Having been hospitalized twice in under a year, I have discovered that the true quote is "That which does not kill us leaves us weak as half-drowned kittens and with massive bills to the medical community."

Suldog said...

Love the last bit. It's true, of course.

Mrsbear said...

Two more reasons to fear the dentist and the post office.

kyooty said...

teletubbies, hehee :) the boys don't know about them at all.

Otter Thomas said...

My childhood dentist used tools from the stone age. When I grunted in pain he would say "Stop making those unnecessary noises." I loved visiting him.

C.B. Jones said...

I still remember entire episodes of Power Rangers, and I haven't watched that show in many a moon.

Casey said...

I have a toddler and I don't even know the Teletubbie's names. We have two of their books so I'll have to practice learning them.

Graham was 31lbs at his one year apt and his fat rolls had fat rolls. Hence: the HASAY baby picture was born.

All dentists are the devil, I don't care how nice they pretend to be.

Jaime said...

i stole your joke for my meeting today. i managed to not butcher the punchline and everyone thought it was hysterical. THANKS

Amy Platon said...

I totally agree bout the not killin me makes me stronger! wrote bout that on my blog today too!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

your last comment is so very true!

Cameron said...

I don't get it....pilgrims?

jk

Happy RTT!

Kristina P. said...

I'm so happy you commented on my blog, since we are the only two bloggy friends to visit Amber. I've been meaning to come over here.

And aren't most dentists sadists?

BeeHappy said...

You are a busy lady! How awesome to have 7 beautiful daughters! :) Cute story about the birds. Don't you think that birds have the best life. I have one that wakes me up EVERY morning! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

mrs zeee said...

Gosh, I hate when birds take over the post office!!

Bex said...

the older i get the more i appreciate.... that would be a good for friday fill ins. what would keely say? as for me, i appreciate going to the store ALONE.

Ms. Salti said...

Very nice RTT... and very random as well. I enjoyed reading it. Hope you had a great weekend!

Cinnamon said...

Did we have the same dentist? Eventually all that silver in my mouth started to break down and well, rot. So it was all taken out which meant more than a year in the dentist chair, several caps and root canals and lots of pain. Yikes!
Happy RT! Thanks for stopping by to say hello!
:) Robin
cinnamon & honey

ArtSnark said...

You've got the random-thang down! & your still ok as long as you're not singing Barney tunes

Amy said...

Oh you made me laugh. I love the feet part. Then a night out without the children that is great. Thanks for stopping by.

Vickie said...

Dentist..the worst doctor in the medical field. I think they lie.

Happy RTT!

Lisa Brandos said...

orangutans.

Yaya said...

Whoa that's a big baby!! You must have been muscle woman!

kimert said...

Too funny about the chicks in the post office. My sister had some delivered to her once and someone at the post office made mention to the noise. teehee
thanks for stopping by! :)

Keely said...

lol! I was desperate for X to learn to walk, too. He's a heavy little sod.

I was a guinea pig as a kid for the 'school dentist' (they don't have them anymore) - basically dental students who filled some cavities without informing my mother. I'm pretty sure they're still smarting from that one.

girlofmanycolors said...

such a real blog!

blissfully caffeinated said...

I'm fairly certain that Teletubbies are gelatinous piles of Devil spawn. I just don't have the scientific proof yet.

JAN'S PLACE said...

love the random ramblings.. right up my ally!

Chicks in the post office, hmmm

Jan :)

Cara said...

My feet are also crap magnets in the house :(

Jenners said...

This was truly random and wonderful. And then the wiseness at the end. unexpected but appreciated.

K said...

My son weighted 28 pounds at 2. Achieving that by one is just impressive.

Chicks in the post office - I guess they have to get shipped somehow, but it is a funny thought.

Jennifer said...

Hmm... so did your sadistic dentist make you stronger? Because he really sounds like a bastard.
I used to work as a clerk at a post office and, being in a rural area, we would often get live chicks (amongst other animals) and it would CREEP ME OUT. I was always kinda glad when they were delivered as I would fear I would somehow accidentally kill them before delivery. (Plus they smelled really bad!)

jen said...

i don't even know the teletubbies and i have little ones!
and your may flower joke made me giggle out loud.

Jaden Paige said...

lol @ the foot radar thing! SOOO ME TOO! hahaha

And? I know the names also- Tinkie Winkie, Dipsy, La La, and Po... And my daughter wasn't even born way back then. It was my little brother who was obsessed.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Since we live in a very small town, it was a big deal when we ordered our baby chicks online...I had to go into the post office to pick them up and it was funny watching the reaction of the people in line commenting about the cheeping in the back...you could hear them all the way out front. ;)

Loved your randomness as usual - Princess Nagger loved your joke! :)

Happy RTT a day late! :)

bassackwards mom said...

great RTT!! I'll be back next week to read more!!