Saturday, January 21, 2006

Ramblings

Phillips County Arkansas will be Midas rich for a few weeks with all the refund anticipation loans that have been churned out this past week. Most of the "refunds" aren't actually refunds due to their being EIC credit that the government has gotten fond of giving out these past many years, which I wouldn't mind so much if it weren't for the danged fraud going on that we're not able to do diddle about. But I guess it's 12 of one and half dozen of the other, the government might as well be sticking our tax money in those slot machines over at the casinos for all the good they do with it. At least this gives those with lower income the opportunity to pull the slots.



The Chick was in fine form this past week. It was cold and rainy one day and Jerri had some errands to run so she called her mom to stay with the girls. When Banny came in (that's what Chick calls her other grandma), Chick had about 10 of her baby dolls lined up on the couch and she told Banny, "They've all got clean panties on and they've been fed, now I'm going with my momma." I believe she was a tad upset when she didn't get to.

Then tonight we were sitting at the supper table and we heard a thump in the living room. Chick piped up, "What the hell was that?" Try swallowing your food without choaking after hearing that sweet little girl voice come out with that. I think I snorted pinto beans out of my nostrils.



Jerri took some great photos of the kiddies last weekend with my new camera.

Wanna see?

Ok. (grin)





16 comments:

Mark said...

I'm sorry, I couldn't get past the part where you snorted pinto beans out of your nostrils. Maybe I'll try again later.

Cal said...

Cute pictures. Like the new look. I see you quite like coffee ;)

Sally said...

"What the hell was that" - that little chick is my kinda girl!! Loved the pictures. :)

Mary Lou said...

*SNORT* Cute Pictures! Poor little Hatchling needs some cheeks doesn't she? ANd MAN can you see mischeif in those eyes of Zachs!!

wanda said...

Over the years I've done my fair share of bitching about the EIC and the fraud that goes one regarding it. Then one day someone said to me, this is the only way poor folks ever get a 'tax break' and at least they actually put the money right back into circulation. Unlike the wealthy who take their tax breaks, hoard them in their savings, or off shore accounts.
When you consider the way the government pisses away billions of dollars it's not so hard to get past the feelings of angst over EIC.
Would you believe even with four children we've only qualified for EIC maybe three times over the 20+ years we had them all at home. By the time they started making it so easy to qualify for, our kids were all grown up. But I don't begrudge the folks who get it (well most of them anyway) this short respite from being broke. After all they deserve it about as much as most of our politicians do their inflated salaries and all their little illegal perks.
Something tells me the Chick spends a LOT of time with her Daddy. Those kids just get cuter and cuter.

Special K said...

Great pictures! I especially like the one of the girls in the tree. (These are taken with your new camera? Awesome colour.)

The Chick is someone I wouldn't mind hanging out with in, oh, 20 years' time. ;)

Brent said...

Great pictures, as always!

OH, and I love pinto beans, but not through my nose!

Hoot Nannie said...

That Chick just cracks me up! These grandkids sure can give us lots of reasons to laugh, can't they? I can just picture the scene....this very girly little girl saying something like that.

Great pictures, but of course you had beautiful subjects. Everyone of them cute as a button.

Cindra said...

So? I'm still waiting... what the hell was it?
There's always one in the litter that brings pinto beans hurtling out your nostrils.

David said...

Cool pictures of the kids - yes they say the funniest things and we have to be careful NOT to laugh. Makes them fun.

me said...

That Jerri is a photographer and a half, huh? It helps when your subjects are so cute!

I learned my lesson this weekend when I was crabbing about something 'being a load of crap' when Dylan piped up right after me "That's crap!"

Virginia Gal said...

All your grandkids are so cute - my God wait till they are adults, it will be like a meeting of the pretty people : )

Holly said...

beautiful grandbabies!

zoe occasionally pipes up with similar things. embarrasses me, but i know just where she gets it. me. can't deny it.

Tine said...

I always love your pictures of the grandchildren Brenda.

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