Friday, July 8, 2005

OOMPA LOOMPA FLU PART III, and the Sister-ratzi.

I am lost.  My Nikon D70 is not in its normal place beside me.  I don't use it every day, but at least it is near by.  It is not today.  It is in the mountains far away.  It is with Dickidoo.

We were all supposed to go to Eleven Mile Reservoir this afternoon.  Dickidoo's sister, the mother of the Southern Oompa Loompas, and her husband arrived last night to pick up their spawn, so he wanted to take her to the site where their father's ashes were scattered.  We took off in two trucks, with a drive-by through the Garden of the Gods, when my youngest son Art started showing symptoms of the Oompa Loompa Flu.  We had to drop out of the convoy and return home.  But before we did, I entrusted my beloved camera to Dickidoo.  Since then my hands have been twitching uncontrollably.  I miss my baby.  I can't wait until Dickidoo returns home, and places my baby back in my hands.

Art was ill off and on the entire way home.  One moment he would be moaning, then he would smile and say "Take your time, I feel fine" and then he would be groaning over the yucky bag again.  We got him home, pumped him full of water, let him sleep and guess what, he's fine!  So he and I were talking and I was remarking how Becca was feeling first hand how I feel when she raids my closet because her cousin is always wearing her clothes.  Art suggested that I start raiding Becca's closet as well.  Okay, I weigh a good 50 pounds more than Becca, and wear about 9 sizes larger than she does.  Can you imagine the devastation I could do to her wardrobe?  This could be fun!

Operation 'Squeeze Mama into Sissy's Clothes" begins tomorrow!

The Southern Oompas leave Sunday.  My sister from Hawaii is due to arrive on Monday.  It has been a crazy, wonderful summer so far and its only half over.  My sister and I will be traveling around the state with our cameras so watch out Colorado, the Sister-rattzi are coming!

14 comments:

gdireneoe said...

Oh, lucky you! My crew goes back to school August 8!  Four weeks today!  Bummer!  I SOOOO understand the hand twitch thing...I lost my Canon almost 8yrs ago...twitch twitch twitch.      C.
http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

sdoscher458 said...

Wow, this was a great time for you to stop working.  Look at all you've been able to do...the time with the kids is irreplaceable.  Also your sister coming in..it must feel good...enjoy it....Sandi

scotthlori said...

We got a new digital camera this week...I play on taking pictures all weekend...I need to figure out all the settings!    Hopefull, they will come out great...

Hope your "baby" arrives home safely!


hehe!

Lori
http://journals.aol.com/scotthlori/DiscoveringMe

swmpgrly said...

How dare dickidoo!

mechants said...

I'm glad he's feeling better. Sounds like you are having quite the summer! Something tells me, you are used to this though. Heheh

Ari

jackiebenice said...

Hey.. I hate being sick in a car..Eww!

But that whole fitting into the clothes should be interesting :-\

Take care!!

~jackie~
http://journals.aol.com/jackiebenice/blah/

purplectigger said...

I'm sorry you had to miss out on the camera opt. Sounds like you are having a wonderful summer. Good for you.
Hugs, R.C.

mumma4evr said...

eww...eww...ewww...I h ate it when kids are sick inthe car and the car smells of sick!  eww...


Becky

astaryth said...

Wow... your summer is just Full this year! I am looking forward to Colorado trek pics from the sister-rattzi... and hey, while your at it, maybe some pics of Operation 'Squeeze Mama into Sissy's Clothes' would be interesting also... maybe with some Sissy reaction shots <eg>
http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind

synamom2k said...

Enjoy the rest of the summer.
Syna

heathyrxmarie said...

Awww! I'm sad that southern oompa's are leaving!  I'm going to miss the stories!  But I cannot wait to hear all about the sister-ratzi!  Have fun!
Hugs,
xox
Heather

princesssaurora said...

Awesome!  I can't wait to hear the adventures of the siter-ratzi!!!

Be well!

Dawn

monsheree2277 said...

I can't wait to see the pics of Colorado. My cousin moved out there about a year and a half ago. She is always saying how beautiful it is. I wanna come see!! I bet you are kinda glad to see all the Southern Oompas leave, even if you don't want to admit it. I have 3 kids myself and I know how much gas they let off!!!

Keep writing and I will keep reading...
***Monica
http://monicanasjournal.blogspot.com/

cneinhorn said...

oh i can't wait to see what y'all come up with!
~  www.jerseygirljournal.com