Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Backdating after the fact

This is about as caught up as it gets.  Blogging is similar to the laundry and dishes.  You swear you'll never let it/them pile up again.  Never.  Then suddenly, you find yourself fudging dates & times right after hiding dirty laundry in the dryer and putting dirty dishes in the oven.

Please don't act like you've never done that.  *haha*

Canine History

This is a picture of Beamer Haas on the day I went to have a look at a litter of yellow Labrador puppies.  He's the little conehead on the far left.  His eyes and smile looked like that his whole life.

Method to the Madness

JS had some shells left over after his artistic layout was finished.  He used them to make an obstacle course for his micro Mario remote car.  In his initials, he had to leave a space to give Mario a chance to get through.

I am amazed at his creative imagination at work. 

The Shell Collector

John Sam enjoyed searching for shells and stashing them in a plastic bag.  After vacation was over, he arranged his collection like this.

Precise much?  YES!!

mo' cute beach pix

John Sam & Caroline had a fantastic week at the beach while they were on "vacay."  John Sam loved saying that :)

Notice the bridge with the passageway underneath!

Florida-style vacation glow
(better known as sunburn)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

More about Ms. Plath

It was mentioned to me that Sylvia Plath might not be a household name.  HA!  An explanation is due.  To learn more about Sylvia Plath, click http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/11

from Wikipedia:
"The Sylvia Plath effect is a term coined by psychologist James C. Kaufman in 2001 to refer to the phenomenon that poets are more susceptible to mental illness than other creative writers. Kaufman's work further demonstrated that female poets were more likely to suffer from mental illness than any other class of writers. In addition, female poets were more likely to be mentally ill than other eminent women, such as politicians, actresses, and artists. This finding has been discussed in many international newspapers, including the New York Times. The finding is consistent with other psychological research studies."

So.... I say I'm a Sylvia Plath mood when I am depressed and feel like hibernating a little bit.

No comment on the mental illness thing.  I will say I knew there was a good reason I never liked writing poetry.   ;p

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

july 4, 2012

I had the day off for Independence Day - woohoo! 

I got Caroline an adorable red, white, and blue tiara, which she refused to wear.  John Sam's hat was goofy, but he is a good sport and doesn't mind posing for a pictures for his mom.  What a looker!  We will forever treasure our picture of Caroline on 4th of July 2012.

We did not get Pop-its this year because last year we found out the hard way that poor Zing has a deathly fear of the sound they make.  We had to go overboard on the sparklers because of it.  A.C. and Uncle Mike came over and we had a fireworks show in the front yard.  Lots of fireworks and even more fun.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A.C.'s birthday

Aunt Cheryl's birthday is today.  JS has given her a new code name:  A.C.

That is, "Let's go to A.C.'s house and play the Wii."

Here's hoping he left her a bite of ice cream.  :)  Happy Birthday Cheryl!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Just a blur

Getting souvenirs was a good idea.  The Savannah trip went by much faster than I wanted it to.  The picture of the highway sign saying "Welcome to Florida" sums it up nicely.

a Georgia skyline from nature

See?  Just a blur.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Move over, Sylvia

As in Sylvia Plath.   As in, I'm in a really foul Sylvia Plath type funk.  Don't worry.... I don't have a gas oven.  Just kidding.

Sometimes there is so much going on, I just can't absorb anymore.

Clock keeps ticking though--already July 1.

Going to bed to sleep it off.