Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bloggy Break-ation

My mom, who lives a mere 15 minutes away and with whom I talk nearly every day, has been disappointed with me.

"You haven't been blogging!"

I know. I'll be back. I don't think any of my regular readers (all three of you... ha ha), will be worse off for not knowing what the little Grasshoppers are up to. But, in case you were concerned...

All is well.

Funny, though, that what I would call "normal, good days" aren't very interesting to write about. And, just possibly, not terribly interesting to read about.

So here's the latest, breaking news:

* It's summer.

* We're playing.

* There was a glorious thunderstorm, the night before last.

* On rainy days we do a bit of school work.

* Now I know what "Guy Fawkes Day" is all about.

* Wyatt had a birthday - reported in the post below.

* We are doing an experiment to try to discover if bean plants will always twine the same direction around a support, or whether it varies.

* And I'm working on a "project" (not a quilt). It's taking up a fair bit of my free time, and I have to do it on the computer... which is affecting my desire to sit here and blog. (As does sunny weather.)

I hope that will hold you for awhile. In case you need more to ponder, please, consider the following:

* My otherwise adorable seven- eight-year-old boy will remove himself to the hallway when he is upset, and stand in front of the mirror to watch himself throw a tantrum. I have no explanation for this.

* Why on earth would I give in to a moment of nostalgia and buy Sugar Babies as a treat for the boys when two of the three of them have BRACES?

* If you happen to run into "Eduardo", "Cyndi", or "Carlos", please assure them that I have no need for Viagra, so they can stop sending me offers.

Thank you. That will be all.


diane_1105@yahoo.com said...
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Anonymous said...

You crack me up! I'm sure you have more than 3 avid readers of your blog! And I LOVE THE NEW picture at the top of your blog! WOW! Wordpress won't let you have one that big even if you customize the header!

I love reading your thoughts... no matter how random!


Ruby said...

And I always look out for your posts to pop up in my reader!
There's some heavy stuff happening there I see. That is one amazing experiment and I for one will want to know, and share, which way those plants coil!
But, You should take it easy over the break Julie and just enjoy the kids and a laid back life. Let your fans cope how they may!

Deborah said...

I think I'm going to have to Google "Guy Fawkes Day". Keep us posted on your experiment. It sounds great!

Otherwise, keep on enjoying your bloggy break-ation! We'll survive :o)!

Ambulance Mommy said...

so uh, what is Guy Fawkes day all about? :)

Enjoy watching those temper tantrums right along with him...we've gotten some doozies in our house this summer! Oh the 2 1/2 year old times! :)

I've been bad too...its hard to type out fun stories when you are outside or working on a project!

I have all these ideas, but they never go anywhere, because I'm always tired after running around the enourmous sandbox 25 times!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

I'd rather enjoy the activities than write about them :0)

Guy Fawkes Day (Nov 5), is celebrated in England. Back in the early 1600's a group of Catholics plotted to kill King James and the entire Parliament, who were apparently Protestant.

They smuggled barrels of gunpowder into the cellar of Parliament House, where Guy Fawkes was discovered, hiding, holding a match.

So they celebrate with... fireworks!

The Squirrel said...

And Guy Fawkes, of course, was Spanish. They never got over 1588...


tammy said...

You're hilarious! Sounds like you all are enjoying your summer! That's what it's all about!