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Archive for September, 2009

Grass Mopping

Today we cut the grass.  I walked by Chunk #2 as she was sweeping the concrete.  This is what I heard:

“Dang crickets!  Why you gotta mess up my grrrraaaass moppin’?”


A case of the Mean Reds

From “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”-
Holly: You know those days when you get the mean reds?
Paul: The “mean reds?” You mean, like the blues?
Holly: No. The blues are because you’re getting fat or it’s been raining too long. You’re just sad, that’s all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you’re afraid, and you don’t know what you’re afraid of. Don’t you ever get that feeling?
Paul: Sure. Some people call it angst.
Holly: When I get it, what does any good is to jump into a cab and go to Tiffany’s

This past weekend I needed a Tiffany’s to drive to.

I was under the weather.  When I’m under the weather, I can’t leave the house.  When I can’t leave the house I am left to stare at the unfinishedness around me.

I used to have romantic ideas of home rennovations.  How great to be able to rebuild a home and give it your own personal touch.  Now I’m just tired and want it done.    I almost reached my breaking point, but instead I just had a case of the Mean Reds.

A few days later I had some ladies over to discuss church stuff.  One of them said “Wow, La.  You guys have come so far.  I really love the changes you have made.  It looks great.”

Thank you.  I needed to hear that.

Do you like to roadtrip?

…because I LOVE to roadtrip.  Today is the the first day of Fall.  Time to say adios to Summer.  But I must share, saying goodbye to Summer is saying goodbye to Roadtrip season.

Do you mind if I get a little up close and personal? Because I have a question for you…

What do YOU do on YOUR roadtrips?

"What do YOU do on YOUR roadtrips?"

Do you do a lot of coloring?


Do you ask “Are we there yet?” 40 times even before you leave your home state?


Do you listen to your ipod?


Do you eat so many of these…


…that your tongue gets super numb?


Do you stay hydrated?


And then have to make frequents stops?


Do you get so goofy….


that perhaps you annoy the other person?DSC04516

But you still love each other no matter what.


Do you get that rare Happy Meal?


And fall in love with the cool toy?


Do you watch a movie or two (or three, or four)?


Do you always make sure to enjoy the view?


Hey, SO DO WE!!!!

Tell me…

road trip

Summer….still in review…

For about 7 years now my husband’s family has had a family photo contest. I’ve never come out the overall winner, though I have won some categories.  I just enjoy it.  We had a contest at the reunion and these were my entries:

Category - Self Portrait

Category - Self Portrait

Category - Cabin

Category - Cabin

Category - Summer

Category - Summer

Category - family

Category - family

Category - Water

Category - Water

Category - Today

Category - Today

Catching up

I didn’t do my obligatory first day of school post.  Tsk tsk tsk.

What’s my excuse?  The week before school started I honestly wanted to chop off my head.   Before I got nailed (nailed, nailed, and nailed) with the ceiling fan, I also had some dental work in which my lovely dentist did a gum graft.  A gum graft!  Like with your skin but instead, it’s your gums!  I had stitches in my mouth!   When such a procedure is done, they prescribe Lortab.  How happy I was to have it after the incident.  Yes, the herbalist loved her prescription drugs.

And so, dear blogland, I will catch up.  I promise.

In the meantime, enjoy the first day of school shot:


The Professor and Son


A bit of correspondence.

letter to morning