Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Invisible Woman

Yesterday, I was driving with my little brother John E, and we stopped to drop off something to our sister. At least 10 minutes after the detour, the following conversation ensued.

John from the back seat: "Hey Diane, did you know I finished my lego walker today?"
Mary: My name is Mary, and yes, you already showed me.
John: No, I was talking to Diane!
Mary: Diane's not in the car.
John: She's not? Where did she go?
Mary: She never got in the car. We just dropped off her toothbrush at her apartment. Remember?
John: I thought she was coming with us.

Either John was too enthralled in his game playing in the back seat to know what was going on, or his perception was skewed by his expectations. Either way, it made for a hilarious moment.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

"Christmas Tree, Christmas Tree, Christmas Tree Rock"

Literally. Well, it was rocking a little, before we got it in the stand right. So, Barney said he needed to do an errand on the way home tonight. I was making dinner, thinking that he would just be a minute, and many many minutes later, I heard a thump at the door. Well, at this point, I was pretty much sure he was either tired of the cold weather and took off to Mexico, or he'd been abducted. So, I was a bit nervous to answer, but when I did and saw a huge, beautiful, live Christmas tree, I forgot all about Barney! (Just kidding!) I was so excited that he had bought a live tree! It's the first time I've ever had one, and I love it. (*note my excited and surprised expression to the left.) It's absolutely perfect! See! Look!

Well, it almost looks that good. All it has on it right now is a piece of twine I found and two empty boxes under it. Still, I think it looks pretty beautiful!