So, last we spoke, we were fresh off a star-spangled Fourth, replete with sparklers and fresh cherries and impossibly green summer lawns. And now it is officially autumn(!), and I have shamefully not updated this blog in weeks, and I'm trying to figure out a) where the time went and b) why I'm such an epic wiener, though not as epic as this wiener:
In a magical fruition of a childhood (OK, adulthood) dream, the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile made a surprise appearance at our local grocery store yesterday and let me tell you: it was everything I hoped for AND a coupon for two dollars off my next wiener purchase. Jimmy enjoyed the cute, solicitous WienerGirls who shook his hand and put stickers on his tiny shirt and Ellie enjoyed the fact that a GIANT MOTHER-LOVING HOT DOG was parked on the sidewalk.
Me, I liked the whistle.
And then, as unceremoniously as it had appeared, the Wienermobile rolled out of town, taking the last day of lazy, mustard-colored summer with it, and I realized that I needed to come back here and share not only gratuitous wiener photos, but the best and brightest things that happened these past weeks.
First up tomorrow: our Great Recession Moderate-Victory garden and why Martha Stewart won't stop stealing my material. After that: KINDERGARTEN, so help me Lord.