Thursday, July 1, 2010

Pleasantly Disturbed Thursday: Toys, Toddlers, Tea, and Hats




There is still no button for Pleasantly Disturbed Thursdays. That's DS's problem. But if you would like to see other contributions to Pleasantly Disturbed Thursdays, go ahead and click that first sentence...

I saw "Toy Story 3" on Tuesday. Does anyone else out there feel badly that they don't know what happened to some of their old toys now?
MITZI!? BUFFY!? WOLFIE!? WHERE ARE YOU? FORGIVE ME!!!!!!!!!!! I KNEW NOT WHAT I DID!!!!!

Three year olds have short legs. Mine are much longer, and I still have a hard time keeping up with them. Watching a three year old run is hysterical until you realize that if you chased her, you'd probably never catch her.

I know that conventional wisdom says that caffeine is energizing, but I feel way more energized after a cup of chamomile tea and a nap.

I had ideas for this post floating around in my head on the drive home last night. I guess they are now marooned on a deserted island somewhere, far, far away, waiting to be rescued. I hope they make a better match than the Skipper and Gilligan. It always got on my nerves how Skipper would yell at poor Gilligan all the time. But the Professor was kind of cute...

I still can't find my pink Sox hat. I wore it while gardening a few weeks ago, noticed dirt on it, and immediately went and cleaned it with soap and water. I think it ended up looking as good as new. The problem is, I left it in a different place to dry, and can't remember where that place is. Must have been very different.

Speaking of different, I have been wear straw hats to work. (The only other choice is a pinkish tie dyish visor that says "WAIKIKI" that I bought on my honeymoon 14 years ago, or perhaps my pirate hat) I take the children outside to play in the afternoon, and at my age, sunscreen and a hat can make the difference between smooth or leathery skin in a few years. I was worried though that the big straw hats (one with a shoestring tie, the other with a scarf tie) made me look a tad eccentric. Then I remembered that I am looking for a PINK Sox hat. I am a tad eccentric. Oh well. At least the children like my hat. I think they think I'm wearing a costume.


12 comments:

katdish said...

Ah...random as only Helen can be random!

Duane Scott said...

Helen,

You do Random and Disturbed so wonderfully. It's like you're the bully of this playground.

And I think you should wear the Wakiki one. Wear it loudly. Proudly.
You have to admit, it would be very "unnormal" and would make you officially the one everyone wanted to be.

Next week, introduce ladie's fedora hats.

~Brenda said...

Pleasantly Random, Helen. And disturbed. You're good. :))

P.S. I have a PINK Rockies hat. I love it, and I want a PINK Rockies shirt to match.

jasonS said...

I did have that thought in Toy Story 3! Too funny.

Also, I think it would have been amazing to have you as a teacher when I was little. I can totally picture these kids marveling at your costumes, thinking your like Mary Poppins or something. Thanks Helen for the great big smiles today. :)

Sandra Heska King said...

I have/had your hat. Go Tigers!

Robin Arnold said...

I found a pink hat when I unpacked, have no idea who it belongs to. It's plain though, no SOX.

Did you know that in order to get proper vitiamin D, one should be unprotected in the sun for 15-30 minutes 3-4 times per week?

Just so you know, I'm on Blogger and staying that way. I think all those Wordpress folks are spoofing.

lainiegallagher said...

No, no, no. Pirate hat all the way.

Wendy said...

Beware of pink hat thieves. That is all.

Candy said...

I think you should go harpoon Billy's cowboy had. Just sayin'. You'd look adorable in it.

♥ Kathy said...

I've had to chase 3 year olds down..hard to do indeed :) Hope you find your hat. You need to email me because you won my giveaway!! Congrats sweetie ♥

Matt @ The Church of No People said...

I can't wait to see Toy Story. My folks hung onto a bunch of our toys (they're still waiting for grandkids though.) I know I'll be playing with my old lego blocks as much as any kid though :)

Billy Coffey said...

You still need a Yankees hat. And I had to rescue two boxes of toys from the attic after my kids saw that movie.

And I'll admit I went to my mom and dad's house and looked through their attic for some of mine.