“You stand in the line just to hit a new low
You’re faking a smile with the coffee to go
You tell me your life’s been way off line
You’re falling to pieces every time
And I don’t need no carryin’ on
Cause you had a bad day
You’re taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don’t know
You tell me don’t lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
The camera don’t lie
You’re coming back down and you really don’t mind
You had a bad day
You had a bad day”
—Daniel Powter, Bad Day
Well, I’ve had a couple of bad days for sure. Today included. I even tried to drown my sorrows in some tasty pasta salad.
Note: I didn’t drown. Neither did my sorrows. However, I have a pretty bad stomachache to accompany my raging headache and bad attitude.
In the grand scheme of things, my problems aren’t that serious. I know that. So rather than lament on and on about my #firstworldproblems, (yes, I did just use a hashtag in my blog post), let’s talk PINTEREST!!
Basically, I’m a pretty crappy mom about 360 days of the year. There’s about 5 days or so when I seem to nail it and typically those days occurs on birthdays and during the summer. It’s during these warm weather months that I’m blessed to be home with my babies that I try to plan exciting and new things for my offspring. I’d like to think I’m building their background knowledge and keeping them from ever becoming bored and making memories. Then, my little jerks, I mean angels, bring me back to reality by having the following conversations with their father:
Gorilla: Why does mama keep planning things for us to do?
Big Daddy B: She wants you to have fun!
Gorilla: Well, it needs to stop. Now.
Too bad, I’m not stopping. You WILL have fun this summer you ungrateful…well, you will. I demand fun in the summer. And what else is more fun than a PINTEREST INSPIRED PIE PARTY!!
So, awhile ago I found this pin for a mini-pie bar.
I decided to up the ante a bit and throw a pie party for my kiddos and some of their friends.
There were lots of fun toppings.
And the end results were pretty tasty.
The kids seemed to have fun, so I consider it a success!
Besides pie parties, we’ve kept busy in other ways as well.
We’ve spent time at the neighborhood park.
We went to a local carnival. I should note that I hate heights and Ferris wheels. I especially loathe carnival grade Ferris wheels. I have no trust in the rusty screws that allegedly hold them together. However, my son begged to ride the Ferris wheel, and so I sucked it up, held on to him for dear life, and we rode. Of course, he loved it.
Sparklers with Daddy on a rainy 4th of July.
A visit to the Choo Choo Barn in Lancaster.
A tour of the Utz potato chip factory in Hanover.
And while I’m not dragging my family around making them enjoy the all that our local area has to offer, I completed yet another Pinterest project which I’m rather proud of.
I pinned instructions to make a floating vanity.
Then I got to work. My mom, Binxy, and I went to Lowe’s to get my materials. I started with a large shelf.
I painted it. Big Daddy B kindly hung it. I would have done that myself but he was itching to use the drill. Men and their tools.
And now I have a floating vanity.
I don’t have my stuff organized the way I want yet, and I still want to add a few girly touches. But overall, I’m very happy with the result!
And if all that doesn’t erase my “woe is me” attitude, my new weather app, (Authentic Weather), certainly will.