I want my hour back. Daylight Saving Time, while I do appreciate it staying lighter later, sucks.
We have been inundated with massive quantities of rain – could you imagine if it were colder (high yesterday was a whole whopping 48) how much snow the 6-inches of rain would have been in snow form? Something like 60 inches! So it’s a good thing it warmed up, though the Back 40 currently looks like a lake. The main yard is a muddy, mucky mess. Luckily our newest sump pump has been working overtime keeping our basement dry. With the mucky mud comes mucky muddy dogs and Princess Naggers. I better stock up on lots of bubble bath!
I am flabbergasted at how dirty one little princess can get when she decides it’s a good idea to play outside in the mud. I probably wouldn’t mind so much if the washing machine had been fixed, but alas, it’s still on its way out and hubby hasn’t made a move to look at it. So the laundry has been piling up and I’ll use the machine only when absolutely necessary hoping that it doesn’t crash and burn in the middle of a cycle.
Speaking of Hovering Hubby, he took a day off last week out of the blue – simply decided that morning that he wasn’t going to go into work because he needed a mental break day. I sure wish being a SAHM allowed for a mental break day! Or vacation days, or sick days… Of course him being home unexpectedly throws a wrench in my scheduled activities what with the hovering and all. And still he didn’t find time to look at the washing machine. D’Oh!
In addition to getting her clothes excessively dirty, somehow Princess Nagger has managed to blow holes in no less than half her pairs of jeans. Apparently pretending to be a dinosaur tends to be rough on clothing.
Speaking of Princess Nagger, she’s excited about St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow – she keeps saying she hopes everyone remembers to wear green, or she’s going to have to do a lot of pinching. I’ll have to get creative and pack her a ‘green’ lunch tomorrow – this should be fun! Last week for show’n’tell her teacher sent home a shamrock for each kid to cut out and decorate. They were to turn it into a riddle by writing a question on the front, and the answer on the back – the teacher decorated the classroom with them. This was Princess Nagger’s contribution:
“What is green and is very shiny?” Answer: An Emerald! I was actually surprised that she didn’t pose a question about dinosaurs, but she knew her classmates would be expecting that, too, so she opted to pick something else and just draw a dinosaur-type critter on the front instead.
Speaking of St. Patrick’s Day – what do you do to celebrate? Or do you? We usually don’t – in my single days it was traditional to go out to an Irish bar and drink green beer and just have fun. Now we’ll just stay home and make up our own fun. Green milk, anyone?
That’s it for me – head over to Keely’s place for some real Random Fun!