Tuesday, July 28, 2015

An order of random, heavy on the photos!

We were on vacation in Cape Cod! If I had known what day it was at any point last week, I might have posted some of these last Tuesday.

The fishing was a little…

…well those fish are just little, and perhaps one has just a touch of the rigor mortis, but that didn't cause us to make waves...

(Seriously though, where were the waves that day?)

We tried not to be crabby…

(Clearly we embarrassed him.)
…even though some things were bugging us.
(One of my many kills, as I have never seen the green heads out in such force.)
I learned how to take panoramic photos on my phone. This does not serve as proof of that.

Flat Lillian and Flat Kari were there!
  We had treats!
Black raspberry chocolate chip yogurt…yummmm
Onion rings!
 We could barely share our onion rings with each other, let alone this intrusive seagull!
Maybe he could go find some Twizzlers like his friend did…mmm, Twizzlers!

My new favorite sign!

The day after we returned home from Cape Cod, we shuffled off to Buffalo for an overnight. Suffice to say, the re-entry into whatever the current state of normal is here at home has me moving at a pace much like this one...
(My husband found this guy in his mother's yard. The rare Buffalo Snail?)

Stacy Uncorked

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Back to random nature

I just realized that Tuesday had not completely passed me by. We successfully hosted my son's graduation party over the weekend, and as I perused my days of to-do lists, I realized that the kitchen floor never got cleaned. Outrageous, I know! It is amazing what people will overlook if you put out enough food to distract them. "Have another cookie! Eyes up here, please."

The other night when I was having trouble falling back to sleep, I started to think about our son leaving for college. One of my first considerations for how to best deal with the inevitable sadness was "maybe in the morning I will ask Siri how to handle this". Suffice to say, I have not checked in with her yet. (This is only due in part to the fact that I would have to ask my kids for help in getting a hold of her, and my iphone ineptness has caused them enough shame as it is.)

Frogs and toads give me the eebie jeebies. It is something about the way they sneak up on a person, and the whole hopping thing. I am not sure what kind of range they have, and find them unpredictable. As a result, this sighting almost caused me to exile myself from the family camp for the rest of the summer.
These ducks tried to lure me back in by making the new swimming platform look so inviting, although the seaweed tried to negate the good vibes.
Just when I started to look forward to grabbing a Twizzler (required camp snack) and a comfy lounge chair, I saw this picture that my mother posted on facebook... 
DEAD BAT ON THE CAMP DRIVEWAY! Gadzooks! Someone commented that it might just be Donald Trump's hair. I have been vacillating between being afraid of running into a live bat and being concerned about what killed this one. ICK!

We have taken our one with nature selves to the ocean, far from the batty camp near home. This little dead fish interrupted our search for heart shaped rocks, but was not overly terrifying. (We artfully placed him on the rock for a photo shoot, for no good reason whatsoever.)

On that note, the minutes are running out of this Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Randomly waiting

While you were patiently waiting... 
...for this week's random, I was juggling a series of tasks, distractions and procrastinations. I didn't even remember to eat any m&m's. I'll be back soon!