Monday, July 27, 2009

What I Did on My Blogging Vacation

So, what have I been up to in my absence. A lot, actually.

To summarize (not necessarily in chronological order).

1. Went to the beach, twice. Once to Myrtle Beach, SC and once to St. Augustine, FL.
2. Finally met my goal weight at WW (I think y'all knew that already) and maintained for 6 weeks to attain lifetime status. I have gained a teensy bit back -- it doesn't help that yesterday I ate everything that wasn't nailed down as well as a few things that were -- but I know what I need to do to lose and so tomorrow I'll get back on the wagon. After all, tomorrow is another day, right Katie?
3. We bought a new car.
4. Bubba finished kindergarten and went to the YMCA all summer. He was elected Camper of the Week during Week 4 for his outstanding attitude.
5. We changed schools for Punkin
6. Punkin aged me by about 10 years.
7. We ended up seeing a child psychologist
8. Got together with my best friend from fourth-sixth grade (also thanks to Facebook!)
9. Bubba lost his first tooth eating a s'more while we were on vacation. And he unknowingly swallowed it. The toothfairy brought him $5(!!) for his first tooth. Mostly because that's all she had. We joked that she used her TPS (tooth positioning system) to locate the tooth way down in his belly. Bubba is convinced she went down there to get it and I didn't try to persuade him otherwise.
10. I cut off all my hair. It's shorter than I've had it in a while.
11. I finally read the Harry Potter books. Actually, to be completely accurate, you would have to say that I devoured them. I read the first two in three days and although the others did go a bit slower I read them all pretty quickly.
12. Joined a book club, though I have yet to be able to attend a meeting. I hope to rectify that tomorrow.
13. Had almost weekly lunch dates with the Banshees.
14. Tried to grow a garden -- failed miserably. Worse even than last year's carrot floss. Our ground is blighted. You try growing something in what amounts to terra cotta. While our grass did take hold somewhat, in part thanks to the VERY wet spring we had, we still have a long way to go. I figure we'll get our grass just the way we want it just in time to tear it all up while we build our house.
15. We got a new fish. That actually lived. Now we have two: Senor Pescado and Baz.

And....that's about it. I think. I've got more stories to tell when it comes to Punkin. God, I missed you guys during what I've come to call Punkin-gate 2009. Retroactive advice will, of course, be accepted.

So what have you guys been up to? And don't try to make anything up because I HAVE been checking your blogs from time to time.


calicobebop said...

Holy Cow! You have been SO busy!! New car! New school! TPS! Punkin-gate! I hope things get better with her - I had to take Muffin to a child psychiatrist. Not the best of times, to be sure.

BTW, I have something for you over at my blog! :)

Katie in MA said...

WOW, you have been busy! In no particular order (except...yes, in a particular order)...

2. Hey there I am! :) You have no idea how many times I've gone to say, "Fiddle dee dee," and realized how silly I would sound. Ha.

3. My best friend has a Versa! And she loves it. Did you trade in your jeep? (You were the one who had a liberty too, right?)

5. & 6. You are such a tease. But I'm guessing these are the entries i have to still read.

8. I did that on vacation and had the best. time. ever.

11. I can't believe you hadn't read them!! We have to discuss. :) I just re-read them all for the 4+ time this summer.

12. I haven't joined a formal reading club, but a bunch of my friends joined and have been commenting back and forth on each others' books. You must join!

14. Wait - what? You're building a new house?

Wineplz said...

I've been straining really hard to write pathetic excuses for blog posts, purposely depriving myself of sleep, and I went to BlogHer first time. Otherwise, nothing. :)

BTW, I did my garden in pots since we have similar soil in Virginia (dang red clay). I was more successful that way then the poor veggies I put in the ground.

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