See! It is possible to smile on Mondays. Well technically, this picture was snapped Thursday night. Still, I bet if you tried, you could muster up a smile today. Who knows, maybe this picture of Joe and his friend Eunice put a smile on your face.
There was a time when I would take the boys to the grocery store with me and they would ask if we could buy a plant. Actually, most every time I take the boys to the grocery store they continue to ask if we can buy a plant. One word (of many words) people would not use to describe me is ‘gardener’. So, the fact that the three plants the boys brought home with them over a year and a half ago are not only alive but also thriving is…a Christmas miracle.
Less than 25 days remain in Project 366. Because this project is a snapshot of a year in my life, I wanted to document that for at least one day this year, the toilet in the boys’ bathroom is clean. For the record, the toilet in master bathroom is also clean. Living with three males, clean toilets do not last long. I’ll spare you the ‘before’ pictures. (No, I did not really snap before pictures. And no, Lily did not help clean the toilets, but she did admire my work.)
Last night was Holiday Family Night at Joe’s school. The kids sang two Christmas songs and recited poetry. I am in awe of Joe’s ability to perform in front of a crowd with little to no nervousness. His coloring makes him susceptible to turning 20 shades of red when nervous or embarrassed, like me; but, he barely blushes when he performs. Clearly, he is confident. He gets that from
me his Dad.
Miss Lily is coming to dinner, that’s who. When I leave my boss’s house later today, Lily will be my co-pilot. She gets to play with her dog buds, Wilbur and Cherokee. Continue reading
On Saturday, the boys had Holiday Book Fair at Barnes and Noble. A portion of the sales generated December 1st through 5th (today) are donated to the boys’ school library fund. While at the book fair, I captured Joe and his friend taking a break to read a little. This picture was not staged, though Joe did raise his book a little higher in an attempt to block his face.
Before we left the store for the day, I purchased the book “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan. The boys and I are reading it at night, just before bed, and we are enjoying it. If you need to purchase a book or book-related item for yourself or someone else, please consider making the purchase through Barnes and Noble today, December 5th. If you use code #10925782 when you check-out, a portion of your purchase will be donated to Joe’s school. Thank you!
This owl hangs on my boss’ tree. He’s a new addition this year, and I quite like him. Santa, riding the elephant, seems a bit startled at the size of his newest neighbor.
She’s a beauty. She’s one in a million. But, I don’t think she was the inspiration for the 1983 song “She’s a Beauty” by The Tubes.
Yesterday was a fundraiser for the boys’ school at Barnes and Noble Booksellers. We walked out of Barnes and Noble with new books and a new Perplexus, Perplexus Twist. What is a Perplexus? It’s a game where you try to keep the ball on the track throughout the entire maze. This game keeps the boys entertained for long periods of time throughout the day.
This morning, while waiting for me to finish getting ready for church, the boys were engrossed in the game.
Joe had a friend spend the night with him last night. This morning, I loaded up the boys and took them to Dutch Monkey Doughnuts (DMD). DMD is a fantastic doughnut place, with a different selection of wonderfully delicious doughnuts every Tuesday – Sunday.
I have no actual doughnuts to share with you, nor do I have any pictures of doughnuts to share with you. Instead, I’m letting you see the fascination the boys had in the making of the doughnuts. The picture includes my boys, Joe’s friend, and two other friends (brothers) who met us for some tasty doughnuts.