Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Facts

Derek still wants us to sing "Zaccheus was a Wee Little Man" to him every time he lays down for a nap or for bedtime.
He's been on this kick ever since we moved here to North Carolina.
We've been here for 7 months.
That means we have sung that song over 400 times.

I am sick of that song.

Also, we've been here for 7 months. And I still don't feel like it's home. It's a slow process for me, and usually involves needing at least one season to repeat itself before a new assignment beings to feel like home.I think it will start to feel that way when we're spending our summer afternoons at the pool.

Wait. We've been here for 7 months? I think I need to make a dentist appointment.

I'm looking forward to planting a garden in the backyard this spring. I've never done that before, and we have a couple of raised garden beds out back.

Also: Does anyone know how to plant a garden?

I don't.
Maybe a helpful website?

Alex continues to break out into song randomly. Her song of choice is still "It's Raining Men." We've been laughed at by a few store clerks and I'm wondering if I should send a note to school to let her teachers know that it's all the Wii's fault.

Josh has been flying nights this week, so one day he was able to go to school and have lunch with Alex. He's done this probably a dozen times now. The other kids are starting to get to know him, and he always comes home with some interesting stories.
I had asked him to let Alex's teacher know that I wont be picking her up on Thursdays anymore, because hallelujah! Thursdays have been redeemed!
Turns out that Alex had already let her know that she was "going to dance on Saturdays now because the costumes for the Saturday class are much prettier."
Makes me wonder what other kinds of things children report to their kindergarten teachers. They probably know a lot more about my family that I assume.

Cruise 2011 Countdown: 6 days until I fly away, 7 until I set sail.

I took a spin class yesterday evening, and spun extra hard thinking about the bathing suit I must wear.
But then after I got home, I was really hungry and may have eaten for the rest of the night.

I can't rightly say.


Tayler said...

LOL, she switched classes because the costumes are prettier- Alex is a girl after my own heart :) Love that lil lady!

Proverbs 31 Wannabe said...

Do you know the Queen of Brussels Sprouts? She can tell you about the garden thing. As a preschool teacher, we always tell the parents that we will only believe half of what the kids say about them if they only believe half of what the kids sayabout us! It's a good compromise.

Taylor said...

I am going to plant a garden, too! When you find out how to do it, let me know!

Joyce said...

When my youngest daughter was a tot she loved to sit in her car seat and sing Life is a Highway, the Tom Cochrane version, not the Rascall Flatts version. Not that that matters when its a two year old belting it out but she preferred the rock version.

She was also a big fan of The Four Tops-Baby I Need your Lovin' and once skipped the entire length of an outdoor shopping center happily singing this song at the top of her lungs. Shoppers stopped to stare and smile. I wish I had a video camera but sadly this was back in the days of video cameras that were the size of small suitcases and we didn't tote ours around with us.

One day your daughter will be all grown up and so will you and you'll hear It's Raining Men and you'll remember her at this age and you will smile.

Lisa said...

Hey Erin! You have to admit, "It's Raining Men" is a pretty catchy tune. I liked that song long before I realized what the words actually say. :)

I've been trying to think about our garden too! I just bought a book from Lowe's last night that I think will be a pretty good resource: Three-Step Vegetable Gardening. It has good photos and whole pages devoted to specific crops. I'm happy to share if you'd like!

Also, I just started looking for some decent garden blogs the last couple of days. Pioneer Woman has some good posts on the subject, they are just few and far between. Anyway, I just wrote a post with a few sites I found that look promising and seem to have some good info for beginners. I'd suggest just one or two, but I really haven't done too much digging into them yet.

Speaking of digging, the first thing anyone ever suggests doing is getting your soil tested (which you can do for free) so that you know what you should add to it. I've been too lazy to actually carry through with this on my own. Want to go with me one day?

Sorry for leaving a novel in your comments. :)

Erin said...

Wow, it's almost cruise time. I nee done of those before Justin leaves. You'll have to tell me if it's worth it.

As far as planting stuff, just get a bag of compost dirt or whatever it's called, mix it in with your soil, and toss some zucchini seed in there. Seriously, I've had huge (I'm talking the size of a log) zucchini in Indiana and Idaho. Just ask anyone that I made take one :) Other stuff it seems as if you have to remember to water more. Baby steps :)

Laanykidsmom said...

Your posts make me laugh. Truly, madly, deeply.