Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
However, while we were away Mr. B was hard at work in smalltownland. You see, he can be quite the prankster. He enjoys many jokes that other people don't always find funny. While in the local grocery store he ran into a "relative". (See post below concerning relatives/rules) This relative actually has the colorful nickname of "Whistle". This is not because he can just whistle....the man can play music on an air drill. No....I am not lying. He is quite famous in our small town. Well, Whistle asked Mr. B why he was in town and Mr. B proceeded to tell him ALL about our vacation. Except that Mr. B told Whistle that we had gone to PARIS. And, apparently, went on and on with many details about our travels IN PARIS.
So, a few weeks later I am at a church dinner. It is very crowded and seating is limited. I am balancing a paper plate loaded with church lady goodness. I plop myself down and it is literally elbow to elbow at this table. I look to my right and my elbow is touching WHISTLE! Yikes, he was not the tablemate I was looking for. Before I can jump up and run away Whistle says, "How was your trip to Paris?" I, unaware of what Mr. B had been up to, was quite puzzled. I explained where we had gone and then Whistle let me know where he got his information.
I called Mr. B later that night. He was laughing so hard he could barely speak into the phone. I have no doubt that tears were rolling down his cheeks. Is it any wonder that I don't feel bad about posting pictures of my dad, on this blog, of him wearing women's wigs?
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Star competed this past weekend in the Coca Cola Talent Classic at our State Fair. Because, you know, she is that talented.
Star sings AND plays the guitar.....at the same time! She did a fabulous job and we are all so proud of her. We all know that one day, when she is famous, she will reward us (her groupies) with free, front seat tickets to her concerts. Along with all of the new cars and houses that she doesn't want anymore. And, all of that awesome makeup and wardrobe that she doesn't want anymore ....just for me.
Star, we love you and are so proud of you. Please forgive this fuzzy last picture. Secret Agent Man was in charge of the camera....that should explain it all.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
I just wanted to write you a note and let you know that all is well. The Deerslayer is taking really good care of me and introducing me to all of his soldier friends. One of them even offered to lift my skirt when I was crossing a puddle, but I declined. Although he was rather gentlemanly, he was also rather rank as the men in camp rarely bathe. Pity.
My days are full of gathering and preparing food. We already have a squirrel in the pot for tonight's supper. There are a few other ladies here and all seem quite nice. All except for Constance, who put a Opossum in my tent. Her delicate features belie her manly ways. But not to worry, I set her skirt on fire when we were cooking. I told her, in my most genteel manner, that it was an accident. She believed me. Maw, you taught me well....
I must go now. Since Jefferson bathed today, I shall let him accompany me on my walk.
Your beloved daughter,
Saturday, August 16, 2008
People, it's state fair time and you know what this means.....FOOD ON A STICK! One of the most wondrous of all inventions of modern man. This means eating WITH mobility and I don't have to cut anyone's food.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
His own was ampler -- but as I
Was saying to a friend --
Mine -- is the more convenient
To Carry in the Hand --
I hope you enjoyed the photos of the sun setting at our farm. Living out in the middle of nowhere can have its advantages.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Toots and the Deerslayer go to school with some wonderful children and some very interesting children. But, the one thing that set these kids apart are their names. Now, in the big city names like Tiffany and Ryan might be the most popular. But....not necessarily around here. Here are a few of the more common/traditional names of children in Smalltownland:
What are some of the more interesting names in your neck of the woods?
Sunday, August 10, 2008
This weekend Secret Agent Man helped me to get their outside pen finished. We have had some problems in the barn (yes, I mean you, Mr. Raccoon) and they have been leading a little bit of a secluded life.
They are now frolicking out and about and loving every minute of it. Secret Agent Man is soooo fabulous that he used his incredibly specialized engineering techniques to finish the pen. The beauty of it all is more than I could have hoped for.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Brace yourselves people! We are drinking 2% milk at our house tonight!! Wooohoooo! The offspring don't know what to think of it all that milky, creamy, fatty goodness. After making the 20 minute roundtrip to our nearest store I came home with this gem. It was all they had in stock. Secret Agent Man was horrified that I actually paid money for this. He will not be partaking in the milk consumption, but not to worry....I will be drinking his share.
We finally picked our first watermelon of the season. The garden got put in the ground a little later than usual this spring, so we are now reaping some of the benefits. We grew some Moon & Stars Heirloom watermelons this year. They are so named because of the one large yellow dot on the surface with smaller dots scattered around it. We did choose the yellow variety and it is excellent. Most of the flowers/vegetables we are growing this year are of the heirloom variety. If you are interested in heirloom seeds, check out this website:
Monday, August 4, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Actually, Mr. Frog seemed to like it quite a bit and the offspring pushed him around the pool for a while. Until, he hopped out and swam around like he owned the place.