Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Love & Other Drugs

Hey there, how have you been? I've missed you... sorry I haven't been around much,
I just haven't had anything to say. 
Maybe I've been too busy trying to overhaul my personality, deep clean my house and morph into a sane productive SAHM? Nah, that should only have taken a day or two, right?
This must be a simple case of writer's block or inspiration deficiency.
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Makes me think of a movie we watched the other night where a desperate author with writer's block and a looming deadline took an interesting clear pill on a whim and immediately discovered that it enabled him to access all of his brain. His new mental clarity made him focused, brilliant and successful at absolutely everything- if only for 24hrs before the drug wore off and he felt compelled to take another... what a terrible addiction. And yet I caught myself thinking Heck yeah, I'll take it!
Anyway, Monday was pretty typical: all I did was laundry.
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Well, and there happen to be three awesome kids around here to hang out with.
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Oh, and I also picked up ice cream to share with my husband.
Which may have been a stroke of genius.
 But no one offered me an interesting clear pill (or any pill for that matter) so Tuesday was pretty much the same: teaching, parenting, loving, playing and cleaning. Nothing special.
"May I join you?"

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(my idea of a good pose)
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(her idea of a good pose)
Now, it's getting late and still no friends or dealers have offered me anything to make me brilliant or focused so I guess I'll have to fall back on the old stand by...

...caffeine ;)

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Shenanigans Continue

and the disguises continue! We don't know who's who around here anymore!
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Awesome 'Stache!

Wordless Wednesday
'nough said?

Also linking up here, here, here & here

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

7:30 AM

Hey there, sleepy heads!
Sleepy Head #1
Sleepy Head #2
Sleepy Head #3

Good morning!

Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Little(ish) Visitor

Sometimes photo ops happen so unexpectedly!
This afternoon, just as I ran out to the back deck to bring in the beach towels before another storm blew in, I found this huge grasshopper right there on the deck so I put him in a big jar (he actually got loose in the house so I had to catch him twice!) and the kids offered our captive special guest some grass, lettuce, tomato and bread crumbs to see if we could make him happy. Once he was settled in, my little scientists started making observations: my 4 yo girl counted his legs to see if he could be classified as an insect- she counted seven legs so she decided that he wasn't an insect after all. My 6 yo boy decided that the bug was too big to be a real grasshopper so he asked me to google "mystery bug" so just when our guest was about to be stripped of all dignity my littlest boy started singing the song that his grandma taught him "head, thorax, abdomen!" (to the tune of "head, shoulders, knees and toes")! After the song was finished they all decided that he was indeed an insect, even if he wasn't a real grasshopper. After supper, the storm had passed and we decided to give "Mystery bug" his freedom. My kids set the jar on the deck and let him climb out by himself and surprisingly, he stayed on the rim of the jar long enough for me to run grab my camera and snap a few pics...

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...and then to everyone's astonishment, he flew away! 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Let it Rain

For me, creativity is like the pop up summer storms:
It blows in without warning, it often makes a mess, 
and when you have other things to accomplish, it's darned inconvenient...
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...but it's still lots of fun!
Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley

P.S. Now you don't have to look at that hot chick every time you come visit ;)