Tuesday, January 31, 2012

highlights and lowlights and all manner of ights

january! a month of wonders and blunders! and gratuitous exclamation points!!!

i parked in front of this sign and then walked very slowly across the crosswalk at a diagonal, thus holding up traffic for at least an extra 45 seconds. just because i can. definite highlight.

we had a delightful pizza hut book it! lunch with these two monsters. i am old enough to have kids who can participate in the book it! program=lowlight. book it! reading program and free pizza=highlight!

this girl stopped sucking her thumb so she qualified for an all expenses paid trip to the children's museum, after a visit to our local voting precinct to vote in the south carolina primary. definite highlights. 

scarlett was especially pumped about going grocery shopping in the miniature grocery store. i was very tempted to try and make her lift me up and squeeze me into the too small baby seat; i wanted touch and  push back every can on the shelf, hang off the side of her miniature cart and put my feet down in front of the wheels at inopportune times and then act shocked when my toes get rolled over and then just for fun, run around like a crazy and then stand in front of other people's carts when they are trying to shop in peace, just to make it a more realistic grocery store experience.

children's museum=highlight
having to pay $20 for adult passes to the children's museum when we really just want to sit on benches and give the stink eye to mean kids=lowlight
 sitting on benches should be free!

making a homemade lemon curd cake with scarlett=highlight
(why yes! i do have a degree in home economics. it doesn't guarantee pretty cakes.)

having the poor cake turn out this ugly=lowlight
that lemon curd was supposed to stay on the middle layer of cake.

we've had my provolone layered lasange 3 times in the last week=highlight
baby X is a fan!

the end of an era. thomas sold his truck=lowlight
i thought we would both die in that truck when we were old and our hair matched the two tone paint job. i must admit i was sad to see it pull away. but it will live on with someone who was REALLY excited about getting it. oddly excited new owner=highlight

scarlett figuring out how to play wii tennis against herself after reagan quit mid-game=highlight

70 degree weather in january=highlight
having a landscaper come in a remove 2 gigantic flatbed loads of leaves=crazy awesome highlight

now we only have to worry about this:

Sunday, January 15, 2012

the week that just wouldn't quit

this was the week that just wouldn't quit. there were highs and there were lows and my poor pregnant brain had trouble processing all of them. today i actually wore my pants inside out for most of the afternoon until i realized my mistake. i like one exciting event per week with a whole lot of monotony and laundry folding filling the other days.

monday- the national championship. some said the game was boring. i think that's what losers say. 

tuesday- i started watching downton abbey season 1. throw a british accent in it and i'll watch it(with the exception of anything with russell brand in it). it is excellent. and the costumes are brills. ps- i took the quiz and i'm edith. which is wickedly awesome.

wednesday-  the bolt in the tire debacle. i drove over a tractor bolt on the way to pick reagan up from school and that set off a domino effect for terrible. after 4 fun-filled hours the debacle was resolved. word to the wise- if your hubcaps require a special unlocking tool besides a regular tire iron, make sure you actually own said unlocking tool. that will help things immensely. discovering you don't have it while you are on the side of the road definitely complicates the situation and forces you to say several bad words in your head. 

wednesday part b- i'm 24 weeks pregnant. my back pain is ridiculous and half the time i hobble like a 89 year old grandma. my doctor suggested that i carry about a doughnut pillow. awesome.

 friday- by friday i thought i had had enough excitement in my life. and then i got a message from scarlett's school asking if she was coming that day. for some reason i just completely forgot to take her so i had to scramble like loony to get her there only 1 hour late. and that was the nail on the stupid mistakes coffin. 

saturday- we took a road trip to ikea. scarlett got ice cream. reagan got pizza. baby X got a high chair. the playroom got a shelving unit. i got restless legs. thomas got the flu and then had to drive all of us around. bless his heart.