I just got inside from deadheading the roses and watering Aaron's garden tubs. (Amazing! I know! With two kids and a mending broken foot! I also to the boys with me out the chiropractor and the pharmacy today. Why do I do these things, you ask? Because I'm insane, internet. Just plain, batshit crazy I am!)
Anyway. Just got in from doing some garden chores and I notice this on the side of the house.
Do you know what this is? Do you? DO YOU?
It's a fucking volunteer pumpkin patch. Oh, no. Not just a volunteer pumpkin vine, but a whole god damned patch. On the side of my house.
Do you know how many hours I spent last spring cleaning that garden bed out? Do you? Well over 20 hours. And I was going to plant some zinnia seeds but the Aaron got sent out of town for a month and then I broke my foot. And now I have a damn pumpkin patch on the side on my house.
And do you know what the worse part is? Aaron's trying to grow two pumpkin vines in his garden tubs and he can't get them to do shit. But the volunteer patch already has a damn pumpkin.
In other news around my house, I forced (yes, I said forced) my children to make some artwork today...
Griffin only makes artwork if stickers are involved.
Darwin's spending some quality time with the love of his life, Dora.
Speaking of Darwin's obsessions, I got a lovely package in the mail this week from Ali...
I made the mistake of opening it when the children were awake (obviously, locking myself in the bathroom wasn't enough to keep it secret). Darwin promptly saw the two activity books and started screaming, "Charlie! Lola! Chhaaaaarrrrrrrrlllllllleeeeeeee!!!! Looooooooooolllllllaaaaaaaaaa!"
Honestly, you would have thought he was at a New Kids on the Block concert he way he was losing his shit.
In addition to the two books, Ali sent a set of wonderful dishcloths, a bar of yummy soap and a candy bar that may or may not have been consumed within 15 minutes.
And this is for Lera...
... who, I do believe, has already made 20 of these. This is my first one. Yes, it took almost two weeks. Yes, I spent over two hours last night trying to figure out how to make a fucking french knot and finally came up with my own unique alternative.
See? I've been crafty! Oh, yes I have! And I have a project that I'm working on, which I'm keeping secret. I'm hoping to have it down in two weeks. Or maybe two years. We'll see. But I will give you a hint... it has something to do with thanking everyone during my Stupid Fucking Foot period.