Category Archives: family and friends

Waving his arms

One thing that used to annoy me (when I was much younger) about my father was that whenever we listened to music together he would wave his arms around like he was the conductor of the band. Sometimes, if he was cooking on the grill he would use the big spatula or fork like a conductor baton! When I was a teenager and had friends over, I would be so embarrassed by him doing that! But now that I’m older, I’ve started to think of that as one of the things that makes him “cute” in the eyes of my mother, and sometimes to other people. So, I’ve tried to embrace that concept, and not let it annoy me anymore.

Happy Father’s Day!

Fathers Day (free clip art)

Fathers Day (free clip art)

My favorite part about Father’s Day is watching my father cook steaks (or burgers) on the grill. He is so happy when he does that! I think there is some kind of primal thing going on when he does that, like a caveman cooking meat over an open flame while outdoors. He always has a big, silly grin on his face when he cooks on the grill!

Shopping for furniture

Baker drinks tray table

Baker drinks tray table

Chris has finally moved out into her own apartment, and I have been trying to help her to furnish it. How exciting – her very first home of her own! I was hoping to get her a nice drinks tray table to accessorize her place. I know she really likes the styles of Baker furniture, and I have been having a really hard time to find baker furniture here in a local store. So I went online to see if there are any local stores that carry it, and I have found a few websites that claim to carry it, but nobody locally. And the websites that I found that show the furniture won’t even list the prices! How frustrating is that!

I hope you have a blessed Easter

Easter (free clip art)

Easter (free clip art)

Easter was wonderful this year. Michelle was old enough to really enjoy it this year. They had a big Easter egg hunt at church and the child that found the golden egg, got a big surprise inside. It had a $20 bill in it and believe it or not, Michelle found it all by her little self. She came running to me saying “The Easter bunny laid a golden egg but there’s a dollar in it”. A dollar she said. I told her that it was a 20 dollar bill and she looked at me with this serious look on her face and said, “Well when are you taking me shopping?”