Appliances have personalities. Now, there’s not one person out there who disagrees with this. Think about your own appliances. Mmhmm. Here’s the Human Resources file on mine: Washer/Dryer Unfailingly Annoyingly cheerful Plays Schubert’s The Trout when a load is complete. Naive Refrigerator Long-sufferingGenerously makes room for items when Mom needs it toNot vain about appearance … Continue reading Appliance HR Guide
Amusing anecdote from a previous move: Father was packing boxes of books and labeling them so he could find things quickly later. Of course, when you get down to the last things you wind up with a motley assortment in some boxes. I carried out one box labeled, "mostly holy fathers." 😄
I originally posted this many years ago, sometime in 2012. I was going through old drafts today and read this and found it funny. If I had to write the same thing today, things would change for babies 6-11, because everything changes once you lose a child. I had lost two babies at the time … Continue reading Evolution
Definitely not Cinderella
Well, she gave it her best.
Watching the sky
Recent weather photos: Our family (all of it...) loves weather. Unfortunately, Moppet panics when she hears thunder. Me: “You’ve heard thunder lots and lots of times. Did it ever hurt you?” Moppet: “Yes.” Me: “Really? Where?” Moppet: *points to pinky toe* However, when I showed her my lightning capture a little while ago she said, … Continue reading Watching the sky
When your brother can’t manage to light the candles on the doll’s birthday cake and you’re trying to be patient, but you’re only two, and it’s CAKE, for crying out loud.
Bits and pieces
1. I saw someone cycling away on a stationary bike at the gym today while holding a rosary. Good idea. A 100 knot rope would be dicey but a 33 knot would sit out of the way on one's wrist. 2. I'm quite sore and stairs aren't much fun. Those split squats on Monday completely … Continue reading Bits and pieces
She ate the whole thing.
Moppet: Is it waining [sic] yet? Me: No, it's not raining. Look at me: "rrruh, rrruh, rrraining." Now you say, "rrruh." Moppet: Rrruh. Me: Good! Now say: "rrraining." Moppet: "Rrraining." Me: Good! "Is it rrraining?" Moppet: Nnooo. 😂 She got me.