Wednesday, May 6, 2009


To Do:
1. Let Kortland sleep in and miss school because he hates it more than splinters and soup (which is pretty bad because he really hates splinters and soup.) and you're super tired of fighting him and you're officially on survival mode for the next two weeks, and if that means having him go only every other day, then by golly that's what you're going to do!

2. Babysit flipping adorable nephew, and try not to laugh uncontrollably when your bossy Border Collie uses her mad herding skills to back him into a corner only to find that the little sass butt can actually hold his own.

Why, has that sassy little boy put that poor defenseless doggy into a headlock? (You may ask.)
Why, yes (I may answer) but don't you worry your pretty little head about her. She is feisty (and bossy) and has simply met her match!
3. Accept delicious, (and ginormous) chocolate chip cookies from your completely awesome visiting teacher (Collette - holla!) That was a tough one, but I muscled through.
4. Fold the Mount Everest of laundry piles that the hubs so awesomely (and lovingly) washed and dried for you. (Yes, my hubs does laundry, and no he is not a robot, he is just awesome.)
5. Visit with your favorite sis-in-law and eat way too many chocolate chip cookies while the boys do this:
and this:
and this:
and this:
(Oh, and May, I love you with all my heart right now...
seriously. all. my. heart.)
Boo, April. Bad form through and through.
6.Weed the entire front yard (boo.)
7. Give the dogs a bath.
One of these things is not like the other (yeah!)
Yes, one of these things does not belong (hey!)
(everybody now!)
One of these things is not like the other.
Can ya figure it out before I finish this song?
(...and I'm really not favoring Bubbuh I swear.
Bella would totally be in these pictures if she could
hold still for more than one bloody second!)
8. Return Emails.
9. Blog about awesomely bad dates, and in the process of doing so, take a rather unpleasant trip down memory lane. boo again.
10. Send the hubs off to Walmart to bring home the bacon. (and the bagels, and the cream cheese, and the strawberries, and pancakes, and whipped cream that I find myself devouring in multiple, heaping helpings these days.) There's a carb monster in my belly I swear!...and it's not looking like it's going away any time soon!
11. Put a pan of canola oil on high heat on your stove top (in preparation to fry up some delicious homemade spring rolls) then go out on the deck to brush through Bubbuh's glorious golden fur and forget all about it. Then, when you hear a beeping sound, continue brushing through Bubbuh's glorious golden fur and think to yourself "When is my neighbor going to shut off that obnoxious beeping?" Then, a few minutes later, as the obnoxious beeping continues, feel free to think to yourself "Hmmmm, I wonder if that beeping is coming from MY HOUSE." Then go inside and find that your house is full of smoke and you now have not one, but two smoke alarms screaming in your ears. THEN, open all of your windows and doors and turn on every fan in your house and proceed to clean up this:

and this:
and this: (yes, it MELTED the paint off that edge.)
and this:
(FYI: the ceiling and cupboards were pitch black when I found them. Now they're only disgustingly sooty and streaky.) Yep. I'm officially awesome. Super ditsy, and a lil' bit crazy, but mostly just plain awesome.
12. Experience intense feelings of anger and self loathing.
13. Opt to bury said feelings of intense anger and self loathing beneath a box of Twinkies intended for Kortland's field trip to the Hogle Zoo this Friday. (I ate 3 in a row...and I don't even like Twinkies...but I think it did the trick. Feelings buried.)
14. Enjoy getting a lovely, thoughtful surprise from my wonderful boy.

That somehow magically helps make this:

not feel so bad after all.



Stacey Killpack said...

I'm laughing...

Malolo Family said...

hey I have those same mugs! haha!

Natalie Murray said...

So sorry about your rolls! They sounded yummy!!! Miss you girlie!

Nisa said...

Wow! What a day...

SO said...

Wow school is as bad as soup AND splinters! That's pretty bad.

We had that same thing happen with the oil when I was growing up. Not fun. I'm glad it was just smoke though and not flames. That would have been worse.

Mandy said...

I set my parents kitchen on fire when I was 19.

I had a friend tell me that you could put a (not in a jar) candle in a soup pan and you just turn the heat on and it makes the whole house smell nice. Well, it did. And I fell asleep. With a candle burning. On a stove. Yeah. I woke up to the fire alarm and went into the kitchen to see a HUGE flame take over the upper cabinets and the ceiling. I ran outside screaming and my uncle came in and turned off the stove. The flames disappeared and my parents white cabinets were black. And their ceiling was black. And their window valance was gone. I was cleaning and repainting for 2-3 weeks.

It's scary. And deserves sweets to get over. Twinkies aren't my choice, but you do what you gotta do.

Hope you don't beat yourself up too much. It happens. To the best of us. :)

Your now "favoritest" sis-in-law ? said...

Hey Lady #5 On your list of the days with the FAVORITE sis-in-law...???
What the cheese burgers????
So what would that make me and L.A.? The unfavorite
Loved the pictures it was fun we should do this again in 5 or 10 years.. LOL (I meant every holiday on the calendar) and I said all of that with out one bad words whoa who..YAY. Love your whole freakin' face.