Thursday, February 16, 2006

Getting rid of your domestic aliens

My own personal grafitti artist has struck again.

Despite all our rules about putting crayons away, no pens within reach of our youngest little artist, all art supplies neatly LOCKED UP ... somehow, he found a pencil.

One innocuous little pencil turned several walls into an Alien Castle. Big enough for all the aliens to live in. And, apparently, we have an overabundance of aliens around here. So we NEEDED an alien castle, so they would go away.

I hope they were all safely nestled in their beds when I got out the cleaning supplies and helped the artist wipe away his creation. So now they can't come out and bother us anymore.

And for now we're looking forward to spring, and that great vast canvas known as the SIDEWALK (clean-up provided by Mother Nature).

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day

My favorite holiday of the year! (Christmas seems just so far away right now) What could be better than a day devoted to love and chocolate?

The boys, at least the little ones, cringe when I get all smoochy and huggy around them. But they like the candy. So they dutifully cut out paper hearts for me, in hopes of getting more candy.

Chocolate for breakfast, today! And hugs and kisses all around!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Library Day

Today is Library Day in our household. It's a very important day, as we ALWAYS have lots of books and videos that are DUE TODAY. Always.

And sure, we spend most of our time in the Youth Services Department, aka The Children's Section. But I make sure to get myself some light reading, and I'm making an effort to pick out a movie of the week for myself, now, too.

So, for this week, the picks are ... (drumroll please)

Wise Blood, by Flannery O'Connor. A recommendation from a fellow writer.
Pendragon, The Lost City of Faar by DJ MacHale (book 2 in a series, and yes it's for kids, but irresistible)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling (another book 2 for those who've lost count)

And the movie of the week ... Spanglish. I've been waiting for this one to be in for weeks and I finally found it. Now let's hope I find the time to actually watch it!

So, anybody have any favorite books or movies that I MUST check out? Go ahead now ... make yourself heard ...