Sunday, August 18, 2013

Engagement Picture

Caption contest, anyone?  You gotta help me out here. 

Friday, August 16, 2013


Quinn called us last night to tell us that he "accidentally got hit by a car" while riding his bike home in the dark.  We drove to meet him at the designated place.  From a distance we could see a lot of traffic, emergency vehicles and flashing lights.  Mr. Rellim said, "Huh?  I wonder what that's all about?"


It was at that moment that we understood that our son was not joking.  Fortunately, he's  fine, just bumped and bruised a bit.


"The asparagus is so good, Mom!  It tastes like it just got picked off the bush!"

Sunday, August 11, 2013

New Car

We considered trading for a new car a few weeks ago.  But then we just replaced the tires, and that's a big investment to make on a vehicle that you are about to trade.  So I guess we are going to keep this one a little longer.

As it turns out, I'm glad Rachel wasn't driving a new car because she just came home from her friend's house with part of the lower grill misshapen - and a warning ticket.  Believe it or not, these were two separate incidents.  The warning ticket was for not making a complete stop.  But she was more nervous because she wasn't wearing shoes.  The misshapen grill is still an unsolved mystery.

"There are bumps in the road all the time, Mom.  How am I supposed to know what happened?"

Thursday, August 08, 2013

The Midas Touch

Midas told me that I needed new tires.  I just figured they meant I should start thinking about new tires.  I had no idea that they meant my right front tire was going to blow as my son merged onto the interstate yesterday.  It took me a few seconds to realize that we weren't being followed by a bunch of Harleys.

It took some problem-solving to find the notch where the tiny jack should be placed - and some searching for the small tire iron, but Quinn and I did it.  Rachel's job was to sit in the backseat and call people to tell them of the terrifying experience and randomly screech instructions out the window while massive trucks rolled by.

Thanks to DS for his support in the matter by taking his lunch break to check up on us.

Trick Lid

"Careful, it's a trick lid," said my son.

I wish he would have been more specific.  Because I had no idea that meant I should keep my hand on the lid of the trunk while I unloaded groceries or else it might slam down on the side of my head.

That's some trick.

Sunday, August 04, 2013

An Unexpectedly Good Read

Of course, I sort of fast forward through the battle scenes.  I also learned that HBO has produced a (fairly sexualized) series of episodes based on the book.  It seems that many men in my family are quite aware of the Game of Thrones.  You might want to check out the series.  This is the first of five (so far).