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Saturday, August 15, 2015

candy, camping, Sesame Street and families ...and karate.


So Garret has discovered the candy stash and, one at a time, is bringing me peppermints.  But from the kitchen to me, he will not give up the hope that he can lick, bite, gnash his way thru those pesky, clear wrappers.  He knows that the 5-second trip is his chance for independence, yet I'm there at the end to pick up where he left off.  With each piece I'm peeling apart a broken, saliva-ridden symbol of optimism.  An icky-sticky little show of determination....


I "cleaned" my hands off (aka slap-swiped my shorts a couple times) and decided to do a blog post.  (I was working on my lesson for church tomorrow.  ...sharing that would be a much better post...)

Today Brenda, Garret and I chilled at home making rolls, watching Flushed Away and flooding the bathroom.  We were supposed to be with Mike, Suzi and Mike's family at the lake but last night I decided I needed to come home early since Brenda was on the edge of sobbing (from poor sleep) and Garret was threatening to be up all night.  It was sad to not stay but Mike needs a break ...and home has tv, beds and Garret-containing locks... 


BUT.  In the time I was there I swam in the lake, ate chips and corn, swam with Garret, cuddled my 4-week-old nephew to sleep, played psychiatrist in the middle of the lake, showed Suzi how to pee in the bushes, took ZERO pictures and visited with family.  As I drove the 3 hours home with Brenda sleeping in the back, Garret bouncing beside me and my favorite podcast playing on my phone I decided not to feel sorry for myself but enjoy the bag of marshmallows I stole from the campsite...


Besides, if I hadn't have come home, I would have missed the gal selling childrens books door-to-door!  Oh my! 

Doesn't she know that one of the perks of living outside of town is NO D2D salespeople????

She was sweet and I wished her well, then promptly lost her business card...


...If you're waiting for this last picture to move, keep staring and let's test your optimism....

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OK what else, what else...

OH!!!  I signed up for another marathon!  I did I DID!!!  I've got just under 3 months, which is hysterical considering my lack of running in 2015, but I BELIEVE IN MAGIC!!!

I'm totally doing an entire post based on my latest, funny internet finds.  


Really, it could be worse.  I could be caught up in all the current political uproar....



In hopes of making this post actually worth something I'm going to give a sneak peek to any gals in my class tomorrow.

Our lesson is about families and that sweet little gem is a bit of frosting on top.  After all the doctrine and scripture is laid out, we'll frost that baby with some "wheat is wheat".  As in, you are you, eternal is eternal and truth is truth. 

What is ordained of God is ordained of God.

(I'll try to be more eloquent tomorrow.)

Okay, okay.  I'll call it a day.  But I just gotta say, that amongst this disarray, is a GIF made castaway.  Once turned away, for it's topic did stray. ...I deleted in dismay.

But come what may, I just want it to play!  So here you go USA....


 AAAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!  -AYE?


2 comments:

Kristen B said...

Hahahahaha! I was dying over the sesame street memes. Especially the lose the business card, hide the body one. I'm sorry you had to leave early. You're such a good mom to Brenda and Garrett (and Suzy, of course!)

Lora said...

You make me laugh!! I'm SUPER excited you signed up for that marathon though! I thought you guys were just doing the half though? Anyway, we get to see you and Tyler and that's what matters! Good luck with your training!

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