Monday, September 13, 2010

A no good very bad...


Most of my internet time lately has been devoted to the over-zealous planning of our upcoming trip.
Once we return I will no doubt be back to boring you with the mind numbing minutia of our days.

For example:

My mad pancake-making skills are still in effect.

Usually I just peel off the burnt side and put that side touching the plate so no one knows. Unfortunately I burnt both sides this time.
I know, I know.

So I peeled off both outer sides, which left me with a pile of pancake innards. I then rolled them up into little balls and enticed the children with the "cool pancake balls!"

I need some help.
Professional would be best.

In other news, we bought a new printer.
We have hated our old printer for many moons.

We would try to print in black and white, but it wouldn't let us because we were low on yellow.
Well, who needs yellow to print in black and white?
Our printer.
But we never print in color, so how can we be low on yellow?
Oh, because we never print in color and the printer head gets clogged.
Then it needs to be cleaned.
Which uses all the yellow on a test page.
Then we replace the yellow.
And want to print in black and white.
But then it says we are low on magenta.

So we bought a monochrome laser printer. Monochrome-- only black and white. No more yellow, cyan, or magenta.
Laser-- no more cleaning printer heads.
I like it.
And it's wireless, so I feel as though I've moved up in the world by being able to print from a laptop across the house.

Would all of you who have already been living in this century stop making fun of me?

Isn't it funny how once you get something new that you really needed, you wonder how you ever lived without it?

Like the DVR.

And the microwave.
We spent our first year of marriage sans microwave.

I don't know why.
We didn't feel it to be a necessary expenditure.

(We were frugal cheap.)


We've been 'ballin.
You know.

It's that time again, and I love it.

Except when I have to watch Michigan play a close game and almost have a heart attack or two.
I take my football a little too seriously, methinks.

The temperature is cooling off a bit. Most days don't quite reach the 90's, and the pool water is actually a little too cold for swimming. We still attempt it though.
Well, Josh and the kids attempt it while I read a book on the pool deck.

Meanwhile, Alex continues to enjoy school.
Except for the part where they expect her to do work.

"Mommy. We have to practice writing our names at school. Do you know that my name is the very longest in the whole class? She makes me write Alexandra. Every time!"

She's very jealous of a little girl named An.

Josh has gone twice to her school to eat lunch with her. She loves it! Alex has a sweet daddy :)

Hands in the pants is still going strong.
Also, he reports that he wants to do nothing while we're at Disney World.
He just wants to ride a train.
And he definitely, under no circumstances, wants to meet any characters. 

I will do a Fat Tuesday update tomorrow, and then I will continue planning my trip through the Disney Parks, one funnel cake at a time.

Anyone want to take a guess as to my weight differential between pre- and post-trip?
I know I don't.


Teresa Dawn said...

I don't have a printer at all. Or a cellphone. Or a DVR. And I still use my VCR when I want to tape a show and re-watch it. So to me, your new printer sounds very high-tech!

Taylor said...

Welcome to the 90's Mr. Banks!
Name that movie.

I'm Erin. said...

Father of the Bridee

I'm Erin. said...

Or, Bride. As it is traditionally spelled.


Proverbs 31 Wannabe said...

Tell Alex that my Sarah Grace feels her pain with writing her name. She tries to just write SG but that doesn't cut it.

I bet you don't gain much weight at DW since you'll be walking and sweating so much. You have to eat funnel cakes to keep up your strength. By the way, if you go to the candy shop on Main Street at MK and tell them you are celebrating your kids' birthdays they will give the kids free chocolate dipped marshmallows with sprinkles on a Mickey crazy straw. I just learned that this summer when we took the twins for their birthday. So while your kids may not have a birthday while you are there, you could celebrate, or celebrate their very merry un- birthday!

Dressed-Up Dots said...

i dunno - you may lose some with all that walking! i think i did, which is not so much a good thing when you're 6 months preggo...but you don't have to worry about that! where are you staying?

Anonymous said...

I regret to tell you that I am, in fact, a therapist yet I cannot seem to make good pancakes. I, however, try to flip too fast to avoid the burn and end up with pancake mush.