Monday, October 27, 2008

And They Still Like Me

Here it’s Monday again and nearly a week has gone by since my last post. It seems that when things are going well and we are settled into our routine, I don’t have nearly as much to write about. I guess I like to write about drama and sadness. And I like to tell funny stories about my kids, and, I’m sorry to say, I think Luke is growing just a tad bit more conventional. Although he did yell this at Henry when he was angry with him for stealing off with a toy a few days ago: “Henreeek! Your stench is so bad I can smell you from 50 feet away!” You go with those metaphors, Luke! And word play, too! That’s my boy.

I can tell a funny story about myself, I guess. I told my two new-ish friends Tracy and Stacy this story the other day, knowing it could either make or break our friendship. I’m a risk-taker.

I was tidying up the yard the other day and I walked to the edge of the grass to pick up a few pieces of trash that had found their way onto our front lawn. I grabbed what I thought was a beer can, but found it was an unopened can of Bud Light. I brought it in so I could dump the beer and recycle the can, but then threw it in the fridge since I thought I could offer it to Craig as a joke. But then, later, when the afternoon stretched on and on and the boys were bickering and Craig still wasn’t home, I drank the beer. The beer I found in my yard. The Bud Light I found. Because I’m classy like that.

11 comments:

so yung wilson said...

Thanks for the burst out loud laughing moment!

I think I tested a new friendship similarly when I pulled the broccoli stems out of the trash she had just tossed in. I proceeded to peel and cook them. I dumpster dove right in front of her and then offered the cooked trash for the evening's meal.

Oh Ser, thanks for the laugh. I'm going to make sure Troy reads this one.

Cary Milkweed said...

Huh. I would have figured you for a Natty Light girl. ;'}

Beck said...

OH MY GOSH, YOU DRANK THE FRIDGE BEER!
We would SO be best friends in real life...

Nancy said...

Wish I could have been there to share it with you. Because I'm cheap like that. The girls and my mom are downstairs now going through a bag of doll stuff mom has picked up at yard sales.

Troy W said...

Yes, at my wife's prompting I read. No worries, Ser! I would do just the same (but I'm a boy). I enjoyed laughing out loud in the next room while my visiting parents watch Chronicles of Narnia (LWW) in the next room for the first time. Miss you and look forward to seeing Craig soon (wish you were joining him).

Troy

so yung wilson said...

I think that Bud Light was gift from God to help you get through the afternoon. Your guardian angel delivered unto you the fruit of the (hops) vine so that thou might find strength out of the blue.

Becky said...

sick, LOL!

Julia said...

I would totally do that with no qualms...after washing off the outer part where you put your mouth...and if I wasn't pregnant at the time.

so yung wilson said...

Ser, if we were still on 261 Rosslyn, I'd drive by your house and leave beers and other canned treats in the gutter for you find. Instead, I'll leave my 3rd comment on this blog. A google treat, if you will. No need for refrigeration, but do scan for viruses and other nasties before opening.

Anonymous said...

Ser, that was great, like others have said, it was a laugh out loud moment.
Kristen

village mama said...

Came here via Amy T Sharp. You are awesome. If you never hear from Tracy or Stacy it's their HUGE loss. Wanna be my first ever online drinking buddy?! Happy Weekend!