Hello all!  Today, I am working out-of-town and then traveling to a suburb of Chicago to visit my friend and her sweet little baby, Oliver.  I feel like this week has been a little wild, busy and unexpected.

I even had a date.  I met a guy at the pool while our kids were playing.  Ya know, while I am my most self-conscious and uncomfortable, I get picked up, go figure.

I don’t know if many of you saw this, but this week I received my most favorite comment.  It was in response to my Mickey Mouse is Vain post.  Jill said:

Love this post!! After seeing every episode several times (my son is a huge fan) I have spent way too much time analyzing Curious George. Why do strangers act like its normal for a monkey to be wandering the city alone? And why do these strangers trust him with jobs (working at a concession stand, a candy counter etc.). And why does a chef let him help in the kitchen? That’s gotta be breaking some health codes.

Why do George’s human friends’ patents/guardians let their kids go to a middleaged single man’s apartment to play with his monkey, and go on vacations with them? Why doesn’t anyone tell Bill (George’s friend in the country) that George is a monkey, not a “city kid”? In every episode and book George makes a huge mess of everything, but no one seems to care. Also,. Is there something going on between professor wiseman and the man with the yellow hat?

And finally, if George is a monkey, why doesn’t he have a tail?! Phew…I clearly over think this show, but after watching it for 2 years with my son, I have many burning questions, lol!

I lol’ed for sure.  Glad I am not the only one that analyzes kid shows.

A few weeks ago, I joined Southen Beauty Guide’s Bigs & Littles program.  It reminds me of getting my “big” in the sorority!  I was lucky enough to get paired up with Rebekah of All That Glitters.  She has been throwing fantastic advice my way and I get wait to get to know her better!

I patted myself on the back the other day for a fabulous organization idea.  HJ received a container that held 3 different puzzles.  I didn’t want the pieces to get all mixed up and lead to a frustrated little guy.  I separated the pieces into 3 Ziploc bags, labeled 1,2 and 3.  Then I marked each piece with which bag they should go in.  That way if the pieces get mixed up, we will be able to tell where it goes!


Our veggie garden is looking pretty good!  So far, we have been able to taste the lettuce, tomatoes and carrots.  HJ loves helping me pick the tomatoes, and will offer them to anyone who happens to be over.


Can’t wait until our sweet potatoes and celery are ready!

Enjoy your weekend 🙂

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9 Thoughts on “Friday Ramblings

  1. Sherri on August 9, 2013 at 7:06 am said:

    I love the puzzle organizing, what a great idea!

  2. My husband always sings the Veggietales “if it doesn’t have a tail it’s not a monkey” song about Curious George.
    Love the puzzle organizing idea!

  3. Maybe because I’m childless but I find most children’s programing to be quite awful. LOL. And so unrealistic but maybe I’ve just lost my imagination.

    • sliceofmudpie@gmail.com on August 12, 2013 at 9:19 am said:

      I often find myself yelling, “Oh REALLY?” at the tv. But, it’s frustrating 🙂

  4. tania on August 9, 2013 at 8:32 pm said:

    oooh how did your date go?! And he’s a single dad, too. Good luck 😉

    • sliceofmudpie@gmail.com on August 12, 2013 at 9:19 am said:

      It went well, but I am starting to fear he might be a tad clingy (as I have ignored his 5 text messages this morning. That’s right, 5.)

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