Tuesday Tell-All

Tuesday Tell-All

*When your mom’s got four girls and two of those four girls have recently had babies who do funky toe tricks, of COURSE the only logical thing to do when you all get together is to start spreading out your toes in front of each other to see if the weird baby foot tricks are genetic.

*And now we all know that we Fedor girls have alien feet.

*What weird things have you done with your family to compare genetic traits? (I know we surely can’t be the only ones…)

*So last Saturday, Matt and I finally got most of our vegetable garden all planted. Aside from almost getting heat stroke and Matt maybe kind of freaking out just a little bit over a spider, we felt pretty proud of ourselves. But then yesterday, we got some bad news—we thought the automated watering system on the garden had already started, so we hadn’t watered our plants all weekend (or at all since putting them in). So, in horror, we ran over to the garden only to find that about half of our plants were in critical condition with a poor prognosis for a future. We tried our best to revive them with a good, solid watering last night, but y’all should send a little prayer out for our plants, k?

*(because we really don’t want to have to buy new ones and plant again)

*Last night, Matt and I stole away to this local Mexican restaurant (El Sol) because I was definitely not in the mood for cooking. It kind of felt a little indulgent to go out to eat on a weeknight—I kinda liked it!

*(Can you tell we don’t get out much?)

*Honestly, I’m not sure if I’ll be cooking much for the rest of this month, period. Not only is our swamp cooler not working (even though it’s due to be set up sometime within the next couple weeks–hallelujah!), but my classroom has gotten overly stuffy and warm the past week or so. Therefore, the last thing I want to do is come home and use an oven or stove, which brings me to this pressing question: what can I make for dinner that doesn’t require cooking besides cereal?

*The heat in the classroom was so bad today that I ended up leaving almost an hour earlier than I’d intended to. I’d wanted to stay until four to really start attacking all these items on my grading to-do list, but I just couldn’t handle it—3:20, and I was outta there like an overdue baby.

*On Saturday we ended up taking a semi-surprise trip home to make a friend’s BBQ (and to surprise our moms for Mother’s Day). At said BBQ, we played croquet, at which time I made an important discovery: after about six years of not playing croquet (which used to be a regular staple in my summers as a teenager), I royally stinketh at the sport. I wish I could blame most of that on the cheap croquet mallets, but alas…

*(I also wanted to blame it on the weird house rules—who plays where you get two extra hits for tapping another player’s ball with your own? Weird.)

*We finally got a new landlord at our place, and we couldn’t be more pleased. You KNOW he’s got to be worlds better than the last ones when you don’t even mind that your wall sounds like it’s going to come crashing down on you from all the drilling and construction going on.

*Last night, Matt and I finally sat down and started mapping our summer. It turns out we’re going to be gone on vacation or on campouts almost as many weeks as we’ll be home. I don’t know how I feel about that. Do you prefer your summer to be jam-packed with trips and fun outings or more laidback and unplanned?


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