Tuesday, April 29, 2008


As requested, photos of the aprons we made. We used spray (fabric) paint, so it was less precise than small tubes.





We somehow neglected to get a photo of Kate's!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

The faster I get behind, the more time I'll have to catch up.

Ah, life. It's been kinda crazy around here. I've been working as a mystery shopper, a subject I'll deal with in a not-too-far-in-the-future post. So, life has been a little different for us. Suffice to say I got behind fast so I must have a lot of time for catching up!

John turned 16 this month. His big present was a set of golf clubs. His last set is about four inches too short for him, so he's passed those down to Kate. He also got Super Smash Brothers Brawl, a video game he's wanted since Christmas. He and I are great fans of the comic strip Zits, and I gave him a compilation book. Blair made his cake, with a magic theme.

I took my camera outside for some photos of the spring flowers coming up in my garden. This was the only thing in bloom:

The girls have been doing more cooking lately. I got some plain aprons and fabric paint, thinking they may as well enjoy the job with a hand-painted apron they designed themselves. It was a lot of fun, but mostly it was a mess. I'm glad we chose a windless, sunny day to do this outside.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Well, okay, Mom, if you insist.

Every so often my brain is going at such a clip that my mouth can't keep up and I suffer a moment of verbal dyslexia that would make Yogi Berra proud.

"Don't eat with your mouth full."
"No more broccoli for you, young man, until you finish your M&Ms."
"Brush your hair and teeth and put on shoes and socks - in that order!"

But the worst is when they obey something like yesterday's:
"Lock the car doors and take the keys."

D'oh. No wonder they don't listen to me!