Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Pregnant with Fishing Poles

Yes, I realize that it's been an entire week since I last pushed publish here at 4under3's imaginative outlet. But thanks for the polite reminder.

And, no, I didn't devise a sick and wrong plan to withhold bits and pieces of our life in hopes of sending each one of you dedicated bloggy friends into a whirlwind of trepidation, wondering where in the world I was.

I didn't drown in the stockpot of my newest favorite Loaded Baked Potato soup, along side a piping hot loaf of Beer bread that: I [heart], is way too easy to make, and is excessively too good to be true. (Although there's some truth to that last one.)

No, I didn't take up a late New Year's resolution to end all my time in the blogosphere. I don't do resolutions. But if I did, it might sound something like: Eat More Baked Potato Soup topped with an overdose of bacon crumbles, shredded cheddar, and chives.

And--to set things straight, for Julia's preschool teacher, Sunday school teacher, and all--I have not been away from my computer because of being stricken with morning sickness.

We have no new bun in our oven!

While Mr. Marvelous and I encourage creative thinking within the little minds of this house, we're working on teaching our eldest how to start made up stories with, "Once upon a time..." That way, "Once upon a time...my mommy was pregnant, and Once upon a time...I caught a whale with my princess fishing pole in Florida," makes much more sense. Wouldn't you agree?

And no--tongue in cheek--there was no disagreement here on the homefront about how we spend our extra time. It had nothing to do with ESPN, blogging, or tv. And, I didn't try and get my point across--here on the homefront--for an entire week, by withholding posts. (Gosh, this is starting to sound like a Not Me! post, now isn't it?)

It's just that nothing very stirring, attention-grabbing, or post worthy happened all week.



Bit of fun, people. Bit of fun.



But, we're back.

And, to start you back guessing, tonight this will definitely be used:

Any guesses as to what it is?

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bath Bomb!!! MMM....

Melanie, Who am I ? said...

I have that guess too Bath Bomb, maybe something like spring morning. It is sooooo cold!

Karyn said...

welcome back! I missed ya! Glad everything is ok over on your side of town! And I have no clue what that thing is! ;-)

Lorie said...

It's interesting....that's what it is! But obviously I have no idea what it is.

Suzy-Q said...

Hee Hee- I need a few of those bath bombs at my house- glad you're back! I really enjoy reading your blog- all the exciting things at your house :) It makes me feel a little more normal! Sometimes I do wonder though....

lori said...

bath bomb baby!

and i do love me some beer bread...i believe i know the one you speak of...it is 'tasty' and yes, very 'simple'

Jenn said...

that bath bomb is looking very tempting...

t h a i t r a i t said...

Everlasting gobstopper.

Final answer.

amanda said...

well i'm going with the general consensus and say bath bomb. although i truly had no idea. glad you're back i missed you!! :0)

Alicia O. & the gang said...

Bath Fizz Bomb! Please. say it's so! I just enjoyed a nice hot long bath last evening and wish I could again tonight. But...my hair requires much to long to dry to take another bath!

The Henrys said...

Welcome back! I missed reading your posts but understand as I don't post all too often either. I think everyone has already figured out that it is a Bath Bomb. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Looks like I'm not the first to guess it...but I am guessing it is a Bath Bomb...hmm...think I'm going to go use one now!..

Tracy
South Dakota

Tami in Michigan said...

I'm not sure about the blue thing...but could you post that beer bread recipe??

MckMama said...

I was going to say it is a fizzy bath thingy, but apparently there is something called a Bath Bomb that I've been missing out on...

Lisa H said...

Definitely bath bomb. :) Obviously I'm not the first to figure that out--hope you enjoyed it!

Glad to have you back, we've missed you.

I LOVE baked potato soup and this is the perfect time of year for it, for sure! But I've never heard of beer bread. Sounds like maybe I'm missing out on something and might need to try it. Although if it's really made with beer I may have trouble since I live in a dry county and am surrounded by two other 'dry' counties! :) Sheesh.

Did I already say I'm glad you're back? 'Cuz I am.

Following Him said...

Something for the bath? Glad you are back girl!
~Elyse~

Candace Jean July 16 said...

My definition of "bath bomb" would not match this picture, but when my children were small they could demonstrate one SO well. So being a nurse...it looks like the head of a femur. A very old femur (that would be the long bone in your leg and this the ball of the ball and socket joint...) Hmmmm. Need to get work off the brain.

Blog breaks are good. I'm in a bit of a "no news blues" myself.

Anonymous said...

Let me give a shot. Socond child created a play dough, ball bomb.

The White House said...

Oh come on you guys! It's the toilet tank deodorizer thingy and keeps it fresh back there. So I am going to call it a TOILET BOMB!

Anonymous said...

a bath fizz ball... awesome! ERin from Ga.

Kelly said...

I too guess some kind of bath fizzy. I was so hoping to see you back with a huge surprise. there is still more time. (wink,wink).

~*Michelle*~ said...

I actually thought it was a super close up shot of one of those jumbo long match-sticks that we used to have to light the fireplace back in the "prairie" days (dating myself).....you know.....they came in that cylinder style box and everytime you tried to light the match, it would snap because the stick was way too long....hmmmm, maybe not.

.....but then I got clued in by everyone else's more current and accurate guess that it is indeed a bath bomb.

Hope you enjoyed a good soak!
xox

Aimee' said...

That would be an ever so wonderful Bath Bomb from Lush! Ahhh...makes me wanna leave work and go home and soak in a hot bath...because it's cold in Texas today!

gina said...

An ocean scented bath bomb? Glad you are okay- and when I saw your title on my blog feed I thought you were going for FIVE under five- Now, that would be craZy! ;)

Tara said...

I was thinking bath bomb myself. :) Yes, before I read all the other ideas...

eblair21 said...

A fantastic bath bomb from Lush?!!

nancygrayce said...

Speaking of cold weather, is that a MATCH to light a nice, warm toasty fire with???

P.S. I've never heard of a bath bomb....am I too old???

Miss said...

a bubble bath fizz ball