Monthly Archives: September 2007

Connections – Discussions

Yesterday, in honor of my recent promise to say yes more to GameStop, Iain bought a Harry Potter game that he used to play a couple of years ago. It is a fun game I must admit and Iain and Ryan were both enjoying it. A good while into the game, Iain was in the […]

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Stephanie - September 20, 2007 - 12:56 am

‘Shows that you’ve succeeded in “everyone needs to be himself”, and that the boys are not in any competition, and that there are no “you should be’s” in your home.
Good job, Mama!

whimsigal - September 20, 2007 - 1:11 am

Why thank you, ma’am! We make a conscious effort to avoid comparing them. My parents used to do that and it drove me crazy!!

Camping…well, sort of

On Saturday night, we decided we were going camping. “In the mountains?”, you ask. “The beach perhaps?” No, no, no, no, no, no. We were REALLY roughing it and camping out in the backyard. See, we were supposed to go to the beach but that fell through so in order to experience some kind of […]

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Stephanie - September 18, 2007 - 3:17 am

Well, I can’t really blame you THAT much. A barking dog is most annoying!
At first it’d make you jumpy, then annoyed, then (if you’re me and getting woken up) downright demonic.
So I can understand!
About the doors thing…. you lost me on that one – while I lock the front, the back I don’t – but to be at your side once more – I detest public restrooms.
Loathe them.
I love the “came back to camp” part as if you live on a 75 acre farm! (which I think you would have mentioned before now if that were the case!)

soapchix - September 18, 2007 - 3:37 am

We’re some hardy campers, eh? Wouldn’t you agree, Stephanie?! :P

whimsigal - September 18, 2007 - 1:49 pm

Well, Stephanie you are correct. We don’t live on a 75 acre sprawl but we do have a .5 acre lot. In our area that’s a pretty good size yard. I wish we lived on a farm….that’s my dream. I am a complete freak about locking doors though. We live in a nice area but very close by is a not so nice area and just this past spring there were a rash of break-ins. MOst of them happened during the days while people were working in their yards and had a door open. Not me sister. That’s not why I lock my doors but it justified it for me! I’ve been afraid of “Bad guys” for as long as I remember and I even have a ritual of touching the locks and saying “locked” out loud two or three times. That is why I couldn’t imagine sleeping in the house with the door unlocked. It’s crazy but it’s my reason!

The dogs were making me scared, too. Melvin kills all kinds of stuff in the yard and I just didn’t want to come face to face with a possum or something, dead or alive. They’re yucky. When he kept running off like that it just made my imagination go crazy. I guess that makes sense doesn’t it, since I’m crazy?

Geez, you guys are going to quit coming here….

whimsigal - September 18, 2007 - 1:52 pm

Ahhhh, Secret Agent….so good of you to stop by and poke fun at my lack of camping skills! LOL I’ll try it again. I think I can do it now…in the backyard anyway.

You guys can come out with your families and we’ll have “unschoolstock”. It could be fun!


RAIN! So what will we do?

“Momma, what kinds of stuff can we do on rainy days?” Ryan asked. These kinds of things! We built and painted cars. Luigi Car. You can ask your mom to draw a picture of your favorite action figure so you can color it. We can go to the Natural Science Center and visit these guys: […]

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Stephanie - September 15, 2007 - 8:55 pm

I’m so impressed with your day!
The cars are wonderful, as is your drawing!
Playing in the rain is always a fabulous pastime.

whimsigal - September 15, 2007 - 9:04 pm

Thanks! It was a fun-filled day.

whimsigal - September 16, 2007 - 12:17 pm

I just wanted to add in regard to my drawing that I can copy someone else’s work until the cows come home and it will look pretty good. What I haven’t been good at is creating something of my own. I WISH I could do that but it always looks so sophomoric when I attempt it.

soapchix - September 16, 2007 - 6:54 pm

When we went to Pinehurst 2 years ago, we met up with a fierce storm w/ tornado warnings happening…it was pretty intense! When your weather goes bad, it doesn’t mess around!

Love the painted car!

This will say ‘soapchix’, but it’s really me, ‘childsplay’. I have no idea what’s going on with my sign in name…but I can’t change it! ??? !

whimsigal - September 16, 2007 - 7:10 pm

LOL You have secret identities all over the place! Something must be going on with blogger because the emails notifying me about comments suddenly look very different. Who knows?

You’re right though, the weather here can get out of control!

Stephanie - September 16, 2007 - 11:34 pm

ha! I’m with Evie about the secret id’s!

Stephanie - September 16, 2007 - 11:36 pm

ONe other thing…
sophomoric, as opposed to elementary, as are mine! :)

whimsigal - September 17, 2007 - 1:17 am

Pah! Yours are nowhere near elementary dear Watson. you are far too modest!

Stephanie - September 17, 2007 - 1:29 am

Dear Friend –
While you are kind to say so…
no one here believes that!
I should post about that…. think I will….