Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Summer Vacation Random

So, Summer Vacation has started here.  The weather is not very summer like, but the vacation part of summer has begun. 

  • We think we have a handle on keeping the boys out of trouble and occupied this summer. Turbo gets chores before he can turn on the video games and some mandatory time outside--riding bikes, walking the dog, hanging out with friends, spending time with Papa and Nana, that sort of thing.
  • Bruiser will be spending time with Papa and Nana.  We also have cousins who will be spending time with them and a friend who has agreed to drag the boys to the trails outside of town for some hiking this summer too.
  • Nick got attacked by gout last week and is still dealing with the aftermath an the pain.  He has always been sympathetic to my kidney stone issues, but I think he has a new appreciation with the trouble is foot has been giving him the last few days.
  • We did get to have a lovely time out at the lake this weekend.  First time with all of us and the boats at a local lake:

  • We all got sun and had a fabulous time.  We are looking forward to many more adventures of this sort.
So all in all not a bad weekend.  Not great as Nick spent more of it uncomfortable than feeling good, but we muddled through. all we can do is hope for better days to come.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Random Tuesday Time

Yep, it's Tuesday.  Time for some randoms:
  • OK, so yesterday was truly a Monday. The weather decided to be more like winter, no snow, but chilly and cloudy. Nick caught a cold and felt all miserable. 
  • However, I did get my laundry folded.  Win for me.  It's even mostly put away. OK, so I have towels to wash, but they don't really count.  All the clothes are folded.  Go me!
  • I love Bruiser, but he is forgetful.  And a picky eater.  Making a sack lunch for him is challenging.  I have to paln ahead. So it's not a good thing when I get a call from him about needing a lunch and he's already at school.  I hope he eats the Lunchable, grapes, and Cheetos I got him from Loaf & Jug.  Yep, today I was that mom.  The one who feeds her kid with premade (processed) food.  He just so picky.  Won't eat sandwiches, which takes out a whole huge part of the sack lunch equation.  Picks at most foods unless hot.  Could live on chicken fingers and nuggets exclusively. Love him to death, but feeding him is not fun.
  • Tomorrow is Turbo's birthday.  He turns 13. We will officially have a teenager. His voice has been cracking, he has had minor acne, he's nearly as tall as me, his feet are almost as big as Nick's, yep, he's totally turning teenager on us.  The only thing he hasn't really started yet, is eating us out of house and home. Not quite sure I'm ready to feed a teenage boy.
Have a great week all!
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Monday, May 23, 2016

Monday Dancing

Yeah, so we had a pretty good weekend.  It was beautiful here on Saturday.  I detailed both vehicles and they look so nice on the inside now.  It's always wonderful to get in a clean car.
The only down side is I jacked up my right shoulder sometime between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.  I'm not sure if I slept wrong or if I did something while cleaning the cars out, but it sure hurts now. So there is a chiropractor in my future. Hopefully that will make it all better.

Nick made sure to take advantage of the sunshine and took the kayaks out for a paddle with Turbo:

They had a good time and were done before the dreaded wind picked up. All in all a great way to kick off the almost summer season.
Yes, almost summer vacation here.  The boys have one week of school left and then next week an extra half day to make up for the snow day/no electricity day. We are probably going to call the boys in sick so we don't have to send them that day.  Even the teachers are none too happy to lose a half day of clean up in the classrooms. But after that, summer vacation. Not that it looks all that summery out.  Sure doesn't feel all that summery out there.

