Monday, July 1, 2013

Weekend Re-Cap and a Giveaway at the Camp


Let's put on our Monday suits and get down to business.

Afternoon Readers,

As Friday didn't present me an opportunity to post (due mainly to the fact a critical bout of lazy struck right as inspiration did, thereby canceling both things out and prompting me to go eat ice cream instead), I'm sending you a snapshot of weekend happenings around the Split Level:

1.) Doc Holiday is mobile and in love with both climbing the vacuum cleaner and trying to hoist his fat form into the bottom drawer of the oven. The only reason for the latter, I can think of, is the baby believes himself to be a plump Christmas ham.

Although the twins didn't put this idea in his head, they're happy to encourage it or any other plans the baby has to fall off of or into something.

2.) Speaking of the twins, Sundance started Saturday wearing a dress as a dress and another dress as skirt under the first dress. Today she's in a swimsuit with a tutu that was partially ripped in an altercation over, as usual, nothing important. She's ready for the day.

3.) Butch has taken to wearing his Spider Man goggles while riding around in the back of the van, and waking up mysteriously in his swimsuit. When asked for a quote about his time at the pool yesterday, he responded that he was, "Too tooooold and wanna go home."

4.) Please don't ask me whether I wore anything this weekend besides a robe, pajamas, and a bemused yet frustrated expression at life.

5.) Google Reader is biting the dust, people. Why Google does the things it does, we may never know, but what I do know is you can still follow me and my motley crew (disclaimer* not the actual band) on Blog Lovin'.

6.) Butch took a glass and threw it down our back steps to see what would happen. Through the magic of the writing process, you don't get to see my head spin around twice and me cleaning it up through muffled expletives.

7.) Lastly, my good friend Grace over at Camp Patton has been kind enough to read At Least My Belly Hides My Cankles and host a giveaway. In case I've never given you the background info, the leader of the Camp and I have known each other for a very long time, having met at an actual summer camp when we were eleven or twelvish.

As far as I remember, that summer's list of activities was kyaking, ingesting the strangest mac and cheese I've ever eaten, and tying our roomate to her bed with dental floss while she slept. The author apologizes if her memory is faulty and Grace was not the one who helped with that particular endeavor.

Until Next time, Readers! 







42 comments:

  1. Here from the Camp- your book sounds hilarious!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! I told Grace I'd have whistles and maps ready for everyone, but I'm failing miserably.

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  2. Coming over from the Camp- just watched your interview, you did great! Looking forward to reading your book.

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    1. A friend of the Camp is a friend of mine. Thank you on both counts!

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  3. Just stopping by from Grace's blog! Can't wait to follow along and read more!

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    1. Nice to meet you, Erin! I can't wait to have you join the crazy crew over here.

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  4. Well, your red leotard sent me. Or Grace.

    Hello :)

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    1. The code word of the day is "Red leotard." You're in...;)

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  5. Red leotard sent me:)

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  6. Let's see--you tied your fellow camper to the bed with dental floss & you wonder why your kids do the things they do. Hmm, I wonder if heredity's involved? Nah, couldn't be that!!

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    1. Shhh, I'm still trying to convince Husband that all came from him.

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  7. Came over from the Camp. the book sounds hilarious! I need to check it out, I'm on my third pregnancy right now.

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    1. Third babies are awesome! Congrats and welcome to my corner of the internet!

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  8. Grace sent me here! Book looks like a good time. :)

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    1. I'm told the book's a good time, but you have to have a mixed drink of your choice first. Welcome!

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  9. Red Leotard at the Camp sent me. Just by the way you refer to your kids, your blog sounds intriguing and funny!

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    1. Nice to meet you, AJ! My cowboy-monikered offspring are the best ...but they do keep breaking all my stuff, so we're working on that.

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    1. You're in the club, Lauro. Welcome!...:)

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  11. Let's be honest, I am buying this book for me, myself, and every pregnant friend for the next year, but I'll try to get a free one anyhow :)

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    1. Shamelessly going after free stuff ...hmm, wanna be best friends??? I'm making it happen.

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  12. That red leotard sent me - love Grace, and can't wait to read the book whether I win a copy or not!!!

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    1. She's good people, and her friends are mine. Welcome and feel free to stay as long as you like! Sorry, sometimes I sound unintentionally creepy.

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  13. Red Leo sent me! What do we have to give you to get you to post that pic????

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    1. Welcome, Jamie! Grr, I have to find it. I'm so on a mission now!

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  14. Red Leo sent me. Your book is now on my to read list :) Sound wonderful.

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    1. I'm ridiculously flattered! Thank you and welcome to the club, Nicole! Feel free to friend me on Goodreads. I'm ADDICTED to that site.

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  15. Red Leotard sent me too! Definitely looking forward to reading your book!!

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    1. Nice to meet you, Adrian! And thank you from the bottom of my heart...:)

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  16. So, are you saying that your kids are auditioning to be contestants or judges on "What Not to Wear?"

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    1. No kidding. It could really go either way at this point...LOL I just wish someone would see my yoga pants and spirit me away to NY for a new wardrobe. There's only so many days I can go without washing my hair, just to get some attention.

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  17. Red Leo sent me! Three of us in book club are pregnant, all the others have kids - might need to put this one on the list! Great blog!

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    1. Hey, Athena! I would faint if my book made it into a book club. Be still my heart!

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  18. Red Leotard sent me...gained a blog if not a book :D

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    1. Welcome! You just pull up a chair and stay as long as you like...:)Glad to have you visit my little corner of the internet!

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  19. Stopping over from the Camp and happily following. And since everyone I know is either pregnant or just gave birth I will definitely be gifting and recommending your book :)

    Char

    char|treuth.com 

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  20. Nice to meet you, Charlotte! You are too sweet and have my unending gratitude forever and ever!

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