Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Date:  Wednesday May 15, 2013. 

Time and Weather:  71 degrees right now, expected to get to 82.  It's cloudy and may rain.  Reece has predicted rain.  :o) 

Clothes:  Khakis and a black tee.  

Food:  None yet.  We had take-out Chinese last night.  I had roast pork with snow peas and steamed rice.      

Sounds:  It's quiet.  All the stuff about the Obama administration's scandals is on the news.  Benghazi, IRS, snooping on the AP.  I wonder if it will make any difference at all in how people perceive  him?    

Comings and Goings:  I took Reece to school.  Yesterday he told me he wanted me to buy him a "frog that you squeeze and a red knob comes out."  Made me laugh!  I asked him where he had seen a frog like that, and he said the dollar store.  So after school we went to the dollar store, and sure enough, we found a frog that you squeeze and a knob comes out.  The "knob" was the frog's tongue.  

He picked out some little toys for each of his sisters, too.  He chose Jessie from Toy Story for Aubrey, Piglet from Winnie the Pooh for Camryn, and Mickey Mouse for Gina.  Sweet.

When we got home, he wanted an omnitrix like Ben 10 uses, so we made one from an empty toilet paper tube.  (The omnitrix is a bracelet that Ben 10 hits when he needs to turn into some kind of alien monster in order to fight the bad alien monsters).  And of course Aubrey wanted one, too.  They were both pleased with their omnitrixes.  
Little Favorites:  This little vintage piggy bank is from Ron's childhood.  It has a broken ear, but I love the weight of it, and the beautiful flowers on each side.

Music:  One of my favorite James Dupre covers.  Love him.


Memories:  Years ago (well before Katrina) Ron and I spent a few days in New Orleans.  It was so much fun.  We stayed at a Bed and Breakfast on  St. Charles Ave. in the Garden District.  The street car ran right in front of the b&b, and we just hopped on it to go everywhere.  Wrought iron fences, little enclosed courtyards, flowers, Mass at the Cathedral, the food, the music, street performers, beignets at Cafe du Monde, a hurricane at  Pat O'Briens, a walk through a casino, a muffuletta for lunch, gray spanish moss hanging from cypress trees, swans on the water, the little mausoleums in the cemeteries, a Padre Pio statue at the many memories.  

Thank you, God: for all the wonderful places we've been and people we've met.  Bless your people all over the world, and keep us all close to you.  Amen    

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