distancing day 127 thoughts:

1. We were triumphant over the trampoline construction today. All 4 kids worked on it too and it only took about 2 hours. I would like to send a letter to whoever packed those boxes because it was exactly as intuitive as I hoped and dreamed it would be. We did all the box 1 stuff before the box 2 stuff and on down the line. The instructions were in box 1. They did not origami it all into one box which was sorta disappointing because that would have been a Hell of a sight, but the common sense assembly still made it 5/5 stars. Jerry and I both think that the trampoline has to be the biggest one we’ve ever seen in our lives- and we’ve seen the trampolines at the Olympic training center. This thing is MASSIVE. It’s really ridiculously freaking fun too. Only one kid got an elbow to the head and nobody fell off so today was a win.

2. My InstaPot is not insta. I would like to lodge a formal complaint that it shouldn’t be allowed to be called Instant. I think “pressure cooker that takes as long as the stove” is a more apt name but I’m sure it doesn’t fit on the box. I made chicken and dumplings tonight and while it did taste like what I imagine Heaven tastes like (what? I think Heaven is a multi-sensory experience), it took me an hour and a half! That’s a regular time to make that dish pot. I cannot be the only person who has this problem. Is it because my instapot is a cauldron size? I still love it though because I forgot to mention that my chicken was FROZEN. And, I had corn on the cob from one last night and it pretty much changed my life.

3. In an effort to take better care of myself, I drank a gallon of water today. I may never stop peeing. I realize that a gallon is optimal intake for blah blah blah, but I have had my insides rearranged and flopped back in to place 4 times- and not all that long ago. Furthermore, the day the trampoline arrives is not the day to up the water intake, ladies. There is no trust in that relationship. If I ever get out of the bathroom tomorrow and you see me in public, the correct greeting is “you look so hydrated.” I don’t even know what that means, but that’s what I want to hear, ok?

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