Thursday, August 29, 2013

The end is near

Even though it is still hotter than hell and the mosquitos are eating me alive, I still feel like summer is nearing the end. Our summer vacation is over and tomorrow school starts again, which is a blessing and a pain in the ass at the same time. I have been keeping busy with projects that I have been wanting to get done for a while and finally have the energy and time to do them. One of the things I have been wanting to do is to maximize the space in the laundry room because I get sick of folding laundry on the ironing board; plus, I have a boatload of shoes that have no where to go.

The color looks like Miss Piggy and Kermit had a love child, but I wanted something bright because there is no natural light in the basement.  I am going to get more purple laundry baskets so everything matches because I'm weird like that. I still need to add some homey touches, like a picture or  poster on the wall where all the green is.

A couple of years ago Christopher lugged home a little cupboard that we put on the front stoop; we didn't know where else to put it. (This was when Christopher didn't think I was a hoarder and still brought home little presents.)
When I got it, it was covered in an off-white paint that was chipped everywhere and just looked really nasty, so after all the paint was off and it was sanded, it stood like that for about 6 months because I just didn't feel like standing in the cold to paint it.
I have always liked red and would really love to have a red front door someday, so I decided to paint this thing bright red.
I even ordered little white porcelain knobs with red hearts on them but they haven't gotten here yet. I can't wait to decorate for Christmas because I think this little red cupboard will make it just perfect.
I have a few other things to get done before it gets too cold out so I will be busy.


Ten awesome and not so much

1.) I bought myself the most fabulous leather coat you have seen; it is butter soft and a very pretty color of cognac, 100% calf leather (can you tell I'm not a vegan)?
The bad part is that Mia the Destroyer drew on it with a ball point pen.
I have been working on this jacket for days now and I did get the stain out but the color is also gone.
Look at Little Miss Innocent.

2.)  It has been really nice outside lately and perfect weather to go to the playground with Mia, and she loves it. The downside is that while walking through the woods I have had 2 birds shit on me.

I bought these tiny little beads for my nails and they are so adorable.
The downside is that I hate the way it feels, kind of like you have 1000 dried boogers stuck to your nail, so I picked them all off.
New perfume Pink Sugar and Vanilla Extreme: it smells so good, just like sugar cookies.
The downside is that I am afraid to put it on because I will get eaten alive by skeeters.
5.) I watched Cloud Atlas, and let's just say that, apart from it having excellent actors, it was one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Talk about 3 hours that I can never get back.
6.) School has started and it is nice to have the mornings just with Mia and to have a routine.
There is no downside to having peace and quiet.
7.)  The new single "Roar" from Katy Perry is so great, I could listen to it all day long.
I am not much into bubble gum pop but sometimes you just need bouncy, fun music.
8.) Having two more moles removed on Monday, which kind of sucks because I hate the scars but the good side is I am having a nasty, harmless mole in my armpit removed that I almost always accidentaly shave off.  I know TMI!

9.) I really like the show House of Cards; Kevin Spacey is one of my favorite actors but the way that the politicians act makes me want to start building a bunker because we are all going to hell in a handbasket.

Girls night out Grub

watching Sesame Street





Sunday, August 4, 2013

24hrs of poop

What do you get when you have an over-tired, constipated toddler and a sick husband? A recipe for 'effing' disaster.
We had planned to go swimming yesterday and take it easy, but the night before was rough because Mia once again decided that sleeping was for losers.  So, we were both already exhausted and then it just got worse as the day went on. Christopher woke up to the mother of all heatstrokes that left him paralyzed and, of course, totally worthless.  I had to nurse him with medication that I went and picked up for him at the pharmacy that was 3 miles away -- I didn’t realize how far it was until I was halfway, walking in my flip flops, so by then it was too late to turn around.
Fast forward to that night when Mia decided not to sleep from 1a.m. to 5a.m., and I ended up pushing her by myself in her stroller down the deserted streets to get her to go to sleep only to have her talk the whole way and be totally happy the whole time. The few people I saw probably thought I was out partying with my kid all night and was just heading home. NOT!!!! I finally gave up after having her screeching every half hour, and I let her walk around in her rain galoshes and she finally pooped.
The next day we decided to take it easy by the pool and to relax because. . . .  Thank you, baby Buddha -- my in-laws got here and helped us with Mia, who then took it upon herself to shit her way through a pack of little swimmers. At least she isn't constipated anymore, but I have seen enough poop to last me a couple of weeks, let me tell you.
After we got comfortable by the pool, it looked like a bunch of gypsies came to town the way we spread out all our crap, but I did not move all day except to get in and out of the pool.
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After a long day of doing absolutely nothing, the apocalypse kicked off with hail and basically the sky went from blue to pewter in a matter of minutes.
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But, if my child decides to sleep tonight it will make for awesome sleeping weather.

Mozart has left the Building

How is that for a dorky title? I swear, I am losing my mind on this vacation; it is hot here, and in downtown Salzburg, there are about 50.000 Asians taking pictures and 30.000 Americans with annoying tour groups . . . and guess whose dumbass idea it was to go there today? Mine!! Anyway, I have a crap load of pictures, so here you go.
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Enya took this picture, and I love how she totally ignored the guy standing on top but did manage to get the stranger walking by.  She also took a picture of a pigeon, but I deleted that.
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Joshua was so excited to find this store and also to find out that there was a Red Bull Museum with really cool stuff in it about 10 minutes away! The museum even had the pod that the crazy Austrian jumped from into space.
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I know he doesn't look excited, but he was! It was really hot in there and there are no air conditioners.

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After walking around in the heat, we went back to the place we stayed last year and had lunch and then went for a walk by the water and waded in it.  It was so cold but felt really good.  Christopher had the idea that if it's this hot again tomorrow, we are going up on the mountain where it's cold. I think that is a good idea; I wouldn't mind freezing my ass off for a day.