Sounds of Summer

I love the sounds of summer. I love the sound of the frogs in the rice field in front of our house. The chorus of frogs’ voices is a nice way to fall asleep. I don’t even really mind the frogs so much, but that does not mean I will touch one or that I want the kids to bring them to me. I also love the sounds of the cicadas. Their voices really make me feel like it is summer. Glorious long, hot summer days. But the cicadas themselves? I despise them. I have two problems with cicadas. One: they fly. … Continue reading

To My Granny

To My Granny Sunny Cottage Sleepy Drive Backhomesville Dear Granny, Matthew’s got the measles, Mandy’s got the mumps, The sea is full of jellyfish, My bed has got big lumps, Mummy’s got a migraine, The dog’s got a disease, The car’s got a puncture, And we’ve all got fleas, This week has been the coldest And the wettest of the year. I think the tent is leaking. P.S. Wish you were here.   Taken from: Anholt, Catherine and Laurence Anholt. Big Book of Families. London: Walker Books, 1998. ISBN: 9780744549591   I thought this was too cute not to share! … Continue reading

Installing a Husband

I did not write this one. My sister-in-law emailed it to me and I thought it was so funny that I had to post it. (Luckily, my husband installation works much better and did not suffer from these issues!) ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— Dear Tech Support, Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slow down in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0. In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.5 and Personal … Continue reading