Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Weapons

Sometimes, when a person lives alone, and things go bump in the night, you get creative when faced with possible danger. Let me explain.........

While sitting at my computer this evening, I hear a deafening crash from the depths of my garage. I immediately freeze.....

Listen......

Put the tv on mute.......

Listen some more......

Grab my cell phone and look around for the best possible weapon:
the fireplace poker.


Yep, that would do some damage! Unless my get-up scares the predator off first.......horrible cardigan, sweats, woolly socks.........you get the idea. Anyway, I proceed, with phone and weapon in hand, to the source of the crash: the garage. I'm immediately greeted by my dog, who seemed to be as scared as I was. Upon investigation, I discovered that some trim which had been propped up on the wall had come crashing down.

That's it! Poking or whacking with the fireplace poker was unnecessary. But I have an arsenal of household items that would turn into great weapons, if needed.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Sneak Attack Photo Day: My Version

If you've already read Whitney's blog, you know all about Sneak Attack Photo Day. If you HAVEN'T, well first of all, you NEED to..........second of all, let me fill you in........

Last week, Whitney and Ashley devised a plan to launch a sneak attack of photo taking during the school day. This occurring ONLY when we didn't have kids, of course! Education is our first priority. BUUUTTT when our darlings were off to lunch, recess, or music, we decided to partake in the festivus (Sneak Attack Photo Day). We promise that no students were harmed in the making of Sneak Attack Photo Day.

It began innocently......me on the look out for my first victim.........


I spotted her! In a paparazzi style barrage of flashes, I captured my first collection of sneak attack photos..............


After a moment of regrouping at my desk, I decided to scout out my next victim. The next one would be tricky though, so I had to work extra HARD at hiding.........


Catching Ashley off guard was next to impossible.........always ready and posed, it was hard to sneak up on her!


One last mission was necessary to complete photo documentation needed for this day to be a success. It would require the utmost in surveillance techniques.........the poinsettia camouflage! It had been very successful for Whitney, so I just had to try it out..........


It looked like the last few shots of the day would be perfect! Hidden by the foliage of the poinsettia, I was able to take the last round of pictures............


BUT WAIT! What would Sneak Attack Photo Day be without some actual video footage????


video


I probably shouldn't quit my day job, huh?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Falling

After a lovely evening with my sister, nephew, and a great taco dinner, I stepped gingerly onto Hill's sidewalk to leave. I must not have stepped cautiously enough, because before I knew it, I was flat on my back........sprawled on the concrete. It was one of those legs up in the air types of falls. I guess on my way down, I screamed because Hill came running back to the front door. After she stopped cracking up, she explained that she rushed to the door because my scream made her think I was being attacked. I was attacked! By that dang slippery sidewalk!

Hill must have immediately called mom to spread the news because seconds after I was in my car, mom called to check on me. I think she wanted to offer a little comfort too by mentioning that dad also bit the dust in the backyard today.

I've recovered from the incident, mostly. I'll admit to cracking up afterward, while texting Kenny about the event.

I predict that my left side will hurt in the morning.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Welcoming Winter


This was the scene from my sofa this evening..........the first fire of the season. Finding a house with a fireplace was a MUST, and I'm glad I didn't settle for one without. Luckily, I got the wood stacked up and ready yesterday when it was sixty degrees, so tonight I could just sit in front of the fireplace, poke at the logs, and toss in the occasional stick. With my Christmas tree glowing on one side of the sofa, and the fire roaring right in front of me, I'm feeling pretty cozy and happy tonight.

Now if I can just get ONE snow day out of this weather! That would be perfect! Who's with me?

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Mix-Up

Take a good, long look at the picture below. What is wrong with what you see? Not sure? Look again.................


Yeah, that's what I thought. You figured it out, right? One brown shoe on the right foot......and a black shoe on the left. Let me explain...........

This morning, as I was sitting down at my desk AT WORK, I caught a glimpse of my feet. Once the shock and horror subsided, I broke into a fit of laughter. What else can you do when you wear one of each shoe color to WORK............and you live 30 minutes away????

I decided to deal with it. Whitney mentioned that I should give candy to the first student to point it out. Why not make it a game? Sounded good! Except that I waited until 2:40 p.m. to dish out that one piece of candy (and we dismiss at 3:00)! We'll blame that on it being a Monday......

And we'll blame my mix up on it being Monday too. Yes, the lights WERE on when I grabbed my shoes. No I DID NOT pay attention when I grabbed one left and right shoe. And of course I wouldn't notice them feeling any different due to the shoes being the same exact style. When you find a comfy shoe, you go for it! I needed both colors!

You can be sure this won't happen again.........