This would be me - but I don't drink. I'd like to drink...
Anyway we have had our fair share of adventures - niece throwing up over the side of the bunk bed on top of her sister. Dogs drinking up all the fryer oil and doing the same in concert. The carrots that refused to cook. The parsnip pie.
So far, this year - Tar has eaten one of the candles that I have set aside to decorate the table. I caught him before he swallowed the metal bit.
I pre-made a turkey that came with just breasts only - poor thing bounced around life without wings and legs....
I made broth out of that turkey, simmered all day. Put it out on the 25 degree deck for 'free' cooling off. Forgot to bring it in. We had freezing rain all night. Pot stuck to the table....
One of the books I've written for my 10 nieces and nephews is this one -
The other day I read it to the little girl I tutor. She liked it. :-)
She has a couple dogs and a cat. So I thought, in our final five minutes of each session, we could start taking notes about how her cat loves her and turn it into a book.
Now, being allergic to cats I don't know very much about them.
For fun I entered in 'how your cat loves you' into Amazon.
And the first book up was this ----
I have a paper calendar. I have dumb cell phone. I don't even use a coffee maker (french press).
I have a love/hate relationship with my burner-less stove. Someday I'm going to be trapped in my house as I won't be able to talk the front door into letting me out...
THAT SAID - celebration is due!!! Eldest is now employed by a Seattle start-up. OfferUP
For people with smart phones....
A house in our subdivision has put up Christmas decorations.
All the stores have put up Christmas decorations.
Abby is worried they have forgotten Thanksgiving and the dogs'
tasty treat of turkey.
(Abby does not know about the tradition of knocking over the
cooling deep fryer of turkey goodness, lapping it all up and
barfing (three dogs' worth) at 2am....... but one of the cousin dogs
was in on the crime and he might tell them......)
One of our maples.
We are lucky to have large parks all along our rivers. The school I tutor at is in the next town which allows me to drive along the park and river and enjoy all the trees, water, squirrels and the kamikaze geese standing in the middle of the road.
Grandpa Willis Thirtyacre (last name was translated from the German Dreissigacker when the family immigrated) was a driver for a Colonel Weyrich during WW1. Like many immigrant families the children grew up with a combination of the language of the old country, in their case for both men German and English. Their language tended to get mixed up in times of stress.
One day Willis was driving the Colonel when they came under fire from German shells. The Colonel, in his panic, lasped into German and yelled, "Gott in Himmel, Dreissigacker!! Schnell!!Schnell!!' And they schnelled out of that area in a hurry.
"S Elementary School in R was among 54
elementary schools across Washington to be named a “School of
Distinction” by the Center for Educational Excellence last month — a
distinction that recognizes schools ranked in the top 5 percent for
student performance improvements."
"S Elementary was among the area's schools this summer to
send letters to parents stating the schools were failing after the state
lost its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The law
requires consistent academic improvement until every student meets
educational standards. The inability of any one group of students to
meet those benchmarks labels a school, or even a district, as failing."