Any how, on to the MMMM.  50s and 60s stuff today:
The Big Bopper with Chantilly Lace:

Chuck Berry with Johnny B. Goode:
Little Eve with Locomotion:

Love this era.  Was some of the first rock I listened to as it was the music of my mother's youth.  Hearing it makes me feel a bit nostalgic and makes me miss my mom just a bit more.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Yeah, so lets get random in here:
  • I love spring in Wyoming.  It's the shortest season going.
  • We have snow on the ground again. And more falling from the sky.  Spring keeps on teasing us then letting winter back.
  • Truly, Mother Nature needs to stop with the mood swings.
  • But hey, the weather man says by this weekend we should reach 70.  I'm planning on detailing the vehicles and doing laundry.  High goals, but the laundry isn't self cleaning or folding so it has to be done. Then I can bask in the fact that it's all done for like a total of 20 seconds.  
  • As for the vehicle detailing, I kind of enjoy that.  They car and the truck look so good when I'm done and they are all ready for summer road trips. We hope to be doing plenty of road trips this summer.
And that about does it for random this week.
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Monday, May 16, 2016

Monday Thinking and MMMM

So after a fairly quiet weekend, here I am back a the grind. Well, it not much of a grind, but I really would rather be home on this rainy Monday curled up on my couch with a cup of warm tea and a good book.
Turbo has read four books in a series and he is eagerly awaiting the fifth book.  Such a turn around for my reading phobic boy.  I guess it really is all about finding the right story to grab someone and get them reading.  He even stayed up late reading this weekend. Sigh, makes my reading heart feel so good.
We had a wonderful Saturday evening cook out with friends--burgers on the grill, so good.  We even had sunshine for the day.  Remarkable considering that it was university graduation and for the last few years we have had snow.
It was mostly a lazy weekend for us.  I did get Turbo's clothes sorted and all the too small stuff put away for his brother to grow into. Spring cleaning is happening in fits and starts. If the weather cooperates next weekend it will be laundry and car detailing. Got to get the vehicles ready for summer road trips.

And now for MMMM:  Freebie week so lets see what hit our fancy:
Zac Brown Band with Castaway:

Brad Paisley with Demi Lovato with Without a Fight:

 Keith Urban with Wasted Time:

Have a good week all!


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Random Meanderings

Things have been pretty quiet around here.  The weather has been swinging toward winter rather than spring.  Oh, Mother Nature has been teasing us with the occasional nice day then lets winter out to play again.  We got 4-5 inches of snow this weekend. Fun times, fun times.
Now on to the random:
  • For the first time in months, I have all the laundry done at the same time.  It's even 99% put away.  I have a basket of sheets, folded, that need to go in the window seat in Bruiser's room, but everything else is folded and put away. I'm going to bask in this for the 5 minutes it lasts.
  • Bruiser caught a stomach bug yesterday.  He really wasn't thrilled with it.  Poor kid couldn't keep anything down until after lunch.  He got rather good at dashing to the toilet though. He's much better today. He has to feel better, he doesn't want to miss the field trip this week at school.  It's a big one out of town and everything.
  • We should have fairly decent weather this weekend--for Saturday at least.  We will be getting our BBQ on.  Or at least the grill will be going and we will be hanging outside with friends.
  • Our town will suddenly become a peaceful, quiet little town this weekend.  It's finals week and then graduation at the university and that means all the students will be gone until fall. Parking will be awesome, far fewer crowds at the grocery store, and going out to have a drink will be easier too. Love our town in the summer.
  • The insomnia fairy keeps on visiting.  I think she has totally over stayed her allotted visiting time.  She just won't leave though.  Sleep will come back eventually, right?
  • We upgraded phones and changed carriers.  Turbo also has a smarty phone now.  He is totally entranced with it.  Happy early birthday kiddo. 
Have a great week and link up your own random thoughts!
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Monday, May 2, 2016

Hey, Hey, Monday!

We just had the most lazy weekend ever.  I accomplished next to nothing.  The weather helped as it snowed all day Saturday. So we didn't really do anything at all.
The grass is green and the tulips are trying to grow.  It keeps up the snow thing and we may not get all that many flowers.
This made me laugh:
Wyoming’s Groundhog was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after predicting an early spring... lying little bastard!
And this is truly our feelings right about now:
Yeah, really ready for our blink you miss it spring and then straight on to summer...

ANd now for MMMM.  It's a freebie week so here goes:
Jason Aldean with Lights Come On:

Dirks Bentley with What the Hell Did I Say:
Eric Church with Record Year:

Have a good week all!


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