July 27, 2008

Book Meme

On her blog, Jasmine tagged "anyone who wants to participate"

The "rules" are:

  1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages)
  2. Open the book to page 123.
  3. Find the fifth sentence
  4. Post the next three sentences
  5. Tag five people.
(I will admit that I sort of cheated, as the nearest book was Saxon Math 54, and the 5th problem on page 123 was: 4+3+8+4+2+5+7+6+3+7+2+5)

  1. Found Do Hard Things
  2. Opened to page 123.
  3. The 5th Sentence was: We get energetic and enthusiastic help.
  4. The following 3 were: Everybody wins. We understand that not everyone has a family like ours, and we'd be exaggerating if we tried to make our family sound anything near perfect. But we hope you catch the vision for collaborating with family - if not with the family you have now, then with other families in the community and with the family you'll have someday.
  5. I think I'll copy Jasmine and tag whomever wishes to be tagged.

Did you need another egg?

A few days ago I was in the kitchen mixing bread.

Abigail was sitting on the counter, "Fatching" me.

I put an egg in the bowl and turned to get some salt.

I left the egg carton on the counter.

And then I heard ....



(more giggling)

I have to admit that, for a 2 year old, she did quite a good job.


except for the fact that I only needed one egg.....

July 23, 2008

*Almost* 25 Lessons from the South

A few Things I've "Learned" from living in the Down Here for 1/2 of my life. (Seven years.)

  1. People down here have this odd veggie called Okra
  2. Jefferson Davis was our first President.
  3. Hush Puppies are not made out of dog.
  4. The south shall rise again.
  5. Okra is slimy if you cook it the wrong way.
  6. Salt is good on Watermelon. (NOT)
  7. You get looked at odd if you ask for a shopping cart. (Its called a buggy!)
  8. Do NOT try to say "Y'all" within the first two years of living down here. (at least, not in public.)
  9. If you come from the north, then when you mis-pronounce a word in the south, People think that it is just your "Yankee accent".
  10. Okra is not Slimy if you cook it the correct way.
  11. If you live in the south long enough, the when you mis-pronounce a word up north, they think you've just picked up a southern accent.
  12. In other Countries, a Yankee is an American. Down south, a Yankee is a Northerner. Up north, someone from the northeast is a Yankee. In the northeast a Yankee is a person from New Hampshire.
  13. Never even think about using the words Honest and Abe in the same sentence.
  14. Grits are good with Brown sugar, but only Yankees will eat them that way.
  15. "Hey" is a more common greeting then "Hello"
  16. You don't push buttons down here, you "Mash" them.
  17. Never talk about "THE" war with a southerner if you don't have more then an hour or two.
  18. If you want Real, Hot, Tea, Then you have to say "I would like a cup of Hot Tea". Simply asking for a cup of tea will get you a way too sweet, still slightly warm, cup of Iced "tea".
  19. People who do not like BBQ (such a myself) have something wrong with them.
  20. If you, as a yank, are trying to spy in the south, or you don't want a pop quiz on what your side is in the war between the states, and someone mentions a food you have not heard of, act like you know what they are talking about.
  21. There was no such thing as a civil war.
  22. There was a war of Northern aggression, though.
  23. A southerner accent is not near as bad as they want you to think. (unless they talk really fast, which is rare.)
  24. (fire) Ants are not the sort of thing kids should play with.

July 6, 2008

Something I have never been able to do

The Monkey of the Family

July 3, 2008


July 2, 2008

#1 Cuties

Abigail Faith

Joseph Shalom

Esther Ruth & Elizabeth Joy

Abigail Feeding Joseph