Tuesday, March 31, 2015
See the wallpaper in the photo above? Santa wallpapered the walls with wallpaper from our own house.
How did he do that?
I don't know, but he did.
Anyway, that wallpaper was from our bathroom in our old house, back in 1985. Jay and I were putting up wallpaper, bitch of a job that is, and about halfway around the room, we realized we were putting it up upside down.
We paused then, and there were three kids with us in the bathroom, plus a standard poodle, and sweat was dripping off Jay's nose.
I said, "It looks great. Let's just keep going."
I still like it. The 90's weren't a bad decade.
I pretty much loved the 90's.
Julia came to me worried about the rough edge on the front. I tried to trim it too, but it wasn't meant to be with that scissors and that box. I suggested they use the green tape on the edge and it turned out so cute.
And this little animal:
Only they all got there and there was only one lady.
Who was confident. p.j. was confident.
And then it all went down the tubes. So she has one pierced ear and told me she'll have the other one done some day when she is feeling brave.
I asked her if it was now? Are you brave now? No? Okay, how about now?
And now, moving on to this problem: Sunday is Easter, so I purchased this lovely pinata. I can't deal with pinatas that look like actual people or animals.
Whack them with a stick?
No, no, no.
And it's officially Little Jay's birthday, though he wasn't born until 1 am.
April is here, and we're all okay
And I'm glad.
Monday, March 30, 2015
But I ran across these photos from when Jay's dad was in Japan during the occupation after the war.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Sewing blankets--these ones below are for Cake-cake, p.j.'s little sister due in a month:
Renee's sweet kitty:
And anyone who has ever put kids to bed will understand this whole nonsense:
It's been a good week around the house, promising real estate calls, lots of plumbing, on the verge of spring.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Supper it was. These two guys were far more interested in Legos and the Scooby Doo movie they could watch on my parents old TV down there.
Here they are eating orange ice cream pops.
Dan found the puzzle Kirsten and the kids have been working on.
These guys were not hungry for supper, but later the little one requested a hamburger, so Grandpa heated up a leftover one from the lake and he ate it all.
They were still so hungry they left with cold grilled cheese sandwiches in their hands.
That made me laugh. Whatever.
Not exactly a fan, but it was only a little snow and the floor in the family room is just sub-floor anyway, so a little snow can't hurt it.
We love you so much, love Grandma and Grandpa
So I cleaned up mouse poop. Not a lot, but widely dispersed. Jay cleaned bugs out of the light fixtures too.
This is Sidney, having glommed on to Julia on the ride up.
Well, shit fool.
A water softener is a very heavy thing.
As soon as the weight shifted, even though I was holding onto the body of it, somehow the top cover snapped off and there was a very bad three seconds where I really thought the man was going to land on his back in the hole with the water softener on top of him.
This did not happen. He is not hurt. Balance was maintained and the water softener did not crash either.
GAWD. Can we put a strap on it and use a tree and winch it down the ladder? Do you have to personally carry it in your arms?
Okay, moving on from that.
Eventually we went to get groceries and took the dogs along. Tim waited with them, said he preferred it to going inside the store.
We played Apples to Apples and watched dumb movies until midnight.
Friday, March 20, 2015
The little girl was going to stay home today, but there's a lot of stress going on in this house at the moment and one thing I can count on is my girl.
They thought it would be fine if she came for lunch and played with her cousin for a few hours.
We got under a blanket on my bed and watched Curious George together and ate crackers.
It was great, except every time my eyes rested, the little guy would holler, "Grandma! Wake up!"