Saturday, January 19, 2013

Andy Style

Almost every Saturday we all get up and clean up. Saturday is the only day that I have energy to lead the work crew, you see and they must be led!
Andy has always had his very own style of cleaning.
Andy style involves ZERO sorting out
ZERO putting where it belongs
Maybe a bit of wiping-- with that brand new washcloth, only the best for cleaning up the dust!
{hand dusting}~very fancy, no?
The biggest clue that a recent Andy session has recently happened is finding a cardboard box full of odds and ends, and then nearby some table or corner that now looks spotless and clutter-free!
It is quite endearing, might as well be, no?
Here is a recent example...
Stacks and piles--neat piles!!! Are also a clue
Note how during the dresser cleaning like items were grouped together
And then all the clutter was simply pushed back
Behind an imaginary border-- I bet it bothered him that the smoke detector
Was too round and therefore could not be forced behind his {neat} border!
So cute!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Glimpse

My blogging has not been anywhere near the quality that it was when I first started doing this as a pass time.
I read the old posts and they crack me up.
They are so personal.
They are so {me}.
Lately --for the past year and a half or so, they seem like small, bland updates--besides an occasional {winner} that might stand out among the others.
Tonight I was inspired by Eva's "golden horse shoe."
"Can you see it?"
--That is what she said to me.
Can you see it?
It is a button that I had lying around somewhere...
She glued it on her hand for safe-keeping.
The glue?
Oh, can you see the glue?
Yep! My other bedside companion since I have a cold...
She is in love with it..right this I type.
She is beside her brother, her sister, then me...playing with her golden
horse shoe.
If it falls!
"oh!" she exclaims!! "my golden horse shoe!!"
Then she finds it, and {glues} it back to her hand.
Oh, now she needs me to open a Hello Kitty tin..some other thing she will
imagine a use for...
Can you see her purple tulle tu tu skirt?
She wears that in rotation with a Minnie mouse costume and a
pink polka dotted dress that is {at least} a size too small.
Socks and shoes--only if she MUST!
So she wears these three outfits one after another, and
she sleeps in them too.
She just handed me my mashed potatoes in the tin,
and my Ipad stylus as my spoon. She politely moved my roll
of toilet paper from the bedside table so that it would
not get food on it.

So there is your glimpse of my Eva Lou at three and a half...
Being her sweet little self and entertaining the heck out of me!! :)
Maybe an improvement on my recent posts as well...
{fingers crossed}.

Tea for three (or five)

The tea pot?
My Grandma Pilgreen's.
The tea "ball'?
My Grandma Liles's, who I never knew.
The tea?
Mine, from my Mama.
It was loose in the tin!
No worries
Said the lady who keeps everything!
Then she gave me the accessories.
Now, we have tea for three!

Something to wonder:
What, of yours, will your great grandchildren use?
Might never know!
But I am guessing they will be our books....