Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 at 2:51 pm
Spider. And not the kind you attempt to squish with your shoe either.
It was seriously large. Big enough to eat a small child. Or me.
And it was hanging out on the screen on our back porch.
Seriously people, this hairy monster thing was as big as my hand. And it moved fast but not fast enough, I guess, because the Rabbit took one of those ginormous pickle jars and trapped it and then I banished the still jarred creature to the out of doors and it ended up getting fried in the 110 degree heat and I don’t even feel bad about it at all. Should’ve stayed away from my house is all I have to say and let that serve as a warning to all giant hairy beastly spidery creatures.
It was so big.
Monday, August 8th, 2011 at 11:47 am
I’m still in awe. Shock. Disbelief. And I know that sounds silly because it’s just a house and it’s just the beach but to me, for some reason, this is a huge deal and that’s weird because I’ve not been this big fan of the beach for a long time now and for some reason this is different. It could be because it’s private and usually we have the place pretty much to ourselves and that means no bikinis and constantly having to divert my boys’ attention and such. Or, the sandy ride home from the beach with everybody whiny and tired is non-existent when the beach is in your front yard (almost).
But I think the getting to walk on the beach with just the Rabbit every night is what makes it way awesome.
This is where I’ll be living for the next 3 years, people. I’m sad that the Rabbit will be gone for 10 months of it but we’ll have plenty of time while he’s here to enjoy it together.
So, basically, this is my front yard, y’all (almost).
And, yes, I’m going to take some pictures of IN my house soon. Just be patient with me.
Thursday, August 4th, 2011 at 12:44 pm
We’re in our new house and the house we just moved out of is just about ready for our move out inspection. We saw a lawyer and everything appears as though it’s going to work out just fine regarding our lease termination.
And I am happy to trade the dirt at the old house for the sand in this new one. My 3 older kids walk on the beach twice a day and bring some of it home with them each time but it’s so easy to sweep up and it doesn’t stick to walls and I’m finding that pretty much awesome because I just cleaned a bunch of walls covered in dirt at our old house and I never want to do that again ever.
And we decided to get some pictures of Lucy at the beach so we got her dressed all cute and everything but she loved the sand way too much so this is the best we got because she simply would not remove her attention from the sand to look at the camera for even a second.
But Kait got pictures of her without the distraction of sand before we left. Lucy was sitting on the steps in our house and was very happy about everything.
She’s 5 months old and tootles around in her walker and sits up pretty good and bounces in her bouncer and even though you can’t see it in the beach picture she has red hair and all this growing up is adorable and sad and happy and I love it.
And Matthew’s mohawk has taken on a whole new meaning.
Oh, and my life right now feels like a vacation, people. You simply HAVE to come for a visit.
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 at 3:38 pm
I’ve been pretty much unplugged for the last week. It’s been nice but weird at the same time because I’m so used to always having my phone right with me and my computer ready for my next blog post and everything but I really needed to just put everything away for a while and concentrate on not concentrating.
We had our new way awesome house just about fully put together by Wednesday evening which was nice because that was only two days after our disasterous unpack. We have an appointment with a lawyer about our lease issues with the other house but apparently they deal with this all the time and it shouldn’t be nothing but a thing and I really, really just want that saga to be over with because my brain just can’t do it.
And I’m really just ready to find my humor box again and get back to blogging and at least try to feel like something is normal for a minute.
Plus, the Rabbit is home and that always makes things feel just a little less undone.
So, what I’m saying is I’m going to blog again. And soon. And I have pictures of Lu on the beach and she LOVES the sand.