Friday, October 05, 2007

HT: From Under the Clutter

It may be a G-rated blog, but it is an R-rated life.... Today's drama centers around mr warillever's car, which decided to stop working in the middle lane of the highway on a Friday evening of a three-day weekend in leaf-peeping season. With no help from the tourists unwilling to slow down from the five-miles-per hour they were moving in toll traffic, mr warillever managed to push his heap of junk off to the side. The momentum of pushing got it going again, and after a dozen such stops (with help from several of our neighbors), he managed to get home.

We'll miss you, Nelly.

Friday's Feast

Appetizer : On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you look forward to your birthday?

6. More than an average day.

Soup : What is one word you don’t like the sound, spelling, or meaning of?

Specific. I cannot pronounce it correctly. It comes out more like Pacific.

Salad : Do you wear sunglasses when you’re outside? If so, what does your current pair look like?

No. I don't wear them because they give me a headache unless they are wraparounds, and even un-fashion-conscious me knows that just doesn't look right. And I would lose them anyway.

Main Course : If you were to write a book, to whom would you dedicate it?

My honey, my bunny, and my cat. You guess which one is which......

Dessert : Name a beverage that you enjoy.

The first cup of coffee in the morning.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The Family Bramble

Our Bible reading last week focused on Abraham and his family.

No fancy art projects or plastic boats, but we have been working on family trees. Which look more like family shrubs with all sorts of spiny burrs sticking out the side.....

The Agents are the ovals; parents, aunts and uncles each get a rectangle; cousins are represented by circles; and grandparents lord over the page in their roomy triangles.

Agent 002 had a great time cutting out pictures of relatives. Agent 004 loved gluing them into place. The activity was a little over F's level, but was a good experience for her nonetheless, if only to get them talking about what "family" is.

Internet Woes

This is all that I have seen online for the past five days. We are up and running for the time being, but have no faith that our internet service will work consistently.