Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dinner at My House: Shirts Optional, Ketchup Mandatory

So my husband left town today for a 10 day business trip. Ten days. I know some people wouldn't publish such information on the internet for fear of stalkers/thieves but truthfully if one of you does decide to stalk me (unlikely considering most of you are my relatives) and show up at my house, I will grab my purse and ask you to watch my kids for a while so I could run a few errands alone, kthxbye.
On an unrelated note, this is what has happened in my front flower bed. Planted by a rogue squirrel or perhaps a stray seed mixed in the compost mulch. It is bizarre. It is a mystery. It is a cantaloupe.
Speaking of mystery plants, I discovered a patch of these in the back yard after a rainy week. I've lived in this house for five years and they've never bloomed before, and now they have appeared to tell me goodbye. [sob]

We've gotten yet another ridiculously low offer on our house, but I have a feeling this one is going to stick (possibly) after we negotiate a bit, which means I have to 1) start packing and 2) have conversations with my friends that include the response, "Wait, so you're really moving?" and 3) have a few 'Girls Night In' parties (see also: husband out of town) that include dessert and/or packing up boxes and/or hopefully more laughing than crying.

The third one is definitely in order for this weekend. I can't let all these fruits and flowers go to waste.


  1. Hmmm. Strange wayward cantelope phenom. I'm at a loss.

    Those flowers are gorgeous. And such a nice parting gift. :( sniff, sniff

  2. Does anyone ever get stalkers showing up at their house when they announce that their husband is out of town? I always worry that some weirdo is going to show up on my doorstep when I say that My Husband is off camping someplace moronic, but it has NEVER EVER happened.

  3. I hope the offer sticks, but goes up a bit first! Good luck with the solo parenting. I hate it, it wears me out quick!

  4. mmm... melon.

    business trip? what is the new job? and where are you off to?


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