Sunday, April 26, 2009

Jumping Rope for the Heart Bounce Station

I've had a cold from HELL over the last week. It turned into a sinus and ear infection that made my life a bit miserable.
All that head/chest drama was in addition to the sprained ribs (but really, trampolining is FUN!) and the twisted knee (nothing to do with trampolining) made Wylie a grumpy little beast who spent 20 hours a day in bed since last Sunday.

In case you're wondering if I'm exagerating my illness... not only did my computer hold no interest for me (point of evidence!), but I felt too icky to read.
That's sick-sick.
And no attention span for movies, either. Thank goodness for Corner Gas, the 22 minute Canadian prarie-comedy, which I'd never seen before, but thanks to Apple TV, now own seasons 1-4. It's such a hoot! The downside? Laughter induced coughing fits.

In other news - I have short hair. Yup. After years and years of sporting longish locks, I gave my stylist carte blanche with the scissors. It's okay... takes some getting used to, but much easier to manage. And I'm honestly not sorry to see the French braid go. I think.

And finally, a long overdue episode of Overheard at the Kinsons:
My son is taking part in the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser at school so they had a representative for the Heart & Stroke Foundation come to their class to give a talk. How did this go down? My four year old boy greeted me at pick-up time with: Mom, I need to fill this envelope with money for the Heart & Bounce Station.
Later that day (and after being gently corrected): Dad! You have to give me money for the Found Heart Dalmation.

Honestly... I could NOT make this stuff up.


Leah Braemel said...

Wylie - you cut your hair? OMG you had such beautiful long hair. *gasping and sobbing*

Okay, I got that out of the way. I did love your long hair, but I know how hard it can be keep up. But ... OMG you cut your hair? Nope, guess it wasn't all out of the way.

(What's hubby think about it? Since if your guy's like mine he likes long hair - all men I know like long hair. To which I used to reply, then they could grow theirs long and spend hours taking care of it.)

LOL about your son's sayings. Kids do hear things differently than we do, dont' they? (I wish the net had been around so I could have captured some of the stuff my kids said.)

Wylie Kinson said...

Yup, Leah. It's all gone. It's layered and, without the length to weigh it down, very curly!
Hubbys *says* he likes. I'm not sure he even notices!! LOL

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Sounds like lot's been afoot there, darling. Well, maybe "afoot" is the wrong word...

But you've been missed. Keep feeling better and having fun with the hair -- change is good.

Wylie Kinson said...

Hi Susan - yes... and a foot is about the only thing that's NOT hurting :)

Anonymous said...

You'll have to post a pic of the new do.

In reference to overheard at the Kinsons - it's the thought that counts;-)

Feel better!

Wylie Kinson said...

Kristy - I would post a pic of the new do, but I eschew cameras... or maybe it's the image I have the problem with ;)

Jane said...

Hope you're feeling better.

Julia Smith said...

Cute episode of Overheard at the Kinsons! Glad you're feeling somewhat better. Too icky to read is indeed sick-sick.

J.K. Coi said...

Oooh, I can't wait to see the new hair!!

Shelley Munro said...

Wylie - short hair is much easier to manage. I find life much simplier with short hair. Do we get pictures?

I hope you're feeling better.

Thomma Lyn said...

"Found Heart Dalmation" -- hehehe! So cute. :)

I bet your hair looks fabulous!

And I'm so sorry you've felt yucky, sick, and owie. I hope you're feeling better. I'm sending hugs, and the Ballicai send purrs.

Wylie Kinson said...

JK - see you in May!

Shelley - alas, pictures are NOT my friend. LOL
But it's not as short as your sporty 'do. Think layered bob.

TL - thanks for your sympathy. I'm taking every purr and hug you offer.