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Thursday, March 31, 2011

The First of The Month–Watch Them Grow

 Another month has rolled around and an opportunity to post a new photo for the First of the Month.   This photo meme is hosted by Jan @ Murrieta 365.

The  goal is to capture one thing repeatedly on the first of each month.    It can be a landscape, a person, an animal, a project; whatever your  focus is, is fine.  It can even be a record of where you are each First  of the Month. 

My theme is my three grandchildren, Zbub, Mizelle, and Dinkum.  It is called:



Watch them grow!





A couple of notes about this photo.  Dinkum decided he was going to be in a bad Moo'd.  That is a 3 1/2 year old's perogative, I guess.

The photo was taken at a dairy farm that milks thousands of cows.    Z-Bub, the 5  1/2 year old was a bit shocked.  Maybe he hadn't realized how the milk actually gets into the carton at the store.   He said, "Grandma, I'm never going to drink milk again!"   His resolution only lasted until dinner, whereupon he asked for a glass of chocolate milk.




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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ostrich Feathers

I live in a small town.  (Around thirty thousand inhabitants.)

I was reminded of that fact yesterday when WR and I stopped at a business that provides cleanup services for homes and businesses.  They hire out teams to mop up after small fires, sewage spills, floods, and other major messes of your choice.  In addition to renting out their staff, they have a small store front in which they display and sell a limited amount of janitorial supplies to others who "clean" for a living.



My quest for a real ostrich feather duster was why I ventured there.  I had used my daughter Karmyn's feather duster (while helping her after her surgeries) and thought it made dusting less excruciating . There was something kind of French Maidy about it.

Dusting is my least favorite chore, so I won't say I was excited about finding them on display.  I will say, however, that I was pleased there were several choices and they were in my price range.  I chose one and we set it on the counter.


When WR pulled out the debit card, the middle aged woman behind the counter smiled and said, "Sorry, we only take cash or check."

He rummaged through his pockets and found nothing.  I shook my head and squinched my lips declaring that I didn't have any cash on me, either.  We rarely carry the check book.

"We will come back later," I sighed and attempted to appear a little sad, of course.

"Oh No!" Was her immediate response.  "You go ahead and take it and I will just send you a bill. What is your address?"

We told her we didn't want her to have to mail out a bill for a feather duster and that we truly could wait for another day.

She then handed me the feather duster and laughed, "You just take it. Come back and pay for it when you can.  Give me your name and your telephone number and I will call you if you forget!"

So I took it.  Oui! I now own my very own real ostrich feather duster.
 
(And I went back later and paid for it, too.)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Washing Dishes


Untitled from pamela on Vimeo.

Mizelle always wants to help with the dishes.  Last night Grandpa grabbed the Canon Digital and caught her helping Grandma.  You might be distracted by the chaos in the background as her brothers noisily going on about their business of play.

(The humming noise may be something going wrong with the camera.)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The First of the Month - Watch Them Grow

A VERY LATE post in the meme called First of the MonthThe  goal is to capture one thing repeatedly on the first of each month.    It can be a landscape, a person, an animal, a project; whatever your   focus is, is fine.  It can even be a record of where you are each First   of the Month.  
My theme is my three grandchildren, Zbub, Mizelle, and Dinkum.  It is called:





Watch them grow!










This photo meme is hosted by Jan @  Murrieta 365

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January's Post 
February Post

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Conversations With Grandchildren

7 Year old Buttercup:  Grandma, can I sleep with you tonight?

Grandma:  Sure!
(the two crawl into bed)

Buttercup: I won't be able to hear my alarm in my bedroom.  Do you have an alarm, Grandma?  Mine starts slow then goes fastlikethis if I don't get up and turn it off.  gab gab gab gab gab.  I can tell my right hand from my left hand because I know which hand I put over my heart by heart.  So when someone asks me  which is my right hand I just put it over my heart and I know which one it is.  gab gab gab gab gab.  I liked the honey that you put on my peanut butter sandwich.  I couldn't even taste the peanut butter you put so much honey on it.  It was good.  gab gab gab gab gabWhen I'm getting ready to go to school Jammin' comes in to the room and just talks talks talks talks and I have to tell him to go away because I'm getting ready for school.   gab gab gab gab gab. We're having pet share at school this week and I want to take Brownie Bunny.  I asked mama but she said that I can't ask you to bring Brownie to school because it is too much responsibility for you grandma.  Is it too much responsibility for you?  Because I want to take Brownie to share. gab gab gab gab gab. The last time you came to visit you left your toothpaste in the bathroom.  I tried it and it was so spicy that it burned my tongue.  It is still in the drawer in my bathroom and you can use it now that you are here again. gab gab gab gab gabI want to make that recipe that I showed you in the library book that I brought home.  We need to make it tomorrow because I have to take that book back to the library.  I can write a list and you can go to the store and then we can bake it when I come home from school  gab gab gab gab gab  Did you see that girl without a coat at my swim lesson when you took me?  She didn't have a coat because she said a bum stole her coat.  Why do you suppose a bum stole her coat? gab gab gab gab gab

Grandma:  Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz