Friday, November 04, 2005

Phreakin' Photoblog Phriday

Sorry for the hiatus again. I ended up closing Diva Daycare yesterday and today due to illness. Too many kids barfing. Bleh. I told their parents to keep them at home, away from the general public, and bring them back to me on Monday happy and well and barf-free. Here's hoping. So I've spent the last two days Lysoling and bleaching and just generally disinfecting my entire house. I felt like that chick in Silkwood when the dudes in hazmat suits scrubbed her down with wire brushes and heavy-duty Lysol. I've felt a bit under seige and like no amount of alcohol could kill the bad juju in the air around here. My hands have no skin left on them due to the massive amounts of bleach, cleaners and alcohol that they have come in contact with in the past few days. Okay, so there really is skin left on my hands. I'm not walking around all skeletal and stuff. But the skin that's there is really not happy.


It's been too long since I photoblogged on the last day of the workweek, so today I shall photoblog. Kind of reminds me of the Sprockets skit on SNL - "Now iss zee time on Schprockets when we dahnce!"

"Now iss zee time on Ramblinks when we photoblog!"

Maybe not.

Okay, per Jersey Girl's request, I am posting Halloween pics. I can't believe that it's been 4 whole days since Halloween and I hadn't thought, or had time, to post pics until now. My life is too crazy.

For those of you who don't keep up with The Justice League of America, Sam is Green
Lantern. Poor GL is a little-known hero and well, for a 7 year old who wants you to gush over his costume, that's not the best thing. Obscurity sucks when you're a kid.

Gingy and Little Red Riding Hood came to visit on Halloween, too. Gingy's buttons are real gumdrop buttons. I tried sewing them on while the shirt was on her and it just wasn't working. At one point I looked over to find one slowing rolling down her shirt. If you've ever seen Shrek, you'll know why it was so funny when she formed her mouth into a "O", then said, "Not the gumdrop buttons!!!!!" Oh and you know how in the fairy tale, Little Red's mom makes baked goodies for Red to take to Grandma? Well, I just hit Wal*Mart and took Grandma some goodies baked by Little Debbie.

Bub was Indiana Jones, complete with a backpack full of snakes (Even though Indy hated snakes, but we didn't bring that up. I'm sure he was going for irony or something.) which he would open up occasionally throughout the night and toss one at me and watch me squeal and trip on my riding hood. He's great. That hairy fella is my Paul. My red-headed redneck turned biker on me, but only for one night.

The horizontal tattoo on his right bicep is the only real ink he's got. The rest were courtesy of Taterbug and her Sharpie marker. We told him that it'd wash off with a baby wipe. Heehee. After scrubbing his arms with Comet he said, "Y'all, that really wasn't nice." Heehee.

The almanac said we're supposed to have a bad winter, but this warm fall weather is spoiling us. Maybe winter's not really going to be all that bad, but after the 80 degree November it'll seem horrific. The leaves are gorgeous around here, but it's hard to enjoy walking through them in shorts and bare feet. I much prefer jeans and a sweater for my leaf-crunching experiences.


The Tater family is supposedly moving this weekend. Their carpet and vinyl will be laid next Wednesday and we're trying to talk them into just waiting the extra 5 days between now and carpet day. They want to move this weekend and live in one room for a week. If they thought living with Mom for six months wasn't fun, they'll really hate living in one room for a week. Jen and I are going to try really hard to talk her into just sittin' tight until next week. Sis is nearly sick right now anyway. The exhaustion is getting to us all.


I really have nothing else to report. Even though it's been exciting around here, most of the excitement has had to do with vomit and really, I'm sure you'll appreciate me just leaving out the details.

I'm looking forward to the weekend with my family and next week with NO PLANS. Other than the usual weekly karate and Brownies, we have NOTHING on the calendar. I hope it stays that way. Night before last I was in bed at 9:15 and slept until 7 the next morning. That was nice. I've also managed to catch a nap with Kady the last two days that we've had no kids in the house. I try not to nap during the day because my nighttime sleep is too precious to screw up, but we've all run and run so much that I couldn't resist. And I've also been able to sleep at night as well, so I know I needed it. Paul is sick, Sam and Abby sound like they should be in a TB ward and Kady and I just try to avoid them all.

Y'all have a wonderful weekend and stay well!!


Hillbilly Mom said...

Great googly-moogly! I thought you were sealed up in a barrel! Glad you're back, vomit fumes and all.

I've got a 7-year- old lying on the couch with a vomit bowl right now. No. It's not a special treat. It's an EMPTY bowl to deposit the vomit IN. The older one had it last week. 6 vomits in one night. A personal best.

That's one scary biker dude wearing the trademark Diva pirate mandana!

Carmel said...

Very cute photos -- CLB is just that. And your children are beautiful. Great costumes.

MamaKBear said...

Yeesh...there's definitely a yucky bug of some sort makin' the rounds! Sooo many sick people! I'm guessing flu??

All y'all look great in your costumes! Did ya see my lil ones?

Those pics of CLB are priceless! Too cute! He looks a lot like my lil nephew! :)

Queen Of Cheese said...

The Coach family has yet to get anymore of the puking thing. We had it the first of October. It's the sinus' from hell thing at our house! Love the costumes. See you soon, I have your order!

Derek Knight said...

Indy didn't even have a backpack.

Redneck Diva said...

Hillbilly Mom-Mmm...nothing better than a vomit bowl on a cold winter's night. Iew. That was gross even for me. We use old 2 1/2 gallon ice cream buckets instead of bowls. Or the old standby - a trashcan. I hate having sick kids.

Mr. Diva was threatened profusely before I put my precious 'do rag on his shaggy head that night. I let Sam wear my awesome yellow one once and he lost it. I'm not keen to loaning out the bandanas anymore.

Cissy-Thanks!! That CLB is so stinkin' precious! I could just kiss his face off! I can't believe you said my kids were beautiful under all that green makeup!! LOL

MamaK-Not the flu, just a bug. Making its rounds as usual. Last year all three kids were puking at once, so I think I served my time and God was merciful on me this year. And I think the only reason Kady got it was because she had just gotten off of a round of steroids, which make you less able to fight off infection. Poor thing. Hopefully it's over and we stay well the rest of the winter!

Yes, I checked out your babies' pics! Too cute!!!

Jersey-You are so welcome! Thanks for prodding me into action!

Mrs.-Hopefully we're all only allowed one puking virus a year. That's my Christmas wish anyway. See you tomorrow!

Derek-Only you, Derek. Only you.

Anonymous said...

I'm proud that Sam wore a GL costume for Halloween. He may not be little known to some folks, but to me, those guys are the coolest.

"In blackest day,
in darkest night,
no evil shall escape my sight.
Let those who worship evil's might,
beware my power...
Green Lantern's light!"

Call me a nerd if ya wanna, but when they make a movie outta that soon, you can say Sam was into it before everyone else was.

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