Monday, September 29, 2008

Yeah, yeah

3 Joys
1. Peaches and icecream (or mostly just icecream)
2. CJ's dinosaur pajamas
3. Sweats

3 Fears
1. Spiders
2. Big spiders
3. Medium-sized spiders

3 Irritations
1. Slow computers
2. Broken sewing machines
3. Running out of icecream (or just running in general)

3 Facts
1. I taste baby food (so far: green beans, sweet potatoes, applesauce)
2. CJ thinks the word "cereal" is hilarious (seriously)
3. Watching the Cosby show is becoming my nightly ritual

Friday, September 19, 2008

Random Getaway

I've noticed that random giveaways seem to be pretty popular in the blogging world. You can get some good stuff that way, and I am always looking for good stuff. The trouble is the odds are against me. There may be hundreds of people entering a giveaway--which leaves me a 200 or so to 1 shot.

So I decided to do a random getaway. This way I can be sure to get what I want.

I found this china while helping Hillarie register at Dillards. I want it.

So here are the rules:

-Just make a comment ON THIS POST to enter — any comment.
-Anonymous comments will be ignored/removed.
-One entry per person, please.
-The lucky winner will purchase my china (8 settings ought to be sufficient) and send/deliver to me at the earliest convenience. The sooner the better.

Good luck.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Happy Half

CJ, Larry, Gertie, and I celebrated CJ's half-birthday today. Here's how we celebrated: 1) made CJ a birthday hat and 2) did everything else that we normally do on a Thursday.

It's been a great day.

Monday, September 8, 2008

My New Wheels

Well, another Apple Days has come and gone again. Apple Days? Yeah, I didn't really know what it was either. Apparently, Apple Days is just Apple Day and it's really just Apple Few Hours or Apple Evening. But it's River Heights official holiday. Now that I'm an official River Heights resident I headed up a couple committees and by that I mean I was on one committee--the baby contest. It was a good committee to be on. I didn't do any work until three hours before Apple Days and then I made three identical "Cutest Baby" certificates for all three contestants. So there are three babies in River Heights right now all claiming to be the cutest baby. Hopefully they don't compare scrapbooks when they're twelve.

Actually, Apple Days ended up being really great. It reminded me of Pollyana when they have that carnival and she dresses up in an American Flag and sings "O Beautiful for Spacious Skies" and then fishes out a china doll. It was a little like that. There was a fishing pond and a stage with lip sync acts going on by Pollyana-age kids. There were hot dogs and hamburgers, pony rides and cotton candy. Our own River Heights City jump rope team came to perform. It felt like a small town in the 1950s. I hope it stays that way.

Maybe the best part was the raffle drawing. My brother Isaac bought 25 raffle tickets for $5. This is a rarity for Isaac. He doesn't part with money easy. In his eyes, $5 might be about one week of groceries. But come on, it was Apple Days, and in the true spirit of Apple Days, it ended up being $5 well-spent. He won this sweet little chopper bicycle. It was great.

Well done, Apple Days. See you next year.