Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Blog? What Blog?

I have just fallen off the face of the earth, and it feels pretty damn good. I might even have to make a habit of it, because blogging wasn't looking nearly as good as the Real Life thang - sorry kids.

We had a lovely Mother's Day weekend here. We got up early on Saturday and went to the Farmer's Market to buy flowers and vegetable plants for our garden. We ran a little late because I had to have that first cup of coffee before we hit the road, so I was expecting a little traffic at the market. Oh my Aunt Edna's ass - the place was packed like a mall at Christmas time. I don't know who the hell told the Cary-ites about the Farmer's Market, but those kill-joy urbanites were out in full force. We snaked our way through the sardine-like insanity, and lucked into a little Parking Karma (as Bea and I call it) - a spot right up at the front. We headed into the melee to make our selections.

There were so many beautiful flowers and plants to choose from! Both the Bohemian and I wanted some of these sunflowers, but I wasn't sure where to put them in my mostly shady yard, so we had to "take a picture, so it'll last longer!" The Bohemian was very excited at the prospect of shopping for flowers for Mother's Day. He had his flowers already picked out, but he was a good sport about looking for other options and posing for me. The Professor was not in the mood for photo-ops, as you can tell from his palm-first pose. I think he needs a haircut, but evidently the third grade girls like it - you should have seen the little circle of them around him at carpalooza on Friday - OY! I'm dreading the teen years, chile!
We got home and set to work, digging and planting all our new plants. On Sunday, I did absolutely nothing, and it was divine. The boys made me lovely cards and the dear husband man took care of all the school preparations and waited on me like I was the queen. I tell you - it was simply divine. On Monday, my darling man took the day off and we spent the whole day together, sans children. It was such a breath of fresh air, to get a break from the perpetual kid-thing. I love my boys, but they tend to suck the air out of the room, without realizing it. It was nice to be able to just be together, the man and I, with nowhere to go, and no one to tend to.

I am just the luckiest girl in the world!

14 comments:

maggie, dammit said...

Oh, maaaaaan, a whole day together without the kids! What a lovely, lovely thing! I'm J-E-A-L-O-U-S.

(not sure why I spelled that out.)

(HA! I'M THE FIRST COMMENT!)

here's to living life. :)

Pare said...

Truly gorgeous - flowers and boys alike.

Madge said...

what? i'm sorry, did you say your real life got in the way of blogging? huh.

thailandchani said...

Something more important than blogging?

*Heresy*! :)

flutter said...

well looky here, you've managed to do both!

Jennifer H said...

I'm happy for you...and so darn envious! Sounds like you've had a few wonderful days.

I didn't understand most of that first paragraph, though. You seem to have transposed blogging and real life? No? Huh.

Chanda (aka Bea) said...

Glad you had a good mother's day weekend. It's the little things in life that make it all worth it. What is it your cousin calls it? The beautiful grind?

FairiesNest said...

I'm glad you had a lovely Mom's day. Did you get my e-mail? The farmer's market here was packed Saturday as well...we took Nate and Lindsey to buy them some fresh off the farm food.

Gypsy said...

Sometimes a break is the best thing for a blog. And a blogger. Glad you got some time to recharge! :)

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

"Oh my Aunt Edna's Ass".

Awesome.

Heather said...

Your boys should meet my boy - very similar. I fear the teen years too!

It looks like you had a great day. Occasionally a relative will take our younlings and it is always a nice refresher.

Ms.Q said...

I am so happy you had a great Mothers Day weekend. You deserve it girl. Ms. Q

hele said...

Thank you for taking me with to the market. I enjoyed seeing it in your company. The sun and flowers. And then getting to plant things and smell the earth welcoming them home.

Lara said...

Finally had time to get back to your blog again! *whew* Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I know how kids just drain you sometimes, and getting your "adult" time can totally revitalize you.

And I have to say... "The Professor" probably has quite a girl-following! Teen girls can be a nightmare - good luck with that when you've got such a cutie! hehe