Tuesday, September 25, 2012

3½ Time-Outs Tuesday (Vol. 43)

Just like Conversion Diary’s 7 Quick Takes, but half as long and twice as good.

This is the Mundane is the Salt of the Earth Edition

When you work in an office, people can get into the strangest conversations sometimes. The debate today revolved around the question: if someone lends you a dollar to play the lottery and you win, what is your obligation to the guy who lent you the dollar? 
Technically, it's $1, but what about morally? One percent? Ten? Nothing? Does it depend on the amount? What would you do?
I don't know for sure, but I may not be coming in on Monday ...
I've been running running the household solo for about 3 weeks now, taking care of a post-surgery Mrs. Nod and 6 Nodlings. (Well, "solo" if you consider both sets of Grandparents, siblings, friends, and people from Church.) Still, it's pretty hectic being both Mom and Dad and I'm more tired than I've ever been. My wife is pretty awesome to be able to do all this on a regular basis.
The Nodlings have been coping fairly well but -- is it just me, or does it seem that if the kids are conscious, they want something? 
Only 9 more weeks of this to go ...
The kids have rediscovered the unadulterated fun that is The Muppet Show. I tried to interest them about a year ago and they just. didn't. get. it. Now all of a sudden, they can't get enough of it and are howling with laughter.
I missed Talk Like A Pirate Day again this year (Arrrrrgh!), but enjoy this clip of those original pirates: the Muppet Vikings.
My all time favorite Muppet scene is where Statler and Waldorf say

Monday, September 17, 2012

Overheard In My House

Mrs. Nod is recovering from a surgery and so we arranged for the Deacon to bring her the Eucharist on Sunday.  I told the Nodlings that the King of the Universe was coming to visit.

Five year old Nib got very excited, slapped her hand on her forehead and exclaimed:

Jesus is coming to our house?! I'm going to faint!

I didn't know whether to laugh, cry, or be very proud.

Monday, September 3, 2012

How Is This Comfortable?

I love to sneak up on the Nodlings and catch them in their natural habitats.

The picture quality stinks because I was laughing too hard and only had my camera phone, but Nod-girl is listening to some music while planking across the arms of two couches.

How is this comfortable?

Not to be outdone, Dab likes to play in the laundry basket -- cartwheels are a normal way of getting out of a basket, right?

Nub likes soccer and football, but sometimes he is unwilling give up on the play, which leads to this awkward pose ...

Seeds of Sunshine

Unless a grain of seed falls to the ground and dies, it remains but a single seed ...

But if you plant a single sunflower seed you get a Ga-Zillion seeds back! My girl Nib planted these for me. Proud papa!

Look at this awesome haul from a single flower. Sunflowers are long, tall, strong (I actually broke a pair of kitchen scissors trying to cut the head off of a 6 foot stalk!), and beautiful.

They are pure sunshine trapped in a giant body. They always face the morning sunrise as if to say "We were waiting for you!" And once their glory fades, the massive heads droop down heavily as if in exhaustion saying "We lived to the full, there is nothing left." The mirror of the sun's face is dried up, browns, and crumbles away like ashes of a forgotten fire.

But underneath all this is row upon row of beautiful, black-and-white seeds. Their shells are hard and smooth. Take them out, wash them, soak them overnight in salt water, roast them gently -- enjoy the nutty, warm, roasty goodness that are sunflower seeds by the handful.


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