Monday, March 30, 2009
I said, "Time to start learning!" and made him write each misspelled word correctly three times. Quinn was not happy. But I think he was learning.
Friday, March 27, 2009
I mean, I do like to be in charge of things, but I really like giving people my opinion, then going on with my day.
I asked someone, "Who's Pat?" (meaning, "Who is that woman that I don't know?")
Someone answered, "Pat is Terri's fiance'." (meaning, "Pat is Terri's fiance'.")
I should not have started laughing hysterically when I learned that the woman I did not know was not named Pat, had never worked in the building and was actually Terri's mom.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
How am I so sure this can happen? Have you read the blog managed by the President's teleprompter? Have you seen Eagle Eye?
Quinn: Get a grip, Rachel! I've not taken a shower for like three days straight and I've NEVER had a yeast infection!
Well, I guess that settles it.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The teenage boy says to his mother, "MOM! There aren't any clean towels in my room! I just had to dry off with a bag of cotton balls and some pocket lint." The mom replies, "I handed you a stack of clean towels two days ago and they're still sitting there on the stairs where you left them." The boy turns around, glances at the towels on the stairs, crosses his arms and says, "Oh sure, everything's my fault."
Oh! And another great comic that was "stripped" from our local papers, likely because of it's traditional views, is Mallard Fillmore. I usually got a chuckle out of that one too. You can access either of them from the links on the right also. Enjoy.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
There are several carpenters in our family. Unfortunately, Mr. Rellim and I do not have such skills. Yes, this is how I used duct tape to "fix" the tile in the bathroom. We also have little knowledge about carpentry to pass on to our children. I heard Quinn say something about a "screw and nugget" that fell off his shoe. You see, his PaPa, with carpenter-like skill had repaired Quinn's strap on his Crock by fastening it with a nut and bolt. You gotta admit - both are ingenious, frugal and simple solutions.
I suppose I should learn some more carpenter terms so we won't sound so silly when we talk to the contractor next week about the bathroom work.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Martin Luther declared, "If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to be steady on all the battlefield besides is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point" (The God Who is There, Francis Schaeffer).
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Seriously, I didn't see you come out of the grocery store, so I took another spin around the block. When I passed the grocery store entrance again, you still weren't there, so I drove around a little more. You know, you're somewhat responsible for the little "mishap." I mean, if you hadn't taken off jogging across the parking lot trying to cut me off at the corner, I might have seen you. You're really lucky you didn't drop the milk or crush the large sack of groceries.
How about if we just think of the incident as an unplanned cardio workout? You probably just gave your metabolism a little boost there.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
"That's a pretty nice road trip," I told him.
Hmmm . . . eradicate the bathroom of moldy, rotten green board or take a family vacation away from the whole mess?
Friday, March 13, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Monday, March 09, 2009
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Saturday, March 07, 2009
"(W)hen a strict interpretation of the Constitution ... is abandoned, and the theoretical opinions of individuals are allowed to control its meaning, we have no longer a Constitution; we are under the government of individual men, who for the time being have power to declare what the Constitution is, according to their own views of what it ought to mean."
— Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Curtiss, March 6, 1857, dissenting from the Dred Scott ruling that slaves were property
Their confidence in me wavered as I popped open the hood instead of releasing the emergency brake, then cut into my front yard backing out of the driveway. Thankfully, no family or friends were injured in the making of this blog post.
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Monday, March 02, 2009
Sunday, March 01, 2009
I'm having a hard time reconciling these perceptions with reality. Perhaps I need a little more love in my life.