Thursday, January 15, 2009

7 Quick Takes Friday

Continuing the "7 Quick Takes Friday" tradition I got from Jennifer at Conversion Diary:

1.

This chart hangs in the pre-op area at St. Francis, and I always find it insanely amusing:

Wong-Baker FACES pain rating scale
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(Apparently the whole thing won't fit in my blog format even though it shows it all when I preview. Oh well, face #5 is pretty much the same as #4, but with a lot of tears added.)

I tried to assume facial position #0 before my nerve block yesterday so that there would be a noticeable difference once the injections began, but I have to tell you, a smile that big doesn't come natural to me. (And, seriously, have you ever seen anyone look that happy to see a doctor? Well, yeah, I guess the anesthesiologists who brought the epidurals when I was in labor. I may have managed it then.) I do plan to practice these so that if I'm ever unable to communicate verbally with my doctor for some reason, he can consult the chart and determine how much pain I'm in. I've got 4 and 5 down pat, but I'm having a lot of trouble with 2 and 3.

2.

So far no benefit from yesterday's nerve block. I don't plan to try this again. As they say, "Fool me once . . ."
3.



Yesterday was the second time I've gone to the new Walmart and found only express checkout lanes open. 5 out of like 25 lanes were open, but they were all express. What's up with that?

4.

Did you know that I drink out of straws 100% of the time even at home. Even if I'm just taking a quick sip to swallow a pill or something. I must use a straw. I once received a package of like 500 striped straws as a birthday gift, and it was one of my favorite gifts ever. (Thanks, C!)

5.

When Joshua finishes a reader at school, his teacher sends it home for us to keep. They are only about 10-12 pages each, so they go through 1 or 2 a week. Last night Ethan read the latest one to me in its entirety. Every word. Joshua can still read more quickly than Ethan, but Ethan can figure out pretty much any word these days.

6.

I think giving kids free cookies at the grocery store is a great idea, but I think also giving moms free vodka would be an even better idea. The kids and I went grocery shopping on the way home from school today, and since I was not feeling very well, I decided to spend the extra money and shop at Publix instead of Walmart. I'm wondering if kids are born with some type of sensor that lets them know mommy doesn't feel well, because it seems like they are so much worse behaved when my stomach hurts.

7.

I never finished posting my Disney pictures, but since it's not often you see a picture of people in fezzes (yes, that's the correct plural; I looked it up because I thought fezi sounded a lot better), here's David and the boys at the Morocco pavilion in Epcot:


3 comments:

Jawan said...

Forget the Vodka...I want the whiskey. Jack Daniels is the best.

Sara said...

oh, yeah--free shots for any parent shopping with 2+ children. I bet that would pay for itself pretty quickly. :) I'm all there!

Perret Party of Four said...

Amen to the vodka although I'd take a Margarita any day!
Davina