AUTHOR: Marty, a.k.a. canape TITLE: Brain sucker DATE: 5/22/2009 10:34:00 PM ----- BODY:
I still pee on sticks. Can't help it. Just have to make sure those lines aren't fading. They aren't. It's not that I don't feel good about this or have hope. I do. I just need to see those lines popping up faster and faster. It's beautiful.

Yesterday, no - Wednesday, Little Bird and I went to the Farmer's Market. We tasted every strawberry there was to taste and bought four quarts of our second favorite. Our first favorites were being sold by a man who got mad at me when I asked if the fruit had been sprayed or just the flower. Too bad. They were good berries, but I'm totally willing to go with second best if they weren't loaded down with pesticides and fungicides.

We also bought sweet onions that look like the onion weeds in our yard on steroids. We found our favorite Mediterranean squash, zucchini for bread, purple and green asparagus, more herbs to pot, pork chops, and milk. I love the Farmer's Market.

I loaded up the back of the Jeep with all of our spoils and turned to see Bird stuffing an entire strawberry in his mouth, stem, leaves, and all. I tried to extract the leaves from his mouth, unsuccessfully so. In the meantime, I had dropped the keys to the Jeep in the back with the produce. I slammed the hatch closed and wheeled Bird around to the back seat only to find that the Jeep was locked.

Good news: Little Bird and my cell phone were not in the locked car. Bad news: Diaper bag and all of my purchases were, and Bird was wet and hungry.

He began screaming as soon as he swallowed the last strawberry. Kevin works way too far away to come and rescue me from the Farmer's Market, but that didn't stop me from leaving him pathetic voice mails. In the end though, it was wonderful Cyndi who saved me. I called her to ask her to look up numbers of a car thief for me. Instead, she reminded me that USAA would help and gave me their roadside assistance number.

They had someone at my car in about 20 minutes. I love USAA.

Later that day, Little Bird and I went to the park. I was very careful not to lock my keys in the car. In fact, I left the hatch wide open. Completely forgot to close it after I got the sand toys out of the back. Just left the diaper bag, gps, and everything in the Jeep wide open. Luckily, nothing was stolen while Bird and I romped obliviously around the playground.

Really, if you think about it, I suppose I don't need to keep peeing on sticks. This little embryo is already sucking my brain dry.

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Magpie DATE:Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 6:07:00 AM EDT At least you have a good excuse!!

Continued good luck to you - but try to lock the car with the keys in your hand from now on. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Convertible Girl DATE:Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 9:42:00 PM EDT This makes me happy on so many counts -- 1) that I could be of use to someone I like, 2) that "things" are going well, and 3) I'm not the only one on our street with half a brain functioning. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous whymommy DATE:Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 12:57:00 AM EDT Snort.

Glad everyone's home okay! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Issas Crazy World DATE:Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 10:25:00 PM EDT Congrats on the baby. I hope everything goes great.

This is my first time here, came from Mrs. Chickens advice. Just wanted to say congrats and also to give you my advice on car keys, because pregnancy brain has issues with things like keys and phones and um...matching shoes. Or at least mine did. My advice on the keys is to literally shake them the entire time you are getting in and out of the car. Like a rattle. :)

Was the only thing that worked for me. Good luck. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Bubblewench DATE:Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 11:35:00 AM EDT I was thinking that same thing!! Thats good news. Makes me smile. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Clifford DATE:Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 6:47:00 PM EDT How do I taggeth your post? Let me count the ways...

TMI TMI TMI TMI TMI TMI TMI i submit. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Jenn DATE:Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 11:13:00 AM EDT I've said that there is a parallel universe where my kids suck my energy and use it for their own.

The brain cells have been long gone...

Congrats on the new embryo! Doing my catching up and so happy to see such great news! ----- --------