Thursday, October 16, 2014


I hate when people say they're "too busy to blog," but here I am (again), saying just that. I hate how little I've recorded this year. So, for now, here's a little update on things.

Skin Cancer PSA
I've talked about getting my skin checked for melanomas in the past. I had 5-6 moles removed back in 2008/09. One of which was precancerous. Since then I've made it a point to get to the dermatologist once a year; my latest appointment was the other day. I expected it to go just as my last few visits, but I walked out with 2 less moles than I had when I woke up that day.

I went back yesterday to get my stitches out and whad'ya know, one of them was atypical/precancerous. The nurse said it looked like they got everything so I won't need to do any further treatment, but that could change once the doctor takes a look at them (my doctor's out on medical leave for a herniated disk). They asked that I come back in 6 months for a follow up scan.

So, moral of the story, if you have moles, go get them checked out! I had a couple bad sunburns as a kid so I'm sure that's why I'm dealing with this now. It's not the most pleasant experience having someone look at every inch of your body, but as with everything, early detection is key so it's definitely worth doing.

Fall TV
Oh, TV. How I love thee. Over the summer I really got in to Once Upon a Time. Such a fun show! If you're unfamiliar, the show focuses on fairy tale characters who were transported to present day Maine by a curse from the Evil Queen. The first season deals with trying to break the curse. It was created by LOST writers, so if you liked that show, you'll like OUAT. A lot of similarities in the way the stories are told, and tons of LOST actors make appearances.

This season is centering on Frozen. Harry has loved watching Elsa and Anna on screen. The first 2 episodes have been a little lackluster and a little too focused on the Arendelle clan, but I though the third episode was pretty good, it featured fellow Stephens College alum Elizabeth Mitchell (also a LOST alum).

I also just got in to Scandal. I know, about 2 years late. So hip. So with it. Some of the political story lines are a bit convoluted for me, but in general I like it. And I love Olivia Pope's wine glasses! So impractical. But being a classy, powerful DC problem solver allows for impractical life indulgences.

As far as new shows go, I've watched How To Get Away With Murder and Jane the Virgin. Loved the first episode of HTGAWM! Second and third weren't as good, but I'll continue watching for now. And I really enjoyed the first episode of Jane, too. Just aired the other night. Looking forward to watching more.

Oh, and I just started Gilmore Girls on Netflix. How did I ever go 14 years without those two in my life? I swear, Rory Gilmore is my spirit animal. An intellectual, human spirit animal.

I watch too much TV.

Paint Nite
Last week I met up with a couple friends at a local bar for a Paint Nite event. It was a lot of fun! We drank wine and painted pretty pictures.

Photo courtesy of Britney :)

I was surprised at how un-awful mine turned out! The instructor did a good job teaching us each step. My clouds are a little cartoony, but I was 2 glasses of Riesling in by that time, so I'm blaming the wine. 

Room Mom
I'm the official head room mom for the preschool Halloween party. Not sure how I got that distinguished title, but there ya have it. The party should be fun, it's only an hour long and I hear 2 year olds have notoriously low expectations for class parties.  And, bonus, Harry is excited that I'm going to be at the party. Doubt he'll have the same attitude in a few years, so I'm taking advantage while I can.

Happy Thursday! 

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