Saturday, November 25, 2006

Hey, y'all. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. Here is the highlight of my Thanksgiving:

This was Gus's idea. When we went to the supermarket the other day, he announced that he was going to make "Vegetable Salad" and told me what to buy. In the intervening days he talked about the Vegetable Salad constantly, but I wasn't quite sure he was going to follow through. Then on Thanksgiving morning, he wrote out the recipe and made the Vegetable Salad. In case you can't read the "reasape", it calls for broccoli, brussel sprouts and mushrooms with shredded carrots, drizzled with olive oil and seasonings and roasted in the oven. It was delicious, and the only dish from Thanksgiving that had no leftovers! Excuse me while I blush with pride. And also chagrin, since his cooking genes clearly come from his father.

In a horrifying turn of events (in terms of my Christmas present plans and my general peace of mind), my tendinitis has flared up again, and so I had to put all my knitting down. I haven't knit for a week. Owwww. I picked up the little blue and green baby bootees the other day, but my arm was screaming at the end of one row, so I put them down again. I've been reading magazines, doing sudoku, made a little beaded snowflake ornament, I even started some embroidery (it's boring). Look at my pathetic attempts to amuse myself:

I cannot sit idle - I have to do something with my hands or I will go mad! Mad, I tell you!!

Well, so I can't knit for a while. Everyone's getting books for Christmas now.

Today we went to Valley Green to poke around. Here are some highlights:

Gorgeous stretches of paths:

Mossy goodness (bonus points if you can spot the little moss gnome with the red hat:

Bizarre nature-y stuff:

Come along and have a heart attack with me! (Matthew assured me the water was only 3 feet deep on either side of this slippery, deadly, precipitous "wall", but I didn't breathe until my little boy was back on dry land):

Feeding the ducks and swans and geese! I stood in the very same place at his age and did the very same thing:

The highlight of the day - the "FOAM BUTT!!!", so christened by my TWO gleeful six-year-olds:


Blogger CurlyGirl said...

Foam butt! Hee hee!!

4:35 PM  
Blogger Liberty Fan said...

I think eventually you will find all of Scary Being, as the foam butt seems to be part of the same body as the expanding hand! I know this from the deductive reasoning lessons I've gotten from Ironside(s), Kojak, Jessica Fletcher and Darren McGavin! However, it is a little hard to picture Angela Lansbury pondering either body part.

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, nature!

these little critters are from Oakland:

best bunny vlog on the web - pick o' the litter!

1:20 PM  

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