Archive for April, 2012
And later has become now because P for Procrastinate was supposed to be yesterday and now it’s today and I am just getting around to writing about it. I can’t even blame it on being busy because I’ve been mildly under the weather and have been allowing myself a little more couch time the last few days.
This one kind of goes with L is for Lazy from a few days ago so I guess you could say that P is for Pattern too.
And you’re it.
So easily we forgot to remember to not forget to remember to be a little more childlike more of the time.
This is why I try to do something childlike at least once a day. Sometimes throwing myself on the floor in a fit backfires though and I end up with a little dirtiness on my clothes.
I made a button for this post to replace that which was unsuccessful a few days ago. $1.99-$2.99 each. And all proceeds from the sale of this button will go towards me doing more stuff that is childlike. Like paying for frivolous things I want with a Ziplock bag full of pennies.
I don’t think creating this button was a criminal act because I asked Google first and she said it was okay.
I don’t know why N is for this but it just came to me when I typed N is for… so I decided to run with it like a stolen roll of Mentos because I’m a criminal now. Apparently.
I’ll award 23 olive-green stars to the person who guesses where the quote is from. The below photo is not a clue.
…Or is it?
The battle of wits has begun.
Lego version of the story found here (I did not make this, duh, but it’s freaking brilliant!)
M is for Moriarty because I’ve been watching too much BBC Sherlock. And for Mug. UPDATE: M is also for Murder because I almost killed somebody’s intellectual property allegedly.
Rabbit, Kait, and I, along with the older 4 boys, have become quite the fans of BBC’s Sherlock series. There are 6 of the TV shows out so far and they’re all the length of a movie and I so like them very much.
In fact, Sherlock is rivaling Psych as my very favorite show ever and that is saying a lot, people, because I am a serious psych-o-holic.
In case you don’t anything about Sherlock Holmes, Moriarty is his arch enemy and is making himself into a big problem. I won’t give anything away though because if you haven’t watched it, you should, and when you DO watch it you’ll definitely want to NOT buy one of my very nice Moriarty Is Real t-shirts because apparently somebody owns the phrase, Moriarty Is Real. Can I even write that?
The same thing goes for the next line I wrote:
Unless you don’t wear t-shirts. In that case, buy a mug because everybody could use a few more mugs. What if you have people over? Or just buy a pin . (you can’t do that either.)
I’m not a very good
L is for Lazy because I procrastinated and didn’t do my L post yesterday. Or the dishes. Also, L is for Loathe and Loath because I just learned there is a difference between the two.
So I ended up with a sink full of dishes this morning and an L post that needed to be written. Also, there was a fly in my favorite coffee mug because of my dish fail and so I had to use a different mug, but promptly forgot I had a cup of coffee to drink and it got cold so the whole thing was pointless.
I loathe flies.
Not loath flies. Because that just doesn’t make any sense.
I found these giant fly swatters at The Dollar Tree a couple months ago and I got 5 of them because, HELLO! It’s a GIANT FLY SWATTER, PEOPLE!
I wonder what M is going to be for. Maybe Mulch because some ladies were just walking down the street and told me I should really put some mulch in my garden and I KNOW THAT but we’re in the middle of re-doing it and I’m certainly not going to add a bunch of mulch before we have everything planted.
Maybe M will be for Mind your own business. Except they weren’t meaning to be rude, I don’t think, and I’m not feeling bugged about the whole thing anyway.
I’ll have to think on M I guess but not for too long because I have to have it up today.
This is what we did on Saturday.
Through my friend, Marty on Pinterest I found this gals website and she made this water bed thing for her son out of plastic sheeting and duct tape and I thought that I would try it too. We did that yesterday and it was almost totally awesome except the plastic sheeting I got was too thin apparently and ended up ripping but not until my kids had plenty of fun.
I started patching leaks here and there using duct tape and that was working well but then Matthew jumped on it and the thing popped and all the kids thought it was hilarious.
When I asked Sam what his favorite part of the day was he said, I so very much loved the water ball.
Tips if you use her idea:
- Go to Home Depot and get the same heavy duty Husky 3.5 mil plastic sheeting she did (about $10). The best stuff at Lowe’s just didn’t cut it.
- Food coloring didn’t work. We just couldn’t put enough of it in the bag to make the color stay.
- Putting foam shapes and other soft objects in the bag could make this cool idea even more cool.
- Try to keep the kids off of it until it is filled.
- Remember, it’s going to take a long time to fill up. Be prepared for this.
- Don’t put it on a hill. Or a slope. Or a slight incline.
After the bag popped Jesse spent some time helping Dad transplant some bushes. He worked very hard and was quite happy about the whole thing.
We got a bunch of gardening done and everything is starting to look nice. I’ll take pictures tomorrow.
And because I’m a good wife, here is a picture of Kryptonite for my husband because it’s what he said my K should be about.
I don’t like to disappoint.
But I’ve found nothing that explains it to me in a way that makes me understand it.
It’s like the most abstract word ever.
So I went to Google Images and finally I think maybe I get it…
Except is it similar to irony?
Maybe I don’t get it.
Is it artsy irony?
I don’t know.
i is for Iguana. As in, “Actually, that’s not an Iguana.” Also, it’s for Inclement weather because it’s only 69 degrees outside and it’s April and that makes me sad.
There is this little board book that we’ve had for a while.
A photographic learning book.
It has this picture of a green lizard in it with the word iguana under it, implying that the image is a picture of an iguana because apparently somebody either, A: didn’t do their research or, B: figured that little kids are stupid.
I believe this picture to not be of an iguana at all. I’m almost definitely sure it’s a Chinese water dragon. There’s a difference between the two and anybody who does a quick Google search can easily see that this definitely looks like a dragon.
It’s okay though because whenever I’ve given any of my babies a board book all they’ve ever done is eat them anyway.
Seriously though. It takes, like, 3 minutes to write one of these things so why not take the extra minute and a half to make sure that the pictures and the words actually match?
Total photographic learning book fail.
Unless I’m wrong. Then disregard everything I just said. But I really don’t think I’m wrong so just go with it.
Also, I mentioned that we had inclement weather.
Don’t be fooled by the warm looking sun and the breezy palm tree. It’s 69 degrees and the wind isn’t helping.
It’s freaking April, people. Where is my 82 degree heaven? Florida is really ticking me off.
I’ve written about dragons three times in the last week. What is happening to me?
Anyway, we were talking about this at the dinner table the other night and after a bit the conversation turned towards our own personal hoarding habits (I am not a hoarder). Here is a very small bit of that conversation.
One of my boys: Kait hoards books.
Kait: I DO NOT HOARD BOOKS!
Me: Oh my goodness YOU ARE A BOOK HOARDER.
You hoard children.
Me: No I…
Yes. You’re totally right. I’m a child hoarder.
On a more real note, they say that everybody hoards something and I have thought really hard about what my particular hoarding habit is and I can’t even come up with one thing.