Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Miscellany Monday (on Tuesday)




Miscellany blog post means miscellany photos. 



* All stars! Let's address the subject all rural Albertan's first discuss - weather. Now, I know the Caraganas may be snapping and popping, that fields are being steadily harvested and the dang geese seem to be flying in a southward direction. Folks, this does not mean you need to be spouting off about Fall and things a-freezing at night. I don't wanna' hear it. For moi, I feel as though Summer just began three weeks ago, now all the running to the city for appointments is over.  If you really need to run your dirty mouth about Fall, pre calendar change of season,  feel free to wander out behind the barn. I read this year that summertime in Alberta isn't just a season, but it's an event. Yes! An event! Please keep in mind, this event is still taking place and your bad manners about bringing Fall up are just that, bad manners. So hush. 

* Three. It seems to be a magical number up in this hood. I am loving having three babies. I think there is nothing finer than a little boy to round out the circle of pink in this home. Oh, the gushing that takes place by the big sisters and the frightening moments of, 'Please don't poke baby brother with your hockey stick!' seem to keep us busy. Who knew a three year old could be such a big helper and that a two year old, well, isn't? We are well and floating through summer days on clouds of baby brother joy. 

* It's zucchini season! I love small towns, especially on these sun soaked days when you run into the grocery store and fly back out, worrying you forgot a kid somewhere, and there is often a dirty old zucchini on the seat of your pick up truck. Everyone grows 'em, everyone gives them away, and usually in a haphazard sneaky fashion of dumping them on the neighbors doorstep in the middle of the night or sneaking out of church to get rid of the blasted things in everyone else's vehicle. There has to be some kind of balance here. Truth be told, the only balance I'm looking for is the one that weighs heavily on chocolate zucchini cake ending up in my freezer.

*I am starting to wonder if the reason I seem to pack weight on post-baby might have something to do with the fact I am finding crumbs in Little Man's hair at 3AM? Crumbs from cookies, muffins, and cinnamon rolls that my dear heart neighbor ladies have been dropping off. Do you think it could possibly contribute to my resemblance of the saggy baggy elephant and the fact I wish I had a sports bra for my bottom when I'm running? That lil' ol' issue of happily shoving my face at any given feed in the middle of the night? The way I look at it is - life is short, let's not make waste of Mennonite cooking. Duh.

*My computer has been in a funk. I haven't had one of my very own to yatter on since pre babe. I am constantly searching out ways to get my grubby hands on one to check my mail, whether I pilfer my husband's phone or make the trek to mama's house. Truth be told, it's kind of nice to not feel the pull of always having to respond to e-mails. I knew it was only stirring the pot of my anti social ways when our phone lines were down too and we were told the yahoos weren't able to come fix them for near a month. If you need me, you know where to find me, but there is a good chance I may be in my pajamas at 10 in the ay-em, so please send some sort of smoke signal first. My First Nations ways will hear your calling. 

*My cup runneth over. I have multiple girlfriends that have had babies within weeks of mine, days of mine really, and my sister has a stork due to arrive at her pad any ol' time. It is like one monster baby shower around here.  I'm thankful for my people.

Three Price babies - hooray! Photo courtesy Robino. My Little Man looks somewhat like a homeboy in his Wranglers - brother needs to put on a few pounds. 


19 comments:

Deb said...

Such sweet babies. You are one busy gal!

Down On The Farm said...

Yes, you are BLESSED!!

Lowell & Julie said...

Haha oh you make me smile! And also, Clate is a doll- congrats!

Rachel said...

Oh! I just love your post, friend!
Your are so blessed, and I love it! :)

Love that picture of the babes!

Jamie said...

Great post as always! I'm sure you look great - and love your idea about life is too short to waste mennonite cooking!!!

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

Aw! So many babies!!! It must be all of those sweet potatoes we were eating around Thanksgiving time last year! That is what they say causes it anyway... :)

Airplane said...

Precious! Precious! Precious! I miss you!!!

Karen said...

Chocolate zucchini cake??? did you say??/... recipe, please dear soul.

what a cutie in those cowboy jeans, break'n em in already I see :-)

All is well after all.. you done good, Cheyenne :-)

Pom Pom said...

Adorable! I wish you weeks and weeks of more summer!

fernvalley01 said...

Life sounds good, and having met you I cannot imagine you as a saggy baggy anything! Enjoy the goodies, now you have 3 of them to run after I expect it will be no time till you are needing more!
Happy Summer!

Grandma K said...

soooo glad you are writing once again!

Lovely babies, just lovely :)

Jennifer said...

great post! Love seeings posts from you again!!

The Goerzen Girls...and Art said...

Ummm, I need some zucchini. In real life. Maybe you could leave some on the seat of my van?

Gumbo Lily said...

I'm with you, Prairie Baby, let's keep on having summer! The cold comes on way too fast and stays too long here.

My zukes have been slow this year. No one's putting them in my car -- yet, but I do have a bagful of cukes to pickle.

Wishing you lots of happy baby time. Crumbs and all.

~Jody

Crystal said...

What an adorable babe! Oh and zuccini, lol I never grow any cause always get two or three (or more if we are not home) from a couple neighbors and that is mroe than I can bake into bread!

And I agree, the only reason i am glad its september is the tourists go home! but otherwise the weather can stay like this for many months yet :)

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Congrats on your new little one - he looks adorable. I thought I was way behind on the news so I was glad to see he was only born last month.

And by the way, I'm with you on it being so rude to do any pre-talk about fall when summer is still ruling.

westeastern.me said...

I have to laugh at your zucchini story about everyone giving them away! Chris was telling me about people leaving them on doorsteps, in truck beds, in open car windows and other sneaky places under the guise of "giving them away" while he was growing up in Colorado. I got a kick out of it - I only half-believed him until I saw your post. Too funny!

Take Care,

Jessy

westeastern.me said...

I have to laugh at your zucchini story about everyone giving them away! Chris was telling me about people leaving them on doorsteps, in truck beds, in open car windows and other sneaky places under the guise of "giving them away" while he was growing up in Colorado. I got a kick out of it - I only half-believed him until I saw your post. Too funny!

Take Care,

Jessy

Elizabeth BlueClearSky said...

They are so sweet! This will be a photo to treasure. Congratulations!

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