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out of nothing… something

out of nothing… something

October 13, 2006

I swear I have nothing. NOTHING to write about.

My mind is swirling with a million different things that I need to attend to, and yet I am having a hard time focusing on any one of them. Possibly because they are all mind numbingly boring.

I need to paint the outside of my house this weekend. It is only getting colder and already we had to extend the scaffolding rental because I didn’t finish it during the week.

I need to get more wood pellets for our wood burning stove that has been running intermittently the past couple of weeks before we run out.

I need to figure out how to add an extra few hours to my day so I can start running again, because my ass doesn’t fit into any of my jeans from last year. Unless the painted on jean look is what I am going for and I don’t think it is. And I can’t even explain how depressing it is.

I need to make a hair appointment.

And other stuff that is even more boring… I know you’re thinking how can anything be more boring? Trust me.

But, we did go rock wall climbing. And that was fun.

It was especially funny when a woman there commented that I always have my camera with me and asked, “Do you bring that everywhere?” And one of my kids answered, “She even brings it to the grocery store.” As the woman laughed I had to admit that it was true. I think it scared her.

Surveying the climb

I’ll stop now before I tell you what I had for lunch.

Too late. (A toasted bagel with butter, an apple, and a sleeve of cookies eaten right in the pantry so I wouldn’t have to share. Screw the exercise, maybe I need less hours in my day so I wouldn’t have time to eat.)

But there is always more photos here.

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  1. The Wooden Porch says:

    I eat in the pantry too. :-) Same reasons.

  2. The Wooden Porch says:

    But I usually skip the bagels and apple. Why waste my time on that stuff? I like the chocolate and cookies.

  3. Lilly says:

    I’ve been known to sneak cookies in the kitchen, trying not to rustle the cookie bag which would mean I’d have to share……

    And I try to take my camera everywhere because whenever I don’t have it with me I see astonishing things I’d like to photograph..Like a small flock of white egrets that flew over my cameraless head this morning.

  4. Lilly says:

    …And you are a great photographer and your photos are fun, well composed and have such great subjects (who will appreciate having all these photos of their childhood someday).

  5. Heather says:

    I, too, take my camera to the grocery store. I keep it in my purse so it’s always with me. It is how I have a picture of my oldest child’s first “penny pony” ride at Meijer. I must have been too busy trying to keep her from knocking her little sister off the pony for the 2nd child’s first ride to bother taking a picture.

    You just never know when inspiration will strike or where you will be when you kids pose for the perfect blackmail photo!

  6. Kari says:

    I was wondering what kind of camera you have. Your pictures seem so vibrant and clear. I am having a hard time with my digital camera. It takes FOREVER to take the picture. It is really hard to catch a moment in time when that moment is gone by the time your camera actually gets the picture taken.

  7. Anne says:

    Good to know that I’m not the only one that selfishly stands in the kitchen, back to the rest of the world, just to sneak in a few cookies…. ;-)

  8. Brigitte says:

    Kari, I forget what that problem is called, but Mir had a great post on http://wantnot.net all about different digital camera features and their pluses/minuses (use the “search” feature to find it). Not that I could afford one of the really nice ones, even on sale . . .

  9. madre-terra says:

    I love a woman who brings her camera to the grocery store!

  10. Elizabeth says:

    Love the dimples!

  11. Jennifer says:

    I’ve done the cookie thing. I hate sharing.

  12. Jeff says:

    You should run, but not to fit in your jeans. I love running. I get to be by myself for a while. It’s the relaxing part of my day.

  13. Nicki says:

    Thanks for the wonderful post about nothing, it along with those great pictures gave me the boost I needed to start cleaning my house…again.

  14. Jean says:

    It’s good to know that I’m not the only one who tells myself every day that I need to found time SOMEHOW to start running again. It’s no fun to have only one pair of jeans that fit. And I absolutely REFUSE to buy a larger size and I absolutely REFUSE to wear things that are too tight. Doesn’t leave me too many options, does it?

