Originally intended to be yesterday's blog. I still have the lame FUNMOODS VIRUS, but my computer is much better than it was... all cleaned up and free of every other spyware and garbage program! People who create viruses for computers need to be in prison with the worst of criminals! Just sayin.
COLD: It's been as cold as minus sixteen in the past week, here in our valley. Warming up to five degrees above zero as a high for the day. Crazy inversion. Doug went for a walk last night and at the time, it was six below. When he returned, I said, "You do realize that you have to be crazy to want to be outside in this cold. His response: "You don't have to be crazy to go for a walk when it's six below, but, it helps." He's so funny.
CHIPS: Quayd had us rolling all afternoon on Saturday. He asked for some Doritos. I said, "Later, for dinner." He then started with the please, please, pretty please teases. This went on for over an hour. He became quite creative in his asking. It, then, became a game. He would ask and ask and ask. I would ignore, teasing. I went into the bathroom and locked the door, teasing him. My cell phone rings. It's him. Standing on the other side of the door. "Pulllleeeeeeeez, Mom. I neeeeeeeeeeed Doritoes." Ten calls later. Land line, cell phone, land line.... Still, puleeeeeezing. We were all laughing hysterically. The more he pleased, the more I said no. Finally, I said, still teasing, "If you ask for Doritos one more time in any way, shape or form, you won't get Doritos until you are sixteen." He get this sheepishly serious look on his face and walked away. A few minutes later, my cell phone rings. "Mom, could I have some of those triangles? Puleeeeeeeeeeeeeez?" PS. Quayd, that's a shape. Half an hour later, phone rings. He's in the living room. I'm in the gallery. "Mom, what if they were rectangles?"
CALLINGS: As one of the responsibilities of the 14/15 year old boys in the LDS Church, they are assigned to Home Teach. (I've explained this before...Two home teachers are assigned to visit two or three specific families at least once a month, leave a spiritual message, check on the family and report back to the Bishop, if there were to be any needs. It's a great way to keep us in touch and aware of any needs that might be of help to a family or just makes everyone aware of each others well-being...not invasive, just very beneficial) So. Quayd's home teaching companion, a marvelous past bishop of the church called to schedule thier January Home Teaching appointment for the exact time that Once Upon A Time starts on TV. This is Quayd's big obsession, lately... hence the camcorder and sword for Christmas, so that he could film his own episodes!
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.