Thursday, February 10, 2011

Desperate times...

Although temperatures picked up for the big game on Sunday, Dallas has been hit with another cold snap and I am so DONE.

Really. Finished. Ready for Spring, and flowers blooming, and sunshine, and baseball season. Admittedly, I love to watch the kids play but what I really love is the food associated with baseball games. Hot dogs, nachos, big Diet Cokes, and sunflower seeds.

I'm nothing if not classy.

Speaking of classy...last week, our trash collectors didn't come because of the ice. Well, if you've known me very long, you know I have a strong fear of being overrun by our own garbage. When the city cut us down to one pick up a week, I had to re-evaluate everything. Think of the trash one little box of Hot Pockets creates. With the box, all the wrapping, and then those little foil things that make the fake food actually crisp up in the microwave. Can't they just add another chemical to do that for me? Anyway, that's a lot of trash created for just one food item so those were gone until I could at least learn to pace ourselves a little.

But, even with our more careful management of trash output, missing a weeks pick-up could easily send this family of eight into garbage crisis mode. So, Tuesday, when our trash truck rounded the corner, I was ready. I ran out with a big smile and a bag of oatmeal raisin cookies to bribe a city employee to dump our trash receptical twice to make up for the missed week.

'For the love of all things good, please do not let this man have an aversion to dried fruit or rolled oats. Or be gluten intolerant. Amen.'

Thankfully, he took my cookies and dumped my trash can twice as I waved and whooped and hollared and thanked him like he'd saved me from a near-death experience. Which he totally had. Totally.

And, since Momma had officially run out of things to do on yet another snow day, I allowed Sadie to entertain herself for a while by drawing on my face with pink highlighter.

The bonus was that it was a Sharpie Highlighter so it took me about sixteen tries to wash it off. And glad Hannah was around to take pictures and then immediately post these beauties on Facebook for me. She's a doll.

And for the record, these pics were taken around noon and yes, I was still in my bathrobe.


Becca said...

haha I love you and your pink highlighter face :-) and I'm super excited to come see you guys for Hannah's big day! (ps - warning, we're bringing Jayci-face . . . is it still cool if we stay with you? or should we get a hotel -- I wouldnt blame you if you say we should!)

Hannah said...

I'm so glad you finally posted something about these pics...I thought maybe my efforts to embarrass you were going to go unnoticed.

Love you!

Kriste said...

lol! It's often noon and I'm still in my robe! :)

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Ross said...

I can relate to you in that we are going through yet another cold snap up here in Canada. It's -27C here today!! Like you site a lot and I plan on coming back!