Saturday, May 23, 2009

Random Thoughts

This morning we opened a new box of cereal for breakfast. As a rule we always read everything on the box and this morning was no exception, but now we're at a loss why they chose to pair Pampers® with Cheerios® It is a little disturbing to be eating a bowl of cereal from a box that is telling you how Pampers Baby Dry™ help lock wetness away for up to 9 hours.

Living in the country you never know what to expect to find in your yard when you look out the window. We've had our share of visiting animals, sometimes they belonged to one of our neighbors and other times they just wander from their homes in the woods.
There is nothing that I know of that is more frustrating than the sound of a low moo outside your bedroom window in the middle of the night and the louder somewhat envious moos coming from a distant field. Especially if your husband is out of the area on business.
I had to wake Sailor to help me guide the straying bovine back to where it had left it's friends. Armed with a flashlight and for the lack of something better, a mop, we actually managed to get it back where it belonged.
I tried to tell myself that I'll sleep much better for the rest of the night since I was out in the fresh night air at 1:00 A.M.
For the past several days we kept seeing a visiting horse in the yard. We would lead him back to his own pasture but he kept jumping the fence and coming back. Sailor would have loved to keep him since it seemed determined to live here. But this morning his owner finally came to get him, and tied him to the back of his little car and drove slowly home. He is a lovely and gentle horse. Sailor will miss him.
It's that time of year again when having all the windows open still doesn't bring relief from the heat and seems to only add misery by allowing the high humidity inside.
We finally turned the air conditioner on several days ago and the girls are having fun standing or in this case crouching over the vents and pretending to be wearing hoop skirts.

Yesterday we were at a wedding. I really enjoy weddings, even though I always end up weepy for some odd reason. Men have it so nice. They don't worry about that emotion unless they're the Daddy of the bride. Otherwise it's more of a, can you imagine what this cost, type of feeling.


  1. Thank you for visiting my blog recently. Cute pics. Hope you enjoy this holiday weekend.

  2. You're not the only one that gets emotional at weddings. I generally getting all choked up too.
    Your daughter has a beautiful smile!

    Enjoyed your post.

  3. Our family reads everything on cereal boxes too. I can only imagine the fun we would have had with that box of Cheerios/Pampers.
    Your daughter is adorable!

  4. LOVE the skirt! And horses, and cows, and diapers. LOL!

  5. What a nice, random post! And, the pic of your little darlin' over the vent is a keeper, for sure! She's a cutie! And I love the story of the wanderin' horse, the grass must seem greener on YOUR side of the fence! *Ü*

  6. It's true what they say then ... there's never a dull moment in the country. Loved the pictures and specially the one of your daughter.

  7. I want to live in the country so bad!! I want a cow outside my window! OK, maybe not that much, but I KNOW I am a country person at heart and would be very content there. I mean, who else can say they took a cow back home with a mop at 1 a.m.??? Not many!

    LOVE the picture of your daughter on the vent. I have a picture of my girls on the heat vent with their nightgowns on and it's just priceless to me. I don't blame you for having the air on - we've had it on for a while and really I don't know how the Amish do it. I think they'd MAKE me leave - the heat + humidity + Beth Russo = one crabby gal. Have a great weekend ~

  8. I love all the pics, but the car pulling the horse really cracked me up. A play on words came to mind: "Putting the CAR before the horse".

  9. I cry at weddings too... even if I don't know who's getting married.
    But the box of Cheerios? I teared up over that one as well! All we can get in this country is Multi-Grain Cheerios, and I want just plain OATS! Oats and nuthin' else!

    Maybe they paired the diapers on the box, because so many people buy Cheerios as their kids first *finger food*? I son't know,
    That makes sense to me... but still! LOL!

  10. Should have use spellcheck.
    That's all I'm sayin'.

  11. We moved to the country 4 years ago and I agree, expect the unexpected.
    The Cheerios box was too much. I don't need to know about pampers while eating my breakfast! In fact, at this point in my life, I don't know need to know about pampers at all. All in the past.

    Love the photo. Too cute.

  12. Oh my goodness, your little girl is adorable.


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