Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
LAPOXIA: noun. Originally given to Tate's little clothespin dolly she made this weekend, then gave a case of chicken pox to (little dolly is evidently weak and prone to illness). When Tate was thinking up names, I suggested Lapoxia. Tate refused that name for some reason, but Katie and I were off. Tate finally gave up and we started calling people who were annoying us 'Lapoxia'. Seems like a totes perfect name to call someone who is bugging the shit out of you, doesn't it?
Loggie knitting on the world's tiniest project. Or checking out a bean from B-Z's Container O' Beans For Kids To Dig In.
The gals at Show N Tell. Pam is explaining why this darling baby sweater has languished in her knitting pile for ages. I think there's a knitting old wife's tale that says if you don't finish a baby sweater, you will be sure to get pregs, Lootie. So pass that puppy to Megs stat!
Reaction to said suggestion.
Katie snuggled up with her Blue Sky Chicken project. I hope this is my birthday present, Katie...
Also in attendance were B-Z's bestie Michele and Grandma Shirley to help corral the babies. No knitting by those two, but their company was much enjoyed! And all 4 girls were so well-behaved and a joy to have around! Y'all better be there for the next SNB!
Friday, June 26, 2009
At least, that second picture is generally what I see in the rear view mirror after being in the car with the boys for any length of time :-)
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Ditto wax soda bottles, full of some sort of unidentified super-sweet 'juice'. John Herseth, DDS, must have loved this crap.
Sidie's always had a little rack of Sen-Sen by the cash register. I don't think I ever bought any, I'm not even sure what they are. Something for smokers?
Mountain Bars, YUK. This was always the candy left in the bottom of my Halloween pillow case o' treats. Probably kind of squashed. And probably given to B-Z (actually, probably not. She was the kind of child who organized her Halloween candy by name and always had more left in her bag than I did. I guess I ate the Mountain Bars when I got desperate)
Not technically candy, but every 60s child must remember Fizzies. SOOOO fun in the summer to plop one in a glass and have a really nasty tasting drink. And if you put your Fizzy in a metal cup, it was even weirder tasting.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
It's been a lazy weekend more or less, giving me little to blog about but time to reflect on what makes me happy:
1. Little kids riding bikes. Esp with training wheels.
2. My children. Even though I don't EVER get to see the Virginians, I love em all like 60 and I'm happy every day knowing I birthed four of the world's greatest people.
3. Living a block away from Audubon Park. It's the perfect neighborhood park, always full of kids, dog walkers, old people, young people, coffee drinkers and more. And hardly ever a weirdo lol.
4. Books! Good old fashioned made out of paper BOOKS. I'm never giving up my books, at least until they make a Kindle that you can read in the bathtub. And even then I'm not sold on the concept.
5. Newspapers. I am soooo sad that the newspaper seems to be on its way out. I have read the paper every day for the last 50 years, since I learned to read. And I hope to continue my daily habit until I go to the big newsstand in the sky... PS HATE the new 'skinny' page format. Gak.
6. Knitting of course. My daily habit, meditation, relaxation, sanity restorer. If I didn't knit, I guess I'd have to do drugs. And what's better than the engineering marvel of turning a sock heel? Nothing, in my opinion. Also, it's great to be a knitting 'grandma'; my boys are convinced I can knit ANYTHING. And frequently request stuff like: a nest for the two robin's eggs they found, a boat (full size pls), a tree for the pterydactyl I knit Alex so he'll have somewhere to sit and get food, pajama bottoms for RJ after Rex the Wonder Dog ate his.
7. Weight Watchers. Yeah, I'm the worst lifetime member ever, having 'lapsed' 4 or 5 times since my first success. But the program is fantastic, it really does work (if you follow it lol), and I like the fact that you eat real food, and nothing is 'forbidden'.
8. My Garden. Steve and I planted some veggies this spring, and it's the first time I've had a little veg garden in years. Every morning, we go out and see if our plants have grown and it's so exciting to see them getting bigger. I am growing potatoes in a garbage can (most brilliant idea EVER, they are growing like mad), tomatoes, zucchini, green beans, watermelon and squash. Can't wait until something is edible!
9. TCM (Turner Classic Movies). I heart old movies, and this channel is a dream come true. From Charlie Chaplin to Cary Grant, there's something I love showing every day. I just watched a World War II movie called "Mrs. Miniver" and it was great! I'm sure I must have been a silent movie extra in a previous life...
10. Steve! It's so nice to be married to such a kind, thoughtful man. He makes me coffee and a bagel every morning, always makes sure I have my $2.99 bottle of WaWa white wine for after work, mows the lawn, does the dishes, laundry and takes out the garbage without being ASKED. A gem of a guy. And he'd even rub my neck if I asked him.