Saturday, February 18, 2012

Presidents' Day Weekend

It's the long holiday weekend. We will miss having Robert's family being here for the weekend, as per our tradition. Sarah has volleyball games during the weekend . We debated about going up there, but then Mike had a bunch of OSHA trainings in Las Vegas, so he headed down to those after work on Friday.

SOME of the tradition is still alive, however. I did remember to bring Abe home with me so he could spend his birthday with us. I'm sure he would just cry his eyes out if I ever left him behind in the Library on his birthday! He's been spending the weekend of his birthday (or at least Presidents' Day weekend) at our home for YEARs. It's like he's an extended family member. Right, Abe? ;-)

The flowers are a Valentine's Day gift to me fromMike. They are lovely.

As for the long weekend, we will be doing our regular weekend chores, along with mending and taxes. Sounds fun, huh? I hope yours is fun.

Sunday, February 5, 2012


This is just one of those silly things you see and don't really talk about . . . at least, not past the age of 10 or so, I suppose. But Lexi and I got a kick out of this last month, and Gail and I talked about it this afternoon, so I decided to put it out there for everyone. Facebook might have been easier, but not for me. And that's just TOO much exposure of my silliness. Only my dear readers need know the depth of my craziness, er, silliness.

So here goes.

You know how the electric company has used the picture of the little outlet to look like a face and take on a persona of it's own? Here he is below, with the two eyes and the mouth. Simple stuff. We see it all the time. Most times, it's just an outlet.

Well there are other faces at my house. Many faces. Like the one below. He's lovingly referred to as our "Tiki God." It's our wood-burning stove in the living room. When blazing hot with a fire roaring within, the "eyes" and mouth glow red with the embers from inside. It is a site to behold! Definitely a face to be reckoned with.

The one below is kind of stretching it. Two eyes and the grill-work of the range hood could possibly remind one of the grillwork faces on an old auto or two.

Some are contrived and man-made, such as the magnets placed on the sides of the metal filing cabinet.

The speakers of the CD player make positively alien eyes!

But the one below is my absolute favorite. It's the one that Lexi and I got a laugh out of. I think you will, too, dear reader. It is the sight I see first thing in the morning. It makes me smile. Gail thought the face was a bit strained, but really there is a bit of a grin.

if seen from the side. :-)
I hope you enjoyed the quick tour of some of the faces of my house. Care to share any of yours?


Here's two of Mom's!