Monday, August 26, 2013

Monday Musings

For those of you that like statistics...  this is post #969.  Maybe at #1,000 I will hand out free goodie bags as door prizes.  Wait a minute.  There are no doors.  Nor prizes.  Here's a few more stats for ya.  There have been 107,864 page views.  I've received 3,204 comments (and have read every one I might add).  The top seven countries that visit are:  US (duh), Canada (love, love, love their national anthem by the way), Germany, Ukraine, Australia, India, Sweden, and Martinique.  I honestly don't know some of you in some of those far-away places, but I have a hunch I'd like you very much if we met some day.

What's that Chinese proverb?  "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.  Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."  How about "Give him a piece of cake and he's happy.  Teach him to make his own cake and he's really happy".  Or something like that.  I'm not Chinese.  And I don't write proverbs.
However, I might add that it turned out super-de-duper yummy.  It actually was an angel food cake mix with cocoa powder added to make it chocolate-y.

We have extra girls here tonight.  They were playing a game earlier called 'water spoons'.  Whoever lost had to drink a full glass of water.  Some lost three rounds by the time this picture was taken.  I'm hoping I don't hear a knock at the door tonight wondering where the nearest dry bed could be found.
We had company stop this weekend for a wee visit!  Their older girls are similar to ours in ages.  However, they have this blessed little addition to their family.  That made the visit even more fun and made me realize I almost forget what to do with a baby!  It is fun to have people over that you hardly know all that well yet feel like you've known them for a lifetime.

We got one day of preps done so far.  It was super-fun to get up there and see 3,467 spiders - some alive and some dead.  I got to do something I've never done.  I knocked down 16 swallow nests.  One was occupied.  I may or may not have shrieked in complete surprise mixed with a touch of fear.  I also got to clean the mens' bathroom with a couple other ladies.  Several gentlemen came around the corner and saw me and somehow had a terribly uncomfortable look on their face and walked away.  I hope they found another place to go.  (pun intended).

Speaking of going.... I should go and get something done.  Happy week ahead!


  1. Maybe it should be, "Teach a boy to make a grilled cheese sandwich, and he'll never starve to death."

  2. We so enjoyed our little visit with you! Glad our girls could have some time together! And we got a little real life visit in!