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Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Men Work and The Chicks Relax (Deal or No Deal?!)
















"Deal or No Deal?!" I asked when my son, Super Catman was told to start the dishes. "Do them now when there's a few or wait till later when there's a pile?!" "Deal!" He yells emphatically pushing down a pretend buzzer and runs into the kitchen. OK, so maybe we've watched a little too much "Deal or No Deal". Well, the free channel will end and then something else will be on.
My sister and I had a good visit on the telephono today. She promised me a nice butt if i would read the "Abs Diet for Women" book. I am quite elated about this and so I am going to try and find it at the library.
In other butt news, my husband kicked mine when we went biking the other day. It was a 7 mile ride and the first half of it was mostly up hill. Other than being sore for days, experiencing extreme exhaustion while peddling and profusely sweating, it was romantic. We did stop in a sunny spot and relaxed for a short bit before flapping like maniacs in the wind as we soared down the hills like banshees.
Other than a few slow runs and that ride, I have mostly taken Becky's advice and relaxed. We had 3 days this past week in the 70's and I took full advantage. Some of my favorite activities included:
1. Trying to take a nap on my outdoor swing. Mostly I was thwarted by Moonbeam.
2. Cooking lunch outside on the grill and eating at the picnic table.
3. Kicking all the kids outside to finish school work in the sunshine by noon each day if they weren't already finished.
4. Sun tanning on the trampoline.
5. Daily Kayaking in the sunshine (during Moonbeam's naps).
6. Making smoothies and eating them outside.
7. Yard work (again, somewhat thwarted). Moonbeam loves the outdoors. She wants to climb, run, play and explore! Turn your head and she's off down the steps, or climbing up something. She reminds me of her cousin, Kardelen, who claims to be part monkey.
8. Playing bad mitten with the kids.
Anyway, I did enjoy a wonderful week. Next week, I am planning a picnic with a pack of sisters. We have also rescheduled our "Extreme Chicks Hike" for May 22, so I'm excited about that. We added in an early breakfast at the lodge and possibly stopping by the fire mans rummage sale. Should be a lot of fun ;-) I am going to get up some motivation to make fliers for it soon. The kids are also doing an incredible job training for their run which reminds me of the last thing I wanted to write about.
Yesterday, we went to town to get the kids immunizations caught up. Of course we had to go to Walmart because we were out of everything. Art Dog only had one pair of shoes which were men's work boots. I wasn't going to let him show up to a 5K wearing them. We looked through the clearance shoe section hopefully. Some of the kids needed sandals. Some of them needed tennis shoes. I could have spent my whole pay check on footwear, so I was trying to get as much as I could for as little. Anyway, the shoes he liked best were sneakers with steel toes. Okay. They were brown Brahma's. Okay. Size 7.5. Okay. "How did his feet grow that many sizes so fast?!" I wondered. I put them in the cart and began looking at sandals for a few different kids. I saw a co-worker and we started chatting. Super Catman was telling me he preferred the blue Nerf sandals. Moonbeam began squawking. As I started pushing the cart away, I noticed something alarming that caught my eye. The Brahma's shoe name was "Rose". Suddenly some wording caught my eye "Brahma's for Her". Oh boy. Should I tell him? I figured I'd better. Surprisingly, he still wanted the shoes. Today, as he was outside "trying them out", I noticed the "steel toe" cardboard sign still resides on each one. He doesn't mind that either. Apparently he has been experimenting with dropping rocks on his feet. Boys will be boys.
Have a great weekend everybody!





Pics above include the boys fixing my vacuum cleaner, my husband installing our ceiling fan and Sock Fashion Expert relaxing in the sun.

7 comments:

"Indescribable" said...

lovin the sun!
your cat man is a real man - in training!

"Indescribable" said...

lovin the sun!
your cat man is a real man - in training!

"Indescribable" said...

hey - how did my comment show up twice? Oh well, twice as nice.... maybe? or just tech-no glitch?

Heather said...

Sounds like good times! I like what you said about Moonbeam and her part-monkey cousin. :)

Nice talking to you again today! And oh, you might want to know: badminton. And I had to look that up, too, 'cause I didn't know how to spell it correctly. But I think writing it "bad mitten" looks more fun. :)

Becky said...

Glad to hear you got some resting in there, whew! ;-D

Sara said...

I wanted to thank you for being a part of my first year of blogging! What a wonderful year it has been. I'm throwing a little party and as an honored guest, I would love for you to stop by and share a highlight of your year with all of us.

http://justsarahdawn.blogspot.com/2010/04/cactus-happy.html

Cactus Happy,
Sara

from MN said...

I stopped by to see how things were going and here you were resting! I thought of you the other day when I discovered we have huckleberries growing here. Now that I know what they look like, I know exactly where a small patch is. Somehow I thought they only grew out here near you! We're doing many projects to get ready for our garden planting and such coming up in a few weeks. That's how I get my exercise these days. Bend, lift, push, pull- Doesn't work too bad! :) Hopin' t grow lots of spinach this year. You inspired me!