Summary of Strangeness

The strangest things have happened this weekend. Not like Ripley's Believe it or Not or anything, but still...

For instance:

Annelise rode her scooter over to my dad and Peggy's house Thursday afternoon and didn't come home for three days. I know! Peggy's grandson, Cole, who is just a little bit older than Annelise was also visiting and they just had a grand ol' time swimming, playing, watching movies and just hanging out. She didn't want to come home. We just sent clothes as needed. Cole left today, so she was finally ready to venture home, after her mani & pedi from Grandma, of course.

I did two P90X workouts in one day (yesterday). I don't recommend that, but I was trying to catch up after getting off track due to VBS this week.

Scott and I went to dinner Friday night at a local Italian place so I could eat some pasta since I was going to run Saturday morning.

We (he) rented two movies from Blockbuster. Boy, do we live it up or what?

I laid out my running stuff and went to bed early since my alarm was set at the frightening time of 4:30 so I could get up and out the door to meet my running group at 5:30.

When my alarm went off I told myself I'd just lie there for a minute.


Needless to say there was no running happening for me this morning. My vegetable lasagna just went straight to my hips.

Scott watched a silly vampire movie set in Alaska ( 30 Days of Night, didja see that, didja?), I saw pieces and wasn't impressed.

I watched the first Transformers so that I could decide if I would eventually accompany Scott to see #2. I actually liked it. I know. I liked Bumblebee and Optimus Prime--go Autobots go!! So maybe I'll tag along.

I vacuumed.

It rained.

We went on a family date this evening to see UP. Have you seen it? If not, go soon because it is a must see. Highly entertaining with a sweet message. We gave it 6 thumbs up, way up!

We took a self portrait before we left the theater. Please ignore Annelise's green lips, that is due to the Sour Apple Fun Dip I smuggled into the theater in my purse.

After the movie we had the following conversation:

Me: "Let's go get ice cream at Marble Slab."

Family in agreement.

On our way I mention first eating something small, like soup or splitting a sandwich at McAllister's Deli right next door. Family loudly protests, they want ice cream.

So I say, "Okay, are we having ice cream for dinner?"

Family says yes, yes, YES the next three times I ask just to make sure.

Approximately 30 seconds after her order is placed (chocolate ice cream with M&Ms) our little drama queen wants to change her vote. About three bites into her treat she bursts into tears declaring she wants to eat soup. What? There is no appeasing her as her ice cream melts and she enters the Ugly Cry Zone. People begin to stare because this is after all Marble Slab, a happy place filled with delicious goodness. There should be no crying over ice cream. Ever. We slunk out as quickly as we could with our wailing child that didn't want to eat ice cream for dinner. Whatever.

It's raining again. For some reason I'm singing Eddie Rabbit in my head. Can you name that tune?

There you have it, our uneventful weekend in one long ramble and a few run on sentences. Are you still awake?

Have you seen any of these movies? Would you cry over ice cream for dinner? Do you consider vacuuming an accomplishment as well?


  1. Crying over ice cream?
    silly kids!

    Vaccuming is a GREAt accomplishment & on my to do list & NOt done...

    LOVED it!!
    it IS a must see--
    so great I want to see it again

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  4. Hilarious about the ice cream. Friday I offered to take my kids to Baskin Robbins for a "treat." Luci said no because she had a hangnail (I am not kidding) and Griffin reminded me that he doesn't eat "cold things." Well excuse me for thinking a scoop of mint choc chip on a hot day would be a treat!

  5. Haven't seen Up yet but Max and Mike saw it on Father's Day and liked it a lot. I love going to the movies with Max at this age, it's a fun date. We just saw Ice Age 3, which was cute (but not a must see).

    Vacuuming is indeed a major accomplishment. Especially when your husband does it. He lifts furniture, I never do that!!

  6. did you know it was Eddie Rabbit, or did you have to google it?!?

  7. As a girl of the 70s and 80s, I SO knew it was Eddie Rabbit! :)

  8. "I love a rainy, it's such a beautiful sight, I love to feel the rain on my face..." I love that song.

    Woohoo for a 3 day sleepover at Grandma and Grandpa's house! On the rare times that Randy and I end up being home without both kids (like we did earlier this week for 1 night) I almost panic about what to do with our time. It always seems like we should go out and do something we wouldn't normally get to do, but usually we end up staying home to watch one of our Netflix movies. It's hard to beat the goodness of staying home in a kid-free house!

  9. I forgot to add that we all LOVED the movie Up!!

  10. Eddie Rabbit was a huge part of my childhood car rides. Tullahoma Dancing Pizza Man is a favorite to this day. :)

  11. I'm fairly certain my husband would sing to the heavens if I vacuumed more often, so it is definitely an accomplishment.

    We enjoyed UP as well. The action in Transformers was fun to watch, but the dialogue was so bad it was funny. We'll rent the second one when it comes out.

  12. Haven't seen the movies. Vaccuumming IS an accomplishment. I have fallen back asleep way more times than I care to admit when the 5AM wake up call for running goes off. Oh, well.

    The green lips are great. ;)


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