“The time has come,” the Walrus said. “To talk of many things.” Likewise, I have quite a few things to talk about, and those things are all about time!
The Time I was Chosen by Line by Line
First of all, back on the 18th, Line by Line chose my random sentence to be included in their ongoing story (sentence #11 if you want to investigate). I had a fun time trying to get included in this project and I would love to see more people contribute to this.
The Time I Decided to get my Crafty On
This is something else, but from my Facebook, that I’d like to see more people contribute to, too:
I promise to make a small work of art for the first ten people who comment “Yes, I want in” on this post, but if you are one of the ten, please in turn post this on your profile and reciprocate for the first ten who comment. The world needs more art, as do the people in your lives. The creations must be your work, made by you, and the recipients must receive their art by the end of 2014. It doesn’t have to be complicated to be art.
Only one of my Facebook friends (and pen pal!) took the time to sign up for this so let me know if you have the time &/or energy to join her. (Note: I will only send my artwork to US residents since shipping anything other than postcards and letters internationally is too much of a hassle.)
The Time I Reflected on a Moment in Time
Once upon a time Randee over at A String of Pearls was doing something called “A Moment in Time” where she would announce a seemingly random time and date, and then encourage her readers to join her in sharing what happened at that specific moment in time. Unfortunately this didn’t catch on like Randee was hoping it would– my mom being one of just a couple participants– but my mom and I thought we would do this one last time in honor of Logan’s birthday (1:23 pm on 1/23) and we invited Randee to join us 🙂 Below is what I was up to…
A Moment in Time: 1:23pm on 1/23:
Gabe and I came to an agreement that I would give Logan one present in the morning—the doctor’s kit along with a Doc McStuffins DVD— and then when he got home from work we’d give the little guy his other presents. Up until 12:45 a lot of our day consisted of check ups, both the ones Doc gave to her toys and the ones Logan gave to me. After we watched that DVD from start to finish for the second time, we watched some Jake and the Neverland Pirates and had some lunch (leftovers from the night before, nothing special). After we ate, he continued to watch his beloved show while I talked to my friend Krista via Facebook about our potential high school reunion. We know our class is planning something, but what that something is we have no idea. I was watching the clock during this conversation, and right at 1:22 Logan took my camera, gloating all the way, but sadly he didn’t take any pictures once 1:23 rolled around. He just went on to play with his trucks and tractors so I continued my conversation with Krista, ultimately deciding that if the reunion takes place at a nice venue, we’d likely go together since I doubt Gabe would want to go. Heck, if he did he’d likely just talk to me and Krista 😛
The Time I Remembered the Time
If I remember correctly, I started following The Waiting not too long after starting this blog of mine. I always thought her “Remember the Time Blog Hop” with her conspirators was pretty clever, but while my schedule was so obsessive there wasn’t an opportunity for me to be all that compulsive. Now that I’m doing Miscellaneous Mondays, I decided it was time for me to participate. The current topic: Alcohol.
I met my friend Anna at the same youth group I met Gabe over a decade ago and a majority of my adolescence was spent with her whether we were at my house or hers. I remember choreographing dozens of dances, swapping a notebook full of notes back and forth, convincing some of her relatives we were lesbians, and trying an assortment of foods and beverages (among many other countless memories).
One year for New Year’s Eve, Anna, her mother (AKA my Mother #2), and I went to my “other brother’s” house. I remember my hair being sculpted like cat ears and having words written in glitter all over my arms– definitely an ensemble worthy of an adult beverage, eh?
Mother #2 was making strawberry daiquiris and mudslides, despite not having a blender. She handed me the fruity concoction first and between the small chunks of ice and tarty flavor I didn’t want more than a couple sips. The mudslide, on the other hand, was much more me, so much so that I overlooked the ice chips, though I didn’t have another.
To this day I have never been drunk, though I have been tipsy on several occasions, most notably when I celebrated my 21st birthday with my pen pal Missie. I can’t look at Raspberry Smirnoff without remembering how I looked into the bottle and proclaimed “that’s tasty!” My 27th birthday is coming up so perhaps I’ll get some more Smirnoff for the occasion.
The Time Logan Turned 3
Speaking of birthdays, my son Logan is now 3-years-old– AHH! We did a couple things in honor of this special occasion.
#1. Logan has always had fun with my cousins so I thought if we went to their house for a bit of a pizza party it’d be special yet not a big production. My aunt was on board and we invited my grandparents too. As I anticipated, Logan had a great time; he was actually having so much fun we could barely get him to sit down and eat anything. For me, the highlight was watching Logan keep blowing out his candle before we started singing, hehe. Here’s my favorite picture from those festivities:
#2: As mentioned in my “A Moment in Time” section above, a lot of Logan’s birthday consisted of him playing doctor… at least until his daddy got home. Logan *gasp* got a John Deere tractor and wagon as well as a Play Doh Sweet Shoppe so he started making ice cream instead of making people feel healthy instead. Logan also got three additions for his Go Go Wheels Train Set for his birthday, just not the day of; Gabe and I gave him the fire station the day before and then on the day after Gabe’s aunts gave him the airport and his parents the construction site. My in-laws also gave him a couple other things as well like his own little camera. Here are 3 pictures of mine of Logan as a 3-year-old:
#3: The celebrations continued through Saturday when Gabe’s parents took us to the Shrine Circus. Logan was so excited and even though he was ready to leave by the second half he still had a great time. He applauded as fast as his little hands could as the acrobats performed and he enjoyed the animals too– he, obviously, even got to ride a couple:
Yeah, I’d say Logan’s birthday was a happy one.
The Time I Bid Farewell
I hope you had a fun time reading this blog of mine. I can’t imagine MM’s will usually be tied up in such a neat little bow, but I liked that it could be this time around. Now go back through this entry with the alcoholic beverage of your choice and take a swig every time you see the word “time”– this sentence included, haha.
Sincerely, Kate ~!~
P.S. I’m leaving you with a nifty little video, in case you’re interested 🙂