Name a color you find soothing. Green - the color of our kitchen and office.
Using 20 or less words, describe your first driving experience. Country road on the way to the farm in my dad's pickup
What material is your favorite item of clothing made out of? All together now: COTTON!
Who is a great singer or musician who, if they were to come to your town for a concert, you would spend the night outside waiting for tickets to see? I might wait in line for Harry Connick, Jr. Not really sure I would spend the night out and about waiting on anything anymore....
What is the most frequent letter of the alphabet in your whole name (first, middle, maiden, last, etc.)? If look at my name in its entirety, it would be the letter "L." Who knew!
Jon leaves town, and both boys have great baseball games. Payne's bat is not completely depleted of hits. Jackson can field grounders and get baserunners out.
Jon is in Washington - the D.C. Washington. Personal invite to the Pontiff's birthday? Nope. Farm stuff. Things that require the Farmer Boy to pull out his suits, only to realize a button is missing here, a seam needs to be re-sewn there. Nothing like a little country gone to town.
Wondering about the mice? I should post shots of their little bloated bodies ensnared in the traps. But I'll spare you. I think you can fill in pictures in your own mind. Much happier mamma now.
* We have declared a jihad against the mice that seem to think they can take up residence here in the big house now that the pig barn is clean out and clear of spare pig feed strewn about, free for their taking. We are not talking about normal field mice. These mice are ninja mice. They have skills expert ninjas would love to have.
They are able to withstand an assault on their little ninja senses of the gloriousness of peanut butter - that formerly successful bait that has taken down many a regular mice. Ninja mice crave bread and cheetos, and traverse tricky traps and snares set in their ways to reach their little nectar of the mice gods. They have no fear of the human types - they just stare at us and attempt to use ninja mind control powers.
We've escalated: poison, disguised in the form of a Fanta orange drink. I'd rather deal with the smell of their little mice bodies rotting in every corner of my house than seeing little tiny mice droppings any day. The smell will disappear, eventually, at least.
* The rest of the weekend? Starts with the Baby J's baseball game tonight. Then we will participate in Relay for Life. We can't stay all night - Payne plays baseball in the morning.
In case you don't have enough ways to waste your valuable time, let me share a few sites that will have you dribbling your last few precious minutes before your little ones get out of school....
Pioneer Woman : If you have not already been to Ree's site, then you must be the last person on earth who has not visited her. Last week, she unveiled a completely redone website, featuring her hilarious hijinks on the ranch, a site for cooking (we share a love of a few of the samerecipes), an area for photography and photoshop, and another section for the house and garden posts. I don't think it's fair that she has more fun on her ranch than I do on the farm. Just not fair. Maybe I need a couple more kids.....
EmilyStyle: Need some help pulling together the perfect look for your big or not-so-big event? Emily is your girl. Besides wonderfully put together get-ups, she has lovely bits of inspired items and sneak peeks into her wedding plans.
Friday Style: Another fashion blog, Friday Style is pure comfort for me. Real clothes for moms with 2 little boys. Susan and I could shop together: JCrew and Target. Does it get any better?
Tara Whitney: When I grow up, I want to take pictures like Tara: real, fresh, full of zeal and enthusiasm. She is a phenomenal photographer, whose blog also allows glimpses into her family life: a husband, 4 kids, and all the craziness that encompasses.