Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I really don't have many pictures this time ("You didn't last time either," you say. - Oh, be quiet, would you; I never promised long posts). I was scraping "the bottom of the folder" to come up with these. The problem isn't that nothing is happening in life - things seem to happen at a breathtaking rate these days. Either recent events have not been photogenic or I just have been too busy (or forgetful) to take a lot of pictures. Some of both is true.
Our ideas roll in.
Nobody other than Mr. Jackson would be able to keep a straight
face with such definitions as those were!
Dictionary has got to be one of the funniest games existing!
We go into convulsions over some people's outlandish ideas.
word osculate! Michael said that he always uses that word,
Pour in the batter...
...don't take your eyes off them for a second...
(Conrad they were delicious! Keep up the good work.)
Take a look! When the boys are in the kitchen, this is what
we put up with.
"...A pause for rest, a rest for paws..."
~ from "Motto for a Dog" by Arthur Guiterman
The site of a major lasagna operation.
Conrad informed me: "Now there is real dish-washing!"
This copper kettle is Dad's latest acquisition. It is a prop for, what
could be entitled, his "Dreams for the Future." :-) (Someday he wants to cook our own pear butter just like Mom's family does. Check out this post.)
When Dad and I were in the hardware store getting the necessary supplies to scrub the kettle, the cashier commented, "It looks like you don't have a very fun job ahead of you today." Without remorse Dad replied, "Actually, my son is going to do it!"
Fall will soon be over everyone, but, if you didn't do it yet, there is still time to have one of those good old parties out in the leaves!
Have a great day and God Bless!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Are you all thinking "Pets - how boring!"? I'm not an animal lover myself, but I don't mind if my brothers and sisters have them as long as 1) they aren't in the house! and 2) I don't have to take care of them. I do find it interesting to observe their personalities and watch how they relate to each other, though. Oh, and I do have a soft spot in my heart for cats that will come and curl up unobtrusively on my lap when I am sitting out on the swing to read. Observing animals has been especially interesting of late with the addition of two kittens and a white boxer. One thing I thought our family would never get is a dog! It would seem, however, that Dad has always had a liking for boxers (as a boy, he had one for a day or so before his mom found out :-).
Although birthdays are so frequent in a family of eleven people that they can become repetitive, some of my siblings do their best to see that each one is unique! If you enjoyed the pictures from the last party they hosted (the barn party), make sure you see these of the party they planned for Candace's birthday. :-)
We arrive with high hopes of finding Candace some China dishes
for her birthday.
So many patterns to choose from.