Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Oh Yes I Did!

This morning we got up early, had an extremely healthy breakfast of granola bars on the run, and took Pony Girl to Tennis. I worked out while Little Man and Sweetums played at the park. We picked up PG and went straight to swimming lessons (mom and tot class included--yippee--) where PG and Sweetums rocked and LM whined, making him the most popular kid in class! Immediately after, we ran errands before heading home for lunch.

We were all exhausted and starving! The kids voted for Mac n Cheese and I began boiling water while I ran to the storage room for a box. My journey was wrought with whines of "death by starvation" threats from my personal peanut gallery if I did not hurry faster.

I was not amused.

When the noodles were finally ready, I melted the butter, poured the milk in and opened the packet of cheese. I dumped it in. I stopped.

The powdered cheese wanna be, was not the golden yellow of my accustom-ness, but rather a brownish yellow.


I stirred away and thought to myself, "Self, how old do you think that box o' food storage mac n cheese is? Should I feed it to the ravenous wolves I call kids, or make something different?"

I read the box: Best by August of 2007


I heard an "I'm huuuuungrrrryyyyyy", and folks, I dished it up and served it.

Oh Yes I Did.

I watched in anticipation: Nothing...not a peep.

I went upstairs for a shower. I giggled.

Guess the dates are just suggestions anyway.

Friday, June 18, 2010


I was gardening.
I am a PRO!
I planted my first garden the year Mr. KIR and I got married, and have planted one every year since.
For 14 years I have plowed, planted, weeded, and watered. So see, I am a P R O.

Over the years I have harvested enough food to last at least 2 minutes. One day a year. If I am the only one eating. And it's not a meal...just snack time.

So this year it will surprise no one that I planted again. My neighbors suggested putting straw over the unplanted/weed INFESTED areas to maybe improve my weed/plant growth ratio. They were even so nice as to donate a bail to the cause.

I began the distribution of said straw, and was feeling pretty good about the procedure. Until, UNTIL, I grabbed a big arm full and felt a hard, slimy, boney-like something. I dropped the pile and much to my chagrin, discovered this:

What IS that? WAIT...I DO NOT want to know!

This may be the year my professional gardening career comes to a close. Snack time for one will never be the same.

Wedding Shots

My nephew got married. I. AM. THAT. OLD.! It was wonderful, and Kari was the most beautiful bride ever! We are excited to welcome her to the family!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Kid Talk

Pony Girl: "Look at Sweetums wearing her brown glasses with her black dress. Those Do Not match. That is why I got purple glasses, they match with everything!"

Sunday, June 6, 2010

We spent 13 1/2 hours on the road yesterday. I am pretty sure Little Man talked for 11 1/2 of those--because he only took a 2 hour nap.