Tuesday, August 29, 2006

That's one magic mole ...

A gem of a quote in the News & Observer from Dr. Tom Andrus, a dermatologist in Raleigh, on skin cancer:

"Everybody's heard of the guy who has a mole and wakes up dead at Christmas."

It's the magic Christmas mole! We should all be so lucky. Too bad you can't edit quotes ... oh, how I'd love to sometimes.

Friday, August 11, 2006

That pregnant glow

Ever wonder why some pregnant women just seem to glow? Let me tell you ... it's a thin sheen of sweat. Yes, I know, most of you are hot, it being the middle of a muggy summer and all. But my body temperature is about a degree and half higher than normal. Last night, I stuck my head in the freezer. If I could have, I would have crawled right in. Wednesday night I sat in my underwear under two ceiling fans eating ice cream and drinking ice water. Next, I think I'm going to immerse myself in a bucket of icy cold water. Maybe I'll just visit my husband at work and spend some time in his walk-in fridge and freezer.

Speaking of which, our vacation was wonderful. We got back Saturday night from spending a week on the Maryland seashore. Most of the time, we were on Assateague Island visiting with Jim's family from NY and MD. The ocean water was ice cold and it felt great. But by the end of the week, the horseflies were unbearable. The last day we actually ate our lunch in the ocean to avoid being swarmed by flies. There were horses everywhere, even on the beach. They even got into the occean.

We also visited with our old friends Howdy and Cecelia, whose place we stayed at in Ocean City. It had air conditioning, an absolute must for a pregnant womean! I've posted a few photos below from last vacation without children. Enjoy!

The horses are friendly and curious on Assateague!

Move along horsie ...