Plus, I find new blogs to follow to get behind on reading. On which to get behind. Or something like that.
ANYwho. Thought I'd try this Friday Fragments bloghop where you gather little bits and frags of things that happened during the week and throw them all in one post. A sort of stew of life's little moments.
So let's see....here's a few fun moments from the week:
1. Over last weekend, our whole household did yardwork. I wanted to hire this awesome yard guy who had just done our front yard (which looked great) to do it, but our backyard was so overgrown it would have cost $300. So hubby said no, he would do it.
One thing I should tell you about my hubby is he is not known for getting chores done in a...um...timely manner. (I've mentioned that before here. And here. And...hold on...I have to go through my posts and find another one on the topic of honey-do procrastinations...Huh. coulda swore I had another post about that. Guess I'll have to write one.) But, we were having his sister and her grandkids over for a barbeque on Memorial Day and I really wanted the weeds gone so we wouldn't lose any children in the brambles, brush, and dog poop.
But long story short, they called me names like The Red Menace and I threatened to snip their privates with the branch clippers and a good time was had by all. And the yard looks fabulous.
By the way, we saved $300 by not hiring the awesome yard guy, but will spend at least $600 on massages, chiropractic care, and allergy medicine.
2. My sister and I decided where we are going for our annual camping trip and booked our camping sites. And this started a week long online search of tents, camp kitchens, camp tables to go with the camp kitchen, and other probably not necessary, but oh-so-cool camping gear.
We texted back and forth all week about the pros and cons of the Coleman Easy-Up tent and what the reviews said and how it leaked when it rained and let bugs in, but how easy it was to put up and take down, and on and on. I know. Fascinating stuff.
But it was a highlight of the week that we booked our spots and are ready to roll for our annual family camping trip. I know - your going, Really?? Yes, we get excited about our annual camping trip.
3. Wednesday, I wrote a poem for my 21 year old daughter, Sis, who just moved out 4 weeks ago. Four. weeks. ago. I'm repeating that so that you remember how long it's been since she moved out, after you read my poem:
There was a young girl who moved out from her home
To spread her wings and live on her own
She loved her new life that was so unrestrictive
But her neighbors complained and now she's evicted
She asked to come back to her old room and closet
Her parents said, "Yes, but we'll need a deposit."
So, yeah. I won't say anything more about that so as not to embarrass the innocent. Well, not so innocent, actually. But moving on....
4. And that brings us to Thursday, when I paid a visit to the health food store in search of an appetite suppressant to
keep me from stuffing my face like there's no tomorrow give my weight-loss battle a little ammunition.
Here's how the conversation with the thin, 20-something, know-it-all-looking clerk went:
Clerk: Can I help you find something?
Like menopause vitamins?
Me: Yes, I'm looking for an appetite suppressant
which you would know nothing about because you're a thin, know-it-all-looking health freak.
Clerk: These fat burners over here all have appetite suppressants in them,but I recommend these vitamins and nutrients for women over here because if you have good nutrition, then you won't have cravings.
you fat old lady with no willpower
Me: But do they have appetite suppressants in them?
Clerk: Actually, they do have fat burners in them G
Me: But is the appetite suppressant just a side effect of the vitamins or do they really control your appetite?
Clerk: They do suppress your appetite
Me (putting down the vitamins and walking back over to the fat burners/appetite suppressants): Well, if I got one of these, which one do you recommend?
Clerk: Probably (insert name of product here that I don't remember). It has the least amount of caffeine.
Me: Well, I don't want to get all hyped up on caffeine...
Clerk: Oh, right away
Me: Ok, I'll get the vitamins and if they don't do what I want then I'll come back and get an appetite suppressant.
Yeah. So that's how that went.
Well, this was fun! If you want to link up with a Friday Fragments post too, go to Half-Past Kissin Time (isn't that the cutest name?) and link up!