You are looking at the house directly across the street from Bossy’s mom’s house. Bossy has been staring at this house a lot this week, because Bossy and her mom have been sunning themselves on her porch steps like lizards in the unseasonably warm East Coast weather.
One of the reasons Bossy was sunning herself instead of, say, securing sponsorships for her upcoming (No) Book Tour, or raking her garden beds, or vacuuming dog hair, or collecting material for more interesting blog posts is because Bossy is still recovering from her recent leg surgery.
The above is the first page of images that appear when Bossy googles blood clot — which just happens to be the reason Bossy is having difficulty recovering from her surgery. In fact Bossy is currently sporting four blood clots!
You are looking at a blood clot. Or maybe you’re looking at a bunch of cherry lozenges railing toward the back of Bossy’s throat. Perhaps Bossy should use a different picture to explain:
Most blood clots are fairly gelatinous and are reabsorbed by the body very quickly, but Bossy’s clots are special because her clots are organized, which means they form into rock-hard masses that live directly under the skin and are extremely sensitive. But only when Bossy is walking. Or standing. Or moving or sitting or working or sleeping.
Anyway. Back to Bossy’s mom’s house and her front porch steps and Bossy sunning herself like a lizard in the temperate conditions:
Living in the house across the street is a family with three toddler boys. Let’s get a closer look:
And it just so happens that these three toddlers are triplets. Except Bossy’s mom can never think of that term, so she calls them The Three Twins.
corrie saysMarch 12, 2010 at 8:40 am
Sorry about your painful tires mixed with road trash and chicken wire… I hope your lizard self will be safe!
What do you mean, ‘Have a nice weekend’ ??? You’re not resting all the time! Post baby!
P.S. loved the three musketeers, I mean, twins
Momo Fali saysMarch 12, 2010 at 9:44 am
I think that when Bossy’s clots go away she should take her painting skills over to the three twins’ house.
bobbie saysMarch 12, 2010 at 9:55 am
So there I was innocently eating my breakfast while reading a couple of blogs. I went from, “oh, I wonder if Bossy is going to talk about that haystack in front of her mother’s house,” to “ewwww, gelatinous blood clots”.
Hope you’re feeling better soon.
Beff saysMarch 12, 2010 at 9:56 am
I once knew someone who named their triplets Ron, Paul, and Paul
WebSavvyMom saysMarch 12, 2010 at 9:58 am
–>I couldn’t help but notice that you didn’t mention your blood clots hurting while *Drinking*. Since I’m a glass half full kind of a person, I hope you are too–>With Wine.
the 7msn ranch saysMarch 12, 2010 at 10:19 am
Bossy’s council is very pleased to see that the aforementioned blood clots have not affected Bossy’s sense of humor, yet we’re most concerned. Feel better now, we command. And for Bossy’s mom’s sake, we’re also commanding leaves to appear on that big tree.
hollygee saysMarch 12, 2010 at 10:26 am
Here in Marin County California, we have Three Twins Ice Cream (brothers and one wife). They make a bittersweet chocolate that is divine.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysMarch 12, 2010 at 10:35 am
Platelets and Twinlets.
It almost sounds like the makings of a country song:
Can’t believe my bad luck,
I’m driving in my truck,
Have to go sell some platelets
To pay for my twinlets.
(Here’s to a speedy recovery.)
p.j. saysMarch 12, 2010 at 11:40 am
My best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery from the tires/platelets/chicken wire/fibrin/trash problems.
Glad you have a warm and sunny spot to recuperate – – with your Mom!
Take care, p.j.
leslie saysMarch 12, 2010 at 11:44 am
Ask the book tour queen to sponsor you in your no book tour–then do a post regarding your no luxury hotel room nights along with your fancing dining experiences and be sure to tweet every time you take a breath. Your adoring fans really DO want to know!
Grandma J saysMarch 12, 2010 at 12:07 pm
Maybe you can apply for some stimulus money for your no book tour.
