A mixed bag of observations for this season.
|Greetings, and Merry Christmas,
This year the Christmas list I made to get for my wife sort of got away
from me. On the list I had planned to get her an engraved stool to
have at the kitchen counter. This would help her when reaching things
that are high up in the cabinets. Also, a pair of walkie talkies for
when she feels like sending me a message from the yard. And, a nice
soft, squishy toilet seat.
The seat idea came to me as I found myself in the middle stall at a
truck stop on an "all you can eat" chilli night. It quickly became a
bit thick in there. So, I said, "Huh, that's funny. I don't remember
My grand daughter is a little, three-year-old hoot this year.
At least three times in the past week she has brought a stack of
wrapped presents from beneath the tree and "presented" them to my wife
in our bedroom. Nina would say, "Honey, you only have a couple of days
left to wait." and Bella would reply, "I'm just bringing them to you
because they're yours."
Bella and Nina were working at the kitchen counter yesterday. They
were rolling Peanut Butter Balls. These are cookies, rolled to about
an inch in diameter, and dipped in melted chocolate ( hardened with a
one inch block of parafin wax melted in with the chocolate ). Bella
would "roll" a little handful, which would begin to fall apart just as
Nina would take it from her, add a bit more from the bowl, and "finish"
the roll. As she placed it on the cookie sheet, Bella had another
masterpiece ready to handoff. This was quite the assembly line.
Everything was moving along smoothly when Bella opened her hand and had
a look at her results and remarked, "Momma. This one looks like a
peanut butter poopy!"
Three years old. Never a dull moment.
Let's see. So as to remember some of the world during this busy week,
we read in the news...
boston.com — St authorities have given a controversial special ed
school in Canton a 1yr extension to use electric shock treatments on
** hmmmm, Guantanamo, or Boston? Guantanamo, or Boston... tough call.
I guess we're all in good hands, now. It's Teddy the Hutt, and botox
boy Kerry to the rescue of American youth....god bless America.
admin.cam.ac.uk — Plutonium stocks are already a source of mounting
concern to the scientific community. Plutonium is highly toxic,
especially if inhaled.
**I immediately thought, "waste not, want not." We could make lots of glow-in-the-dark clocks and watches.
And, from the world of science...
ctv.ca — Mars could be in for an asteroid hit. A newly discovered hunk
of space rock has a 1 in 75 chance of slamming into the Red Planet on
**Ill have my telescope and watch the dust plume, LIVE. If it hits.
Will be a once in a lifetime amazing sight.
**Be glad that asteroid won't slam into Uranus.
Stocking stuffers for George Bush might include a Cowboy Dress-Up set,
a bag of Pretzels, a Hooked On Phonics gift set, and a Tickle Me Cheney
For Dick Cheney, stocking stuffers that I think he would enjoy could
include a piece of coal to keep the fire going, Michael Jackson's
original nose, Spongebob Squarepants Season One DVD, and a Tickle Me
Back to my Bella, rolling peanut butter balls, her mom offered to have
her over to the table for some coloring fun. Bella exclaimed, "Not
now, Mommy. I'm doing my job."
Wishing You a Happy, Peaceful and Magical Christmas
and a Very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2008.
I pray that our Lord Jesus keeps you, your families, and the entire
Writing.com family in the palm of His mighty hand.