The good news – Rex is potty trained.

The bad news – “potty trained” is a relative term.

I am also pleased to report that after six days sequestered in my house, I finally made it outside today. I am not one of those people who can survive being confined in one small space without other people to laugh with. I was kind of going insane. It’s okay to laugh at yourself, but when you’re standing in the kitchen all alone cackling like a crazy woman, it’s just not the same. I’m also happy to report that today I used shampoo and toothpaste, such an improvement.

Now I’m off to the doctor with a sick baby (yes, I know it’s late). I think the flu shot is a hoax.


  1. Yay for Rex being potty trained! I think Ally is completely done. I’m happy. Only minor leaks from my girl.

    Hey, I have a couple of questions about your salami diet. Did you use deli salami or the tube salami?

    And do you have trouble with your gall bladder on this diet?

  2. I brushed my teeth today too!! Gosh we are on a roll together!

  3. Poor baby. Not your sick baby. You. Stuck in the house with toilet training and vomit? Sounds like you need a long visit to a restaurant (without buying anything) and some good book-talk. Hope everyone feels better!

  4. Um, and thanks for the ad right over there. That’s a lovely thing!


    (My 13-year-old showed me that – it’s a kiss. Scary? You betcha.)

  5. I didn’t brush my teeth today….I’ll turn my head as I post this comment.

  6. I got the shampoo thing done….toothpaste….nope. And flu shots are just syringes filled with spit, or water, or that one kind of koolaid that has no coloring in it. Basically, they’re useless.

  7. Three cheers to your getting outside. Three cheers on the potty training . and Three cheers on the shampoo and toothpaste —you have making great strides here Annie girl. Hope baby starts feeling well soon.

  8. I had one of the worst cases of the flu the year that I got a flu shot. So, yeah, I’m suspicious.

  9. Go REX!

    And go Annie! Toothpaste is a miracle.

    I hope Junie isn’t too sick. 🙁

  10. Flu shots seem to me about as effective as vitamins added to Cap’n’Crunch.

    Sorry about the sick little one!

    Woo Hoo! On potty training! Curse relativity!

  11. annie valentine says:

    Kari – Summer sausage from Costco or Walmart. It’s delish, and I have never had any health problems. I do eat lots of greens, broccoli, etc. Make sure you get the fiber and nutrients and you’ll be in great shape.

  12. Being completely homebound for a week is only one of the many reasons to hate potty training. It’s also the leading cause of women failing to use toothpaste and shampoo.

    Glad you pulled out of it okay.

  13. Please note that this grandmother learned years ago, when babies were just starting and especially boys, to go to the bathroom properly is to think out-side the wet pants. Flush-out the water in the toilet with a plunger and then take the rest out with a plastic cup. ha ha. Next step, is to dry a spot and paint a bulls-eye with red fingernail polish at the bottom. Actually, the big boys like it, too. Yes, you can count on me for weird and bizarre information.

  14. Wow, I want my 2 yr old to be potty trained, but she is just not ready. Little twerp.

  15. My secret to potty training is CHOCOLATE MILK.