Friday Flotsam


Friday Flotsam Flowers

That’s not an actual song, I’m just an extreme weirdo-tron.

Okay so I’m just going to jump right in. Remember that video that was filmed at my house back in August? It’s live! I was hired to be a baker (hahaha) for Foodsaver. But let me warn you of a few things. (aka: my insecurities) My eyebrows are really dark. They’re not normally this dark in real life. But they sort of look like leeches that have found a new home just above my eyeballs. And I still have some baby weight I’m working on. So just look past the fact that I still look 86 weeks pregnant. Lastly, I sound a little strange. I had to be professional (IT IS HARD FOR ME) so I feel like I sound funny. Not like funny ha ha. Wait, maybe?

You want to see it? Okay, EEEEEEEEKS.

Friday Flotsam Feet

I took a blog sick day yesterday. This week has been from H.E.DOUBLE.HOCKEY.STICKS. The babies are sick. I’m sick. Aaron has some weird stomach thing that I’m positive is going to swallow us all whole and barf us up. It’s been a rough one. Do you want to know what it’s like when you’re dead tired, fighting a horrible cold, and two babies are screaming and whining constantly because they’re fighting the same colds? And they won’t eat because they have no appetite? And you won’t eat because you have zero energy to make anything? And you all look like hammered earwax? Do you want to know what it’s like? Better question, who wants to come be my Mary effin’ Poppins for the day?

It’s a good thing I have my wits together and am showing you a photo of my feet. IN THE DENTIST BATHROOM. Oh no, not that dentist! Lordy, no. My current dentist is amazing. And I don’t just throw those kinds of words around.

Friday Flotsam Babies

Aaaand that would be food in Natalie’s toes that she’s about to eat. Baby girl’s got talent, am I right? I would love to say I taught her that, but then what would that say about me? THAT I’M AWESOME.

Friday Flotsam

Can we talk about Parenthood real quick? No spoilers, I swear, but what do you think of this season? I have to admit, I’m a leeeeetle beeeet bored. It makes me so sad to say it! I think it’s because I know the end is coming, and I’m already playing out the stories in my head, tying up the loose ends before they even happen. I feel like we know what’s going to happen with Julia and Joel. They’ll get back together, and the family will be unified once again. We know what’s going to happen to Amber. Ryan will show up at the end and they’ll work it out right when the baby comes. Sarah and Hank will probably be engaged, Max will finally kiss that cute weird girl at his school, (which will be wildly successful and gain new students for the next year), she’ll return the affection, bumping her number up to a solid 4, The Luncheonette will pull through because Ashes of Rome (worst band name ever) will return and finish their album, and of course Zeek will finally turn into a dragon.

Friday Flotsam

Yes, it’s already started. But I have an excuse! I normally don’t decorate for freaking Christmas in freaking July, buuuuuut this coming Monday my house is being photographed for a holiday feature in a local magazine! I’m basically having all the panic attacks. I want it to be perfect, but not too much. Simple, but not boring. Classy, but not pretentious. Elegant, but not froo-froo. Sparse, but not janky. Oh gaaaad I hope they don’t photograph the baby barf stains on the floor. Do you think Mary Poppins would handle the mopping, too?

Get yo’ weekend.

**AMENDMENT: I just watched last night’s Parenthood and aside from a being a complete disaster, I am no longer bored. Thank you and goodbye.

