Sunday, February 22, 2009

My Angels

There are angels in my house. I call them my daughters: May, Irene and Jane. I took these pictures during one of their sister slumber parties.

I swear ... I am so in love.

Cocoa vs. Chocolate

My girls ask me alllllll sorts of questions, and I answer them all as best I honestly can.

The other day, they wanted to know how chocolate was made. I went into all sorts of details of cocoa beans, butter, sugar, etc., and ended up letting May and Irene (Janie declined) taste cocoa powder. I swear, I laughed SOOOOO HARD!! LOL!

Take a look at these faces and see if you laugh, too.


My Toothless May

The Tooth Fairy will again be visiting our house tonight. May was crawling around under Chris' desk this afternoon and when I asked her what she was doing, she said she was looking for a surprise for me. LOL! Then, she popped up with a tooth in her hand! :-)

Her mouth is starting to look really interesting!

(For those who do not prefer these bloody former-tooth-spot photos, DEBBY, don't worry --
I am going to blog more stuff and this post will soon be buried by more appealing photos. LOL! But, do notice the ROOT still left on this tooth. Man. Was it really ready to leave May's mouth? Too late now! LOL!)


Obama Inauguration Zoom-In Thingy

Thank you to everyone (!!) who sent me the link to the Obama inauguration zoom-in thingy. Very fun!

What I want to know is the HOW of this.

For anyone who has not yet seen it:


Brady Bunch Musings

My daughters are on a huge Brady Bunch kick. We kept basic satellite TV as one of our very few treats of late. We have a TiVo season pass to the Brady Bunch and the girls can sing the theme song. LOL!

Things I have observed about the Brady Bunch lately:

* So nice to see the oldest brother have the personal self-confidence to dress in the same colors (two tones of purple) as the baby sister

* All the cars in the supermarket parking lot are American classics! I would LOVE to have any one of them!

* Mike and Carol have lots of patience and some very good parenting strategies. I could learn a lot from them.

* Marcia flips her hair ... a lot.

* Jan whines.

* Alice wears a uniform. Why?

* The house is huge, but the 6 kids share two bedrooms.

* Carol does not appear to work outside the home, and yet has a housekeeper.

* The kitchen is daringly stylish (avocado green appliances and orange countertops).
* The kitchen has this strange bricked-in space and I cannot tell if it is a pizza oven?? Firewood storage space?? What??
* There are nearly always multiple pots on the stove, and it must actually function, as there is sometimes steam when a lid is removed.
* Cindy's dresses are too short and cutesy. Even in the really early episodes.

* No matter how many times I see it, I really can't get enough of the parents calling from the bottom of the stairway and the kids all coming running down the stairs to them. LOL!

* Mike has a den. A den. Not an in-home office. A den. Darren Stevens had a den, too. I want a den.

* Mike and Carol give the appearance of being pretty ... um ... active in the bedroom, and yet they have no "Ours." They seem young enough. Maybe Carol knew Mike was gay?

* Six kids shared one bathroom. OK. Now I understand the need for a housekeeper.


Spacebar Musings

At least 6 people have asked me (in various ways) if I am OK. Some have mentioned the lag in my blog postings.

Some know I am on Facebook (if you know my real first and last names - please do not post them to this blog, but look for me on Facebook and add me as your Friend).

I am not un-OK, angry, disappointed, irritated, forlorn, depressed, or any other number of bad attitudes. LOL!

The truth is -- my spacebar was stuck. LOL! I cleaned out my keyboard about a month ago and it was fine for a little while. But, it started up again and it was really TIRESOME to have to go back through EVERYTHING I type and add EVERY necessary space. Sigh. So, I got a little more silent. :-) Tell the truth -- wasn't it actually a bit refreshing?? :-)

OK. My spacebar is working perfectly now and I am ready to catch the blog up to date. Stay tuned.