Thursday, June 24, 2010


Sometimes I get in a blogging rut where I can’t think of one single thing to blog about for indeterminate lengths of time, when then all of a sudden I’m brimming with blog posts. This is one of those times, the end of a dry spell and this post will give you a glimpse of things running through my head right now. Welcome to the jungle, we got fun and games (and cherry dip cones).

*I heart cherry dip cones, like A LOT. Like so much that when I was very pregnant with Ryder in the throes of summer, we were out with our friends John and Trish and decided we need a cool treat from Dairy Queen. They just happened to be running a buy one get one free special. However, instead of GI Joe paying for his ice cream and mine being free, I ordered 2 cherry dip cones (one was free) and then a Brownie Batter Blizzard (as his free item). Yes, I was two fisting cherry dipped cones and saved the Blizzard for later, as in 30 minutes later. I was simply trying to provide my unborn baby with plenty of calcium for healthy, strong bones, I’m that kind of mom. Sidenote: I actually said to GI Joe last night, “I wish I were pregnant right now so I could have an excuse to eat 2 cherry dip cones or maybe even 3, except I don’t really want any more kids, maybe I should be a surrogate, willing to surrogate for cherry dip cones.” That’s a pretty solid reason to carry a child don’t you think?

I got this picture off the internet, I'm usually too busy devouring it to take a picture first. Maybe next time.

*Speaking of cherry dip cones, and I promise I’ll be done speaking of them after this, but last night while at the local ice cream shop, I asked for a bowl of the cherry dip, hold the ice cream. They laughed and went about making my cherry dip ice cream cone, apparently they thought I was kidding, I wasn’t. Then they were having trouble double dipping (per my request) the cone because the ice cream was too soft, so again I suggested that they just give me a bowl of cherry dip and a separate bowl of ice cream and I’ll do the legwork. For reasons unbeknownst to me they continued to deny my request for straight up cherry goodness so I’ve taken matters into my own hands. I may or may not have just ordered an industrial sized can of cherry dip from an online concession stand supplier. I cannot be held responsible for my actions when there’s cherry dip involved.

*I’m finally emotionally ready to talk about Tuesday night’s episode of Deadliest Catch. If you don’t watch Deadliest Catch, WHY AREN’T YOU WATCHING DEADLIEST CATCH?!? It’s only the best summer show on television. I watch very little TV in the summer but this is one show that makes the cut. If you watch it then you already know that this season is especially intense because it’s the last season for one of the captains. All I can say about Tuesday’s episode is…who knew crab fishing could be such an emotional rollercoaster? Wow. This show is magic. Also, I heart Captain Phil forever.

Oh and Jonathan Hillstrand too, mainly cuz he sounds like a pirate and has a mullet.

*We have not had all 3 kids under our roof at the same time since June 9th. First, it was Ryder visiting Camp Hilary (aka my sister’s house in TN) and now he’s home and Dakota and Blade are there until Saturday night. A few things I’ve come to realize in this time of (quiet) reflection; 1) I am an awesome mother when I have 2 or less kids, but all 3 at once..well, I think we all know what kind of mother I am then. Just keeping it real here folks, don't judge. :) 2) The house stays remarkably cleaner when there aren’t 3 kids here all at once to mess it up. 3) Even though the house is cleaner and the noise levels lower, I don't like it one bit. I'm not ready for a spotless and quiet house just yet. I thrive on the chaos and miss having all 3 here at the same time even if that means fighting and whining and socks everywhere. Please remind me I said that in a month or so.

*Yesterday, my father in law called our house to ask me if all of our animals were accounted for. I had just gotten home from work and hadn't done my daily animal wellness check so I told him that I wasn't sure. He replied by saying, "Well you might want to check because there's a swarm of turkey buzzards circling down in the north pasture." For you city folks or wannabe farm girls like myself, circling buzzards=bad news and something's probably dead. Isn't that so comforting? Ryder and I hopped on the 4 wheeler and went to make sure our llamas and horses were alive and well...and I'm happy to report that they were. I have to say that as a little girl, never in my wildest dreams did I envision that this would be a conversation I'd have or something I'd be doing. What has my life become?!?

Ahh yes, THIS is what it has become and why I wouldn't have it any other way. Believe it or not, I actually took this one, no google images search here!
*We celebrated Holy Cow's 1 month birthday this week. We celebrated this momentous occasion by, what else? Grilling steaks and eating ice cream!!! I proposed a little milk toast before I gave him his bottles that day. The novelty hasn't worn off and I'm still totally smitten. Holy Cow=Sweetest thing ever.
The End...for now.

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