The other day I was out in the garden pulling weeds when I overheard a little conversation going on between J, B and two of their neighborhood friends. The kids were doing some inventing using things such as sticks and pine cones. One child invented an electric toothbrush. "That's already been invented" said J, "and it's really popular". "No, this is an electric toothbrush hand. You sit in front of it and the hand brushes your teeth" said the 6 year old girl. I giggled to myself (this child strikes me as one who doesn't like to do much work). How fitting. Next, I overheard their 10 year old boy friend say that he was inventing a virtual reality video game. Also fitting-this child is very technology savvy. I wonder what J and B are inventing? Well, it didn't take long before I found out. They pointed a stick at me and said, "this is a mind control remote control. Now, run around the house". Again, very fitting. Let's hope these two never run for office! Oh, and watch out if you see J and B coming with a stick!
11/8/09 Crazy warm temperatures. 64 degrees today, bright and sunny. I'll take it! 10/1/09 Cold and rainy. 9/5/09 We have been having a beautiful stretch of sunny weather. Mornings are cool. Saw a praying mantis today! 8/5/09 Cool mornings and beautiful sunshine here in the Adirondacks! 5/14/09 The wind is howling outside. Pass on through storm to make way for the sun tomorrow! 5/13/09 What a glorious day! Warm, clear blue sky and creek full of tadpoles! 4/9/09 Full moon tonight and, could it be, a clear sky?! Yes! 4/1/09 We had an April Fools Day joke played on us today-the forecast was for sun and warmth and instead it was cloudy, windy and cool. The crocuses are now in bloom! 3/27/09 Woke up to the glorious sound of birds chirping. Jays, cardinals and robins are out in abundance. 2 bunnies made an appearance this evening. A beautiful sunny, spring day. 3/26/09 I've started to clean out the garden beds. We've had days of sun and are now getting a spring rain. The daffodils are coming up! 3/10/09 We had a squirrel and a woodpecker at the bird feeder today. The squirrel also loved a jar of peanut butter we left out.