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31 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Mary Margaret November 7, 2014 at 6:52 am #
    Hey Bev! I'm not sure if it's me, my phone, or my lack of a facebook account, but when I click that link, I'm unable to see your video which I'm sure is awesome!!! I get an error message along the lines of "temporarily unavailable"? If it's just me, no worries, but I'm trying to watch out for the wider world. Be a good citizen and what not. Thanks, love you, love your babes, love your food. MM
    • Bev Weidner November 7, 2014 at 7:00 am #
      Uh oh! I just clicked on it and it works for me. (on my laptop) Maybe they had a super quick temporary glitch!
  2. JennyM November 7, 2014 at 7:33 am #
    I am on my phone as well and cannot reach your link this morning. ;(
    • Bev Weidner November 7, 2014 at 7:57 am #
      Shoot! I just watched on my cell and it's working. I'm so sorry! I'm clueless with these things. If you get a second later in the day, try it on your computer. :)
  3. Julie @ Table for Two November 7, 2014 at 8:04 am #
    oh my gahhhhh - the babies in the video!!! so cute!!!! you did a great job with the video - you're such a natural ;)
  4. Panna November 7, 2014 at 8:08 am #
    your eyebrows are just fine. :)
  5. Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog November 7, 2014 at 8:10 am #
    Hope you guys feel better! Loving this baby picture today - they're so freaking cute
  6. kelly @ livelovepasta November 7, 2014 at 8:23 am #
    I disagree about Hank and Sarah. That relationship's headed for the dumps!
  7. Tess November 7, 2014 at 8:24 am #
    Just watched it... I'd to sign up with mmy Fb account... Three of you did such a wonderful job.... And hey! Same pinch... Me n my trio are getting over with a bad week... Cold, fever and a conjunctivitis as if the other two weren't enough... ;) also, I've started planning christmas already for a different reason :D
  8. Katie November 7, 2014 at 8:49 am #
    Oh heavens. That video. Is it weird it makes me want to hug you? I do. I want to hug you. (Also, I have all my christmas decoration mapped out...I'm jealous you're already decorating.)
  9. tasha November 7, 2014 at 8:51 am #
    Loved the video! And eeew. I've been bored with Parenthood since last season.. but I still watch it.. of course.
  10. Lindsay November 7, 2014 at 9:10 am #
    I totally agree with everything you said about Parenthood, but I'm really hoping they throw something in that is unexpected (and will most likely make me cry).
    • Bev Weidner November 7, 2014 at 9:21 am #
      I'm actually watching last night's episode right now, and that opening scene with Julia and Joel in the elevator? MESS I AM.
  11. Rachel King November 7, 2014 at 9:21 am #
    LOVE it!!! Great job Bev!!!
  12. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan November 7, 2014 at 9:23 am #
    your babbiiesss are too cute!!
  13. Avi November 7, 2014 at 9:24 am #
    Love the video, you look and sound super cute, especially when you shake it up and the kiddies are adorbs!!! I want some of those cookies you made! ;) I am two episodes behind on Parenthood, hope to catch up on at least one tonight. I am really sad the show is ending, I have not been bored yet so we shall see what these next two episodes bring...I even sucked my husband into the show! :) Hope everyone feels better fast!
  14. Rachel November 7, 2014 at 10:38 am #
    I love the video!! You look amazing, sound fabulous and the babiesssss!!
  15. Annalee November 7, 2014 at 10:44 am #
    Love love love!!!! This just makes me even more obsessed with you... ...did I just say that out loud? Happy Friday!!
  16. Sarah November 7, 2014 at 10:54 am #
    Cute video! You look great, the babies look great. Love the little jig in the middle. I didn't know this was the final season of Parenthood! Now I feel like I need to be more invested. Of course I want everything to work out the way I want it to, but I also don't like when movies and shows end all neat and perfectly tidy. Someone has to break up, or something has to be left unclear. It won't happen, but it should. Like Amber goes crazy because Ryan comes back and is a disaster so she lights the Luncheonette on fire. Okay I think I need to put down the coffee this morning. I hope your brood feels better soon!
  17. Leslie November 7, 2014 at 11:25 am #
    I love that your real voice is the same as your writing voice. Some people don't, I have found! Love the vid, love yur blog.
  18. Jamie November 7, 2014 at 12:43 pm #
    I've been in the Everyone is Sick Including the Screaming Baby place, but I only had one. I would totally be your Mary Poppins if I wasn't on the other side of the country! And my little guy went through a stick-my-crackers-between-my-toes-before-i-eat-them phase over the summer. Just roll with it (and remember you're helping develop their little immune systems...). Hang in there!
  19. Stephanie November 7, 2014 at 6:39 pm #
    I'm so glad I watched that video! I never thought to use my food saver to save baked goods. Is it really better than ziploc bags? Also, have you used it in the freezer? Doesn't it kind of smush the food? Sorry for all the questions...I'm an avid baker I'm really interested! Hope you 4 feel better!
  20. Julie November 8, 2014 at 7:48 am #
    Hi! Is there a way to link to the video if you DO NOT have a Facebook account?
    • Maddie November 8, 2014 at 3:19 pm #
      Yes please! Not all us homo sapiens have been bitten by the FB bug :)
    • Bev Weidner November 8, 2014 at 5:44 pm # Here you go!
    • Bev Weidner November 8, 2014 at 5:45 pm # Voila!
  21. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain November 10, 2014 at 8:50 am #
    Thank you so much for making my Monday morning brighter! Your video is off the charts and makes me want to buy a food savor right meow. Hope the family is feeling better. I would totally be your Mary Effin' Poppins.
  22. Tracy | PeanutButter and Onion November 12, 2014 at 1:49 pm #
    You are so awesome. I love the video, makes me want to buy one myself!
  23. Heather November 14, 2014 at 10:08 pm #
    How interesting, you don't sound at all like I imagined. Honestly though, you're gorgeous and the video was great! Thanks for posting the direct link, because the facebook deal didn't work for me either.
    • Bev Weidner November 15, 2014 at 7:39 am #
      I didn't feel like I sounded like myself! Were you imagining me with this giant southern drawl? ;)

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