Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I’m absurdly pleased with my organic picnic lunch today.  There are exactly the right amount of salami slices, crackers, and cheese.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
This baby is going to Grandma and Grandpa Wright. And this one is going to see Grandma and Grandpa Left. Dorothy, addressing her baby dolls, after having overheard one of my stories.  Taking care of the babies is a major part of her day recently.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Building a bird house the Easter Bunny brought.

Building a bird house the Easter Bunny brought.

Happy Easter!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Why does Microsoft Word think “contatenate” is a real word?

I can see how to add words to its dictionary, but not how to remove them.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Tuesday, April 15, 2014

a sewing machine


a sewing machine

Monday, April 14, 2014

April 14, Illinois, Light Snow

I really shouldn’t have put away the winter coats.

The Good News according to Dorothy

I drop off my son at first grade a few minutes before my daughter at preschool, so we have extra time until preschool starts. When it’s cold, like today, we go inside the preschool building to wait.

The building used to be a church, and the waiting area has a Good News Bible. Dorothy (who has not been raised in a religious way) likes to look at the illustrations and the chapter numbers, and tell me stories. Some recent bible tales she’s told:

"Mother and Daddy waking up in London" (after cereal and soup for breakfast, they immediately went shopping).

Three kings and One Queen

The Seven Dwarves

Twelve People, the Girl, and the Steam (you would think this was from the life of Jesus, but we were still in Kings then).

These were particularly incongruous today, since Malcolm asked about Passover (he read it off the calendar), and we talked about that on the way to his school.