Monday, November 26, 2012

Meet Abby and Emma. They're Dolls.

Meet my great-niece, Emma Doll...

...and my great-niece, Abby Doll.

My brother Carl Doll is their grandpa; my nephew Ryan Doll is their father.

They're all "living dolls."

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Goodreads Quote of the Day

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.

Arundhati Roy

The author of The God of Small Things was born on this day in 1961.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Camera Shy Junco & An Awesome Birdbook

I've been seeing Juncos in our backyard for several weeks.  Every time I grab my camera to photograph one, it flies away.  So until I get lucky, here's what it looks like in my Birds of Wisconsin field guide.
Happy Day!  Lon and I received this beautiful book in the mail today, a gift from Lynnette and Alice.  I've looked through it briefly and I'm so excited about the treasures on each and every page.  It's going to be on one table or another always so we can search through it over and over again. 

The beautiful thing about poring over bird books is that the bird images stay put, unlike those feeding outside my window.   

Friday, November 9, 2012

If You Love Words...

How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it.

Venison for dinner again? Oh deer!

A cartoonist was found dead in his home. Details are sketchy.

I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.

Haunted French pancakes give me the crêpes.

England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool.

I tried to catch some fog, but I mist.

They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a Type-O.

I changed my iPod's name to Titanic. It's syncing now.

Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.

I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid, but he says he can stop any time.

I stayed up all night to see where the sun went, and then it dawned on me.

This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore.

When chemists die, they barium.

I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can't put it down.

I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.

PMS jokes aren't funny; period...

Why were the Indians here first? They had reservations.

We're going on a class trip to the Coca-Cola factory. I hope there's no pop quiz.

I didn't like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.

Did you hear about the cross-eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn't control her pupils?

When you get a bladder infection urine trouble.

Broken pencils are pointless.

What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus.

I dropped out of communism class because of lousy Marx.

All the toilets in New York's police stations have been stolen. The police have nothing to go on.

I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.

Velcro - what a rip off!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Family Fun

My niece Brittany and her son Miles

Enjoying a photo slideshow
My nieces Beth and Brittany

Miles likes looking at photos 

Miles in his Halloween costume
A rooster is on the loose!

Miles is a busy boy.

Miles and his Grandpa John in a quiet moment
We had a fun gathering here last Sunday with family members from near Appleton, Wisconsin and also from near Detroit, Michigan.