Monday, March 1, 2010

My boy

Yesterday, I was upstairs and called down to ask Franklin to put the lasagna in the oven. A bit later, he calls up to me that he thought he was setting the timer on the microwave, but it turns out that it was the clock, and the lasagna will be ready when the clock says it's four o'clock.
I then asked him if it had occurred to him to reset the clock, then set the timer. It, of course, had not.
And he didn't take the hint-when I went downstairs, the clock was still set to the wrong time.

Now, is it just us, or does sort of thing happen in other homes?
Do your kids seem to have come from another planet entirely?

Saturday, January 16, 2010


The snow is gone. All the beautiful snow! The warmer weather does allow me to enjoy one of my favorite diversions--watching snowmen melt and change shape day by day.
I just hope there'll be more.

Friday, January 1, 2010

A New Year

So they Days of Grace in Small Things didn't go so well for me in 2009, at least as far as blog posts. I did think about it every day, I just didn't post much. I think that at least fulfilled some of the spirit of the project. I considered trying stay with it till I actually hit 365. But really, falling behind on those specific posts kept me from posting anything at all, so instead I'm going to try to stick with thinking about stuff I'm grateful for, and go back to stupid, frivolous posts. Go with your strengths, I always say.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tuesday, November 10

1. This.

2. And this.

3. Breakfast for dinner.

4. This.

5. Finally got the Halloween decorations packed up.

Sunday, November 8

1. Sunday school went well.
2. Excellent sermon this morning.
3. I found potatoes and beets in the garden.
4. Beautiful day, allowing for lots of outdoor type stuff.
5. Miracle occurred this morning.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Christmas lights

I've got to admire this person. Spreading Christmas cheer while saving resources. Very economical.

Tuesday, November 3

1. When the new minister was at the Christian Ed meeting tonight, I made a reference to September 19 [NOTE- NOT directly relevant to the Chr. Ed. program] and Michael was the only one in the room who got the reference. Michael rocks.

2. Michael also shows promise in other ways. It's not just the pirate thing.

3. I'm very fond of the song "Smile," by, (ugh) Uncle Kracker. This produces a level of shame equal to or even slightly greater than the "I'm Yours" situation.

4. Finally got Harrison to the dentist.
5. This.