Jennatjugglinglife saysMarch 12, 2010 at 12:29 pm
Ouch, Leslie. Though if it gets BOSSY to San Diego where she can get some serious lizard time in, I’m cool with it.
Maria saysMarch 12, 2010 at 12:41 pm
I’m so sorry about your organized clots. I would be happy if at least one thing in MY life were organized.
Here is something I found today that I hope I’m not the last person on the earth to find, but I hope it cheers you as it did me:
Lisa saysMarch 12, 2010 at 12:42 pm
Oh Bossy! I hope you feel better soon! The sound of clots just scares me!!!
Meg at the Members Lounge saysMarch 12, 2010 at 12:46 pm
OK, you had me at the chicken wire! Your council applauds you heartily for posting throughout all that surgery and compression stocking pain! Bossy’s mother’s sunny steps are good medicine.
foolery saysMarch 12, 2010 at 1:17 pm
The only thing I know about blood clots is that you must sit with your leg(s) elevated most of the time. A recliner is best. And with all of that sitting you’ll need extra red wine and chocolate and strawberries and blueberries and walnuts to keep that heart healthy. Feel free to call me for more helpful advice. You’re welcome. RECOVER.
Stacey Ball saysMarch 12, 2010 at 1:43 pm
I’m so sorry to hear about your blood clots! I had one of those in my calf after my knee injury and it was SOOO painful. Left me with months of shots, blood thinners and daily blood draws. Ick. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone!
Reeb saysMarch 12, 2010 at 1:51 pm
Better fortify yourself with still more wine. Maybe it’ll confuse those organized wads of chicken wire, et al. You should be a med school teacher: I’m sure that would help the students grasp clots better than technical jargon. I know I loved it.
“Three Twins”. *snort* I love BossysMom too.
The Cheap Chick saysMarch 12, 2010 at 2:39 pm
It’s official – I’m never going to have varicose vein surgery. I’ll just muddle through with the blue snakes that inhabit my legs and call it good enough. Clots scare the beejeez out of me.
Please, Please, PLEASE take care of yourself and let your mom pamper you and stuff. Here’s to a speedy and complete recovery.
kathleen saysMarch 12, 2010 at 3:24 pm
Scary that’s all. SCARY!!
kathleen saysMarch 12, 2010 at 3:29 pm
Keep your chin up, your legs up and your glass filled up. I’m drinking wine, just to keep you company.
goblinbox saysMarch 12, 2010 at 4:07 pm
If it Bossy you feel any better, the woman I live with – aka G’ma – also has bitchy, mean, ORGANIZED blood clots sometimes and she says they hurt like deep, mean bruises.
meleah rebeccah saysMarch 12, 2010 at 5:13 pm
“The Three Twins” Ahahahhahahahahahha! Thats too funny.
Sorry to hear about your organized yet painful blood clots. Hope you recover SOON.
The Domestic Goddess saysMarch 12, 2010 at 5:24 pm
Blood clots stink! BOO!
Caroline saysMarch 12, 2010 at 6:33 pm
I worked with a Chinese-American guy in Honolulu whose mother, completely unaided by fertility drugs, delivered TWO sets of twins and ONE set of triplets… ALL BOYS. And then her last kid was a single, a girl. Can you imagine? Me neither. Bossy, please get well soon! I am so sad for your poor gams. Can’t you lure those clots into disorganization with a cocktail or two?
Heidi saysMarch 12, 2010 at 7:16 pm
Totally off subject, but I believe Bossy needs these http://tomandlorenzo2.blogspot.com/2010/03/just-so-you-know-t-and-lo-both-have.html for the next Barbie Theater. Only I’m afraid the Bossy Barbie will be locked behind closed doors with the Slattery Ken and very little theater would be had.
helenel saysMarch 12, 2010 at 7:37 pm
Not to be a total downer, but if I found out some random lady across the street was taking pictures of my kids and posting them on the internet, I’d be a little upset.
