August 29, 2010

100th Post

Well,  look what we have 100th post.  I've been blogging a little over a year now, and boy a lot can happen in a year!  Thanks for listening, caring, encouraging and laughing with me.  I thought I'd reminisce and link my top 5 favorite posts, I'd love to hear if you have a favorite too!

What I Know For Sure

A New Beginning

Parents Beware


(Yes, I know that was 4, be patient) So just because it's my 100th post, and I'm feeling particularly brave, I'm going to give you a special number five, a never before seen post that has been lingering in my drafts for a year and I just couldn't bare to delete it.  This isn't for weak of stomach...

Did I just blog that out loud?

This is certainly the last thing I needed. But then again, who ever needs...LICE. Yes, I said it, I'm admitting it, and I'm blogging it. A bugger of a four letter word if there ever was. I really have to vent about this one because I'm about to snap! AND my friends this is the second time within a month that my child has caught this nasty time consuming parasite. As I blog, we are lice free, no worries; but it did have our plans turned upside down for weeks. Up to this point in my lifetime, I have been a lice virgin.  The endless washing, the endless bagging, the endless cleaning, the endless combing. I think I pulled more hair out of my daughter's head than lice. And throw in the tinge of OCD I may or may not have to make it all transition oh so nicely.  We were never terribly infested, I caught it early both times, before anything hatched...I think...however, within our circle of playpals one little bugger lived on to reinfest the masses.  And yes, an intervention did have to happen to the re-infestor!

Seriously. On top of moving, selling my possessions and separating from husband, my children contracted lice!!!! They were popping around from home to home visiting lots of families at the time. The only thing I could do was just laugh about it because it thoroughly disgusted me. I may even have been heard saying at the time, this, "well, I lose my house, car and husband, left virtually penniless, now the kids get lice; we have come full-circle white trash."

Well that more information than you ever wanted to know about me or what?  Just re-reading that makes my scalp itch.  Scratch, scratch.  The nastiest thing to come along in this household EVER!  And by the way if anyone has any questions about lice or the removal thereof, I'd be happy to oblige as I now consider myself somewhat of an expert.  It is really not as easy to detect as I had thought.  I also learned that lice prefer clean heads over dirty, now I don't know if that hubbabaloo was just written in the packaging to relieve some of my "how, How, HOW?" craziness.  However, on a positive note, I think my scalp has finally recovered from the pesticide chemical peel treatments you have to use to kill those buggers!  And a woot, woot for back-to-school.  Wishing lice free blessings to all!


  1. Happy 100th post : ) I have quite a few of those 'drafts'... one day I might be so brave as to share one... lol..... I think that would be a great weekly project.... we should srsly start... lol... "the missing post"... tho I'm sure someone has already thought of it... lol... thanks for sharing... I think we've all encountered those nasty little 'buggers'... lol... at some point in our lives.... : )

  2. Congratulations on your 100th post!

  3. Congratulations on your 100th post!!! Stop by Chasing Serenity and claim your BLOG AWARD!! :-) I love your blog!

    Have a great week!

  4. Thanks everyone- I'm proud if I do say so myself for sticking with it!

    Angel-stopping by shortly:)

    Moos-I'm in if you're in...start it up, I love a good Meme and those are bound to be juicy!!

  5. Happy 100th post.....

    Hey i have an award on my blog for you...couple posts down...just hadn't had time to come tell you...:) Stop by and snag it when you get a chance...

    PS....we had that here a few years freaked me out so bad I nearly passed out from the exhaustion I felt from all the cleaning...My girls have very very thick you can imagine how fun that was. Its true that Lice are attracted more to hair with less "product" in it...( I wouldn't say 'dirty' so much )....The people across the street from me..their kids have had it like 4 times since I have lived here in 2 that in my opinion is gross....when the Lice is chronic...THEN I say thats just'm sure my kid got it from them...and many others in my neighborhood got I am a freak always checking my kids...

    Hope this year is Lice free...:)


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