Friday, October 3, 2008

I'm still here!!!

I don't know where the past 2 weeks have gone. A sick boy at home one day, room mother duties, football practice, getting the car serviced, errands, laundry, blah, blah, blah. You all know the drill. ANYway I decided to chill this morning with my coffee and blog, real quickly.

It is the high point of allergy season in West Texas. I never had allergies as a child...but somehow they got me now, every Fall. I have been popping my generic 24hr Claritin religiously each morning. Yet the past few days it has not seemed to help. I feel yucky, like more of a cold than allergies.

I can't help but think back to last week when I was in the Sprint store, which can usually bring on the mother of all headaches in and of itself! But amazingly I was the only one in the store and the salesman was very knowledgeable and helpful. Brilliant. I was due for an upgrade and so we were discussing plans and phones.

I noticed by his voice that his head was totally stopped up. At one point he excused himself and stepped into the restroom, proceeding to blow an alarming volume of snot out of his nose. After which, there was no hand washing. To his credit he did come out and use some hand sanitizer.

That amount of snot blowing seriously requires hot water and soap. Purell is not going to cut that. Naturally I was totally grossed out from that point forward. Especially as he was fondling my new phone as he activated it!

Hmmmm....wonder why I now have a cold. I did Lysol wipe the heck out of the phone when I got home, but perhaps it was too late, the damage was done.

I am totally wrapped up in reading the Twilight series. It is really good. Brain candy, easy, light reading but totally engrossing and entertaining. I breezed through #'s 1 & 2. I could get #'s 3 & 4 on Amazon cheaper than even Wal Mart. So I made my order (and added a few cute Fall books for blonde rascal..... Hey I had to get free shipping...and you can NEVER have too many books.)

My Amazon box arrives on my door step yesterday. I happily rip it open, as we are about to leave for football practice so that I can start reading #3 as I sit on the sidelines.

Much to my disappointment I see the title.... Eclipse, en Espanol.

Whoops, I guess I did not review that order as thoroughly as necessary. I took 2 semesters of Espanol in college, however I am a tad rusty so translating a 400 page book could be a little tedious. Plus I don't think I ever learned the Spanish word for vampire.

I'll be making a return shipment to Amazon. Should have just paid $3 more and bought it at Wal Mart. Ay.

I am busily washing sheets, Lysoling the place down and opening the windows to eradicate any lingering "Sprint" germs. Opening the windows during allergy season is not exactly the wisest choice... but it feels so good to air out the house.

This weekend consists of Saturday football practice, Sunday football game followed by a church picnic complete with a kids vs. parents kickball game. I must get well by Sunday in order to unleash some wicked old school kickball moves on those punks!


Lori E. said...

Brooke, I hope you are feeling better. That Sprint man should be ashamed!! I have noticed that everywhere there are snot-nosed people working.....not cool! I am so glad you are blogging again, I am sure we have missed out on tons of blog worthy stuff. I am still waiting for pictures from the pick up line.........come on!!!!!!

Lori E. said...

pick up lane.........very different from a pick up line, although I have not heard one of those,sadly, in a LONG time.

Staci said...

I LOVE the new background! I haven't even read the blog yet. I just had to comment on how it looks.

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Stacey said...

Ditto on the new background and ewwwwwww to Mr. Sprint! Hope you get feeling better, glad to see your back to blogging. Miss reading about ya!

Meredith said...

Tee hee hee...that amazon order is cracking me up! Just started that series and am about to finish "Twilight." The movie comes out soon! Me and every 16 year old within a 30 mile radius will be there!!

Feel better. Flippin no-washin-hands phone salesmen. Geesh.