This week, I will piece together all of the random pictures I've finally downloaded from my fancy-pants smart phone for your Friday Fragment pleasure. Thanks to Mrs. 4444 for hosting!
Yesterday, we journeyed up to Baltimore for Joel's Urology appointment. See?
We waited for an hour to see the doctor. The nurse apoligized for the delay, explaining that they were looking for a Burmese translator, thus the holdup. I didn't quite understand--did the doctor just kick back and light up a ciggie while the nurses worked out the Burmese translator nonsense? I don't pretend to understand modern medicine...
Anyway, while we waited, Joel did what he does:
He monkeyed around and drank milk in direct defiance of the "no food or drink signs."
He acted cute. (And by the way, yes, I do know that he looks like Ralphie from A Christmas Story).
The doctor examined Joel's junk, and, I swear to God, Joel laid perfectly still, let the doctor examine his scrotum, and got a big ol' boner.
The doctor didn't even blink. I was mortified. I think Paul kinda dug it.
The doctor made this medically precise diagram:
This is meant to explain that Joel has excess fluid in his left sac. Bottom line: surgery is on January 8th.
We went on a field trip to the grocery store not too long ago, and a highlight was seeing an actual lobster:
Owen declared that lobsters are our friends. Yes, Owen, our delicious friends.
Sometimes, when I'm feeling a little blue, I like to go shopping and try on fancy cocktail dresses. I would never buy such dresses because they are too expensive, and I have no place to wear such things. Yet, it makes me happy to feel a bit like a princess. (Perhaps I would lose the socks and glasses. And maybe even wash my hair. But, you get the idea...)
This is not only a rule for our house, but really an overarching rule of life: If you don't do bad things to other people, bad things won't happen to you. Pay it forward, and all that.
Owen asked Paul to write this down, so that he knows his rule (Don't throw toy trains in the car) and Paul and I know our rule (Don't throw toy trains in the trash can as punishment).
Happy Friday, everybody!