Thursday, April 7, 2011

Scenes from a Week. Ish.

This is Spring break week, and we've been celebrating by lazing around a few extra bits and eating lunch without Mommy saying, "Come on, Calvin. Hurry up! We have to leave in ten minutes!"

Even though I'm only dealing with half-day kindergarten here, there's just something about being on "vacation" that makes me want to party it up. It's just a feeling I get in me bones.

So, we threw caution to the wind and ate an unplanned dinner at Pizza Hut with our friend Robert, and I'll tell you something, I am a sucker for those diced tomatoes and the fountain drinks. Delivery is just not the same. It loses a thing or two in transit.

Tonight, our real vacation officially begins. Our quiet days were right-alright, but we landed in Ohio tonight and I expect things to take a decided turn for the festive & chaotic.

I'll keep you posted.

In the meantime, I have a few items pressing against my psyche, and I could use a little relief:

1. It slays me the way Ruby tucks her little feet up under her little hiney. It hurts my heart. In a good way.

2. Speaking of Ruby, she's taken to surprising me with custom slip-covers on the chair and couch. I have no idea where she ever even got the idea in the first place, but I dig it and holy cow, is she ever proud of herself.

3. What do you get when you cross a mid-sized, empty pasture with a passel of Crossing kids on Spring Break? You get 7 four-wheelers, a huge mud pit, and a husband who feels like he's a teenager again. (And who can't use his left arm for the next two days.)

4. This one. He has been tasked with learning to ride a big boy bike this week. So far, it's been....wrought with emotion and angst. Prayers are welcomed.

6. And this one? Well, in the time it took me to carry a load of laundry to the washing machine yesterday, he scooted a step-ladder across the kitchen, climbed up onto the counter and began unloading my junk cabinet. And then my spices. After we got that under control, he dumped a large box of Epsom salts on the bathroom floor while I was showering and covered his face with lipgloss. After we got that under control, I exited the bathroom to find Calvin attempting to chug Becky's leftover Hazelnut creamer from the bottle. Apparently, his aim isn't what it used to be, because half of the bottle was spilled all over the inside of the fridge. The dribbles on his chin gave him away.

7. Has anyone ever stopped to wonder why mundane nonsense doesn't cease to exist during Spring break? It seems like the least it could do.

8. A recent post of mine was re-posted on a super fun new blog, Fancy Little Things. A smashing group of women cover topics such as home, food, faith, style and relationships, to name a few. Go give 'em some love!

9. Have I told you lately that I love you?

10. I have?

11. Well, it's true.

12. Party hardy.

13. Excellent.

14. Wayne's World holds a special place in my heart.

15. I'm nostalgic like that.

16. I will never forget the day I learned that Bohemian Rhapsody was not a "new" song. Just when I thought it couldn't get did.

17. PS - My sister said we would be eating a lot of "nice and roodles". Oh, that sort of thing just never gets old to me.