Monday, June 11, 2012

Running Flops, Smores Pops and Jankily Made Products

Day 15 today of the NON Streak.  Let me tell you, I gave it a real good go.  Last night, in my determination to keep the Streak alive, I ran 1.22 miles at 11:02 p.m.  I was not going to let the day go by without a run.  Today, I say...I just. can't. do. it.  I could go right now.  Not quite dark yet...but my legs  say stay home, and so, 14 days of running is the most I've ever done in a row.

I stink.  But, I'm just a human who needs to take a small break.  Just a day.  The kind where I put my pj pants on at 6:45 break.  Where even 1.22 miles doesn't sound like a break enough.  Detroit Free Press Half Marathon Training is just around the corner, so I'm feeling not so bad about this day.

On a more positive note, there are just 3 more days of school left until SUMMER BREAK!!  I can almost taste it.  Or smell it...that, and the rank odor that is emitted from my classroom due to the 142 sweaty teens wearing jeans and fur hoodies as they bake in my 90* upstairs inferno of he...ok, well, it's almost summer...Yay!!

Here are the delicious Smores Pops I found on Pinterest...
Marshmallows, straws, chocolate melted, crushed grahams...even I can do this.
Super easy to make, and super tasty.  Next time I'll think to actually melt the Hershey's bars instead of the chocolate chips.  AND...I've got to find some other sweet toppings to add besides your basic Honey Grahams.  I'm thinking maybe soak the marshmallow's in vodka or spike the chocolate...or maybe I should just cool it and roll them in sprinkles.  They're for the kids for Heaven's sake.

We got a pool.  Just like I remember having when I was a kid.  It was so much fun!  We got all sunscreened up, filled up the oasis and let the sun heat the water...the kids and their friends had a ball!  For about 1.5 hours until the thing split down the side, and the water came spilling out.  Bummer.  They just don't make things like they used to.  These poor kids.  Can't even enjoy a plastic backyard pool anymore. Too jankily made.

You know, if you want something done, you just have to do it yourself.  Which brings me to my next topic:  our stinking dryer.  It broke.  After 2 years of working so very hard for us, maybe 3 days a week, it just got too tired of heating and tumbling, and tumbling and heating, and quit.  No heat.  Tumbler going, but as luck would have it, nothing dries if you got no heat, man.  So, we had to bring home a new one, in the hopes that it serves our family for more than 3 months.  Mostly because it took KDog 9 hours to NON FIX the last one, poor guy.  Glad he wasted half a day on getting nowhere for free as opposed to paying repair man to tell us the same thing!  (Sorry about your wasted day, too, Jeff!)
Here she is.  Isn't she a beauty.  I, personally would rather spend the money on maybe a new pair of running shoes and a personal family chef for a month, but we had to get this dryer.  
I have to make sure DMan has at least 1 of his 3 Tigers jerseys clean for every single day of the week.  I really should just return the rest of his closet full of clothes, because he refuses to wear anything but the polyester baseball shirts.  At least he has no body stank yet, because in a few years it could get real ugly.  Hopefully he grows out of this stage.  And then SweetJ has to have some sort of pink sparkling thing to wear, she's got to keep up her Disney princess persona!
The cuteness!
Ok, this isn't a jersey shirt he's got on, but it fits the sports criteria.  It has football on it.  That will due if the dryer is broken and we are at a shortage of baseball shirts.


  1. Aaaargh! You have such gorgeous kids! The smores pops look and sound delish!

  2. Thanks girl! The kids love marshmallows, but won't eat them if they've been roasted by the fire...perfect solution!

  3. I love that you have the word "jankily" in the title. Hilarious! :-)

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