Posts Tagged ‘Father’s Day’

“Read as if your mind depended on it.”

June 22, 2009

Today my uncle came over to wish my grandfather a happy father’s day, and he brought me this shirt:

He works at Wonder Book in the warehouse and I’m guessing got it there for free. I’m pretty much in love with this shirt. We only see my uncle about once or twice a year, and for some strange reason he brings me a t-shirt every time. He doesn’t bring anybody else anything, t-shirts or otherwise. I’m not really sure why, but they tend to be awesome, so I am not complaining.

Other than that, there was the usual father’s day gobbeldygook, the breakfast in bed and giving of the shoes (my dad picks out a pair of shoes every year a few days before Father’s Day and then we wrap them up and give them to him) and all. We picked names out of a hat for Mommy and Me and Daddy and Me nights (I’m first for the primer and fourth for the latter) and then in the evening a few of us went up to Safeway to get some ice cream to bring back home. Oh, and we had curry chicken for dinner. My mother cooks a mean chicken curry. It’s great.

I’ve now begun the tests and such for my plan to knit a skirt. It will be purple, or at least starting out purple, as I may add stripes later on.

It’s 12:34 am!!! 1234! That is lucky indeed and the perfect stopping point for this post.

Goodbye!

P.S. I know I’ve said this before, a really long time ago, maybe, but I’ll say it again: baby foxes are adorable!


(and Fennec foxes in particular)

Here’s a baby chameleon thrown in for good measure:

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Happy Father’s Day, from me to you… happy Father’s Day…

June 15, 2008

Yeah, I just think of a certain tune whenever I think of Father’s Day.

So, as is extremely obvious because of the above statement, today is Father’s Day. We did the usual get-up-around-7:30-and-go-to-the-grocery-store-and-get-things-for-breakfast-in-bed thing. After breakfast, which was eggs, bacon, bagels, strawberries, and blackberries (picked from our yard- the blackberry bushes are now ripe!), and the distributing of presents (mainly handmade cards, chocolate covered pretzels, this special chocolate syrup, the newspaper, and a few other things), we brought the chicks outside.

Archie is getting so big that it is crazy. She has nearly all of her adult feathers grown in, though you can still lift up one of her wings to see all of her chick fluff, and she is much bigger than she was when I first saw her. I will try and take a picture sometime soon to post on here.

Other than Archie, the rest of the chicks are also growing up nicely. Abie’s two chicks, Dennis and Eliza (can you tell I picked the names and convinced him to agree to them rather than his original choices of Bippy and Boppy?), are the two tallest of the chicks. Benny’s, Violet (I suggested this name as well), still has the sweetest-looking face. Everybody, including me, says that Archie has the prettiest feathers. I cannot wait until she starts laying blue eggs- I may just start liking eggs again… at least, I will try them. I cannot guarantee that I will like them.

Remember the project I was talking about making last night? Well, I started with it and am now just about finished. It is a purse/bag made out of crumpled construction paper.

Valerie gave me the basis for the idea- the day before yesterday, at Courtney’s surprise party, she was talking about how in elementary school she crumpled paper many times and rubbed it on the edge of her desk until it got soft, then made bags with it. I pretty much kidnapped that idea and put it to my own use, making a construction paper bag out of glued-together layers of different colors of construction paper. The outside is green on one side, orange on the other, with the lining (bottom and sides) out of black paper. I am not finished with the strap yet, as I am not going to glue the other end to the bag until the first end dries and I know whether it is the right length. Its shape is actually holding up rather well, so I think the project may be a success.

We just finished cleaning and straightening up the sunroom, the prerequisite for tonight’s game night. We are going to be playing Apples to Apples and Trivial Pursuit.

Before that, though, we will be having a sort of cookout. We are going to have barbeque ribs and other cookout/picnic-related foods. Potato salad and baked beans and all of that.

I think I am going to spend the beginning of tomorrow watching the movie In America, that one we got from Netflix a while ago. I am such a procrastinator- I keep saying I will watch it that very same day and I never end up doing so.

Oh gosh oh golly, oh gee, Wallie just commented on a post and said he missed everything about school. I have been caught up in other things, but I just realized that this is true for me as well. It is so weird not going to school each day. For every day so far, I have woken up at the normal school time and then thought, “Oh, I do not have to wake up this early,” and then gone back to sleep. I keep thinking, “Oh man, tomorrow we have school again,” but we do not. And, really, I wish we could have a sort of school day at least once a week where we just go to the school and see everybody and then sign up for whatever class you want for a day. It would be nice and I am sure it would cure part of this missing of school thing.

Dinner will be ready soon and then game night will be here, so farewell now. Have an excellent Sunday.

Oh man, it is Sunday. I will need to take out the trash.

P.S. I just remembered to say something about the comments I have been receiving lately on old posts. They have a combination of random words. I have gotten two so far, from two different people, and am confused. Could somebody possibly explain the crypticness?