Results of BlueberryFest 2013? Well, for the piece de resistance (blogger thinks two of those words are in English, but I'm counting on you to imagine the little slashy marks wherever they're supposed to be.) y'all are gonna have to wait until Monday for the Mystery Ingredient Monday link-up, but I'll happily share with you the runner-up specimen:
Blueberry Lemon Freezer jam.
Verdict- delicious flavor, but a little watery. Of course, you'll probably have better results if you actually follow the instructions. Ahem.
What else? OH! I bought a swim suit off ye olde interwebz, like the foolish fool that I am. And then I chewed my nails waiting for it to come planning how I would justify the equivalent of shredding $23 and throwing it in the trash. But then it arrived and guess frappin' what? It totally fits AND looks greatish. As great as a swimsuit can look on a woman who is basically 3.5 weeks postpartum, I mean.
You can see it by clicking this clicky right here, but do you know what apparently the secret is? Buying a size bigger than the biggest size I think I need. Painful, I know. But totes worth it in the end.
So the other day the plumber was here putting in the plumbing for the washing machine (!!!!) so of course he had to turn off the water in the house. So naturally, because it is writ large in The Children's Manual of Rules Thou Shalt Not Break, Paul and Cecilia did this:
For the first time in his life, Senor Texture Issues of Extreme Cleanliness decided to participate in the ritual of making, using the dirty water from the baby pool, mud-pies. And mud hills. And mud baths. When we had no running water in the house. It was super fancy awesome o'clock!
But hey, speaking of the laundry room and washing machines (!!!!!), take a gander!
At some point I'm going to have to get motivated for next school year, yes? Usually I'm rarin' to go by August and I gleefully jump in come the Monday after Labor Day but this year...well, I kind of feel like my summer sort of just started. What can I do so that I get sick of vacation and sun (yes, we are out of jackets and back in swimsuits, people! Thank God!) and popsicles within the next three weeks? Give me your tips, stat.
Also, did you know I installed the power cord on the dryer all by myself? And the dryer works? And I didn't even electrocute myself at all? I know!
Oh, last thing. I think I'm going to place my very first order with ThredUp today (what is with these kids growing so much over the summer?) but I'd like to hear from someone who's actually received an order from them. Is it as good as it seems? Is the shipping fast? Help a sistah out.