Random Monday

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• I got up this morning, excited and ready to make some Red Cabbage Indicator.


Here’s the thing. I love science, but I suck at the experiments. The materials lists are nine miles long and I can never get motivated to get the stuff together. Last year, we got completely derailed from Chemistry because I never made the indicator. I even bought 2 cabbages and all they did was rot in the fridge. I’ve heard this cabbage-boiling process is unpleasant. I don’t like things that are unpleasant, yo.

However, I have decided to turn over a new leaf (leaf!), and assemble all the materials for all the experiments before we head back to school next week (Super! Homeschool! Mom!) I even got up early, so I could shred the cabbage and get it soaking while we are at swimming lessons.

But then.

The instructions say I have to use distilled water. Not tap water. Distilled water.

And I am once again derailed.

• The other day, my daughter was racing around nekkid after her bath, and I (naturally) chased her around and threatened to bite her butt. When I scooped her up, she turned serious, wagged her little finger at me and said, “mommy, you can only have the cheeks. You can’t have the butt crack.”

And then I died laughing.

• Also the other day, I finally broke down and decided to buy new bras. I gotta hike these girls back up where they belong, ifyouknowwhatImean.  I shop online if at all possible, and since I knew what I wanted, I went to the Hanes website. While I was there, I saw they had pajama capris! Now, you KNOW my love for capri pants. And jammy capri pants? It’s nirvana. I bought a test pair, and loved them so much I bought….well, I bought eleven more pairs.

Lookit, I’ve never had real pajamas. I usually get through the winter on ratty sweatshirts and longjohns; in the summer, I wear cut-off sweats and a men’s white t-shirt.

It’s Project Runway over here, people.

Or maybe it’s more like What Not To Wear.

Anyway. I love my new, soft, pajama capri pants. That is the point of this story.

It’s not that great of a story, though….. I’ll try harder.

• Have a good week, peeps! Think kind thoughts about Red Cabbage Indicator.



9 Responses to “Random Monday”

  1. Kristy Says:

    Your daughter is as hysterical as you are. What a cut-up!

    I love my capri jammies also. Although I have light-weight capri work-out pants (like a thin sweatpant material). I love them. Pair them with a nice tank top and you have cute, functional loungewear that I’m not embarrassed to be caught in when I answer the door in my jammies at 11am. Well, except for the fact that my hair is matted to my head and I have no makeup on my face. But at least my outfit is adorable.

  2. Deb @ Green V-Neck Says:

    Dude. You can put all that experiment shit off for a few years. For realz.

  3. hikooky Says:

    I, too, am a failed science experiment homeschool mom. I even vowed to pull the experiments we missed during the year for hubby to do with the kids during summer. Um, that kind of didn’t happen either. I feel your pain. Your DISTILLED NOT TAP WATER pain. (sheesh!)

  4. Donna Says:

    I used tap water and it worked just fine.

  5. Applie Says:

    Your daughter is growing up to be just like you! ROTFL

    I used distilled water because my husband is a nerd and keeps that stuff around the house. If not, I’d probably use tap water. We have well water, so who knows what color that will turn up.

  6. Michelle Says:

    I would try tap water anyway, because A) I am lazy, B) I hate going to the store, and C) failure and I are old friends and she doesn’t scare me anymore. Plus, if it doesn’t work, you guys can use that as a science lesson to figure out why.

    Speaking of Project Runway, my mom said it’s starting again next week and I’ve gotta go set my dvr . . .

  7. Ashley Says:

    Are you having an underwear revival at your house this week? First your daughter gets some new skivvies, then you update your bras…new grippies for the hubbie in the next post? Also, I LOVED the butt crack crack! She sounds like she’s a trip!

  8. tracey Says:

    You sound like me only I wouldn’t have even BOUGHT the cabbage. I would have put it on the list and bought spinach instead.

  9. Rachel Says:

    Just found your blog! I love reading and having no idea what is going to come out of your brain next. Histerical! BTW, I would have found the cabbage rotting in the bin a year later – What IS that?