Tuesday, June 23, 2020

End of Year Photo

It's a few days late because I lent my good camera to a friend but it does adequately capture what the school year has been like.  We are not likely to forget what life has been like since the pandemic stopped the world.  

Wear your masks, people.  

Before editing

After editing / I'm always amazed by how much of a difference a few tweaks can make.  The original pic is fine but I like the edited one so much more.


Sunday, June 21, 2020

Happy Father's Day!



Kid and Papa


Pobody's nerfect.

Trapped under a pet

Me:  Hen, come help me in the kitchen. 

Henry:  I can't move, Mamoe's* on me.  

<pause>

Henry:  I can lend you emotional support.  Go, mom!



*Mamoe's (a.k.a. Mabel McMableson) is the cat.

Friday, March 20, 2020

COVID-19, Day 11

Daily Life Snapshot

a couple walks outside
homemade meals
and delivered groceries
knitting, reading, watching t.v.
lots of family time
worrying
online schooling
online multi-player video games with friends
FaceTime chats with moms over coffee
Darren interviewing on the couch
more knitting and reading and watching t.v.
cookies and cake
running low on milk
online shopping
staying home

Thursday, February 20, 2020

I feel like Steve Martin in The Jerk

The axe photos are here! The axe photos are here!

And because I'd like to have them all in one place, here are the previous axe photos. 



Wednesday, February 19, 2020

A Catsitting Story as told to me by Miss Arizona, Cat Extraordinaire

The substitute human arrived this morning and opened the window. 
 

She then opened the door and asked if I wanted to go outside. Outside? Is she nuts? It's cold out there!

 I had to ponder this for some time. Should I go outside? What danger lurks? Will I be able to find my way back inside?

 While I did finally step outside, it was for less than a second. I am a speedy cat.  But being speedy makes me tired so this stressful but adventurous part of my day was quickly followed by a nap.

 This is my "You just rudely moved and woke me up" face. I shared it with the substitute human when she moved.

 The crazy substitute human mentioned taking my portrait. She then attempted to cover part of the lens with a feathered cat toy in an attempt to get me to look in her direction and add visual interest but I. Will. Not. Be. Tempted. By. Toys.

 Is it my fault I looked right at her when she used a toy that made it look like her stupid thumb was blocking the lens? No. No, it is not.

 Being a cat that looks this good is exhausting.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

My Muddy Valentine!

First Place Finisher!
Unofficial time - just under 10 minutes to complete the obstacle course.
(photo credit - Pat via Terrapin Events)

Friday, January 24, 2020

Happy Chinese New Year's Eve!

Google's Year of the Rat is too cute not to share.