Monday, June 24, 2013

Random Monday

Friends, this rental house is trying to kill me. (The picture of The Boy above has nothing to do with that sentence. I just threw that in for fun. Baby Boy! In golf shorts!)

Not only is the house slowly sliding off the hill (I mean, I assume that's what is going on since there is no straight angle in this house and our landlord started on foundation work - which means he dug a big hole and the basement is exposed to the weather - a few weeks ago and then HE HASN'T COME BACK TO FINISH IT and I am feeling very CAPSY about that) but then there are these evidences:
  • snakeskins left on my steps. Meaning some snake is feeling comfortable enough around here to take off his clothes. Yuck.
  • mice. 'Cause those snakes are apparently good for NOTHING. And I'm sure having the basement completely open to the outside is not helping.
  • bug bites. Possibly from chiggers in the extremely long grass around our house (which the house owner originally told Philip we wouldn't have to worry about but it turns out "not worrying about it" means that Philip will have to cut it himself or pay some shady character $40 a week to do or put it off so long that the homeowner's possibly estranged wife will call and bug Philip about cutting it. CAPSY, people. CAPSY.) Or it could be mites from the birds in the rafters or maybe the mice. Or some other unknown agent. I am covered in bug bites and that is not exaggerating. I got up last night, after a 2:30 AM feeding of The Boy, to take an oatmeal bath. A bath in the middle of the night is not normal behavior for me, in case you're wondering.
So I am kind of grouchy, in addition to being itchy.

But then there's this:
I can't stay grouchy long with this little guy around.
And, despite the fact that I shot a staple into my right thumb yesterday (and pulled it out myself & bandaged it without fainting - there was blood, folks. Spurting blood.), I also have this little creature to make me laugh:
Now, just in case your life has been as deluged with snakes, mice, bugs, and staples as mine has, here are some links to make you smile:
  • Hilarious pin board by Tiffany Beveridge: My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler. I'm guessing you'll need to be familiar with some of the more pretentious mommy bloggers to think this is as funny as I did. It made me laugh out loud. (Seriously. Not just a fake "lol".)
  • Top 16 Worship Music Typos from Stuff Christians Like. Think my favorite was probably "Our God's a greeter".
So, what's up on your Monday? (And please, please be praying and sending good thoughts our way that we'll find our Real Home soon. Before the snakes, mice, bugs, and crazy people get me.)

This post is linked to Random Monday at Not Inadequate.


VanderbiltWife said...

Well, yeah, that stinks. Sorry for the stinkyness. But baby boy is SO DARN CUTE. He and Joshua may need to have a "who has fatter cheeks" contest.

Lisa said...

"Quinoa always keeps a spare "urban outfit" in my purse in the event we're going to be around a lot of chain link fencing" ;)

Baby boy is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E (I'm feeling CAPSY too!)

Elisabeth said...

Sorry but this made me lol and not the fake kind! You need a house....we need to sell ours...wish we lived 3 1/2 hrs closer to each other. And lastly, I just want to squish that boy's checks!

Kris said...

This post is not funny at all, but yet I laughed because you and I are so much alike!! I think I'd take that cute baby and check in at the nearest Holiday Inn!

Amy said...

Super fun post, even if it's about super not-fun challenges. It will all um...make good memories some day? Right? Yeah.
Stinkin' adorable baby boy you got there!

Amy said...

And also: Amazon love, how can it be? Haha! Thanks for that one! :)

Jodi G. said...

oh my! oh my! You are having quite the week! :) I'll really start praying you can find a house soon!! LOVE seeing the pics of your little man he is soooooo precious!!!!!!!!!

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