April 12, 2010

The Mister and I CAN Act Like Normal Grownups!

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.

Don't you wish you had won?

I'll keep you posted on the results.


  1. That's....interesting! You never know - it might work! Good luck with it.

  2. Congrats on number 300! I'll be celebrating my 5th blogiversary on the 16th, I believe it is. If you're amazed you've found 300 things to write about, think about me...I'm somewhere up over 1600!! Haha! I am REALLY glad i found your blog!

  3. good luck on quitting!!!
    Congrats on post 300 woo hoo!

  4. I hope auriculotherapy is less painful than shock therapy, cheaper (at auction anyway) than a carton of cigarettes, and more succesful than a stupid magnet. Good luck!

  5. You are braver than me but if it works tell me and I'll consider shocking my ears :)

  6. Congrats on 300 posts! That is amazing! : )

    That car repair thing should come in handy ... and I'm glad to hear that you are quitting!! I hope this program works for you!

  7. That sounds freaky! But good luck on quitting anyway


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