I realize it’s becoming a weekly thing for me to put up some sort of list but our life just isn’t that exciting these days. So unless you want to hear me complain about packing school lunches for the thirty-fifth time or to know what I bought at the grocery store yesterday, this is what I have to offer at the moment.
1. The other day I noticed some of the paint is peeling on our back house. Some of you may remember that I painted it all by myself about three years ago and I can assure you I will NEVER do that again. P says the reason it’s peeling is because I didn’t scrape and prime the entire thing first. Sure, like that was ever going to happen.
Anyway, while we were talking about paint, (or at least while I was talking and P was listening) I said, “I think when it’s time to get the house painted again I’d like to paint it some sort of dark blue-gray color.”
P looked at me and replied, “That’s so weird. I’ve been thinking the same thing.”
“No. Why would I spend time thinking about what color our house should be?”
He’s a gem.
2. As I’m writing this, we’re flipping the channels back and forth between Dumb and Dumber and some backwoods game show on the Spike network (naturally) called Repo Games. That sound you hear is my IQ dropping by at least forty-two points.
3. A few of you asked about the shirt I had on in the picture the other day. It’s by Tracy Reese and I bought it ON SALE at Anthropologie a few weeks ago. It was $15.00.
4. Caroline’s new favorite hobby is digging in one of the flower beds in our backyard. This isn’t really a big deal since the dogs don’t allow any actual flowers to survive in that bed and so it’s become her own personal place to dig for worms and such.
Yesterday she was out digging and found what appears to be half of some type of old bracelet or necklace. She rushed in with her treasure, showed it to P and said, “DADDY! LOOK AT WHAT I FOUND! I THINK THIS MUST HAVE BEEN LEFT BY THE INDIANS!”
She took her treasure to school today and I asked if everyone thought it was cool. She said, “Yes. My teacher said I was a anshrmeorhiphologist. That’s a person that digs up old stuff.”
“You mean an archaeologist?”
“I don’t know. That doesn’t sound right.”
Yes, but anshrmeorhiphologist totally does.
5. We’ve spent the last several months reading The Chronicles of Narnia out loud as a family every night before bed. I can’t tell you how much we have loved it and we finished The Last Battle yesterday. We were all so into it that we read about three chapters every night because we couldn’t wait to see how it ended.
But now our time in Narnia is over.
During dinner we discussed other series we might enjoy reading together, but couldn’t decide. At one point I even had to shush P and make slashing motions across my throat while Caroline wasn’t looking because he was bad-mouthing the Little House on The Prairie series by saying he’s sure it was a THRILLING adventure when Mary went blind and started her own school.
So I think my people are more into some action and adventure. I would love any suggestions.
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