Updates! In EZ-To- Read Format

by Marinka on June 10, 2011

I have a lot to update on and rather than do a long, drawn out post filled with things like “truth” and “facts” I decided to do a faux Q & A to answer the burning questions (if they also starts to itch, see a doctor!)

Here we go!

How is your skin cancer? Are the stitches off? Did you have a full body skin check?

Yes! The stitches came off on Wednesday and I had a skin check this week too. The doctor biopsied something on my shoulder, but he is not worried about it.

Probably because it wasn’t on his shoulder.

By the way, did you know that you had skin on your back, where you can’t even see it?! What’s the point of that?

How is your Top Secret Writing Project With Your Daughter going?

Great! In the sense that she is still totally not doing anything because she’s busy with her own life. So it hasn’t been very demanding.

However, we recently got the Wacom Bamboo Tablet (affiliate link! click and order many expensive things!) to assist us with this Writing Project, so she’s been a little bit more motivated. Like now she can draw things and draw around photographs and it’s super cool.

I also decided to use a reader’s suggestion and Sophie’s Choiced the kids, by telling Young Ladrinka that he could work on the Writing Project with me instead and he said “ok, but it’ll have to have superheroes and violence.”

Which shorts did your daughter get?

We solved the problem of super-expensive Abercrombie & Fitch shorts vs. inexpensive but fashionally offensive Old Navy by getting some less expensive Abercrombie & Fitch shorts. This way everyone is the equal amount of happy and unhappy, so it’s a huge success.

I loved the suggestions of having her do chores in order to afford the shorts herself, but she is already doing chores to earn money for her big trip to California.

Also, if you’re not reading The Mouthy Housewives, you’re missing this out. This week alone, we told a woman how to deal with her boob-showing friend on Facebook, gave Congressman Anthony Weiner some much-needed guidance, told a preggo what to do about her touchy-feely husband, counseled a woman whose husband gets migraines and helped a mom whose kid loves to read on the toilet.

So go read and learn. You deserve our wisdom. And if you have a question that you’d like The Mouthy Housewives to tackle, drop us a line at ask@mouthyhousewives.com.

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June 10, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Your weekly wrap up is almost as much fun as We Weekly. HINT!


June 10, 2011 at 1:11 pm

re: your writing project w/Young Ladrinka. How about a story about a 9-year-old boy and his talking cat who fight crimes against pets and other friendly creatures (i.e. squirrels and birds, etc.) in Manhattan?


June 10, 2011 at 1:19 pm

I always read on the loo. I’m afraid to look in case someone says something untenable like, “stop that you horror, that’s totally unhygienic.” Then what would I do? I have enough life guilt as it is.


June 10, 2011 at 1:25 pm

A big cheers to you for all of your accomplishments this week. I’m so glad I don’t have your to-do list. I would of only gotten stitches out and then called it a week; but you are, how do they say it, a superstar. Enjoy your weekend, cancer survivor, working author, fashion advisor, modern-day Ann Landers… aka superstar.


June 10, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Oooo, it looks like that little Wacom is nifty for kids! I have the 12×12 Intuos 3 so I’m not hooking you up via affiliate or anything, but I can say that Wacoms rock and for a kid you don’t really need the Intuos tech.


Mwa (Lost in Translation) June 10, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Is it wrong that I read out the bit about the skin cancer to my husband for its comedic value? I am concerned about you as a person, but it’s hidden underneath the laughs.


Sophie @ Fabrications June 10, 2011 at 4:41 pm

The hell?!?? It’s not even made of bamboo! It’s all plastic and possibly a bit of metal! Now I’m confused.


Erin@MommyontheSpot June 10, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I love your q and a format. Right down to the point, which is good because my brain power on a Friday is low.


Alison@Mama Wants This
June 10, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Glad the stitches are out! Hope the shoulder skin is clear too.

I’m burning to know more about that top secret writing project!


A Mommy in the City
June 10, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Glad to hear that the stitches are out and your nose is healing. Keep us updated on the shoulder! Also glad to hear that you and your daughter compromised on the new shorts. I am so surprised at how expensive A&F is getting!


Becky Rice
June 11, 2011 at 7:49 am

Almost (note, almost) as good as the We Weekly Chat.


dusty earth mother June 11, 2011 at 9:31 am

Oh my gosh, I have skin on my back too. We’re so twins.


K A B L O O E Y June 11, 2011 at 12:44 pm

So glad to hear you’re cancer-free and still funny. And sorry to find out about it so far after the fact. Any later I’d had to have learned from the Lifetime movie.


June 11, 2011 at 1:55 pm

When I remember one time my little sister left the dinner table to go to the bathroom. 45 minutes later we go up there to find her still on the toilet. She’s got a bench pulled up to her with her entire my little pony collection arranged on top and she is fast asleep.

Just sharing.


Metropolitan Mum June 11, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Skin on my back? No!!!


June 11, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Since you got the less expensive shorts, we are just going to pass on the hand-me-downs.


Steph June 12, 2011 at 1:30 am

the equally amounts of happy and unhappy is hilarious as a line and also true here for our household. or maybe actually it works out that she is happier with the usual result of our negotiations. sad i know. so see i needed your comedy!


The Flying Chalupa
June 12, 2011 at 10:48 am

I love the Week In Review – ever so helpful in catching me up. Much relief about the skin cancer removal and very curious about the writing project w/ daughter.

PS – How did you survive the A&F cologne gas attack? Did you bring a mask?


June 13, 2011 at 10:26 am

Thanks for the weekly wrap-up. What I learned this week is that if you don’t want to do something, you should ask your boss for a more expensive piece of equipment. I’m off to ask for an iPad so I can work from home.


Erin I'm Gonna Kill Him
June 15, 2011 at 11:35 pm

I’ve been waylaid when it comes to my blog reading the past couple o’ weeks so I needed this EZ update.

Superheroes and violence. That kid is more quotable than Napolean Dynamite.


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