Monday, August 18, 2008


No, I've not been on vacation or hiatus.  In fact I've been far from it.  Lets just say that I've been a little busy.

Love the new job, hate the hours.  I've learned a new respect for the average Joe On The Street who is very honest.  On the other hand I've been introduced to a whole new level of 'stupid'.

Big Red is no longer a left handed truck (can only make left turns).   Big Red now has absolutely NO power steering.   On the bright side I now have huge toned biceps on both arms.

Grandma Jeannie is missing.  Grandma Jeannie was last seen in a cremation box labeled 'Violet Jean' some time shortly after the Southern Oompas arrival.  She has not been seen since.  Grandma Jeannie and I had our differences and I would not be surprised if her spirit is now laying in wait to haunt my butt for the rest of my time in this dimension.

There are 11 people living in the House of Oompa, Loompaland, USA.  8 of those people have long hair.  What is the worse thing that can happen to a household of 11, of which 8 have long hair?

Can you say 'head lice' ?

Interestingly enough Art, the one with the nappiest, knottiest hair, is nit free.  I guess his hair was so bad even the lice didn't want to live there.  Don't know if I have any yet.  I suppose Dickidoo and I will sit around and pick through each others hair later, kind of a primitive, primeval kind of thing... he can eat my lice and I'll eat his.  Grrrrrowllllllllll!

I have company for my 'Back To School Happy Dance' this year.  My sister-in-law will be in the cul-de-sac with me as the last Oompa leaves for the little cinder block school house tomorrow morning.  Well, we'll still have the littlest Oompa (Bubbah) but he doesn't talk yet so he's not so bad.

11 butts go through a whole lot more Charmin than 6 butts do, and that's a fact! 

And milk.

And hazelnut coffee creamer.

But the hug ratio has gone WAY up, and that is the best part of all!


justplainbill said...

Jodie, good to hear from you. Glad you are keeping busy. That is quite a house full you have. Head lice are a real problem. Still remember when my chilren were all infested abot thirty years ago.
Enjoy the first day of school, Bill

dbp2000 said...

You have lost Grandma Jeannie?!  Did an Oompa think that she needed to be moved to a nit free environment?  And, is the lice infestation associated with the arrival of the Southern Oompas?  What a time yoou have had!  Glad you found a chance to post an entry.  It is always good to read your entries.


sdoscher458 said...

oh went through that crap with the lice so many time when the kids were little...yuck. Of course Alisa had hair down to her butt then too.  Glad you are adjusting to the job...if you like it its easier to do.  We are battening down the hatches for that maybe hurricane Faye, looks like it will come straight across us here in Tampa Bay.  Still keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers..especially Gabe...take care, love, Sandi

deshelestraci said...

That's WHY Art didn't get the lice.  I taught in a mostly black school, something about the cortex of the hair won't allow the eggs to stick.  
Good to hear from you.  Was wondering what was up!

wumzels2 said...

I've missed you and your humor, Dorn.  Please come back!!


lazarai said...

Awwww, Dorn, sorry about your truck, Grandma, and especially the head lice. UGH, been there, done that. I'd be taking out the razor and going from 11 people with hair (long OR short) to 11 people with shaved heads, if I were you. LOL HEAD LICE SUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck getting rid of them.

Take care,
:) Carol