Snapshot 08.26.15

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–Elias appears to have caught a cold, poor thing. This is really going to test my cold-prevention-preparedness, as getting sick is now dangerous for me as I’m on immuno-suppressant injections for my Crohn’s disease. I’m nervous but especially with school back in session and autumn on its way, it was bound to happen, and I may as well fine-tune my germ-prevention system.

–Our neighbors have a new kitten, Louie, and he desperately wants to come live with us. He is constantly in our yard and makes several attempts to sneak into our house on a daily basis. We have to fish him out from a bedroom about once a day. We aren’t opposed to his presence, and in fact Isobel and Elias love it, but I’m worried one of our grown cats will give him a beating for encroaching on their territory. He is the sweetest little guy and in addition to sneaking in our house he loves to get into our garage and help himself to our cat food. He wouldn’t leave us alone when I was taking Isobel’s first day of school photos, so eventually she just picked him up so he could be in the picture, too. He almost went along with us for the ride to school this morning, too.

–My pal Sarah RP recently sent us a box of wonderful goodies for the kids, and since she is an LB reader she packaged a bunch of stickers into a cow insemination glove (and sent along a few extra for good measure). Anthony and I cracked up so hard. Now if you search this website for the phrase “cow insemination glove” you will find more than one result. I’m here to please.

–Good news! Elias has learned how to play the pot lids like cymbals! He is definitely developing down a different, more action-oriented path than Isobel’s verbal one. He spends all his time trying to find a thing to hit other things with. He is so much more active. He’s going to wear me out.

–I got to cross another item off the life list this weekend and hang out with Modesto’s own Bonnie, intrepid homemaker and baker extraordinaire. She is as beautiful in spirit as she is in person, and she gave me one of her delicious loaves to take home with me. It made the most wonderful open-faced grilled cheese sandwiches.

–Anthony worked late into the night on a work project almost every night last week, and I am still recovering from all the solo parenting. I was so deeply exhausted that sometime during the week I asked my mother in law if she’d be willing to take both kids for awhile on Saturday so that Anthony and I could have honest-to-goodness alone time. I think we’ve had true alone time once since Elias has been born, and he’s about a year and a half now. I was worried we had forgotten how to be together, just the two of us, but I shouldn’t have. It was so wonderful we are going to try to fit in more weekend afternoon dates.

–After we dropped off the kids in Modesto, Anthony and I noticed some signs that looked very familiar–my friend Carrie had set up an estate sale just two blocks down from Grandma and Grandpa’s. We had to stop and take a look. Though it wasn’t that late in the day it was pretty much picked through already, but I did find several of the items I wrote about last week in the Best Craft Supplies To Look For While Thrifting. It felt like confirmation from the Universe that I haven’t lost my thrifting edge.

FF First Grade.

The Best Craft Supplies To Look For While Thrifting.

Snapshot 08.19.15.

FF Backyard Swimming.

13-year-old explains why intersectionality matters. I have something in my eye.

Sadie would like to announce a general strike.

This is maybe the greatest thing that’s ever been uploaded to the internet. Anthony and I almost woke up the kids because I showed this to him in bed.

I really love the every color twitter bot.

U Up?

Skybutt delivers on its promise.

When u are content with ur moisture levels cuz ur flesh omits lipid secretions from ur cutaneous gland.

Sabrina’s done it again.

NOBODY EVER HELPS AROUND THIS HOUSE.

Join me on this Shamecation.

The internet, in two tweets.

When you can’t find the cardigan you want to wear today.

We can’t stop here. This is bat Count-ry.

Dylan is a senior. A senior with a spelling book.

When u actin tough but realize u better start clownin before u get knocked out.

The moon is so beautiful tonight. reminds me of a short film i saw as a child.

What a time to be alive.

How to talk to someone with chronic pain or illness.

RIP Yvonne Craig, who made two generations of nerds fall in love with an asskicking librarian. She was Isobel’s favorite. :(

NIPPERS! DIY Catnip Toys. Catnip Shrimp is probably my favorite.

DIY Wasp from the Avengers Halloween Costume.

Recipe: Zephyr Summer Squash Bake.

