Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Post of Many Excuses

It's been a week of little blogging. I just wanted you to know that I've been busy with Very Important and Essential Things. Such as:

Sick Kid. Bear spent Saturday through Wednesday looking like a very pale little lump under a blanket on the couch. I did much pouring of ginger ale and fetching of Jell-O. She nibbled, sipped, dozed, and watched TV.

Massive School Project. Bug is doing a project on Italy for her Stretch Reading class. She did the lion's share of the work, although I did assist in typing her report for her. I also volunteered to do some of the gathering-of-photos-for-the-display-board work because I suspected (correctly, as it turns out) that when you do a Google Image Search for "Italian women" and "Italian men" that what you get is porn.

TWO teacher in-service days this week, meaning four-day weekend for the kiddos.

PMS and a bowl of Cadbury mini eggs that were not just going to eat themselves.

Gorgeous spring-like weather that has had me doing things like exultantly dragging out the patio furniture, sweeping the porch, gathering rocks for my pond project, and sketching this year's garden plans.

Also there was this tree that's been gradually encroaching on my front window for the last nine years. By Monday I'd decided that it's time had come. I wrangled Bug into helping, grabbed the nippers and the tree saw, and we took that sucker down. (Except for the stump, which is large and unwieldy and going to require a chainsaw. WHICH, I might add, my husband continues to refuse to buy for me. Something about hadn't I learned my lesson from the whole Frankenfinger debacle...?)

What about you? What have you been up to?


Jen on the Edge said...

So sorry about the sick girl.

Your week in the garden sounds like mine, only substitute "cutting down tree" for "using a sharp-edged shovel to break up snow drifts."

Anonymous said...

Poor sick kid. Hope she feels better!

I don't really garden but I did pick up dog poop this week. Almost as cool...well, no not even close, but I try.

Nana said...

I trimmed my toe nails yesterday.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Oof. Porn is SUCH an obstacle for those darn school projects.
If you ever need to borrow a chain saw, we have two....surely wouldn't miss one;)

jenn said...

Picking up dog poop is almost as cool as sifting through Italian porn for something suitable for my kid's school project, but not quite. However, I do put them pretty close on my "ick" scale.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I love your list of very imprtant and essential things-- especially the Cadbury Eggs part ;-) Hope everyone is better in your house soon!

Dawn in Austin said...

I had to giggle at your week. Sorry about the sick girl part, though. I did have a sick 20 year old last week for a couple of days. Moms never get tired of being needed. :)

Cindy said...

I think I'm going to incorporate Cadbury Eggs into the coming week. The sugar rush would be great!

Rose said...

We have to do some tree trimming too, per a city "request". It's encroaching on the sidewalk. My husband is thrilled as he loves to cut down shrubs, trees, and other living things (ha, ha). By the way, you have an award to pick up at my place!