Monday, December 31, 2018

Tape People

Have you ever seen a spirit?
I don't know if I have, unless you count the white personage flying through a pillar. (See photo.)

I don't know what to say about spirits, but whoever made these "floaters" at Desert Hills High School had a great deal of patience, creativity, and imagination!
Have you ever seen/heard/felt a spirit?

Monday, December 24, 2018

Decorating Irony

What did you get for Christmas?
More stuff?
(Ooo, pick me, pick me!) This plaque can help clutter your home as it encourages you to simplify your life!
And then there are potentially cluttery activities. What about plain old nail polish?
My little sister Carolyn wanted PINEAPPLES on her fingers!
(Well, okay, maybe sometimes it's worth the time to do something extra. They did turn out kind of cute.)
Here's the pineapple girl herself. And if she brings that thing home, she's going to have to cut it up! 
I'm more of an Open-The-Can-Of-Pineapple girl myself.
What do you like to do/have/spend time on that's worth the clutter?

Monday, December 17, 2018

A Christmas Carol with Mallory

If you thought you saw a scary Dickens' Ghost of Christmas Future in "A Christmas Carol" without seeing the Snow College production of 2018, then you may want to think again.
This was one creepy ghost, with my granddaughter Mallory and my sister Carolyn.
I was so happy to see Mallory in her performance at the college play. She auditioned, and got a part.

Is that a Hollywood face, or what?

(There are other Hollywood faces in my family, too, but this was Mallory's night.)

By pure chance, I was delighted to find that my seat was right next to Mallory's great grandma, Doreen Brugger! (And the auditorium wasn't even all the way full!)
Do you have a favorite Christmas play or movie?
What is it?
Why do you like it?

Girl Squirrel Underpants for Christmas!

When I saw this in a thrift store, I thought it might be the perfect gift for the person who has everything else they want.
It would also get a check mark if they love squirrels.
(Do you know anyone like that? Oh, yes, the 14th person on your list?)

Since these are clearly marked for girl squirrels, I don't know what boy squirrels are supposed to do, unless they like the color pink.

Or unless they don't like underpants.
What's the most unusual gift you've seen/given/received?
(By the way, I only took pictures and left these on the shelf. I don't know any squirrels.)

Monday, December 10, 2018


This was one of those funny/sad moments in life. We were at a church when my little sister Carolyn said she needed to use the bathroom. So she opened up this door, because the sign next to it said, "Restroom," didn't it?
Well, not quite... the poor girl opened the door, looked at the platform with chairs and microphone stand, then looked at the sign, then looked through the door at the platform again.

It was a real "Candid Camera" moment. When I finally stopped giggling, I was able to point her in the right direction.
My worst bathroom incident happened in kindergarten when I was too afraid to tell the teacher I had to go. By the time my friends convinced me that the teacher would say, "Yes," I had to go so badly that once in the bathroom, I didn't dare let go of holding it in (you know, the classic hand stopping the flow) so I let out a wail of fear and pain.
The teacher hurried in to my rescue, along with the whole class crowding around the bathroom door! When she told me in her no-nonsense Mrs. Garrison voice that of course I could go in the toilet, wonder of wonders, I could!
I don't even remember if she shut the door first.
(I didn't even care!)
What's your best bathroom story?