The Rebellion rocks on into the twelfth week. Keely is still hiatus-ing, but we’re still functioning in her honor. Thanks to all fellow rebels for joining in each week – I have been remiss in making sure I get around to everyone the past couple of weeks, but I promise to visit each and every one of you this week – even if I have to do it over the weekend, I’ll be there! Promise. Meanwhile, Rebel On!
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Mother Nature is still continuing her August Heat trend this early in June – makes me wonder what she’s got up her sleeve for August, since she’s using up her quota of hot, humid and sticky days so early on. When Princess Nagger and I were in Target last week, she spied the perfect pool to help her beat the heat:
It’s a Dinosaur Volcano Play Center pool – pretty cool, no? Sorry about the stock photo, it’s been so crazy busy that I haven’t downloaded the pictures from my camera yet – I’ll make sure to do that before next week so you can see how happy Princess Nagger is splashing around in her new pool. She was ecstatic that it’s dinosaur themed, and that it was much bigger than a different one she had her eye on.
Hubby had a rough week last week – his dreaded dentist appointment led to an extraction of a pesky bad molar, which then led to an issue with dry socket. Poor guy. No wonder he has an aversion about going to the dentist. All the stress related to the dentist issues then culminated in the poor guy contracting shingles – his right eye (the same side his tooth was extracted from) ended up swollen shut over the weekend. He’s on heavy antiviral medication, so hopefully he’ll start feeling human again soon. At least bad things happen in threes, so he should be done.
Only a week and a couple of days before we leave on our exciting road trip to Corn Country in Iowa – jealous, aren’t you? I guess I better get myself in gear, as I have a lot of stuff to organize for the trip, and get the house all clean so we can leave it clean, which always is a nice thing to return to a nice clean house before Princess Nagger unleashes her inner tornado on it. Originally we were planning on leaving early enough to get to the COSI Science Center in Ohio on the way, but now we might end up hitting it on the way back since hubby has a follow-up doctor appointment the morning we were originally going to leave.
We’d rather not postpone our departure date by a day, because we want to beat my parents there (who are driving out from Seattle) so we can lay claim in my sister’s basement. My dad called dibs on the basement so they can have easy access to the backyard for their little Shih Tzu they’ll have traveling with them, but we think we should get the basement since cramming the three of us in one bedroom won’t be conducive to a nice relaxing vacation – bed-hog Princess Nagger would make getting a decent night’s sleep almost impossible. I’ll be blogging from the road and while we’re there, so I’ll keep you posted on that whole fun scenario.
That’s it for this week – feel free to be a rebel with me and get your random on! Join in the fun – link up (I promise this week I won’t neglect you) and thanks to all you diligent rebels out there!
Don’t forget – I’m co-hosting an upcoming class in the Web’s first-ever virtual cooking school, Cooking Connections, and I would love to invite all of you to be part of it! Here’s what you need to know to get cooking with us online:
When: Wednesday, June 15, at 1 p.m. ET (that’s tomorrow, yo!)
Where: TheMotherhood – here’s the link to the page where the class will be held: http://www.themotherhood.com/talk/show/id/62227
What: School’s out for the summer – but your kids can keep their minds fresh by helping you in the kitchen! Join us to talk about making cooking both fun and educational for your kids, exchange easy summer meal recipes, and brainstorm delicious dessert ideas.
The class is sponsored by ConAgra and hosted by TheMotherhood.
I hope to see you there!
My other fabulous co-hosts are:
Amy, Cajun Inspired Living
Jenna, A Mom’s Balancing Act
Jessica, Vanderbilt Wife
Karen, 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires
Liz, A Belle, A Bean & A Chicago Dog
Stacie, The Divine Miss Mommy
Stacy, Stacy Uncorked (that’s me!)
Tammy, Tammy’s Two Cents
Vanessa, The Sew*er, The Caker, The Copycat Maker
I’m also participating in Follow Me Back Tuesday – if you are a new Follower, please be sure to leave a link so I can follow you back!
Once again I’m hopping aboard this fun friendly train – if you’re traveling on the train, be sure to leave your link so I can follow you back!
I’m also joining Hop a Little Tuesday – Blog Hop for Moms:
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