Wednesday, September 8, 2010

little bits

* Listening to the boys playing with friends. Mr. T yells, "Fire at will!" One of the friends stops mid-play and asks, "Who's 'Will'?"

* The last 5 minutes of Sons of Anarchy took my breath away--stunning in both the violence and the way the plot has ratcheted up to a new level.

* My BFF Sarah made this window for me. I luff it. I adore words everywhere.

She said these words made her think of me. I was so flattered.

* Little mushrooms growing in a flower bed with a certain Japanese flair.

Can we eat these? I don't know. I never take my chances with wild mushrooms or Blackjack.

* Playing a game with the boys. Mr. G draws a card reading How many countries can you name? He guesses wildly: "Wisconsin! Mars! The Sun! Earth! Iowa! Krypton! The Moon! Mountains! Gotham City!" Neither older brother could do much better. Clearly, Geography is a subject poorly taught.

* The nice woman at the bus company willing to work out options so Mr. T doesn't spend an hour riding home (the distance of < 2 miles) each day.

* Mr. G finally learning how to ride without training wheels.

Look, Mom! Only 2 wheels!

* Among other pleasures of being home alone all day, I've made granola.

Delicious and nutritious.

Spill it, reader. In little bits. What's new?

19 comments:

  1. "Who's Will?"

    *snicker*

    "I never take my chances with wild mushrooms or Blackjack."

    *snicker*

    Yay for Mr. G riding on only two wheels!

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  2. I too, was shocked and thrilled with Sons of Anarchy last night.

    Your how many countries can you name section is hilarious. "Earth! Mars! Wisconsin!"

    What's new:

    -I'm loving visting my parents in Vermont
    -We're going to a dairy farm tomorrow and I'm SO excited
    -My new WIP takes place in northwestern Wisconsin. I know you're on the other side of the state, but I'd love to pick your brain... ;)

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  3. I love that window and the message on it!

    New? nothing but the exhaustion of the first week of school...

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  4. Funny... who's Will... :D

    What's new.... hmmmm.... I've been making movies with my iMovie from all those video clips I've been doing the last few days. I just might post it. I'm pretty excited I can do this... even losing sleep by staying up too late doing this!

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  5. Will. Hee. Window. Oooh. 2 wheeler. Whee. Kind of concerning to consider that there are probably adults who would not answer the country query any more accurately. Or with greater enthusiasm than I imagine when reading off that list.

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  7. (I removed my first comment to correct a typo-oops!)

    The window your friend made is beautiful! I love being surrounded by words, too.

    I love making granola, too.

    Yesterday I made my first attempt at a homemade (and handmade) loaf of sandwich bread. And I made a couple new soups: carrot-tomato (courtesy of soulemama.com--It's delicious!) and pea with mint soup (courtesy of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution cookbook). Still looking for a soup that everyone in my family enjoys--I have the most "open" tastebuds ; ).

    Thanks for your continued comments on the joy blog.

    P.S. I didn't get to Appleton this summer, like I hoped!

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  8. Who's Will---priceless!

    J came up to me the other day--Mom, can you tell Riley to stop acting so..so...Undignified! Ok?!? (Snicker)

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  9. Lots of great stuff in your post--sounds like it might be time for a geography game at home--this video might help.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xit7xBgNqJQ

    I cannot get my back to school groove back--at urgent care with the youngest until 1 a.m. and so exhausted today. Again, I ask--who has time for a job?!

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  10. A full nights rest.

    Wearing jeans and sweaters again.

    The smell of applesauce on the stove.


    So good. :)

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  11. What a nice compliment from your friend. It was our first day of 2 day a week preschool. Grocery shopping and vacuuming by myself...doesn't sound fun but it was nice to get those chores done without little ones underfoot.

    Carolyn

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  12. My little bits:

    * Turning on the fireplace (gas, but still) and curling up on the couch in sweat pants

    * Making pumpkin squares from scratch (out of necessesity rather than conviction because they were out of canned pumpkin)

    * Assembling my beautiful table from Holland for the first time in 4 years

    * Handing out the casino's Above and Beyond Award this afternoon to one of my staff

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  13. Yay for riding with two wheels!

    What's new...
    Pretty much working on new designs and that is about it. :)

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  14. I love the window!

    My little bits:

    School and work resumed almost like we never left.

    I just about got the spirit wear wrapped up for the boys' school and I got asked to be room parent for my first grader's class.

    My b-day is tomorrow.

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  15. "Who's Will?" Priceless.

    When Amigo was young, we'd see how many states he could name in ABC order. Then we'd start naming cities/towns in Wisconsin, again alphabetically. Remember, the kid has Asperger's and the detailed memory that goes with it.

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  16. I love the "who's Will" comment. It reminds me of all of the plays on words in The Phantom Tollbooth!

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  17. I had to work Tues night and Other things to do last night and haven't watch Sons Of Anarchy yet.
    I hope to watch today.

    New? 2 more days until I start my vaction!

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  18. Love 'Who's Will!' And He Who Cannot Be Named counts Sons of Anarchy as his third favorite show (maybe fourth), but definitely behind Breaking Bad and The Wire.

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Spill it, reader.