Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Top 10 Things I Learned While on Vacation

Having just returned from 10 days of visiting my husband's family in various parts of WV, I thought I'd share some of the tidbits of knowledge that I gleaned while away from my computer.

10 ~ It is not, in fact, harmful to your children to severely limit their consumption of liquids prior to a 9+ hour car ride.

9 ~ It *IS* possible to refold a slip-n-slide so that it will still fit in the original box. It just may take several tries.

8 ~ It is true that clergy don't actually get vacations. People still die when you go out of town, and your husband will wind up spending the same amount of time on his cell phone as he would have in the office.

7 ~ There are very understanding priests who will go out of their way to make sure your husband doesn't have to leave you alone on vacation to return to do a funeral.

6 ~ Kids LOVE water guns. Most adults, however, do not, unless suitably attired, and equipped with much larger weapons.

5 ~ A 2 year old can spend HOURS in the sand, happily playing by himself and staying out of ttrouble. *Note to self - must get a sandbox for the deck.....

4 ~ A child will do ANYTHING for a ride on the 4-wheeler with grandpa.

3 ~ I love the midwest, but I sure do miss the Appalachian Mountains... *sigh*

2 ~ According to some people, 2 platefuls of salad will give a 2 year old an upset tummy, but 2 platefuls of chips are just fine....

And the most important thing I learned while on vacation was....

1 ~ Crocs, while not the most attractive footwear, make the most excellent shoes for a trip to an amusement park. Even if the most exciting thing you can do is ride the carousel....

I hope to post a bit more frequently, now that we are home. I almost died without internet access for 10 days! We spent 5 days in Huntington, and 5 days in Berkeley Springs, WV visiting Brian's mother, and his father and his wife. And learned all these important lessons along the way.... who knew that a simple roadtrip could be so educational??????? :D

Sunday, June 3, 2007

I am DONE!!!!!!!

Wow. What a long month! I have finally completed the Great Cloth Diaper Hunt. For one month, twice a year (May and November), those of us who love all things CD (and who have nothing better to do) scour the web looking for diaper icons (which, I think, bear a slight resemblance to owls). Then, if you find them all, you get entered in a drawing for all kinds of cool stuff. The hunt is great, b/c it introduces you to a wonderful world of WAHM products - way more than just diaper stuff. Although there is plenty of that, too. This is the 4th hunt I have done, and the 3rd I have finished succesfully. I didn't complete last May's, b/c Brian was graduating, we had guests, job interviews, and lots of packing to do. (sigh) Oh well....

For a taste of some of the cool stuff out there, check out the SPONSOR LIST. And just click randomly. :-) Many sites also offer discounts during the month of the hunt. So in case some of you were wondering where I've been.... Now you know.

And I'll be gone again in November...