Calvin glued them together this week with some of his bow-making glue – I doubt they will ever come apart. I think they are so cute and wanted to take a picture of them, but the only props I had to choose from were two cookies in the cookie jar and a grapefruit in the wire basket. Until I spied Levin. I figured he could sit on a cake stand as well as any cake could.
Ray traveled all week so Levin and Cali came and stayed with us. Oh what fun it is to have the kids come home. We had a great week together. There is a reason Cali hasn't blogged much since Levin was born. He runs high-knees wherever he goes. He's always begging you to hide, chase, or go.
Back when blogging first began and we were all getting to know each other we wrote 100 Things About Me posts. Thing #97 on my list was to someday say something quote worthy.
That day finally came.
I’m taking a class on grammar. Except it’s not called grammar any more it’s called usage (and that makes me chuckle every time I say it because usage sounds like sewage and that hardly sounds more proper than grammar). My instructor wrote on the top of one of my papers: Your answer made me laugh out loud. It was so appro pro. May I quote you on this?
And what would those quotable words be?
I was trying to say how frustrating it is to not write a sentence that ends in a prepositional phrase, and that by trying to write fancier than I speak I end up looking like the Emperor in his new clothes, bare beamed and buck naked with my ignorance showing.
Out of all the carefully constructed sentences in my assignments, that’s the one the professor chooses to remember.
The other day when Calvin got home from work he went straight out to do the chores before he came in the house. I had not fed the chickens for the day. Before we sat down to eat supper I asked him, “Do you know how much I love you?”
He looked at me, paused a long time, and obviously practicing self-restraint, said, “Then feed my chickens.”
I laughed and he said, “Ask me again.”
I said, “Calvin, do you know how much I love you?”
He said, enunciating very clearly, “Then feed my hens.”
He has chuckled about it ever since and I've tried harder to get them fed before he gets home.
Any this, that, or the other in your week?