Friday, November 24, 2006

the day after the stuffing

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and had over good friends and ate like pigs at the trough. You know, if pigs ate themselves (we had ham) and could fashion pies with their cloven hooves.

The thing I will remember about this year's celebration is that Ms. Cha sneaked into the kitchen while the adults were all in a food coma and ate a chocolate pie with her fingers. The pie was an offering brought by some of our guests and as they were leaving, I said, "Well, Charlotte learned a lesson from the Great Pie Incident," thinking of the fact that we explained patiently all she had to do was ask for another piece -- lord knows if there's one day you will not be denied food it's Thanksgiving. Our friend said, "Yeah -- the lesson is that if you eat a pie with your fingers, the guests will leave the remainder at your house. Awesome job, Mom!"

I laughed, but thought, "Hmmm, I think I might have to stick my fingers into some pies at a later date and blame it on Charlotte."

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

she's a wild one

Charlotte was goofing around and kind of annoying Elizabeth. Bebe was telling Cha to leave her alone, and then Beebs appealed to me to intervene.

"Charlotte, settle down."

"But, Mama, I want to rock!"

Saturday, November 18, 2006

hang on, sloopy

Whew. Onward in a little under 2 months to Glendale. It will be interesting to see how the rankings sort themselves out.

Yay, Bucks! I'm tired.


We're up. I have no voice left from screaming and I've scared the girls with my enthusiasm for almost 2 hours.

Another half to go!

i don't give a damn for the whole state of michigan

'Cause I'm from O-hi-o!

An hour 'til the most important game of the season starts. I'm a nervous wreck. I need a stiff drink. Archie will be trying to distract the children -- especially if the unmentionable happens and I need to weep. Pray for OSU.

Pray for me.

Monday, November 06, 2006

those wacky cylons

I don't watch "Battlestar Galactica" very closely. Archie is a big fan, though. I often kind of half-listen to it when he watches.

Tonight he's watching the most recent episode, and some atmospheric. tinkly-winkly piano music featured prominently during some of the Cylon scenes.

"Hey! When did the Cylons become such big Windham Hill fans? Who knew machines love crappy, fake piano jazz?"

Saturday, November 04, 2006

ball state

I love you, Ball State. You almost beat that team up north today. That means I am not completely tied up in knots a mere 2 weeks before The Game. I am just sorry that you didn't prevail and beat the number 2 team in the country. But bless you for seeding that team with a sense of fear. Fear is good.

Go Bucks! Blue sucks!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

a conversation

Archie was using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to clean some crayon marks off of a drawer front in the kitchen.

Me: I can't wait to try that on the caulk.

Archie: Huh? [I point to the stained caulk around the kitchen sink.] Oh. I thought you said something else.

Me: I was not talking about your penis. God, you're such a man.

my kids are too cool for school

Yesterday afternoon, Charlotte and I had to walk in the street for a short stretch to avoid some sprinklers while we went to the twins' school. As we stepped back onto the sidewalk, Cha turned around, pointed at the yard with the sprinklers and shouted, "In your face, sprinklers!"

This morning, Bebe and I were rehashing the Halloween festivites and I told her about the teens who sang Christmas carols. She asked me why they did that and I said I didn't know why -- it was probably because it was silly and fun. Elizabee replied, "Yeah, Mama, I guess that's just how they roll."