Lots of stuff has been going on around here. But rather than just write a boring old “here is what is happening post,” I thought I’d write it in quiz form.
Question 1: What did I win this past week in a giveaway?
A. An all-expense paid trip for two to Hawaii
B. A Snuggie
C. A complete set of encyclopedias
D. A camera that takes photos like those old Polaroid cameras
The correct answer is D. I was the lucky winner of the coolest giveaway from Jen’s wonderful blog Hamster Central. To celebrate her 30th birthday, Jen decided to have a giveaway of a Fuji Instax 210 Wide Format Instant Camera. It is like the old-school Polaroid cameras (which I adored as a child)…except it has a flash, a zoom, and you can choose to lighten or darken the exposure. The only real drawback is that it is huge— in fact, it looks like a toy camera! I was so excited to show it to the Little One, but I must have built it up too much because when the picture came out, he was like “That’s it?” But once the photo started developing, he got more interested and ended up posing for quite a few photos. Thanks so much, Jen! This is such a fun camera, and now all the neighborhood children want one.
Question 2: What was Mr. Jenners’s reaction when he had to change the bandage on the wound I got when I had a “bad” mole removed?
A. A professional Florence Nightingale-like bedside manner.
B. Quick and efficient changing of the bandage with no chit-chat.
C. Repeated gagging and saying “I think I’m going to throw up.”
D. Cheerful whistling accompanied by painless removal of the old bandage followed by quick application of a new bandage.
The correct answer is C. I knew he was squeamish, but he was totally ridiculous—almost dry heaving into the toilet several times. I would have changed the dressing myself, but it was on my back so I couldn’t reach it. Apparently, Mr. Jenners expected “something about the size of a pencil eraser” and got “what looks like a gunshot wound that is an inch deep.” I was sure he was exaggerating, but then he took a photo and showed it to me and then I almost gagged. Ugh. But, better to have a gaping disgusting hole in my back than bad cells. (By the way, Mr. Jenners wanted me to post the photo of my hole, but I decided to spare you. You’re very welcome.)
Question 3: I managed to find a part-time job via Craigslist. What will I be doing?
A. Cleaning a rich lady’s immense house
B. Shaving alpacas
C. Selling sausages at Hickory Farms for the holiday season
D. Helping out at an office
The correct answer is D, but I could have had the housekeeping job too. I started the office job today and had the housekeeping interview this afternoon. The house was IMMENSE, and I got a backache thinking of all the work it would require. But Mr. Jenners and I discussed it and decided that I would take a pass. It had all the makings of a horrible horrible job. Several times, she told me that “If the laundry isn’t folded to my specifications, I will tell you again and again how to refold it until you get it right.” I think I dodged a bullet on that one.
So there you have it … I’m now a gaping-hole-having, giant-instant-camera-toting, part-time-office-employee!
And, for those of you participating in the Musashi Readalong, I’m a bit behind on my reading so my post will not up until tomorrow night. Now that I don’t have all day to goof off and write blog posts devote to cleaning my family’s home, things are getting a bit behind.