Friday, May 30, 2008

I feel the need...

The need for
Things to do today:
Laundry
School
Lawnwork
Shop for a new washer
Make annual Vet appointment
Pick up drugs at pharmacy
Go play in downtown Seattle, yay!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tea time

again!
My friend bought me this lovely clear teapot. It came with flowering tea.
It is green tea with jasmine, and each bloom is hand designed to blossom in the hot water.
Aren't they pretty?
My friends are so good to me.

Next we see Ariella sprawled across a pile of pillows.

Isn't she cute?

Lastly we have the Logophile family with the Aged Ps.
I took my papa on a motorcycle ride, just a couple miles, and we safely returned.

Mom wanted a picture to commemorate the event. See? Everyone survived.

Yesterday my mom turned 62. I think she had a happy birthday.

Monday, May 26, 2008

We have not forgotten.

To save your world you asked this man to die:
Would this man, could he see you now, ask why?
Epitaph for the Unknown Soldier, W. H. Auden

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Sharing the love

I don't know if I have expressed my appreciation for this site.
If the articles were not enough, you can also get these:

I must go now, the "rain" outside is calling to me.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Any of you who've read my blog for any length of time have certainly heard about the terrible weather we have here in the Northwest.


All it ever does is rain. Rain, rain, rain. It is horrible. You'd hate it here.
I even had to set up a canopy for our birthday party this last weekend because of all the hot, bright... rain. The kids played water balloon capture the flag, you know, since we are all so accustom to being wet all the time.

I've noticed people have been giving tours of their growing things so I thought I would share some of mine.
Here are some little bright pink flowers on a bush.

Here are some big bright pink flowers on a bush.

Here are some little light pink flowers on a bush.

Here are some large light pink flowers on a bush.

Here is a bush with no flowers, but different colored leaves, ooooooo.

...and I'm spent. Gardening is not, as you may have guessed, my forte. I do mow though, and use a big set of yard scissors to keep our pathways clear (what do you call those? Pruning something or other I think). See what a nice job I do though?


The Things help too. Here is Thing One cleaning out the gutters on the garage. He is so happy about doing this because he is earning extra money and he has his eye on an MP3 player. He also gets to climb around on the roof, so for him it's really a twofer.
Here is the first cute little tomato from our plants in the breakfast room. See, this is another benefit of buying natural produce. If you don't eat it quickly enough you can just plant it and wait longer! :p
Last but not least, I have a new bag. I bought for Mr. Logo to buy for me for Mother's Day.


I'm actually more likely to carry a purse in spring and summer than the rest of the year since I have to have a place to carry sunscreen, and sunglasses. Not to mention that warmer weather clothes are less likely to have sufficent pockets than my cooler weather combos but I still have to carry the basic four (keys, wallet, cell phone, lip stuff). Two tiny little pockets that empty themselves when you sit down just won't work, ok. What are those designers thinking??

Anyway, this bag has a vaguely doctor-bag shape. It has double zippers and it opens up nice and wide. It has three different pockets which are perfect and hold all my stuff with just a little room to spare.

Lastly, I thought I would share one of the best presents Thing Two received. The Esteemed Elder Sister gave him an Amazon gift card and he order these.

If you must buy a gift for a male child, remember these titles.

Friday, May 16, 2008

It's birthday time again

2006
2007
2007
2008
2008
Thing Two is 9.
Happy Birthday!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

I've been tagged

When I had to get a new phone I had them save all the photos off the old one.
Among them was this pic of the Things at the dress up corner at the SAM.
This next photo is off the new cam and was taken last week at a local library where the Things assaulted a lovely sculpture of an elderly man. Thing Two is giving him a noogie, while Thing One appears to be picking his nose. I don't know what happened with them, I'm trying to find their real parents. This is not a phone cam pic, Mr. Logo took it on a motorcyle trip.
Next, we have a meme-oir. Weirsdo tagged me.



Here are the rules:

1. Write your own six-word memoir.
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like.
3. Link to the person who tagged you in your post.
4. Tag five more blogs with links.
5. And don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!
Learning to grow, embrace, and fly.