Saturday, December 27, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Here you see Thing Two bravely trying a roti from the very first batch I ever made in my whole life. I was inspired by Lime. I also found a lot of helpful tips here.
Here is Thing One hauling in the trismas tree. Awwwa, isn't he big and strong and handsome?
Lastly, here you see the Princess in the snow. She cannot even walk in the snow, it's too deep, so she sort of gallups along in a completely ridiculous manner. It's quite amusing. One down side of having a dog with hair instread of fur is that it does not shed snow. Poor Ariella, she keeps trying to pee on the porch so she doesn't have to go 4 wheeling.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
This is a piece of wrapping paper that the Things decorated with snowmen and christmas trees, I helped too.
Here is a little box I painted for Thing Two to use with his Legos and action figures and such.
Sunday, December 07, 2008
2,400 were killed and 1,178 were injured that day.
Here are some photos and the you can listen to Roosevelt's address to both houses of Congress too.
While perusing Pearl Harbor info online I found this, which I found interesting and heartwarming in an incredibly sad way.
War SOOO sucks
Dick Fiske, a bugler on the U.S.S. West Virginia, wasn’t the only Pearl Harbor
survivor in his family. His father, Frank Fiske, was the Navy chief commissary
steward on the U.S.S. Tangier, and his brother Frank Fiske, Jr., was an Army
medic at Schofield Barracks. Dick Fiske was one of many servicemen to have
family at Pearl Harbor. The U.S.S. Arizona carried 36 sets of brothers (33 pairs
and three sets of three) and one father-son pair. When she was bombed on
December 7, 1941, 24 of those sets and the father-son pair died. Less than a
month later five Sullivan brothers—George, Francis, Joseph, Madison, and
Albert—from Waterloo, Iowa, joined the Navy hoping to serve together. A friend
of theirs had been killed on the Arizona, and they wanted to fight. The
Sullivans were assigned to the U.S.S. Juneau, which was sunk by a Japanese
submarine on November 13, 1942, during the Battle of Guadalcanal. All five
Sullivan brothers were killed. At that time the Navy and other military branches
began to consider separating brothers in combat. In July 1942 the Navy forbade
commanding officers from forwarding requests from brothers to serve on the same
ship or station. Mandatory separation of brothers already serving together was
considered, but no action was taken. On October 26, 1944, the War Department
announced a new policy to remove surviving sons from the hazards of combat. If a
family had lost two or more sons in the armed forces and had only one surviving
son, either the family or the son could apply for him to be removed from
hazardous duties. This policy is still in effect today, but Navy family members
can serve together on the same ship. —Marisa Larson
Monday, December 01, 2008
Today a judge ruled that he is eligible for unemployment, yay! Of course it is going to take a while to get here, but it's nice to know it's coming.
Also, barring any complications, it seems he has a new job! YAY!
We aren't sure when he will be starting, but just knowing that soon, someday very soon, he will toddle off to work EVERY SINGLE WEEKDAY, it's very comforting.
I would hate to imply that every individual moment spent in the company of Mr. Logo is not a universe of joy and delight, and yet somehow, I'm really looking forward to him not being here ALL the time.
In other news, I slipped down my porch steps like a cartoon character (I was wearing Mr. Logo's slippers, and just as the name implies, they were slippy!) just over a week ago and smacked my ribs and my head but I am all better :D yay!