Tomorrow marks the official start to summer. You know, according to the calendar. Mother Nature has already been doling out the summer heat, though, with this week shaping up to be a scorcher:
Even though I’ve lived in PA the past 15 years, I still haven’t gotten used to the hot humid weather PA is prone to have every summer. I’m much more used to (and definitely prefer) this kind of weather:
Thankfully we’ll be heading to this weather instead (granted not until the end of the week, but it gives you an idea of the difference). We probably won’t want to leave once we get there. I’m just sayin’.
Remember I mentioned I can be a procrastinator
sometimes a lot? Here’s some proof of the procrastinator mode:
No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you – those are Christmas presents. And a few birthday presents, since I figured I might as well get them all taken care of in one fell swoop. That I finally wrapped yesterday. For my family and friends out West.
Because I never got around to wrap them and ship them in time for Christmas, or my usual M.O. of shipping them for New Year. Ahem. Since we decided to drive out for vacation this year and take both cars, I figured I might as well save the shipping costs and deliver them in person. Christmas in June coming up.
I saw this on Facebook and it totally cracked me up:
Which reminded me of a picture I had downloaded off my old point-and-shoot camera I had given to Princess Nagger. She and I were watching Sponge Bob together when a commercial came on and this was part of it:
Sorry about it being dark, but it really is hard to get a clear picture from the television screen. It was a commercial advertising a show that was premiering later that night on Nickelodeon – we both cracked up when we saw the misspelling and had to pause it to get a picture. Yes, we are easily amused, why do you ask?
Speaking of the OCD Princess Nagger, when we were grocery shopping last week and happened to be in the laundry detergent aisle, I saw her pause and count the mules to make sure there were 20:
Of course I had to have her pose with the box so I could take a picture with my phone. Her response was “You’re going to blog about this, aren’t you?” Yes, yes I am. Especially since you will all be happy to know there are indeed 20 mules on the box.
This week is going to be a flurry of activity getting all the last minute stuff ready for our road trip. Today I have a hair appointment, tomorrow morning is the monthly visit from the caseworker for Little Dude, after which Princess Nagger and I will go do our last minute shopping to pick up the snacks for the trip, then Thursday I’m going to get suitcases packed for me, Princess Nagger and Little Dude (hubby just throws his stuff in a duffel bag in like five minutes. It’s a guy thing).
And I’m going to try to get my car all loaded up on Thursday, aside from the cooler and the stuff we’ll need Friday morning. I figure if I can get it all done on Thursday, we’ll be able to leave early in the morning on Friday so we can get to our first stop while it’s still daylight. After driving 11+ hours (not counting potty break and gas stops). So if I seem a little scarcer than normal, or a little discombobulated as I’m hopping around the next few days, you’ll know why.
Next week I’ll be posting from the road – I’m sure there will be lots of blog fodder to keep us all entertained. Meanwhile, link up, hop around and most importantly have fun.
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