Saturday, April 29, 2017

A Windy Day for a Walk

Jasper has so much energy, being a Bouvier and all, and really looks forward to walks.
A few days ago, we walked our usual route and it was windy beyond belief.  Which explains why we are surrounded by Windmills out here.
The little boy has been asking to hold the leash to walk the rambunctious dog, but when it gets to be a bit too much, Daddy gets the reins back :)
One of the little boy's favorite things to do is to play "tag" with the dog and boasts a record of over 100 tags on ONE walk :)
We managed to catch some pretty good self-indulgent selfies :)

Friday, April 28, 2017

Easter 2017 Part 2

Part 2 Home Sweet Home

The little boy requested an egg hunt at home in the yard like in the years past.  Even though I was pretty exhausted by then, what can you say when your little boy who is never ever demanding, asks if he could please have an egg hunt at home... You happily oblige.
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There were plenty of hiding places, but he found all of them with a little bit of direction at times :)
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We had to make a dash over to Oklahoma the other day.
After we crossed the border, the hubs asked the little boy, "So, have you noticed what the difference is between Oklahoma and Texas yet?", to which the little boy goes, "err....I can't tell".  The hubs says, "Exactly."
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We passed through a few quaint little towns on our way,
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and our final destination wasn't all that glamorous,
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but the view on the way home was spectacular. :)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Easter 2017 Part 1

Part 1 Southern Hills Church Eggstravaganza

There's always a big huge party over at Southern Hills for Easter, and we tried to make sure we didn't miss it.
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The crowd was already a-bustlin' when we got there, and the kids were poised for their next hunt / dash ( there were several rounds according to age groups ).
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The little boy was all abuzz with excitement,
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looking on in anticipation as the guys on the golf cart start throwing out the Easter eggs onto the shady lawn.
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Oh yeah, those kids were champing at the bit. :)
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And Away They Go!
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I mean, just look at that face. It's the thrill of the hunt, I tell ya.
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Of course, coming out with some loot is a big plus, although the candy per se is never a big thing with the little boy. It's the hunt. Always the hunt.
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In between hunts, there's the Bouncy Castles.
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The queues weren't so long, and the little boy got to go several times.
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Then, Ho! Off we go to the next round of er, hunting.
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Them eggs were gone in no time. It's like they were never there.
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And as always, the grand finale was romping through the playground. 
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

More Fancy Schmanciness...

I mean, aren't these napkins just the most?

They are hilarious, entertaining and inspiring!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

I May Be An Emotional Titan

I'm listening to the Disney Sing A Long station while I  "whistle while I work" - yes, I am very non-threatening that way - and each time the little girl's voice comes on singing "Do you want to build a snowman", I start bawling.
That seems kinda overly overly, but Lifehacker thinks I may be stronger than one might guess.

Aging just got SLIGHTLY easier

For a while now, I have been wearing reading glasses on top of my regular prescription glasses, ending up looking like this kid below.


The optometrist I had gone to a few years back advised that since I only had prescription in one eye, that the eyes would compensate for one another.  My good eye would mainly see far, and my bad eye would mainly do the near stuff. And he told me I could pretty much just go about without my glasses until my need for reading glasses got to be too much.
Well, I got to a point where I had to take of my glasses so much to see stuff close up,  I just went about without them just about all day, but then I would get into a situation where I couldn't see farther away.  This went on for months and months and months.

Maybe it was over a  year or so.

Then I decided I had had enough. It was a case of "That's all I can stands, I can't stands no more."

So we went to Walmart, got me a prescription for Progressives and with  me griping the whole time about how expensive glasses AND frames were, we got that done.


Now hopefully it won't take all of 2 weeks for me to get used to them!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Ooooh Fancy.

The other night I made Pork Florentine en croute.
Because you know, we're FANCY like that...

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Courtesy of the Sunday Paper

I mean, who does NOT need this?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Piggy Cubes

This is something you'll never see in Malaysia.
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A Random Breakfast

The Little Boy asked for Leftover Spaghetti for breakfast.

No, this is not Leftover Spaghetti.  It is ME accidentally taking a selfie of the ceiling and top of my head because since our phones updated to Nougat, the double click for the camera to come on is kind of wonky.
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THIS is the Leftover Spaghetti, along with Apples and Strawberries.
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A Red Trifecta For The Win!

Branching out to the Different Squashes

We tried Baked Acorn Squash today,
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Spring is in the Air

When we planted these that many years ago, never could I have imagined we would have such beautiful flowers in our yard year after year after year.
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Friday, April 07, 2017

One Adventure You Don't Want to Have

I was getting stressed out with several things happening at home, and feeling overwhelmed.  So, I told the hubs I needed some time to clear my mind and a change of scene for a little bit.  

When we got out to the car, THIS is what we saw.
I mean, seriously? 
The hubs decided to get the air compressor, pump up the tyre & drive to the Walmart close to us to get if fixed, and make sure that I actually got some "R & R"ish activities no matter what.   😍