Friday, June 17, 2011

trying to get back into the swing of things

I'm a tiny bit super mad at you all. Only one single person helped me out with my photo dilemma -- and, Linds, you weren't even all that helpful because you named almost every single picture! Do the rest of you even know how to post a comment? See the little link that says something like "view/post comments" at the bottom of every post? Click there. And then tell me which photos will get me the win. And then I will forgive you. Probably.


I haven't been blogging lately because I am homeless. Well, not quite... what am I? A nomad? While we were in the Berkshires taking care of Gram, unable to go home to NY because of a bronchitis epidemic there, Ben got a job offer here that was too good to refuse, and so suddenly we live here. Except we haven't an apartment yet (actually we have found one, but we can't move in yet), so we live in Gram's attic, while all of our stuff lives two hours away. And amongst those darned material possessions are my iMac and my Silver Bullet (the hard drive that stores my Aperture library) and thus my photo flow is severely disrupted. And my blogging is normally inspired by my photos, and hence I feel majorly uninspired and hence I haven't bothered.

But since I don't want to give up, and since I don't want months to go by before I come back, and since Ben's exhausted and asleep after a long week of work, here I am. Just typing. And saying I'm mad at you, which I'm not.

I did upload one set of pics from some random time period a couple of weeks or a month ago onto gram's computer ("gram's computer" in the sense that it's at her house, not in the sense that she has ever used it.) Let's see what we've got from our time at gram's...

looking for snails and slugs and all kinds of bugs

giving me a quick kiss on the arm as he passes by

smelling every flower

new swing

gram's kitty cat lily

there are lots of flowers to smell

bob's good at sharing...
... with stuffed animals

eating cookies makes bobby very very content

inside bob likes to be a little menace and mess with gram's oxygen tank

and lounge around

and pretend the garbage can lid is his car seat

and climb this dangerous stool

and ride his tiny motorcycle (usually he wears a helmet)

there are lots of mood swings around here lately

we went to the park down the road and bob had fun...

...but not as much fun as he had playing in the jeep in the parking lot

the mall has a bunch of little rides and fortunately bob couldn't give two craps if i put in three quarters to make the rides actually run.  and last time he found fifty cents.  so that was awesome.

first time having cheerios in milk.  can't remember why two spoons were necessary.

gram doesn't love having her picture taken so she usually closes her eyes.

ben once went down to the donut man and came back with treats.  now every time he leaves bobby says, "daddy get donut?"  the other day he asked where daddy was and i told him "at work" and bob said "eat donut?"

So that's it.  Little random pieces of what's going on in our lives lately.  Summer isn't even officially here yet and I already feel like it's flying by.  But I'm doing my best to bask in all of it -- the sun, the flowers, bobby's cute little voice and face and tiny little body, the opportunity and the joy of devoting myself to my family.  We're happy.

1 comment:

  1.'re back and I LOVE all these new pics! Sorry you're homeless and sorry you're mad at everyone...but I should be your favorite because at least I commented!!!!! That's great that Ben got a good job...I'll be keeping my eyes out for the next update! :)


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