Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Mountain Monday, Or Is That Tuesday?

Yup, it is true, I suck. I am WAY, WAY behind on blog comments, and it is Tuesday! What the heck? Here is the heck.
I took a day off yesterday. I should have done housework, I should have blogged, I should have caught up on my blog reader. I was sitting, goofing off on Facebook yesterday, thinking, "why can't I motivate myself to get up and get some housework done?" I puzzled and puzzled. Slow dawning realization. I had just finished a 9 day sentence in the service to my little despot. And it isn't that it can't be done, but I just can't do much of anything else and him. When he is home, he pretty much has every last little bit of me. No wonder my little self was rebelling at the thought of doing anything that wasn't fun. So at the insistence of myself, I took a mental health day. I did NO housework. I did do a couple of errands, like paying the fee so the boy can start soccer on Thursday. And I did get out and get pictures taken, that is no duty in my book, but a weekly pleasure and delight.
Yesterday Spring poked her head out for a bit. And just for a bit. It is going to snow tomorrow, and it is raining as I speak. UGH!
Yesterday however was glorious. Hopefully my pictures will show the spring I am longing for!
























And now, even though I have more pictures, I really gotta get moving. Guess why? Because Pygmy Child will be here tonight!!! Whoo hooo, we get 11 days of her. When she and her hubby came at Christmas I felt so robbed. I was going crazy what with the winter break and getting Christmas together for the fam, I really didn't get any time with her. She is coming for 11 days and we shall have long hours of laughter and just plain TIME together. I can't wait!

19 Kids Who Want To Play:

Christa said...

My kids started back to school today. To celebrate, I made them help me clean the house yesterday. I wasn't having them go back and leave me alone to deal with the carnage they created while on vacation.

As always, your pictures are lovely.

rychelle said...

good for you, taking a day off!

love the pictures, as always! i esp. like the one with the wheat in the foreground.

Kristina P. said...

Beautiful pics!

And don't worry about catching up on blogs. Except for mine, of course.

Jillene said...

Beautiful pictures Jo!! I am glad that you took a day off--you deserved it!!

Yondalla said...

I'm glad you are taking care of yourself!

And I do SO love your pictures

Me said...

Our few minutes of Spring yesterday truely were marvelous! Today.....though, YUCK! The pictures were a nice pick me up!

We all need a blogcation every now and then. I am just startin' to get back into the swing of things!

K J and the kids said...

I live here but sure enjoy seeing the beauty of our state through your eyes. AMAZING pictures, as usual.

Have fun with the Pygmy child :)
Take lots of pictures.

megs said...

gorgeous pictures!!! i love taking days off! i am totally jealous that i couldn't have taken yesterday off too :) anywho i am so glad that i found your blog!!!

keep up the good work so i can stay updated

Lisa said...

I see spring!!!
Yay for mental health days. I need one myself.

SO said...

You deserve a mental health day. I love your pictures. I hope you enjoy your time with pygmy child!

wendy said...

I LOVE the old buildings the best. Coool looking.

elizasmom said...

Yay for Pygmy Child! Like these pics — they were a little different scenery-wise form your usual, with the wheat and eensy bugs. Nice change of pace, although I like the usual too!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

I love that you were "puzzled" by your inability to do housework. Totally made me laugh, my friend. I have learned to accept my DISinclination towards housework as a natural phenomena.

Now, if only my husband could share my perspective! :)

XOXO,
Francesca

Caustic Cupcake said...

Oh, Jo, the seventh picture- the one with the mountains and the sky but not the amber fields of grain- took my breath away. You are so blessed to live where you do!

My congratulations on your new-found freedom, and have a good time with Pygmy Child!

Debbie said...

Enjoy your visit! I am happy for you.
And I am far behind as well!

Bonnie the Boss said...

I am glad you took a down day, you need it. Your pics and amazing!

Laura in L.A. said...

Jo, you are a wonderful and dedicated Mom to your Little Man, and you deserve as many "fun days" as you can get!

Thanks as always for the soul-soothing pics, and enjoy your upcoming family visit!

Love, Laura

Azul said...

These are beautiful Mountain Monday pics. They have gone far in assuaging my bitterness at the snowstorm we had on Wednesday. Snow. In April. Foolish!

Enjoy your visit with your daughter. There's nothing better than just hanging and enjoying each other's company.

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

You take such lovely pictures Jo. I always enjoy them. It sounds to me like you earned a mental health day. And they're always so refreshing...or so I hear! ;o) I'm in serious need of a mental health day...or week. I'll take whatever I can get!