Monday, August 19, 2013

I Get Older- They Stay The Same Age!

I think I'm going to need about thirteen cups of coffee today.  Anyone with kids think there is some sort of universal conspiracy on Monday involving the hyper-activity of our children?  Not only am I bit sluggish on Monday's-- my children seem to be even more ADHD excited about life than usual.  But, maybe this Monday will be different, considering they are both still sleeping and we had an incredibly busy weekend.

I went to my first Minnesota Twins Game yesterday at Target Field.  It was just as beautiful as everyone had said.  I even made sure to have a cold beer and hot dog just to make the experience as authentic as possible.  I had a blast playing with the kids, hanging out with Garrett and our family friend, (and Eva's Godfather) Luke-- but seriously you guys- Baseball is not my thing.  I clapped when the crowd clapped-- but sheesh.  I didn't even realize we had lost/thought they were winning.  HA!  Don't hate.  In college, before I was pregnant with Eva, I lived in a house with 5 other people.  They would pile in 20 of our friends to watch baseball around our big screen-- and despite how much I enjoyed the company of everyone who hung out, I never stuck around  because BASEBALL IS BORING.  There, I said it.  I'd definitely go to another Twins game sometime, for the experience-- but basically, it doesn't hold a candle to Vikings Football (win or lose!) or MN Wild Hockey.

Anyway, things have been crazy around here ya'll.

I had a scare last week!

(Not that kind of scare)-- Garrett was offered a job in Mankato and we were so close to moving back there (toured a house to rent-close) that it seemed inevitable we'd have to move back.  What's so bad about Mankato, you ask?  Nothing.  If you are 21 years old (or have the mindset of a 21 year old) and are one of two people:

get this t-shirt here

1- A self-proclaimed hipster who bikes around town with their iPod ear-buds in, listening to some obscure band whom they discovered even before they were an official band, drinking import beer, and pretending they are smarter than the average population because their top 3 favorite TV shows are from British Television.
kind of the same scenario

 2- An alcoholic who moved to the town freshman year of college, but couldn't make it to class on time so they were put on suspension and found a job delivering pizza for Dominoes and slingin' some P-O-T on the side.  This unfortunate event happened 9 years ago and he still hasn't returned to finish his Health and P.E. degree-- but guess what?!  They're getting older but the girls they're sleeping with stay the same age!  What's not to love?

Okay, okay.  I get it.  Not everyone in Mankato is like that.  And, unlike New Ulm, they have a mall and THREE FRO-YO places (we don't have even ONE fro-yo place.)-- but nothing about that town entices me whatsoever.  Luckily, we decided to "X" out that idea.  (Disaster Averted!)  But, that doesn't mean we might not still be moving....

Can't tell you about that yet.  ;)   

13 comments:

  1. LOL
    My kids go back to school in one week. I'm counting the days. ;)

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    1. It will be strange when both the kids are in school-- OH THE BOOKS I WILL HAVE TIME TO WRITE!!

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  2. I hate baseball too. And football. I have always said I have sports ADD, I need more action to keep me interested. Hence my love of hockey and soccer. I only go to a Wild game if they're playing the Red Wings and, I'm sure you can guess, I don't cheer for the Wild. :-)

    Glad to hear you're not moving to Mankato. Anxious to hear where God is leading you. As for us, we spent the weekend trying to figure out how we can make it seem like we're moving forward, while stuck here until (most likely) the spring. Waiting for God to start opening doors, even just to allow us a peek.

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    1. Nothing like being stuck... maybe there are a couple young ladies you still need ya around for a bit ;)

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  3. I find Mondays unbearable and I don't even have kids. Glad you managed to dodge the Mankato bullet, it kinda sounds like where I went to University x

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    1. yes, the typical college town-- for sure!

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  4. The Twins field is a great venue to visit. I don't like watching baseball but it's kind of fun at the Twins field. And I love people watching. We've gone a couple times with school events or we received some free tickets. I don't think I've ever been to Vikings game, although I do like football a little more than baseball. I think hockey is super fun to watch live and so is basketball. There's more activity to watch. Never been to Mankato except for driving through.

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    1. It really is a great venue. You HAVE to go to a Vikings games this fall-- such a fun time Dawn! Mankato isn't so bad. I'm just a complainer. :)

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  5. I have to agree with you about baseball--not my thing. Give me a hockey game any time!

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  6. I really wish Dazed and Confused was on Netflix. I want to watch it now.

    Also, I know it's been a while since I've been around, but I'm loving the new header!

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    1. time to head to a real-life video store to rent it! (we have those in New Ulm-- and people actually use them-- crazy right???!!!) Also- thank you and I miss you! You're still one of my favorite bloggers EVER. xo

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    2. Rent? I own that sucker. Just, you know, can't bring it to work with me.

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