Friday, April 27, 2018

Random Acts of Shifeness -- Party Time

  • Greetings and salutations. How was your week? Good, I hope. Mine wasn't too shabby. 
  • I turned older and my co-workers were nice enough to decorate my cube for me. They also managed to find a really "awesome" picture of me dressed up as Snow White for a Halloween party. I think I was more Whoa White or Snow Wrong. I am not an attractive woman. 

  • I also got reminded of a classic picture of Kyle from the party. Let's just say he wasn't too happy that we were taking a photograph. Or perhaps he just didn't want to be photographed with me. He was definitely one unhappy elf. 
  • One of the birthday presents I received was a new bobblehead. The Dude has now joined forces with Deadpool, Cousin Eddie, Ron Swanson and Gene Frenkle at my work desk. Gene is also a new addition to the group and you might remember him better by the phrase "More Cowbell, baby." 

  • I made Hayden happy as I was able to put her hair into pigtails before school. 

  • The kids took advantage of the warmer weather and gave themselves a mud bath. 
  • And here's a picture of my motley crew before they set off on a new adventure. I think you would be hard-pressed to find a group that has spent more time at the school playground than Kyle, Hayden and Frizzle. 

  • Thanks for stopping by and I will talk to you soon. Have a wonderful weekend. 

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

Friday, April 20, 2018

Random Acts of Shifeness - The Dab Edition

  • Kyle has decided to give dance lessons to Hayden and right now he’s teaching her how to dab. What? You don’t know what dabbing is? Yep, me either. But here are some details about what it is and why people are doing it.
  • Besides being a part-time dance instructor, Kyle has also started to discover his own taste in music. He has spent a few nights listening to Usher before he calls it a day. One of his favorite songs is “Yeah” and it’s also one of the songs that I have heard from Usher. It would make sense for Kyle to get into rap music because it’s one of the few music genres that I don’t really listen to. Now he can drive me crazy like I did my dad when I started listening to heavy metal when I was a kid. For some reason, my dad thought it was a little strange that I was into bands that wore make-up and leather outfits. They look like righteous dudes, right?  

  • I don’t know why exactly but I am always amused when I get a text message from our babysitter and she refers to Ms. Frizzle as Mrs. Frizzle. I imagine in my head that Frizzy ran off and eloped but still kept her name.  

  • The geese near my office are getting a little crazy. I guess love is in the air and their hormones are making them act like whack jobs. This goose kept banging on the door and honking at me.
  • I showed him or her the picture below and he has left me alone.  
  • Yes, it's a picture of a chicken but I don't know the goose knows. Then again I am pretty sure the goose has no idea what I am doing. That makes two of us.
  • Thanks for stopping by and I will talk to you soon. Have a lovely weekend.

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

Friday, April 13, 2018

Bird droppings

I am going to be crazy as a loon if a certain bird in our neighborhood doesn't quit crapping on our car.
Let’s call him Fred.
Fred has been hanging out on our side view mirrors for the past several weeks.
And to help pass the time while he’s hanging out, Fred likes to poop.
A lot.
I almost think Fred loves to poop.
I think this is what happens when the early bird gets the worm.
Fred has taken to pooping on our car like a duck to water.
We have a waterfall of bird shit cascading down our car doors.
It’s such a beautiful sight.

Forget getting your car waxed to make it shine.
Bird poop really makes that paint pop.
It looks like someone melted 17,000 white crayons, filled up a pitcher, and poured it over the car.  
You would think a flock of seagulls had targeted our car with the amount of crap that has been plastered on our automobile.
I just assumed this because I heard birds of a feather flock together.
Is this a really bad version of Angry Birds?
Nope, it’s just Fred and his feathered fanny firing feces fanatically.
According to research, Fred is under the belief that his reflection is another male competing for his space. 
Rather than peck at the mirror, though, he tries to run off the intruder by regularly – and I guess regularly in the bird kingdom means every 3.2 seconds – marking his territory – and by marking they mean it looks like someone smashed open a bird poop piƱata on the side of our vehicle.  
According to more research, Fred’s behavior should stop when he has found a mate and nesting season begins.
And I will be as proud as a peacock when Fred is happy as a lark doing the no-pants dance with his lady friend.

This post was brought you today by bird idioms.
You're welcome.
And I'm sorry I don't have a picture of our car to share but we had snow and rain yesterday so all of Fred's hard work was washed away. But, once the storm passed, Fred was back ready to start taking care of business.

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

Friday, April 06, 2018

Spring Break 2018

I apologize for my absence last week but we were off enjoying spring break. Woohoo.

Not that kind of that spring break. 

More like this. It takes a long time to get to California from Idaho. 
But at least we were heading to sunshine and leaving the snow behind.

It started snowing the morning we left and the area got 4 inches. Glad we missed that.

Hayden took some naps to pass the time.

Kyle practiced his photobombing skills.

We even had time for a family portrait.

But it was all worth it because the kids got to do a lot of this.

And Kyle got to celebrate his birthday with his cousins. 

He also liked his cake. I know. I can't believe he's 9 either.

Ms. Frizzle also had a good time while we were away. We used (thanks, kden) and it was a great experience. I highly recommend it. 

But then it was time to head back home and get back on the road. 

Frizzle was glad we were back home and Kyle and Hayden needed some down time to recover from their trip to California. 

Well, that's all folks. Hope you are well, thanks for stopping by and I will talk to you soon. 

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