Monday, March 28, 2016

Happy Resurrection Day!

Here at the Crouch house everything went smoothly on Sunday morning. Everyone was dressed, some people were adorable...

...and then she threw up on my dress and hers.

Ah well. A good reminder that Easter is not a time to dress up and be fancy at church. I found an emergency outfit for her, and threw myself something together, and we headed to church to hear a very good message.

After we got home, we picked up a few things from the house and went to Garrett's parents house. 

I got some more driving in! Learned how to pump gas, and stopped by our favorite antique place to browse. I picked out $4 worth of children's books (some titles I read when I was little!), and Papaw bought Anna a little rocking chair.

It was a very good day, and we ended the day satisfied and filled.

He is risen!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Spring is here...

...and so are the creepy crawlies. Yay! Hello, spider in my bathtub, yes, I would love to have a gaping gangrenous sore, so please, enjoy our home - while I grab some wasp spray and douse the bathroom. Hahaha!

So anyway, with all the beautiful weather is coming all the charming bugs that the South has to offer. Our house is very old, and although I love old houses, they're very leaky. 

What we have seen in the past two weeks:
Wolf spiders
Mouse droppings
Countless pantry moths
Did I mention spiders?
And the WASPS??

I sat down to play the piano a couple days ago, but when I opened it up there was a red wasp sitting on the keys. I screamed and jumped backward off the bench (All I need to be an Olympic jumper is a good supply of wasps). I sprayed it to death, because sadly I'm too much of a chicken to swat it. Now I'll be paranoid of  playing for a long time. I'm imagining wasps under everything! 

Thankfully the mice in our house haven't been followed by snakes... yet.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Something new!

I have a piano!! 

Every key but one black work, and it sounds tuned!! I may not be a pianist, but I can play melody, and who knows? I could get better. For now it's good enough for us. A couple of the keys stick, but can I complain about a $25 piano? Um, I don't think so!

Little A went to sleep when I played it yesterday, so I can see that it will come in handy, as I like to play music, and she doesn't like to sleep.

It took five men to get it in the house, and they left it in the kitchen. Thankfully the thing has wheels, so I pushed it to its new home in the dining room this morning. It squealed so much that I was afraid A would wake up, but no, apparently the child would sleep in a rainforest, because that's what it sounded like, an aviary full of squeaky tropical birds. 

Free bench, too! ^