Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Once upon a time...

....I was a Once-a-day blogger.

I have learned that once you have been a regular Once-a-day blogger, the 2 or 3 people that read your blog (Hi mom!) notice when you miss a day. Or two. Or three. You know.

I don't know why I feel I have run out of things to say. I think I feel the need to be funny, and let me tell you - some days it takes a lot of effort to take the ins & outs of our everyday life and spin it into an amusing tale. Don't get me wrong, I love my life, and I find joy and humor in just about every day. I think what must be lacking is .... ummmm.... I don't know... writing skills?
See! I'm laughing already, just picturing myself as a .... "writer". Look! More giggles! :) Lol. Skills or not, blogging is fun, so I will continue. And looking for the funny in the mundane-ness of our everyday lives is good for everybody. Don't you think?
So.... on to bloggy stuff....

Don't tell Dale, but last night was our town's annual Christmas parade. He missed not one but TWO opportunities to be in the parade because of his very tough and very lingering cold. One of those chances was to ride in PawPaw's 1929 Model A. That's what he's done the last two years. AND, the Model A has won 1st prize for decorated car the past 2 years. Unfortunately, due to some lighting issues (as in, there weren't any) it didn't place this year. Or maybe it wasn't the missing lights.... maybe it was the missing passenger! ;)

Dale & Nana - Parade 2005

Most years after the Christmas parade we all get together for a bowl of chili. Usually at Nana's house. But since no one from our house would be in or at the parade, and because this year seems to be a year of veering from or altering our usual traditions, I volunteered to host everyone for a bowl of something hot.

But not chili. My chili attempts are not fool-proof yet. I had a close call on a pot last week that I saved with some very fancy kitchen footwork I was very proud of, but this didn't make me confident enough to host a chili get-together. Not hardly.

So instead I served Baked Potato Soup, which I think was a hit. And for dessert, Fresh Cranberry Bars with cream cheese icing. Oh, the cranberry bars. They didn't even last 24 hours. YUM.

And in an abrupt subject change of blogging randomness, here is a pic of the boys from this morning.

Alan discovered that with a missing couch cushion, he can climb up by himself! He loves it!

Usually we like to keep all of our couch cushions you know - on the couch, but due to an unforunate incident involving a small child with a really bad cough, some potato soup, and some GRAPE JUICE, the couch cushion spent the night in the bathtub.

My deepest apologies to those of you who were trying to enjoy some cranberry bars when the unfortunate couch cushion incident occurred. Did I mention it is a really bad cough?


Kimberly said...

I always enjoy your posts however regular or irregular they occur. I understand your sentiment very well...maybe someday I will get better at this blogging thing. :) Keep it up!

Simple Journeys said...

At last! It's not nice to responsible for an addiction and then cut off the source! ;) Keep 'em coming!!

Kristin said...

Hehehe, I love your blogs. :)

Kerith Collins said...

i love the car picture...that is neat. and you are so right...the sickies hit our house at the beginning of NaBloPoMo and i missed several...and i was reminded by many!