Monday, July 13, 2009

A Few Things I've Learned the Last Four Days

After going up to our cabin and discovering that we only had intermittent telephone service and not even dial-up internet, I did some soul searching and here are a few things I've learned over the last few days:

1) despite my extensive efforts to prove otherwise, having more than 2 vodka shots a day just doesn't agree with me;

2) I can survive without email and internet connection, although life if much more fun with them;

3) you need a barrage of supplies to entertain a six year old by day three of rainy weather;

4) you can count on getting wet when you sit near a six year old and a fifty-three-going-on-six year old who have an arsenal of water toys;

5) I do not want to live in a climate where it is 52 degrees in the morning in July;

6) you shouldn't eat food that has been in the cupboard for more than two years;

7) it is entirely possible to insert the blade in my old Gillette Sensor razor upside down; the blade is completely ineffectual in that position.

Today we had every kind of weather except for snow and hurricanes. Oh, and locusts if that qualifies as "weather" we missed out on that too. It was sunny. It rained. It poured. It thundered. It rained sideways. It rained straight down in buckets. And it hailed. Let's not forget the hail. A couple of shots outside my window:


Snap said...

Sorry, but I laughed all the way through your list (nodding my head the whole way) and especially enjoyed the blade in backward. Sounds like a normal, stuck in the house, can't get out, four days. I'll take some of your rain and I'll send some of my heat. If only it were that easy! :D The Goddess is *trying* me for some reason! :D

laughingwolf said...

with that kinda weather, who needs water toys? :O lol

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Kim Mailhot said...

Yuck, yuck, yuck ! It has been so hard this un-summer for everyone. You can only stay cheery in the gross weather for so long !!!!!!

It has actually been nice here for 5 days straight - our first 5 days stretch since May. David and I are supposed to be headed to our cottage in Tremblant on the 24th but believe me, if the forecast is more of the same, I think we will stay home and just do day trips around here !

At least you and Riley always seem to find some fun together ! ;)
Hang in there !

beth said...

you are cracking me up...I love your sense of humor and the mental fog too !

{and to be honest, it's worse at "that time of the month" .....what's up with that ?}

NatashaMay said...

This is some serious wrecking! Nice job!. :)