Sunday, August 22, 2010

What I Did the Last Few Days

    • Took care of kids with weird infections.
    • Spent way too much time in doctor's offices.
    • Became grandmother to a hamster named Naomi.
    • Went to an amusement park where half the roller coasters were not working....
    • ...so I got hoisted up in the air 15 stories before getting dropped on a cable so I could do the most awesome jungle vine swing ever.
    • Did NOT break any bones...just to calm the nerves of those who worry about my bodily integrity being maintained when I indulge my thrill-seeking side.
    • Discovered my camera is now completely unusable after months of it being incredibly temperamental.
    • Ran away from home.
    • Ate Thai food, Italian food, and ice cream.
    • Played with Sweet Pea and her mommy.
    • Explored a groovy bookstore.
    • Bid a sad farewell to my grandfish Nigel (after less than a week of his membership in our family)...may he rest in peace in Potty Heaven. 
    • Enjoyed the smell of recently fertilized fields (fertilized with good, organic cow manure...Yeah, I like that smell.  I'm not alone in that.  Trust me.)
    • Walked around my favorite farmer's market.  (Really, check it out.  It's a a place for all sorts of oddities, human and otherwise.)
    • Stayed up late.
    • Slept late.
    • Visited my own mommy.
    • Used her superior technology to scan a bunch of slides from Trinidad and Bolivia.
So there's lots of blog fodder in the past weekend and hopefully I can get around to churning out some posts sooner rather than later.

14 comments:

Dave said...

Sounds like you had a busy day Michelle. But running away from home? Seriously? :-) - Dave

Cocotte said...

I had a disappointing day at the amusement park over the weekend due to the rain. 5 straight hours of it!

haphazardlife said...

I want to run away from home.

clean and crazy said...

sounds like life to me... a good life

Cricket said...

Yeah... running away from home sounds good. A back-pocket idea right now, as I'm enjoying the kidlets. It helps that they're being enjoyable, i.e.: not fighting. Helps a lot, as I always try to tell them.

Dad is not an overly patient man, but is a lot more so if the patience is not wasted on constant squabbling over nothing.

Haven't had Thai food in a while now. (Why do I so often leave these posts hungry?) Mmmm. Of course, one of my faves would probably not do it for you... Squid Pik Pow, with extra "pow!"

Interesting shoo-fly. We had that, but the way my Nana made it, it was like a pecan pie without the nuts. That sounds way different. Hm. I'll have to investigate.

I think farms smell good, too.

You need 12 more hours in a day? No, what you need is less stuff on your to-do list, at least for one day. Mrs. Cricket is the same way.

Craig said...

Lessee. . . You're grandmother to a hamster and a fish. . . I won't even ask. . . ;)

Jen grew up in a farm community in Michigan's 'Thumb'; she also loves the smell of a freshly-manured field. One of my previous workplaces was directly across the road from my alma mater's research farm, and an east wind in the springtime would bring Eau de Manure across the road, inundating our senses, to the point that everything you ate tasted like manure. That was less than fully pleasant. . .

And of course, I get a big kick of the fact that you use words like 'groovy'. . . ;)

Craver Vii said...

Ran away from home?!! And...

Hey, I posted a pic with your grooooovy tie-dye. :-)

coopernicus said...

i'm with you on the farm smells...

G-Man said...

No Chocolate?

Ananda girl said...

Many a fish has taken up heavenly residence in the potty fields. Sorry for your loss.

Sounds like a great weekend to me!

S said...

Post the video you maniac!

Jillsy said...

holy cow! you mean you don't have a video or least a pic of that vine swinging event!

secret agent woman said...

Wow, you've been busy!

Jocelyn said...

I wish you'd run away from home to me here in Turkey, as I'm lonely and have the blues tonight. I could use your spirit.