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fifteen for friday 3/16/12 spring break edition

Friday, March 16th, 2012

1. The theme for spring break:

 

 

 

 

 

The kids were not thrilled. The house is NOT ship-shape.

2.  Sold even more cookies. My favorite part was eating barbecue. It was windy and cooooolllllddd.

Cousin’s Pit Barbecue aka heaven on a plate (or take-out box)

 

 

 

3. So the next day I had a fever and had to miss a fabulous GNO which involved EATING and bowling. One of which I am much better at than the other. Bet you can’t tell which.

Yes, it is a fancy thermometor, isn’t it?

 

 

 

4. Tuesday Bird was home chillin’ cause he’d been up all night at a friends house.

Textual proof:

Me- Are u spinning the night at GPS?

Bird-Yes. The whole night. Spinning in large tea cups.

Don’t you just love how prim he is in his texts?

5. That very same day I took the kids to the park. Well, two of them anyway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. I wanted to make Bird jealous of the fun we were having, so smarty that I am I didn’t send the pics I took with my phone but texted him instead.

Me-There are kids your age here

Bird-Ok.

Me-They’re having lots of fun

Bird-Ok.

Me-One of them has blue skin and green teeth

Bird-You should take a picture!

Me-I tried. No image. Eerie.

Bird-Weird looking vampire thats immune to sunlight?

Me-I think the blue skin protects him.

Bird-Oh ok.

7. The girl and I went to Girl Scouts and I snapped this flattering pic. That’s pollen on my nose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Wednesday we went to pick up boxes from a food bank when the TRE went screeching by. I wondered later if using my flash was disruptive to the driver. Then I remembered that it’s a train. On rails.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Thursday we went back to the park and had a picnic. It was windy. And expensive. This week we all promised not to eat out and then we’d go to Kincaid’s on Friday. So instead of spending $20-$25 at Subway, we went to Albertson’s and spent $33. But we didn’t eat out!

10. That night we decided to go to Kincaid’s. :)

11. I found this great recipe for Seasoned Chicken Strips. It was sooooo good and healthy. What a combo. You’ll have to click the link to see the final product. I was so good about my before shots, and completely neglected the after (maybe because the food was ready?) But that’s okay since mine looked just like the pic on the site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. The girl and Max decidedly not enjoying Ship Shape Spring Break:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. My cat:

 

No photos!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. My other cat:

 

Sup?

 

 

 

15. Both cats!

This is the closest they've ever been without fighting.

 

 

spring in full swing…and other things

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

So it’s been a little over three months since I’ve posted, but that’s okay since no one is following my blog…yet. Truth is, it’s been a little crazy around here. I started working on a novel in January and that’s what I’ve been spending every spare second on. My poor family is living in squalor because of my preoccupation, but there’s hope! Now that I’m shopping it around there may be a little extra time for chit-chat and I guess a little housework too.

Have you looked out the window lately? It’s full spring! If it weren’t for endless allergies this would be my favorite time of year.

There’s a drainage ditch that runs behind my house that we (my family and I) lovingly refer to as “the creek”. This is the only time of year you can find something other than discarded bikes and trash floating at the bottom. Right now it’s filled with tall leafy grasses (okay–they’re probably weeds, but this is an uplifting post) and those little pink buttercup looking flowers. At the bottom, once you look past the rusting bike wheel, you see schools of tadpoles darting. My favorite are the turtles that love to bask in the warm morning sun. They climb up onto large limestone rocks that poke out of the water or a long discarded wooden beam and stretch their necks and limbs as far as they can to soak up the best light of the day.

I’m thinking about taking a hint from the turtles…basking sounds nice, with sunscreen of course. Who needs clean dishes anyway?