Monday, November 21, 2011

love, me

Ever since we bought our dining table last year, I've been waiting for the day til we fill up all the seats.  Finally, that day will arrive on Thursday.  I know it is crazy to go ahead and set the table, but I couldn't help it.  I'm too excited.  It's a mismatch of plates, glasses and decor, but I love it. 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  I hope you have a great one!

Monday, November 07, 2011


I got on the Internet to see if I could get inspired for what to cook for dinner and decided to pop in and say hi.  I haven't been a very good blogger these past few months.  I couldn't tell you why except that Pinterest, kids, painting, laundry, planting bulbs and other things have taken precedent. 

But I can tell you some things to catch up.

  1. Noah is getting glasses.  He has wanted them for so many years and it turns out he really needs them.  He is near-sighted and the doctor said he could go another year but turns out, Noah has trouble seeing 3-D images.  Which led me to ask, "You couldn't see 3-D during all those times we went to a 3-D movie?"  Nope.  Mother of the year, here folks.  I felt so bad.  How many blurry movies was he going to sit through before he finally realized that it wasn't supposed to be blurry?  Who knows.  That kid.
  2. Earthquake! We had an honest-to-goodness Earthquake (I can't type it without capitalizing it, it was that !!!) here in Oklahoma.  Walls shaking, rumbling...a very strange thing to go through.  This year has been one crazy year as far as Mother Nature has been concerned. 
  3. Rhett didn't make his reading goal this past week and had to be a commoner on their fictional boat.  A commoner! He said he wished he could have been a servant instead.  I don't know how servants are better off than commoners but I felt bad nonetheless. 
  4. My bedroom is painted and beautiful.  Well, not right now.  Right now there is laundry everywhere.  But when it is beautiful again I will take pictures. 
  5. November is here.  Wow. 
  6. All the bulbs are not planted yet.  I'm running out of time but it is such tedious work.
  7. I finished 1984 by George Orwell for book club and it made me mad. I guess that was the point?
  8. It is rainy outside.  Perfect fall weather. 

Til next time...

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

T(w)een Wolf vs. Vanishing Man

 It was a like a cheesy horror movie at our house last night.  We had the webs, the b-movie characters (thanks to Martha Stewart's Halloween magazine), and ghosts.  We even tried some spooky lighting but it didn't work. 

Without further ado, here's the Houston boys starring in their own 'picture' movie:

To Catch a Vanished Man

The Vanishing Man is creepy.  Can you see him? Only if he wraps his face in guaze.  Ooooo.  Wait, is he behind the tree?
 Now he's over here! Watch out T(w)een Wolf! He's right behind you!

Aw, but the baby-face wolf knows all about the Vanishing Man.  That man that hides behind his fedora thinks he has us all fooled but T(w)een sees through the man whose invisible.  Yes, Wolfie has been on his trail for weeks now. He has set a trap and has been waiting patiently for the man in guaze to appear. T(w)een Wolf looks and quickly runs to catch him! Now is his chance!

The wrapped-up man in glasses runs from the not-a-child-not-quite-a-teen wolf and falls right into the trap that was set for him! The Vanishing Man is brought down by his own web of deception and lies!  Aha ha ha ha!  What will happen to the well-dressed vanished man now? 

T(w)een Wolf doesn't know!  He never got that far in his plan!  He really didn't think he would ever catch the man no one can see!  He needs some candy to think straight.  And its almost getting dark.  He tells the Vanishing Man that he will be back and to stay right where he is.

The Vanishing Man laughs quietly.  He is not worried.  He has his ways of disappearing.  T(w)een Wolf doesn't know but VM likes his candy too.  In a flash, the Vanishing Man is up and gone, into the night, always wary of a wolf that is between the ages of 10 and 12.

The End?

T(w)een Wolf.....Rhett
 The Vanishing Man....Noah
Make-up and hair....Mom
Set design....Rhett

To Catch a Vanished Man Part 2: Coming soon

The T(w)een Wolf catches The Vanishing Man again! And this time he has a plan...and plenty of candy.  Bwa ha ha ha!