Normally I operate this blog and write about my mildly funny and mostly dysfunctional life.
Lately I've just been feeling nostalgic as summer slips quickly through my fingers.
So, this is going to be a post about nothin'. (And thank you, auto correct, but I meant to say nothin.')
1. I have not been busy posting, but I have been busy reading all of my favorite blogs. I read this one today and it made me cry like a big 'ole baby. It's almost as if the writer had been hanging out in my house this summer (in a totally non-creepy way). And really I rarely cry so either I am pre-menopostal, or it's a really good post (I suspect the latter).
2. This awesome lady who used to live in my neighborhood before she up and moved across the globe, has been back in our neighborhood for the whole month of July. I like my blog, but not as much as I like having coffee, and dishing it up with her. She's like the mac-n-cheese of friends (and I hope when she reads this she will know what a huge compliment that is) and it's been splendid having her here.
3. Being with my four kids all summer day and night has..............not been without its challenges. The fighting, teasing, arguing, and screaming has taken on new heights and most of the time I feel like this:
Sometimes I'm the ref. Sometimes I'm the boxer.
4. My very good friend, and frequent blog visitor has moved to a different neighborhood. Insert any one of a gazillion sad emoticons or possibly a cat crying because her best cat friend has moved.....and the cat is roller skating carrying a birthday cake........but, I digress.
I knew this move was coming for a long time, but I'm not good at change (let's face it, I'm still trying to get rid of my 80's haircut and make-up). The reality of her being gone faster than George and Weezie Jefferson (albeit just about 15 miles away, and I do own a car, and there is a Starbucks on the way - four or five in fact) is starting to sink in. It does help tremendously that so far, like Joe Walsh, fame and fortune haven't changed her. And she has already graciously let us crash her obnoxiously fabulous home and beautiful pool. Mrs. JustAHausWeyef, this one is for you:
5. Lastly, there is no time like summer in Texas to make you second guess not investing in cable television. There. is. nothing. on.
So, night before last we sat down as a family and watched Nova on PBS. Well, I am *kinda* lying. We sat down to watch America's Got "Some" Talent as a family, but this family friendly show had some lewd sex jokes on it, so we flipped channels and that's how we got to Nova on PBS.
And, I found out about raccoon dogs.
Not familiar with them either? Well, don't worry. Here's a photo for you:
|photo credit: www.factzoo.com. If you just yelped, "CHEESUS!" and backed away from the screen, don't worry you are not alone. Oh, and it's mildly disturbing that it kinda looks like they put this rac-dog on a fluffy bed to take this photo??? |
So, thanks, PBS! With quality programming like you, I can take the heat and I don't even miss cable!