Reaching New Heights

I’m curled up in my BBB chair watching The Bachelor preparing to write my What I Learned This Week post.

I used to be a big Bachelor fan back in the days of Ryan and Trista, but I found it disturbing that every rose ceremony was slated to be the “most dramatic rose ceremony ever.” Not to mention that there were other more-worthy shows like Dancing With The Stars, American Idol, and Desperate Housewives. Clearly, something had to go. I ditched The Bachelor some years ago and only watched it this evening because there was talk of Vienna “The Vixen” and I wanted to see what all the hype was about. Jakiepoo is a cutie, but I feel like a stranger peeking in the window because I’ve not been following the show this season.

In addition to learning that The Bachelor is still as goofy as it ever was, I learned a plethora of things.

Don’t you  just love that word, plethora?

I learned that when painting your basement, there is a pretty good chance that the paint will be on every surface and every article of clothing within a ten-mile-radius, especially if you have two children under the age of seven.

Mario Cantone is annoying. Just sayin’

Lady Gaga is something else.

During a follow-up appointment with my medical Doctor today, I discovered that I am, in fact, five-foot-nine-inches tall, not five-foot-eight-inches-tall as I have reported for the last twenty-some years of my life.

Dang, who knew?

 Blog posts are typically more complete if I work on them for a day or so instead of posting them right away.

I am a firm believer that people should Google themselves monthly.

25% of all Girl-Scout cookies sold are thin mints.

Many of the items on the IKEA website are not available for purchase online which stinks because there is not an IKEA store in WV or anywhere close to us and there are a few items on their site I would love to purchase for our new playroom/laundry room project.

IF you have suddenly have major blood pressure problems, and you have an IUD, you should probably Google the IUD because it is POSSIBLE that your Mirena IUD is to blame as the source of the problem. I will know for sure in a few weeks and I will definitely keep you posted!

That’s a wrap.

Head over to Musings Of A Housewife for more things people learned this week.


  1. stacy says

    First, I live near IKEA (about 45 mins), so if you want I can ship it to you. Email me and let me know. It will have to be at least 2 wks off b/c we have winter break coming up!

    Also, I had to have my Mirena removed b/c of several issues so don’t discount that it might be it! It took about 6 weeks and I was back to ‘normal’– whatever that is!

    Last, Jake is hot, but he clearly has horrible tast in women if he thinks Vienna is for him! LOL She’s a little psycho! I really like Tensley!

    Thanks for making me smile!

  2. Jean says

    IKEA – Charlotte, NC – will you be driving through there?
    For whatever reason, which is beyond my comprehension, I have always thought you are 5′ 9″. Go figure.??
    I am believing your bp issues are well on their way to solutions. 🙂 Yes – and amen! 🙂
    I think the “Bachelor” guy is nice-looking; however, other than wanting national recognition, why would anyone choose a life-mate from a group of women wanting national recognition? Hmmm… guess they would have THAT in common. ??
    I like Thin Mints. <3

  3. says

    I sure hope that the Mirena is your answer! It’s not ideal, but certainly better than a lot of the other blood pressure possibilities. I have one as well and I never knew that could be a side effect.

    And if you want some thin mints let me know – we ordered a zillion boxes so Annie could get whatever patch, and I canNOT keep them all in this house or they WILL be eaten!

  4. says

    SEE!! Another reason to get McDaddy to bring you here! Ikea…and the Mall of America across the street from each other! It doesn’t get much better!

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