-1-Whoohoo look at this! It's only 8:30pm, it's still daylight outside and I have a few minutes to sit down and write some paltry post. I warned you all to not expect too much from this blog. So here we go...linking up with Jen.
-2-"How is she sitting down so early?" you may be wondering. Well, my friends, my brother-in-law has come for a visit, and he and my husband decided that while I was at work today they would have as much fun with the Little Man as possible - wear him out so he'd take an early nap.
The poor guys tried a two hour walk & playground excursion. They played many games. All for naught. The Little Man would not nap. I arrived home, and he continued in his wide-eyed and bushytailed state. The gentlemen decided they were not tired either, so they set out to play some evening tennis.
I sat down with the little guy, and after reading the same book no less than 8 times in a row (possibly more, and it is not a short book), he whipped out the towel that usually serves as a changing pad, threw it on the floor and insisted I lay down with him.
A few minutes later:
Silence is golden.
(Don't worry, he's in his bed now.)
-3-The book we were reading is this darling story:
|Albert the Fix-It Man|
-4-I love summer. One of the best things about it is fresh fruit! The other day a friend called me up and we took our little ones out to pick strawberries!
8 pounds! Not bad for the end of the season. Now I have some in the freezer, 5 jars of jam, and 6 jars of various flavored sauce perfect for topping ice cream. Strawberry and whiskey sauce anyone? It was a hit last night!
-5-Speaking of last night....Good grief!!! I was beginning to wonder if our town had decided to bombard our neighbors to the north to try to annex their land. I have never heard so many fireworks! Granted, where I grew up you could not could not set off fireworks in your backyard and here you can. This was only our second Independence Day here (we'd always traveled before), but I really didn't remember it being so violent last year.
This morning my favorite radio weatherman provided an explanation: last year we were in drought conditions so there was a ban. This year, people were free to let loose. And they did.
It sounded like a warzone. The Little Man was terrified and cried quite a bit.
And for all the noise, I didn't get to see a single one.
Back to the subject of books... Kate included me in a book exchange via snail mail. I now need to find 6 willing mommy (or daddy) participants to pass the letter on to. The idea is you send one book, pass on the letter to 6 more people, and you get 36 books in return (if everyone does their part). Do any of my readers want to participate? Let me know. I have some people in mind, but thought I'd put it up here just in case there's someone who'd really love to do it. Friends and books -what a perfect combination!
Okay, down to 7. While I'm throwing stuff out to the crowd - does anyone have any suggestions for the blog? Any inspiration to get me running? I'd be glad for any thoughts!
Have a great weekend!