Friday, February 19, 2010

One mongrel of a day!

Ok, really I just like the word mongrel and wanted to use it in a sentence.  I'm not even sure I did it correctly.  The word mongrel reminds me of the old Disney movie Lady and the Tramp  but I meant it
as more of a craptastic type of day.  I looked it up in Wikipedia just for fun and this is the closest I came to making sense of it in my post subject title: 

"Mongrelism" is a term coined by Manawatu Turbos captain Hayden Triggs, which means to play in a style with more aggression.

My Wednesday could certainly have been described as certainly felt like Wednesday
pummelled my behind if I'm being honest.

As you all know I got up, felt bad and decided to go back to bed.  Upon getting my lazy bum (I like pretending to be British from time to time...sorry) out of bed I went straight to the DR who proceeded to really tell me nothing and give me a nose spray (Nasonex) and some kind of pills which I believe are strong decongestants. 

Has anyone ever really tried a nose spray before?  It seems like cruel punishment and I'm only allowed to use it once a day.  Hubs thought it entertaining to watch me try to get the courage to actually push the thing down and sniff it up.  This whole thing reminds me of that horrible puff of air thing they make you do at the eye doctor from time to time...the anticipation is horrible.  Okay, yes, I realize I'm a wuss.  I don't care.  The nose thing is hard for me.  I managed to work it out and it seemed to help...a little.  I think the guy at the Urgent Care was wrong because it's been two full days on my pills and nose spray and I pretty much still feel like my head may explode at any moment.

It was after dinner when the "incident" happened.  It was horrible.  HORRIBLE.  By far the worst part of my day....quite possibly my life.  My son lost his footing when climbing on the bar stool (that we try to keep him off of on a regular basis), hit the kitchen island with his chin, and rolled off onto the hard wood floor.  All in the blink of an eye.  Neither of us caught how he landed and upon swooping him up I did the rational first time parent thing and went into a full panic. 

Thus began our first ER visit.  I'm actually impressed with his dare devil tactics that we made it two years without a visit.  Now I have the sick feeling that we will be frequent patrons.  Thank goodness the ER was absolutely wonderful.  No wait, gorgeous rooms and a DR straight out of a tv show.  Seriously swoon worthy.  Even hubs had to comment on the way home that he was waiting for a camera to show up at any moment.  Good news is it was merely a scratch on his chin, a contusion in his mouth (huge bump) and no concussion.  Yay!

It was a really, really emotionally draining day.  And believe it or not I'm playing it down.  The blood was everywhere, he was dazed and I was crying.  Nothing like a trip to the ER to get the blood pumping and a new appreciation for how sweet life is. 

BUT not to be a total downer, I do have fun news.  On to the good stuff. 

I was quite upset that I missed Kristin's tribute to Lost in Austen while my drama was playing out in real life,so I decided to do my own version.  I still need to list 7 things about myself you didn't know for the "From me to You" award Kim sweetly gave me this past week.  So, here goes...

1 - A girlfriend of mine gave me the Pride & Prejudice DVD set (the one with Colin Firth) when I was pregnant with my son , past due, and really quite miserable.  It was one of the best gifts EVER.  I sat and watched the entire 300 minute series in two days.  Alone.  How I love Mr. Darcy.

2.  Fellow blogger Kristin mentioned Lost In Austen to me and I recorded it on Direct TV one week.  The addiction began.  This show is bloody brilliant.  Seriously.  Even hubs watched it with me and enjoyed it.  Kudos to Kristin for beginning the obsession and for all the good times we've had talking about this show. 

3.  Lost in Austen did a funny thing in turning Wichkham into a rogue good guy.  I have to admit it...I liked the change.  Quite tasty.

Movie Quote:
 Ms. Price: Wickham. You are a bastard, but you are the right bastard at the right time.
 Mr. Wickham: One does one's best.

4.  Not sure which Darcy I like best but have to admit...this wasn't bad.  Not bad at all.

Movie Quote:
Mr. Bingley: Darcy regards all forms of sudden locomotion as emblematic of ill-breeding. Hunting, tennis, rising precipitately from a chair...
Mr. Darcy: When Miss Price and I dance, sir, there shall be nothing sudden.
Amanda Price: I can't dance this sort of dance.
Mr. Darcy: Nor I. Together we shall make a shambles. But we shall do it with such authority that everyone will stare at us to learn the step.

