Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
TIME: 8:46 PM
SUBJECT: StellaDella and her necklace
SD made this necklace as part of an Art project for school. Her assignment was to create a piece of jewelry that could be displayed in a museum. Success!
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
PLACE: Local Photography Studio
SUBJECT: DramaQueen – 6 months old
(one of my favorite pictures)
My first-born entered the world at on 10/27/97 at 10:47 pm. She is the reason for my first major surgery (C-section) and quite a number of grey hairs. Today she turned 15 and is gunning for a driver’s permit. I foresee many, many more grey hairs in my future.
Friday, October 26, 2012
TIME: 5:51 PM
PLACE: Front yard
SUBJECT: DramaQueen, friends and Slender Man
MonkeyBoy had a Halloween dance and decided to go as Slender Man. Here he is “stalking” DQ and her friends in the front yard. Creepy.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
TIME: 10:38 PM
PLACE: Living room
SUBJECT: Skull and lamp
I finally decorated a little bit for Halloween. I’ve been really slacking on holiday décor these past couple of years. And on posting pictures as well.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
TIME: 7:40 PM
PLACE: Fortel’s Pizza
SUBJECT: Man in a tutu
The grandfather of one of SD’s teammates told the girls he would wear a tutu at the end of the year soccer party if they won their last two games. They only won one, but he still put on the tutu, much to the girls delight.
Monday, October 22, 2012
TIME: 7:43 AM
PLACE: Dad’s house
SUBJECT: Maple tree
StellaDella has been down for the count the last week. The official diagnosis by the pediatrician on Saturday is an upper respiratory infection. She was prescribed azithromycin to fight the infection. Unfortunately, she still couldn’t go to school today. My dad, God bless him, agreed to watch her while HH and I were at work. I dropped her off at his house this morning and saw that the tree planted in the front yard 30+ years ago is once again dressed for fall.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Homer Simpson: I can't believe I'm in Cheech and Chong's van, the van made out of weed!
Cheech Marin: This van is not made of weed.
Homer Simpson: Then what's it made of? Hash? 'Shrooms? Lysergic acid diethylamide?
Cheech Marin: No, the van is just made out of... van.
Homer Simpson: Ohhh!
The Simpsons: Season 22, Episode 16, A Midsummer’s Nice Dream, 13, Mar 2011.
TIME: 2:48 PM
SUBJECT: Shadows on van
The sunlight and the neighbor’s tree made interesting patterns on HH’s work van this afternoon.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Victor Borge (Danish born American Comedian and Pianist, 1909-2000)
TIME: 6:10 PM
Victor is talking about a different type of viola, but I like the quote.
Friday, October 19, 2012
“A chrysanthemum by any other name would be a lot easier to spell.”
― Robert C. Savage
TIME: 6:08 PM
PLACE: Grade school
SUBJECT: Mums at the Fall Festival
We had our Fall Festival at school this evening. There were several games for the kids, a bounce house and inflatible obstical course, face painting and hair coloring stations. To eat there was cotton candy, chili/hot dogs/hamburgers and for dessert, a bake sale. The kids where able to redeem the tickets the won at the games for prizes. HandsomeHusband donated the chrysanthemums and hay bales we used for decorations.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Will Rogers (American entertainer, 1879-1935)
TIME: 6:22 PM
SUBJECT: Tote Bags for Fall Festival
My employer donated 150 tote bags for our fall festival tomorrow. I delivered them this evening to drop them off and to help with last minute preparations. I was called home to help comfort my son who received an elbow to the nose while playing in an 8th grade basketball game. He was in such pain. I don’t think it is broken – it’s a clear view up his nostrils and his eyes aren’t turning black – but it’s gonna hurt him for a while. My poor boy.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
TIME: 10:22 PM
PLACE: The Duck Room, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, MO
SUBJECT: Chuck Berry
(all taken with cell phone)
When I found out that Chuck Berry still puts on concerts about once a month at Blueberry Hill, I decided I needed to see him while I had the chance. My Dad and brother Mike joined me. I wasn’t expecting too much – I mean, the man turns 86 tomorrow (Oct 18th) – but I can honestly say, it was $35 well spent. He put on a great show. He was having a good time, so was the audience and he can still play a mean guitar. Love you Chuck!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
TIME: 7:11 AM
SUBJECT: The morning sky
I wake at 5:30 am every morning so I can be on my way to work by 7:00 am. At least, I try. I’m usually running behind – for example, today I was 11 minutes behind schedule. I’m not a morning person, but seeing skies like this helps me face the day.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882)
TIME: 5:40 PM
We bought pumpkins at Aldi’s [a grocery store] this weekend. They are nice big ones and only cost $3.49 each. Can’t beat that.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Sister: (inserts a winning piece) "I Won!"
