Thursday, June 11, 2015

Pictures from my Phone & Weekly Distractions

Last night I returned home from work to find Young Wade curled up in the fetal position on the couch, clammy, and possibly moments from death. He looked like someone with Typhoid fever on the pioneer trail and I wondered for a moment whether we were going to have to leave him behind.

Eli: Have you done anything today?

Wade: Siiiiiiiiick.

Eli: Laaaaaaazy.

I hope the Department of Child and Family Services doesn't take him away from me.

And now, your Pictures and Distractions:
I made a cheesecake from scratch for Young Wade's birthday. And it was the most difficult thing I've ever done in my life.

Mr. Ollie Pants "helping" with the yard work. 

Wandering the mountains with Matt, Troy, and Young Wade.

High above the crossroads of the west on Wednesday's bike ride.

Mr. Pants at Young Wade's birthday party.

Crap to distract you from whatever you're supposed to be doing:

Regrettable Superheroes, featuring The First Eye. Thanks, Janel.

Not a cat-cat. Thanks, Tony.

Let the Q of C haunt your dreams. Thanks, Valerie.

If guy best friends vacationed like women best friends. Thanks, Paul.

The sleeping bag Snuggie. Thanks, Derek.

Time-lapse video of my home. Thanks, Juni.

Disproportionately common names by profession. Thanks, Juni.

Meltdown after stepping on poop. Thanks, Krishelle.

Do not even buy this for your cat. Thanks, Krishelle.

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  1. You used my link!!!! My life is complete!!! @:-D

  2. Is there supposed to be any connection between Young Wade's near death experience and the cheesecake? Because that's the first thing I thought of, but I could be wrong.

    1. Nice try. My cheesecake only brings life.

    2. Kjax, you and I were on the same wavelength. That's the first thing I thought of too. Eli's cooking=The Kiss of DEATH!

    3. Also, didn't you make pie for a family gathering a while ago (thanksgiving perhaps) and your family told you not to ever, EVER make pie again? I could be wrong.

    4. AHA...I found it.

      I really wish we could edit our posts...ELI!

    5. Well as it turns out, I am VERY good at making cheesecake. Although less good at making cherry and pumpkin pies. Which doesn't make any sense. Because cheesecake is much harder to make.

    6. They told him not to make pies - this was cheeseCAKE!

      And they are difficult but SOOOO worth it.

    7. Lee, I am sorry but I find myself wondering if you are in fact a Canadian or just live in Canada. Some might consider it impolite to bring up anyone's past mistakes such as pies.

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    9. Past mistakes are what makes us who we are. To ignore them is to not learn from them.

      Not to mention, if you put it in a blog for everyone to read, I don't think you're too worried about said failure.

      Plus it's a clue as to whether or not Eli poisoned his friend. Detective work means digging things up.

      Oh, and if anyone wants to deport me from Canada to say...France or Italy. I'm more then happy to go.

    10. Woah Lee, you are so serious, I was just teasing you, really. Love all your comments!

    11. No seriously...I think you really need to deport me to France or Italy...I've been a bad Canadian. Go ahead and put me somewhere I'll those awful Villa's with vineyards surrounding it. Uggh...I would be in hell. And BLAH wine...that would be torture...

      ....please don't send me.........*cough*......oh and I also hate first class....


      Anon, that actually wasn't meant to be serious. Sometimes my writing does come across like that though. At first I was trying to sound Yoda like...except without the backwards talk. Then I was trying to sound like Batman doing detective work. And the last one was totally serious. Cause if you really want to send me to France or Italy...I'm totally on board with it.

    12. We would all miss you too much to take that chance, what if that villa didn't have internet?

  3. I didn't have a fear of the Q of C before that I know better!!! My apologies.

  4. Why did I just watch a 7 minute video about chickens sitting on a swing?? My life needs more excitement..

  5. Today was my 20th birthday... feel free to send me cheesecake... I just started a job at a gas station so if you send me cheesecake I'll send you lotto tickets in return... they probably won't win, but they are colorful

    1. I'm going to need some cheesecake for my next birthday, as well as my daughters. K, thanks!

      Oh, btw, your hair? UH-MAY-ZING!!!!