Friday, February 22, 2008

Some of This and a Little of That

It would almost be worth the muddy mess just to have warm feet. It was MUCH warmer here last month than our February has been. I'm ready to sit outdoors in warm sunshine and fight dust, farm chemicals, and skeeters, dang it!

My almost boycott of the American Beef Industry has been having a noticeable effect around our house. The other night Zach and PopPop were discussing what Zach might do with $26 that he's held on to for 4 whole days now. PopPop told him he was broke and needed a loan, Zach told him, "Ut Uh, no way PopPop, I'm saving my money to buy a steak!"

I was at Jerri's last night, the Beans had climbed up into my lap with her book so I could "book, read me" (as beans says it), Jerri was coming from her room and said, "Jillian! Did you spill your coke on my bed?" Beans only thought for a half second before she said, "Yeah" then she looked up at her Momma and said, "You happy?" and grinned real big. That child is a little con already, I guess she figured if she flashed that smile her little butt would be covered, and she was right, I hid my face behind my book and Jerri turned away, both of us laughing.

Trish called yesterday and we were doing an over the phone book review on Stephen King's Duma Key. We both decided that it can be added to our list of favorites by him and we both also agreed that the Lawn Jockey was the scariest and freakiest part of the story, although I also thought the child-sized, wet, footprints across the floor was pretty durned wicked too.

That discussion led to another one about those folks in the movies that hear noises outside when there's an ax/serial/mad killer on the loose. You know the ones,,, a dozen murders in the area in a couple of days and they run to the door and open it to look outside when they hear something, in the dark, in a storm. I am not that dense and I didn't raise dense kids either when it comes to using a little common sense. I suppose the movies wouldn't be blood and guts gory enough without dingbats sticking their heads out to get them chopped off.

Anyway, in so many words, I told Trish that she didn't have to worry so much about me being murdered outside in my yard, I even specifically leave my keys in the truck if there's a jail escape somewhere in the area, that way they don't have to bother coming INSIDE if they don't know how to hot wire a vehicle. Makes it easier to keep your head on, and you don't have to try to dodge any bullets.

Alexis went into the kitchen the other day to tell Jerri that "Jillian is in the bathroom and has the scissors and she's cutting up your jasposotories.

I'll let ya'll interpret that one.

12 comments:

mreddie said...

Don't you just love kids? :) A couple of my grandsons have that "innocent smile" down pat as well - sometimes it works for them and sometimes not. ec

jazzi said...

I think I could stand some of the mud if we could get rid of the ICE!
I guess the only reason they have the slasher/killer movies is because the victims are dumb enough to open the doors and go outside. I think it would be scarier to make it more realistic, like them figuring out how to get you if you didn't be an idiot.

Sally said...

Ah, those little ones are so very clever! You happy? hahahha, that's too cute. Hunter, now realizing that *shite* is a bad word, grins like a monkey before she says it. It sounds like sheet, but WE know.

Hope your weather starts warming up sooner than later. I know you can't wait to get outside! :)

Tammy said...

I saw Steven King interviewed the other day about Duma Key...it is supposed to be his scariest ever...the gal interviewing said well I'll be reading it soon and he says "We'll be waiting for you..."
~~~~goosebumps~~~~
Ut oh on your tampons (jasposotires)??

Crystal said...

Girl, you ain't gonna find me readin no Stephen King Books!! I'ma chicken!!!!!LOL! I bet Zach can afford one hell of a steak with that money!!! Have a good rest of the weekend;o)

CJ said...

Doggone Brenda, I hope that ICE is gone. Gary heads AR way on Wednesday. I don't know why this crappy stuff has to hang around so doggone long, I'm sick to death of it. Talk about bored out of my gourd!

Have a great weekend. ((hugs))

CJ said...

PS -- How far are you from Little Rock? Do you live way out in the hills and hollers? Just wondering... k?

Cindra said...

I think we got one of your storms up here... it was pretty much tuckered out by the time it got this far north. It's been a weird year for weather that's for sure.

That little girl has your number!!!

Donna said...

No King books fo me either!!! Scary!!LOL...Gotta love dem Babies!! hughugs

Special K said...

Yuh huh. I seem to remember tell of a pregnant lady with a shotgun who heard something untoward outside her house one night.

*oink*

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