Wednesday, November 19, 2008

charlotte's thanksgiving story

The turkey did not want to be dinner. He said, gobble, eat ham, gobble! Eat ham and make a turkey happy!


No spelling mistakes, all neat, super cute. I especially love that she used exclamation points.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

why we're still married

Archie just came in the house after working on a door to hang in the garage. I asked how it was going.

"Fine. I still have to paint, but then I can mount it."

"Wow, that sounded kinda dirty."

"And that's why I love you, baby."

Monday, November 10, 2008

birthday texts

There are a few things you must know for the following text conversation to make any sense. Today is the Marine Corps birthday. Archie is a former Marine. Arch's actual birthday is on the 12th. And I called him and said, "Happy birthday!" and then the call was dropped, thus initiating the following texts:

Me: Happy Marine Corps birthday, devil dog!
Archie: Thank you. I feel pretty spry for being 233 years old.
Me: You don't look a day over 150.

Yeah, we'll be here all week. Tip your waitress and try the veal.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

grounds for divorce

Archie makes the coffee. He buys beans from a local independent shop which roasts their own beans and have very tasty coffee. He buys a different blend once an old one runs out. Generally, I drink Coke Zero during the week (even in the morning) for my caffeine fix because he gets up later than I do and I'm in no shape to make coffee when I get up -- plus, I have to get the girls up and off. So, I do look forward to coffee at home on weekends. By the time Arch gets out of bed on a Saturday or Sunday, my Coke is wearing off and a nice cup of coffee is just the ticket.

Lately, I've been feeling very, very sleepy in the late morning and mid-afternoon, even after my coffee. A few weeks ago, we stopped at the coffee shop because we were running out of beans. Archie ran in and got them and I took a peek to see what new roasts he'd picked out. People, right there on the label: DECAFFEINATED! This is wrong, wrong, wrong. He has been fooling me. I am not pleased. Switching out fully-leaded coffee for decaf could be a deal-breaker.

(And, now you know why the title of the post is so very punny. Ha!)