>> Monday, July 26, 2010
Remember Greetings From Motherland?
>> Saturday, July 24, 2010
Sometimes you try to roll with it
>> Wednesday, July 21, 2010
The other day after work, I trudged to the parking garage
>> Monday, July 19, 2010
me: Ugh. Does this give me a muffin top?
>> Saturday, July 17, 2010
Three-leaved plants aside, camping seems to actually be easier for me than being at home. At first I thought it was just because we were on vacation; maybe we were all more relaxed and at ease with the pace of camping life. But our life at home is pretty cush, too; so I thought about it a little more and realized that there are few reasons why life feels easier when we are camping.
1. There is no struggle to get the kids outside.
We wake up, unzip the tent, and we're outside -- ready to start the day in the sunshine or fresh air. (or rain. but that's what the tarp is for.) At home, there are way too many distractions between the bedroom and the front door.
2.There are not hundreds of toys underfoot.
When we go camping, we do not bring home with us. Sure we grab a couple of shovels and pails, maybe a dumptruck or frontloader and usually a ball or frisbee. But the kids usually occupy themselves pretty well with sticks, rocks, pine cones, tent stakes, various straps and ties, and best of all -- headlamps. Really, what more can a boy ask for than a flashlight and a big stick? It really gets me thinking about the toy box at home.
3. Bacon and coffee both taste better outside.
It's true. Not sure why, but they do.
4. The dishes do not pile up.
When you only bring 5 plates, 5 cups, 5 forks and5 spoons; there are no dishes accumulating in the sink.
And since the ants or the raccoons would flock to your campsite if you left your syrup-coated breakfast dishes sit out all day, the incentive to wash them right away is pretty strong. (Hmmm...maybe that's what I need to get my butt in gear at home. I'll just get a raccoon....)
5. The dog hair simply blows away.
Nothing to vaccuum. 'Nuf said.
6. Our standard for cleanliness is much, much lower.
not prefer camping life when this is what it looks like?
Only a couple more weeks....
>> Thursday, July 15, 2010
I've been busy. We're all busy. But between working full-time and spending time with my boys, I don't spend a lot of time on the internet. But so many of you who read here regularly write your own blogs, too. And I rarely get a chance to click around the internet, discovering and reading the funny and thoughtful words that all of you are writing.
So will you indulge me today? No matter what type of blog you write, link up your favorite post or two that you've written over the last 2-3 weeks so that when I do have an hour to click my way through your stories, I can go straight for the gold. I may not get there today or tomorrow, but I'll get there. So even if you don't usually comment, click over from your email or reader and leave me a link to your recent favorites, will you?
Thanks -- Just enter the permalink to your one or two favorite posts below! I'll even go first: baby (from 6.24.10)
>> Monday, July 12, 2010
I think the Toyota PR peeps must have read my Minivan Convert essay in hip Mama, don't you think?
This had me laughing out loud. I love it. Whoever is responsible for the makeover of the minivan's media image deserves a huge bonus.
>> Saturday, July 10, 2010