So for today and always, until we meet again… I’ll be missing you. Happy Birthday, Scott!
Be careful how you judge others.
Back in 1557, a man by the name of Thomas Tusser compiled a book called "A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry". In April's husbandry (the cultivation or production of edible crops or of animals for food; agriculture; farming), he included this saying: Sweet April showers Do spring May flowers. This quote has prompted many poems, but one of my favorites is in the form of a song, "April Showers", first introduced by Al Jolson in the Broadway musical Bombo, written by Louis Silvers (music) and B.G. De Sylva (lyrics). (I have added pictures from my recent trip to Salt Lake City.) April Showers Life is not a highway strewn with flowers,Still it holds a goodly share of bliss,When the sun gives way to April showers,Here is the point you should never miss. Though April showers may come your way,They bring the flowers that bloom in May. So if it's raining, have no regrets, Because it isn't raining rain, you know, (It's raining violets,)And where you see clouds upon the hills, You soon will see crowds of daffodils, So keep on looking for a blue bird, And list'ning for his song,Whenever April showers come along. And where you see clouds upon the hills, You soon will see crowds of daffodils,So keep on looking for a blue bird, And list'ning for his song,Whenever April showers come along. For you listening pleasure, here are some YouTube links to
But I'll be back soon. CHA is calling me and I must go. I'll be returning with lots of great ideas and hopefully some great adventures to tell about!
I'm writing this on a new Christmas IPad. Megan has hijacked this and discovered that she is much faster at typing on this than mom is. She is a speed demon and can beat anyone. She is number one. Everyone wishes that they could be as great as Megan. All hail the Queen. Bow down. Laundry day see you there. Under things tumbling. Wanna say love your hair, here I go mumbling. With my freeze ray I can stop the world. I love you mommy
A little YouTube video to inspire you...and no, I didn't make the video!
It's time to play "the glad game"!
A favorite gift for newlyweds, do YOU have a Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book, and if so...what year? Do you still use it?
Somehow Megan talked me into going back to the fair…and this is a little of what we saw – There are rides that look like bugs … and all sorts of animals. I'm not sure if the below is an alpaca or a llama, but it's being groomed to be some sort of mutant poodle! There are wonderful animal creations that don't breathe or smell bad either! There are games with prizes… can you tell why Megan liked the prizes here? There are friends at Home and Hobby… …and fun memories of Mike and Tom's first official job. There are lots of bright, shiny things! I'm not sure, but I think there are more food vendors here than anything else! Hmmm…what to try first? I think someone in the planning office of the fairgrounds has shares in an oil company…and not the kind that you drill for…because everything seems to be deep fried! We had to take the bait…or should I say chocolate covered bacon – it was actually pretty good, although not something I would try at home! We HAD to try the fried butter…what says heart attack better than fried butter? You have to sort of lean forward while eating the butter…it is melted and drips right out! I think that our favorite was the Australian Potatoes…smothered in ranch and cheese sauce. I will try and get a picture of that next
A while ago, like last fall, I did some projects for Parents.com for a section called Camp Mom…bling art projects for kids to make. They are finally up. It's always fun to see your designs somewhere online, although I must admit that I would be happier if I had some sort of credit for it…hmmm. I don't know why I didn't get it. I have lots of mostly cards on Scrapbooks,etc.com and my name is attached to them. I wonder why? Oh well, if you follow the link, you can see what I did! All eight of the projects are mine, but there were two that they didn't use. I am surprised that I use any bling at all anymore! The hardest part was trying to use things that sparkle and shine on craft projects that 4-5 year olds could make…with adult supervision, of course. Go ahead…click on the link! These are a couple of the ideas. The photos aren't super clear, but I borrowed them from the Parents.com website. Thanks for looking!