Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Oh the adventure...

Sorry I haven't been around much this week, I've been making a concerted effort at getting the Paper done, and wanted to avoid all of those fun things that take up valuable work time. Yeah, it hasn't really worked either, so here's the news!

Last weekend we had another family fun climbing day with the same mom and her three kids. (Lets just call her Maggie for short, okay?) Their dad couldn't come along this time, too busy putting up some new heinous route. (You've really gotta work for those sponsorship deals!) Instead we had another climbing mom as our rope gun, and her 18 month old daughter. Have I mentioned how much I love hanging out with the strong climbing mommies! I get kiddie snuggles, woman bonding and outdoor escapades all at the same time. My hubby might have been less psyched on the estrogen day, as the only member of the male species he had to bond with was the 3 year old. Who, by the way, DID poop his pants again, which of course he hasn't done since the last time we went climbing. But this time Maggie was prepared with spare trousers, so he was changed before the turds had enough time to make their way down to his ankles. Any whoo, after climbing two lovely routes in the Valley and getting all the kids in the harness too, Lee and I headed off for a quick hike to the top of Yosemite Falls. (And again! With the mist!) Here is the bottom of the falls, and the back of Hub's head.

And here is the hilarious sign at the top of the falls. To me it seems like its short hand for "Hey dummy, this here is a cliff, so don't go any further. Them there falls are over there!"

We then met back up with everyone for a yet another lovely barbecue at our neighbors. I can't believe it, but I swear those folks LIVE on nothing but tri-tip. Are you jealous yet?

Since the weekend, I have done oh so many exciting and varied things, like visiting the doctor for the pain in my ass (literally) and found out that no, it isn't sciatic nerve damage, grocery shopped for the first time in 3 weeks, and I am currently doing the world's biggest pile of laundry. I don't think I mentioned it last time I did laundry, but there was this HUGE spider just inside the door about two inches from the light switch, just WAITING for me to clumsily miss the switch and get my hand near his gnashing mandibles and therefore succumb to his Master Plan, but today, I am happy to report that the laundry room is blissfully spider free. I think...


Kathleen said...

good to see your blog! i was beginning to wonder what had happened to you. the shorties were worried about bears...
amazing pictures! wow...i love how beautiful lee's head are a lucky woman! yesireeeeeeee!
very cool about your new friends!
what is going on with your ass? are you okay?

Talley said...

Maybe lulling you into a false sense of security is part of the Master Plan. . .Mwahahahahaha (that's supposed to be maniacal bad guy laughter, by the way).

Anyway, what is wrong with your butt?!

Hope the Paper is going well!

Talk to you soon!