Oh, dear, yesterday's post was confusing, wasn't it? First I say these are gifts I give to pineholes, and then I make a list of gifts you want. What are you to think?
Well, they ARE good gifts! I give these things to people I like, too. But in the case of pineholes, the gifts are good only to reflect well on me. I don't care if he likes them or not, and THAT'S what makes them "gifts for pineholes." Does he like to do puzzles? Does he need/want a fluffy throw? Who knows, who cares? It's a Good Gift, and I am giving it to him to fill in the Gift Slot, but with the care/love ABSENT.
I've been renewing my efforts to turn off lights that don't need to be on. (Oh, hi! Subject change!) It does not come naturally. I was feeling all proud of myself as I turned off three lights on my way to the kitchen for another cookie. Then I saw the fridge was partly open. Way to save the environment through care and attention, dimwit.
This morning I caught Edward putting the letter K from our alphabet puzzle into the return-air vent. I rescued it and asked him if he'd put anything else down there. He said "Yeh." I said, "What?" and he said "J." I wasn't sure he knew what he was talking about, but I thought it was worth getting the screwdriver out and seeing what was what. Behind the vent I found SEVENTEEN letters from the alphabet puzzle, a plastic lid, and a lens from our google-eye glasses.
The hired plow that plowed the driveway of our across-the-street neighbors plowed the snow into OUR front yard. That's...not right, right? I don't even actually deep-down mind it (it makes a good natural fence between the front yard and the road, and also it's just SNOW), but I mind IN PRINCIPLE. Paul saw the guy plowing snow into our yard, so he went outside and did a few minutes' shoveling in our driveway, just to communicate, "Hey, we're here and we see you." While Paul was out there, the guy didn't put any snow in our yard. Then Paul went inside and the guy immediately plowed a big load of snow into our yard (leaving big humps of snow in the road, too) and drove off. NICE.
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 2 of 2 - Last week I talked about the gifts we were getting/considering for Edward, who is turning 8 next month. This week it’s Elizabeth’s turn: not “girl gifts,” ...