  15. Jean says:

    Oops! supposed to be “find time”. I really should edit.

  16. Wendy says:

    I eat right out in the open and claim that, “Mom doesnt share food!!”. I guess this is why when I ask my 4 yr old for a bite, she yells, “NOOOOOOO!!”.

    I, too, would like to know what kind of camera you use. I have a large Sony. It has become a pain to lug around with a 2 kids.


  17. Ann says:

    Ah, such a relief - not only are you honest enough to blog about nothing, but you eat in the pantry! So that means I’m normal, right?! It’s not just the treats that I know the (gluten free) kids can’t have that I sneak (which perhaps is excusable) but what is worse, is when I’m actually sneaking one of THEIR chocolate bars… or eating two bags of crisps in a row (which naturally I would never let my kids do!). And Lilly, I know too what you mean about seeing astonishing things if you don’t have your camera with you - I could fill a blog with all the pictures I didn’t take because I forgot my camera ;0)

  18. sweethomealagirl says:

    My camera mostly lives in my “mama bag” (it’s no longer a purse, because those are dainty & filled with lipstick & feminine things. Although I have lipstick, there are plenty of not so feminine things in there, too. Like a nerf airplane launcher. Or crayons and a spiderman notebook.)

    And I have hiding places for the good snacks myself :)

    Your kids are so cute.

  19. Erika says:

    I sneak cookies all the time ;)
    I just bought a new camera a Nikon D50. before the upgrade I had a Kodak easyshare Z650 which was nice and easy but took a more professional picture.

  20. peepnroosmom says:

    That looks like ya’ll had a fun time climbing today. Your kids have the best dimples.

  21. Jes says:

    I am with Kari - what sort of camera do you have?
    (obviously the camera is why my photos are…average).
    My kids can hear the rustle of a packet at 1000 paces. My baby even comes running when I open a dishwasher tablet. Their Dad tries to eat in the pantry, but always gets sprung. Then he lectures me about junk food.

  22. Tori says:

    Love the cookie in the pantry admission! Seems like we all are guilty of that. Loved the apple picking pictures too. My youngest went picking last week with some friends and came back with a bag of apples. She was so pleased with herself.
    Next time we all go so there’s enough to make an apple pie that I can then eat alone in the pantry - in one sitting!

  23. Darren McLikeshimself says:

    I hear you! Do you think writer’s block is contagious, that we bloggers pass it along to one another the way we would a computer virus? Because I’ve felt tapped out for about a week now.

  24. Angi says:

    My pantry isn’t big enough to hide in, but my bedroom is, I have a stash of goodies in there just for me…

  25. Suburban Turmoil says:

    I totally hide food for myself in the back of the fridge and the pantry! Or I tell my girls that it’s special diet food, so they won’t touch it. Heh. We need our little treats to get through the day. :)

    And I’m the one WISHING I had my camera with me at all times. You are a good woman to bring it everywhere. 20 years from now, you’ll be so glad you did.

    And don’t you LOVE digital? I can take 20 bad pictures and one good one and it doesn’t even matter. Just a matter of deletion rather than wasted film.

  26. Mom101 says:

    Haha, have you seen this?


  27. Susan says:

    Gosh, you take beautiful photos. And I know you hate it there, but do you know what I would do to live in a place that had scenery like that. *sighs* (Grass is always greener, though, right? ;-))

  28. InterstellarLass says:

    HA HA! How bad is it when we tell our kids they can’t have any and then we eat them all when we hope they’re not looking! I know I’m guilty. And then they come around the corner. “Mom, what are you eating?” and you mumble “Mmmwwffing.” with cookie crumbs on your mouth.

  29. Natalie says:

    Man, somehow over the summer I stopped being able to fit into any of my pants without sucking in my breath. Ugh…I know I need to exercise more…but when??

    I think I’ll go eat some cookies.

  30. ben says:

    I love that picture of your child scaling the wall at the grocery store!

    And I never sneak cookies. No, I announce “I’m going to have a cookie” and then eat the whole bag/box/case. No time to be sneaky…

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