Monday, August 30, 2010

Freedom, baby.

This big-boy underwear is really liberating!

RIP Granola Holder

Today we mark the passing of a family friend-the granola holder is no longer with us.
It was getting cleaned ready for another batch of granola when it was accidentally struck on the sink and cracked. Granola Holder leaves behind its trusty companion shell scoop. It has held a lot of granola over the years and many have eaten out of it. Granola holder will be sorely missed.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Feeling Foreign

I like our house. I like living in a neighborhood. I love the big trees and all the greenery. It's fun to have so many places to take the kids. But the last few days I've had a nagging feeling. A feeling that I don't really belong. So, in no particular order, here are the top 10 things currently freaking me out about Georgia:

10. The size of the diamonds on the wedding rings of the moms at Theo's preschool. Really? You really don't need to do anything with your hands all day long?

9. The fact that the back-to-school picnic was catered by Chick-fil-A.
9a. The spelling of Chick-fil-A.

8. I'm gaining weight. Fast.

7. "Oh God, the Eternal Father, we axe thee..." Every time they bless the Sacrament. Honestly- I think they should make them say it again until it's right.

6. The degree of consternation in the conversation at the bus stop about some tree roots that are coming up through the sidewalk in one place. "Something has GOT to be done!"

5. Everyone 'belongs' to stuff. Pools, gyms, country clubs, civic organizations; people want to know what you 'belong' to. We currently belong to the zoo, the Aquarium, and the natural history museum. We think maybe we should belong to the botanical gardens. Apparently we need to get on a waiting list so we can belong to a pool next summer.

4. Stone Mountain of "wayl we've got wilderness- we've got Stone Mountain" fame was just as bad, if not worse than expected. They sold Dippin Dots at the top. We are glad we decided not to belong to Stone Mountain.

3. If I'm going to start wearing tennis skirts like all the other moms at the bus stop, do I have to actually play tennis?

2. By far the coolest place we've been in Atlanta is the cemetery. But I don't want to die in Georgia.

1. Where are the funny people?