I promised a giveaway for this amazing event – and I always keep my promises! I decided to give it its own post, though, because I didn’t want to make my normally long-winded RTT post even longer… You can find the giveaway post here. Or click on Princess Nagger’s Mug here:
Princess Nagger has been dragging her feet getting ready for school in the morning. One of the reasons I make sure I wake her up over an hour before her bus is due to arrive – because I know she’ll be protesting and dragging her feet. Every. Step. Of. The. Way. And she never proves me wrong. Friday she missed her bus. I had just wrestled her backpack onto her back amongst her protests, when I looked up and saw the bus pull up out front. By the time we were halfway around the house with me yelling “Go, go go! RUN!” the bus had already proceeded to pull away.
So I grabbed my keys and bag and ordered the dogs back into the house and Princess Nagger to the van. Best laid plans of how I was going to spend my morning tossed to the winds. When we got to the school, we were about the 5th car in the ‘drop off line’. We sat there for a good five minutes…nothing was happening. Cars were beginning to line up behind us, and still no movement at the front of the line. Then my ‘idiot light’ came on. I needed to get gas. So I decided I’d exit the drop-off line and go park and walk the Nagger into the school – and noticed all the buses lined up still full of kids.
We spied her bus, still chock full of kids, so I walked up and called out to her really cool bus driver through her side window – she let Princess Nagger get on the bus to hang out with them until it was time to go into the school. Apparently they don’t unlock/open the doors until a specific time, so every morning the buses (and drop-off line) sit there anywhere from 20-30 minutes every day. Weird. But at least I didn’t have to sign PN into the office – she was able to join the masses of kids as they all scurried into their respective classrooms. As I was pulling away, I noticed how long the drop-off line had gotten. Glad I don’t have to maneuver that every day.
Apparently the dogs were mad I cut their backyard wandering short by ordering them into the house. When I got home 2 of them had decided to leave me a ‘present’ by pooping on the living room floor. What a lovely smell to walk into when I got home. Not.
When PN got home from school on Friday, her backpack contained this note:
Before I saw the note she tried to tell me that the kid who sits next to her drew on her pants…but when she saw me opening her backpack like I always do when she gets home, she immediately changed her story and said she was sorry:
It dawned on me as I was formatting the pictures for the blog the why she did it. As I was helping her get dressed under protest that morning, she was complaining that the pants I picked out were not ‘decorated’… I have created a monster with the clothes I’ve gotten her – apparently she loves the ones that have embroidery or appliques, even though she’s never actually seemed to care one way or the other before. I figured the protest was just another one of her famous stall-tactics she’s honed to perfection. Apparently she decided to ‘decorate’ her pants on her own.
Anybody know anything about spiders? Yeah, me neither. But man did this sucker freak me out a little…only a little, though, because it was already dead when I discovered it, drowned in the soapy water in the dishes soaking in the sink. But I had to take pictures, you know, to share the horror with you:
I double-dog dare you to click on that last one. FUGLY is the right word for it. It looks like some sort of morphed pincer bug-turned-into-spider – I searched online all weekend and could not come up with a ‘like’ spider. Anyone have any suggestions? I sure hope I don’t find any of its mates and/or babies or anything related to this. I would have screamed like a girl if it had been alive and kicking when I found it. Still creeps me out even in death, though!
Apparently Google still has the hiccups. I kept running into this over the weekend when I was trying to visit and/or comment on blogs:
I had some other randomness bouncing around in my brain, but it’s foggy this morning because I’m not at 100% with coffee yet. So we’ll call it a day. Besides, it’s time to wake up the Princess Nagger for school and I think I’ve rambled on long enough. One of these days I’m going to try to make my posts shorter. Yeah, that’ll happen.
Don’t forget to check out my Blogoversary Giveaway – just commenting will buy you a chance to win. 😉 Meanwhile, head on over to the Un-Mom‘s to check out all the other Random Cool People. I feel quite honored I get to celebrate my anniversary with all of them!