Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Do you ever feel like the thought of all the work needing to be done is almost as exhausting as the work itself? Ugh. That's how I feel right now. I am feeling completely unmotivated. We're going to the pool later with my sister and her kids and I'm just kind of sitting here waiting for that, singing songs to myself like "Winter Wonderland" and "Baby It's Cold Outside" in an effort to keep cool. I figure the heaps and heaps of laundry and dishes can wait until tomorrow when it's forecast to be 85 degrees instead of 100. Actually, I should really just do the dishes... they tend to start stinking if I leave them for more than three weeks. KIDDING!!! KIDDING!!! They are just from breakfast!!

Anyway, my garden is dead. I don't know what happened, but it's all wilty and turning bad shades of brown and yellow. I'm tremendously depressed by this. And if it weren't bad enough that my own garden is dying, I NEVER remember to go to the Farmers Market during the week so I end up buying fruits and veggies at the grocery store, and I always come home with fruitflies and it's gross. You should have seen the fruit flies at the store today swarming around the peaches area. And there weren't even any peaches there because they were moving them to a different spot! They stupid buggers were just warming around empty crates! Blech.

Yesterday we went swimming with my sister and her kidders and it was pretty fun. Anja was okay with it by the time it was time to leave, though she was a little reluctant at the beginning. I think her favorite part was sitting on the towel in the shade passing out cheerios to all her cousins. Today I will be leaving Greta at my mom's house. We've got a heat advisory out on us and I think it's smarter to just leave her to play with her Ooma in the air conditioning.

And speaking of air conditioning, we WERE going to tough out the whole summer, but we've already broken and turned on the A/C. Oh well, with a tiny baby, I say "better safe than frugal!"

Both girls were asleep a little bit ago but I am hearing some suspicious noises through the monitor now, so I think I'll go take a peek through the door. I'm really glad that Greta is sleeping in her crib now because it makes me much less nervous knowing that Anja can't crawl into her bed and sit on her. Anja just likes to sit on laps... she doesn't realize that Greta doesn't have much of a lap yet, so she just tries to sit on her head instead.

Martin has a vacation day on Friday, which is something to look forward to! Maybe we will do some more of this: The last few times we've gone up to the river we've taken Martin's air rifle with us. I hit the bullseye consistently, and shot the coke can off the top of the stake.

Greta is most definitely awake.


Anonymous said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Annie, you look totally sweet with that gun. Seriously. Oh, and a side note- I am really over the 100 degree weather. Like 9 months over it...


Sarah said...

I'm SO SORRY about swimming. I am a major loser. PX seems a lot better now . . . but the thermometer in his mouth and the one out side match, which worries me a bit. He is always so chipper, even when he is sick!

LauraSuz said...

I agree with look bad.

I hope I get to see you and the girls when and if you visit Anne when she's in town.

Annie said...

Thanks. When is your baby coming? I can't keep it in my head for some reason, and my email inbox scares me.

The good thing about getting sick from someone else is that you don't have to freak out about it! I'd much rather have my girls get sick second! And I read online that little babies don't get Roseola. So I'm not too worried about Greta.

Anne mentioned baby goats. Do you seriously think I'd pass up a chance to see baby goats? Um, no. I'll be there.

Nick-dog said...

The thing I like about that first picture is that the bag of food so prominently says "weight control" and the cat is just going nuts full-fledged into the bag.



Anonymous said...


So, I don't know when you'll read this, but the baby comes tomorrow (June 29th)!!! I can't believe I'll have this little guy in less than 24 hours!


Clare said...

Hi Annie, um, I thought commenting would be more effective than email... so we were curious if you had plans on Saturday the 18th? We are heading out of Munster that day to Columbus to stay the night, so I thouhgt we could leave early and hang out with you guys. Let me know if that works!


Anne said...

I've been wondering where your new post was all weekend, and then I realized it was Fiddler's this weekend. I hope it was fun! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Anne said...

Oh and the gun definitely does look cool!

Beth F said...

Ewwww, fruit flies! Gross! Over the weekend I went to the grocery store and they were all over the onions. Ick.