I went with my parents, Clay, and Mary Claire south on Hwy 71 a couple hours today to visit my great Aunt Pansy and Uncle Denver. We had fun taking the kids, and they mostly enjoyed the scenery, stories, and big yard. Clay (Mom pointing them out) was fascinated with the dead hawks along the road, the trains, mountains, and the big anthills. While Clay was searching for rocks (destroying the black ant home), he was attacked by ants! He came running in-they were biting him! He had to strip down to his undies out on the porch, so we could shake out the avengers. I stomped on a couple and got him calmed down. We shook out all the clothes, and I don't think a single car drove by the entire time. (Otherwise he would've lost it-the kid's eaten up with modesty!) We went inside to report on the situation, and everyone was very polite not to mention the nakedness. We asked my aunt if she had any Benadryl, and she brought us this cool old package-no doubt manufactured in the 60's or 70's-I didn't even know what to do with it! It was a small tube with green liquid inside, and a gauzy tip. It said to puncture it, but I could NOT figure it out (meanwhile his skin is red and angry). Dad took it, snapped it (think skating rink, and glow-in-the-dark sticks) and it started flowing! We got it soaked into the gauze, and it was thickening. It worked immediately (benzocaine), and he was happy. We had so much left, we hated to see it go to waste. We began to daub it on all of our skin to feel it numb.
The other big highlight was on the way home. Mary Claire had been too high at lunch (289!) to have a dessert, but later she was 87, so we stopped at Braum's on the way back to all have single scoops of Cappuccino Chunky Chocolate on a Waffle Cone (my personal fave, and soon to be my kids). It was pretty much our dinner, but it was amazing....mmmm...I had thought it'd be about 60 grams...boy, was I wrong!!! She was 509 when we were getting off on our exit back in town. Ok, that'd make it about 100 grams of carbs-I was a little off. Ok, that's why we don't ever eat treats! : O (If it makes you feel better, she was 117 at bedtime.) What a crazy life her little blood vessels live!
Still lovin the wii fit-I even got up early to work out before my shower this am (well, couldn't sleep due to the fire evacuation plans going down in my head-see last post!) I got in about 30 minutes-am lovin the Super Hula Hoop and the StepAerobics-Advanced. They are great for getting your heart pumping! In other news, as I weigh in each day...I've gained a couple pounds, so I'm shooting down my two week goal to lose a pound. It keeps asking me what I think my problem is-I'm clicking on snacking (I mean, can't it see the date?? I have uneaten desserts! Mustn't let them go to waste!). So today, before working out (ie weighing), I only had water. Um, yeah. I must've added a pound of water! I was thinking calories...I'm learning.
My oj was all gone today-and Ches went to WM again last night (I was there yesterday buying groceries, but forgot to return the red box video from 3 days ago!! It was $4! shoots down the $1 video coolness.) and he didn't get my oj (didn't know we were out). Sadness all around. He did offer to squeeze some clementines for me. So not the same. (but a precious gesture!) Tonight he's back to the movies (Valkyrie), and getting oj for me!!!! Yay! : ) It's my wake up juice. I only use coffee in the 3-4pm time zone when I'm falling asleep and need serious help starting dinner with toddler on hip, and kids starving and grazing like locusts. It keeps my energy up and keeps me from knawing off an arm (anyone's).
Ok, more random DILO holly! (my new vocab word I learned two days ago!! I can even use it correctly in a sentence!)
ps-Day In the Life Of
pps-Cleaned the Seriously Messy Closet Under the Stairs. Will send pix! (after only)
May is almost here.....
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