Monday, June 30, 2008

I swear I will

I have great pictures I want to show you from our trip. In fact I might devote an entire post just to Precious Youngest's pics because SHE is quite a good photographer. And with the new LAPTOP and all, it should be more convenient, right?

Here's the thing. Work is kicking my ass because you know how shit piles up when you've been gone. Add to that, my boss was out most of last week. Her father had a heart attack while I was gone and passed away Friday morning. The funeral is tomorrow and I've done nothing but place and field calls about the arrangements in between catching up on everything else.

Saturday we did a pretty massive yard/garden maintenance session. Again, the problem with going away is all the stuff that the fairies don't come and do while you're gone.

And yes, we went to the lake both days too. But damn it the weather has been UNBELIEVABLE. We've had only one 90 degree day all summer. Mainly it's been 75 to 80. And I skied for the first time this season and don't feel sore AT ALL. Precious Oldest brought a couple of friends along yesterday and we got into quite a fit of giggles in the car on the way home telling stories from their high school days.

We also need to prepare for the annual white trash extravaganza that is our 4th of July celebration. It is illegal to sell fireworks in the county in which we reside. But not the one directly north of us. It is illegal to shoot off fireworks in most of the cities in our county. But not the one in which we reside. And we live on a corner lot so there's lots of room for engaging is such ridiculous behavior.

So ya, we'll be gorging on food and adult beverages while blowing shit up. This will be the 20th annual blow out. Do the math; we've been doing this gig longer than our kids have been alive. (We did miss one year when we travelled to Colorado for the 4th. And it snowed. No, we won't be doing that again!)

Then the city will do their fireworks display around 8:30 so we'll walk over to catch that. Around 11 PM the Saint and P.J. will get out the leaf blowers and snow shovels to clean up the debris. Because we're good neighbors that way.

All of that to say, I'm lame but intend to have a decent post up soon.


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

We don't do fireworks here because frankly our whole city would probably burn down if we did.

JackeeG4glamorous said...

Yeah, our subdivision looks and sounds like a war torn country. All dogs are hidden in basements and behind toilets whining - and still we blow things up.
and Ohhhhh and Ahhhhh over them! I love the 4th - party, drinking, eating and NO GIFTS! Unless of course you call that guy last year in an Uncle Sam outfit trying to sneak a gift to me during the eve of the 4th a 'gift". Ha.
Glad you are back!

Daisy said...

The Freshman is doing his 19th annual this year, and I'm looking forward to being a part of it.

Wouldn't it be even more enjoyable to go on vacation if we knew there were fairies to do our work while we were gone?

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I have to laugh because we're white trash, too, with our case of beer and our explosives every dang year. And my husband has some sort of crazy "competition" (it's all in his head) with the guy up the road from us. Ah, holidays.

Shamelessly Sassy said...

I can't wait for my town's fireworks.