Monday, July 22, 2013

Extremely Brief, Assorted

  • Dear Dr. Glum Bunny, I have not forgotten your question on soy, but neither have I finished it.
  • We take the kids hiking every Sunday morning.  This morning Bug whined for the entire hour.  WHY?  WHY?   It wasn't the trail, which was FLAT.
  • I also discovered an enormous stand of autumn olive - hundreds of shrubs.  Jam!  So much jam!  (In the autumn, naturally.)
  • This place may be lacking in conveniences of one kind and another, but it is very well equipped with natural beauty, hiking trails, and edible wild plants.
  • Then we unwisely made a TJ's pilgrimage (over an hour away).  OOOOOH boy are we never doing that with the kids again.
  • The house closing is, God willing, a week from today.  Please, I want my $82,000 back.  
  • Here is, temporarily, a picture of me with my fancy hat.  (Because it is my blog and I can show off if I want to, dammit.)  I think I look nice, but possibly like I was attending a different wedding from everyone else.  Dress courtesy of Nicole.  Screaming, exhausted children: not pictured.
(Here is now a picture of fancy hat without me.)

10 comments:

  1. Lovely, and you don't look like you were being haunted by screaming exhausted children at all!

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  2. I love that hat!

    Good luck with the house closing and I am jealous of you with he hiking places.

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  3. I say hikes are good for children. Let them whine all they want.
    Also, your look absolutely fabulous in your gorgeous hat.

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  4. You look great with that awesome hat!
    The jam also sounds wonderful.
    There was always whining when my parents went hiking with us, maybe that's a built-in feature. I was thinking about one of these backpack-type baby carriers, but now that we're having twins I may need to re-think that strategy... (the husband isn't much into hiking to begin with, much less extra weight to carry).

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    1. WHAT YOU'RE HAVING TWINS OMG THAT'S FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!! Can I knit you a pair of matching adorable little hats? When are you due???

      We have a Kelty Whatever (got it used for $60) and I find it extremely uncomfortable but the spouse likes it. It balances most of the weight on the shoulders...

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    2. Matching hats would be wonderful, thank you :)
      I'm due in February (technically at the end of the month, but with twins it could well be earlier).

      For the carrier it's probably a good idea to wait -- I love some backpacks, but not others. If your kids outgrow yours let me know ;)

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    3. Wonderful! I have some wee socks too that have been sitting around waiting for babies to put them on!

      Do you know Sara H S in real life? (She's on FB). Boy twins, a couple months older than Tatoe - so almost two.

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    4. "Real life" would be exaggerated, but from her other blog way way back. Will check on FB, thanks for the hint!

      Socks, obviously, are awesome too :)

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  5. Anonymous1:10 PM

    Love the hat!!!!
    :)
    --Neighbor Lady

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  6. Daisy7:39 PM

    Great picture!!! Awesome hat :)

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