Friday, July 28, 2017

Random Acts of Shifeness - The Sgt. Hulka Edition

  • I don't recommend dropping a piece of plywood on your foot. Here's an artist's rendering of what I think my foot looks like:

And here's how my feet actually look: 


Don't they look awful? But I think the red nail polish really ties those toes together. 
  • In all actuality, I don't have a photo of my foot in it's current state because I haven't had a good opportunity to take a photo. I am writing my blog update while I am on my lunch break at work and I don't think me removing my shoe and sock in the lunch room would help me win employee of the month. 
  • I did get to drop a "Stripes" quote on Mrs. Shife because the bulk of the damage was to my big toe or my Sgt. Hulka.
  • Mrs. Shife and I have taken a different approach to the summer with the kids this year and it basically is to turn them into mermaids. Ever since it has warmed up, I don't think they have gone more than a week not being in or near a body of water. Mrs. Shife spent a lot of summers growing up at the lake so she loves being near the water when she can get the chance and Kyle and Hayden have definitely followed in her footsteps. Me, on the other hand, I didn't do a lot of water activities because of my ear. Since I had numerous ear surgeries as a kid, I had to do my best to keep that ear free and clear of the water as much as possible. Anyway, I am glad the kids are loving the water and enjoying the summer. 

  • Just a few more weeks and our yellow-bellied fur ball will be 1. I never thought I would like her as much as I do but Ms. Frizzle sure does make me happy. 
  • Here's your GIF of the week:




Thanks for stopping by and I will talk to you soon.




I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Random Acts of Shifeness - The Horny Goat Weed Edition

  • Another visit from the tooth fairy as Hayden lost another one. Her third one in about two months. She's not messing around.
  • I'm not the man I used to be and it was suggested that I might need a testosterone boost to help me out. I will let you know how the horny goat weed treats me. Or maybe not for the sake of our relationship.



  • How's Frizzle? She's now 11-months-old and doing a lot better with her chewing. She is also a really good dog and we are glad to have her. 

  • Kyle always likes to help out in the kitchen when he can and he really likes making things. He's now working on his presentation skills. Here's the dessert that he made for Hayden. 


  • Quote of the week: Love what you have. Need what you want. Accept what you receive. Give what you can. Always remember, what goes around, comes around. – Anonymous
  • Another quote of the week: I bought one of those tapes to teach you Spanish in your sleep. During the night, the tape skipped. Now I can only stutter in Spanish. – Steven Wright
  • Recommendation of the week: I haven't watched it yet but I am thinking I might like this new Netflix show called "Ozark." When I see headlines that say this is a perfect show if you miss "Breaking Bad" then I'm in.
  • GIF of the week: 


Thanks for stopping by. Talk to you soon.


I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Fourth of July 2017 recap

I took a blogging break last week because we were on vacation.
The Shifes got out of the urban jungle and enjoyed some time in the oasis that is northern Idaho.
And the best way to share that experience with you is probably through pictures made through my phone. How was your Fourth of July?


Hayden Belle the fearless diver 


Kyle is not quite as fearless 


Kayaking at Heyburn State Park and Frizz approves this activity


When Frizz wasn't busy inspecting kayaks, she played "My stick is better than your stick" with her best buddy Finn, who is an 11-month-old black lab.


Captain's log: Being a captain on a log is hard work


Hayden lost another tooth while we were gone and she gave the Tooth Fairy a thumb's up for finding her. The Tooth Fairy has an excellent GPS system. 

Kyle and Hayden comparing their missing chompers. 


Fireworks in Farmington with Frizzle supervision. 


Frizz and Hayden dancing in the lentil fields. 


And then everyone was tired. Except for Frizzle. She's never tired.
Please tell me that puppies get tired someday. 




Thanks for stopping by. Talk to you soon.



I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.