Brother: "Where? I can’t…"
Sister: "Here...... diagonally!"
Brother: "Pretty sneaky, Sis."
Commercial, Connect Four game, 1981
TIME: 5:30 PM
PLACE: Laser Rock
SUBJECT: Connect 4 game
Last day of soccer today. After the boy’s final victory (5-1 woo-hoo!) in very windy field conditions and just before the storm hit, we all went to eat pizza and play laser tag. Well, all the boys, the coaches, some siblings and a couple of parents – not me – played laser tag. I sat and had a vodka drink and ate some chicken wings. I needed to conserve my energy for the Season 3 premiere episode of “The Walking Dead” later this evening.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Winds in the east, mist coming in.
Like somethin' is brewin' and bout to begin.
Bert (played by Dick Van Dyke), Mary Poppins, Walt Disney Productions, 1964.
TIME: 10:46 AM
PLACE: Soccer fields
SUBJECT: Flags and goal
Wind and mist were what greeted us at the soccer fields this morning. I took a few photos with my camera then decided to put it away and just watch the game. A few minutes after doing this, I watched StellaDella score her second goal of the season. Way to go SD!
Friday, October 12, 2012
Homer Simpson: (inside a movie theater) "BORING!"
Lisa Simpson: "Dad, we can't see the movie"
Homer Simpson: "I can't believe we're paying for something we can get on TV for free. If you ask me, everybody in this theater is a giant sucker, especially YOU!”
The Simpsons Movie, 20th Century Fox, 2007
TIME: 8:52 PM
PLACE: The movies
SUBJECT: L-R, Brother Mike, Nephew Michael, Niece Brandi, StellaDella, DramaQueen and Dad
We went to the 9:05 pm showing of Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” and ended up being the only people in the theatre. We’re special…or we stink and nobody wanted to be in there with us. Naaah – I’m going with special.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
TIME: 4:53 PM
PLACE: Old Route 66
SUBJECT: John Deere combine
I tried a different route home. That was a bad move. I ended up being stuck behind this combine and was unable to pass for many, many, many miles. Ah, the joys of living in the Midwest.
Monday, October 8, 2012
TIME: 10:31 PM
SUBJECT: Dryer vent
See this? This is new. It’s new because our 19-year old dryer (purchased by HH for me way back in April of 1993 before we were married-très romantique-no?) shot craps this weekend. As he installed the new gas dryer – it helps to have a husband who is a gas fitter – he decided to replace the venting as well. Its so shiny and un-linty!
Sunday, October 7, 2012
- Nathaniel Hawthorne (American short-story Writer and Novelist,1804-1864)
TIME: 11:49 AM
With the drought we had this summer, I didn’t think that there would be much color to see his fall. Shows how much I know.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
TIME: 6:44 PM
PLACE: Sophia’s house
SUBJECT: DramaQueen and Sophia
It’s the big Homecoming dance at both of the local high schools this evening. The girls got themselves all gussied up. Hmmmm…I think their fathers need to have some shotguns at the ready.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Homer Simpson, The Simpsons, Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment, 16 Mar. 1997.
TIME: 8:27 PM
SUBJECT: Beer stand at the Chili Cook-Off
Our town has its Annual Chili Cook-Off this weekend. Through my work, I volunteered to work the beer stand on the Square from 7:30 to 10:30. I figured it would be a good spot to see everyone. What everyone didn’t plan on was the rain and cold weather. It was a bit cold, wet and very slow tonight. It was still fun though – I’ll volunteer again next year.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Gallagher: I know you people, you're the smart ones…You're not the ones goin' over the overpass with the turn signal on. Where are they gonna turn? You almost wish they would.
Gallagher: Over Your Head (1984)
TIME: 6:11 PM
PLACE: State Street
SUBJECT: Highway overpasses and sky
We had a 5 days off from sports (Junior High soccer ended last week Thursday, his other league is still going on though) MonkeyBoy made the 8th grade basketball team – Way to go MB! Practice started today. I picked him up afterwards and quickly snapped this as we were sitting at the stop light on the way home.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
TIME: 10:06 PM
SUBJECT: Flat wallet
Did you groan when you read that title or did it give you a haddock? Whale, I’m sorry if you don’t like puns, but just try to get on board with it. The porpoise of today’s photo is to lure you in with the cuteness of my new wallet. You took the bait, chum. Holy mackerel, I hope your head isn’t swimming. That’s the power of the net.