Thursday Thirteen

OK, I'm at it again.
Thirteen Things That Freak Me Out
1…. I have to pay a preschool tuition bill (for the current school) and a kindergarten tuition bill (applied to next school year) at the same time. 2. Princess is now considered a "tween." Her crush on Zack from The Suite Life should have been a dead giveaway that she was growing up. 3. There are some really ginormous spiders right next to my front door. 4. My boss is leaving within the next month for maternity leave. 5. Right after my husband has surgery. Cut open and an organ sucked out of his midsection, y'all! 6. And then I turn 35. Which means I'm not in my early 30's anymore. 7. But first I have a performance review. I hate performance reviews. 8. There is a mole on my back that looks funny to me. 9. I've had funny looking moles before. 10. Unlike this one, they usually go back to normal looking in a week or so. 11. I have every risk factor for skin cancer that exists, including but not limited to: pale skin, at least one blistering sunburn during youth, a boatload of moles of varying sizes and colors. Oh, yeah, and my dad had skin cancer afew years ago. 12. I don't want my doctor to think I am hypochondriac. But I'm afraid of not doing anything about it and it getting worse and my doctor thinking that I'm an idiot for waiting for treatment. 13. Let's recap- performance review, a trip to the beach during which I will probably have to do a conference call despite being on a family vacation, Hubby has surgery, I am doing caregiver duty while boss is within nanoseconds of her due date, school starts, I'm getting old, I might have skin cancer, and I'm afraid of my doctor's opinion. Links to other Thursday Thirteens! 1. Cheeky 2. The Tempest 3. Trish 4. Kontan 5. Carmen 6. Christen 7. Knitting Maniac 8.
Get the Thursday Thirteen code here! The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


Blogger Cheeky said...

Wow you have a lot on your plate - hope all turns out well

I played too

7/13/2006 11:51 AM  
Blogger The Tempest said...

Wow, there's a lot going on there. You have my sympathy, my son is in the 'tween' stage too.

I played the T13 too:

7/13/2006 11:55 AM  
Anonymous kontan said...

No need to let the mole go unchecked if you are curious.

NOOOOOOOO, not the 'tween stage! Mine likes Zach too, but I'm not calling her a 'tween yet. I'm not I tell you!!!! Ugh, kids...they grow up. :(

7/13/2006 12:08 PM  
Blogger Trish said...

Whew! Looks like I got here just in time! M'kay, so here's what ya do: 1st, scream into a pillow. Really loud. 2nd, draw a bubble bath. No, not with crayons. In the tub. Seriously tonnes of bubbles. C, or 3rd for those of you paying attention, grab either a) a glass/bottle/magnum of wine or b) a pint of Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey Ice Cream. 4th, lock the bathroom door. Someone screaming on the other side? Doesn't matter - unless they're on fire, they can wait. 5th, climb into the tub.. lean back, close your eyes.. and give yourself some "me" time. You deserve it. Then, call the doc about that mole. One can never be too careful.

Happy TT! Mine are up.

7/13/2006 1:21 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

I, too, have a crush on Zach & Cody...*grin*
Get a pedicure and have an icecream cone...those always help me relieve stress! :)

7/13/2006 1:55 PM  
Blogger Happy0303 said...

If I had huge spiders by the door, I don't think I'd ever leave the house!

7/13/2006 2:41 PM  
Blogger Carmen said...

my manager is on maternity leave now. she NEEDS to come back. :)

7/13/2006 2:53 PM  
Blogger armywife said...

gosh. good luck with all those things. if you're like me, you'll fret and fret and fret and then it will all work out ok.

i've also posted 13 at

7/13/2006 9:12 PM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

Wow... lots to think about. I am like you ... I worry. A lot.

7/13/2006 10:11 PM  
Blogger Mama Duck said...

*hugs* Happy Thursday!

7/13/2006 11:37 PM  

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    Hubby- aka DH My husband since 1995. He is the head of the band department at a college prep school, and dabbles as a wanna-be pop star.

    The Princess- aka DD. Third grader at the local parochial school. Loves butterlies, sparkly things, the color purple and has recently developed a crush on one of the twins from "The Suite Life of Zach and Cody". Is ready for her teenage years, having already perfected her exasperated sigh and dramatic eye-roll.

    Hoss- aka DS1. Kindergartener and resident spirited child. His aunt likes to call him "the evil genius" because of his penchant for letting a lack of intellectual stimulation lead him into mischief. Likes trucks, sports, building things and burping. His current favorite word is "underwear."

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