They’re blurry, yes, but still.
(I’m a bit of a spaz about things like that.)
Amber Star saysMarch 12, 2010 at 7:51 pm
Oh rats….I’ve had to be away from the internet for a few days and I come back and you are at your Mom’s and laying around on the front porch thinking it is warm while clearly there is snow by that sign! I was all ready to kid you about your mummy wrapped legs, but now I can’t because that would just be mean.
Hope you are much better soon. I tried to look at the picture of the three twins, but would have had to find my info from Flickr and who knows where that is, but one of those kids looks smaller and darker than the other two. You may be right about the twin thing. If I find my Flikr info I’ll look closer. There is nothing worse than an old lady with nothing to do but try to figure out the children in internet pictures. I’m thinking helenel doesn’t have to worry much about your picture and porn people getting the kid’s image and tracking them down to your mom’s house and kidnapping them. I don’t think so..would they? I don’t post pictures of my kids or my grandson on my blog. Someone might recognize the kids and find out more than I’m willing for them to know. The grandson..well, it just ain’t gunna happen that his image goes into cyberspace from my computer.
Hope you feel better soon…maybe some lemonade would be good. Better is Wal-mart’s no sugar cherry drink mix. Oh, I do love it. What does your dad say about the wine and the clots and the whole shebang?
helenel saysMarch 12, 2010 at 8:16 pm
Guilty of spazziness. Just felt I had to mention it.
Jim saysMarch 12, 2010 at 8:24 pm
Ok Bossy,now go get Kenny Chesney’s “I’m Alive” and thats all that matters!! Glad they found those clots b4 they moved.
kay saysMarch 12, 2010 at 9:06 pm
Do take care of yourself, we peeps are worried about you! Take it easy and get better soon.
jeri saysMarch 12, 2010 at 9:40 pm
Oh my! I know those clots can be very painful. Mom had them alot, and Dad had to give her the injections in her belly. Also had the coumadin pills, and the blood draws to see if the blood was too thick or too thin and the phone calls from the clinic telling her to take 1/2 pill tonite, and two pills tomorrow, or take a pill tonite and 1/2 the rest of the week, or…..it changed constantly and I thought that was too much for 80 year olds to manage.
Anyhoo….be well, Bossy. Keep that foot elevated. Did they tell you to use warm compresses? Blood clots are nothing to mess around with. Do whatever the doctor tells you to do!
Stephanie saysMarch 12, 2010 at 10:10 pm
I recently had knee surgery and subsequently developed blood clots not unlike yours.
It’s nothing but painful and annoying.
I’m sorry you have them too.
Little Miss Sunshine State saysMarch 12, 2010 at 11:55 pm
Oh Bossy. I’m worried.
Those 3 brothers made me think of the Bob Newhart Show.
I’m Daryl. This is my brother Daryl. This is my other brother Daryl.
The Know it All saysMarch 13, 2010 at 10:46 am
Wow…wish I could get my life as organized as your clots…
Baby Favorite saysMarch 13, 2010 at 11:34 pm
I’m fairly certain those boys’ names are Larry, Daryl and Daryl.
I’m sorry about your legs! I hope you’re feeling much better SOON.
kathleen saysMarch 14, 2010 at 11:46 am
Bossy, I feel bad that I was being glib. I know you have a serious and painful medical problem. I’m worried about you and I guess I was trying not to show it. Anyway, you mean so much to me and so many other people. Take good care of yourself. xx
Bush Babe (of Granite Glen) saysMarch 14, 2010 at 6:51 pm
Oh dear Bossy of the chicken mesh legs… do hope you are not taking on too much with mountains of driving ahead of your tortured pegs?
Jason saysMarch 14, 2010 at 11:48 pm
Bossy is way too young for blood clots!
Brandice saysMay 5, 2011 at 12:09 pm
Posts like this brighten up my day. Thanks for tiknag the time.