Sunday, November 29, 2009


After being given the option of going to church or the chores she will be expected to do instead:

Lu: That's not fair!
Me: Well, you can just come to church, and you won't have to do the chores.
Lu: Fine, I think I will!
Me: Ok.
Lu: But you can't force me to pay attention!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009


Violet: Mom, stop! You're embarrassing me.
Me: It's required of parents to embarrass their children.
Violet: No, it's not.
Me: Yes, it really is. In fact, when you decide to become a parent, you have to take a parent test. One of the last questions is, "Are you willing to embarrass your children?" If you don't answer "yes", then you don't pass the test and you can't have kids.
Violet: (pause) Really???

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Choice Has Been Made

Thank you to everyone who left comments to help me choose one of my photos for the photography contest at work. The theme is "What I Am Thankful For", and must be accompanied by why you are thankful about what is depicted in the photograph.

I had folks in three different places list their favorites, and the winner was the leaf. The text I included with it was:

"The cycling of the seasons reminds me that there is an elegance throughout every stage of life. I am thankful that autumn leaves provide such beauty to the world, in life and in death."

I'll update you if I manage to win this year! :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Need Help, Please!

There's a photo contest at work, and I have no clue which one I should enter. If y'all would be so kind as to help me out, please scroll down a bit until you see "Jello Flavors" on the right-hand side, and then choose "Photography" to bring up my photos. I'm trying to narrow it down to just one from all the photos I've taken since last November until now. (You'll need to click on "Older Posts" to move backwards in time.)

I'm completely indecisive about which one I should enter.


Wednesday, November 04, 2009