Monday, April 26, 2010

Now It's Monday

On Friday I asked if you could guess where the title of my post came from. No one guessed it! Well, that is except for Jeff & Suz. They both knew it well. Anyway, if you'd like to know where it came from, go here. I promise you'll get yourself a good chuckle. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xcs6bjjtdRk

When Ross was a little boy, he loved to watch The Little Rascals. I think we had VCR tapes of every episode. It really is quite a hilarious show. And when he and Cam were little, they'd spend every Friday night at my mom and dad's house. Ross would bring his Little Rascals tapes because, of course, my dad liked them too. Well, this particular episode where Spanky does his Saturday dance, my dad improvised it to the Friday dance. Oh, it's Fryerday, oh, it's Fryerday. Lots of times even still that song pops in my mind. I just can't resist singing it. It's a sweet, sweet memory of a silly, but wonderful thing.

Yesterday afternoon I accomplished a task that I dread from season to season. I'm sure you know the one. It requires moving clothes from one place to another. Yep, you guessed it. Out with the winter and in with the summer. It went pretty smoothly because last fall when I put away my summer clothes, I also went through them and got rid of quite a few of the ones that I never wore. It really made the job a lot easier.

Part of the job takes me to bathing suits. I'm a very sentimental person. Very. I don't like clutter, though, so I don't hang on to every single sentimental thing. I figure my mind and my heart have to be responsible for keeping up with some stuff. Anyway, I have always kept my maternity bathing suit. I was pregnant during the hot, hot summer with both my boys. I never hesitated getting into the pool seven or eight months pregnant. Heck, with Ross I even had a small blowup pool that I put on the back deck and laid out in it. I remember being pregnant with Ross and taking him to the pool and working with him on learning how to swim. I was about eight months pregnant with Cam and he kicked me right in the stomach. I remember it so well. Didn't hurt Cam, thank goodness, and ironically, it was a sign of the brotherly fights that were to come.

So when putting my bathing suits away, I came across my maternity bathing suit like I always do. Still in perfect shape.

And sadly, I say to you, it's not much different than the one I wear now. When I'm not EIGHT MONTHS pregnant! HA!
I don't know why, but I just thought that was hilarious.

I love butterflies. My cousin Regina will love this. Yesterday afternoon on my front porch step there was this butterfly.

I think they're beautiful, of course, but don't really know much about them. I'm not sure if this one had just come out of its cocoon or what, but it just stayed on that step for the longest while. It would walk around a little bit and flutter its wings some, but didn't move much. Then all of the sudden, it flew off. It was like it just got the nerve to fly and it took off. It would fly around for a while and then it came back to that same step. It did that several times. Haven't seen it since. I don't know why I felt compelled to share that story, but oh, well.

Today's gonna be a super fun day. Oh, it's Monderday, oh, it's Monderday. Suz is coming down and we're gonna do some big time scooterpooting. Fun, fun, fun!

Hope y'all have a good Monderday, too. Oh, and also I have a new button on my sidebar. My cousin Tracy has opened an Etsy shop. She's making the cutest jewelry and has put some things in her shop. Pay her a visit. And tell her A Girl Named Kelly Kelly sent ya!

Till next time. XOXO

12 comments:

suzanne said...

Haylarriouss! That little Spanky is too darned cute. I love that maternity bathing suit. I think I may have even worn it a time or two, maybe with Alayna?
Can't wait to hang with my homegirl. See ya soon!

Barbara said...

Giggles, I love it, and I do love Spanky too. This is such a great site, I will add it to my favorite blogs now, you are my new friend, and i love the humor here, you are a gal after my own heart indeed.
Have a wonderful day, and week.
Stop by and visit me, I had that same butterfly on my front porch last week, ya think it could be?? Naw..
Lots of hugs, Barbara from
http://bakinnbitsbarbara.blogspot.com/

Theresa said...

Cutest post! I love Spanky, must be a Howell thing:) I know you will have loads of fun today. My "to do" list is way too long today! I am paying the price for taking too much stuff to the beach and now I have to put it away:( Oh well, I am about half thru moving my clothes and I will finish today or tomorrow because it is driving me a little nutsy. I am making a "to Goodwill pile" and that is a big step for me who keeps too much stuff. Hey, I love the maternity bathing suit... keep it:) forever! Love you bunches and you and Suz laugh the day away!

Cindy Lou said...

I love seeing that you have a new post!! You are such a great blogger!!

Love the little rascals!! They are a fun bunch of kids!!

Girl that swim suit is too cute...keep it forever and always!!

I need to get my summer clothes down but just haven't got around to it!

Enjoy your day with Suz!! Have fun and get you some retail therapy in!! Enjoy your day!! Love you bunches!!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I am doing the clothes transfer this week...and I too had one of those butterflies on my stoop. How ironic. Happy Monday.

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

What a cute post. Your Dad is certainly a ham. He comes up with his own words for things and you never forget them. Thanks so much for spreading the word about my little shop. I really appreciate that. I LOVE the suit you wear. That is so cute. Have a great evening.

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

What a cute post. Your Dad is certainly a ham. He comes up with his own words for things and you never forget them. Thanks so much for spreading the word about my little shop. I really appreciate that. I LOVE the suit you wear. That is so cute. Have a great evening.

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

I did NOT mean to post twice. Sorry. It kept acting like it was not going so I kept hitting the button! :o

billypandnikkysmom said...

Oh what a sweet post! I loved the Little Rascals :) & I think it' sweet that you kept your maternity bathing suit & I love the suit you wear now & guess what I wear one similar to yours :) HEHE!!!!! Have a great night!

REGINA said...

GIRL, I LOVE THIS POST. BATHING SUITS AND BUTTERFLIES !!!!!!!!!! WELL I'M NOT REAL CRAZY ABOUT BATHING SUITS, BUT I LOVE THE WATER.YOUR BATHING SUIT IS PRETTY. WHERE DID YOU GET IT AT? IF I WOULD LOSE SOME DARN WEIGHT I MIGHT NOT MIND THEM AS BAD. NOW THAT BUTTERFLY IS JUST BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE IT !!!! HOPE YOU AND SUZ HAS A BLAST. :)

REGINA said...

OH YEA !!! THEM LITTLE RASCALS ARE A MESS. I'VE ALWAYS ENJOYED WATCHING THEM TOO. THAT BUTTERFLY GOT ME OFF TRACK. :)

wendy said...

Little Rascals --gotta love em.
Hey that is cool that you kept your prego swim suit.
Your new one I think is awesome.

and I love butterflies .