I refuse to post a picture of our playground. It’s horrible. For years, I painted it faithfully, tightened all the bolts… now… two swings are about off, the canvas top is ripped to shreds and the slide is missing a bolt. I am wondering if this summer I should have the boys fix it up. They could even improve it. There are some great photos of playgrounds at playsets norfolk va they could look at and see what they liked. Not that we could build them like that, but maybe they could try to add one item… of fix something up differently. Particularly since boards are going to need to be replaced. We have a week off in July… hmmmmmm…. Just wish we lived near to my brother-in-law and sister that have a 400 sq ft workshop in their yard. Sigh…
June 18, 2013
The boys had drama camp yesterday. On the way home they were excited and talked about how much they enjoyed it. They love all the activities and how much they can do and how it changes constantly. But last night they were exhausted. I fixed them dinner and took off for a scout meeting. By the time I got home… the day was horrible, nothing was good with the world. Talk about tired boys. Got them settled with kisses and prayers and they zonked out. In fact at 7am, they were still asleep… which is a FIRST! I think in 10 years my boys have never slept past 6:30am. I can’t wait to hear at pickup how today progressed.
June 18, 2013
I saw an ad for st petersburg fl limo service and thought… I could use limo services… The kids going to camp, then drum lessons, karate, trumpet lessons, piano lessons… yaa… work, grocery store, and more. AND the BIG One… I could sleep during this time. Yep. Someone else taking my boys from spot to spot and having to wait for them. I could zonk out and catch up on my sleep. Ok, a mom can dream. Then again, I would only want it for a week. I love hearing my boys play their instruments and watching them do their martial arts. Still, a week of rest would be awesome.
June 18, 2013
There were two of these placed in my neighborhood:
I believe they are cameras. We had multiple breakins as well as many mailboxes smashed after the last week of school for the high schoolers. Even I can put two and two together and get four on this one. Or it might have been all the cars that suddenly started passing the stopped buses the last week of school.
I have not read anything in the paper about it but I did notice over the weekend that they were gone. I’ll be interested to see if anything changes or some article appears…
June 17, 2013
My youngest is collecting bottle tops. And rocks. And pins. And recently coins. He found a really old nickle… it was 2006. D’oh. I would love to see him get interested in coins. I have some truly old coins. Though none of them are silver eagles. I wish they were. Nothing I have is worth more than $25. Still… it would be nice if either of them showed an interest. We’ll see. I have some coin books and coins. My dad gave each boys a bunch of uncirculated quarters. I can’t wait… one day we will be passing them on and I hope they really enjoy them as much as I have over the years.
June 14, 2013
My boys are in Triathlon camp this week. Today there is the ‘mini-tri’. I will be helping. Ok, melting in the heat. At least they get to go into the pool first. Ugh. It doesn’t start until noonish. I’m going to melt. Just hope that the smart water makes me smarter in the future…
June 12, 2013
One day, during lessons on proper grammar, the teacher asked for a show of hands from those who could use the word ‘beautiful’ in the same sentence twice.
First, she called on little Suzie, who responded with, ‘My father bought my mother a beautiful dress and she looked beautiful in it.’
‘Very good, Suzie,’ replied the teacher. She then called on little Michael.
‘My mummy planned a beautiful banquet and it turned out beautifully.’
She said, ‘Excellent, Michael!’ Then the teacher reluctantly called on little RALPHY.
‘Last night at the dinner table, my sister told my father that she was pregnant, and he said ‘Beautiful, just f*cking beautiful!”
June 11, 2013
I saw the newspaper headlines… the average rainfall in our area was… 6 1/2 inches just days ago!!! Now it is… Mosquito time! They are horrible. Then my mom called to warn me about the ‘giant’ mosquito swarm in Seminole County. D’oh. That is just west of us. Great. And yes, if you search on Seminole County and Mosquitoes – you will find the story. Fox News has it even! Check it out while the link is still good!
Yes, you will want to read it because I love whoever wrote it… love the words… here is a piece of it:
So-called gallinippers – the notoriously rapacious quarter-sized iteration of mosquito typically measuring 20-times the girth of its more petite, yet still-pesky, cousin – have swarmed Seminole County
Yep… Made me smile and had to read the rest and share it. Enjoy! Enjoy the read, not the fact that we now have HUGE mosquitoes.
June 11, 2013
Remember yesterday’s post about the nasty shoes because of the puddles? Yep. I have pictures of that adventure last week. The boys and I were taking Champ out for a walk. It had rained and rained and rained. The house being build at the end of the road did NOT put in the pipes for the swells to get to the property… hence it made the road and swells flood more. On one side the boys were busy running around:
And on the other side… I didn’t notice what was going on until my youngest yelled out that Champ was swimming. D’oh.
Now my dog wants to swim all the time. Sigh. I must pay better attention to all my children.