Tuesday, September 25, 2012

tuesday ten

I promised my friend Chrissy I would do this, and she has a bun in the oven, so I will oblige her wishes. And I will also give her my bacon at any meal we eat together. If you are not willing to give your pregnant friends your bacon, well, I'm just not sure you know what real friendship is.

1. Fall is here. Finally. I was about done with shoving myself into a damp swimsuit. I was ready for summer to end. The very idea of greasing up another kid with sunscreen was giving me a tic. or is it tick? Don't believe me? Wait a few days and come back, there is a WHOLE post dedicated to sunscreen. Yep, exciting times on the blog folks...

2. I think pinterest is slowly killing my desire to make anything. Oh, there are great ideas, but there are just.so.many. Not to mention, do we really need to knit our own washing machine cozies?  Why can't we just be happy with chocolate chip cookies? Who really bedazzles their envelopes?

3. Breakfast for Dinner has become my go to-oops-I-forgot-to-thaw-the-chicken-AGAIN-dinner. I added in some turkey sausage, and these boys are happy campers.

4. Painting. If I ever tell you we have decided to paint our home again, and utter the phrase "We are just going to do it ourselves!" Tie me down, call a professional painter, and intervene. INTERVENE my friends.

5. Why am I so down on the painting? Our house is old, which = crooked = lots of patchwork=lots of sanding=lots of vacuuming =lots of time and by the time all that crap is done, you still have to prime, paint, switch colors because you didn't like the grey you picked, and then tape and do the trim.

6. Did you catch that part about the switching paint colors. Yeah, that happened. Poor Micah. You all should really add him to your prayer lists. He started rolling and got 1½ rooms done when I walked in and just said, "oh". He knew. He knew that he knew that he knew that I was never going to get over the blue-purple hue our grey had become. I am not a purple gal. Sorry.

7. Sometimes you have to just tell someone, "I don't know the answer here, I don't know why this is happening to you." I hate that. I want to say "Here, do this and this and this and the situation will be fixed!" But life, and people, are not like that all. Faith is not a fix-it-all. It's the willingness to keep the faith when something isn't fixed.

8. Did I mention I hate painting?

9. There was a cow in my backyard somewhere last night. I could hear it mooing for hours, but was too scared to go out and check. Oft times bad guys stand in fields mooing just to lure women outside, I'm sure I read that somewhere.

10. chicken. thaw the chicken. sorry, this last one was just a personal reminder.


  1. You made my eyes mist with your bacon comments. I'm not joking.

    1. :) Our house was 67 degrees when we woke up this morning. I'm already wondering how I'll manage this winter when my first thought was, "We need to turn on the heat!"

    2. YES! IT IS!!! I made homemade ravioli yesterday. It took me THREE HOURS and we threw it in the garbage after one bite. TERRIBLE!! And I want to go comment on the recipe that it was pure torture that ANYONE would even suggest rolling out pasta w/o a pasta maker is a lunatic. I felt like such an idiot for falling into the trap.

    3. Amen to that!
    4-6. Ooooh, purple. :/ Poor Micah!!
    7. :( Love that last sentence. Profound, my friend!
    8. :)
    10. Mine is already thawed. We're having another Pinterest recipe, chicken pot pie with puff pastry. haaaaa!

  2. Purple would not do on my walls either - actually when we moved in our bedroom was purple (and many other walls had a whole rainbow of colors on them). They are now very boring and tan colored (I like them though!) Have a great day Jude! Kim