12 July 2008

Vacation Recap and Summer Mememememememememe

Hiho. I've wracked (racked?) my brain, but there really isn't much to relate about our vacation. That doesn't mean it was boring - not by a long shot, but it was very laid back and relaxing.

First we headed to New Hampshire and took the girls to Storyland in Glen. If you show up after 3pm and pay to go in then you can come back for free the next day. So that's what we did. Girly-Girl had a rumbly tummy, but we all had fun anyway. Who knew kiddy rides could be so much fun!?!

Then we headed out to Rochester-ish, NY to visit Funsocksgirl and the J-Man. We were all in need of rest and relaxation, so most of our time was spent just "hanging out" and enjoying one another's company as we fine-tuned our private family jokes. We did take a hike and watch the fireworks together and go out to eat, but overall it was just your low key, very much needed vacation from demands and schedules.

It reminded us how much we miss our Funsocksgirl! Maybe we should move to NY...

My apologies for the lack of photos, which I am sure you were DYING to see. All photo ops will have to wait until my iMac is back. I think they're s'posed to get it to us by December or something. :-P

Here's one clip that should give you an insight into our family's sense of humor. It's even funnier when you realize that we never actually went to Niagra Falls. Watch out for the rivers of blood:


I lifted this MeMe from Anno. Feel free to lift it from me! (However, use your OWN answers. Groovy's words would read very strangely on YOUR blog!)

This Summer...

What I'm Doing: Short term: Well, I'm thinking up witty and fascinating (cough) answers for a meme on my blog. I need to finish this quickly however, because I promised the girlies that I would snuggle with them when they arose this morning and read to them. Oh look! It's time for them to get up now.

Groovy shall return shortly (or longly if the books are good).


Hi...I'm ba-ack! Now let's discuss Groovy's fascinating Summer plans:
-Go to GrammaJ's every other day to clean up after her cats, do housework, chop food, and visit.
-Try to keep my house somewhat cleaner than a pig sty
-Ride my bike
-Show goats at some of the local fairs
-Be "Dr. G" at VBS (Vacation Bible School)
-Have school with the girlies on every day that we possibly can
-Try to organise my brain for the upcoming schoolyear
-Camp a few times
-Help Mulletman with some household maintenance and repairs
-Deal with family crises as they arise

What I'm Listening To: The Chinese dwarf hamsters chirruping and running round and round and round and round and round and round in their exercise wheel. :-)

Actually I spend most of my Summer listening to Silly-Head and Girly-Girl pretend to be other people. Our most often heard refrain? "Remember who we are!"

What I'm Eating: Lots of fresh fruits and veggies, grilled meat, whole grains, nuts (in moderation), and an occasional glass of wine and/or dark chocolate.

What I'm Drinking: Coffee, water, iced tea, and yes, I admit it, a weekly diet cola.

What I'm Reading: The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith. I love, Love LOVE his books about Prescious Ramotswe, Botswanan Lady detective. I am also reading my Bible (of course!) and The Two Towers by JRR Tolkien. I also imagine that there will be several dozen children's books that will go in my eyes and come out my mouth before fall hits.

What I'm thinking about: Vacation Bible School. It starts Monday morning. THIS Monday morning and "Dr. G" is not ready yet! Wanna help me make 200+ blindfolds? TODAY??!!

What I'm watching: NOT tv! We watched a teeny bit in the hotel on our vacation and the commercials are awful. We were appalled and made liberal use of the mute button! I don't appreciate sitting down to watch family fare and then having Andy Griffith besmerged with obscenity and immodesty via the ads for shows that would be airing later in the evening.

Instead I'll be watching the babies in the robin nest outside our kitchen door. (There will be photos later when I get my own Mac back!) And I'll be watching my swiftly growing girlies as they play outside. I'll watch the brown-eyed susans and the daisies sway in the breeze. I'll watch my blueberries ripen into hazy purple globes of yumminess. And I'll watch the evil Japanese Beetles (may all the curses of the universe be upon them!) EAT my bluberries.

What I'm noticing: That I have more energy when I exercise reguarly. Who'da thunk it?

What I'd rather be doing: Hmmmm. Tough one. I guess my only real druther is that we weren't behind in school so I could have a few weeks off to just goof off. Ah well, maybe this next year won't be so packed with family emergencies! (One can only hope, eh?)

Oh...and I really have missed my garden time. I simply don't have the time and energy to spend fussing with my perennials this year. Heck, we didn't even get to pick strawberries. Sigh.

And you? What are you doing these days?


Susan said...

We enjoy vacations like that, too and I enjoyed your meme as always.

Anonymous said...

So glad you got to see Funsocksgirl. Hope she is well. Baby robins, you say? Oh, how adorable. Can't wait for the photos!