well and happy summer to you!
should you ever come to my house and need a tampon, fear not! i do have tampons. you are welome to them. they are located in the green zippered pouch under the bathroom sink, and you may have to use them to blow your nose too because, no, i do not buy tissues. i DO buy lots of wet wipes. hash tag toddler.
so look, i have been trying to sit down and write something ALL DAY and this is all i could come up with. i even tried to blog last night, but in my attempt at typing i dropped my laptop on my face and cut my nose (don't ask).
so brandon came home the other day like magellan (the holbsgellan, hash tag old school!) with news of a new (to us) public grassy area that apparently nobody knows about that happens to be just down the way from us and he tried to explain to me its location only i am apparently the world's stupidest. what? and where?? you mean by the tennis courts? columbus and who? we were eating rice krispy treats and brownie cookies (brookies? crownies?) with our friends the snows and the shipps (don't go!), so clearly my brain cells were otherwise engaged. finally he walked us down there, and grass! grass as far as the eye could see! i promptly did a cartwheel. i'm really out of shape. i also got a dehydration headache because black pants plus i forgot to bring my water bottle (did i say WATER bottle?) but it was lovely all the same.
by the way to the soda in my fridge. i have an open fridge policy and i am kind of a soda dealer. a chemical sweetener enabler. free sodas are my one contribution in the hospitality department, so come to our house and play! we have free sodas.
this morning i read something on twitter and it's been bouncing around in my head all afternoon. it was mindy kaling who wrote it (mindy kaling is so my person) and today is her birthday (happy birthday mindy kaling my person!) and she said, "i'm grateful for my fun life." and the thing is, yes. i have a fun life. i have a fun husband in a fun city with a fun job and a really fun kid. my life is frustrating and emotional at times but fun. very fun. and so i'm stealing that from her and i am going to make it my summer mantra, for when things get tough in that superficial way where things aren't really tough and i have no right to be upset about it but upset i get, anyway.
"i'm grateful for my fun life."
huck was down for the count the other day with this mystery virus. his whole face was watery, also there was a mild fever involved. moderate to severe whining. all he wanted in his whole sad world was to watch something he called "eggo twee frock in twubble!" the long story short is there is no such triumph in the world quite like the triumph of a mother who has scrolled, scrolled-scrolled-scrolled through all five seasons of go diego go!, only to actually find an actual episode entitled "rescue of the three-eyed tree frog," just when her toddler was about to lose hope. and oh! it felt almost like accomplishing something real! not to mention the look on huck's poor face when that tree frog showed up and the way he danced about the living room in his clunky green rain boots (sick day gear) while clutching his half-melted chocolate covered strawberry marshmallow (in the shape of a dolphin) (he didn't actually want to eat it, just hold it) . . . well that kind of thing could make any person feel ten feet tall. even five foot me.
so kristen, my blog mascot, took these photos of us on her phone while we were partying on our secret grass on sunday and kind of at this point my blog wouldn't exist if it weren't for her (except for she doesn't even read my blog!). and a note to self not to lean forward in baggy tee shirts in photos ever again because of the not terribly flattering chubby-look aspect (hash tag not pregnant).
but i kind of love this one. and i kind of love my fun life, too.
hugs for everyone today it's monday!