Oh god, I've been so absent due to lack of sleep and constant tending of the little boy.
This has rendered me unable to do much else.
My boys, big and little, went to Mississippi over the weekend to visit some of Jackdaddy's family.
All was well and good until the plane ride home when the big boy discovered just how covered in ticks and chiggers the little boy was.
They did all the right things: wore long pants, socks, boots, long sleeves, did the post-wood tick check, etc..
What they obviously forgot was the looooong and intense shower/bath that must happen after being in the woods all day.
Seems they were so tired that they decided to shower in the morning.
My little one is so unbelievably covered in bites ... it's like a horror movie.
And you do know where chiggers most like to bite don't you?
Yea, down there.
SO, we've been up all night every night with Calamine Lotion and Benadryl and Epsom salt baths and every other remedy known to man, but with very little relief.
Chigger bites just have to run their course. (Although the Epsom salts were the best remedy of the lot.)
Today should be a much better day.
Poor, poor little boy. Tres miserables!
I had a bunch of stuff from the weekend to show you, but it all seems rather lame now.
(Nothing like a really hurt child to put things into perspective, huh?)
I'll see if I can dig something up ...
Finally cleaned up the patio.
Hopefully, we'll get that tree chipper next weekend and get rid of the fallen tree.
Repainted my G-A-R-D-E-N letters.
Not sure why I didn't do that sooner.
Did not even attempt to get into the jungle that is my garden.
Too effing hot here ... still.
Please note: This is in the shade.
In the shade, for real y'all.
There is no "wasting of electricity" when it's 103 in the shade.
All my boy wanted to eat was bread so we made some.
A lot of bread.
And drank tea.
Hot tea, of course.
You know you've got some Irish genes running through your veins when it's 103 in the shade and you're craving tea and toast.
Slaite! (That's "Cheers" in Irish.)
I'll style you up with some Friday Food tomorrow ... never fear.
Maybe some cute little boy's room will make it debut next week too. (It looks soooooo adorable!)
OH, and we saw the sweetest, most bittersweet, adorable, precious, cheesy movie yesterday and I highly recommend it to ye: The Odd Life of Timothy Green.
The critics are panning it big time and I will admit that the cheese factor is high, but, oh my goodness, we just loved it. I sooobbbbbed throughout the entire film so bring your hankies!
I will say that it is probably really a movie for adults that is about children, rather than a movie for children. Not that there's anything bad or even remotely inappropriate, it's just a Mama Tearjerker more than a kids' film. Having said that, Finn liked it a whole, whole lot.
Cross your fingers that I get a nap today.
I'll do the same for you.