Thursday, July 30, 2009

You give good blood.

Last week I spent several evenings out on the patio trying to relax and read. It was most enjoyable. Except for one small thing.

The mosquitos. Apparently they wanted in on the action. Every evening I would "score" at least two new bites.

And the one thing you must know, when it comes to itching, I have NO self control.

One night I woke up scratching. The next day they itched so bad, I took a hairbrush to them. I know, WHO does that sort of thing? I tell you this only because I want you to know how crazy they make me.

So all weekend I tried not to scratch those babies. Thankfully, all my hard work and self control paid off. Come Monday, all was good. Those suckers were starting to go away.

Unfortunately, this morning, I woke up with TWO new mosquito bites on my thigh. Ugh. They are driving me crazy right now. They both feel like they have two bites, but......do mosquitos have fangs like that? Is it possible that I was bitten that many times by one mosquito? Or was I attacked by a whole GANG of mosquitoes in my own bed?

Anyway, I've learned my lesson. I definitely won't be going outside before applying bug repellent.

But, my dilemma is.... What am I gonna do about being bitten in the middle of the night. IN MY OWN BED? Do you suppose hubby would kick me out if I applied repellent right before climbing into bed with him? ;)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Why my book club is better than your bookclub

Tonight our hostess has informed us not to dress fancy because we are going to have a marshmellow roasting contest around the fire pit her backyard. Sweet!

If we don't read the book, we still come. We're not all caught up in the old fashioned idea that we have to read the book. Don't get me wrong; we all ready plenty of books, just not the same one at the same time, that way we can pass around one copy. Saving and being fiscally responsible.

So, "game on" bookclub buddies. May the best bookworm win!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Silly Haiku Wednesday

I want to give a birthday shoutout to my blog buddy Jenn. I hope your day is full of love and surprises.

This week's theme is Birthday Woe/Joys.

You are here again.
The only question I have,
Years, what's the hurray?


Join the fun!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Load up the movin truck babe.

When my boys were younger, they weren't particularly fond of road trips.

So hubby and I are making up for lost time and have gone all "road trip happy". We've taken two already this month.

One thing I've noticed, is that we are in the habit of falling in love with every place we visit. "Couldn't you see us living here?' we ask each other.

We're dreamers that way.




I'm thinking we could build a little cabin here and gaze at the Teton Mountains all day.

Although, I'm having a difficult time convincing hubby on this one.

He doesn't want to be eaten by bears while taking out the trash.

The big sissy!

P.S. If you happen to be reading this dear hubby, I kidd about the sissy stuff. I want you to know how big, strong and brave I think you are. In fact, I'm convinced that you could wrestle a bear with one hand tied behind your back ;)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy Monday!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Can you die of mortification?

A few years ago we attended a family reunion. One of the activities was a day hike up to Timpanogos Cave.

It was going to be a hot day, so I came prepared with lots of water. I knew there were restroom facilities towards the top of the trail, so, no worries, I drank away.

The thing that I hadn't anticipated, was the crappy (literally) condition of the restrooms. I was be able to smell the facilities long before I could actually see them.

It was so offensive that I knew there would be no potty break for me. I COULDN'T go in. No amount of coaxing from hubby was going to change my mind. What's a girl to do? Apparently just buck up and suffer until she gets herself down the mountain. That's what.

By the time we finished touring the cave, I had to pee so badly that my bladder felt as if it would explode. Oh lordy was it PAINFUL.

I left hubby in the dust and hi tailed it down the trail with my baby sister. I was going to run if I had to. We were passing people left and right.

I soon realized that going down was alot harder than going up. Who knew? The jarring was unbelievable! My poor knees. But mostly, my poor bladder. With every step, I felt a little leak. It felt worse than jumping on a trampoline.

Little sister laughed at me. Which in turn made me laugh and things only got worse. "Oh little sister I said, mark my word, your day will come. Just give it a few years." One day you will innocently cough or sneeze and you'll go, "Oh what just happened there?" Then you will feel so guilty for laughing at me.

By the time we made it to the bottom, I felt as if I had full on wet myself. I made a bee line to the car, put my wet undies in a plastic bag and had to go "commando" the rest of the day.

Man, I'm really looking forward to my eighties. sigh

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Silly Haiku Wednesday

Hey all you closet poets. Join me in the fun. The theme this week is summer time.

Cool nights on the porch
The bug repellent is on
Long talks with good friends.

Join the fun!

Abbreviated Miscillany

1. I have been wearing alot of skirts and sundresses. Almost every day. My friends always ask where I'm going all dressed up. But mostly I'm wearing them because I'm loving the ventilation they provide. Nothing like a gust of wind going up your dress to cool you off. So, I've officially dedicated this summer as "The summer of the dress." The only downside is that I have to shave my legs every day.

2. Caught hubby on the computer looking at puppies for sale. I'm getting a little worried because he has been talking about getting a new puppy way too much lately.

3. Discovered via magazine article that olive oil is a good makeup remover.

4. Hubby planned a cruise to Alaska for later this summer. I was totally surprised, because we already have a trip planned for next month. Normally he thinks about these sort of things a really long time before he actually does them. Two trips in one summer? I am beside myself. So, happy day! Spontaneity is alive and well at our house. This will be the first cruise that I've been on that has not required dieting the whole month before going. Because Alaska is cold. And that means layers and layers of clothing. Kudos to you hubby for picking the perfect destination for a wife who has been eating chocolate every day.

5. My Mom is having surgery this Friday. After which, hopefully, she will be able to breathe better. Good luck Mom. xoxoxo

6. We're off to the Shakespearean festival this weekend. Gotta love those plays that William wrote.

7. Lastly, I am at a point in my life where I could use a little more zen. I'm getting too old to carry around so much piss and vinegar.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Silly Haiku Wednesday

I really bombed at last week's Haiku. I think I did it right this time.

Now my brain hurts from thinking too hard. I need a diet coke.

Me and Kelsey are addicted, you know.

This week's theme is your favorite gadget.

Thank you Neti Pot
You keep allergies at bay
So I can now breathe!

Join the fun!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Call me crazy, but I don't get it.

Dan Brown's much anticipated book "The Lost Symbol" is scheduled for release this September. The local news reported that our town library has pre-ordered fifty copies.

As of this morning there have been two hundred people who have placed a hold for the book.

I can't imagine wanting to add your name to the list knowing that there are that many people ahead of you.

My advice to those people... BUY THE BOOK. Come on, splurge!

Because by the time your turn comes around, they will have already made a movie out of it.

Just sayin!