Archive for August, 2009

Headache Gone

Posted: August 29, 2009 in Uncategorized

Their commercials are stupid, but this stuff really works, especially in conjunction with a more traditional headache medication like Excedrin.  HeadOn feels like I’m rubbing IcyHot on my forehead, and maybe that’s the gist of it.  I don’t know.  What I do know is that while it might not get totally rid of the headache, it does knock the pain down during the lag time between popping the pills and when they actually take affect.  So for me, I pop the Excedrin or Tylenol and apply the HeadOn, then try to relax.  Right now I’m feeling a touch better.

Yep, stupid commercials, but I forgive them.


A Christian homeschool girl in New Hampshire has been ordered into government-run public school for having “sincerely held” religious beliefs…

This goes beyond the pale.  A complete violation of constitutional rights.  Read the full article here.

Fun at the Lake

Posted: August 26, 2009 in Family

Today I took the family to the lake.  There is something to be said for going to the lake on the day the public school start their fall term.  No one was there.  We had the whole beach to ourselves.

It was the first time John had ever been (and the first time in Amie’s memory).  When he finally saw it (he’d danced around in the sand for a bit just happy to be out of the van) he stopped and had this expression that, to me, said, “This is the biggest puddle I’ve ever see!”

He was happier than a tornado in a trailer park (to quote Mater from the movie Cars).

Unfortunately we do not have any pictures.  John has managed to disappear both camera’s memory cards.

Back in the Saddle

Posted: August 26, 2009 in Uncategorized

For no apparent reason Facebook has decided to let me back on.   I’m thinking something along the lines of not looking a gift horse in the mouth.

California Dreamin’

Posted: August 26, 2009 in Uncategorized

Dreams are strange.  Sometimes we wonder if they are prophetic and other times just pathetic.  Some we want to try to get back to while others we try to get away from.  Often we wonder if a dream is trying to tell us something.

Last night I had a bad dream.  A strange dream.  First, the location.  It was home, but no home I’ve ever lived in.  It was also very much not American (more by that dream feeling than anything else).  It began by my walking down a flight of steps to the front door (apparently someone had knocked).  Half way down the steps I realized that while I still had my slacks on, I had taken my dress shirt off (I was at home after all) and was about to answer the door in my undershirt.  For some reason I had great difficulty with this.  (The person knocking was apparently someone I did not want to appear before without full dress).

And then my alarm went off.  While the imagery was less than horrific, it still had that “bad dream” feel to it.  Odd.

More Tech Woe

Posted: August 26, 2009 in Technology

Technology has decided that for my birthday it will screw with me.  To add insult to injury, I am unable to access my Facebook account.  I have a support ticket submitted.   Who knows how  long it will take them to act upon it.  In the meantime, you now know why you don’t see me on facebook.  Fortunately my blog is linked to Facebook, so all you Facebook friends can get this lovely message.

Happy Birthday

Posted: August 25, 2009 in Uncategorized

For my birthday, my Jenn and I went out to dinner…without children.