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Monday, November 14, 2011

Random Observations

The following post is a collection of randomness and oddities I have observed (and in some cases instigated) as of late.

At a kinda shady BBQ restaurant I saw this sign:

In the bathroom.

It was uber weird. It was just a one-seater bathroom with a toilet and sink... and this sign on the back of the door.

I mean, on one hand, I did notice it and would have read the advertisement. But honestly, what business really wants you thinking about them while you are doing your business.

Another odd bathroom sign seen recently:
Ok. So first things first. We were in Yosemite, so it's not like I saw this at Target in my hometown.

But still... is that not a little weird? I'm sure they are not suggesting this; but doesn't it kinda seem like they don't want you to put your trash in the Jon because the bears are prone to breaking into the toilets and rummaging through for tasty morsels?

Ok... I might have just thrown up in my mouth a little bit.

This post is getting out of control. Let me move on...

I saw these pjs today and thought of my boy.

Oh how he has been challenging me lately always. To all you moms out there who have a "challenging child" - am I alone in projecting the fear that my child will someday live a life of crime? Parenting is no easy task... and it is not for the faint of heart.

Moving on...
Look at this display case.
Can you read the sign? It says: "Jewelry for Sale.  Not the bears!"
 
Just look at that sweet teddy bear looking at me in the eyeballs. He sooooo wants to be for sale. And check out the poor, depressed one by the sign.


When we were in California last week, we went to the Company Store at the Apple Headquarters. I saw this shirt and had a chuckle:
It reads: I went to the Apple campus. But that's all I'm allowed to say.


 In closing... Please tell me that my husband and I are not the only crazy people who do this sort of thing:



Hello?

Anyone?

...Hello?

Maranda

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Worst Fortune Cookie...EVER.

This was seriously the fortune I pulled from my cookie.

Can you imagine?

What a horrible idea.

I am so glad that God is in control and not me. My perspective is so limited. So finite.

I am so selfish and self-absorbed.

My prayer is this... not that God would give me everything I want... but rather, everything I need.

I am grateful that he is faithful to do so.


Maranda

Saturday, November 12, 2011

That's right. I climbed El Capitan.

So guess who went to California without a real camera?

That's right. Me.

Brent and I went to absolutely gorgeous, breathtaking, stunning Yosemite with nothing but our iPhone cameras.

It's a crying shame.

However, you people are probably used to my awesome photography by now. I bet you wouldn't know what to do if I started posting "actual" photographs that I edited or something.

Anyway, the fact that we got some "decent" pictures with our phones tells you how incredibly beautiful Yosemite was.

This is the view from the side of El Capitan. We hiked up along the base for a while.
See that tiny speck on the face? That's Brent. 





Just kidding.

I don't know who that was.

But I am pretty sure it was a crazy fool. It was freezing and they were repelling down from a tent that was literally hanging on the side of the mountain face at least a thousand feet.

We also stumbled across another crazy fool.
video


Here is Brent bouldering at the base of the mountain.
And this is an unfortunate picture of me attempting to boulder.
We wanted to say we climbed El Cap.

And so we did.

We'll just keep it between you and me that we didn't quite make it to the top.

We also went on a great hike to Inspiration Point. We encountered quite a bit of snow on the trail which we were not expecting.

Clearly we are silly Southern folk who wore Keens.

With socks.

In the snow. 

Yes, That is a stick stuck in my shoe. I don't want to talk about it.

But my Keens and I did just fine and we saw some beautiful views of Yosemite Valley along the way.


I was disappointed that the pictures seemed to keep accentuating my chins (yes, plural). I decided to just zip 'em (as in my chins) up in my jacket. That clearly made it a lot better and less obvious.



In closing I will share with you my newest addiction and probable source of the aforementioned chins.

It took me exactly 24 hours to consume this box and I have been trying to get back to Trader Joe's ever since.

Maranda



Friday, November 11, 2011

'Fess up Friday



Did you miss me?

I've been out of town again. It has been a busy Fall for the Curls. I realized that I did not even share the kid's Halloween pictures before I left.

Sassy was a cat.

She managed to pee in her costume an hour before we were to head out for trick-o-treating. I guess peeing on clothes is in keeping with the whole cat theme (Can I get an "amen" fellow cat owners?). Perhaps she was just really into her character.

Oh well... we all have our days, right? So, we had to scrounge around for a quick replacement. She found another cat costume and squeezed into it.

It was an 18-24 month costume.

That's right. My child is tiny. And determined.

Here she is with her brother.
100 meaningless points if you can name who he is.

Here's Chilli. Snackin' on some discarded candy she found on the ground.

I'm such a stellar mom aren't I?

She's a caterpillar in case you were wondering.

In other news, in my quest for raw milk, I found a farm up in the mountains that sells it. We drove up for a visit a few weekends ago.

I can now say that I have tasted the sweet goodness that is raw milk.

It is a good thing it is so amazingly tasty because the jug label is quite disturbing.


We had a great day up at the farm.
 The kids loved seeing the animals.

Okay... that's all I've got for tonight.

Forgive the rather boring post, but I have to ease myself back into the blogging after my travel hiatus.

I'll leave you with the outfit of the week. You may have noticed Sassy's "get up" in the pictures above, but here is a better look.



She's such a sweet little hippie.

Maranda

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hoarding

Holey moley people.

Everything in my life is bursting at the seams. And I'm not just talking about my pants.

I have no room on my computer to even download critical updates.

I have no room on my phone to take pictures.

I have an ungodly number of emails in my inbox. I am too embarrassed to even tell you the number.

927.

Even the dadgum icloud can't hold all of my crap.

Curse you OS5 update and your confusing icloud. 

My husband says I have a problem.

He has called me a photo hoarder.

I take offense... but I am beginning to see an unhealthy theme.

Could he be right?

I need some accountability.

I must clean up the lap top.

I must do it this week. 

You must ask me if I did.

Maranda