2. One encouraging part of dad's recovery is that he is allowed to travel. I think he is having a hard time resisting visiting his first grandson that was born to my sister earlier this month. I am excited to have a nephew; now I can peruse the clearance racks for cute boy clothes! After six granddaughters, my parents have a grandson. My brother-in-law probably thinks he is all that for having the first boy, but he is just giving us a chance to pull ahead in the girl department. I think we will try for 10 girls and then maybe have a boy.
3. I still can't believe that people settled Minnesota. What were they thinking? I mean what kind of restriction is this?
A St. Paul winter parking ban will go into effect starting Saturday.I am pretty sure that this is God telling us to all move to the South. It is time for a mass migration... We can bring our jobs, homes, and businesses with us. Let us just all move to the same place...
The city says snowbanks have grown so large that there's not enough room for emergency vehicles to squeeze down some of the streets.
4. Look at our poor snowmen. They are going on 2 months and 3 months:
|It is so cold, I feel a little bit sorry for them.|
5. I was making pancakes for the kids on Tuesday for lunch, and M came home after his only class of the day to eat lunch and work from home the rest of the day. G and L were begging for "Nickey Mouse" pancakes with a round head and ears and chocolate chip facial features. M then requested Socrates smoking a pipe while riding on a dolphin. I gave it my best shot:
|You see, since he is smoking, |
that is a cloud of smoke off the side of his head...
6. Dolphins in our home are often called "dolphinium," from the brilliant Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Little Pig Robinson. Our favorite passage:
After another hand, two sailors left the cabin and went on deck. They noticed something having the appearance of a large black beetle in the distance. One of them said it was an enormous cochroach, swimming with it's hind legs. The other said it was a dolphinium. They disputed, rather loudly. Captian Barnabas, who had had a hand with no trumps at all after the cook dealing--Captain Barnabas came on deck and said:Go get the copy from your library today to find out more about the pig from the song "The Owl and Pussy Cat."
"Bring me my telescope."
The telescope had disappearedd; likewise the shoes, the sealing-wax, the compass, the potato pot, the straw hat, the hammer, the nails, the bucket, the screwdriver, and the armchair.
"Take the jolly boat and see what it is," ordered Captian Butcher.
"All jolly fine, but suppose it is a dolphinium?" said the mate mutinously.
7. Finally, home schooling, even preschool has been a bit of an adventure with a non-morning napping, teething one year old. She wants to get into everything, and when I strap her in she fusses until I let her have the crayons. Any tips for entertaining pre-rational children while trying to instruct older ones? I know I have home schooling readers... some cousin-in-laws perhaps?
|There are worse things she could be doing...|