Today’s impulse purchase was a cookie cake the size of New Hampshire.

Meredith’s fourth grade teacher looped up this year, meaning her fourth grade teacher is also her fifth grade teacher, and all of the students who were in her fourth grade class are also in her fifth grade class. It’s a really great situation because the teacher is amazing and the kids all get along.

This morning Meredith dug around in her room for a bit to find the bag she uses to collect Valentine’s Day cards at her class V-Day parties. When she found the bag, she also found that it still held all of the cards and candy she received last year. Who agrees with me that she just needs to take a Sharpie and change every occurrence of To to From and From to To? If you love something set it free and if it flies to Meredith there’s a good chance that you can get it back someday because she never throws anything out.

Have you ever received an invitation to a party just a few days before the party is happening, so you sort of know that you’re a B- or C-lister? Please know that when I mentioned doing a Fluid Pudding BowelPrepAlong a few days back, I really had no idea that the prep would be taking place TOMORROW! You are not a C-lister to this party. It’s more of a spontaneous SURPRISE party! For your insides.

All of this to say: Tomorrow is the 13th anniversary of the day that Jeff proposed to me, and I will be celebrating by knocking back a few Gatorade/Miralax cocktails. Mmmmmm. That’s right, Barry White. Please know that this is not my first pony in the colonoscopy rodeo. I know that tomorrow is not going to be an awesome day. (Unless it IS an awesome day.) Also, my children have accused me of speaking too candidly about the colonoscopy. (They are mortified that both of their teachers know that I won’t be at the parties tomorrow because I’ll be prepping.) I see it like this: If me talking about getting a colonoscopy causes someone out there to get one and they tell a friend and so on, pretty soon it will be like concentric circles of bowel preparation, and anything I can do to jazz Katie Couric works for me. (My sister once dressed up like a polyp at a fundraising event. This stuff is important.)


A few weeks back, Tempe mentioned that Greenwood Fiberworks was doing an Olympic spin-along. And wait a second. While I’m taking you over to Etsy with me, check out this shirt. I need that shirt. Anyway, to participate in the spin-along you purchase Sochi fiber, start spinning it during the opening ceremonies, and finish your yarn (and perhaps knit something with it) before the closing ceremonies end. You earn points along the way for posting photos of your progress and it really is a wonderful thing.

Here is my fiber. It’s a 85 BFL/15 Tussah Silk blend.


AND, here is my first bobbin all spun up.

Sochi Spinning

For those who might care, the plan is to make a two-ply yarn by spinning it fractally. For those who might care, I’m dedicating this skein of yarn to Shaun White because I’ve grown to like him despite his lack of medals. Did you know that he’s young enough to be my son? Did you know that I sleep with a tiny microwaveable lavender-infused hippo on my shoulder? We’re just getting started over here, aren’t we? ‘ ‘ ‘text/javascript’>

7 thoughts on “Today’s impulse purchase was a cookie cake the size of New Hampshire.”

  1. I read this after three vodka/grapefruits. I’m not exactly sure about the whole post. But. Good luck. The prep is what it is. Valentine’s day is my anniversary 15 years. Hope they find answers. My answers were a food allergy. To oatmeal of all things. Love the yarn. Blah to the Olympics. Wow my comment is cryptic. Lol.

  2. Colon cancer has killed three people I love (so far) and a colonoscopy in my mid-30s literally saved my life (2cm pre-cancerous polyp, holla!)(and yes, that’s CENTIMETERS, not millimeters) so YOU KEEP PREACHING THAT BOWEL-PREP GOSPEL, SISTER. Hallelujah. Amen.

    P.S. My impulse purchase yesterday was a King cake! Round food!
    P.P.S. Get out of town, today was the 50-year anniversary of when my parents got engaged!
    P.P.P.S. Good luck with the prep and the procedure and all of that. I find a laptop full of Johnny Depp movies helps with that first bit.

  3. Doctors in white coats wearing latex gloves and holding long rubber tubes chasing patients wearing blue open-backed gowns running around a fenced-in ring. Yes. I would pay to see a colonoscopy rodeo.

  4. Oh My God! I totally love that shirt! I also think it’s very romantic that Jeff is taking you to your colonoscopy. True romance. I would say enjoy, but that sounds wrong. Good luck!

  5. If Jeff’s lucky, you’ll be crazy on the drugs and will say lots of funny things he can tell everyone.

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