Coffee jitters and my snow is melting.. Which is worse?
Can’t the snow stay till lunch time so I can go get some pictures? Its natures coloring crayon of white.
Either way I am here in my office watching the snow turn to rain and go away.
Kinda sad and depressing.
As usual it’s Tuesday so the “Secret Weapon” is my backdrop of music for the day. Inspiring me as the muse of indoors never disappoints. Wish he could control the outdoors for me. make the snow stay till lunch.
I found out two things this morning.
1. If you ask a teenager to put toilet paper in a bathroom she will go upstairs and get one roll and bring it back.. Even if it means extracting one roll from the rest of the pack.
2. Rice milk removes wax off linoleum floors. The old school floors with inlay. Oh fun for me …
So here I sit going through my photos I took yesterday and deciding which ones to splay on you. Yesterday was a holiday from school of course.. As though I like to tell Maia.. The presidents would like you to have an education so maybe you should just go to school on study anyway on president’s day.
We were supposed to get up all early and get out but that never happens with a teenager. I was up and showered and waiting for almost two hours.
I took the kids to Mcdonalds on the way out to our adventure.. I even attempted to eat that stuff.. so I had a few fries and stared at what they call a mcchicken.. mcyucky was more like it.. But the coffee is always good.
No really, that grey chicken patty was dripping with mayo and it really grossed me out.
How do people enjoy this stuff.. Why do kids like it???????
So as we were wrapping up the teenage girl sitting behind Dyl was turning and laughing. I aked her if Dyl was poking and bugging her.. She smiled and said no he was sticking his fingers in her belt loops.. No wonder the kid had a shit eating grin on his face.. I was mortified and amused. Hard to not laugh.. At least she took it in stride. I will laugh at this for years to come I am sure.
So then we were off on our adventure.
Joe’s dad had told us of camping at a nearby lake when they were all younger. Lake Eliza. The last time they went the boys were very little and there was a hillybilly hoedown and John explained at 3 am at the local lodge.
I offered to go out and take pics.
Well we drove and we drove.
Then we drove some more. Jack was done and wanted to go home when I decided to look at my gps on my phone. We were mere blocks from the lake of my in-laws past.
Yea well glad it was the past and now the present.. Lake is overestimating. When we found it we realized it was dinky.. And filled with possible meth labs and trailers. We didn’t really want to get out. Where the lodge once stood was now a adult rehabilitation center and it was all private drive. OK so we drove on it anyway I have no boundaries.
After taking some very quick shots. Most of which Maia wouldn’t get out of the car for I was back on the road with the kids.
I did see a tree for sale.
Well at least I told them it was the tree.
They think I’m serious.
We rounded up a hill and found basically maybe a 100 plot old cemetery. We all got out and jack used Mai’s camera to take a few shots.
Then pretended he was a zombie for some pictures. It’s amazing how they can be so bored and they see dead people and come alive.
The trip back was uneventful. We stopped to take a pic of a small playhouse advertising new homes off the side of route 30 and drove by the house we wanted to buy in Valparaiso.. It’s still affixer.. Just now it’s a fixer form hell and I am so glad we didn’t buy it even if it was right in the heart of downtown.
I showed the kids the house on 2 that was perfectly too small for us but on four acres. It’s still cute but way too much on a busy road and seriously 1400 sq feet of house. But cute.
It was a long day rewarded with icecream.
I think though maybe taking all three out to take pics is not the best in my favor… but I did get some good shots.. You can be the judge.