I guess I’m ready to start another week.
I had funky dreams last night because I need to be writing a story and I’m having a hard time getting in touch with the people I need to interview. They are high school students, and high school students are difficult to interview under the best circumstances. But last week I interviewed the same group of kids and their art teacher took exception to something I wrote in my story, so she is not precisely cooperative.
I would much rather be cleaning my house.
Yes, that tells you how reluctant I am to be doing the interview. It also tells you how desperate I am to have a clean house. Last week was grey and snowy. We all kind of holed up in front of the television with bowls of popcorn. The place looks like a cave.
But A has been entertaining us during our winter seclusion.
He started with a long discussion about his “pooping reindeer.” One of DH teacher friends gave us a plastic reindeer that “poops” jelly beans. A insisted we buy jelly beans and told us “it’s fully loaded,” when it was ready to go. The first jelly bean out of the toy was a black licorice, a flavor no one in the family likes. So A said “I’m not going to eat that poop.” Finally he managed to work out a tasty jellybean and announced “Finally! A good poop!”
This morning he dropped his toast and said “dang, butter side down.” I guess you had to be there. He was just so matter-of-fact about it I couldn’t stop laughing.
My photo a day selection today illustrates our family’s retreat. The first is a shot of snow on the deck. The second is L looking through a scrap book my mother gave me a couple of years ago. He has been studying genetics and family history in school.