Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I still didn't ever get that nap... so how about some random photos?

Today I had about as much energy as a slug.  I can't believe how much yesterday's apt. wiped me out!  I did walk around with my camera for a few hours, snapping photos of anything that moved.  Or stood still.  Or looked pretty. Or had sparkly green eyes...
He is so handsome.... Also, I'm happy to report that the snake never found it's way inside my home.  At least I'm pretty sure it didn't... Hmmm.  There is however, a huge jar with a caterpillar named, "Sam" who has just woven his chrysallis.  And a hairy black dog who licks me whenever I lay on the couch.  It's incredibly gross.  I tried explaining this to her, and asked her how she would feel if people just went around, randomly licking her.  She just wagged her tail.  I'm beginning to think she doesn't speak English. 
 This little man spent the day shooting Nerf guns at all of my windows (and framed photographs- which earned him a sound scolding because seriously?  Those things were straight once, and now I'll be shifting them all night long to get them straight again.) after a neighbor kid talked him out of every dime of his allowance money for it...Here's to hoping this old, beat-up, used, overpriced, gun lasts more than one day.  But if it doesn't.... good life lesson right there! Ha!
 Anyway, my goal today was to accomplish something.  Really anything.  But I didn't try very hard to achieve that goal, so I got things photographed in semi-finished stages.  Except this crate, because it's finished, it's just that I plan to make a few more, and I only have one completed.  I will be selling these on Etsy because for Pete's sake, every time I want to find an old apple crate, I can't.  So I made one and then it turned out so cute, I thought other people might want one too.  (You'll have to bear with me on that though, because I have no idea when they'll be done and listed.  I've been contemplating taking August "off" so that I can deal with a man in Africa, school shopping, job changing, psychologist evaluating, budget crunching, and public school enrolling and then hit it really hard for Fall.) 
 I did also lay on the couch and watch Harry and the Henderson's with the hoodlums.  And now, they know at least two more cuss words that they didn't know before.  Has anyone else noticed that the old "classics" from the 80's are just chocked full of what I'll call mild profanity?  Seriously, I was so excited to see that movie because I clearly remember loving it as a kid, but I don't remember any of those words sprinkled throughout.   And now I'm terrified to rent "Honey I shrunk the kids" because what else didn't I remember??  I really loved that movie.  And Short Circuit.  And Baby Boom.  And The Boy Who Could Fly. 
 Wait for it.  Something good... I am giddy.  But not finished.

Same here... I'm just moving slowly.  I think I need to start drinking coffee.  Or energy drinks.  Or perhaps it's time to bring back the chocolate.  Either way, this Mama needs something, or it might be Fall before any of these projects are done! 

Also, have I mentioned yet, that one of my BFF's, Alli, is moving to Colorado next month?  I'm not sure what I'm going to do about that yet.  We sat and looked at each other for four hours the other day... just sipping iced tea, letting kids run around us, and to be honest, I kind of moped.  Isn't it funny how life moves?   I'll be getting some fun plans underway for a little going away party soon, but I can't post until after the party because she'll see it. 

Alright, it's time to make dinner y'all. 

Then I'm coming back to the couch.  What did you do all day?  


22 comments:

  1. I woke up tired today. Had a hard time holding my head up all day! I got a short nap, but kept waking myself up snoring and wondering what that sound was, so it wasn't a very good nap! ;) Glad you're day went well yesterday. Hoping for the best for you and yours.

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  2. Short circuit--- I had the same fond memories till I started watching it with the kids and STOPPED it after 10 min! So don't remember all the language!

    And some days a day is not complete without an apple crate and doing absolutely nothing! ;0)

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  3. I love your crates! Can't wait to see what else you're up to! Oh, and I've decided to start selling my boards on Etsy! A totally new phase for me but I'm excited and already ordered all my supplies! Any advice?

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  4. oh days without naps...my newborn doesn't sleep. rude. haha.

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  5. Yes, those 80's movies had some language, I do agree!
    Today we went to the pool. It was hot.

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  6. Your boy is so precious. Glad you ended up having a good day. All of your projects are quite intriguing!

    One of our favorite old movies is "The Absent-Minded Professor" with Fred McMurray. No language there!

