"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Friday, September 30, 2011


the boys are off to the game.
beat those aggies:)
max and i are going to get our toes ready for halloween.
and bring the spooky decor up from the basement.
t-minus 7 hours and 45 minutes until october.
but who's counting?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

lately, this is how it's been going...

lately, this is how it's been going...
when someone is completely out of pajamas or underwear
OR if someone poops {pee can dry and be left in the laundry room longer--this is my theory},
i decide it's time to do laundry.
at which point it will take the entire first half of the morning/day to motivate myself to carry the chosen white or dark load down the stairs and place it in the washing machine.
it may or may not take several hours for the load to be started depending on what my two small children decide to do in the time it takes me to walk to the laundry detergent.
sometimes we get lucky.
today we did not.
today brennan pooped in his underwear during that time and laundry was put off to deal with that lovely issue.
two hours later when i remembered to start the laundry machine it finally got going.
the afternoon and evening are spent trying to motivate myself to put the now wet laundry into the dryer.
i usually think about it four or five times from 2pm-10pm before i do anything about it.
the wet laundry in the washing machine.
this process is drawn out longer if it is the dark load because i hang dry most of the darks.
and i am embarrassed to say i even dry most of my kid's clothing.
it lasts longer and looks better.
that is why.
and i've done it for my clothes since i was 14.
then finally around 10pm i consider leaving the wet clothes in the washing machine over night and running it again the next day.
then i imagine the same process and being in the same place at 10pm tomorrow night with no pajamas and no underwear and get to moving the clothes into the dryer.
and sometime after we are all asleep i am sure it finishes drying b/c i wake up the next morning to a dryer full of...
wait for it...
heaven bless the washer and dryer.
said dry clothes will remain left in the dryer for several days until someone is completely out of pajamas or underwear
OR until someone poops.
and the process will begin all over again.
this is starting to remind of the "if you give a mouse a cookie" books...
i also got my flu shot today.
my arm still hurts.
but i'm so proud.
i wanted a sticker.
they did not have stickers.

Monday, September 26, 2011

sodium cardboard box

unless it is extremely processed i cannot eat it.
this is not me.
except it is.
for right now.
in fact,
if it is healthy i will surely throw it up.
as was evidenced again this morning for the i've lost count number of times.
after a week of cheesy gordita crunches at taco bell for lunch {5 days in a row},
i have now moved onto rice a roni pasta in a box.
thank you bree.
i may have to eat it for breakfast.
also, costco hot dogs with extra onions and a sprite were magically healing at 10:30 this morning.
heaven help me.
i may turn into a walking sodium cardboard box.
a really yummy and satisfying one:)
i think i need some french fries.
and a coke.
maybe with some cheese.
on the fries.
not the coke.
with extra salt.