Random Tuesday – One kidlet, Lots of free time edition



Stacy

Let’s face it: your weekend went way too quickly. Mine did too and I am still trying to cobble together some semblance of a work week. Luckily, we have this Random Tuesday to tide us over. All hail Stacy!

  • Why is it I only crave cupcakes on Mondays, which is the day our awesome cupcake shop is closed? Argh.
  • I got some sun this weekend; I’m totally tanned up for the summer now and I’m kind of proud. I’m usually so… pasty.
  • I’ve decided that I don’t really “want” a pool but if, say, our next house had one, I would be happy. BUT, I also want to be making enough money to justify a pool boy. Upkeep on those things is a bitch.
  • Ash says pools are the ultimate “thing you really want until you have it and then you don’t use it” thing. I disagree.
  • I just drank huckleberry soda from Wyoming that my parents picked up on their vacation. I really can’t decide how I feel about it. Kind of blueberry-ish but not too soda-y. It was sweet and good at first but then sort of got overly sugary at the end.
  • Since my parents have HBO, we watched some of Game of Thrones. I don’t think I could watch it all though. I have no empathy for any of the characters and hence, don’t care who wins. The books (according to people who have read them) are more political in nature but since this is HBO, it seems like it’s all about sex instead. It obviously worked for True Blood but not sure for this.
  • Have I told you how I have this thing about old malls? Like, abandoned malls or buildings that used to be malls but house other things really creep me out but I am endlessly fascinated by them. I think it’s because I spent so much of my childhood in malls. My mom worked in one for a long time.
  • I’m having trouble focusing on my work lately. All I can think about is going home because there’s so much to be done there. But I don’t get paid for that work.
  • The on-going battle against ticks this summer continues. The dogs are on meds, the yard has been sprayed, and I’m trying not to overreact about it.
  • It is so WEIRD not having Elliot at home. It’s quieter, I can think straight, and well, at times, it can be a little boring. I’m not used to having that kind of free time. I tell you what though: going to the store with just one kid was considerably easier.
  • Ok, I’m off to eat my Glorious Morning muffin, which is oh-so tasty. Happy Tuesday!

Man Candy is model Steven Boyd, who’s been making the rounds on model sites lately. I thought he had a good body and an OK face but you get two pics, one to prove what glasses can do. Oh my…

13 thoughts on “Random Tuesday – One kidlet, Lots of free time edition

  1. Have you ever visited http://deadmalls.com? They have a listing of all the “Dead Malls” in the US (or most of them anyway) and it gives you some history and user submitted data of the malls. Not all of them are officially closed, like they have one in my area that is still open but has like 5 stores so it’s basically dead, haha Pretty interesting either way…

    A lot of people say that about pools! I don’t get it, if I had a beautiful pool with a nice deck to lay on, I’d be out there every free minute!

  2. Breaking News: Dealing with one kid easier than two. Also, bacon tastes good and soccer is boring.

    More as the story develops.
    :)

  3. Oooooo…..I like the one with the glasses!!!! Nice! It is strange to be missing a child. You think you are going to LOVE it and accomplish so much and then…it doesn’t really work out that way.

    I would never want my own pool. I just like living in neighborhoods with pools so that someone else can pay for it and maintain it!

    Happy Tuesday!

  4. Having a pool here is a effort in futility. Less then three months a year of use is so not worth it. I really like the idea of a pool though.
    I have nothing to say about the huckleberry soda, I’m not even aware that we have huckleberries in Wyoming. They don’t grow around here anyway.
    And glass do make the man, my oh my, do they!

  5. My parents have a pool; it was nice to have the option to hang around in it while I was growing up, but it took a lot of time and a lot of money to maintain. And if the lining rips, oh, holy hell… @_@

    That’s pretty cool that you are able to get a little extra time for yourself even if the place feels a little empty…

    I keep hearing good things about Game of Thrones, and I’m interested in checking it out, but if it’s just another late-night-cable-telly-sex-fest then no thanks. :/

  6. Mmmm..cupcakes. I’m always pasty because I’m allergic to the sun. If that isn’t lame, I don’t know what is.

    Thanks for stopping by for RTT!

  7. Cupcakes!? Thanks for reminding me. The kids are at the water park tomorrow and it’s really close to a new bakery that’s supposed to have pretty amazing cup cakes. And I love Game of Thrones. I read the books and HBO has done a fantastic job. Maybe if you’d started from the beginning.

  8. Oh, I dig the nerdy look for the man candy! Me likey a man in glasses.
    A pool. Yeah, they’re a bitch. You totally need a pool boy. Maybe you can find some man candy who desperately needs a job and doesn’t mind one where he doesn’t have to wear a shirt. I’m just saying.
    My mom and stepdad have a pool and use it all the time, but it’s sooooo much work. Or so they say. It’s not like I do anything to it. You know, being that I live on another continent and all. When we go to visit, Indy practically lives in it. I don’t think I’d ever want one because of all the work my mom is constantly telling me that have to do and the money they have to spend. Two years ago they decided to go with a saltwater pool though and things have been much better since.

  9. I love all the comments about above ground pools. Here in Florida it is almost the norm for a house to have a pool in the backyard. And I would agree with Ash if you didn’t have two kids. I think with kids you’ll use it a bunch, but I think if, say, Scott and I got a pool we would barely use it and bemoan its maintenance.

    I think researching the long term yearly costs might put things in perspective on the pool though. Some things are better to visit and enjoy short term, but not to actually have for oneself.

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