Friday, August 26, 2011

Happy Friday

I don't know where my blog went yesterday, but I do know I felt completely bereft when I saw that notice. Trying to find a missing blog isn't as easy as one may think.  There are four "simple" steps, but many times (as in my case) the link for step 2 is missing.  Ironically enough, I was cited for excessive posting!!  How my blog returned is a mystery, but I am SO HAPPY TO BE BACK!!

We are about to embark on our last "normal" week-end of summer break.  I suppose that means I will take a break from nagging the boys to go outside or call a friend.  All summer, I've determined that if they don't want to be outside, then they will be kept busy inside.  They've learned to cut the grass, to clean the house, and to fix some things.  If you need some screens repaired, give them a call!

Anyone know what these are?

 I do know I saw them in a catalog. I do know that I ordered them.  I do know I planted them.  But I can't remember what they are!

My middle boy took his sister to "Take a friend to karate night."  He deemed her chosen outfit unsuitable and made her wear bigger clothing!  There's a lot to be said for the wisdom of younger brothers.

Last week-end I decided to surprise my husband by painting the biggest wall in our kitchen.  The first color looked only faintly yellow.  Not good.  The second color looked fantastic at Lowes and then perfectly glaring once I painted (the picture fails to show the harshness.)  I will not repaint until I finish redoing the cabinets and counter tops.  I guess that means we will have to live with that color for a few years!

Now I'm off to laugh as my youngest son makes fun of Stevie Nicks, to listen to my middle boy as he attempts to teach himself some Russian phrases, to help my oldest boy pack for his first Order of the Arrow Ordeal, and to let my daughter practice her driving.  May the Lord be with us all.

After fighting to get my blog back, I won't complain too much that I can't get Mrs. 4444's widget to work.


Jeannelle said...

Sorry to hear your blog went missing and am glad you found it again. I've not had that happen yet, but if it does, I'll know who to contact to help me. Keep blogging, Caution!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Excessive posting what????? Crazy.
Glad you were only lost for a while, I would have missed you for sure.
That looks like a hibiscus...although the flowers seem a bit smaller, the leaves look identical to mine.
Your kids are hilarious.
Why does stevie nicks dress like a butterfly anyway?
I need some screen repairs...put those boys on a plane!

I Am Woody said...

SOOOO glad you found your blog!! And you've got yourself a hibiscus:)

Anonymous said...

Excessive posting? LOL!

I quite like that yellow - I think it will grow on you...

Kristin - The Goat said...

Excessive posting? Well, I'd like to see what category I belong LOL

I have a guest room that is painted the wrong color. I absolutely hate it. It's been that way almost 5 years. I'm sorry your wrong color is in the kitchen. You can't just shut the door and walk away!

Mrs4444 said...

I don't know what Blogger's problem is lately, but I'm glad you got your blog back. I got my email comment notifications back, too! As for the widget, don't feel alone--I have been unable to link widgets/buttons/photos to other blogs for more than a year, and I'm too lazy to figure out why.

I just made myself crack up (by changing the punctuation in the subheading of your blog). See if you can figure out how/why.

Glad to see you're keeping the kids from killing each other. Good luck in the final stretch! :) Have a great weekend.

Mrs4444 said...

P.S. How did the OoA go?!

Rachael said...

Agh! I have a long way to go, but the idea of teaching my kids to drive is frightening.

Kelli Nørgaard said...

Gotta ask...

Mental P Mama said...

That's a hibiscus! And a beautiful one! Welcome back to blogland, and enjoy those babies!