Picture Update

I really didn’t mean to disappear for a couple of months but every time I came to the computer to write something I decided against it and before you know it, it’d been nearly two months.  So here’s what I’ve been up to during that time.

I had a month long break from school before starting back up again about three weeks ago.  This first summer term I’m taking Research Methods and just typing it out makes me snoozzzzzzzzzze.  In about another three weeks I’ll be adding Child Development to my load before getting a two week break before starting fall semester.  See what I mean?  ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

During my month of May break, I had a whole list of stuff I wanted to do but you know, time passes quickly and I didn’t do nearly half of it.  I did manage to read 8 or 9 books which more than doubled what I had read this whole year up to that point.  Yay me.  And I’ve still been keeping up with my garden which has yielded barely any vegetables so far:

I have since picked and eaten the veggies in these photos and they were really good.  I’m sure more cucumbers are to come because the plants are huge and full of flowers.  So is the watermelon plant and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for that one because I have become obsessed with watermelon this summer.

I added to the backyard by planting a lot of flowers and bushes.  It needed it badly and I was in the mood to experiment.  So far the majority of the flowers are thriving and slowly but surely our backyard is looking better and better.  I can’t wait for the sunflowers to finally get big and bloom but it might not be for a couple more months.  In the meantime here are some pics of just some of the flowers I’ve got back there:

I did notice the other day one of the flowers looked like it had been chewed and it didn’t take long to discover the culprit:

Every year we have wild rabbits that seem to roam through our neighborhood.  I have no idea where they actually live and I usually don’t mind them in the yard.  Just not when the eat my plants.

I also went on a little trip with my mom and sister down to Hot Springs.  We did some horseback riding and went to a wax museum among other things.  I’ve gotta be honest.  The wax museum was horrible.  It was so random and no one really looked like anybody they were supposed to.  Here are some of my favorites:

Ack!!  Seriously?!  Prince Charles reminds me of a rat and Queen Elizabeth hasn’t looked like that for at least 60 years.  I had to read the plaque to know who she was.

It was so dark in this section of the museum I took this picture mostly just to see what it was.  And then I had to laugh.  But the laughter really got going when we went into what I suppose was the kids/Disney section and saw this:

Gah, let’s take a closer look:

Hey what do you know, my new facebook profile picture.  I absolutely love his face.

In the beginning of May our town celebrated its annual Toad Suck Daze celebration.  In its honor, we had the kids at the preschool bring toads to school for some toad racing.  Imagine 16 preschool kids with toads but believe it or not, it was fun.  There are a couple of toads that live in the yard of the preschool and the kids LOVE to play with them.  I feel bad for the toads.  We had a frog fatality and I’ll spare you the details but will say barefeet = dead frog.

I hadn’t actually gone to the Toad Suck festivities since I was in high school but my brother and I decided to go and check it out this year.  This included walking the parameter and then leaving.  Too many people and a lot of lame stuff does not a good time make.  Trust me.  Although, one of the booths had a karaoke machine and was inviting participants.  When we waked by some white trashy girls (I know that sounds harsh but you weren’t there) were singing quite loudly and off key to R Kelly’s song Ignition.  It. Was. Hilarious….and terrible.  My brother got some video of it that I will have to get and post.

The only other thing I’ve been busy with is watching TV.  While I’m waiting for the summer shows like Burn Notice to start, I’ve become obsessed with Bones.

I’ve seen the show a number of times and like it but can’t watch it during the season because it’s on at the same time of a number of other shows I watch.  Lucky me, the reruns are on constantly.  There are about 12 episodes that get put on the DVR each week and I recently discovered all the seasons in their entirety on Netflix that I can access through my brother’s Xbox.  Lucky me indeed.  It’s taken me a while to actually be able to tolerate the character of Temperance Brennen.  Admittedly I watch the show for Seely Booth and his sarcasm.

I also spent a day making a ton of homemade strawberry jam that was/is absolutely heavenly and could quite possibly make applesauce a little later in the summer.  I might just be one of the oldest young people I know.

And there you have it – a run down of my two month hiatus.  You missed me didn’t you?

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7 thoughts on “Picture Update

  1. The garden looks awesome, the flowers are beautiful and the wax figures…well they creep me out. Yikes!

    Thanks! Just think, in a couple of weeks you’ll see it first hand.

  2. I love the Chupacabra wax. That is a Chupacabra, right? We also love Burn Notice, and are so excited that it starts again next week! We like Bones too, but Brennan frankly annoys the mess out of me! I’m kinda bummed that Booth knocked her up at the end of the season, but I guess that was the only way they could work her pregnancy in.

    I think it’s supposed to be a werewolf but not entirely sure. See and I thought she got pregnant in real life last season and they never wrote it in. I’m not sure what I think about the pregnancy b/c on the one hand I’ve been rooting for them but then she really does bug me so…? And I’m very excited for Burn Notice to start back up!

  3. I did indeed–glad you’re back! The flowers are beautiful–especially the purple one!
    And the wax museum is kind of creepy–you’re right about the figures of the British Royalty, they’re not really very good. The dog (the “Hound of the Baskervilles”?) looks good though–ferocious!

    You’re probably right! That mostly likely is supposed to be the hound of the Baskervilles. Either way it’s kind of funny. I think the purple flower pic is my favorite. I didn’t think it would really turn out b/c the flower is actually really small but luckily it did.

  4. So great to catch up on your many activities! I haven’t seen a single episode of Bones; right now I’m warming up to Dexter, though I’ve only seen two episodes. Hugs from Guate.

    I saw a few episodes of Dexter a few years ago and really liked it. I’ve heard that this past season finale or maybe last year’s was really good and shocking. That might be another show I get fully into.

  5. Hey there! I’m staying up tonight catching up on blogs. Just wanted to say hi and that I didn’t drop off the face of the earth or anything. Hope you write something else soon.

    Hey glad you’re still around! I’ve been thinking about posting pretty soon. Hopefully it will move beyond the thinking stage and I’ll actually do it.

  6. Your cucumber looks intimidating.

    That sounded weird to say out loud.

    I should have taken pictures of some of them later in the summer. They grew to be over a foot long and 7 or 8 inches around – they were some pretty intense looking cucumbers.

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