Thursday, June 26, 2008

Things A'float in My Mental Boat

I just got back from a Mrs. in Ministry meeting. I'm really going to love going to that. I think I'm going to try to plan a game night next Tuesday at my house with some of the ladies. Can you say "Mexican Train"? CHOO CHOO!

Before my meeting (doesn't that sound important?), Quinn and I (with the boys) were invited over to Woodman and Scott's house for dinner. Woodman is my sister-in-law's sister-in-law and I love to say that. Say it three times fast. Wooh! That is soooo fun. Anyway, dinner was very good and I'm looking forward to getting to be better friends with Woodman. And maybe she'll help me with decorating ideas for my house, because she does a lot of her own decorating and it is impressive.

I dropped off an application today to be an assistant to the music teacher at Silas' elementary school. This avenue dropped in my lap yesterday, and so I'm pursuing it until it is no longer, uh, persuable. This is a huge deal, and I don't know what else to say about it right now.

I found a weird thing in the silverware drawer today. I do not know what it was, only that it kind of looked like a cross between a kidney bean and a bug with no arms, legs, antennae, or head. It totally freaked me out and I stood looking at it for a full five minutes, waiting for it to say "boo" or something. I eventually, after much encouraging coaching from myself ("it's okay- just take it to the big garbage can outside- it can't possibly get you- it has no head") snatched at it with a big paper towel and threw it in a cup and took it outside. Running. I nearly passed out. I'm okay now.

Quinn put training wheels on the little bike for Felix today. He's so excited to ride a bike like the big boys. Poor thing. He wants to be big so bad. "No momma, I not a bayba, I Beex." "No momma, I bigga now." I don't like it when he tells me he's not the bayba (pronounced Bay-bah). I do like it that he still calls me "momma doodah". I don't know where this came from, but it is sure cute. He's nearly three and I can't believe I don't have a baby in the house. Maybe later. I would love to have another baby (maybe two) someday. One big project at a time. Seminary is my baby right now. Goo goo.

My in-laws are coming on Sunday evening to take the boys until Thursday. Blink blink. Whatever will I do? Thursday, Quinn and I will drive to G'ma's for the fourth of July. Jason (Quinn's cousin) and Michelle will be there, as will Kerri (Quinn's sister) and Mitt (um, Woodman's brother and my brother-in-law), and Quinn's brother Chris. It will be a blast, as always, and we will be wall to wall people, which sounds horrible, but is actually great fun. I'm looking forward to it, as well as a wee vacation from the boys.

Perhaps I'll get the rest of the wallpaper peeled. Yeeeaaahhh, I'll probably not. I'm reading The House of the Seven Gables right now by Nathaniel Hawthorne. He's wordy with his descriptions, but I'm loving how spooky the book is. I might just have to finish reading and listen to creepy music. Mmmm, fun times for Kim. I may just throw in some Edgar Allen Poe for the heck of it. I highly recommend Poe for raising the hair on the back of your neck.

And on that note... go to bed.


Abbey said...

Hate to say it, but it sounds like a roach egg was in your drawer...
How's THAT for raising the hair on the back of your neck??? Who needs Poe when you have roach eggs in your silverware drawer????

Anonymous said...

Yes Abbey is probably right.


Miss you all very much!!

Give me a call - please.

Love you,


Anonymous said...

Quote the Raven:
Nevermore! AHHH I can't deal with Poe, he's too freaky for me!

Have fun, love to read what floats around your brain.

Jennifer said...

or, possibly a maggot of extreme proportions...

Tessa said...

Hi. I just wanted to say I like your blog - I found you through your comment on Kasmira's "What I Wore Today." I have three sons too! So does my sister, sister-in-law, and niece by marriage! We call it the "three boys club." Love Hawthorne and Poe too, of course!

Paige M said...

Carson has been saying this for about two weeks now...all the time..."hey, you know what Selix caws his Mama??? Mama Doodah!" And then he laughs hysterically!

I never heard him call you that. I really thought Carson made it up. Funny.

still has trouble with those F's...Selix :)

Rachel said...

please don't subject those poor people to mexican train.

care-in said...

Bleh...roach eggs?

Yes, that guy in the commercial is meatloaf and the you know? It's Tiffany!

I love commercials too, when I was little I would stop what I was doing just to watch the commercials then go back after they were over.

I'm glad you are enjoying the wives group at seminary. I wish I could have gotten more involved but having to work during that time prevented that.

Burt said...

the school music deal sounds really great ... i'll be praying that it works out

Crissy said...

listen carefully... you want to peel wallpaper. wallpaper hates you. it will kill you in your sleep. you must get it out of your house. must peel wallpaper.

i need to send you a subliminal recording.

KT said...

OK, I am TERRIFIED of bugs, and I have left the room before hoping that the bug would eventually leave so I could come back in. Anyway, check this out:

P.S. Love your blog!