I’m a dork. I forgot about Picture Day. Sure, it was listed on the calendar all month long as September 30th, but for some reason I kept thinking next Wednesday was September 30th. Like we had another week of September to go yet. Apparently September flew by faster than my brain thought it did. What’s even wackier is that Princess Nagger and I were discussing on Wednesday morning what cool outfit she’d be wearing next week for Picture Day. On September 30th. Which was the morning we were discussing it. I sent her to school in a sweatshirt and jeans.
Granted, the sweatshirt was her favorite color, purple, and it has sparkly decorations on it with ‘Best Friends Academy’ or something cutesy like that, but it wasn’t what she wanted to wear on Picture Day. I even went about my day doing the bi-monthly grocery shopping – which wouldn’t be happening the week before the 30th, but it still didn’t register. D’oh!
Until Princess Nagger got off the school bus. With a sad face. And immediately proclaimed: “Today was picture day!!!” as she was coming down the steps of the school bus. Ooops. I guess we aren’t getting school pictures this year…we’ll have to go Sears instead.
I need to get a Smartphone.
If you call a wrong number and are told that it’s a wrong number when they ask for ‘Ruth’, when you call back minutes later do you hang up on the person who answers just because you realize it’s the wrong number…again…because you dialed it again the same way? I don’t. I’ll apologize again and figure out what the right number is. Especially if, when the phone is being answered on the other end, I’m chit-chatting away to someone else while I wait.
Yes, lady looking for Ruth – I heard you talking when I answered a second time. I hate getting hung up on. I was tempted to utilize Caller ID and call the lady back that was looking for Ruth and tell her she was rude. But I didn’t. Instead I decided to add it to my post. So if you’re looking for Ruth, she’s not here. Sorry.
Hubby is off on a road trip for the weekend – his band is actually playing a gig in Michigan. Unfortunately it’s not in the general vicinity of some of the bloggers I stalk, so I declined going. I think I made the right choice – I’d be twiddling my thumbs bored out of my mind and trying to entertain Princess Nagger who would also be bored out of her mind. So I figured I might as well twiddle my thumbs in the comfort of my own home without the 20-hour+ round trip road trip.
Princess Nagger and I have big plans, though – she really wants to go see the movie ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’. She was looking forward to seeing it in 3D, but alas, they’re replacing the 3D showing today with Toy Story 1 and 2 in 3D. I don’t want to sit through 3 hours of Toy Story regular, let alone in 3D. At least the meat ball movie is only 82 minutes long. I think Princess Nagger can handle sitting mostly still for 82 minutes.
I think she wanted to see it in 3D so she could get those 3D glasses to use when playing Sly Cooper. Since I bought the game off eBay it didn’t have the 3D glasses included, and parts of the game are available in 3D. So I’m just going to get some 3D glasses and she should be happy. Though we’re still going to go see the movie because I did promise. I think I wrote 3D too many times. Oh well. I’m sure you’ll live. Possibly in 3D.
It looks like Mother Nature is still up to her funky ways. She started giving us incredibly gorgeous fall days, then bombarded us with rain last weekend which foiled my plans of putting out my fall decorations. It’s been cold this week, but it looks like she might cooperate this weekend – it’s supposed to rain today but be sunny and 76 tomorrow and 70 on Sunday.
That means it’ll be the perfect time to go to the local farms to pick up the needed hay bales, pumpkins, Indian corn and corn stalks for the base portions of the decorating on the porches. I want to get the outside decorating done before Mother Nature decides it’s time to send us into deep freeze. Wish me luck.
I’d like the send the neighbor’s dog into deep freeze. He’s really pissing me off. He won’t stay in his yard, and has now given our dogs fleas. They have been flea-free all summer long – we have no carpets, just hardwood floors throughout the entire house, and the neighbors have been fighting their flea problem in their carpets for several years.
Now the neighbor dog fleas are seeking to upgrade their residency for better warmth because of the cold weather that’s been descending. The fuzzy warm fur of our dogs looks quite inviting, as opposed to the short non-fur the neighbor Pit Bull has. Apparently I haven’t been fast enough on the trigger of the pellet gun to keep the stupid dog away from our dogs and out of our yard. Maybe I should shoot the neighbor with the pellet gun instead.
Princess Nagger Conversation of the Week:
Princess Nagger: “I’ve been falling asleep too early.”
Me: “No you haven’t, you’ve been falling asleep about the right time on a school night.”
PN: “Picture it. This is how I am before I eat a lollipop.” (she proceeds to jump all around making goofy noises and faces…)
Me (laughing): “OK, and what are you trying to say?”
PN: “Well, this is how I am after I eat a lollipop…” (she pretends to lick a lollipop, then collapses on my shoulder with pretend snoring.) “So….can I have the lollipop?”
Me: “Uh, No…you can save it for tomorrow and have it right after you get home from school.”
PN: “But Mama! I promise it will make me sleep better and I’ll sleep so good if I eat the lollipop.”
Me: “Not gonna happen.”
Hubby: “Is she using Nagger Reasoning over there?”
PN: “Dada! This is between me and Mama!”
Needless to say, she still didn’t get to eat the lollipop before bedtime. I’m such a mean mom.
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