Friday, April 08, 2011

Bullet Points

Good news: Don has accepted a job offer with HP starting April 18th.  It's in the same location, doing the same job, but it's a "full-time" vs. a "contractor" position, and there's a small bump in pay.  Cinderella has starting cheerleading/pom-pom classes on Friday evenings.  She's over the moon. Scooby has his Tae Kwo Do green belt test this afternoon, and my rehearsal starts late enough that I'll be able to stay for the whole thing. He also really enjoyed his Chesapeake Bay Foundation field trip (3 days/2 nights in a tent with other middle school boys) and they only got rained on once.

Bad news: Scooby forgot his toothbrush during the trip.  Ew.  He also has a plantar's wart that we've been working on getting rid of for about three weeks now.  He also has a rodent infestation in his school.  Double Ew. Cinderella has what we believe to be ringworm on her chest.  Which, in case you don't know, is NOT a worm, but a fungus.  However, the definitive test results won't be in for 28 days.  It can take up to two months to go away, and is contagious in the meantime.  Triple Ew.

10 comments:

mountain_racer said...

Congrats to Don on the new job, I know how much of a stress relief that can be! At the same time it does come with it's own set of anxieties! Good luck buddy!

J said...

My brother said that Selsun Blue works on ringworm...apparently WebMD agrees with him a bit:
http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/ringworm-of-the-scalp-or-beard-medications
apparently, it's also very common in school kids.

Melissa said...

Congrats on the job!

Ew on the TB...

Yay for cheerleaders!

And jock itch cream helps with ringworm. Or monistat. Is the cat balding on his ears?

Amy said...

No noticable bald spots on the cat.

Sawdust said...

Congratulations to Don! That's a great move.

On another note, I get ringworm once in awhile, and it's no big deal. A little bit of Lamisil after a shower, usually for 2-3 days, clears it right up. A 1/4 oz. Tube has lasted me several years.

Blackbird said...

I heard that whipped cream works on ringworm. Or was it shaving cream? Maybe toothpaste? No, that's zits...

CassandraMadeIt said...

Wow! Wonderful for Don!
Sorry with the good news comes trials. Looks like your friends have a lot of good advice.
When am I getting to read your mystery project?!

Amy said...

Thanks for all the advice! We're using Lotrimin and it seems to be working.
Cass - I have tons of ideas swimming around in my brain, I just haven't had the time to let them spill onto paper yet. Very soon, I hope.

SMNYC said...

ahem.

M.M. said...

Um 2 weeks later????