Recipe: Lunchbox Cheese Sandwich Spread.

 

FF First Grade

These photos were taken the day before Isobel’s first day of first grate, which is going splendidly. Have a great weekend!

What is Follow Friday? It’s a Twitter meme that I have taken a couple steps further.  Learn more about it in my FAQ.See my nomination for a Shorty Award for Follow Friday here. You can read more Follow Friday goodness here.

lazerdoov  Turns out my parents got divorced because they were trying to text one another with calculators for 3 years and just drifted apart

theshrillest  well, I hope we’ve all learned a very important lesson from today’s events. not sure exactly what lesson that is but I hope we learned it

shariv67  *Lets the call of Cthulu go to voicemail*

tanehisicoates  I was 8 years old. My brother was the DM. Other kids’ older brother’s bullied them. Mine let me walk out into the world with 3 hit-points.

MrWordsWorth  The weather is so muggy it demanded all my money and made me go to the ATM to give it more.

mackymoo  I was complaining to someone about the humidity and they thought I said humanity. #notwrong

joshgondelman  “I’m just saying what everyone’s thinking!” Don’t. That’s why they invented thinking.

michaeljnelson  I would buy an electric car, but my only experience is them popping out of their slot track, tumbling across the floor and hitting my dog.

MarcTweetsHere  An energy drink-addicted Muppet called Monster Monster

joshgondelman  I just saw a guy with the anarchy symbol tattooed on his face which is the only place I respect one of those.

mulaney  i mean @realDonaldTrump if you’re so good at negotiating how come you couldn’t get @DonaldTrump

PoliticalLine  Bobby Jindal is so low in the polls that he might need to attack Deez Nuts platform to boost name recognition

iboudreau  It’s so hot that the Gatorade I’m chugging just leaks straight into my shirt armpits.

rilaws  Imagine being all excited about the sexy affair you arranged online after months/years of working up the nerve and then Josh Duggar shows up

NicestHippo  To kids who are struggling with the challenges of college life, please remember: it gets so much worse

zachbraff  I don’t know who Ashley Madison is, but I’m tired of hearing about her massive dump.

JennyPentland  this luggage carousel is making me want sushi

Kayte_Kat  My favorite childhood memory: not paying bills

ImAmandaNelson  I just told my kid good night and he responded “Bye Feh-lee-shlia”

ClevelandPoet  Every day my coworker sees me he asks “did you run yesterday?” I’m pretty sure no jury would convict me.

RiverClegg  It’s amazing how, with just a little practice, I’m virtually no better at guitar.

MavenofHonor  My low blood sugar TED Talk “FOODS: What Are It & How To Obtain” has been canceled due to recent findings (a granola bar).

NathanielWagg  DARRYL: i can’t kill him! He’s my wife’s cousin’s orthodontist! RICK: that ain’t your wife’s cousin’s orthodontist no more

KalvinMacleod  WIFE: I love the oaky, earthen taste of this wine. FRIEND: Mine is both crisp and full-bodied. ME: [corks on my teeth] I am Count Corkula.

RiverClegg  Every NASA employee got their job by correctly guessing the number of jelly beans in one of those big jars.

SamGrittner  Behind every great woman is another great woman. They’re everywhere.

weinerdog4life  Welcome to the jungle we got fun and games just kidding bugs and diarrhea have fun dickhead

TheWoodenslurpy  Your secrets are safe with me because I literally won’t remember them. This also applies to your birthday. Your birthdays are safe with me.

JohnLyonTweets  Danger? I text LOL to danger.

jlock17  I never realized my dog has the same last name as me until I took him to the vet.

TheTimmyToes  [makes a voodoo doll of himself] [gives it a little back rub]

KeatonPatti  Fuck the police. Marry the fire department. Kill the post office.

Little Big's Tweet of the Week

waferbaby  The best thing I saw today was two pregnant ladies trying to hug.

What is Follow Friday? It’s a Twitter meme that I have taken a couple steps further.  Learn more about it in my FAQ.See my nomination for a Shorty Award for Follow Friday here. You can read more Follow Friday goodness here.

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