Tuesday, December 27, 2011

low tech fun

Yesterday I finished Louise Penny's Bury Your Dead and now I'm longing to go to Montreal. She's a sublime writer and I'm 70 pages deep into her latest book. If you haven't read her books yet, get cracking because you are missing out.

It's incredibly quiet around here, despite a steady influx of kids coming over. The only battery operated toy Team Testosterone received was a Lazer Tag set that's really not so loud. They're reading, building Legos, occasionally playing the Wii, but I haven't had to bust out my Mom Yell at all. Is this heaven? No, it's NOT having little kids--and man, do I love it.

Mr. D gave me a French oven for Christmas and I'm busy acquiring recipes for stovetop goodness. If you have any suggestions, I'm happy to take them.

I'm musing, at the fringe of my thoughts, on making a list of plans for 2012. I'm also steeped in disappointment that we're NOT living like the Jetsons, with individual jet packs zipping us all over the place. As a child I had such high hopes for 2012. I blame our dependency on fossil fuels for our unimaginative transportation. Though I am glad metallic skintight jumpsuits never caught on.

In other news, Mr. B and Mr. T claim to have seen a baby Ewok in the woods yesterday. A bear? Possibly. I don't think they were kidding because I grilled each of them in isolation and their story checked out... Consequently, they head into the woods more than ever now.

28 comments:

  1. You are so lucky. Mine are driving me batty. It's pouring rain out, so my ideas of hitting the playground and such aren't going to work. biding my time until naptime! ;-)

    Baby Ewok huh?

    What's a french oven? Must go google.

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  2. Ewok and a yeti? They could start charging people to see the creatures.

    Is a french oven something like a dutch oven. I'm off to google.

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  3. Please send them in to the woods with camera, I want to see the ewok or yeti. I wrote down the name of the author you mention to check out her books soon.

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  4. I was just thinking that yesterday, as I was trying to find places for all the new toys... Nothing beeps or squeals! We did get some battery-propelled nerf guns, but they don't really make a sound. Nothing electronic this year at all. A Christmas miracle.

    However, a personal forest and an Ewok win, hands down, for the bets kid entertaining possible. I'm so jealous.

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  5. ...technically speaking, we do have metallic skintight jumpsuits.
    Just...only for "models" on a futuristic device we call a "catwalk"...*haha!

    * ; D

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  6. I wanted to be living the Jetsons life by now too! They had the coolest house and car, and even a maid... I WANT A MAID!!

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  7. LOL @ the Ewok. It could happen. It's been pretty quiet at my house too, even with my boys being 12 and 9. I still haven't gotten the ambition to take down all the Christmas stuff though. I know a lot of people have already done that. I feel like I just got it all set up.

    I hope you have a great 2012!

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  8. Well, you'd think given my current location I'd know what is a French oven, huh? Is it like a Dutch oven but of a Le Creuset nature? Sheesh.

    In other news, I would love a picture of a real live Ewok sighting. :-)

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  9. French oven? I am unfamiliar with that. Off to look it up!

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  10. A baby Ewok? My girls are going flip when I tell them this latest installment about the wildlife in your woods.

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  11. Baby Ewok? Or young Sasquatch?

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  12. Woods and unplugness... I HEAR YOU! Greetings from my new iPad, where I am finally logging in to the world wide tech connectedness thing. We spent several days in the rainforest, where Sam wrote a 'how to' on mopping: 1) remove tarantula from mop handle. 2) remove other tarantula from bucket. Etc. Talk about low tech. AND NOW I am going to BUY YOUR BOOK!!!!!!!!! Squeeee! We have another week and a half of holidays so good reading material is needed. (I am assuming I can download to iPad? Will cry if not!)

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  13. Wait!!! It's a real book, made of actual paper! See how out of touch I have been lately? Ordering, and it will be at home waiting for me when I get back :)

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  14. wow - a bear??? i'd be so overprotective and say they can't go back in the woods. lol!

    ok - i'm clueless on french oven, too. will have to look up.

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  15. I always figured by the time those metallic skintight jumpsuits caught on that they would have also figured out a way for everyone to somehow have a magic pellet food diet that kept everyone skinny enough to fit into them.

    I hope they haven't found a baby bear because as you know that might be the only thing that might make a mama bear not like a little human child. I don't know. They always talk about the bears around here as out to get us but I've yet to run into one myself.

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  16. I do not know what a french oven is maybe it's called something else here in Aus...........I am glad that Leo took all the annoying toys home with him to his mothers house.......

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  17. A bear...especially a baby...could mean danger. I hope those boys stay safe. I'm keeping my fingers crossed - Ewok or not

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  18. French Oven? whazzit? I must come back and take a peek....maybe tomorrow. Are you home?

    Ewok/Bear? wow! You have a mini-zoo!

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  19. I wonder what the Jestons would have done if they had run into an Ewok in the woods?

    I love not having little kids too. It's pure heaven.

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  20. A Baby Eowk! I love it! I just hope it's not a bear.

    Glad to hear you're enjoying some quiet.

    Funny you mentioned the Jetsons. My family was just comparing skype to the TV-phones they had. Maybe your jet packs are next!

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  21. Low-tech fun, love it! Had lots of that over Christmas. Snowshoeing with the family, even singing going down the path.

    I need to tell my sister with the 2 young boys about you. She is BIDING her time till they get older (and quieter). :)

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  22. I have put on my fortune-telling hat, and foresee a future post on "The French Oven" complete with photos. I have no idea what it is.

    Please pretty please?

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  23. A baby Ewok?? I might just have to invite myself over for a visit! (My husband's been watching those Sasquatch programs, so I'm already in the right mindset...;))

    Thanks for the birthday wishes! Come see my flash mob!!

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  24. I've been having low-tech fun of the reading variety, too--I just finished a very FUN book by Melissa Westemeier. That woman can WRITE!

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  25. Ah, low-tech fun... is probably more tech resistance around here.

    Enjoyed your book, and have already passed it on to another reader who was put out that she could not pick it up locally.

    A baby Ewok--- that's even better than a yeti!

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  26. My kiddos did not get many battery operated toys either. They love playing with their LEGOS and their tents. I'm in heaven. And most of the time they are playing nicely. Very odd. ;) LOVE IT!!!! We'll see how long it lasts.

    Hope you have a wonderful Eve and a fabulous New Year!

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  27. Quiet is good. Sorry there isn't any snow. Unbelievably, Lubbock had a white Christmas. The snow didn't wait around for our return. Put all our decorations away today, still need to wrestle the boxes into the attic.

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  28. How fun it is to sit and read and not have crying children. Happy New Year
    xoxo
    SC

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Spill it, reader.