Look! my 300th post! Don't get too excited - I'm not giving away anything (except my usual bad advice). Perhaps by my 400th post, God willing, the grownups at the Cleaver Compound will be gainfully employed, and I'll reconsider this whole giveaway thing.
I'm just stunned that I've managed to think of 300 things to write about - and positively honored and humbled to know that I have kind and supportive readers and commentors. Thanks! I couldn't have done it without you!
The other night, The Mister and I attended a charitable event for Habitat for Humanity. We enjoyed a dinner prepared by a local caterer, and participated in a silent and oral auction of donations given by area businesses.
We left The Boy at home. I told him to call my cell phone if he needed anything (right before I decided to leave my purse at home). Guess where the cell phone was? Oops, cancel that Mother of the Year award.
Luckily, he didn't need to call (and in my defense, I also instructed him to visit Marcia across the street if he felt the need for assistance). He behaved himself (meaning that I have not found any evidence that he ruined and/or broke stuff) and was already in bed when we got home at 9. A late night for us! Oh yeah, we're party animals like that.
The Mister bid on several things (including three strings of pearls to complete my June Freaking Cleaver ensemble) - but he dropped out when the bidding exceeded his preconceived target price. He did manage to pick up a coupon worth $700 in car repair services - all for a mere $70.
In the silent auction, I snagged a smoking cessation treatment.
Yep, I'm quitting.
The information on the bidding table was pretty vague. I assumed it was going to involve hypnotism. Wrong.
We're talking auriculotherapy. Surely you've heard of it? Me neither.
I will soon be subjecting myself to electric stimulation to the areas of my EAR that control nicotine addiction. Think mumbo-jumbo reflexology of the feet - but done with electrical current. On my ear. I'm thinkin' it's one short step from electroshock therapy.