Friday, September 18, 2015

Casual Fridays

If you're new around here, Fridays are pretty casual. It's the day of the week I post about whatever I feel like posting about, and there's not really any rhyme or reason to it whatsoever.

Speaking of which, that's my new welcome mat. I love it, and it makes me happy. It's the little things, y'all.
And speaking of things that are making me happy: walks with these two. 

You guys, I am losing my everlovin' mind over here. Yesterday morning, my husband comes back in the bedroom to kiss me goodbye, and informs me that he just turned the burner on the stove off. As in: I LEFT THE RIGHT REAR BURNER ON THE STOVE ON ALL NIGHT LONG. Are you kidding me?? It's fine, he says. It was only on the lowest setting, he says. Thank God we don't have a gas stove is what I say. Please, someone--anyone--tell me you've done this too. Oy.

We're all still alive, as of this morning. worries, I guess.

I just have the fire department on speed dial now.

And I'm so not looking forward to the electric bill this month.

But look at us. We're a happy little family despite my inadvertent attempts to burn the house down around us while we all sleep peacefully.

If our social worker is reading this: I'm sorry. It's all just a joke. This didn't actually happen, and I would never leave a burner on all night with children in the house.

Pray for us, y'all. 

I'm not even sure what to segue into after that confession. How about some Link Love.

- Jim Gaffigan : Am I the last person in the world to discover just how hilarious Jim Gaffigan is? You can watch his full shows on youtube. For free. Cody and I watched this one this week, and I was laughing so hard I actually choked at one point. 

- Funny Texts Between Parents and their Kids : And some of these almost made me pee my pants. Hysterical. 

- Six Brothers Welcome Home their Baby Sister : I can't even handle the sweetness. Just stop it.

- Open Letters to the Church : Yes. This is exactly how I feel about this. I don't write about this kinda stuff myself because why? but this person got it right.

Colonel's Corner
As you can see, we are serious about our shag over here. Apparently, it's time for another haircut because can you see his eyes? Yeah. Me either. But isn't he just so stinkin' cute?! 

In other news, we've started taking Colonel out in the canoe. At first, I think he thought we were trying to kill him. But it only took a few minutes for him to be all over that thing. He likes to lean over the side and drink the lake while we're rowing merrily along. Or bark at the slalom bouys as we pass by them. Like, seriously bark at them because maybe they're capable of attacking us.

But for being half-poodle, this guy is not keen to swim. The first time we took him out, Cody jumped out to see if Colonel would get in the water with him. 

Not. Happening.

But he was so distressed until Cody got back in the canoe. Bless him. 
Well, I think that's about enough for today. I'm finally getting my act together and going to see War Room tomorrow with my girl Christina. I wanted to go opening weekend so bad, but, as you know, I was a little busy hiking Pike's Peak that weekend. Have you seen it? Did you love it? I can't wait.


  1. Hahaha! A water dog that doesn't like the water! He'll get over it :)

  2. Yay! I made your blog! I'm so honored. Also, I almost blew up our house the first time I made meatloaf because I didn't account for the GREASE THAT WOULD DRIP OFF THE PAN AND ONTO THE OVEN COILS. Needless to say, that sucked. Also, remember that one time I was making pizzas when I was babysitting at the Kendalls and Grace almost CLIMBED INTO THE OVEN????? Feel better now? ;)

    1. Haha! I will never forget that time or you calling me while it was all happening totally freaking out. #bestfriendmemories #idofeelbetterthanks

  3. Dude, I accidentally leave burners on all the time at my place. On much higher settings. Like, I'll be gone all day after making an egg in the morning, see the burner, think, "Crap! I need to turn that off," then get distracted and not turn it off till the next morning when I make my egg again. So don't feel bad. Also, mom, I'm just playing. That never happens...

  4. They're automatic bills taken out of my account each month so I avoid looking at them for as long as possible.