Monday, July 21, 2014

Word of the day: whatever

Whatever: (pn.) used to emphasize a lack of restriction in referring to any thing or amount, no matter what.

It's Sunday night. One of the last weekends left before school starts and our schedules go apeshit for the duration of the school year. 

Right now my living room is a cacophony of sounds, mostly originating from a WWE Pay-Per-View that my husband and boys are enjoying, two dogs wrestling with and barking at each other, Granny trying to talk on the phone and my daughter alternating between climbing door frames and trying to rip out two loose teeth so she can earn money to go to Laser Tag with a friend this week.

Let me add, I told her I would pay for her trip to Laser Tag. She still feels as though she has to remove those two teeth TONIGHT, despite the fact that the tooth fairy most likely doesn't have the standard payment of a gold dollar per tooth available, which really puts me -- err, the tooth fairy -- in a bind. 

I'm in my room watching Food Network. I want to say it's quiet in here, but it's not. Not only can I still hear the noises coming from the living room, but Rosie has stopped wrestling with Jack and is asleep at my feet, snoring loudly and farting ever so softly as if to assure me that she's still there. 

Dinner was yummy tonight. Pan fried catfish, hushpuppies, white beans simmered with bacon and onions, potato salad and cole slaw, all served with tartar sauce and a side of gluttony. It was super yummy and overtly Southern and it actually satiated the masses that live in my house, so I call it a win. WIN!

School will start in two weeks. I'd like to tell you that we've had an amazing, fun-filled, action packed summer, but we haven't. We just haven't, and I'm ok with that. What we have had is time. Time to relax, time to recharge, time to sleep in and be a little lazy and stay up late playing Monopoly, time to be together without rushing to this practice or doing this homework assignment and just kind of flipping the bird at all of the responsibilities that come with 'real life'. It's been a luxuriously lazy kind of summer, which I suspect we all really needed.

That's all. That's it. I just felt like saying all of that. I'm gonna go eat ice cream now. 

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