Friday, January 6, 2012

I Meant to Set a Few More Goals

. . . but instead I spent the day running interference for a son passing a kidney stone. He's doing fine tonight, although I have doubts about myself. I knew I was losing it when I wondered aloud where kidney stones originate. (HINT: not the lungs.)

I am looking forward to sitting on my bed in old lady stretchy pants where I can knit and watch TV in comfort. Yay, comfort!


Michemily said...

What a good mother.

So I have a favor to ask, Ann. (I would have just emailed you, but we all know that comments on a blog are more satisfying, ha.)

My friend and I started a new blog called "Blabbergasted" (at It's a collection of funny mistakes people have made in another language. And since you're funny and smart and you know a lot of people, I was wondering if you had any good stories or could refer us to anyone who would? Our email is blabbergastedblog at, or you can contact us through the blog. Please? Pretty please?

Louise Plummer said...

One thing having a kidney stone teaches you is to drink more water. No one wants to repeat that experience.

CSIowa said...

Amen, Louise. My Camelbak is my best friend. I was never sure what to make of that whole thing where people said a kidney stone is more painful than childbirth. I think it's about the same, only with the kidney stone there is no such thing as in between a contraction. My twin stones were 9 mm each. A friend suggested I have earrings made.

Joseph Ramirez said...

My heart goes out to your son... augh. And to you. A dear and well-beloved relation of mine just went through that exact same thing, and it was tough to not be able to do anything for her but wait.

LucindaF said...

I love you in your old lady stretchy pants. They can also be described as, yoga pants, running pants, exercise pants, hot sexy form fitting pants, and, I'm a woman on the go pants.

Boo on kidney stones. You're such a good momma, and grandmama.

Bob the Woodworker said...

Those Cannon boys are pretty lucky to have such a wonderful mom! Ann just got up and drove to Provo to help take care of Geoff upon learning he was suffering intense abdominal pain. She learned along the way that it was a kidney stone.