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And I might just have some time to blog now! I’ve missed you… I still go throughout my days thinking I should blog about this or that but somehow 5 bazillion things spring up between me and my computer. I have time to read other blogs or write on mine and well, you guys are much more interesting than me.
I’m hoping with the arrival of summer vacation my blogging will get back to “normal”. Although I’d like to take the time to point out that for the Runningamuck household, school is never really out. Because if we did, the dream of having 12 year olds taking college classes would have to die.
I’m just teasing folks. They’ll be 14 at least. Anything younger than that would be plain ridiculous.
Okay, okay! So in all seriousness, Hubby and I will be happy for college graduations before their 30… or we’re 80… we can’t be toooo picky after all. lol.
Some exciting things that have kept me busy lately? Besides schooling a 2nd grader, a kindergardener, a preschooler and keeping a 2 year old from getting the puppy in repeated headlocks that is.
We’re done with diapers! Can I get an “Amen?” !! I do the happy dance every time we walk through Target and don’t have to stop in the diaper department. Yes, my dancing embarrasses my children but their young, they don’t understand the joy I feel and they’ll heal from it. Or is it what doesn’t kill them will make them stronger? Hmmm….
Our four year old, Tiger, is now an official 2 wheeled bike rider. Actually, I can’t claim this one kept me busy. He taught himself… in FOUR days! I’m thinking if this is how it’s going to be from here on out, I need to prepare myself. And start tucking extra money away for medical bills and all kinds of sports equipment… both the norm and the extreme.
The PUPPY! Lucy has single-handedly destroyed every thing in our backyard. Let’s just say she loves her grown-up teeth. She’s been soooo good, trains easily and is very well behaved around people… it’s just the plants, flowers (she particularly enjoyed my snapdragons), weeds, wood, plastic toys, bikes pedals, sticks, flip flops, newspapers, sunglasses, sprinkler heads, etc. that have to fear her. I’m so ready for this stage to be over…
I’ve officially become a bake-a-holic. I knew I enjoyed being in the kitchen before but I’ve become a maniac the past couple months. I have to find “takers” now before I cook/bake so that it doesn’t sit in my house and get devoured by Hubby and I. My goal is to take more pics and share them and the recipes with you all.
I’ll end this post with a teaser…
Roasted Potatoes… ummm, I’m starting to drool just looking at it. I just love this recipe! The dill and other spices just make you want to inhale the whole bowl. Stay tuned for the recipe….
The Runningamuck household has grown by one since yesterday.
Isn’t she adorable? This is Lucy Bear. She’s an 8 week old Boxer and she has such a good temperament. She loves the kids, despite their overwhelming and exuberant attention. Last night (her first night) was better than I expected. She cried some each time I had to close her door but only for a few minutes. Then she’d settle herself down and go to sleep. She plays hard and then crashes hard! That girl can sleep through anything! lol
(Pardon the bad pictures, I took them before I had my coffee and the moving subjects didn’t help… my brain was moving several seconds slower than they were!)
We’re totally and completely smitten. Well, all but Hubby. And he really is too… he’s just questioning his rush to action yesterday when he saw her litter for sale on the way home from dirt-biking. Our wonderful friend who was with him “encouraged” him to bite the bullet err, make the purchase.
I can’t promise the next few days won’t be filled with puppy/children pictures. I’ll fight it, I promise but I’m weak you guys. WEAK! I won’t even admit how many pictures I’ve taken today since I’ve had my coffee.
It’s like having a new baby! I’m tellin’ ya, people come by to visit and meet her… everyone wants to hold her… people send congratulating notes…
I do have to admit though, there haven’t been any gifts. And we don’t have pacifiers and burp rags strewn all over the house. We also don’t have a wipe/diaper stash in every corner of the house just in case. No bassinet in our bedroom (although I’m sure Lucy wouldn’t have complained at all) and I can sit with no tenderness what-so-ever. My chest isn’t leaking like a sieve and my clothes still somewhat fit.
Although, I do have to admit, having a new baby to blame the old bowl-of-jelly-belly on would be a nice… but no, I can only blame my flabby gut on my Christmas over-indulgence. Darn!
Welcome Lucy Bear!! You have some mighty big paw-prints to fill but I think you are gonna do just fine… (I can hear the farmer from the movie Babe saying, “That’ll do Pig, that’ll do”. )
and teeth… and nails… and potty breaks… and training…
We’re smack-dab in the middle of it ALL right now folks. The kids got a “little” early New Year’s surprise (read about our New Year’s Day traditions here) and it involves all of these things, plus a lot more.
Photos to come a little later today. Prepare yourselves yourself, your heart is going to do quite a bit of melting.