Saturday, April 25, 2009

Where I Explain My Extended Absence

I didn't mean to stay away so long and I have no real excuse to explain why I haven't posted in nearly a month other than the fact that with no Not Me Mondays to look forward to, I seem to have lost my will to blog. : ( Anyway, to steal a post from Mama's a rundown of what I've been up to during my extended hiatus:

Eating waaaayyyyyy too many of these during an unplanned, last minute trip home to Louisiana. I love me some boiled crawfish!

Goin' fishin'... also during our trip home. My grandmother has a pond overflowing with fish. It's one of Sport and Spice's favorite things to do when we go to LA.

Living the life of a fighter pilot at the Coca Cola Space Science Center in Columbus, GA. Safe to say the Air Force won't be knocking on my door anytime soon.

Throwing an impromptu 8th(!!!) birthday "party" for Sport after our impromptu trip to LA. His planned party had to be rescheduled so we could make the trip. We returned home on his birthday so Spice and I threw together a quick celebration with presents courtesy of the grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles..., cupcake bites from the freezer leftover from a girl's night tea party Spice and I had a few weeks ago, and a balloon courtesy of Taco Bell. We stopped there on our way home earlier in the day.

Throwing a REAL birthday party for Sport last night. Obviously the theme was LEGO and everyone had a blast. I have to say it was a relatively calm party for a crowd of 6-9 year old boys and I think we even managed to create a few new Lego fans. (I wonder if the Lego people will give us a cut of any new sales resulting from the party???) By the way, I'll give you three guesses as to what's in most of those packages in the previous birthday picture...Legos, Legos, and more Legos.

Getting a lesssson in snakes! One of the mom's in our homeschool group was brave enough to have a snake expert come to her house (with LIVE SNAKES in tow) and do a presentation for the kids. I thought it was really cool and I don't even like snakes. I find it really strange that I've seen more snakes IN MY OWN BACKYARD since moving to Georgia than I ever saw in my entire life in Louisiana. Just doesn't seem possible. We're talking real snakes too, not little garden snakes (although I don't particularly care for those either).

Painting the laundry room. Believe it or not, this is not a picture of work in progress. This is what it actually looked like when we moved in. The other walls were still white. I finally decided I couldn't take the two tone design anymore and hauled up a gallon of paint I had bought for the dining room then changed my mind on. Maybe one day I'll be brave enough to show an "after" picture. Unfortunately, painting did not take away the mounds of laundry or ugly recycle bin.

And finally...I've been planting onions and watching them grow. OK so that didn't take much time, but I thought this was really cool. After we received our copy of Onions In My Boots in the mail the other day, I was inspired to chop off the roots of my store bought onions like the book says and plant them. Within days we had new onions growing. I'm so excited! Every time I buy green onions I stick them in the veggie drawer and forget about them until they turn to slime. Now I can turn my own onions to slime and don't have to feel guilty about wasting money! While I was planting the onions I finally found the time to put the blueberry bush and strawberry plant that I bought last year in actual pots. What an accomplishment!


Mama Said said...

I love this post! I kind of lost my will to blog too without the Not Me Mondays and just thinking about what Stellan and MckMama were going through. I'm so glad their back home and I hope you get your bloggin' groove back!
Love the Lego utensil holder! How cool are you!

Claire said...

I plant my green onions too. My sister says I am "so cajun" cause I have green onions growing in my front flower beds (nowhere else to plant them!). My FIL gave us parsley he started from seed, and my basil amazingly transplanted itself so now my pot has green onions, parsley and basil. I love summer!

Michelle Ann said...

MMMMMMM....... I miss crawfish. Moved back to Kansas after living in TX right on the LA border for 29 years.