(1)Do you believe in miracles? If reading this blog thus far has not yet encouraged you to say "Yea verily, miracles are in fact possible for these poor saps hath survived their own foolishness!" then today is your lucky day. Today, there has been a true miracle.
Oh yes, a miraculous miracle.
Today, when downloading the photos from my camera to this fine computing machine, somehow, MIRACULOUSLY, photos that had already been deleted and lost, reappeared and were downloaded a second time. I am not joking. I have deleted all the photos from the camera MULTIPLE times.
MULTIPLE TIMES, YOU GUYS.
But here they are, all miraculous like. And I am all "How is this possible???" and then I'm all "This is a miracle!"
A miraculous miracle.
Why do I care so much about these pictures? I thought you'd never ask!
Remember that we shoved some garlic cloves into the ground last fall? And that they actually sprouted when they were supposed to? Well the other day, we actually harvested some real (extremely tiny) garlic bulbs!
Our chickens are really so helpful.
That same day, we also picked our very first batch of carrots. They weren't big, but we were still super proud!
(4)Then I got to thinking....why is it that other things in the garden are so much smaller than I imagined they would be? Could it possibly be because the world's most enormous, gigantic, out of control sunflowers are leeching all the nutrients from the soil?
Why yes...I think we might be onto something!
In other what-was-I-thinking news, I stood by and let my poor defenseless offspring pet a 5' boa constrictor yesterday.
That little head in the front of the first photo is Cecilia, with Paul right behind her. And then in the bottom photo, that shortest little head is Paul. They are fearless, those two. If we would've let them, they would gladly have stood there for 16 hours straight just caressing its scales. Plus, the zoo mobile was a Toyota Sienna, so Paul felt extra affection for Alex-the-zookeeper and his Crazy Collection of Critters (not what it's really called, but they should probably call it that, huh?
Plus, in addition to the FREE library learn-about-and-pet-real-animals-from-the-real-zoo event, we also scored four passes for the kids to visit the zoo for free sometime this season. Hello Paul's birthday? How would you like to be celebrated at the Binder Park Zoo and feed real giraffes right out of your hand? Oh, you'd like that very much? GREAT!
Okay, if you can't read the smaller sign above, go ahead and give that photo a little clicky-click so that we can all be on the same page here. Go ahead. Do it.
Have I been missing out on drinking while shopping? Does every Michael's and/or Cost Plus World Market do wine tastings in the middle of the afternoon???? Where have I been? Why wasn't I notified? Who has been attending these events and not inviting me to join them?!?!?!?