Rockin the Suburbs...Sham on

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Some reasons why Today Rocks:

Vanilla Spice is back at Dunkin Donuts! I squealed with joy into the drive up window! Can I tell you how I have missed the cinnamon flavoring? I know, it’s a small thing but GOD it’s delicious!

The Wellbutrin seems to have re-awakened my sex drive. With a vengeance. Either that, or I am hitting my “36 year old woman” peak. At any rate, there are two happy adults in our house. Plus the added freedom of the vasectomy being “lab approved”? I am practically staring at my kid until she falls asleep so I can go and jump on her father. Including lots of innuendos…
Terrance; “I just have to put a little more sauce on the meat” (meaning BBQ)
Dawn: “I got some sauce for your meat.”
Terrance: Shaking head wearily and walking onto porch to grill

I know. It’s like I am a 16-year-old boy.

Emily did her homework last night – without the normal bitching and moaning. PLUS – she got is all right. AND she read the book she chose with no crying. I know. This seems like a small thing, but the battles to get Em to do her homework have been epic. She cries. She whines. She rolls on the floor yelling, “It’s toooooo haaaaardddd.” She does these things until I lose my shit and start yelling at her. (Dawn yell? Never!)
Oh yes. I yell. I take the small face and my hands and say things like “I am not buying this bullshit for one minute. You are smart and you are going to do this work!” It’s a fine line to walk with a child with learning issues, but there is one thing she isn’t – and that’s stupid.

I finally got my passport photo taken. However, I would not let me into any other. Country after seeing that picture. I look like the Runaway Bride with the Crazy eyes and the messed up hair. I also look like I must be on lithium – which may occur some day – but hasn’t happened yet. While Emily tried to assure me that “You look Beau-ti-ful Mama”, Terrance merely choked back a laugh and said “Oh My.”

So here are my eyes – I am smiling, so they are all crinkled up. I have to admit – I love my face more as I get older – lines don’t bother me at all.



The sun is shining in New England. It is opening day at Fenway.

Oh, and Vlad sent the head of a non-believer on a pike over to my house with the message that he will entertain questions this week. So, here’s your chance.

20 Baleful Regards:

Andrea said...

Glad things are working out for you. Sometimes it's nice just to have a day where things, even small things like your coffee, go your way. Now if only June would get here so you'd be free of the Boss from Hell.

TB said...

You have nice eyes, very kind. Now, when I see you at Blog-her I will recognize you even if you are wearing a ski mask.

jen said...

Okay, you recognize that this is opening day for the Sox and yet NOT ONE CRACK about their new guy named Coco Crisp (who is on the DL for 10 days)? Or were you waiting on me for that? just curious.

Anyway, glad things are Thirty(ies), Flirty and Fabulous in Casa de Dawn & Co.

(thanks for the heads up on DD)

mothergoosemouse said...

Your good cheer is cheering me up immeasurably. Thank you.

And I agree with TB - beautiful, kind, laughing eyes.

Diana said...

one of the agents from my office just called me from fenway...he sounded like a six-year-old on Christmas morning...
I would let you into a foreign country.
And "I've got some sauce for your meat..." HA!HA!HA! Loving it! (I'm sure Terrance is, too!)

madge said...

Tugboat would keel over and die if I offered up anything even in the neighborhood of innuendo. I better not let him read this or I'll end up with crushed Wellbutrin surreptitiously sprinkled in my morning coffee.

Yeah, Dawn. Rock the spring fever, baby.

sweatpantsmom said...

You sound great! Nice to hear you're feeling better.

But do we get to see the rest of the photo? How am I gonna recognize you at BlogHer? Oh, right - there's the Secret Whistle Of The Drunken Bloggers. (Remember - two low whistles followed by a high pitched scream.)

Gurukarm Kaur said...

Love your eyes girl! Lines are a good thing. Shows character, right? I'll bet T thinks you have LOTS of character just about now, haha ;-)

Kristen said...

WOOHOOO a peek of Dawn. Loverly.

mama_tulip said...

Beautiful eyes. :)

And um, can you send me some sex drive please?

jess said...

Hmm. I thought you had blonde hair. And yet I see brown in this picture. *revises mental picture of you*

You know who's a breath of fresh air? Vlad. You should rent him out for children's birthday parties.

Dawn said...

Hey Sweatpants mom - you'll know me - I'll be the one in the ski mask - exposing my ta-ta's. Now that will be quite a BlogHer moment.

Yep - Brown Hair. I used to dye it red and blonde, but I just don't have the energy anymore.

roo said...

Hmmm... Your eyes are sporting a twinkle I can only call saucy.

Here's hoping your spring fever takes you to bed, soon.

C.ELLA said...

Your Emily and my Zach are very similar creatures. Every day I say I'm not going to drink a glass of wine tonight and then Zach comes home and I can't make it through homework without one.

Nancy said...

Ooh, J would be thrilled if 36 brought about a leap in sex drive. I love the innuendo-filled conversations.

You do have extremely beautiful and kind eyes, with that mischevious twinkle. Or maybe that's all the sex talking.

And I'm definitely going to make a Dunkin Donuts run this afternoon.

Elizabeth said...

I can attest to the Wellbutrin thing. Between that and the permanently safe sex operation I had, I'm free to jump my husband as often as I'd like. He constantly makes comments like your sauce one. Heh heh.

Aw, you have pretty eyes! Nice shaped brows, too. And maybe freckles? Damn I wish that money truck would hurry up and get here so I could go to BlogHer.

Izzy said...

I read your post and that song "It Was a Good Day (Dr. Dre or Ice Cube????) started bopping though my head (minus the AK business, of course)


Vanilla Spice is back at Dunkin Donuts!

And when I first read that line, I thought it said Vanilla Ice is back at Dunkin' Donuts and I was thinking how sad that was...lol

High fives on the SEX! I'm getting me some of the sex, too ;-P

PS-FYI: My blog address has changed. I'm freeeeeee!

Izzy said...

I meant to add that your eyes remind me of someone famous. Maybe Blythe Danner (Gwyneth's mama) or Susie Coelho from HGTV. They're very soulful :)

Mignon said...

You and I have the same color eyes, but your eyebrows kick my eyebrows' asses.

Amy said...

This is my first time at your site, but anyone who uses a Ben Fold reference in their post gets a thumbs up from me! Good reading!

 
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