Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Slip Slidin' Away

Summer is sliding away quickly. Each year when school gets out, summer stretches ahead forever...an amazing two months. But like all really good things, it zips by. I try not to sit around the house too much, even though napping is a great thing. Daytime TV is like some wicked vortex into another dimension, so I avoid it despite the siren calls of HGTV and TLC.

We have been from one end of the state to the other. We visited the newly renovated aquarium. It was extremely crowded, which I suppose is a good thing. Except for the 20ish chick sitting near the entrance who commented on my new Crocs. I believe she told her posse, "Those are the ugliest things I've ever seen." Because I like to be nice and helpful to the young, I turned and asked, "Don't you have a mirror?" Bad, bad, bad.

As a nod to being "life-long learners" (eduspeak), we have visited the natural history museum and the art musuem. To keep Banana Boat and Panama Jack in business, we have spent quite a bit of time in the neighbor's pool (even when they aren't home - great neighbors!).

Two trips to the zoo were fun, except for that trip to urgent care to get stitches in the back of Joseph's head. He tried to sit on a metal pole rail and flipped over backwards, cracking his head on a rock. Ugh, sound. Like dropping a coconut from a ledge. Ugh, the blood. It was naaasty. He is very proud of the three staples he now sports, and enjoys telling the tale to anyone who stands still long enough, regardless of whether or not he knows them. Did you know that it is no longer common practice to shave around the cut before stitching? Something about the razor transporting germs from the skin into the wound. So instead, there were small clumps of hair caught in the staples. Hair that stiffened with dried blood. Stylish, yet disgusting.

And here we are riding the carousel. Afterwards we had hot donuts at Krispy Kreme, and then went to the farmer's market for some good food to offset the donuts. As if anything can offset a half-dozen KKs?

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