February 28, 2014

Classic Kid Tale...

I wanted to tell you a story that happened about month ago (sometime in January, I don't remember exactly) and popped back into my head the other day.
It's about this little goober.

(The above pictures have nothing to do with the story.  They were taken around the same time and I figured I would share the impromptu photo shoot she insisted on in the middle of Sports Authority.)

Most of you know that I go for a walk every morning.  I get up stupidly early so I can get a little bit of exercise (and peace and quiet) in before Jasey leaves for work and the house explodes with children.

I got going a little late one day and was greeted by Ryan who is not normally an early riser.  AJ knows the routine by now but he was still sleeping so I made sure Ryan understood that I was going for a walk and was also going to take Kirby with me.  I told her to go get daddy if she needed anything.  I turned on the TV, gave her some cereal to snack on and locked the door.

When I retuned with Kirby I made sure she was ok and told her I was leaving again.  I ran through the same directions.  Mommy was walking, stay inside and get daddy if you need anything.  "OK, mommy."  I locked the door behind me and off I went.

About half way through I was passing by our building and randomly looked down the street.  I noticed something on the front step between us and our neighbors.  I thought it was a bag of garbage the neighbors set there or maybe Jasey's gym bag that he set outside preparing to leave.  Not that either of those things had ever happened.  I started walking that way to see what it was…when it moved!!

I realized it was Kirby!!!

So I rushed over to make sure he was ok and see what was going on.  No one was around and nothing was out of the ordinary, except that Kirby had managed to get through a locked door.  But, when I looked up the door was ajar just a bit, closed over but not shut.  And certainly not locked.  My heart jumped and I looked around again but didn't see anything weird.

I let Kirby back in and called Ryan's name up the stairs.  She immediately answered and said she was fine.  Then we had this conversation…

"Ryan, did you know Kirby was outside?"
"How did Kirby get outside?"
"I let him out."
"The door was locked right?"
"Yes, I unlocked it."
"Why did you unlock the door and let him outside?"
"I told him to go find you so I could talk to you."

Blank stare, jaw dropped and crickets played in my head.  I didn't know how to respond!
I did shake my head and giggle because even though I wasn't sure what I was expecting her answer to be, I never could have expected that answer!

Of course I made sure to tell her that it was dangerous and she can't just open the door to let Kirby out.  Someone could take him or he could get hit by a car.  I also made sure to tell her what a good job she did by not going outside and trying to find me herself because that is very dangerous too.

I will never forget the confused, dejected look on Kirby's face as he lay outside the door or the matter of fact way that she explained to me that Kirby was sent on a mission to find me and bring me to her.

It's one of those stories that you have to share because it is a classic kid tale.

Today I am thankful for the problems in my life and how they remind me how lucky I am.

February 14, 2014

What To Do, What To Do...

I realized that very soon it would be coming up on a year since I started annoying everyone on Facebook with my (not always) daily 'Weird Holidays' posts.  So I started thinking about what I should do when that year was up.

There are so many different crazy holidays everyday that I wouldn't have to worry about repeating them if I were to just keep going.

I am sure that over the past year I have had quite a few people hide me or (heaven forbid!) unfriend me…GASP!! so that they don't have to see my odd posts about goodness knows what.

Blog it?
I thought maybe move it over to my blog since I am so horrible at keeping up with this blog anyway, maybe this would keep me at least posting something on it!

Then I got thinking that it might be fun to blog about it...but also take it to the next level.  I, actually, very rarely celebrate or do all of the things I write about.  So why not start doing them!?

I hesitate to do this for the same reason that Jasey told me I was crazy.  There are so many food holidays!  And they usually revolve around sweets.  I don't want to become diabetic in the process.  But, I don't have to go overboard when celebrating food holidays.  I can also get creative with how to celebrate them.  Just because I bake something doesn't mean we have to eat the whole thing, we can share it with family or friends.  And I don't even have to eat it at all.  We can go buy, say, zucchini muffins on N Zucchini Bread Day and take them to the local fire station.  Getting out there and doing things for other people is a great lesson in living life.

What do you think?  Sounds good right?

That's what I thought until I went to figure out my start date.  I remembered starting to annoy you all pretty consistently around June of last year.  I remembered doing a few earlier than that…I knew that Towel Day was one of my first and that is May 25th.

Ooof, it's starting to cut a little close there.

So I went back through all of my Facebook posts and was shocked to realize that I was posting almost daily starting April 11th!!!  Holy crippies!!!  So, I figured I posted a few here and there maybe mid or late March.  It's already February and if I started posting sometime in March I need to get my butt in gear! I scrolled down a little bit further.

My first post was in February!!!  The 27th to be exact, National Kahlua Day.  Also my moms birthday, by the way.

That is less than two weeks away!!  And this is why I am so inconsistent with my blog, I get overwhelmed and just walk away for a while.  But what do I do?  Do I start in two weeks on the anniversary of my first holiday?  Do I wait until April when I made a 'thing' of these random holidays?  Do I even do it at all?  Is it a silly idea?

I know it's not an original idea because I've seen other people that already blogged this same sort of thing.  I'm not worried about that, I'm not trying to make a name for myself through weird holidays or anything.  I just have fun sharing these peculiar days with you all.  It's kind of fun when someone that has never liked or commented on one of my posts asks where I come up with this stuff.  I don't come up with this stuff people, I just share with you all!!  But, it lets me know that people are reading and are intrigued enough to come back for more.

So, what say you?  Should I…"Blog It"…"Continue on Facebook"…"Just Stop Already!"  If I start blogging, when do I start?   "In Two Weeks", when it all began  "April", when it became a thing.  Or "June-ish" when my brain finally caught up to what I was doing enough to remember it.  I'm open for suggestions.

We need a decision here people!!!

Today I am thankful for my husband and how hard he works so that I can stay home and educate our children.