Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Nothing in Particular


Well it getting harder and harder to blog lately.  For some reason I feel like I have to blog about holidays and major family events and anytime you feel like you have to do something it just sucks the fun out of it.  So instead of blogging about Easter, I’m gonna throw caution to the wind and blog about nothing.  Well not nothing, but nothing really significant. 

So yesterday Ronnie had to go out of town for work and he was supposed to be picked up by a coworker.  The coworker picked Ronnie up at around 10am and then I get a call from Ronnie at 10:10AM saying they had almost had an accident, but instead they were able to swerve out of the way and ran up onto the median and now have two flat tires.  I didn’t even have time to really freakout and they were back at our house pilling all their stuff into Ronnie’s truck and I was left standing with the coworkers keys in my hand.  I got to wait around for the tow truck.

Yesterday afternoon was defiantly all about Kyle as I picked him up from school and dropped him off at lacrosse and then picked up up from scouts.  I had been warned a few day ago that he was going on a campout this weekend for scouts but it hadn’t really sunk in yet, so when I picked him up and he told me, mom I have to bring cheese, I kind of flip out at his scout leader guy.  Poor guy, he kind of got the brunt of my day, luckily he has thick skin. 

I was glad to go to bed early last night, although I was expecting to be woke up by a a good night phone call from Ronnie, but I wasn’t.


So this morning I awoke to the sound of a jackhammer right outside my window.   After I sent Kyle out of get a picture, we had to wait for them to move their truck so we could back out our driveway.  I dropped Kyle off at school and then I drove to Lana’s school.  We have a few extra minutes before Lana’s school starts so we read books.  Then I went to open the door for her to get out and I saw Kyle’s lunch, the sac lunch he had to have today since he is going on a field trip.  So I RAN her up to her class and took off back to Kyle’s school.  They were supposed to leave at 9am and it was 8:55.  Luckily there were no police on Oakey today so I made it on time. 

Now Lana is home from school and telling me all about Earth Day.  I’m trying to go along with it and act happy, but really I’m not amused by Earth Day this year.  Maybe because of all the hype I’ve had to listen to on the radio and TV.   I even rebelled this year and didn’t wear green, I’m wearing brown.  Still a very earthy color, but not the ever so popular green.  Why?  Why be rebellious about Earth Day?   I don’t know, I’ve just heard enough from the whole “Green” movement.  Why does being green cost so much?  When the hippies were all into loving the earth and well pretty much loving everything, they didn’t have loads of money to buy “earth friendly” products.  They just did what they could.  That’s my approach, do what I can.  I’m leery of  “earth friendly” products until I investigate them, sometimes recycling things produce more waste and use more energy and blah blah blah, sorry I’ll get off my soapbox.  Happy Earth Day.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Did You Get Fooled?

This year Lana actually “got” what April Fool’s Day was all about.  All the way home she kept saying look at that donkey out the window…April Fool’s, I have a bug on my nose…April Fool’s, There is a cow on the road…April Fool’s.  I’ll spare you the whole ride home and just leave you with the first 2 minutes after we picked her up from school.  Kyle was not into April Fool’s Day this year.  he didn’t come up with any pranks for us or at school, which I’m kind of glad about.  The older they get the smarter they get, you know what I mean. 

This year I made the meatloaf cupcakes I thought about making last year.  I told Lana that for April Fool’s Day we were going to have dessert first to play a trick on Kyle.  She was so excited.  After both kids were home from school Ronnie took them to the park to I could prepare dinner.  I made meatloaf and baked it in cupcake wrappers.  Then I made mashed potatoes and colored them different colors with food coloring.  I iced the meatloaf cakes with the colored mashed potatoes and then moved on to dessert.

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I made chicken not pie which my friend Elizabeth had told me about last year.  It’s a bit more complicated to explain, just go to the link above if you want to know more.

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So the kids reactions?  Well Lana was very excited to eat cupcakes before dinner so excited she was jumping around while Kyle was tasting some of the frosting with his finger.  I think he was on to me and decided to examine his cupcake further.

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He clued Lana in after he figured it out and Lana was not happy at all…

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After our cupcake dinner I brought out the potpies but it was no surprise to them that they were actually dessert.

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The potpie made Lana’s smile come back

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And we all say goodbye to April Fool’s Day with a smile on our faces.