Friday, August 31, 2007

Eight Things I Learned Today

  1. If that nagging voice in the back of your head says "Don't forget to charge the cell phone before you go to bed," then for Pete's sake, don't forget to charge the cellphone before you go to bed (even if you don't know a single person named Pete)!
  2. Riding Instructors can double as babysitters in a pinch should you ever need to, say, leave your riding lesson and make an emergency trip to the hospital. They do not, however, babysit children who wear diapers or who regularly still poop in their pants.
  3. If I leave Ruth on the back of a horse without explaining to her that I will not be back anytime soon, she will enter suspended animation until my return. (Ok, I already knew this one but it's always good to have a refresher on some things...)
  4. John Hopkins Outpatient Center does have an oversize vehicle garage which will accommodate a 15 passenger van. I don't have to switch cars with my husband everytime I need to go there.
  5. No matter what the surgeon's PA says, don't ever let Philip apply chapstick to a surgery site by himself lest the stitches come out and he will need to have the surgery redone.
  6. Anytime a surgeon looks at his surgery site and repeats the words "Oh" and "Mmm" more than three times in a row you are probably in for trouble.
  7. McDonald's now accepts credit cards and it is possible to feed 7 people lunch there with $11.21.
  8. If you have a 20 year old and her baby live with you, no matter if they are officially related, you will still worry like a mother hen and perhaps even come close to tears when they decide to drive to Washington D.C. on the highway just two days after acquiring a driver's license.

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