March 23, 2006

HNT - No More Flakes

Well, hello there! Hey, come on in and make yourself comfortable. It's been a bit hectic around here, sorry about the mess - insane amounts of work to do here lately. Frankly, my heart really isn't in it so much since the interaction that made this all worth it isn't really around any more. Comments and visits have spiraled downward, making me feel a bit like I'm talking to myself, but then again, it is a kind of journal. Oh, well. Blah.

I haven't been feeling very social and most of my free time (which seems to be less, and less...) has been spent here lately with my nose poked in a book (Order of the Phoenix, currently). It's SO nice to be reading something besides Dr. Seuss again (not that he isn't fab...).

I've been missing you all, really. Not having time to check out your blogs each day makes me sad. That's most likely why so few people come around any more. I've also been having a bit of a case of bloggers cramp (most likely induced by insufficient time to figure out something interesting to blog about and the inability to concentrate on that when I do have the time). I think that perhaps it's time to reevaluate my aim for this blog and what I'm doing here.

I wanted to share a pic of my nicely healed up tattoo today, being HNT and all. No more flakies & itchies. Yay! I'm happy about how the colors really haven't seemed to fade now that it's healed. It was a bit disconcerting to have bright green and yellow layers of skin coming off of it like these. I was afraid all of the color was simply going to flake off. Yeah, I kept a I'm weird. Shaddup. I'll put them in the little box with the D-man's umbilical cord nub and my cat's mutant claw that was surgically removed. I know what you're thinking - you have no idea. ;p

Anyway, I've discovered that it's easier (and less embarrassing) to show it by hiking up my shirt instead of pulling down my shirt and shoving the girls out of the way.

Now...thinking about the possibility of a number two... heh
Eee gads, what have I started? lol

By the way, my 5 year old told me this morning that he wants to be a paleontologist. ...and yes, that's the terminology he used. *snif*


  1. It's looking good!
    And thank god I'm not the only person who keeps little bits of odd things, stashed away in little boxes.

  2. Very nice. And it is quite weird to save stuff like that. Not necessaryily bad, just weird. But I like weird people. They're so much more interesting.

    So where's the next one going? A little lower down perhaps?

  3. Heehee that is funny, paleontolgist. Kids are so much smarter than we give them credit for.

  4. Wow, that turned out great!

  5. Glad to hear things are healing up nicely. I was really worried about a tat in such a "sensitive" place.

    Consider your collection of body items a "totem bag" of sorts....items of power. (well, I thought it sounded good! They bought it, didn't they? [pointing to everyone else who responded]).

    And make sure D has some backup skills just in case the Palentology gig doens't pan out--but have him chase his dreams. Who knows--he could be the next Carl Sagan of ancient species!

  6. D is such a stinker. You do realize he is going to be digging up the yard soon then right? And bringing weird things into the house for his 'collection'?

    And you do realize that the dog is going to try to eat his 'collection' too? I foresee much chaos in your house. heh.


    The colors of that tat are just gorgeous! Like you.

  7. Missusess - YAY! I, too, am glad I'm not the only one. thanks!

    Vince - Yeah, I know. Makes for interesting converstation pieces. lol
    I have no idea where the next one might end up.

    Christa - thanks!

    Jenn - He loves dinosaurs and we read a lot of books about them. Amazing how much they pick up.

    Jen - thanks!

    Serra - thanks, I'm really happy w/it. :D

    Spc - It's been quite itchy, otherwise it's been a breeze. That's an interesting idea for those tidbits. I know what you mean about the back-up skills. If I thought I could make a living, I'd be an archeaologist, so I know where he gets it. I will never, ever, discourage his dreams though. :)

    Tricia - Just as long as he doesn't dig up Pugsley! lol
    Yeah, I'm prepared for that. We just brought home a raccoon skull from a walk in the woods. I geek on that stuff, too, so we'll be fine. :)
    Thanks, doll. :D

  8. Feh... I think everyone is going through 'blog cramp'. So if your numbers have dwindled it ain't cuz we don't love ya. Heck, I check in about every day... just rarely comment.

    Anyhoo, the ink is lookin' good, darlin'! Now where's our SASF?

  9. I hate how quickly kids grow up. But good for the little dude for having a plan right?!
    The lack o' blog stuff is going around. It's like a flu or something. Maybe everyone is anticipating spring? I know I am. Work has been keeping me out of control busy. My in-laws are in from California and will be here until Easter. (yes you did hear me gag)
    Have a great weekend!
    Lois Lane

  10. A day late for SASF, and two for HNT, but glad I stopped by. Have a great weekend, Celti.

  11. Cootera - It's that time of the year, I suppose. Spring fever causes blog cramp - it's a breakthrough! lol
    SASF has been eaten by a boggart. heh

    Lois - Absolutely! Yes, I heard you gag clear over here. lol
    Hope you had a good one!

    Michael - better late than never, my sweet. :D