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|"William the Duke of Cambridge (poorly drawn crown)"|
Sometimes a plunger is just a plunger.
I just made my self chortle: one of the labels for this post is "potty humor". Hehe.
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Following a sampling of the ciders (apple/grape and apple/pomegranate) by the monkeys, dinner was presented. Note that it is not easy getting a decent picture of these guys. Too bad they're not photogenic like their mom. *clears throat*
|The best I could get. :)|
|This isn't turkey! Cool!|
Today has been a lazy day. The second bag of mashed potatoes was polished off by the kids, with pieces of hen thrown in. Thankfully, Henry ate the last piece of pie. I made myself a chicken sandwich with potato bread, sharp cheddar cheese, REAL mayonnaise and course ground deli mustard (extra horseradish!).
There are still dishes to clean, but I'll think about that tomorrow. I did some sleeping, reading and I'm done with my laundry, too. Oh yeah, and I vacuumed my room. I love to vacuum, but don't like hearing the dogs holler the entire time. Sophie is the worst. She was even barking when I turned it off. Sigh.
|That there is genuine Reynolds wrap.|
|These are always a hit with the guys.|
|As I do not mash, this is the next best thing.|
|They look cozy, no?|
|Only the best screw-top chardonnay for us.|
|Aren't they so cute?!|
|Pocket poultry pals!|
The wonders of Google led me to a recipe for these little guys on Allrecipes.com:
24 November 2011
This Thanksgiving was super. We watched the parade just to see my niece. The kids had never watched the parade and I hadn't in years. Now I remember why. :) Their dad would be proud that I exposed them to a smattering of Broadway musicals courtesy of the NBC broadcast: Newsies (no Christian Bale-what a rip!), Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (they were confused), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (the kids were shocked and confused that Harry Potter sang) and Spiderman (why?). We saw the mass cheerleading spectacle that was Ashlee. We could not pick her out, but the we got the general idea. Way cool. She'll point herself out when we're in California for Christmas.
|She's in there somewhere.|
Following the parade, I imposed my mom-will and watched the AKC dog show. Henry was sporadically interested, in between loud reactions to the game he was playing on the lappy and attempting to explain stuff to me from his game. Alex took that opportunity to go play on the SNES. He played some sort of combat basketball game and enjoyed it immensely. There was a lot of hooting and hollering. Later, he ended up playing Firefox, one of his dad's favorites.
I did some online shopping while watching the dog show. The sight of unaltered male purebred dogs can be disconcerting at first; They're not something you see all that often. Anything I say from here about the testicles will seem weird.
|Alex on the left, Henry on the right.|
Anywhoodles, I lost interest and departed to my room to bathe and prepare for cooking. I kept it classy (always) by wearing the only avian shirt I could find, velour pants and Hello Kitty slippers.
|This was the best shot. Scary, huh?|
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|As Willis looks on, I examine the spiffy special box.|
|Free-range, cruelty-free packaging! And it's recyclable.|
|Ahhh! It knows my name!|
Essentially, it's a big version of my Samsung Galaxy Vibrant phone, except that it doesn't have cellular which I don't need, cuz it's already on my phone), a camera (ditto) and microphone (duh). I've been using the Android operating system for 3 years now and the Fire does not disappoint. It's way zippy on the innerwebs and even without being able to access the Android Market, I can still find plenty of free apps on the Amazon marketplace. I am loathe to pay for anything, but I did buy Wordfeud. The free version actually has commercials, which are most annoying; $2.90 was well worth it.
I then proceeded to listen to RJD2 from my cloud drive while playing Wordfeud with my mom.
I settled in for the night after starting Netflix. There's really nothing like watching "Keeping Up Appearances" in bed.
Happy Christmahannukwanzaa Early-Birthday to me!
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29 October 2011
2. Walk the dog.
3. Take yourself to Denny's where you read your financial history book, drink coffee, and sing along to "Islands in the Stream" without shame.
Kidless Saturday nights (they're at a Halloween party) are awesome. No joke. Just waiting for them to call. I will start a load when I get home. Probably.
26 October 2011
Case in point: I turn the corner onto a known duck-crossing area, only to find a bunch of ducks in the road. They were waddling from the creek over to the mowed-down wooded area (I think there is another or the same creek over there). You would think they would move a little faster while picking up their nuts or berries or whatever it was they were nibbling on. Nope. They took their sweet-ass time crossing. I was honking and yelling. I even stuck my head out of my window to holler at them. I swear one of them flipped me off as he/she bent down to pick up a nibble. That or the duck was repeating the refrain that I've been hearing from Alex lately regarding school, "don't worry". Grrr. No babies yet; thank goodness. Drivers around here are great; they will stop in both directions (it's a divided road) to make sure they get across safely. Unfortunately, last year there was a baby duck that didn't make it across. :( It wasn't me, and I'm sure that whomever nailed it felt horrible. I know I would.
Yay for fall. It's my favorite time of year.
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I would like to submit a picture of a stellar preparation of your Igloo Spread with Cream Cheese Penguins as prepared by my mother. Of the pictures I have seen on the internet of this recipe (including this website), my mom's was the best. Thank you.
I received this response:
|am I right?|
11 October 2011
10 October 2011
Alex: i was telling henry about my elusive dream.
Me: your what? you guys need to be sleeping.
Alex: my elusive dream. you know, when you can control your dream.
Me: LUCID dream. you mean lucid dream. l-u-c-i-d. elusive is when something is hard to find.
Alex: oh. i thought it was elusive. lucid. you know what it is? you've had one?
Me: yes. they're pretty sweet. now, go to bed!
Alex: i'm going to have a mental picture of a *bionicle, and when i see one in my dream, i will know i'm having a dream and then i can control the dream.
Me: ok, but go to bed!
Henry: i had a lucid dream once where i was floating above the ground facing down but then i fell.
Me: Umm, ok. love you guys.
Alex: (bionicle, bionicle)
it is exchanges such as this that keeps me from murderlizing them.
they are also adorable when they sleep.
especially when alex talks nonsense when i take his glasses and henry snores and sleeps with his eyes open. they are going to make two lucky girls very happy.
*see comments below for the definition
Ask me for my super-secret-squirrel-Twitter-name thing if you really want to see what amuses me.
That's ok too.