Tuesday, April 13, 2010

It's Bonkers, I Tell You!

Hi there!

Believe it or not, I've started a post two other times and never got to finish it up. I was going to chat up a storm without any pictures to share, but as the day progressed, I took a few pictures for you.

A quick weekend recap...the movie Up was a big success. I volunteered to help out and was a glorified bouncer. LOL That means that I had the incoming attendees sign in for record keeping and I had to turn away anyone who came without an adult. And there was one boy whose mom had just dropped him off. I felt bad for him, but the flyer clearly stated an adult must stay with their child throughout the movie. This is because in the past some kids didn't get picked up and had to walk home alone. In the dark. Even in the snow. Yikes! This student's mom was contacted and she reluctantly agreed to stay with her child so he could watch the movie. The admission was free, but they sold popcorn and lemonade for 25 cents a piece or for box tops. All told the event earned over $75! That's a lot of popcorn and lemonade! I enjoyed the movie as much as one can in a cafeteria full of fidgety kids! Squirrel! (reference for those who have seen the movie). LOL

The party Jessica went to was fun for her, not so much for her chauffeur. It was in the clubhouse of an apartment complex and even had stadium seating. Wow! The party was supposed to start at 6, but didn't get going probably until 6:30. The kids got a loot bag full of candy right off the bat, so there was quite the sugar rush going on. They were also given popcorn and pizza as well as drinks. Mid way through the Chipmunks movie the kids lost interest and lots of goofing around was going on. By the time they ended the movie is was already after 8pm and they still hadn't served cake! I made the executive decision (since Jess had had a late night the night before) to leave before the cake, much to the dismay of Jessica, who wailed all the way home adding to the headache that was pounding in my head. Just give me the meanest mom on the planet award. However, about 3 minutes after her head hit the pillow, Jessica was sound asleep.

On Sunday, we went to her Nature Trail clean up event and she was the only girl from her troop there! There were other troops there so she decided to stay and help find trash. She was rewarded for her efforts with an ice cold ice-cream sandwich. It was an enjoyable time (I didn't pick up trash, just told her when I found a piece...LOL)

Whew! Steve was not feeling well and went to the doctor and got some medicine, my computer fan decided to quit working, which wigged out the whole system, including internet access. As we were getting ready to start supper, a transformer blew with a loud bang and we were out of power for a couple of hours. Let's just say, the weekend was somewhat fun, somewhat interesting and somewhat frustrating! What a mixed bag. LOL

Hmmmm...wonder what this will turn out to be??
Let's just say, Joann's is having their Daffodil Dash sale and I definitely took advantage of it. hee, hee. I'll show you when it's done, but don't you just LOVE that fabric?? Couldn't help but tease you.

And the best part of today? A package came in the mail for me today and I was absolutely giddy.

My friend Becky will probably be the only one who gets my excitement, but I've been looking for this game, which is called This Game is Bonkers!(copyright 1978 or so) at the thrift stores for months with no luck. I finally resorted to Ebay and found a seller (well, more than one actually), but this seller had a buy it now button. I didn't want to mess with bidding. I bit the bullet on the somewhat high shipping and bought it last week. The game arrived today! Shipping was fast on this one. The girls were excited to finish their homework so we could play(how's that for incentive? LOL). It was Jessica's first time and she loved it. Mommy won, though! whooo hooo The game is totally fun because each time you play it, it's different due to the cards you put on the board. We had just started the game when I took this shot, you end up with most of those empty spaces filled in. Oh and Becky, I think we lucked out even more, there was a sheet of un-separated cards, including more go to lose cards at the bottom of the box. Yay!

I condensed what I was going to say and this still came out kind of long. Oh well! Thanks for stopping by and hope you are having a great week!



Sparkle said...

Sounds like an adventure! I've never heard of this game...but looks like the girls are having a blast.

Sharli said...

Hi Jeanne,

I lOVE your long posts - it's like a visit with a dear friend! Your weekend sounds wonderful. I'm glad you're a mean mom - the girls will survive - in fact, they're very lucky. It's hard to be mean - much easier to give in to everything.

Your fabric is intriguing - yes, I love it when you tease us! And congrats on the game, sounds like everyone was a winner (except maybe the electrician?)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Angela2932 said...

You had a very complicated day! I love the photo of your sweeties playing Bonkers! And it sounds like your "executive decision" was a wise one! I still haven't seen "Up" yet, but have been meaning to harass (I mean, ask) my husband about watching it!

Kim Burmeister said...

Love the movie UP! We always say, "squirrel". It is so sad that a parent has to RELUCTANTLY take the time to watch a movie with her son. Sad!

Oh, I can't wait to see what you do with that pretty fabric.

I have never heard of that game. Looks fun. My youngest really loves board games. Might have to check that out!

Have a great day!

Kathi C. said...

The long post is no problem! Glad you found the game. It looks like fun. The fabric? Gorgeous, but I'm not going to venture to guess what you are going to do with it. LOL. Your weekend sounds like it was busy and a real mixed bag of activity. Oh, and the dreaded birthday party headache! Been there. Done that. Feel your pain!

Have a great Wednesday, sweet friend!

Carolyn Christie said...

Sounds like... "Day's of our lives"... :) WOW, so sorry all that went wrong. But by the looks on their faces, Bonkers went over very well! Thank God for ebay, right!
Nice place to find anything!