And can we mention 'mom jeans' for a moment? Gag me, please. These are flattering on absolutely no one. What's next? Those matching applique sweatshirts my mom/memaw/aunt used to make for all the females in the family? But at least the hipsters are moving on to something else, and I can go back to wearing my flannel and colored tights without looking like I'm trying too hard.
Oh March, you are almost over. I started two posts in my draft over the past month, but I just wasn't feeling it. And I checked my email for the first time in weeks yesterday and realized I had some emails from folks checking on me. I promise I will get on those stat! (Probably when Gage goes back to school on Monday.) But the month itself flew by for various reasons:
*My niece was born! And for a first time mom, her mother was only in labor for FOUR HOURS. Umm. Jealous just a bit about that one.
*Gage and I had (separate) cases of food poisoning. No need for details on this one. He also missed slicing his nipple off by a millimeter. That would have been an adventure.
*I figured out how to keep Pepper from scratching on the patio door. She will want to come inside, and ten seconds later she'd be ready to go back out. Her incessant scratching on the door was driving me mad, not to mention destroying the glass. She hates the sound of bubble wrap, so I taped bubble wrap all over the portion of the door she could reach. Now she refuses to scratch on the door. Deanna-1 Pepper-0
*Peppy had to fly out to Arizona for four days to be a character witness over his mother's death. I made the conscious decision not to talk about the details of her death when she passed away, and I'm so glad I did because I learned that the defense attorneys had googled all of us and were reading my blog for some sort of incriminating evidence. So hey there, ya creeps!
*Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day parades. The boys made out like bandits at the St. Patty's parade. Probably because they look like little leprechauns.
*Gage had his spring break and we had plans to go camping. But the weather in March can be a bit of a fickle thing. We cancelled our weekend plans because the predicted weather was stormy, but it turned out to be beautiful. Then on the day of our actual camp out, the high was 35. But we went anyway, because apparently we are effing lunatics. I mean, the boys would play outside in negative weather, they don't care. But it actually wasn't too bad. And the next morning was sunny and warmer, so the boys had a blast exploring. (This just makes me yearn for a large backyard even more.) Plus, outdoors is the great equalizer around here. The kids can find anything to argue about indoors, but once they are outside they will play together for hours.
And a couple pictures because I have kind of stopped taking pictures. It's really nice to live life without a camera attached to my face. I don't know what clicked in my brain, but the idea of incessantly taking photos for blog substance seems a bit silly to me right now.
This fireplace was our saving grace while we were camping. I want a fire pit at our next house.
And a huge hammock too. Yeah, that would be great.