Saturday, July 19, 2008

My "hot" date

It's Saturday night and I'm sitting at home setting up my brand-new blog! (Thanks again, Kristi, for helping me take "the plunge".) Lying on the couch is my sometimes-sweet 4 year-old, Kelsey. Last time I checked, her temperature was about 104 degrees. Now that's what I call I hot date. So of course she got some more Tylenol, and she's finally fallen asleep again. Ironically, today of all days was our last family picture with the Ervin side for quite some time. We're moving in a couple weeks, and who knows when the stars will align correctly so that we'll just happen to be in town visiting when the Fire Department calls to see if Vicki would like to donate $ for a free 8 x 10 family portrait? But of course, for those of you who have actually made the donation and gotten the picture, it's not free, is it? The photographer takes other poses that are usually just too good not to buy, unless you're broke or have tremendous willpower. Or, like last time, I just hated the way I looked in the picture and had no problems passing it up. But I digress... the irony is that poor Kelsey had to show up to take the picture with those terrible sunken bags under her eyes that kids get when they are feverish. And to top it all off, she also has a scratch on her face from rough housing with a boy! Oh well, at least it will be a picture with a memory.

The next big thing on my to-do list is to pack up my entire house and move in 2 1/2 weeks! My family and friends have already begun dropping off boxes for my cause. But the hero of them all is my sister, Gwen, who went dumpster-diving for me today and brought by ALL of these boxes! The bigger mystery is how she got them all in her teeny tiny Scion. When Gwen and Olivia got home, Olivia walked in an announced that I wouldn't have to get any more boxes, because Aunt Gwen got enough for us to pack up the entire house! (We have a 3-bedroom house and are a family of five.) If all we had would fit into these boxes, I'd be packed in 2 days. It'd be nice, but it ain't gonna happen. However, these boxes should keep me busy for a few days at least.


Alona said...

YOU ARE FINALLY A BLOGGER!!! I am so excited for you and also that we can now keep in touch with you while you are so far away. You will surly be missed. If you need me to help with your kids one day so you can pack, just let me know. That is one way that I can help. We love babies here so it will be no problem.
Oh and what are you going to do with your house?

connie said...

Be careful, blogging can suck you into a parallel universe. I have been blogging since January. I think Kristi and I started about the same week. Good Luck with Everything!!! You will be missed, but we can keep in touch here! Come visit my blog. Just click on my name and it should take you right there. There are a ton of us out here in blogland!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Blogland. I'm so glad that Kristi got you started in what Connie calss the "parallel universe" before you move so that we'll be able to keep up with the Swervin' Ervins.

About the picture...when my daughers were young (before Paul was born) we came home to Camden to have a family picture made. They were actually being made at the chapel if I recall correctly. Anyway, my daughter Carrie had this HUGE cold sore right under her nose,and there was no disguising it. It was SO BIG. Anyway, I still have this 8 X 10 of the four of us, and Carrie is in profile. It wasn't funny then, but it is now.

Anonymous said...

Whoo hoo! Anita's a blogger! I'm glad we'll be able to keep up while your far far away!

Julie in the studio said...

I hope the boxes hold out for you. They never seem to last as long as you would hope. SEE YOU TUESDAY!