Why must time fly by so fast? We’ve been back from vacation for exactly one week, and I still haven’t made a dent in catching up on things. Part of the delay is some things that are unbloggable, so bear with me as I muddle through trying to deal with that, and get everything else done in a timely manner. Where’s my ‘pause’ button?
Luckily today’s the day I get to be totally random. Lucky for you, too. Thanks to Keely over at The Un-Mom… At least I hope she’s still hosting Ultra Randomness, er, um, I mean Random Tuesday Thoughts. I feel like I’ve been out of the loop for so long! Guess I’ll find out soon enough!
Is it just me, or has it been hotter than the hinges of hell all over? I don’t like to sweat unless there’s a really good reason to do so. Ahem. At least we missed the extreme heat-wave that happened here while we were in Iowa – and even though it was hot there, too, my sister’s house as central air. Oh central air, how I love thee! Our next house will definitely have central air – it’s going to be a deal breaker for sure. I’ve mentioned before that our current house doesn’t, so the window unit in the living room and the upstairs bedrooms have to work overtime. It’s just too bad I have to spend any time in the kitchen, dining room, upstairs hallway or upstairs bathroom. Sweat City. Not fun.
On the road trip home, the dogs did really well. No doggy barf this time. Instead, Rolex kept wedging his way up from the third row seats to the second row seats – I guess he was jealous of Travis getting all of Princess Nagger’s attention. At one point he was literally laying on top of Travis:
On our halfway stop in Ohio on the way home, I thought it was pretty funny Princess Nagger hung her clothes up when she got ready for bed. Usually she tosses them randomly, so this was cause for a double-take:
On one of the many stretches of freeway driving home on our road trip, this truck passed us with a limp hand hanging out the window. It looked like someone had a dead body in the back seat of the truck but neglected to make sure the hand was inside the window:
I know, you had to be there.
I forgot to mention in yesterday’s post that one of our side-trips on our many excursions whilst in Iowa, we stopped off in Riverside where they had the Trekfest the previous weekend. My sister and brother-in-law are huge Trekkies, so they were hoping to see the nine-foot statue of the Star Trek Enterprise that was the main attraction. Unfortunately it was gone, and the only thing left was this:
Not quite as exciting. Princess Nagger observed that it was constructed of cardboard, wood and fiberglass. She wasn’t buying that it was a real shuttle. Hopefully she doesn’t get a close up look at a fake Santa anytime soon.
Speaking of which, since my nephews are much older (18 and 20), I had to squelch a conversation that one of my nephews started with my sister about the whole conspiracy theory of Santa. Luckily I was able to stop them before Princess Nagger caught on. Santa is safe. For now.
Princess Nagger is fairly easy to please. She can be all girl at times, like when there’s jewelry involved. A sparkly necklace, earrings or bracelets, and she melts like ice cream on a hot day. Combine jewelry into her love of Dinosaurs, and the exclamation “Best Mom in the Universe” can be heard…throughout the universe. So in case you heard that exclamation a couple of weeks ago, this is why:
You’re wishing you had one of those, aren’t you?
That’s all I’ve got for this week. Now would be a good time to head on over to check out Keely The Un-Mom for some fun randomness. Be daring and get your own Random on!