Lazy Days and Ducks
Thanks for the positive incentives! I have decided to refer to my daughter by her nickname, Snuffy or Snuff. I just don’t know how comfortable I feel using her real name here. My fiance’s nickname is Mallard. I know, it’s a lil odd. But, it originated from the nickname he gave me when we were newly engaged.
His nickname for me is Swan. Before you assume that this has anything to do with beauty or coming of age…let me explain: like many women, I was smitten with my Mallard when we met. When we became engaged I was head over heals. Even when we were in car, sometimes I would just look at him googly-eyed. Well, some of you may have seen the movie “Billy Madison” with Adam Sandler. If you have seen the movie, you may remember the bathtub scene which Billy ends with “Stop looking at me, Swan!” If you havn’t seen it, you can view the clip here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1PllrfeiVw. There is the origination of my nickname. It stuck and Mallard has not called me by my real name for quite some time. People think it’s cute when we are out…little do they know! lol Since I had become “Swan” I had to have a nickname for my love. So, Mallard (definition: a male duck), seemed appropriate. Although it usually gets abbreviated to a lazy speak “M’ard”.
Wednesday is a day that I go to work extra early and get off work early too! I love it because I get to hang out with my favorite girl!
That’s right, she is handing me a toadstool.
We had a pretty low-key day. No matter what day of the week it is, we walk down to one of the ponds in our neighborhood to “feed the ducks”. In fact, duck, was one of Snuffy’s first words. We actually saw a female with soem ducklings! But, thanks to the phone cam I have no pic. We saw some very fresh eggs as well
Then, we headed home for some boring snacks. Snuffy had an old fave.
Mixed with her true love, organic raisins!
Hmmm…there should have been a protein source involved.
My snack involved some greens, boca, onions, nutritional yeast
and this deliciousness. I have a wierd confession: I love the taste of nutritional yeast. I love it in sauces or just sprinkled on salads or in wraps. Yum. Yup, I’m a wierdo!
Oh the blurry phone pix! Camera Fairy, where art thou?!
This weekend will be jam packed so I will post as much as I can. Snuffy and I are driving to IL for my parents’ 25th wedding anniversary. I think we will leave Friday evening at her bedtime so that she will sleep on the 5 hour ride.
Snuff had to have a new dress for the anniversary. So, we got one that matches her plaid flip-flops
I love gymboree’s new watermelon plaid collection! Snuff has shorts with the same pattern.
We will probably stay with my very best friend from way back in high school
This is Becky and I during her visit last year.
I also have my 5 year high school reunion Saturday night! I didn’t find out that it was this weekend until this week!
It’s a long story. But, I bought a new dress for the reunion today! Luckily, it will go with shoes I already have.
and I am super excited to see everyone!! Mallard is letting me borrow his work camera (Shhhhhh!) . So, I will be sure to take lots of pictures!