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  7. We watched that same movie and shut it off shortly after....what is up with the 80's classics? Same question I asked myself! :) We went to the pool yesterday, the day before that, today and will be going again tomorrow. Thank goodness its my parents pool! :)

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  8. Wow, you made those apple crates. they are charming! I checked your etsy store and all the market bags were gone, they are super cute too.
    I envy your energy to create. It's just so hot here in Texas that tackling projects usually ends up in a nap snd an unfinished project. I would love it if my hubby was transferred to a cooler state. Praying that God works all the details out for your son's new school year. Blessings on your day.

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  9. OK, first of all, psychologist testings are extremely exhausting, so do not feel bad for one second taking some time for yourself over the last few days. I honestly don't know how families go through that without losing their minds...teachers just about loose theirs trying to tell the psychologist that their findings are nothing surprising and their accommodations are nothing new!

    Secondly, those apple crate are TO DIE FOR. I can't wait for you to list them. My Christmas list has a camera on it, so those camera straps also pull at my heartstrings. But, I feel the camera is needed first...maybe not.

    Finally, a snake in a cage in your backyard!! I almost cried for you. I have always told my husband that I will be brainwashing our future children from a very early age so that they learn to despise snakes as much as I do! You are very brave.

    Miss you LMM...thinking about you and all the exciting twists and turns the Lord has planned for you.

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  10. What a day! Yesterday I got my car service, drove my kids 1/2 way to Cleveland to spend time with grandparents and then finally worked on my blog design!!! Next up is to get my etsy shop together...I'm so scared. How did you get an image on top of your description? Ooh, I love Baby Boom and can watch it over and over. Makes me want to make applesauce. Love your crates too :)

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  11. After a strange night with the baby, the planets aligned because Grandpa showed up with donuts, an aunt picked up my daughter for some special time together, and a friend called and asked if my son could come over...all this while the baby napped. I organized a bit, read some, blogged some and thanked God for the little treat!!\

    P.S. I'll be checking back often for an apple crate!!

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  12. adorable crate!

    okay, ya, so i've been there. do NOT rent Goonies. holy cow was that worse than i recall. and we did harry and the hendersons too. oops. and short circuit? yep, naughty too. i don't think i know the others you mentioned though:)

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  13. Cleaned, store, car trouble..ugh!! I plan on sitting on the couch tonight and soaking up a good show. Love your new picture by the way..purdy!!

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  14. I am with Mandy. We rented Goonies and were shocked by the words. We will be pre-watching a lot of the old shows now BEFORE mentioning them to the kids. :)

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  15. BIG, the movie--$2 on Thursday morning and we had to leave after 7 minutes!! I was shocked! Anyway, we played and cleaned the school room and ran up to McD's for shakes and I got a frapp from Starbucks. It's hot in GA!

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  16. I hear ya! My honey is out of town all week, and I am flying solo with a 2 year old and 5 month old. I swear, they know he's gone and it's like they're on a mission to wake me up at night as many times as possible! We are making the most of it though, and honey will be home tomorrow! Then, i'm taking a nap...hopefully :) Love your etsy store and proud of you for taking a break. Free yourself!!!

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  17. UGH! I have SO missed your blog & updates! Just got home earlier today after a week away and am relaxing and catching up on my favorite blogs..your's included and feel as though I have missed out on so much!
    #1: Looove 80's movies. I will admit it here, and only on here, for the world to see that I have in recent weeks allowed my children (amidst begging & desperate pleas) to watch the original "Jaws". I realize I am beyond naughty...and it did not help matters or boost my moral as a mother when my ten-year-old son loudly proclaimed "THAT was the BEST movie EVER!" To my credit, and yes I realize I need some...cinematrography has come a looooong way in the past 30 years!!

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  18. #2: TONS of prayers your way as you weave your way through tests and questions. Having lived many years trying to find diagnosis out myself, it can be such a struggle...but sometimes, the not knowing is even worse. I remember loathing the answers I got, but being relieved all in the same breath just to HAVE an answer.
    #3: Summer makes slugs out of us all. I've taken up residence in my big arm chair since arriving home today and have zero plans of relocating. Enjoy ;)

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  19. Just found your blog....love it! Funny, husband and I were just talking about all of those subtle 80's TV/movie messages....and while I don't think I was traumatized by the Goonies, not sure that it's for my kids yet :) Happy Day to You!

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  20. Will you puh-leeeez come decorate my house? I'll make you brownies or something? :)

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  21. I love your apple crate, it's awesome. I would love one but I dread to think what it would cost to ship to the UK!! Oh, I love Baby Boom too, you know the scene where they give Elizabeth the linguine, I had one of those "wouldn't it be easier to just move" moments today when I made frosting and the icing sugar went everywhere.

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