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May the Fourth Be With You

4 May

Check your calendars.  Don your Jedi cloaks.  Light Sabers to the ready.  This is a day to celebrate.

The Padawans began their training by proving  patience and endurance in a nearly two hour trip to the craft stores.  Their efforts were rewarded with new Star Wars Coloring Books.

At the craft stores we purchased a pelt of Wookie Fur.  They argued the available fur more closely resembled that of the Ewoks.  Neither species was harmed in the pelt acquisition.

The young Jedi Apprentices then abandoned their Master in the making of the Bean Bag Chewbaccas . . .

but showed up in time to cuddle the finished Wookie . . .

who taught them how to make Cookies.

Since the force was so strong with us we decided to share it with our friends in the Rebel Alliance.

We hope the Wookie Cookies weren’t Chewie.

Angry Iowa Art – Part II

4 May

I appreciate my sister’s take on the interstate art display. I, too, feel as if I must bludgeon someone while driving by Council Bluff’s new welcome art, but it is for a very different reason. Here – let me reveal to you the dialogue heard in our family carriage EVERY time we pass the display:

ME: Oh, look, boys. What does that art make you think of?

A.J.: Look, boys, it’s a pirate ship.

ME: No, it makes Dad THINK of a pirate ship, what does it make you think of?

A.J.: No, it IS a pirate ship. Owen, that’s a pirate ship, right?

OWEN: Yep, Dad.

ME: Eh…

A.J. (interrupting): Hey, Joe. That’s a pirate ship, isn’t it?

ME: Joe, you don’t have to think it looks like a pirate ship if you think it looks like something else. What do you think it looks like?

A.J.: It doesn’t LOOK like a pirate ship. It IS a pirate ship. Isn’t it, Joe?

JOE: It’s a pirate ship!

ME: Um….

A.J. (interrupting): Chuck! Is that a pirate ship?


A.J.: See? It’s obviously a pirate ship.


It’s a good thing my sweet husband has never pulled over. I may just let my sister’s artistic interpretation take over.

Ahoy, Matey.....