Yesterday started out kind of slow for me. My son
was feeling better and was ready to go back to school but we had a two hour delay due to fog. After the kids were at school I started stripping the wood
baseboards in my bedroom and learned that paint stripper makes a really good fingernail polish remover and that maybe it is a good idea to wear gloves. When my husband got home I asked him to help me move an old refrigerator. That didn’t go so well. We called each other names and I couldn’t find the right tools so we could take the door off and we had to tip it and spin it to try to get it where I wanted it. When all was said and done we laughed. When my
daughter called him one of the (bad) names I called him we laughed even harder. We don’t fight well. Because of that I missed Idol. No one threw a glitter bomb at me and it was a pretty boring day.
Bowling Alley vs. Library
I am starting to arrange my book signings and I
told my husband I was going to have one in Dubuque and one at the bowling alley in Monticello. He didn’t like that idea at all. He thought maybe the library in
Monticello would be better. He thinks people at a bowling alley wouldn’t be interested in buying a book. I think the bowling alley is a wonderful idea. First off I have already been invited to do a book signing there by the owner, second they sell alcohol and drunken people will buy anything and third they serve food so if no one came I could eat, drink and maybe bowl a game or two. There won’t be anything to do at the library except just sit there quietly and read. I have a hard time admitting when he’s right but I think I’ll shoot for the library.
I’m trying to help my daughter plan her 9th
birthday party and the older she gets the more difficult it becomes. Last night she told me she wants everyone at her party to dress in formal clothes and asked me if I could, “rent dad one of those fancy tuxes.” When I inquired about games and things people will do she said everyone was just going to sit at a table that there would be no running around. That didn’t sound like much fun and there was no way I was going to rent a tux so we put that idea to rest. Because her birthday is in March, we are limited to indoor activities. For the past couple of years she has done a pool party. Last year it was a Pink Poodle in Paris Pool Party complete with pink poodle purses for the guests and a fancy cake that said Happy Birthday, written in French. If you have any good themes or ideas please send them my way.
Yesterday Punxsutaney Phil saw his shadow and
most everyone was disappointed to hear that we will be having six more weeks of winter. That is, if you believe it. Did you know that Phil never dies? Every
summer he is fed an “elixir of life” that has kept him alive forever. I don’t get it, in Washington DC they have a Potomac Phil, and he saw his shadow
yesterday too. The only difference is that Potomac Phil is dead and stuffed. Why didn’t Punxsutaney Phil share his elixir with Potomac Phil?
Have a happy day passengers!