Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What I've Been Doing

What I've been up to since last time, in bullet form, because I am getting too far behind...

*Taking Dylan to ride his bike.  He is loving his bike these days.  He has grown so much, that it already looks too small for him, and we'll need to buy a bigger one next spring.

*One day last week, I made these...


In the same day, I took Dylan to the library to get new books, took him to swim lessons, made a new dinner recipe for us in the crockpot, and also made a mom in the Mom's Club dinner, who just had a baby.  I felt a bit like Superwoman... that day (it didn't last).  Just call me Martha.

Yes, he was excited... until he tried them.  Then, he said "I don't like the white part".  I think I responded, "When I actually make something special, complaining about it is a bad idea!" (in true Martha fashion)

*Had an eye appointment.  You know how it takes a while for your vision to get back to normal after your annual appointment?  Well, it took my eyes 5 HOURS!!!  What the heck?!  I still couldn't read the road signs at 6:30 at night when I was driving to go meet this sweet little baby...

*Took Dylan to my in-laws for the day on Saturday, so Jim and I could get work done around the house.  Got a $110 speeding ticket on my way home (44 in a 25 mile zone).  Oh, and he pulled me over in the worst part of town, and when I asked, "Did I do something wrong?", he answered, "No, not really"?!
Then, he told me "I'm not giving you any points, and it's just a $25 fine".  Uh, yea, it is, but when you add this fee, and that fee, and the other fee, it comes to $110.  Groan.  As soon as he walked away to write up the ticket, I had a crying fit.  But, I got myself together before he came back, and do you think my puffy eyes and red face made him decide not to give me the ticket?  Uh, no.  I have NEVER gotten out of a ticket.  Not once.

*We took Dylan to Keystone Lake on Sunday.  We had a great time, but I took very few pictures because... well, let's just say that it was hard to get a shot without some very interesting people in the background.  People missing quite a bit of their front teeth, people in bathing suits they should NOT have been wearing, etc.  Oh, if my family is enjoying the beauty of nature, your family blowing cigarette smoke in our faces tends to dampen it for us.  I had a moment where I fantasized about dousing their cigarettes with my sons squirt gun, but.. well.. they scared me, so I decided against it.




(Oh!  While cleaning our bedroom on Saturday, I found some of Jim's old artwork that I plan to post next.  You do NOT want to miss that one).
(I'm planning to change the look of my blog.  I already changed the background, but might change it again.  Stay tuned...)

7 comments:

Elissa said...

glad i'm not the only one who finds one occasional day of superwoman to be quite enough. :-)

Brooke said...

Love the little cake pops! Yum. I certainly wouldn't complain if you made them for me ;D hee!
Bummer about the ticket. I didn't even get out of a ticket when I was 8 months pregnant with Dylan. Who gives a pregnant lady a ticket, gheeesh!!!!

Jen said...

(Brooke, they were chocolate covered oreos, but I would like to try cake pops, and might do that soon! I needed to start with something really simple!)

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Change your blog? Wha--? Well, you always yell at me for that one so I just can't believe it! :-)

I know what you mean about the lake...we have some colorful people around us too. :(

The Girls' Mommy said...

HA!!! We had the same lake-goers experince in VA recently. WOW were there some characters there. I can imagine yours!

Nicole said...

Go, Martha! So proud of you for trying new recipes and for the Oreo pops - tell Dylan that I will eat his if he doesn't want it!

And bummer about the ticket! It has been a very long time since I have gotten one and I am paranoid in the back of my mind that my time is coming soon.

(Oh and the baby! A.DOR.ABLE! I am having major baby fever right now - and we are SO done having babies. My sister is bringing my 10-day-old nephew over tomorrow so I can get my fix!)

Sarah said...

That does sound like a super-woman sort of day! I've been reading lots and lots of your posts...it is nice to get to "know" you better after so many emails! =)