Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Week in the Proverbial Nutshell

All in all, another somewhat boring week. But I'm pretty much getting used to them. Next weekend, we're Breezy and BestSonInLawEVER are coming home. Breezy and I are hosting a baby shower for a friend she's had since elementary school! YAY! Something to look forward to! 

Anyway, here's my week in a:

There is no big news here on the weather front. It's HOT every single day of the week. And it's going to continue being HOT every single day of the week until the end of October. Our morning walks are as brutal as ever--usually, when we leave around 6:00-6:15, the temp is already in the high 70s or mid to low 80s BUT the heat index is in the 90s. At SIX O'CLOCK IN THE FREAKING MORNING. AND the mosquitoes have decided that the early morning hours are the absolute best for their a.m. feasting. They have also decided that they are NOT afraid of bug spray. Damn things. So now it's muggy and buggy. Every morning. At least I do get to walk as much as I want to because Tucker LOVES his new carrier! I am going to post a picture as soon as I remember to get one when someone is around to take it. The heat has fried my brain.

I spent countless hours on a surprise for Birdie- something that will, hopefully, help her not be homesick. I have to keep it a secret for now though. She reads the blog and I don't want her to know what it is until it arrives on Tuesday afternoon. None of the lovelies has EVER lived so far away that it takes more than 2 or 3 days to receive mail.

I received what I consider to be the highest compliment a mom can ever receive. On Wednesday, DoodleBug sent me the following text message: "You're a really good mom." My first thought was, "Uh oh. What does she want?" I asked her why she thought that and she replied, "I was just thinking about my nanny job and remembering when we were kids, you were all about us. And you still are. See? Good mommy!" I thanked her profusely and told her that it was easy because I had great kids. I LOVE being a mom. Absolutely the best thing I've ever had the pleasure of doing in my entire life.

Deanie had a bachelorette party for her big (meaning her big sister in her sorority NOT her real big sister) this weekend in Charlotte. She decided to drive down and stay overnight with Breezy (her REAL big sister) and BestSonInLawEVER. She told BestSonInLawEVER but they kept it as a surprise for Breezy who nearly cried she was so happy to see her sister. I was so excited that they were able to spend some time together! Love those lovelies! Anyway, I don't have a picture of the party yet (because it's way too early for any of them to up I'm sure) but, when I do see them...well, let's just say that Charlotte will never be the same- of that I am certain! Meanwhile, here's a picture of Deanie with the boytoy.

And that's the news here in Lake Wobegon my little corner of the world, "where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average."(I do so love me some Garrison Keillor).


  1. It did sound like a good week though. Being a mom, it's the best isn't it? No matter how grown up our kids are!

  2. Greatest compliment ever for a parent is when their kids say,"I love you mom/dad." all by themselves.
    I did not understand that for a long while, but I totally get it now. :)

  3. Laura- You are totally right about that!

    Kipp-It's the best,yes?!

  4. I'm going to assume that the floods in Charlotte didn't damper the fun your daughter had. Can you believe that flooding? Wow. I know Charleston gets some flash floods downtown and I've been in them but it's surrounded by water. But Charlotte? Glad you had a good week regardless of the sweltering numbers. When the beach is in the 90's in the early a.m., you know it's a scorcher. Hugs and thanks for my comments!

  5. Barb- Seeing your name in the comment section always brings a smile to my face. I feel like I have known you my whole life! Didn't you hear? It was Deanie and friends that caused the flooding. LOL

  6. I thought our mosquitoes were the only ones immune to bug spray, they have been feasting on me during my runs! Better mosquitoes than a coyote!

    Garrison Keillor, we used to listen to him every Saturday afternoon! Miss all the new's from Lake Wobegon!

    Enjoy your visit with Breezy!

  7. Sounds like a pleasant week, minus the heat. Good for you for walking in that!
    I remember sending packages to my daughter. They are greatly appreciated, let me tell you!

  8. Shawn-Excellent point! And there a coyote has been spotted in the back of the place where we walk. A guy told me about it and suggested I keep Tuck quite close!

    Betty- I'd sure like to minus the heat! LOL Birdie is looking forward to it! I sure do miss her!

  9. Don't you love those unexpected moments when you realize they really do appreciate you?

    By the way, I hear Ralphs Pretty Good Grocery got in some fresh Cod ; )

  10. It is still hot!!! Oh my gosh, you poor thing. I am glad you were all about your kids. I was and I still am and I am not ashamed. :) It is nice to read about what you have been up too. It all sounds good well except the darn weather. Here I am in California and it isn't hot and I live in the armpit of California, that is what Hollywood calls us. :)
    I hope you have a good week.

  11. "Muggy and Buggy"....I'll have to try and remember that. So true, so true.

    I love the mystery behind the package sending. What'll it be, what'll be?!!! And the sentimental text you rec'd. How wonderful to be appreciated...when you know all along that the efforts of motherhood, tho trying sometimes, is reward enough.

    HIDDEN SAND DOLLAR ...Happy Monday.

  12. Another good one to hear is "yup, mom you WERE right!" My 20 year old son said that to me last week. In fact, he said he is learning that I usually AM right. This is the one when he was a teen thought I knew nothing because I was just a 'woman'!
    You need to save that text ;)


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