5.   And who wouldn't love good 'ol Bingers?  Seriously hilarious.

Movie Quote:
Mr. Bingley: [to Jane] In America, we shall be recreated. Married, by liberal Episcopalians. We shall have 25 children and name them all Amanda. Even the boys.

6.  Even though he may not be swoon worthy the father in this story has always been one of my favorites. 

Movie Quote:
Mrs. Bennet: I say this. You are a prig, madam, a pander and a common bully. And you cheat at cards. Do you suppose you may enter my house and brandish your hat at me thus? I have a mind to turn you upside down and use you to scrape out Ambrosia's sty.

Lady Catherine de Bourgh: [coldly] Madam, I take my leave of you.
Mrs. Bennet: Do! Or I shall take you out and set to scraping.
[Jane and Amanda try to stop themselves giggling]
Mrs. Bennet: Scrape, scrape, scrape I shall go!
Mr. Bennet: Tally ho, wife!

7.  And lastly, the character of Amanda Price from Lost in Austen.  Who wouldn't want to be her?  Seriously. 

Movie Quotes:

Amanda Price: Hear that sound, George? Duh-uh-uh-uh! That's Jane Austen spinning in her grave like a cat in a tumble-dryer.

Mr. Darcy: Miss Price.

Amanda Price: Yes. We should celebrate. You asked me a question and I answered it. And we didn't have an argument about it.
Mr. Darcy: I did not ask you a question. I made an observation, 'Miss Price'. The confirmation of your identity was entirely superfluous. As a result we are now arguing about it. And therefore, you are wrong.
Amanda Price: That's so sweet. You're actually trying to make me laugh.
Mr. Darcy: Yes. It shall not occur again.
Amanda Price: And you're smiling.
Mr. Darcy: No, no. I only smile in private... when nobody is looking.

A HUGE THANKS AGAIN TO Kristin for addicting me to Lost in Austen.  I now need to watch the Keira Knightley version...anyone else seen it?  How is it?

Well, my week has been insane so I may be having another unplugged weekend in order to recooperate.  It's really time I do some writing...been slacking on that a bit lately.  How about you all?  How was your week?

Have a great weekend all!


  1. I must check out this Lost in Austen, I'm very intrigued and love everything Austen, so why wouldn't I love this!!!

    Congrats on your award!

  2. Holy cow! That does sound awful. Glad your son was okay for the most part. That should be good news for you - he's tough enough to survive all of his antics.

    And nose spray sucks. Somebody evil designed it.

  3. I hope you are feeling better soon, and oh,your poor lil guy. My daughter fell into the dresser on Saturday (because she was standing on a chair!) and ended up having five stitches. You just want to make the hurt go away. Glad he's okay.
    I finally read Pride and Prejudice last year for the FIRST time! Can you believe it? I think the movie is in order soon!

  4. First kid...right? By the time you reach the third you'll be saying, "rub some dirt on it, you'll be fine."

    Sounds like you have a nasty sinus infection, which from experience, SUCKS! Your best medicine is time, and sleep.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. AHHH!! YAY for Lost in Austen!! Great quotes! Great pictures!!

    And yes, the Kiera Knightley version of P&P is incredible. Absolutely! I watch it all the time, and listen to the soundtrack while I write. I have several favorite scenes. One that gives me goosies is when Darcy and Elizabeth are dancing at a ball, and suddenly they are the only two in the room. Gosh, I got goosies just thinking about it. Another scene where they are screaming at each other in a rainstorm (totally hot).. and a few others I can't spoil.

    Glad your little boy is okay! Happy Friday!

  6. Oh you poor thing. What a rough day. Hopefully, your weekend will be calm and recuperative.

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  8. I agree, it is very exhausting to spend time in the ER. I am so sorry! We were just there with my youngest daughter on Saturday; concussion, 6 stitches, loose permanent tooth that will eventually die off. It was so traumatic, plus the visit include our whole family! Happy to say she is doing really well already. I feel your pain girl!

  9. I will totally check out Lost in Austen! congrats on the award! happy weekend!

  10. Okay Kristi, I watched the Kiera Knightly version this weekend and absolutely LOVED it. Now I just have to check out Lost in Austen.

    Hope you've had a great weekend!!! : )

  11. Lost in Austen is absolutely addicting...

    Although, I couldn't stand the Keira Knightley version of P&P.

  12. Thanks for the comments everyone!

    I hate to hear so many others had scary ER incidents that same week! What was going on? LOL! Kids!

    Finally starting to feel better and still on the lookout for P&P with Keira!!!