Saturday, June 15, 2013

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog's Tails

That’s what little boys are made of…or so the old nursery rhyme goes.  Sugar and spice and everything nice, of course, is for little girls.   Now, I have a precious granddaughter who just turned eight years old this month and I think somewhere between those two descriptions is where her character lies.  She loves to dress up as a princess and have her toenails painted, but then again….  

Take yesterday – my son sends me an attachment from his cell phone.  Just the attachment, no note or explanation.  What do I open up?  Not a cute photo, or clever quotation.  Nope, this would be an x-ray.   Of a dog?  Is it a joke?    What the heck?   Quickly requesting clarification, his response arrived -  Oh yeah..that?   That would be an x-ray of his daughter’s stomach from the night before, when she swallowed a screw.  WHAT?

He didn't know how or why she did that, but suggested that if I hadn't already purchased a birthday gift for her, perhaps a screw driver would be appropriate.

Fortunately the surgeon decided to let nature take its course and no surgery would be required.  I replied that at today’s birthday party maybe we could start a pool and take bets on when the ill-fated screw will make an appearance.  Have to love family get togethers – why be ordinary? 

On the writing front, we’ve sent out a handful of queries this past week…would love to be able send more but time and work commitments just don’t allow for much more right now.  And we’re both mulling over ideas about our next project.   A rough idea of a story line for a second adventure for Dorothy and Paul, or something completely different.  

Gardening until almost dark last evening and finally the back patio is beginning to look like a garden.  A few finishing touches remain and then it will be lovely to have an outdoor spot to read and contemplate future ideas - or just life in general.

But for now, laundry and other mundane chores await and then later this afternoon will enjoy time spent with family to celebrate my granddaughter and my daughter’s birthday, who share the month of June.   No wonder it’s one of my favourite months of the year.  Much loved family members and two of my best friends also are June babies.  Birthday wishes to Makenna, Christine, Rebecca and Cheryl.

In honour of all birthdays  - Thanks to Mother Goose
Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for its living,
But the child that's born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.


1 comment:

Michele Paterson said...

I hope Makenna's hardware problem corrects itself quickly...