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About me: I'm 42 and added another gherkin to our pickle party of a family. My husband Chuck, our 9-year-old Junior, our 6-year-old Everett, our toddler and I live in a town in Connecticut I affectionately call Mulletville Lite (aka my childhood hometown). My friends call me Nutjob, and they're right. In my husband's spare time he dresses up as a Viking and chases ghosts (and I'm the nutjob?). When I'm not busy working as a graphic designer, I lie in a ball in the corner.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

When the hub’s away, Mrs. Mullet will...play with her buttonwood

Chuck’s camping for the week (I swear he drugged me and I drooled out a “yes” when he asked if he could go), so this morning my friend and I are taking our toddlers to majestic Buttonwood Farm for a hayride through the sunflowers.

After I stopped laughing hysterically at the hokey song on the website (click it, you’ll see what I mean), I allowed myself to get all goofy with how purdy and picturesque it could be.

Can’t you see it? Wet cow patties warmed by the sun. Smelly hay poking you in the ass. Connecticut’s haze and humidity beating down on your gnat-swarmed face. Junior shouting, “It’s mine!” at every passing sunflower.

Aaaaaaaaaaah.

Then there’s the asthma thing. My friend has already warned me that if her daughter has any problems breathing because of the hay, we are jumping off the wagon and booking it back to the car.

Today is starting to look a little like this in my mind:



Buttonbutt Farm? Your sweet taste of the country better be super sweet. Cause it's been a long week.

This is my first installment of "When the hub’s away, Mrs. Mullet will..." series, which will chronicle my adventures while my good-for-nothing husband frolics in the woods all week. You want excitement? Get it here, baby.

15 comments:

Anne said...

They have ice cream, how bad can it be? Just watch where you step and make sure you get your ice cream first in case of asthma. Have fun.

Joanie M said...

Maybe hubs will get a tick.

The hay ride sounds like fun! Can't wait to hear the details! It reminds me when I did that with my kids when they were little.

heedpantsnow said...

We have a place here that sounds similar and surprisingly, we have had loads of fun there.

High hopes that the asthma stays at bay and allows you to bring back a blogs-worth of comical events to share!

Keely said...

Is he CAMPING camping, or is he camping with a lot of tech equipment and maybe a ghost or two?

A hay ride sounds lovely. Ahem. Really.

blognut said...

Have a great time!

Stacie said...

LOL - You are hilarious!

Good luck on that asthma-induced, ass poking hay ride.

Remember, it's for the kids, right?! Right.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Definitely go for the ice cream first thing...that way you'll start off the day right in case you do have to leave early... ;) Looking forward to seeing all the pictures you'll be taking. And the continuing saga of "When the hub’s away, Mrs. Mullet will..." series. ;)

Suzi said...

We have something like that here during the month of October...our pumpkin patch.

It can't be all that bad. It'll be fun.

Pricilla said...

Hay generally only stinks if something pees on it. I know...

I sit on a mini pile of hay to milk every day, twice a day. You don't WANT to know where I have found hay.

I love sunflowers. I want to plant some but the &^%$^&* goats will eat them just like they ate my raspberry plants.

I love my goats, I love my goats, I love my goats.

Mammatalk said...

You are a crack up!

♥georgie♥ said...

OMGawd who are the roloffs? I kid I kid...I hope you enjoyed your day!

Lindy said...

If it were me, I'd fake an asthma attack to get the hell out of there.

The Mother said...

The great outdoors--the reason God made Claritin.

Brandy said...

I like sunflower seeds - do you get to munch on those while you ride?

Mrsbear said...

Reminds me of Children of the Corn. Except Children of the Sunflowers sounds somewhat less threatening.