Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday wanderings...

I have a little bit to say, none of it important, so feel free to skim to anything you might find interesting. (This is definitely the "random musings" part of the blog!)

How is it that our share of a filling for a 13-year old is going to end up being $135...that's our share?! With insurance?! What did they use to fill his tooth? Crazy.

I cried when I saw Whitney Houston sing on Oprah. (I NEVER watch the Oprah show these days--she's really annoying. Superman actually had to hook up the cable for me because I wanted to watch these episodes and Biggest Loser was starting up again.) Anyway, so many amazing talents fall to the wayside with drugs and alcohol, when I heard Whitney had left her husband and was cleaning up, I was really rooting for her. Whitney Houston had an amazing voice...truly amazing. Then her personal life careened out of control. I can't even imagine what life is like when your every mistake is splashed across the tabloids, can you? I don't know if she'll stay clean and sober (I'm not sure I even believed her when she said she wasn't using drugs), but I am rooting for her. What can I say? I'm a sap.

This song feels like her old stuff. I don't know if I like it, but it is upbeat and she sounds good. The kids said they liked the beat.

Look at what we got yesterday evening! How did I get lucky enough to have neighbors who share such bounty? Aren't those tiny yellow tomatoes so cool? I'm just so excited.

Finally, the Biggest Loser Season 8 started last night. One of the contestants was a woman who lost her entire family two and a half years ago: her husband, her 5 year old daughter and her 2 and 1/2 week old son were all killed in a car accident. How do you go on from that? As she put it, every role in her life disappeared that day. Humbling.

Best lines from the Biggest Loser last night? Jillian to a young man: "Let go of the treadmill! Haven't you ever watched the show?!" and, again, Jillian to a 40-year old man: "There is no crying in tractor tires!"

Random, I know...have a good evening.


Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Gorgeous veggies!!! I do pray Whitney cleans up it must be hard for her though!
Love Collette xxxx

loveaphid said...

I do not see what my Kitten has to do with any of this stuff.

Biggest Loser, I know I feel so sad for the woman who lost her family, yet I am inspired by her as well. Right now she is just moving forward as best she can. Perhaps losing weight and getting in shape will propel her to start living again. But I can not even imagine the strength it takes to do it. I have a hard enough time wading through my comparatively puny issues.

Tricia said...

Regarding the dentist bill - was your deductible met yet?

Beautiful veggies, great friends!

Regarding Whitney - is there a way to catch that Oprah episode after the fact? Would love to see that interview. I was a huge fan of hers. She was blessed with so much: Stunning beauty and an absolutely incredible voice. So sad when fame takes you down that ugly path.

Don't watch Biggest Loser so I have no comment on that :-)

Andrea said...

I have a feeling I'll be crying during every episode of Biggest Loser this season.