Saturday, July 31, 2010

Terrible, horrible, awful, no good, very bad day.

I feel like I just got kicked in the stomach. I found out some extremely distressing news, and though I'm not as shocked and hurt as I was when I first found out, I still have that awful feeling in my stomach and chest. No, I am not saying what this distressing news is, let's just say it's right up there with family members dying and having your identity stolen by a terrorist.

So, whilst we wander away from that subject (my stomach is in knots again) I have fun news to report. This week my parents in law went on a week-long reunion in the Tetons. Normally we all go, but this year we couldn't afford it, my and my hubby both had work, and he had school. His finals are next week, so blowing all that off wasn't an option. Anyway, it was just my little family and my two sisters in law. Well, the week went pretty ok until Wednesday night. It was my best friend's birthday, and she wanted to hang out.

Long story short, due to unforseeable dinner circumstances that I wasn't told about, I ended up coming home almost 2 hours after I planned. This caused a rather explosive and immature fight between myself and my sister in law, which we got over fairly quickly, but for the good of everyone's sanity we spent the rest of the week in separate houses. (This isn't the fun news, by the way, we're getting there). So, on Thursday, my other sister in law went to join her parents camping for the rest of the week so all night Thursday and all day and night Friday we had the house to ourselves!!! Anyone who has ever lived with relatives knows exactly what I'm talking about when I say that it was so different and delightful and relaxing.

Anyway, we're finally at the fun part. We built a tent in our front room out of sheets and bandanas! We had two big sheets stretched over the sectional and tied to chairs and pinned to the walls, and another one covering the gap over the back of the couch and another for the door. It was barely three feet tall at the tallest spot, but it was so fun! We got ice cream and chips and watched movies with our daughter under it, and she thought it was rather the coolest thing ever! I wanted to leave it up until everyone got back from camping, but we figured they would probably want to put their stuff on the floor right where our little tent was, so we reluctantly dismantled it last night. :(

In other news, that same sprained ankle I had, like, a month ago is still not better. I was at my mom's house last week with all my siblings and two cousins and we all did an impromptu performance of the Boot Scootin' Boogie in the dining room (long story, involving internet karaoke, my dad imitating John Travola in Grease, and EFY dances) and I discovered that I am incapable of jumping or skipping without pain on that ankle. Still! How stupid is this! I find it quite inconvenient. I guess it's a good thing that librarians don't often find themselves in need of jumping on one foot.

Ooh, I thought of another fun thing! My little family had a water fight on Thursday. It started out with me filling up the teeny blow-up turtle pool that Sammy likes to play in, then I decided to brush our black lab and got out enough hair to make a whole 'nother dog, then decided to give him a bath. Well, if you have a running hose and a mischievous husband about, you're just asking for it. So, after taking turns with the hose and the bucket, all three of us were completely drenched (except for the dog, who after having his bath steered WAY clear of the water). Then we turned the sprinklers on in the front yard and got drencheder (I know it's not a word, shut up). I'm so ready for summer to end now, we've gone swimming and had a water fight and all that summer stuff. Please bring me autumn!!!

Ok, I'm running out of things to say, so I'm gonna go and try to figure out what to make for dinner that doesn't require cheese, potatoes, hamburger patties, oil, milk, or prefferably an oven since it's almost 80 degrees in the house even with the AC on. Have a lovely day, I sincerely hope yours is a billion times better than mine!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Really Random Updates

Ah, it's been awhile, hasn't it? I'm not staying long (I know, I say that all the time) because right now the muse is smiling and while the muse smiles the writer must write! I've gotten 7 good ideas in the past few weeks and furiously trying to remember them from the little snatches I save in my phone. It usually works, but sometimes I have a particular sentence or expression in mind and if I don't remind myself constantly I forget it. Sort of like doing chores, except those I don't enjoy at all and writing comes as naturally to me as breathing.

Just an update, my sprained ankle is still sprained. I don't know how, probably because I couldn't stay off it, but it is still weak and hard to do anything other than walk on. At least I can wear normal shoes now.

Today my daughter threw the biggest tantrum she has ever thrown. We went to the park so my cousin/best friend could take pictures of her for a contest and when we were leaving she noticed the swimming pool and kiddie toys next door to the park. I said we have to go. She screamed bloody murder, threw herself on the ground, and we had to carry her to the car crying and kickig and screaming, literally. She screamed the whole way home, kicked the back of my seat, hit the windows, and I'm sure she was using swear words in whatever language she was speaking. It was a very impressive tantrum.

Ooh, ooh, I know what I was gonna say! I went to Lagoon with my hubby yesterday! That's what we did on our very first date, and it was sort of a reenactment. We were there for a good 9 hours, and we went on every ride we wanted to at least once, we got Dippin' Dots, mint chocolate flavor, and got soaked on Rattlesnake Rapids! I love Lagoon! But not enough to pay $50 every time, so I'll just have to restrain my adoration to Stake Lagoon Days and bouncebacks. It was so fun! There were four rides that either had issues while we were in line or already on the ride, and I almost got a henna tattoo, but we forgot to go back. And I taught my hubby how to work the Tilt A Whirl so that you get it going so fast it's just whipping you around and your stomach bounces around like a bouncy ball! It was so much fun!

Oh, and for the Fourth of July we sort of celebrated on the 3rd and the 5th. I saw fireworks in the 3rd, and I remembered how much I completely love fireworks, and on the 5th I made quite an amazing dinner, if I do say so myself. I was craving those boneless honey BBQ wings that KFC used to do, and I realized that I should just make them myself. So I made those precooked crispy chicken breasts and dipped them in honeyed up BBQ sauce and it worked out perfect! 10 points for me for brilliance!

The last thing to report is that I think this summer, for the first time in my life, I have severe allergies. I am allergic to penicillin, but I haven't ever been seasonally allergic to pollen and stuff. But I am now! How is that fair!

Ok, I think that's it so I'm going to go back to my smiling muse and keep writing like crazy now. Ta!