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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sometimes it just plain sucks to be a girl

So, the whole Hair Removal thing has me in a bit of a quandary lately. You would think, at 35 years old, that I would have figured it out by now. Not so much.

First, I go swimming at least twice a week and am getting very tired of removing that pesky bit of hair that needs to be tamed EVERY SINGLE TIME I go to the pool. A while back I bought a cordless "trimmer" that seems to take care of this area pretty well. Except for those times that I knick my skin (ouch!) and then instead of having embarrassing hair down there, I now have a tiny but obvious scab. I know, real attractive.

So, against my better judgment, I decided to buy one of those Epilady style hair removers. It's a knockoff brand from Walmart which was probably my second mistake. I dutifully read all of the instructions before letting the thing touch my skin. Here's an excerpt from the instruction booklet .....

*The Emjol Sin Dolor is an amazing painless epilator that removes hair from the root leaving your skin smooth for up to 6 weeks. The epilation head features 21 (!) tweezers that quickly and comfortably removes hair on all your sensitive areas including individual facial hairs on the upper lip and chin, legs, bikini line and underarms.

I'm not sure who tested these out and filled in the space that said "painless", but the small quarter-sized area that I tested it on my leg feels like it's on fire. I can't even imagine trying to use this thing anywhere in the vicinity of my crotch. I'm not sure why I thought this thing would work. It's like a little torture device with a hot pink plastic casing.

My question is: Have any of you tried electrolysis as a permanent option to this rather annoying chore? If so, what was your experience?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Asking for a little help......

So, I'm trying to figure out a Father's Day project for the daycare children. This is my plan so far.

**Paint each child's footprints onto construction paper (we did handprints for the moms)

**Add a cute poem or print the letters D-A-D vertically with a fun or endearing word for each letter

I've searched the interwebs for poems with not much luck. Keep in mind that these are 2-4 year olds. Any ideas??

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Where ya been?

I'm still here. Still alive. I've just been busy livin' life. Or pretending to have some sort of life outside of toting kids, cooking, cleaning. You know the drill.

Somewhat exciting news for our household. With the whole global warming/high gas prices current situation (and continuing until the end of the world as we know it), we have decided to get rid of our gas guzzling truck. We bought it new almost 3 years ago with the anticipation that we would actually use it as a truck. Yes, we have used it as a truck, but for the most part it is simply a commuting vehicle. At 15 mpg that is not a very smart option. Not for the environment and not for the ol' pocketbook.

So in the past couple weeks we have been searching the 'net for something within our price range and that will serve the purpose of a family of four. We've narrowed it down to the Toyota Camry Hibrid and the Toyota Prius Hibrid. Today we peeked inside of the Prius at a dealership (it was sold so we couldn't get inside) to see exactly how much leg room it has to offer and the cargo space. Before we even bother taking one for a test drive we want to make sure that it will fit our long-legged family inside. We were unexpectedly surprised at how much room it seems to have for a small, dinky car. I keep telling Ron that I want to bring a couple of empty suitcases to see if they will actually fit into the back cargo area. Does that seem to be unreasonable? He seems to think so. At any rate, we want to try one out. At 48 mpg how can you rule it out without taking one for a drive? I mean, 48??? Really? That would be, like, so totally rad!

(bringing myself back from the 80's now)

But seriously. I hope it works out for us to get one of these cars. And now....


To all of you Moms and soon to be Moms out there. Take a day to rest or do as you please. :)