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If you study this photo from yesterday's post, you will notice that Baby J, aka Trouble, is fully mobile. Fully mobile at 10 months includes playing in the dog's water dish, tasting the very high quality grain-free dog food, and splashing in the raw chicken water that puddles in the door of the dishwasher. Loading and unloading the dishwasher is a test of speed now.
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Remember those Aldi flowers from last week? Minus the roses, the alstromeria are still going strong. Best $3.99 I ever spent.
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This was my mantel, a pathetic 3 inch wide lame windowsill. I had to shop for extremely narrow candletsicks to decorate it. It's never been good for much. But the Chef is changing that! He bought some wood, rented some tools, and as soon as it's painted I will show you the showcase it has become. I can fit books, or even a vase of flowers on it! By the way, the Chef is mortified that I didn't re-locate the clutter on the side table, before I took this picture. But I had already kicked lots of other clutter out of the shot. Just keepin' it real.
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This is what the Chef and I are watching these days. It's very well done. Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney are fantastic. I'd love to show it to my kids, but it was made for HBO, so every now and then it has full frontal nudity or something. Not always in a sexual way. In a brutal tarring and feathering way. Or in a skanky old Ben Franklin in a bathtub with a French countess playing chess way. Ewww. When Susan and I took a carriage ride tour of Philadelphia with my sister, our guide shared far too much about Ben. I prefer to remember the man as the character from Disney's Ben & Me.
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Aww, come on! Three more quick takes? I still have to pack, clean out my car, pack for Baby J, buy car snacks, and take kids to school. I apologize for that fine whine.
Ok, I'm using the Behold Conference again. Leaving today. Hope Baby J cooperates. The Holy Spirit has been working overtime to make everything fall into place. More than one friend is covering for me and the Chef will be handling Pinewood Derby, State Debate Tournament, play practice and Camp Tuck counselor training without me. Oh, and he has to prime and paint that mantel too.
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I'd like to thank this man for the fact that we were able to provide Peter and Susan with braces this year. Peter does not thank this man, or us, but someday his wife will. Plus, by closing all the spaces in his teeth, he will likely get to keep his wisdom teeth.
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Shortly after I finished last week's quick takes, I found this item in my front hall. It is at least five feet in length. The photo above is of the tip, which is a wooden spear head or shiv that has been affixed to an old broom handle with some costly medical tape. I don't think these kids can watch Survivorman anymore.
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